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Old 13 May 2008
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rear mudguard/rack

hello everyone i am trying to gather parts via e bay etc to get my xt600 on the road and i have ordered a rear mudguard/light/rack for it but because i havent got an original one on it i am not sure of the correct way it fits on althought when i get it it will probably be obvious.So i was wondering does anybody know where i can get some pictures of how they fit together because although i have downloaded nmanuals etc i cant find any. if anyone has any ideas that will be excellent .By the way it appears my frame is a 34l (kick start only model) but it has a 1vj tank/forks/engine and i think seat,I am not sure about the seat but i have got about a 3 inch gap at the back which i hope the rack etc will hide and i will probably put a small tool bag on to cover up but at the moment it seems like i need a snap on top box to cover up the gap it is horrible. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.
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Me too!

hey wrussell, if you ever find the answer to this, then please port - I have the same problem; a 1VJ seat on a 34L frame and a big ugly gap. I was wondering if the Acerbis rear fender might help a bit, as it can probably be fixed to rise a bit behind the seat, but other ideas welcome.

(the original seat and rack got cut around to fit a badly thought-out rear aux fuel tank and were only good for chucking away afterwards, ho hum)
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hello xtfrog just to update where i am so far is i have got a rear mudguard/lamp from a 34l and the small luggage rack . I tried to take off the old mudguard i have on it but one of the bolts was rusted and the allen key just turns in the hole (how annoying) when i looked how to fit these parts on i now know someone has removed one of the brackets which is welded to the frame to bolt the mudguard to and the rack does not fit because a 1vj seat seems to be longer or at least comes further back so my brother has got a welder and a bit of adjusting this rack is going to fit ,when done i will try to post some pics . good luck and i will keep you posted good luck wrussell.
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