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Old 1 Jul 2009
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i have no idea at all what will work on your bike thats why all my rear suspension is in exactly the same position as yam designed it to be, moving any mounting point will change the loading (distance from fulcrum point, length of lever, etc...) on the suspension and will need to be tuned via spring rates damping etc.

lets put into perspective yamaha bought 50% of the ohlins company back in 1987 as it was cheaper than developing their own suspension, showa spend millions on developing just the oil seals alone for their kit.

basically if you do not fit it where its designed to be it will not work as it did before
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Well, for now I have and will keep the stock rear suspension!

What I was trying to ask was, will a longer suspension from one of the orther XT's give me some extra rear height? (keeping the same mount positions of course)

Does anyone know/have a list with the lenght of the XT's rear shock from the several year models?


But I will try to fit the carb on the bike..

Does routing the carb-airbox joint need to be in a specific design?
What should I avoid doing?



Updates:

  • carb choke plunger from procycle.us for 20bucks delivered (to my US address) - bought!
  • DR650 carb joint (engine/carb) 22€ delivered here in Portugal - bought!
I don't want to be a pain by putting all these questions on here.. yuo guys must be full with my "mods" already lol


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Update: Bought the choke plunger 20 bucks shipped

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2 new updates:

- 4 new Led blinkers for 20€ shipped
- 2008 YZ250F Rear brake caliper/mount/protections with new brake pads for US$49 shipped

I'm supposing my XT's rear brake master cylinder and hose will work with this caliper

Only 2 more and 1maybe things too get:

- 2006-09 YZ125+ rear wheel axle with chain blocks and spacers
- 2001-09 YZ125+ rear shock
maybe: Yamaha grizzly 600 cylinder Y-joint to carb boot

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damn, I've should've named this thread 90-03 XT600E - 01-09 YZ/WR - KTM mods"


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One more update lol

- Bought 2005 YZ250F rear shock for 70USD shipped

Has anyone got some aftermarket rear view mirrors for their bike?
I'll need to get a pair for my XT...

I like the looks of the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250 that a friend of mine got....


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Update:

- Complete 07YZ450F rear wheel axle assembly 34.99USD shipped


I'm still considering on getting that carb joint rubber boot from the Grizzly 660 if I find out it actually fits..


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Has anyone got some aftermarket rear view mirrors for their bike?
I'll need to get a pair for my XT...
The Ninja right-side mirror will not work without an adapter (for the Yamaha left-hand thread). Many replacement mirrors available with the Yamaha threads. The trouble I have is that the mirror heads are not wide enough to allow me to see past my shoulders. I was even thinking of installing bar-end mirrors until I found that my handlebars had welded-in bar-end weights. If you have the OEM mirrors, the heads can be removed from the stems and an extension inserted between the two. I got a pair from here:
Motorcycle and Scooter Mirror Extensions and Adapters that work just fine.
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Hi there!

I ended up buying these a couple of days ago: Spiegel Paar universal E-geprüft schwarz NEU - eBay (item 390072352250 end time Jul-25-09 12:33:04 PDT)

also bought:As for the 2003 XT600E blue plastic fairings: rear fender and both side panels, on CMNSL or whatever website they want 396euros for those 3 parts frs 100€ just for shipping and 33euros for taxes I'm gonna ask here at my local "Yamaha supplier" how much do these plastics cost from them!


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Please let me se the mirrors on when they arrive.
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Hahammm ya liked them huh!? I will take some pictures tomorrow of the "whole" naked bike lol


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Well.. been a while now but unfortunately not much has been done...

The mirrors have arrived a month ago but I have yet to make two bolts to make the mirrors fit onto the clutch and brake lever pin bolts because they look too tall on the bike for my taste...

I could do on the easy way and just trim down a little on the plastic joints so it'll let the mirror go lower than 40degrees (on the handlebars mirror bolt holes)...

I'm gonna take some pictures of them on my 2002 DT125R that has some cheap ProTaper type of handlebars with raisers so you can have an idea of how they look like..

- I've also got the new headlight fairing and seat side panels (forgot to order the rear fender lol)

- Got all the carb parts needed to make it work but with only one throttle cable (one of the XT's)...might get a throttle tube thingy from a KTM 640 Supermoto if I can find a cheap one that has both cables...

- Bought 2liters of fork oil for the forks.. I asked for a heavier oil than the KYB 01 that the 02 YZ250 uses and the guy at the Yamaha dealer gave me of Putoline 2.5w racing fork oil.. hope it is enough for what I need or I'll have to get some heavier oil...

- Frame is still on the paint shop because they went on vacation?! they could've told me that! but anyway, they said it would be ready this week!


So yeah... less than one month to go before college restarts and here I am on a standstill



I have to get some loctite on monday so I can do the forks... so tomorrow will be leasure time lol..


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Just got my new rear fender and throttle tube... 100€ flack me


Things still needed to do:
  1. frame paintjob
  2. change the front fork seals
  3. awaiting the conic air filter (hope it arrives this week) Motorcycle K&N Style 60 mm Chrome Cone Power Air Filter:eBay Motors (item 250494158034 end time Oct-06-09 01:16:49 PDT)
  4. Buy one of these to replace that funny tube I bought to fit as carb-to-airbo inlet: 60mm 2 3/8" Silver 2 Py High Temp Air Feed Ducting 1M on eBay (end time 05-Oct-09 10:16:48 BST)
  5. buy one of these: 60mm 2 3/8" Aluminium Alloy Beaded Hose Joiner Silicone on eBay (end time 06-Oct-09 15:29:21 BST)
  6. Sell the KTM LC4 640 throttle tube+cables that I bought as new and never used it as it the cables are too short to fit on the XT...
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PICS!!!

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Sorry for the quality of the pics.. it's the best I can arrange for now...

Before I started this whole process I crashed with the bike! TWICE in about 600meters distance ( I was being towed on the bike with a rope straped from the bike to the car AND my father was "driving" (some might say he was speedracing :S )

The thing is.. I put some pics of the rear fender .. as you might have noticed, there is a big gap between the fender and the frame.... the frame is bent JUST on that part (after the pillion hand grabbing things)
The gap is about 6centimeters (2-1/4")...

Tomorrow I'll be fixing this... Have to put it straight before painting the frame...


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Next things on the list:
  • KEDO stainless steel downpipes... as soon as they get in stock :\
Does anyone know of anyone who makes these not in stainless steel but in Copper?

My father told me that he had a Kawasaki 25/30 years ago that had Copper downpipes which looked awesome and NEVER rusted!

  • Paintjob is at 1/4 of completion.. only the main frame has been sandblasted and has primer on it since.... DECEMBER and will stay like that until my Easter college vacations...
anyway... BUMP

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