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Old 09-12-2010, 06:35 AM   #1576
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Couple questions

I recently picked up a '99, I've been mildly restoring. (Replaced one of the boots, replaced all the fluids, new tires, new brake pads, new airbox cover, ran seafoam through carbs.)

I think I've read most of the thread. I have a couple of remaining questions y'all might be able to answer for me.

1) Will the pilot jet out of a xt600 fit into our carb?

2) What might cause a bike to hold RPM after the clutch has been engaged and the throttle released? Only happens when bike is warm/hot, throttle release responds appropriately if bike is still in gear.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:49 AM   #1577
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very quiet xt350

I picked this up Friday night.
It is very, very quiet but hell on riding boots


It is already set up for long distance touring as it comes with luggage.


It even came with extra accessories. Although I have no idea how they work.


I think this is for when your feet get tired. You tie a rope to this hook and get a tow.


Any ways it is fun going down hill but getting back up reminds me of sledding 50 odd years ago...lol

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #1578
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Im pretty sure that xt350 and 600 shares the main jet.

Check www.kedo.com which stock jets for 'em.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:39 PM   #1579
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I had to ditch the metal tank on mine from serious internal corrosion before the bike was even three years old. The mesh screen on the petcock would clog with rust and carb would clog with whatever got through the screens. So check the petcock screens as suggested. It doesn't take much crap to clog the carbs. The Clarke tank was probably the best overall investment I made in mine.
Federal Government Transportation regulations require steel tanks on any motocycles ridden on the street. Plastic are only for off road bikes. I have thought about the CLarke tank, but have not been able to justifie the cost versus extra fuel capcity.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:42 PM   #1580
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Hi RCSmith I just ordered a set of racks for my XT350 and for my girlfriends XT225 will probably have them by Thursday will let you know what I think.
How do you like the racks? Can you post pics?
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:32 PM   #1581
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Federal Government Transportation regulations require steel tanks on any motocycles ridden on the street. Plastic are only for off road bikes. I have thought about the CLarke tank, but have not been able to justifie the cost versus extra fuel capcity.

Not trying to be argumentative but I find that hard to believe when both my BMW and Triumph Tiger have plastic tanks stock. Are you sure about the regulation? I was wondering why so many of the cheaper bikes had steel tanks but wouldn't have guessed a federal mandate. Just curious. Thanks.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:33 PM   #1582
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Eh?

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Federal Government Transportation regulations require steel tanks on any motocycles ridden on the street. Plastic are only for off road bikes.
Where is this regulation specifically? I recently read a DIRT BIKE article on dual sports and they said this was a myth.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:38 PM   #1583
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Not that I ever looked but I don't think my XT had any tank rusting issues? I thought the tank on the Tiger was steel?
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #1584
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Cheaper to build a tank that meets the puncture resistance test out of steel than plastic. Required for crash testing/fuel leakage.

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Old 09-12-2010, 05:56 PM   #1585
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Not that I ever looked but I don't think my XT had any tank rusting issues? I thought the tank on the Tiger was steel?
Nope. Big and expensive piece of plastic tank on the Tiger.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:32 AM   #1586
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The steel tank thing is definitely for cost savings and has absolutely nothing to do with being a legal requirement. Half the sport bikes out there these days have plastic tanks. And I have never even seen a modern KTM street legal bike with a steel tank. The only dual sports that have steel tanks are relatively cheap Japanese bikes. You are going to find plastic tanks stock on European dual sport bikes.

The reason I put plastic tanks on all my bikes is for durability not the extra fuel. It did solve the corrosion problem my XT350 had. But the main reason I do it is because steel tanks always end up badly scratched, dented, the paint rubbed off and the decals peeling. Plastic doesn't look as good new but looks way better after a year of hard offroad riding. Clarke tanks just hold up better to abuse than the stock tank.

I like them in natural so I can see the gas inside.

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:01 AM   #1587
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Some sport bikes have plastic tanks too? Dang! Where have I been? My old Bultacos had fiberglass tanks with beautiful paint jobs. So I thought. They never gave me a lick of trouble, but then I wasn't a big time crasher. I guess thats why I never got beyond the B class in hare scrambles and enduros.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:05 AM   #1588
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I picked this up Friday night.
It is very, very quiet but hell on riding boots


It is already set up for long distance touring as it comes with luggage.


It even came with extra accessories. Although I have no idea how they work.

where does that go???



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Old 09-15-2010, 11:38 AM   #1589
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hey im riding my 89 xt350 in a vintage/classic mx race this sat at Blue Diamond park in DE (license plate, lights and all). Its an ACR event and Ill be in the over-30 1980's class and sure to get my butt whooped by all those classic 2 strokes. ill get pics up after the event.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #1590
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hey im riding my 89 xt350 in a vintage/classic mx race this sat at Blue Diamond park in DE (license plate, lights and all). Its an ACR event and Ill be in the over-30 1980's class and sure to get my butt whooped by all those classic 2 strokes. ill get pics up after the event.
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Hey guys, I have had the G450X radiator off for almost two weeks, and it was fixed over a week ago. At this rate I'll get back to the XT carb problems sometime early spring of 2015
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