xt600 engine service? and parts questions
Im not sure what has been done on my xt600e 2001 since I bought it only 2 weeks ago and the previous owner didnt say much. It looks very good, looks like it hasnt been used on dirt /gravel at all. It always starts right away cold or warm. Idles well, no noticeable hickups in the rpm range and accelerates when i want it to though theres no worrying about the front wheel going up i think.
Im thinking about getting a service on the engine though, maybe valve adjustment and change of gaskets on the top end? It looks like the right front side of the cylinder is getting dirty, almost like someone blowing black dust onto that side, the other side is clean! Maybe the gaskets are leaking air? would this make it less powerful?
Is valve adjustment important on the XT600 and how often should it be done? Will the power get better?
How powerful should the xt600 2001 be? Mine has 40HP (the registration card says so), it accelereates hard but i dont think i could get the front wheel up without helping. Is that normal or should it go up easy?
I dont want to ask the shop for a full service I just want to ask them to do a couple of the most important things..
And would this be possible to do myself? I have downloaded the service manual in pdf format but the one i got says 1st edition january 1990, does this cover the 2001 model? didnt the engine change in 1996?
I have some questions about parts too, I would like to get some handguards for wind protection and maybe a windshield
anyone know where to get nice looking and functional hand guards?got pics?