Well, in case you didn't know, the later TTR600RE (electric start model) sacrificed the lurverly Ohlins rear shock for the electric boot
So, I managed to get a 2nd hand one on eBay and went about fitting it.
Its a bit of a strip down, so off with the seat, tank, exhaust, disconnect battery and off with the rear sub-frame
Now at last I can get to the rear shock. Whilst removing the Sachs unit, I took all the suspension linkages off & cleaned them then greased them all.
So after a bit of Wiggley Giggley, the Ohlins is in place
Whilst the bike was in bits, I also whipped the carbs off and re-jetted the beasty. I run a less restrictive s/s pipe and although she runs OK, I know shes a tad lean. So I replaced the primary carbs 150 with a 165.
So, time to put it all back together.....
All goes fairly well - hardest bit was re-routing the carb drain pipes
Anyhow heres the MONEY shot.....
The bike is a couple of inches higher now
......as you can see from how far she leans over !!!!!!
So went for a blast, nice being so high up
and a smoother more controlled rear end. Also the new jetting is much better, only needs choke for 10 - 15 secs, and is a bit punchier too.
So all in all a good days work - just need some real mean knobblies fitted