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Old 09-30-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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Question Looking at a 1990 XT 600....No info

Ok can someone help me, I just found a 1990 Yam XT 600, very very affordable, but I can't find any info on a 1990 or newer XT 600....most everything I find here and on Ebay is for 1989 and older XT models. What gives? I know nothing about this bike, have not even called the guy, but want to know what to look for and if there are any parts available for the bike. Can anyone help me out????

I am looking for an affordable trail bike to get me by until I can purchase a new Adventure 950, and this looks like it could fit my bill. Let me know. Thanks.

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Old 09-30-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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re:xt600e

There isn't much aftermarket support for that bike in the U.S., but you can get o.e.m. parts from bikebandit, and aftermarket from ebay uk or german ebay.
The post 1990 xt600e is a very reliable bike with a slightly improved engine over previous models, it also has an e-start. However, the xt600e is inferior to the pre-90 xt600 for off road use. A weaker frame (with the exhaust can as a stressed member!), less suspension travel/adjustability, weak rims and extra weight (I think around 40 pounds heavier?) are the main differences.
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:19 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:23 PM   #4
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Specs...
http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_xt_600_1990.php

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Would you say the bike is ok for light trail duty or not? I mean I would love to have an XR 600 or a DR 650 but I am not finding any priced at the sub $1000 price like this bike is priced. However I don't care if it is $100 if it is not going to take me on the trails I don't guess I want it. Any more info if you have it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 10-01-2006, 06:19 AM   #6
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I have a 1990 XT and it is a good gravel Rd ,easy trails and paved back rd bike,and it will go anywhere You can take the 950 Adventure just not as fast
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. Any more info if you have it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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how about no electric start?
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:35 AM   #8
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how about no electric start?
the 1990 XT does have E Start
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:20 AM   #9
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Yes, the one I am looking at does, and I do believe that most of the 1990 and up models have e-start as well.

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the 1990 XT does have E Start
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:43 PM   #10
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re:U.S. model xt600e

All the 1990-1995 U.S. model xt600es had electric start, and no kicker...but the kicker is an easy mod. I think some of the european xt600es didn't have e-start, but those were never sold here.
I have ridden thousands of miles off road in Baja and many more on trails in the northeast on an xt600e and although I would have liked a lighter bike, it was fine, about the same as a klr (minus the fragile cooling system).

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Old 10-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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Xt600 e

As you see in my treads, I have a 92 XT600E with less than 9000 mil, a TT600 and a SR500 Street cafe racer. I take the XT on any fire road, trails and to the washes here in Glamis with no problems. Experience is the key. Use to Enduro ride in Germany in the late 70th on KTM 250 / 350 for the championship. Its heavier than the TT600, but not to heavy.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #12
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Me and my friends last sunday :


All XT are XTe model (2nd generaition XTE from 1996-2003)
but are mostly the same as the 1990-1995 model
except one rebuilt 1989 2kf (first ride)

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Mine's been super reliable

heavy but strong frame

steel rims are prone to rust

Reg/rec can fail - replace with 1996-2003 model witch is plug and play and has a heat sink that make them stronger

Intake boots go after 8-10 yrs -the rubber separates form the aluminum

apart from that there great

bye

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