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XT600 For Sale

For Sale,

1986 1VJ, 27l tank, oil cooler, Italian Import, Frame in excellent condition. Total receipts for over £4000 (including £3000 david lambeth rebuild/prep) after complete rebuild to overland/desert spec.

Modifications/Specs Include:

Pirelli MT21 Tyres, HD tubes, Rimlocks, New Wheel Bearings (sealed), X-Ring Chain, Renthal Bars, Arrow Pipe, Braided Hoses, TT600 brake/clutch levers, Modified Stand Foot.

Engine Rebuild Including,

Uprated oil pump(3AJ)and drive gear, Modified clutch (plates and lubrication mods), New Cam Chain, Uprated/New Gbox (including full set H/D modified gears, new output shaft(3AJ), new 3AJ sprocket, no more chipped gears!!). Large breather tube, Carb Rebuild/Service, NGK EV Plug(platinum), Magnetic Sump Plug, recon balancer shaft and bearings, new cam chain tensioner, new piston (0.5mm oversize), rings, uprated 3AJ Barrel(with larger cooling fins to overcome o/heating problems and head bolt fault on early 1vj's), recon head including recut valve seats and new valves. Many other smaller mods also included, can discuss if required.

Complete spares available if required including all electrics, cables, gear lever etc.(I'll need to negociate the cost of these depending upon what you want)

This bike was built to take me to the desert in Nov 2002, I have just returned from a trouble free trip to morocco, the bike has covered just 6000km. It is now run in and ready to roll!!! Sadly I am now skint!

This is a bike genuinely ready to take you around the world right now with minimal costs (your choice of tyres, pads, and spockets!)

Its a gift at £3250 ono.................

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Alright, interested in your bike. Could you give us a ring on 015394 33415, cheers Daz
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I'm interested too. But isn't £3250 expensive considering you can get a brand new XT600e for around £3200?
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Yep, you can get a new xt for £3200,

Then you need a new tank (bigger), new bars, new tyres, tubes, rimlocks, if your going somewhere hot you'll need an oil cooler, if you want a kick and electric start you're buggered, you'll want to add braided hoses, and you'll probably want minor chassis mods like a larger stand foot etc,


You'll also want a good x ring chain, and you'd probably want a heavy duty clutch if your into sand work,

for what its worth you may not want a perfectly new bike, factory prep is often not perfect, a few hours of chassis prep by a specialist to check it all over could well save you a lot of hassle later on (at considerable cost obviously).

Total cost of mods.......I guess £1500.

My bike isn't the best looking vehicle in the world, but its the best XT you can get (with mods), properly prep'd by an expert and its been tested in real conditions.

I know where I'd be spending my money!! I hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs, but when you're stuck 250km from anywhere you'd pay anything for that extra mod! I know, I have tried doing it on the cheap, and if it goes wrong it can really suck.....

Dave
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Oh yes,

I suppose I should also mention that the 1VJ isn't really the same bike as the new xt. The 1VJ was built as a genuine desert bike, it had a significantly different frame and oil tank configuration. The new xt is a road going/green laner, if you need details or advice regarding the differences post a couple of notes in the technical forum, Klaus or DL will explain all!!!

Dave
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Thanks for your reply! I see your point. Definitely seems worth more than an XT. Would it be possible to see it? I live in Glasgow, and I could take a drive down.

I sent you an email to you hotmail account. Please reply to that email and not the scoobie email (as I have lost the password).

Cheers!
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Hi,
have you still got the bike ? Any photos available ? also, where did you get a 27l tank for a 1vj from ?

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ermmmmm, sorry typo!

23 l

scoobie, could you please send me another mail, I havn't receieved anything, alternative is to ring me, try 0161 790 2067, but hurry, It seems to be a popular bike!
Dave
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Photos mailed to personal addresses as requested, sorry for the delay!

If there are any probs, mail me or phone!

Ta

Dave


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I have now lost the sale of my bike twice and it is still for sale due to timewasters!!

If you want the bike then please call, if not, please don't waste my time!

Ta!

Dave Lomax

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Can you email me some photos of the bike? Thanks.
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<a href="http://www.zen14821.zen.co.uk">
Some photo's for those of you who were asking.If you want to see the bike click this text!
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A few people have commented that the photos are none to flattering! The bike had been at its home address less than 20mins after returning from africa, to answer a few points which people keep asking,

no thats not rust in the frame, its mud!

yes, it is now clean and shiny!

yes, it normally kept clean and shiny!!!

yes it has current tax,

yes it has a current MOT!!

Hope this saves people a bit of time!!

dave

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Hi Dave,
Hope it wasn't something I said.


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Nope, not just you, loads of interest but few people coughing up the cash, most people ring, chat, and waste my time. So, to answer the more common questions and save on the phone calls here are a few pointers!!!!

No problems!!!!

Dave
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