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Old 05-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #151
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I'm not interested in it but that seems like a decent price depending on whether it runs good etc. I just sold my '93, basically stock although repainted plastics (black) with about 11,700 miles for $1500. Needs front fork seals and the speedo quit but I think my price was pretty fair.

well thats good to know for pricing mine if I ever chose to sell it, I picked ip up for around $850, but I put in new a new wiseco piston, valve seals, fork seals, and it still needs a new rear shock.

I thought it was a pretty good deal for a 95'

oh and it came with that big acerbis tank
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:06 PM   #152
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Went and did a little exploring today. Nothing special,just a cool, quiet little spot i found in the middle of nowhere...
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:44 PM   #153
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Went and did a little exploring today. Nothing special,just a cool, quiet little spot i found in the middle of nowhere...
Nice bike, cool area.

What year is that bike?
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:12 PM   #154
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:47 AM   #155
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Has anyone changed their exhaust? any recommendations?
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:53 AM   #156
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Has anyone changed their exhaust? any recommendations?
I am currently using a Suppertrap exhaust. It is only a slip on muffler. They are not too expensive and you can tune them with their disk, to increase or decrease back pressure. I run them on all my bikes. Hope this info helps.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:51 PM   #157
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I use a Supertrapp too.....it's not quiet,not by a long shot.But it cures all the top end noise.....
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:07 AM   #158
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I use a Supertrapp too.....it's not quiet,not by a long shot.But it cures all the top end noise.....
I checked their website and there is no XT 600 listed in the Dirt Bike section. Did you use a "general" muffler or one from another bike-model that fits the XT also?

I am intersted in changing my stock exhaust also, so any further advice would be helpful.

You said that it is not quiet, do you have any video uploaded somewhere like youtube with the XT+supertrapp exhaust running?

I looked in their 2008 catalog:
http://www.supertrapp.com/resource/catalog_download.asp
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:24 AM   #159
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Um....it's off an XR250.But the mufflers are all the same,you just need to make a new pipe between the front pipe and the muffler.An if you have a dog leg frame where the original exhaust is a structural member,then you need a bracket to strengthen it up again.I used a nice piece of chrome towel rail.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #160
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Ive got a Supertrapp that came with my bike from the previous owner. He swears it was on the bike but i cant get it go on. the pipe on the inside of the can is just too small to slip over the pipe.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:22 PM   #161
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My 85 XT600 rebuild/resurrection

Update (no pics yet, I'll get some tonight or tomorrow). The beast is almost alive.............

Well, the bike is almost back together. I had the frame blasted and repainted silver (the disco red was bugging me and the frame had rust and needed help). I also have coated the stock fuel tank internally with the Caswell Phenol coating, replaced all the bearings on the bike that needed replacement, and bought new 'used' wheels (mine had huge dents). I rebuilt the carbs, changed all the cables, adjusted the valves, etc. Upgraded to progressive fork springs, and moved my stock spring to the heaviest spring setting (The little clip under the top spring support).

I should have it all together late tomorrow if all goes well.

As an aside (yes I know I am impatient) I have picked up a very inexpensive fork assembly from an 89 KX500. This thing has 46mm tubes, is conventional in layout (the bike is NOT a racer.....or a jumper.....LOL) and is of a cartridge style. Other than the beefy fork diameter, did you know that the upper and lower bearings are the same as those on the XT600? The stem is about 3/4" too long for the frame though, so I popped the stem out of the lower clamp and machined the upper bearing surface 3/4 'lower' so as to comply with the XT frame. I then made up a 3/4" stainless spacer to fit under the top triple clamp. The setup looks very nice and should work well. I won't be installing it until fall, I am just poking away at it for now. I want to get a KX wheel and front brake setup and as well a Trailtech computer to act as a speedo. I may even convert the rear to KX500 wheel and disk brakes if it looks like the stock swingarm can be altered to accomodate them.

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Old 05-15-2008, 10:50 PM   #162
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I checked their website and there is no XT 600 listed in the Dirt Bike section. Did you use a "general" muffler or one from another bike-model that fits the XT also?

I am intersted in changing my stock exhaust also, so any further advice would be helpful.

You said that it is not quiet, do you have any video uploaded somewhere like youtube with the XT+supertrapp exhaust running?

I looked in their 2008 catalog:
http://www.supertrapp.com/resource/catalog_download.asp

I think Supertrapp has dropped the XT600, from their current catalog. You should be able to slip on one of their universal mufflers. As for them being too loud, I had two disks in mine and it made the bike sound like a lawnmower, "put put put". I added six more disks, and now it sounds just right.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:02 AM   #163
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stripped oil filter cover bolts

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I'm goiing to take the right side cover off so I can helicoil a new thread for the cover bolts. I have heard some folks retap and install bolts (using nuts to hold the cover on)instead of going with the original setup. What is the advantage of this? thanks, dp
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:05 AM   #164
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hi tall boy if you get the 4 gal tank and want to unload the small one i would be interested in it, also you can take the exhaust off and put a straight through 2" pipe on [will have to re jet carbs] runs crisper and everything gets out of your way.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #165
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Hey. I have just got muself a 1990 xt600e and I am soooo pleased with it already!!!! I have ridden quite afew other dual purpose type bikes, and loads of dirt bikes, and with my xt being 18 years Im I am suprised at what a beast it is. I had only planned to get it as a hack bike but I have already fallen inlove with it and have plans to turn it into a decent adventure bike, so I have some questions that need answering and was hoping that you lot may be able to help? I want to fit a long range fuel tank to it, I live in the UK, do any of you know where I can get one? Also pannier racks...is it possible to get them for this model? Any help would be great. I will be postion some pics of the bike, sort of a befor and after, with quite alot of pics during the process too hopefully!!! Thanks alot!
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