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Hello there,

Any good resources anywhere for the Yamaha XT 600? This was a "world" model Yamaha discontinued in the 1990s. Not real big in the US, but I've seen them in France and Italy where they are more common. I think they brought back the XT 450 in the US a few years ago.

Thanks,

Matt

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I've just bought a brand new 2004 model XT600E. Was going to get the new XT660R but budget restrictions meant a run out XT600E was affordable....

Haven't ridden it yet as I'm waiting for my ankle to heal. I have searched the net and found it a bit light on info regarding the XT. They were still avail new in New Zealand and australia until 2004. Used alot by rental companies here. What you wanting to know?

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Yahoo (I think) has an XT user group that sometimes has good info on the 600's. I don't have the link to it here at home. I have it linked at work and will try to remember to post it up.

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I had a 1981 xt500. I liked it, but lacked susp. Installed a white bros cam & piston and it really grunted . Alum tank was cool ! Started easy. but a little heavy. repalaced with xr600r.(94) I think the xt might outlive many bikes , seemed durable and easy to wrench. my .02

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Hello there,

Any good resources anywhere for the Yamaha XT 600? This was a "world" model Yamaha discontinued in the 1990s. Not real big in the US, but I've seen them in France and Italy where they are more common. I think they brought back the XT 450 in the US a few years ago.

Thanks,

Matt

babbittsonline one word is usually the best deal for OEM parts

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you didnt post what year you have or are looking at to buy so i went middle of the 90's. is this the basic bike?

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_xt_600_e_1995.php

it is a very reliable bike, good for adventure touring on 1 lane back roads and dirt/gravel fire and service roads.

not a good desert bike if you like to ride very hard or do any jumping.

if you keep both wheels on the ground and sit down alot and just ride 30-40 mph off road in the desert it is a great bike. its suspension and weight limit its off road performance but help its on road performance.

it is all in what you plan to do with it.

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