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Old 1 Jun 2009
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Hey there!
I've made a new thread a few days ago: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...00e-mods-43008

But anyway, here is my latest news lol
Bought a All Balls Fork Dust Seal kit for my new forks for 31.50$

AND I've just bought a couple of hours ago a 2006 YZ250F swingarm for 45$ + 15$ for s/h... a real bairgain!!!

I will be looking for a 1999-2009 YZ/WR 125/450 rear wheel hub.. Yamaha OEM part# 5ET-25311-00-00

If anyone one has a good one hanging around in the garage just let me know and make me an offer :P

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@Vando. Man, you're in some serious mods there on your topic. Too f***ing hardcore for me :P

Well, let me tell you what I have decided with my XT's suspension:

Front: I won't swap the fork, because a fork that has a larger diameter won't fit because of the 23L Acerbis tank (when I turn the handlebar at maximum, this one has 1,2 mm left, and the 43mm or 48mm fork has also a thicker triple clamp...). What I will do, is change the springs with progressive ones for now, and that's it, cause I don't have any info on where I can get some emulators...

Rear: for now, I will fit a progressive spring. Hyperpro makes them (however, their customer service skills pretty suck) and hopefully I can get a stiffer one (they have a kit with fork springs + shock spring + oil at about 200 EUR).
Wilbers can deliver a rear shock that increses the height of the bike with up to 40mm (and it's plug and play, no mods necessary), so this part is very easy, but I will consider it in the future only.

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ekkemu is it only on full lock where the accerbis tank clearance is an issue post a pic with some measurements and i'll do a comparison to the ktm yokes i have on my bike, i used the widest i could find to give more clearance due to using yzf600 wheels which have wider hubs so if mine still clear the tank the yz or wr yokes should be narrower and still give enough clearance.

i just posted more pics on my super moto xt600e thread which shows the front end a bit more clearly.



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Hi Guys,

I have a questions and hope somebody can help me. We are going on a trip to south east asia in january and I found a 2002 Yamaha XT600 for my wife. Does anybody know if I can get a lowering kit for this bike? She can get her foot on the ground but for the trip I defenetly have to lower it a bit. What is the best solution and where can I get the stuff?

Thanks a lot

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Hi Mario

I've recently fitted a KEDO lowering kit to my XT600 2003 year bike.
It needs some minor work on the linkage to fit and I would suggest
taking the opportunity to check/grease your suspension
bearings at the same time.

Not been off road with it yet but on road handling and suspension
is great so I'm confident off roading will be as good.

Both front and rear suspension is lowered and you get a part for
the side stand adjustment - well recommended.


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50223 -35mm Lowering Kit (Vehicle Type Approval)

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A few pics of a moded 84 tt600

This bike is so very nice off road and on And have had a lot of experience with different bikes.
So you can turn a dinosaur into a tiger.
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more of suspension pics

The donor bike was a 1997 Honda CR500 with newer Showa forks from a 2001 CR 250.
The job took several evenings (2 weeks worth) to complete
A tig welder and lathe were needed to accomplish.
I got fairly lucky with the the actual work necessary to complete as there are many interchangeable bearings and and such with the Honda
Essentially all the Honda stuff worked way easier than I had imagined.
All the suspension is from the Honda including rims, brakes, swing arm, linkage, triple clamps ECT...
The following pictures show what is possible with some fab skills and a little imagination.
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xt600 emulators

Hi guys, yes i know this thread is old, but did anyone ever get any drawings for fork emulators for the tenere?

if so, do you want to share the wisdom.
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