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where do you mount remote reservoir on the xt?
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where do you mount remote reservoir on the xt?
I just posted a picture where?

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Rear shock (and remote reservoir) by TT 600 1996.

I 've chosen the left side of frame instead of the right, because of the proximity of the exhaust tubes (excessive heat) and also due to my kickstart.
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No choice on a 34L as the oil cooler sits in that spot.



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sorry for my absence , but im not here every day...

in my TT I made an extension in the top side of the frame fork tube, about 3 cm. In this way the top yoke is 3 cm higher, and fork tubes can go 3 cm more high. After this, you need to test, with fork tubes caps removed, that the weel does not touch the fender at full down position. And remember that now it-s easier with supermoto wheels, but you need to test this also with enduro wheels, if you plan to use them in the future!!!
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I have this Works Performance in mine and it works great .
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Unhappy XT600E rear suspension-raisers: only available in Germany???

Absolutely no luck at all in getting one of these. My 'eBay-Deutschland' search has had the odd hit over the months, but the seller is never one who will send these (or anything??) out of Germany.

Are these only ever available in Germany - and, if so, will they only ever be found in Germany (unless Jens ever sells his)??

Can anyone point me to a (reputable) source for these 'rear-suspension-raisers' for the XT600E that I can actually buy in/from the UK? Would be very grateful for any decent leads that anyone could give me in tracking down a good quality example that I can purchase. Anyone got one to sell, perhaps?

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I bought one of those raiser blocks "Heckhöherlegung" of the German ebay. I needed the extra ground clearence for the things I do, so it has helped me a lot.

I also makes the bike look a bit more "motorcrossy", and not so much a gravel-tourer.

The first ride felt speciel because i sat differently on the bike, but that was it. I tried to remove it once to see the difference but didnt like, so mounted the raiser again.

Mines a 2003 model btw, heres an old pic of the shock removed with the raiserblock:


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The reason you wont find them everywhere is that there not approved in any way, no "dot" no "tüv" ect...

If you do find one, let me know, perhaps its easier to make them ship the Item to me in Denmark, and I could ship it to you.

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Theres actually one know, I have contacted him and am waiting his reply.
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Hi, theres one on ebay now.

Shiping from Germany to me in Denmark is 10euro, let me know if you need me to bid on this for you.

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I'm also interested in such riser, but it's rather expensive. Can't it be reproduced? I mean, DIY would cost cents...
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Sure if you have the skills it shouldn't be much of a problem, there seem to be a lot of buyers out there, so perhaps make a batch of em'?
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When the weather gets warmer I think I will try and make at least one. I don't think it will be a big problem. If I succeed, I'll make some more.

Dimensions (and metal thickness) would help a lot, as I would not have to "guess" them. Especially how long it is (from center of one bolt to center of another bolt). And that unique shape it has, with one side cut off (to clear the frame?).

I guess it's a tight fit in the frame, or is it held just by those two bolts (unlikely)?
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I realy need one of those
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Hey, Jens, you're an absolute gem of a fellow. Have just PM'd you.

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If I do get hold of one, Zergman, I'll get the Vernier callipers out and give you all the measurements and details. You're right, they are far too expensive for what they are and could probably be made up quite competently by somebody with regular equipment and some engineering nouse. And access to a hardware store for the square-section steel tube.

I look forward to Zergman Engineering Inc/Ltd/Pty/GmBh/SA/etc. [Careful on that ice, mate!].

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When the weather gets warmer I think I will try and make at least one. I don't think it will be a big problem. If I succeed, I'll make some more.
Dimensions (and metal thickness) would help a lot, as I would not have to "guess" them. Especially how long it is (from center of one bolt to center of another bolt). And that unique shape it has, with one side cut off (to clear the frame?).
I guess it's a tight fit in the frame, or is it held just by those two bolts (unlikely)?
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