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Old 06-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #4216
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I think that all the tachs go bad and that is part of the reason they went to a dummy light in 1990. I got rid of both meters and put a trail tech vapor on mine.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #4217
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I think that all the tachs go bad and that is part of the reason they went to a dummy light in 1990. I got rid of both meters and put a trail tech vapor on mine.
Did you go with the generic 75-601 ?
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:20 AM   #4218
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Are there an adjustable levers or reduced reach leaves available for the XT600e? (1992)
I have short hands, and bought mine on www.kedo.de
they have a bend that is slightly more than original levers, and make it easier for me. They are not adjustable, though.

The kedo one is at the bottom

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #4219
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I went generic but you need to tell them it is for a air cooled dirt bike. The wire for the speedometer is longer and you will not get the adapters for water cooling. If you want to use the engine temp feature attach it to the oil plug not the spark plug as directed. thumpthump
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #4220
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My Xt had bark busters on it when I bought it, and no lever interference exists. Perhaps a different brand of bark busters will provide these results. I'd tell you what brand I have if I knew. Another alternative is to slightly tilt your busters or levers out of each other's way so the buster or lever is slightly above or below one another.
I have bought a set of shotry leavers, not sure how short they are but for $20 i'll risk it. I would prefer the dog leg style or genuine adjustable ones, but hey, doesn't look like they exist.

Have a look at the photo, the clutch is the worst as it has no adjustment.



If i pull the leave back a few centimetres it work well..

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #4221
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Vapor Indicator

I'm about to rip all that old dashboards to make way for a Vapor also, Yamaha my lifesavings for parts lol. I would like to keep the bike as close to authentic as I can but c'mon, over U$1000,00 for a complete genuine dashboard is outrageous.

I was looking into this TrailTech http://trailtech.net/indicator_dashboards.html + the computer tho I have no idea which one I have to buy.

Since here in Brazil I need indicator lights on the dashboard, that one is my only option.

My question is, Will it work on the xt600e? 1998 model 4MW

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #4222
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I have bought a set of shotry leavers, not sure how short they are but for $20 i'll risk it. I would prefer the dog leg style or genuine adjustable ones, but hey, doesn't look like they exist.

Have a look at the photo, the clutch is the worst as it has no adjustment.



If i pull the leave back a few centimetres it work well..




I remember watching a how-to-install-the-handguards video and the speaker mentioned to saw off the part of the lever that penetrates with the handguard if needed. Maybe that would be a solution to the problem. :) If you do so, it may as well be easier to pull the clutch in using just two fingers which, at least for me, works best. Alternatively, replace the handguards with original ones and you shouldn't have more such problems...
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:46 PM   #4223
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I remember watching a how-to-install-the-handguards video and the speaker mentioned to saw off the part of the lever that penetrates with the handguard if needed. Maybe that would be a solution to the problem. :) If you do so, it may as well be easier to pull the clutch in using just two fingers which, at least for me, works best. Alternatively, replace the handguards with original ones and you shouldn't have more such problems...
Just cut the ball off the lever. File the end. Your barlbuster will take the fall for you. And not into your leg, hand !!
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:34 AM   #4224
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I remember watching a how-to-install-the-handguards video and the speaker mentioned to saw off the part of the lever that penetrates with the handguard if needed. Maybe that would be a solution to the problem. :) If you do so, it may as well be easier to pull the clutch in using just two fingers which, at least for me, works best. Alternatively, replace the handguards with original ones and you shouldn't have more such problems...
Whoops!! I wrote "penetrates" instead of "interferes"... Now it all makes sense, even to me.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #4225
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Hell, judging by the photo, all that would be needed is to grind off plus or minus about half of the ball to clear the handguard. Still retains the hand positioning no-slip effect it provides.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:43 AM   #4226
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Hell, judging by the photo, all that would be needed is to grind off plus or minus about half of the ball to clear the handguard. Still retains the hand positioning no-slip effect it provides.
Ditto this - the inside of the ball is all that's needed to prevent sliding off the end of the lever
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #4227
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Ditto this - the inside of the ball is all that's needed to prevent sliding off the end of the lever
I have been riding over 40 yrs and have never had a problem with my fingers sliding off the lever. How does that happen? Especially with full wrap handguards. The ball is not there to prevent sliding, it is a safety measure to prevent punctures and still required in many sanctioned competition events.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #4228
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Whoops!! I wrote "penetrates" instead of "interferes"... Now it all makes sense, even to me.

This being an international forum, we all understand mis-translated words and read on understanding the meaning... Not to Worry....
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #4229
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I have been riding over 40 yrs and have never had a problem with my fingers sliding off the lever. How does that happen? Especially with full wrap handguards. The ball is not there to prevent sliding, it is a safety measure to prevent punctures and still required in many sanctioned competition events.
Interesting trivia. I still like my balls and don't want them cut off. A little shave is alright.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:30 AM   #4230
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Thanks for all the advice

Thanks everyone for all the advice and help I've talked to the supplier and he has agreed to take back the Ego protectors and replace them with the VPS protectors, which are a completely different style.

As you can see they go further forward and have better radius to accommodate the longer levers.

EGO


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