1985 xt600 no runner
Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:21 AM
Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:24 AM
Posted January 13, 2011 - 04:48 AM
If you'd like, you can download a XT550 manual, search the vintage section, it's in there.
Known problems: CDIs tend to fail. I know of at least three people with a 550 where the pulser coil failed. I know the 600 uses a different pulser, hopefully that problem has been solved. Other than that, they're very reliable.
Supermoto wheels, either lace 'em or buy 'em. I've seen other people spend $900 to have a shop buy, lace and mount tires on other bikes, your best bet is to DIY. I won't say it's easy, but it's not hard either. It is time consuming though. If I were you, I'd start looking for a front hub now.
Posted January 13, 2011 - 06:40 AM
Posted January 13, 2011 - 06:30 PM
What about this manual.
Make sure to post some pictures and keep us informed on how the bike is coming along:thumbsup:
Posted January 22, 2011 - 12:46 PM
Posted January 24, 2011 - 05:49 AM
Oh, you wanted advice on the bike? Is the YZ stator going to provide enough current to run the lights? I'm pretty sure you're gonna need them on the road. Also, I think the XT600 uses a single pulser coil, you're going to need to adapt it or the YZ coil will need to have one.
Also, I found this not too long ago, but I don't know anything about it: http://www.powerdyna...17/7317main.htm
Posted January 24, 2011 - 11:40 AM
And not a yz80 stator, but the ignition coil. And the XT 600 have a dual phase stator anyways ( one pickup at 12 deg and another at 36 deg), but hell if I could get it to work I would probably try that too lol. That setup in the link is pretty sweet, but how much would 252 euros be? And the tach won't work? Plus, I'd prefer to use my hyperpak CDI anyways. Can't find any oem stators for sale for under $623 so looks like a rewind is going to be my only option, and I hope that they can repair the pickup coils too being that they don't show a part number for the kickstart XT's. I swear, I got one of the few XT years that is a total PITA to find parts for lol. xt550 stators are all over the place! As are the XT600E stators! I just want to ride her..... Well here's a pic of the $350 beast:
BTW we already trimmed the sagging front fender a bit, so it's looking slightly better (except for the fact it's in a few pieces right now lol).
Posted January 24, 2011 - 11:45 AM
And thanks for that link smacaroni! I've spent hours online searching for stators and whatnot, and I've never came across that link. Worst case scenario, it's nice to know that I have a "&%$#@! it" card to pull if I can't figure it out or give up lol.
Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:48 PM
550 stators all over the place? Really? Damn! Where was that when I needed one? Just like the XT225 for $900 that came up on CL today. I needed that this time exactly 12 months ago. Bought a TTR and dual sported it instead (probably for the best, because of the XT's self destructing hubs, but...)
Your $350 XT600 looks 20 times better than my $375 XT550 from 2008:
(click for biggie size)
as she is today:
Oh, my bad. Yeah, ANY CDI motorcycle ignition coil will work provided it has the same number of terminals on it.
XT550 has "two", but if you look close, the second one is actually tied to ground, hence just one.
Somewhere I wrote a list of coils that I think would work because of the funny boot the XT used, not sure if the 600 had the same funny boot or not, I don't think it was on my list, so I'm guessing no.
Yes, a YZ should work fine. Sometimes I read stuff and my brain gets ahead of my eyeballs, then I'm going backwards as evidenced by my prior post.
Posted January 25, 2011 - 07:35 AM
Posted January 25, 2011 - 09:25 AM
I'm ashamed to admit that I've not been very diligent with the non-Hyperpac CDI as I should be. I'll be honest, after it kicked me back hard enough to throw me off, I'm just not as motivated as I was before that incident.