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Old 12-23-2009, 10:05 AM   #841
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Sky,
I love looking at your pictures. You have really done some amazing work re-building your bike. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:30 PM   #842
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Pictures of my '93 XT I just sold.

Here's a couple of the "new" '98.



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Old 12-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #843
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GReat shots Sky, and cool 98, Psycho. Good sturdy bike.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:16 PM   #844
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here some pics of my 99 its not a show bike!!!


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Old 12-23-2009, 09:05 PM   #845
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Great pics in the mud. How the heck did you make it through that with those street tires? That's the kind of riding that had me retire the '93. Great bikes, these XTs. I rode mine all over the place as I moved around, Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arizona three different times, Alaska, and Nevada. It made it through singletrack, interstate, jeep road, sand dunes, a couple of Blackjack and TSCEC enduros, mud, snow, rock, and stream. In OK and IL, it was a good 60 miles of highway to get to any good offroad riding. I'd beat the heck out of it, and then 60 miles of highway back home. The only time it left me stranded, was when I lost a chain in a deep mud rut in Stillwater, OK. Not too shabby for a design from the 80's. I'm really looking forward to putting some hard miles on this new one.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:13 PM   #846
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thanks i beat the shit outta that bike every time i ride it and it takes it every time its die hard thats for sure. what can i say its a YAMAHA
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:33 PM   #847
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180 Mile XT ride today

Great ride today from Phoenix to Crown King Arizona. About 30 miles of pavement, then about 15 of B-level singletrack, then 4WD trail. 89 miles and 2 gallons of gas up, then about the same home. I added the little windshiled for the highway sections. I am in dire need of a better seat! Luckily I was on the pegs most of the day. Which reminds me, I need some wider pegs!

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:56 AM   #848
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Question Gravel Dancer

Q; I seem to have a bike that gets a little squirrelly on gravel above 40 mph=is this typical of these critters? I put in fresh neck bearings and races, 15 wt fork oil and the tire is decent=any suggestions or experience to pass along-change the height position of the forks in the tripletree, etc.?
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:32 AM   #849
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Tire pressures? loose spokes?
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:56 PM   #850
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I think it's actually pretty typical, depending on what you mean by squirrely, especially in deeper gravel and with any washboard. Even for a heavy bike, it's still relatively lighweight and will dance a bit at speed.

Generally, lowering the forks in the tripleclamps would make the bike more stabile, raising them would make it more "nimble".

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Old 12-30-2009, 11:06 AM   #851
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Fork and Shock Mods

The shock was modified at B&B and the fork springs are 1/2 the high rate from the XT and 1/2 from a GB500 with springs flush to the fork tube's unweighted top and no preload. B&B's the only shop that will touch it. He took out the bump stop to give it more travel, modified the internals for more rebound damping (and 7.5 oil), and added a remote reservoir filled to 200 psi with nitrogen. Stock spirng.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #852
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The shock was modified at B&B and the fork springs are 1/2 the high rate from the XT and 1/2 from a GB500 with springs flush to the fork tube's unweighted top and no preload. B&B's the only shop that will touch it. He took out the bump stop to give it more travel, modified the internals for more rebound damping (and 7.5 oil), and added a remote reservoir filled to 200 psi with nitrogen. Stock spirng.
Were the two fork springs welded together, or just sitting one on top of the other in the fork tube? So far, all I've done to my forks is change to 15wt fork oil and up the amount from 319 to 400 cc. Didn't make too big of a difference. I was thinking of adding 1/2 inch or so PVC spacer to the stock metal one to stiffen up the front just a bit more. It's still really "divey", especially in some of the twisty sand washes here in AZ. Front end will "tuck in" at the worst moments.

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Old 12-30-2009, 08:49 PM   #853
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where and how do you have it wired into the circuit?
Anyone have an answer to this yet? I'm looking to run a power outlet to run a little Garmin GPS off of. Seems like steady 12V goes to the tail-light and horn switch whenever the key is on according to the diagram in my Clymer manual. Do I just tap into that, or should I run a new wire directly off the battery?
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:55 AM   #854
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Anyone have an answer to this yet? I'm looking to run a power outlet to run a little Garmin GPS off of. Seems like steady 12V goes to the tail-light and horn switch whenever the key is on according to the diagram in my Clymer manual. Do I just tap into that, or should I run a new wire directly off the battery?
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I wired mine direct to the battery--of course that makes the accessory plug hot all the time--that may not work for all. I want my GPS powered all the time, like at a lunch stop, so that is why I wired the power outlet direct to the battery.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:34 PM   #855
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Hey everyone I just wanted to stop in and say hi

I'm have had a hard time figuring out a way to send the electronic copy of the Clymer manual to everyone that wants it, the file is to large... So I'm going to make copies on CD's and send them via snail mail. Please send me an email at burtonridr2@yahoo.com and let me know if you want a copy.

I was forced to sell my xt due to unemployment... before I sold the bike I took a few of the farkles off and I'm selling the Progressive spring kit 11-1136 for $60 plus shipping(obo), email me at burtonridr2@yahoo.com if you are interested. I only had them in the bike for a few months and rode on them 2 or 3 rides, they are practically new
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