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Clutch parts needed for 89 XT600 E

WHo is the best priced supplier for clutch plates and springs in the USA? I assume plates and springs are pretty much the same for these XT's. Mine is an '89 XT600E, starting to slip in 5th and adjustment is right, but 60,000 k's on the clock. Figured I would just replace the whole set (metal and fiber) and springs. globeridergreg@yahoo.com
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Had the same problem on my 81000km '86 XT - plates just needed a little bit of a rough-up with some emery paper.Worth a shot if new plates are hard to find .
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There's at least one seller on ebay that always has a set listed for the XT600. No idea about the quality but they're not too pricey.

Barnett lists all plates and springs for '84 thru '95 XT600s. Should be able to order them through just about any dealer. Looks like the only difference from the '84-'89 and the '90-'95 is the springs.

OEM stuff is available online thru bikebandit.com and others but it looks pricey to buy a full set of plates.
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If your clutch has'nt been slipping for very long,you'll probably find that the plates arn't actually worn.The springs are the culprit 90% of the time,having gone soft over the years.The EBC part numbers for the clutch kit and springs are;
CK2297 for the kit
CSK14 for the springs(which are 10% up-rated)
DRC88 for the comp spec Kevlar kit which includes even stronger springs.

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OK, thanks guys. The idea on just replacing the springs makes sense (if I was deep in the jungle I might just stretch the old ones a little 8-), but while I am in there in a sheltered motorcycle shop, I might as well replace the plates. But, should I also replace the metal plates? Seems to me they would wear far less than the fiber ones.
Final question: This bike was sold as an '89. It was made for Swiss import, so has a funny model number, XT600Z. I assume the Z is equal to an E, except for whatever Swiss TUV requirements the Swiss guys had. The VIN, starts with #DS and ends with *** 559. Is this really an '89? Anybody smart enough to figure this out?
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Final question: This bike was sold as an '89. It was made for Swiss import, so has a funny model number, XT600Z. I assume the Z is equal to an E, except for whatever Swiss TUV requirements the Swiss guys had. The VIN, starts with #DS and ends with *** 559. Is this really an '89? Anybody smart enough to figure this out?
You've got a Swiss (3DS) version of a Ténéré XT600Z. It's not an E. Differences are forks, wheels, fairing, headlights, tank, front mudguard & miscellaneous other bits. Lots of info here, do a search for 3AJ which is the version most of the rest of Europe got. Sold from '88-'90. Main difference between 3AJs and 3DSs is the carbs.

3AJ owners handbook available here:

http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~lmiller/3AJ.pdf

You might be able to get a parts fiche from eBay. The German site is good for that stuff.
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