XT600E Are New Zealand engine model codes different than UK/Europe?
Being new to the HUBB & in the market for a XT600E, I've read many threads here which I've found to be very informative & much appreciated, so thanks to you all.
After reading of the gearbox 5th gear problems I thought that would be something to avoid.
Some input on a earlier thread by Dave Lambeth stated the '97 onward models (4PT2/3/4) had the DJ02 engine code I believe, which have the clutch cable entering the engine on the R/h side(as opposed to the L/h side), & had the better gearbox than previous models.
I've recently viewed a '98 model with the cable entering on the L/h side & engine & frame code being 3WR...
Also viewed a '03 model with the cable entering on the L/h side & engine & frame code being 3WR...
Also viewed a '02 model with the cable entering on the L/h side & unsure of the codes.
They obviously haven't had engine swaps because the 3WR engine codes are the same as the frame number prefix.
So I'm now wondering if downunder here in New Zealand we have different model engines/gearboxes than in UK & Europe??
Does anyone know from what year the NZ models had the later engine/gearbox with the clutch cable entering on the R/h side??
Does anyone know if the 3WR engine/gearbox had the 5th gear wear problem??.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Remember that Assumption is the mother of all f**k-ups.
Last edited by Bobmech; 12 Oct 2008 at 23:32.