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post #1 of 6 Old 01-26-2010, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha XT600?

I have a friend that's found a clean '86 XT600. I don't know anything about them, anyone here have some experience?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-26-2010, 05:00 PM
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No personal experience...just word of mouth and what I've read.
Thumper, no known problems, no huge following....I guess for a really good price I'd try one. I believe it's pretty tall, if that matters.
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Thanks Kristen, glad to get at least one response to my question. This particular one looks clean but is probably priced too high at $1500 for an '86 with 8000 miles.

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Not a bad machine, I'd not kick one out of the garage for leaking oil.

That is a few miles for a thumper, and unless it has maintenance records, well, I dunno, my rule of thumb is a buck a cc - if it is in exceptional condition, does not smoke or make any strange noises, I go a grand easy -

Maybe more.......

If you need the factory owners or service manual, let me know.

That applies for any Yamaha, btw......

Better have a good internet connection, some of those files are pretty big.

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Don't know why but people seem to want a premium for those old thumpers. Those XR500s are another good example. I routinely see early '80s units with $1200 price tags.

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HA that is cheap on my side of the world for a clean one (low kms (miles too). Easy get $5k plus for a tidy XR500 here. They are getting a bit collectible.

The XT and XR were the big boys dirt bikes - great rides and a real do-it all 80's bike. Man I have good memories of pulling monos on a friends. Simple engines and easy to work on. No real issues if well serviced.

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