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Old 04-14-2009, 05:35 PM   #751
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Zecatfish, yours is the same mileage as mine.
I received an answer on another forum that the cam chain tensioner is fully automatic and possibly sticking. supposed to be pretty easy to pull out and check.
I just don't want to pull it out only to have the slide or other pieces fall inside the crankcase.
I didn't see your reply till now.

I was just working on my bike, and thought WTF might as well see whats behind the tensioner plug. Well yep its spring loaded automagic thing. Its a PITA to get it back in too with a semi hot engine. I did get it back in and said well that answers that question. I also hope I got the airbox lower half on my 550 sealed up so that it can swim like a duck now. Time will tell.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #752
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Regarding the automatic cam chain tensioner...

When taking it out, first you remove the center bolt (big) - this bolt is the one that supplies the tension and is spring loaded so watch out. After the center bolt is out, the two smaller ones can be taken out if you want to remove the whole assembly.

Installation is the reverse of removal (don't you love that ). Small bolts first and big center bolt last.

When re installing, make damn sure the tensioner is retracted all the way in. This way, when you go to install it, the spring will push the tensioner against the guide and will provide the proper tension. You DO NOT want to install the tensioner any other way as it will compromise the life of the cam chain if you do.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:19 AM   #753
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just out of curiosity, has anyone done a fork conversion to upside forks? if so, what kind of forks were they?
You can get a set of forks off a KX 500 and will bolt right on. Theres a tread here, of a XT 600 rally bike he has the KX forks on his bike. I found a yard sale of bikes last summer, and pick-up a set of YZ 250 forks to bolt on my XT600. There from 1986 YZ 250 bike.Forks were only $20.00 Bucks!! Saving for the works shock for out back now. Hope this helps!
If i could load a picture of my xt i have that clarke tank too. Not sure of mpg?? or Tankful?
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #754
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yeah, a picture would rock! i'm looking at the clarke tank too. do you think it'd fit with a corbin seat?
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:47 PM   #755
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Anyone have any plastic covers for the XT600 E model laying around that they might want to sell? I'm missing mine and would like to fix that... I ordered some kydex and will be making my own for now until I can find replacements.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #756
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I'm looking for the lower steering stem bearing for my XT. Anybody have one? My lower race has a funny wear pattern and it want's to hold the center position.

PM me. I know I can get the upper and lower set for $40 but I'm a cheap #$#%@# so I thought I'd try here...
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:51 PM   #757
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I'm looking for the lower steering stem bearing for my XT. Anybody have one? My lower race has a funny wear pattern and it want's to hold the center position.

PM me. I know I can get the upper and lower set for $40 but I'm a cheap #$#%@# so I thought I'd try here...
Pull the race's and the bearing to the local autopart store the can prolly cross reference the numbers, or measure it and get one that matches it.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:23 PM   #758
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Pull the race's and the bearing to the local autopart store the can prolly cross reference the numbers, or measure it and get one that matches it.
I tried calling NAPA but the dude kinda gave up on me. It's a 32006 bearing. What a PITA getting the lower race out. There was no lip on it to bash it out so I had to dremel the bastard. I ordered a new OEM one from my dealer. There is a lower dust seal also that I trashed too. I asked the dealer and he said the bearing comes with the seal. I hope that idiot knows what he's talking about and it comes with one.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:34 PM   #759
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i am going to pick up an 1986 yamaha 600 xt but the clutch basket has broken fingers i was wondering if clutch baskets from other years would work as i cant seem to find one for a 1986
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:59 PM   #760
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i am going to pick up an 1986 yamaha 600 xt but the clutch basket has broken fingers i was wondering if clutch baskets from other years would work as i cant seem to find one for a 1986
Look back a few pages someone had a clutch basket and plates for like $30.

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:08 PM   #761
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Ok so does anyone know how the triple clamp on an XT 600 compares to a CR250?

I'm considering a monster project. Its in the planning stages.

XT600 Frame.
CR250 Triple clames and front wheel assembly.
Marzocchi Shiver forks (I have a pair of NOS cannondale)
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #762
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how much would you guys think a swing arm with rear wheel and tire from a mid 80's xt with no real damage cost?
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:47 PM   #763
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how much would you guys think a swing arm with rear wheel and tire from a mid 80's xt with no real damage cost?
WAG: $60 wheel, assuming its disc brake. $30 if not.
Swingarm: $30 ebay.
Best thing todo is search ebay and see what they're selling for.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:11 AM   #764
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yeah, a picture would rock! i'm looking at the clarke tank too. do you think it'd fit with a corbin seat?

This is a clarke tank with the stock seat. Has a bit of room up front...
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:38 AM   #765
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i am going to pick up an 1986 yamaha 600 xt but the clutch basket has broken fingers i was wondering if clutch baskets from other years would work as i cant seem to find one for a 1986
I got your PM, pretty sure mine is off of a 89 XT. Its yours if you can use it - $30. I returned your PM.

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