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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By stteve
Wow!! I also have an XT500 and an XR400, this is...

Wow!! I also have an XT500 and an XR400, this is great. Like to have more details about the build. Very impressive.


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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:40 AM
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Posted By stteve
Austria - http://www.dirtbike.at/

Austria - http://www.dirtbike.at/
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
The Dutch XT club rented a very very muddy...

The Dutch XT club rented a very very muddy MX-track for half a day....
Forum: Photos 03-27-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,542
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Posted By stteve
Dakar Bikes Collection...

When Dakar was still DAKAR!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lR1suPUOLgQ&feature=youtu.be


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Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:17 PM
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Views: 191,946
Posted By stteve
The TT600 Thread

French soldiers on a TT600R with custom paintjob....

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/14/88536729638c3edd656b57b343f89a15.jpg


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Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By stteve
I used two pieces of pipe and had a friend bend...

I used two pieces of pipe and had a friend bend and weld them. I'd be better of the pipes went under the plastic, but it worked this way. I think the GL heatshield can be used, but this also can be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 191,946
Posted By stteve
I had Ortliebs m22 on a Tunesia trip a few years...

I had Ortliebs m22 on a Tunesia trip a few years back, and made sure the full bags would not press too much against the plastic so these would rub against the hot muffler and got melted. Used a piece...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 2,027,608
Posted By stteve
Mine did. The Dutch sand is quit heavy,...

Mine did. The Dutch sand is quit heavy, especially wet, but a 25 mile ride to the start of an event, the 120 mile sandy event itself, and the trip back, plus an 4 hour enduro on a 5 mile course was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9,337
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Posted By stteve
I once went the same way; my o-ring chain lasted...

I once went the same way; my o-ring chain lasted about 300 kms/200 miles of Dutch dualsport trials, sand and mud, and some street. An o-ring chain would do 1500 to 2000 kms (1000 to 1200 miles). ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 05:20 AM
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Posted By stteve
I believe a NX400 Falcon is sold in...

I believe a NX400 Falcon is sold in South-America, which uses the same basic engine


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Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 01:27 AM
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Posted By stteve
Other pics are pretty small. IT is from 1996...

Other pics are pretty small. IT is from 1996 magazine, hence the purple colours.




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Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:56 PM
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Posted By stteve
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/24/b303ee1...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/24/b303ee16b38c3dc8cfaf1611e7c23cae.jpg

Found a French article about a really nice TT600


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Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 12:37 AM
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Posted By stteve
okay, it is clear to me, but since i read your...

okay, it is clear to me, but since i read your reply online as well i am not sure what to do with it anymore :rofl
Thanks anyway
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 35,196
Posted By stteve
http://www.marca.com/albumes/2015/01/12/dakar_sala...

http://www.marca.com/albumes/2015/01/12/dakar_salar/index_3.html

http://www.marca.com/albumes/2015/01/12/dakar_salar/index_2.html
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9,337
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Posted By stteve
Nice video, but 2 remarks/questions: ...

Nice video, but 2 remarks/questions:

Shouldn't you you measure the oil level with the bike horizontal, instead of on the sidestand?

I have heard horror stories about the oilpump pumping air...
Forum: Racing 12-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 220,497
Posted By stteve
http://tv.eurosport.nl/search.shtml?query=dakar

http://tv.eurosport.nl/search.shtml?query=dakar
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
Hennorit 2014

Annual offroad ride through Holland and Belgium for XT/TT owners

http://youtu.be/gE2fK5Utk14
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By stteve
Had the Annual Hennorit last weekend, an XT500...

Had the Annual Hennorit last weekend, an XT500 club event. Lots of mud, cold and wet! XR was not noticed

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/06/24ec47d009ebd617cd5d146f26b69325.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/04/3224abd...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/04/3224abd00bba81afffc7eba5d44b4da0.jpg

F1 racer Kimi Raikonen riding an XT500 to sell jeans.


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Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 10:56 PM
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Posted By stteve
Www.kedo.de, item #94012

Www.kedo.de, item #94012
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By stteve
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/28/7a58dcd...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/28/7a58dcd99a12ab006f152fef6738bdda.jpg

Had to disguise my XR to be able to join a different brand off-road trip....



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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 2,027,608
Posted By stteve
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/24/266b6cc...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/24/266b6cc5b04082ee45dae45b0d616786.jpg



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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 191,946
Posted By stteve
Aha a TT600S. Nope, that is not going to work,...

Aha a TT600S. Nope, that is not going to work, but you may be able to swap the stem if ebay doesnt work.


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Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 191,946
Posted By stteve
Aha. Well that must be karma, because i have a...

Aha. Well that must be karma, because i have a lower triple from my former TT600R that may fit. I will shoot some pics tomorrow, and measure it up.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 191,946
Posted By stteve
Eric what do you need? I ordered my consumables...

Eric what do you need? I ordered my consumables like chains and cables etc from Kedo, but other parts were more difficult to order, because they could not be ordered from Yamaha, but had to be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,337
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Posted By stteve
Nice write-up Jenny. Keep it simpel. I recently...

Nice write-up Jenny. Keep it simpel. I recently upgraded to braided brakelines, because the 1997 lines expended when braking. Rest is stock, and rode the Baja300 rally as such, without problems.

...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9,337
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Posted By stteve
Try to get in touch with the french rider Nicolas...

Try to get in touch with the french rider Nicolas Boyer, who did the Dakar Rally in 2013 on a XR400, and ask him if he thinks it is neccessary and if so, how it is done.
Forum: Racing 09-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,861
Posted By stteve
I have done the Baja300 a few times, total cost...

I have done the Baja300 a few times, total cost me around 1000 euros, incl entry fee and new tires/mouses. Cant get any cheaper than that. And it has defenitly everything you may expect from a rally.
Forum: Trials 05-21-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 213,575
Posted By stteve
Sammy Miller maybe?? ...

Sammy Miller maybe??
http://www.smproducts.co.uk/
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 2,027,608
Posted By stteve
http://stteve.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TT600R/Lowbu...

http://stteve.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TT600R/Lowbudget-Rallyscherm#!/

I used a bucket and some scissors on my Yamaha. Worked great, new owner stil uses it.
Forum: Photos 04-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 1,080,049
Posted By stteve
50 of them, 2, 3 and 4-wheels ...

50 of them, 2, 3 and 4-wheels

http://www.dakardantan.com/recherche.php?debut=30&expression_recherche=suzuki&type=modele&edition=&action=Rechercher
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 180,243
Posted By stteve
Nice Spanish Tenere ...

Nice Spanish Tenere

http://traildreamer.com/en/category/tenere-660/

http://traildreamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/01032014-IMG_8042-1024x683.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By stteve
I recently bough Cyril Despres book "4 times...

I recently bough Cyril Despres book "4 times Dakar" (okay, it is not really up to date) and discovered this picture of him in his first Dakar-rally, in 2000, on a private XR400

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 50,918
Posted By stteve
Found this old footage of a dutch enduro, with a...

Found this old footage of a dutch enduro, with a bunch of XR's passing by. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/bk3zUrO4CI0
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By stteve
F2R 730 Cheaper , more silent and more reliable...

F2R 730
Cheaper , more silent and more reliable than Touratechs rattling, little metal sprockets spitting roller. TT lastet like 5 years, than the little motors came loose...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By stteve
After I sold my TT600R in 2011, I was able to buy...

After I sold my TT600R in 2011, I was able to buy both an 1977 XT500 and a 1997 XR400. The XR was a little tatty, but some (not too much) TLC, new oil, breakpads and greasing everything made it a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
I get all my XT500 parts from KEDO in Germany...

I get all my XT500 parts from KEDO in Germany (www.kedo.de (http://www.kedo.de)) very fast and reliable. There is an inmate that imports them to the US.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
Sparkplug cap maybe? Should be easy to find out

Sparkplug cap maybe? Should be easy to find out
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
Col de Sommelier, France ...

Col de Sommelier, France
http://stteve.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XT500SR500/Various-XT500/i-5vLWq6C/0/XL/XT500%201978-Robert%20Ter%20Horst%20-%20Col%20de%20Sommelier%202003-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 339,542
Posted By stteve
Last weekend, me and 4 friends had an epic ride...

Last weekend, me and 4 friends had an epic ride around Holland. We did 1200 kms on various XT500's, to celebrate the XT/SR500 clubs 20th-birthday. The idea was to visit all places were an event was...
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