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Old 04-17-2009, 08:18 AM   #766
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i've got swingarm for ya

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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?
swingarm, shock, linkage, decent condition, off an 87 xt 600. PM me if interested:


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Old 04-17-2009, 11:21 AM   #767
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This is a clarke tank with the stock seat. Has a bit of room up front...
How about a side view of your XT 600?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #768
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How about a side view of your XT 600?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:20 PM   #769
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Thanks ! What kind of rear shock are you running?
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:39 PM   #770
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Headlight Conversion Tonight

I took the Mighty XTique tonight and stripped its head light and replaced it.

From crappy round light. That you couldn't see crap with to.....


Nice 55/60 watt Halogen setup.
Its a Baja Designs bulb, mounted into a KTM number plate. Its not a direct fit.
The shell had to be trimmed a little to make the light fit. Without it there would've been no adjustment. This light mounted to the fender.
Drilled two holes. Two bolts mounted.
I also had to modify the shell slightly, as the sides are asymetrical. At the back side one side had a notch cast into it. So I made it the same on both sides. The headlight rests against the turn signals just above the headlight for top support.

These lights throw a fan shaped light on low beam, and high beam is almost spot light like. The fender creates a slight shadow but not bad enough to bother you.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:34 PM   #771
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Thanks ! What kind of rear shock are you running?
Rear shock is stock and it's kinda a problem. I have a dirt tire on the rear and it kept tearing my fender and license off. If you look at the exhaust it's taken a beating as well. This before shot shows how I wanted to back rack to be. After you can see how it was bent way down and the mounts broken off. The fender just has the white piece with the tail light mounted upside down.

The front forks are stock springs but have 1" of pvc in them. It seemed to help going up the stairsteps. I need a new rear tire and maybe to drop some weight. How much gear in weight would you say you strap to the back?

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:16 PM   #772
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Can you add spacers to your front tank mounts to move the tank rearward alittle to get rid of your seat gap? Just an idea.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:28 PM   #773
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rear tire size '95 XT600E ?

4.60 or 5.10? Which is nearest the stock metric size? Thanks
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:59 AM   #774
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I've ordered a YZ465 shock and triple clamp. I got the forks already. My old 550 is going to get a real suspension.
I know I've got to modify the frame to give the YZ shock to fit. I'm going to try and keep the stock swingarm on it.

Future plans for it, once I got this mod done.
  • replace the forks with Mazarcchi Shivers, I got them already.
  • Locate a front wheel and triple clamps, brakes (Honda CR or Cannondale)
  • Replace rear wheel with CR500 for disc brakes once front end is done.
This is a low budget build up so its a long term project. I can't wait to see the improvement with the better suspension, maybe it won't beat the heck out of me on high speed dirt roads and gain some ground clearance for the boulder alleys I get into on occasion.

Stay tuned.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:10 AM   #775
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4.60 or 5.10? Which is nearest the stock metric size? Thanks
I have a Kenda 270 size 5.10x17 and it works good I believe the 4.60 is much to narrow for the wide rim on the XT600
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:13 AM   #776
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I've got a 4.60x17 on my xt600, pictures on page 46.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:47 PM   #777
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Rear shock is stock and it's kinda a problem. I have a dirt tire on the rear and it kept tearing my fender and license off. If you look at the exhaust it's taken a beating as well. This before shot shows how I wanted to back rack to be. After you can see how it was bent way down and the mounts broken off. The fender just has the white piece with the tail light mounted upside down.

The front forks are stock springs but have 1" of pvc in them. It seemed to help going up the stairsteps. I need a new rear tire and maybe to drop some weight. How much gear in weight would you say you strap to the back?

Dustin
Hi, Back again. Down in the sunshine state for a few days with the kids! I got a good stock shock on my xt 600. In the front i have prog. fork springs. Helps big time. I run a kenda 450x18 rear tire. "Trackmaster" I say about 20 pounds would be tops out back. I have a set of yz 250 forks for the front and will order a "Works" shock for the back. Hope this helps!
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:43 PM   #778
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I have an exhaust question.

Will a Grizzly or Raptor header work on my '83 TT600? I saw one in Dennis Kirk that looked nice. The primary tubes where a little longer. Could I use one of those headers and then cut up and fab the rest of the piping to fit? I want to use a SuperTrapp Race Slip-on.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:05 PM   #779
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So, I know we touched on the topic of JT sprockets being a bit loose on the counter shaft but are there any documented problems that arose from this?
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:46 PM   #780
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I was just wondering what kind of oil you guys would use in a 1984 xt600. I could not find the 20w40 oil as in the manual i got some 10w40 will this be ok?
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