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Old 20 Jan 2008
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Is this forum only for questions

I have an 87 xt 600 that I have modded into a motard and was wondering if any other owners may like info on parts / mods I made to the bike .
Here is a picture of the bike if its alright I can do a write up about it .

Its not quite done yet but close
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Wink Just go ahead

You can pretty much do what you like on here; the moderators are very relaxed about technical write ups of XT600s.
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Hi and welcome, nice conversion by the way.

The mods are cool as hell, and all the guys on here will try to help you out in any way that they can.

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heres my '97
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xt supermoto

here's mine. I'd love to see a write up on your bike. I'll be doing one shortly as well. Here's a picture of mine.
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xt 600 supermoto

was once an 87 xt 600. Now is electric start, 11.5:1 copression 2mm overbore piston, white brothers competition cam, stiff valve springs, supertrapp muffler (soon to be probably Laser Produro and stainless header), raptor 660 carbs, k&n individual filters without airbox, powder coated motor and frame, answer pro taper bars, crf 450 forks, 17 inch supermoto wheels, braking large front rotor and caliper, yz 125 rear caliper for disc brake conversion, yz 250 rear shock spring, soon to be digatron egt/coolant temp/tachometer/speedometer multi guage to replace the crappy stock guages, crf 450 tripple clamps, crf 450 red front supermoto fender, gsxr rear blinkers. I think that about covers it. I've owned this thing for 10 years now, and have modified just about everything on it. Some people ask "why didn't you just buy a better/newer bike?". I like this thing for some reason. It's a lot of fun to ride, and nobody around here has anything like it. It's also been a lot cheaper to modify something every year rather than buy a new bike. Plus, I've had it for 10 years and have grown kind of attached to it
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Looks good. What 17" wheels did you use? They look like Yamaha street bike wheels.
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We are all waiting with trepidation on hearing your experiences.... Go for it, thats the object of this forum and interesting articles brings us all back looking for more...
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Nice "retro" bikes

Hi guys.

My first post here after lurking for some time.

Here is my own 1984 XT 600"SM"
At the moment it´s not modified that much, but I have got plans for the future. Just need the cash...:-)
Here is the specs:

Behr 3,5x17 and 4,25x17 rims, laced to original hubs, and mounted with Continental Road Attack 120/60 and 160/60 tires.
UFO supermoto front fender.
Oilcooler off a GPZ of some sort.
Homemade oiltank mounted in the rear of the frame. Will at some point be replaced by another tank that will fit under the seat.
Stage 1 cam by ABP Racing in Germany.
Performance stainless header by ABP.
Shortened "Muzzy" exhaust.
Twin Mikuni 34mm flatslide carbs with individual K&N filters.

Plans include:
USD fork, Wilbers rear shock, higher compression pistonkit, most likely a little oversize, flowed cylinderhead.

Dry weight as pictured, 142kg (312lb), wet weight 150kg (330lb)

"Rolling20s": Have you had your bike dynoed? How is the performance compared to the standard bike?

Looking forward to the writeup from "600 thumper". Good looking bikes all.

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Yamaha XT600 "Supermotard" - Motorcykelgalleri.dk
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Looks good. What 17" wheels did you use? They look like Yamaha street bike wheels.
They are the same pattern as my old RD350LC (F2 model)

I still have a set somewhere.........

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Thumbs up XT 600 conerting to supermoto

Hey guys

I am still new here
and would love to get some help how did you guys convert those xt600 to supermoto stile.

I have 1986 XT600R
some info about rims and tires that you used
and brakes
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Here's my '88 XT6.....


17" Excel's laced to stock hubs....so no need spacer fabrication....yet.
Front: 3.50x17
Rear: 4.25x17
Dunlop D208's on both ends......absolutely Rails through the twisties!
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Xt 600 R

Here is my XT600R
Year of made is 1986

It used to be off-road bike but I changed it all and made it street legal

Thanks for information's for wheels
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God damn!

Those are some freaking HUGE headlights!

I really think other drives will thank you for replacing them with that new one you've fitted!

It looks pretty good!
congrats!


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