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Old 05-06-2009, 10:20 AM   #811
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Hello all

I have recently purchased a (dare I say it) Supermoto XT600 (pictured below), with the idea of reforming this urban hooligan into an ADV bike. It's going to take me a while and I may need to consult you guys, but I am hoping to have her ready for a big trip in about a years time.



I have so far replaced the oil filter, oil, s plug and removed the exhaust (that had completely corroded), this has exhausted my knowledge and now I have a question about silencers, mufflers, cans or whatever they are to be known as. The carbon Micron exhaust in the picture fell to pieces on the 130 mile ride home, now I am looking for a new one and have to keep costs as low as possible. Not a great combination....

Anyway here's the question; I have been scouring ebay and was wondering if it would be possible to fit an exhaust that is intended for a different bike, i.e. one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HINDLE-OVAL-RA...A1%7C294%3A200

I spoke to a guy in my local shop and he started talking about back pressures, that was where he lost me...

I'll be grateful for any advice offered...and for those of you that are still buying a 5 xt service manual off of some dodgy geezer over the interweb, it is available for free here http://www.xt600e.co.uk/

P.S. I know Josh from Iowa has already pointed this out but I thought i'd say it again.

P.P.S. Thanks Josh
You're welcome. Glad to be able to give something back for all the stuff I've picked up online.

That's a damned fine looking bike. Wish mine looked that clean.

Anyone have any suggestions for reducing weight on a 1990 XT600E? Don't think I'm willing to get rid of my big tank, but thinking that an exhaust might be next.

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Old 05-06-2009, 12:52 PM   #812
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Thanks guys!

I was a bit worried i'd wasted my money at first but am starting to think I may have got a bargain. I wish my bike was still that clean, the picture was taken before I bought it, will upload a bigger picture when it has the new exhaust fitted.

I've seen a couple of those Laser Pro Enduro cans on ebay but they have had 70mm and not 50mm pipes. Does anyone know if 70mm to 50mm reducer pipes are available, have scoured the web but to no avail. Thinking I may go with a CRD Ultimate Power pipe, does anyone have any experience with these?

Not a clue about the weight issue Josh, but would be interested to know myself, as for your air filter/box upgrade Jens, would you say it's a worthwhile modification?

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Old 05-06-2009, 02:07 PM   #813
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Dont know about the whole project, but as for opening the airbox, yes.

I opened the airbox and stock exhaust once, it gave more low rpm torque/power.

As for the whole system, dont know before im finish and have had it on a dyno. I'ts hard to set a price on the looks, but I think I've managed to keep the budget a bit down, with buying a second hand exhaust.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:17 AM   #814
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Thumb My sweet ride

Based on what I have seen in this forum I have come to the conclusion that we are all XT legends. Here is my trusty steed.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:19 AM   #815
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Wink

Here is a better shot of the back. I have Andystrapz for the bike and the racks I made myself.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:22 AM   #816
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Hello everbody I just stopped by to show my ride. I've had it about two years with supermoto wheels, but lately I traided my wheels for the original ones. I haved done a general tuneup: oil change, oil filter, air filter, NGK Iridium spark plug, neutral switch (which was leaking oil) 22€ a bit exensive I think and waiting for some new metzeler tires. Well hope I can have help Beefing it up for offroad use :)

Things I want to do:
-Acerbis tank
-wider foot pegs
-progressive front springs
-new rear shock absorver (trying to get a ttr gas ohlins, but hard here in Portugal)
-bash plate
-softer seat
-stainless still exhaust colector
-I'm also thinking of changing the rear rim for a 18" one (don't know if it's realy worth it)

any suggestions?







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Old 05-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #817
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Looks cool.

Wheres the neutral switch positioned, exactly....thx :)
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:38 AM   #818
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it's on the bottom left side of the engine near the gear lever
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:56 PM   #819
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TT600 vs XT600?

Anyone know if the 84 model of the 600 engines are the same?
Whats the difference in the TT vs XT engine internally?
I know they used different carbs or so I think.

One more question does the 660 Raptor piston use the same diameter wrist pin as the 600?

I'm shopping and looking at a TT600 engine, and thinking it would be nice to punch/sleeve the cylinder for the 100mm 660 Raptor piston. I figure the 660 will have an extra valve relief considering if I remember right its a 5 valve engine , but a piston is a piston, it doesn't care how many valves it has.


BTW, the old 550 is going to get a set of XR600 forks for now, I just scored a rolling chassis, it will level out the bike with its YZ465 shock, and give me a chance to score up enough parts to finish putting the USD Shivers together. I got a triple clamp for the Shivers and the Nissin brake caliper for them. Front wheel and Axle is next on the list.

I won't have $850 in the bike with the long travel suspension and bike together.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:13 PM   #820
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[quote=Zecatfish]Anyone know if the 84 model of the 600 engines are the same?
Whats the difference in the TT vs XT engine internally?
I know they used different carbs or so I think.

One more question does the 660 Raptor piston use the same diameter wrist pin as the 600?

I'm shopping and looking at a TT600 engine, and thinking it would be nice to punch/sleeve the cylinder for the 100mm 660 Raptor piston. I figure the 660 will have an extra valve relief considering if I remember right its a 5 valve engine , but a piston is a piston, it doesn't care how many valves it has.


BTW, the old 550 is going to get a set of XR600 forks for now, I just scored a rolling chassis, it will level out the bike with its YZ465 shock, and give me a chance to score up enough parts to finish putting the USD Shivers together. I got a triple clamp for the Shivers and the Nissin brake caliper for them. Front wheel and Axle is next on the list.

I won't have $850 in the bike with the long travel suspension and bike together. [/quote
Whats the diff? TT600 has tighter gear for off-road. Xt more to go fast on the street. cdi boxes are not the same. No tach drive on the TT. [Can be put on.] Kick staters are not the same. TT is Mag. XT way better. I fited my TT with one. Carbs not the same. XT has a cable for the choke. TT carb has a button. [Can be fitted to the XT600]. Xt motor can be bore,TT motor can not be bore. My 2 cents!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:52 AM   #821
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Im very tempted

Im very tempted, not planning on buying another bike but always looking, you guys know how it is.

Well I ran across a 1986 XT600, 5700 miles, original bike for $1500

Love those gold rims
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:54 AM   #822
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Im very tempted, not planning on buying another bike but always looking, you guys know how it is.

Well I ran across a 1986 XT600, 5700 miles, original bike for $1500

Love those gold rims
Wow, that think looks mint! Go for it!

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Old 05-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #823
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Xt motor can be bore,TT motor can not be bore. My 2 cents!
Is that because of the aluminum sleeve?
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #824
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DIY CDI BOX XT's

I found a website this morning that details building your own CDI unit for the XT's.
As our bikes get older and parts get scarce or more expensive. Might be a viable alternative.

http://www.transmic.net/gbindex.htm
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:42 PM   #825
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hello, anybody know were I can get a dynojet stage 1 kit for mt XT600E in Portugal or sent to Portugal?

also I found a Brazilian site that states stage 1 kit is DJY4149 but when I try to check it out to buy the site says it is for XTZ750 Super Tenere 89-96.

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