Rescued this little fella from gumtree for a bit of a project. It's a 1999 Yamaha TTR600 Belgrada, Italian manufactured with 46mm Paoli fork, Ohlins shock and Brembo brakes . It wouldn't start for the previous owner so I picked it up for next to nothing. It came with new tyres, Pro Taper bars, barkbusters, single seat mod plate and recent chain and sprockets. I got it home and bumped it over compression by hand and heard a pushhhhhttt from between the carb and the cylinder head. Both inlet manifolds had broken away from the aluminium.
I've always liked this series of engine but never owned one before. Plan is for a general tidy up, Wiseco 635cc piston, basic porting, 3 angle valve job and squish clearance set.
Everything has a stained on layer of red dirt
Broken inlet manifolds
A quick peek inside looks better than I expected, not burnt on sludge