XT600E - All mods explained with pictures.
Iv spent about 6 months prepping and researching upgrades and mods for my 2003 XT600E. Its finally finished so I thought id show you guys some pictures and explain what Iv done. If you want to know where I got anything, then please PM me.
Firstly I fitted an oil temperature guage as oil temp is critical in the hot climates I will be travelling. £30
Next came the modified CRD bashguard from David Lambeth - £90
I decided on an SW Motech Centre Stand as its great for oiling the chain or removing the rear wheel £100
Took me 15 mins and is very stable.
Dashboard is APICO risers with Renthal far bars. I fitted a brace for the touratech lockable mount for the Garmin 2610 GPS. You can also see a 12V accessory socket. GPS is wired directly to the battery as is the socket. Both with inline fuses
Handguards cost £30 and a replaced the horrible hard grips with a softer compound.
I bought a Quill Stainless BS marked exhaust from ebay for £100. Best bargain yet ! Its road legal and not too loud but its a little louder than the AWFUL original can. Its about half the weight too and wont rust.
I replaced the seat bolts with these. Makes getting the seat on and off a doddle.
The Tank is a 23L Acerbis which is also available from David Lambeth or Touratech. The sheepskin used to be a rug and works wonders for your bottom.
11/05/07 Fitted the Gorilla 7007 alarm. Its direct to battery and seems very good upto now. Cost me £50 direct from the states. Its connects straight to the battery and has a velcro mounted tilt senor. The unit also detects knocks. Only comes with one fob but they are available for $16. Upto 3 can be used.
It fits perfectly where the original binned tools went. I swapped the battery and tool rubber straps around for a better fit.
I fitted a genuine yamaha rear rack. I think its one of the best out there.
I also got a 550lb Spring from David Lambeth.#
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Last edited by *Touring Ted*; 3 Oct 2007 at 19:33.