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Old 04-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #4066
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So, with all them miles, what oil do you use in your bike?? The 600 bike.
Usually 5w40 fullsynth in the winter, and 10w50 at summer, the brand is called "Procycle" from www.louis.de (germany)

But I've used just about anything on it. Its a great bike.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #4067
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My 86 XT600 had the stumbling problem above 4 grand when new and in the Colorado high country. I did not have the 125 secondary jet then but put a short pice of .020" steel safety wire thru the jet and solved rich condition. I later put in a 125 secondary jet and it was fine without the safety wire.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #4068
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I have the 130 in the secondary in my 86 and it works well enough. I ride between 1000-5000 normally. I go higher but not often. 6800 is the highest point on the east coast and its about an hour away. I'm building a 90 and have switched the carbs to the old style like on my 86 and only have a 135 from the tt carbs. I would like to try a 125 but would settle for a 130 if I can get one. Tell me more about the wire trick, how does it stay in place? thumpthump
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #4069
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You just put a small curleyQ in each end so it cannot pull thru. I actually used it for 2 or 3 different Colorado trips. Went as High as 13000+feet without a stumble. Of course power falls off at altitude but the thumper kept on thumpin'

I just kept it in my tool box in a little corner and re-used it but pulled it out back home in Oklahoma.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:44 AM   #4070
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Cool trick, I might have to try it. Where do you get wire that thin? thumpthump
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:44 AM   #4071
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Talking Aviation Safety wire fix

It is aviation safety wire .020". Check at your local airport that has a maintenance facility. An Aviation mechanic should have some and would cut you off a small piece... .020" solder wire might work but probably too soft. I just happened to have the steel safety wire as I used to work on Avionics equipment in Aircraft.

This was just a something I tried out of desperation to get the engine to rev out more. I am remembering that it would not rev past 3500 or so and that was just not enough to get over some hills. It would cough and spit and run out of power, not a good thing on a steep hill....
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #4072
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Yes, You can`t not get them apart. I try and broke my tach and speedometer too. yamaha.
So, you can get one off e-bay for big $$$$!! or look for a set of meters from a bone yard. Good Luck!!!!

Thanks Big Ed
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:39 PM   #4073
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The optional smaller jet is very hard to find. I did find one in California a few years back (the 125 is in my bike now). I have my 130 still though.

P/N 5Y1-14343-63 for the #125 secondary main jet.

You could try a 120 main jet as an alternative.

And for the dude with the tach needle off, mine quit working a while ago and I took it apart. You should be able to put it back on. Probably won't work the same though.
How did you get it apart, Big Ed and myself didn't think there was a way?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #4074
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just got a set of Anakee III this morning:





Sorry for the quality, that is a dark place :) The tyres are cool, pleasant ride on tarmac and excellent control. (I am most on tarmac)
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #4075
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How did you get it apart, Big Ed and myself didn't think there was a way?
The speedmeter was the hardest. Put some heat to the base and she came open. And the gears were stuck. The tack was twisted off. and the needle broke into. In the trash. End of story.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #4076
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How did you get it apart, Big Ed and myself didn't think there was a way?
The speedmeter was the hardest. Put some heat to the base and she came open. And the gears were stuck. The tack was twisted off. and the needle broke into. In the trash. End of story.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:59 AM   #4077
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Same Thing with my tach. Its probably why they went to a dummy light on the 90-95s. I went to a trail tech vapor.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #4078
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Vapor

I have been looking at the Trail Tech Vapor as well. Do you have it installed? What did you use for the speedo trigger and did wrapping a wire around the spark plug lead work well for the Tach trigger? Did you hook up the cylinder head temp sensor. I really like the look of this setup and would like some first hand experience from someone who has done it recently.

Thanks,
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:25 PM   #4079
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I have it on my 86. Put the tach lead on the coil. The temp on the head is bogus. They want to put it on the spark plug, it get twice as hot as the guage. Put it on the oil drain plug and get oil temp. It has yellow and red shift points , odometer, trip meter, highest rpm , highest speed. I will put one on my 90 soon.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #4080
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Vapor Tech

So you are saying that by putting the temp sensor on the plug, the temp will exceed the capacity of the gauge? Oil temp is probably a better temp to worry about.

Did you get the mounting/shield and is it worth it?
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