Learning my way round my xt600e...
Hello people, Im looking for some input from you guys and girls.
On my last trip with my last xt600 I had some engine troubles near tashanta (russian-mongolian border), and basically didnt know enough about engines to start taking it apart and fixing it.
In the end it didnt need fixing as I just rode it as it is until I crashed and ended up having to be flown home (leaving the poor xt to a mongolian)
Now..... I would like to get my head round my engine on my new xt by taking it apart and looking, but I am worried about maybe making it less reliable if I do so...
The new bike is in great nick and only 8000 miles so I am nervous to take it apart as I dont want to mess it up.
I dont have enough money/space to buy another xt to play with, so that option is out of the window.
I have basic mechanical knowledge too, always servicing my bikes, cars, vans etc, changing discs and pads. But never delved into an engine too much.
What do you guys think? Is the best way to learn to take it to bits? Will I just cause more damage than good?
Also doesnt matter if this xt isnt on the road for a bit as I use my other bike to get to work on/run about.
Hope this made sense and thanks in advance