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Old 10-16-2010, 11:52 PM   #31
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:44 PM   #32
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:24 AM   #33
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Living in Suburbia

Both Andy Gadget and I live in suburbia with our garages under the house. Our poor neighbours having to put up with us. KCRW blaring out of the radio competing with grinders and welders etc.
Came home from work today and found this on my nature strip. Righto time to break out the sander and finish off the tank while the concrete truck is here.

Picked up some new head steam bearings for the XT on the way home from work. Standard over the counter bearing yippie. Part numbers 32005x & 32006X. $39 for the pair of Timken bearings

Next step. Try and remove some of the ding out of the tank with stuff lying around the garage.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:04 AM   #34
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Looks like you've got plenty of work for yourself Dan!
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Found out today this Tenere, is a very early one. In that it has a 28 Litre tank instead of a 32 Litre that came out on the 84 model.
I believe the 83-85 tanks were all the same - the "quoted" figure varies but actual capacity was 28 litres.

Please correct me if I'm wrong but I dont recall the first year model having an oil cooler. Do you have one for yours Dan? They were basically an XT600 with a big tank and short seat.

There was a big update in '86. The Tenere became quite different to the XT600. I've still got a 1986 magazine with a writeup in it somewhere. Many changes, including the bigger looking but smaller capacity 26 litre tank.

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:29 PM   #35
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I starting to think you are right about the tank size. Check on the oil cooler.

Sand blasted the triple clamps today and put a coat of etch to keep the finger prints off Show day on Thursday. Either go for a ride or pull the forks apart.

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:22 AM   #36
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Nice! that's good to know. I had a 1984 XT600, I wished that had the oil cooler, it used to get very hot in slow going.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:59 AM   #37
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Nice! that's good to know. I had a 1984 XT600, I wished that had the oil cooler, it used to get very hot in slow going.
i remember you saying that but i never had that problem with the Tenere's ....the KLR600 on the other hand cooking with Oil or was that coolant
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:31 AM   #38
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Yeah and the Teneres had even more cooling problems later on when they moved the air filter under the tank, extended the sides of the tank down to cover more of the engine and had to move the oil cooler which reduced the amount of air running past it. Oops!
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:05 PM   #39
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After reading a few threads on XT's, about engine problems on old bikes . It is starting to make worry a bit about the engine and maybe I should be working on that first. As there is no point having good looking paint if the engine cases are wreaked.

To nice a day to hang around the garage today. Went for a ride on the RS instead.


Before I left. I painted a few bits and the tank is starting to take shape. Tried getting the dents out with different shaped levers. Got them about half way out. Very sharp crease was a hold up on the show. The more effort trying to remove the dents. The more the gas cap would buckle.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:46 AM   #40
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the main issue i've seen with the XT600's is the gear box wearing out other than that its the normal Bottom end and piston/top end etc wearing out
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:43 AM   #41
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the main issue i've seen with the XT600's is the gear box wearing out other than that its the normal Bottom end and piston/top end etc wearing out
I have not heard this engine running. Other than 3rd hand info that it has a knock in the clutch basket area. I would say being of high mileage. 5th gear must be whining.

Plus with the engine not being air tight for a least couple of years. It does kick over and the piston goes up and down without stopping

I have had enough of painting for a while. I might start pulling the engine apart on the week end.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #42
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Am I getting any where?

My work mates reckon I have been a bit slack on this project and I should pull my finger out and get on with it.

Well the tank is straight and covered in primer filler ready for some clean white 2 pack paint. Before that I need to POR15 of some thing like that to the inside of the tank before painting.

Am I getting any where?


Tank with primer filler and guide coat.


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The tank's looking great! You're going to overtake me soon at this rate! (Mezo, not a bloody word from you )
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:34 AM   #44
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Thanks for that Metro

I think it might slow down a bit from now. I have to go through all the boxes and figure out what I have not got.

I do need to get a new wiring loom. As the loom I have is a lot worse than first thought. All those Japanese back packers have really made a mess with wires taken away and wires twisted together and the rest have been chew by rats or some thing.

Any clues on where to get another wiring loom?
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #45
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Any clues on where to get another wiring loom?

Keep an eye on German ebay, I recently picked up a 3AJ loom for 30 euro's Mezo's just bought one from there too...
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