I just bought a 1993 XT600E and I need some information, help and advice. I found many websites on this bike but I only read English.
What model number is this bike since the chassis number starts with JYA3UYE08RA------? I found a number of posts in this bulletin board on model number but don't remember 3UY model number. The bike is in Singapore and registered since new.
The sticker on the chain guard of most bikes with tires and pressure information is missing. What is the factory specified pressure? Can't find any information on the internet and Haynes and Clymers manuals on this bike are not sold here. The previous owner is not sure. Are there street tires for this bike? What are recommended?
What is the capacity of the petrol tank for this model and what is the consumption like for city riding? I pumped in 13.2L since picking up the bike 2 days ago and that was about 15 miles after reserve. I am looking into a bigger tank, at least 20L and would not mind any used tank. The bigger the better, even in excess of 30L. Other than Acerbis, IMS, and other 3rd party tanks which I do not have any idea what they are, can other XT model tanks fit onto the above bike? How about the different Tenere tanks?
The bike has done about 46000 km (just short of 29000 miles) in the past ten years. The engine fires up with just one push of the starter button and the engine sounds fine, idles fine, no knocking or rattling sound. But on shutting off the engine, there is a kluck sound with a hissing sound at the same time. Is this normal? What is that due to? What else should I look into when I service the bike?
I am sorry for the long posting. I have searched the net for the past one week and I am not able to gather much information for the above bike. Thank you for all replies. Have a nice weekend and ride safe.