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You're welcome. Keep us posted on your restoration and let me know if you need other parts numbers, I have a fill parts catalogue.

Good luck!
 

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I rode a brand new one when they first came out and it was impressive to say the least:grin: In third gear, when the engine hit it's power curve, the front wheel would gently lift a foot or so off the ground in a controlled manner:wink2:

I had owned a couple of Honda 305 Superhawk's and they were fast for the time but nothing compared to the X6:smile_big:

Then came the H1 and H2 Kawasaki, 3 cyl, 2 strokes and the performance world was shaken to its core.:wink2:

Kim, don't take the bike apart, let an expert do it or with your obvious inexperience, it will end up in pieces in a basket, hence 'Basket case.':surprise:

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Have you ever replaced crank seals? Should I take to someone or do you think its not that difficult?
If you are familiar with taking this sort of engine apart and, more importantly, putting it back together again (!) then you could do the two side seals yourself after splitting the crank cases.
I think I have also read that people have replaced these without splitting the crankcases, by removing the clutch on the one side, the generator etc on the other, and pulling the seals out. The new ones are then tapped in.
The crankshaft needs to be pressed apart to do the centre seal and bearing, though, so you definitely need to dismantle the engine to remove the crank. The crank work then needs to be done by a crank specialist.
 

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Yep, I have it tore down I had to put a new shifter fork in one was broken for the upper gears, probably should take to a bike shop I guess. I wish I knew how to tell if the seals are bad. Thanks again.
 

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You know your way around the engine then! I don't know how you can tell for sure that the seals are good or bad but mine were very obviously bad. Apart from the tell tale signs when the bike was running - the excess smoke you can see in the pics above - they had a lot of play on the shaft and I could wiggle them around when I had the crank out, they felt loose. The new ones were a snug fit - they would slide on or off the shaft, but there was no play once they were on.
You might be lucky if your bike has been running recently. Mine hadn't run for over 40 years so the seals had probably dried and shrunk.
 

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Ok Have the new shifter fork in and all is good but seem to be having trouble getting the kick starter to work properly, does anyone have any good suggestions on how to install it? I have read the book havnt tried it since. Could use any ideas that you may have and also trying to get enough post to post picture.
 

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Purchased a ultra sonic parts cleaner and cleaned the carbs and covers, it does a nice job.
I did that with mine too, you're right it is effective. It leaves quite a matt finish, though, and they're a bit fiddly to polish.

Ok Have the new shifter fork in and all is good but seem to be having trouble getting the kick starter to work properly, does anyone have any good suggestions on how to install it? I have read the book havnt tried it since. Could use any ideas that you may have and also trying to get enough post to post picture.
When you get enough posts, post a picture of the kick start installation and I'll see if I can spot anything amiss.

The tank badges are available but very expensive e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-T20-Super-Six-Tank-Badges/264154609041?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D9921fa00f0de49aab9faebe808aadb5e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D223185100307%26itm%3D264154609041&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
 

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I am looking for parts to paint: tank, sidecovers, front forks, fenders. Any suggestions. I bought a 66 scrambler restored in blue. Its to pretty to repaint in red. Where exactly would I look for parts? I'm really new at this. thanks.
 

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I picked up a 1966 Suzuki T20 X6 Hustler gem a few weeks ago at an estate sale. There wasn't too much information available form the estate sale company about the bike. All they knew was that it has been sitting in the garage for a long time and was "froze up", and had very old gas in the tank. The bike had a 1970's Michigan license plate so it had been legally off the road since then.

I don't think I walked more than two feet out the door before I turned back to purchase the bike. The price was good, and I was two in love with the bike to wait for a phone call to see if it was a good investment or not...guess when you are driving a borrowed pickup truck it makes the decision to purchase a non running bike easier.

The next day the estate sale company called to say they found an envelope with a bunch of bike things - keys and more keys, original owners manual, service punch cards, warranty, title form 1966, tank badges...

Amazingly the bike is a time capsule, everything is there and intact! :)
Needs a good scrub down and a bit of TLC but I plan on keeping her stock.

While de-gunkifying the carb unfortunately a needle jet broke :(

Wanted: Mikuni "Needle Jet", Series 126 size N-6

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Hello, My very first bike was a 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler. I didn't know that it was not a dirt bike at all. I rode it dirt and street for a few years and had a lot of fun with it. Imagine how happy I was when I finally got a new Yamaha 175 endure. Those 2 strokers are known to seize up sometimes. A lot of wear and the pistons get sloppy, The solution is usually to get oversize pistons and rings and hone out the cylinders a bit. If I remember right it is a 2 cylinder, so maybe only one cylinder is frozen. anyway it is not too hard to remove the jugs after you get the pistons loosened up by removing the heads and putting a wooden block on the piston and jar it loose as gently as possible. Good luck. This bike is a really peppy bike when running well.
 

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too late for earlier posters, but i may have possible culprit for excessive smoke, blowing oil from seals. couple years ago i brought x-6 back to life after 25 years of not running. can't remember which pipe but was smoking excessively and blowing oil from the case, almost busted my arse lightly tapping rear brake at just 30mph on wet road on first trial run. i feared the worst, internal engine seals. then i found a crankcase breather at the rear of engine case, topside. it's the size and shape of a cigarette filter. it was clogged solidly. it simply pulls out with an upward tug with pliers. once i cleaned it out so i could blow thru it, all problems disappeared! guess there's a reason for crankcase breathers.
 
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