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Dog slow

I've just picked up a two year old XT600E (import) 20K on the clock. But it seems pretty gutless. As a guide can anyone give me some balls out acceleration times on tarmac (on-road or off-road tyres) (just rough numbers will be fine)

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The XT600E is never going to be a fast bike, but it was never designed to be. I only ever got about 85mph from my '99 model, but by that speed you need the arms of a gorilla to survive the wind blast. As for acceleration, how do you measure these things? If you're being beaten away from the lights by a 1.3 Nova then something is up! I had my bike dyno-ed at one point, to discover that it only made about 28bhp at the rear wheel. An XR600 makes about 10bhp more and weighs 30kg less.

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once i got almost 100mph (160km/h) on the speedo but only for a short period of time...
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once i got almost 100mph (160km/h) on the speedo but only for a short period of time...
you should try removing the intake snorkle and the resonance box betwen the carbs and the engine... (as desceribed in andis mopped cafe http://home.main-kinzig.de/aludwig/index.html)
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hi carter, ive got a 600cc supersports and a xt600e and the xt is quicker and more fun in town.take it out of town and it is dog slow as u say, but its not the sort of bike for that is it? in traffic theres plenty of grunt up to 40/50mph using torque, not hp.and knock a baffle out and put a spoonful of gear oil in your end can,if someone cuts you up get in front of them for a few minutes, the noise/smell will give them the message!
in fact its such good fun i was thinking of trading both bikes in for a good supermoto like a ktm duke or ccm.

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100mph! that is light years away from my top speed! Was that with road or trail tyres?
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