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Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By John 171
I've had three over the years, all great bikes....

I've had three over the years, all great bikes. This is the latest, it was so good I had to buy the wife one.

...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
new exhaust

I'd be very interested to see some photos thanks BergDonk.
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
paper filters

On page 23 of this thread I posted some photos of my filter after we traced the Darling River. It was in a drought and we went through some extremely dusty conditions, all was good. Also I live on a...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
I haven't seen them Tiggs but the idea sounds...

I haven't seen them Tiggs but the idea sounds good.
cheers
John
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
filters

The paper filters on the tenere are totally different to the R's cartridge type filter. Where people come un stuck with the R's is the air box lid. Because it opens into the air box between the...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
surging

Yep the motors are very restricted to pass euro 3 regulations thats why there for sale in Europe and some other bikes aren't. The funny thing with the surging is it seems to be different for every...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Looks good Tiggs, would have made the bike a few...

Looks good Tiggs, would have made the bike a few kilos lighter fitting those cans too, the standard one's weigh a ton. Good work.
cheers
john.
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Blakduk, It is normal for the fan to come on...

Blakduk,
It is normal for the fan to come on when your doing slow work especially in hot weather thats what the fan is there for to move air through the radiator. Mine comes on often when I'm idling...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By John 171
I did it a while back and decided to walk it, I...

I did it a while back and decided to walk it, I know I'm a soft cock :lol3. Rocks very slippery and uneven. This photo was taken in a dry summer and hadn't had much rain for a while so I don't know...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Mine probably did too just can't remember. Anyway...

Mine probably did too just can't remember. Anyway without it everything is still held solidly.
cheers
john.
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Cutting the guard

Tiggs,
From memory, it's a couple of years since I did it, I don't think I cut any mounting points off. Here's some photos to help.

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Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
140 mitas E07

Blakduk,
I have not tried to fit a 140 E07 to an XT. If it does fit it would be very tight as there is only about 10 mm clearance between the tyre and the chain guard with a 130 on.
...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
I didn't notice any dramatic change in fuel...

I didn't notice any dramatic change in fuel consumption but can't give accurate figures because I didn't do before or after gearing change checks. When the gps is reading 100 K's per hour the speedo...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Yep I found the standard gearing a bit too high...

Yep I found the standard gearing a bit too high especially when you get in the tight stuff. I didn't go the 14 on the front but went a 48 on the back. A more expensive option because you need a...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Looks the goods Tiggs. The decals are a nice...

Looks the goods Tiggs.
The decals are a nice personal touch. Nothing better than making a bike your own.
cheers.
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
The standard bars are pretty soft and cheesy like...

The standard bars are pretty soft and cheesy like on most Japanese trail bikes. I went for pro tapper tappered bars, bar risers and barkbusters with no weights and haven't had a problem with...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
tyres

Tiggs,
For a 50/50 tyre on the rear I find the Mittas E07 130 x 17 a good one. It behaves its self on the tar and is predicable on gravel / made dirt roads, but like all 50 / 50 tyres there not...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
bash plate, crash bars.

Blakduk,
If you look on page 15 and 16 of this thread posts 214 and 232 you will see the details of my set up. Tiggs set up looks the goods to me if your doing fire trails and made dirt roads but if...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Versitile XT 660 R

Blakduk,
I find the XT to be a very versatile bike. Sit on110ks plus highway crusiing all day with plenty of power to spare for overtaking, comfortable seat and good riding position. On gravel roads...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Shendo & All, cut down my screen and took the...

Shendo & All,
cut down my screen and took the bike for a run today. I cut about 2 inches off the top, making it about 4 inches higher than the standard screen. I used an angle grinder with a cut...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By John 171
From Cobar we did the dirt back roads through...

From Cobar we did the dirt back roads through Nymagee to Tottenham which were good traveling. Stayed the night at Tottenham Pub good rooms , beer and feed and they have a wood shed out the back you...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By John 171
Yep, Mutawintji is worth a visit. Pretty camping...

Yep, Mutawintji is worth a visit. Pretty camping ground with hot showers.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b572/john17111/desertmountainssea012_zps04e49107.jpg

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Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Screens are like helmets I ride in an Arai recon...

Screens are like helmets I ride in an Arai recon it is the quietest helmet I've ever owned, recommended it to a mate and he thinks it's the noisiest helmet he has ever owned. Both my wife and I have...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Welcome aboard Tiggs, Some info that might be...

Welcome aboard Tiggs,
Some info that might be handy, although the manual says they take 2.6 litres of oil when doing an oil change they actually take 2.9 litres and although the manual says 10000 km...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Tiggs, here's the list of mods I have on my...

Tiggs,
here's the list of mods I have on my bike. In my opinion they are all worth having but some are just nice to have where others are must haves, again in my opinion and for what I use the
bike...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
I didn't have that model GodSila but I've had...

I didn't have that model GodSila but I've had heaps of Yamaha trail bikes including three XTs and all had steel rear sprockets standard. Hope this is of help.
Cheers.
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
There are bits and pieces of what I've done in...

There are bits and pieces of what I've done in this thread but I will do up a list and rate the mods as best I can if you like. The rear suspension is stock, I weigh about 88 kgs and had the shock...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Hi Moyston, There the standard tanks, we...

Hi Moyston,
There the standard tanks, we carried two ten litre plastic jerry cans in the soft panniers each. It worked really well, gave us a range of over 600 kms kept the weight low down and of...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Thanks Tiggs, got them just about the way we...

Thanks Tiggs, got them just about the way we want them. With a few mods I recon their the perfect bike for what me and the Misses want to do.
Cheers.
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
holiday pic's

Hi all,
just got back from three weeks away, thought I'd show a few photos and report on how the XT's went. Covered 6241 KM's
White Cliffs
Mutawintji NP
Tibooburra
Cameron Corner
...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Tank Bags

Hi Hasanito,
I've got the wolfman enduro model from Adventure Moto. Fits the XTr really well and you don't have to unclip anything to put fuel in the tank. I think it would fit the Tenere just as...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By John 171
Swag got me out of trouble once. ...

Swag got me out of trouble once.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b572/john17111/Menindee030_zpsad1bf40c.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-10-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Good one Moyston. Hope you showed the back end to...

Good one Moyston. Hope you showed the back end to the DR all the way there and back. You will have to start planning the next trip. Once you get the travel bug its like a drug, you can't get enough....
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Steering Damper

Hi Boneman,
The steering damper is the one on the OFF THE ROAD web site for the XT 660r. Cost around 820 dollars Australian delivered. Big dollars I know, but after using it l think it is one of...
Forum: Australia 03-27-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Hi all, Yep, bought mine in 2012 (2011...

Hi all,

Yep, bought mine in 2012 (2011 plated) ride away for under ten grand.

I bought this little number the other day, very nice bit of gear.

...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Robos bike

Bike looks great Robo, something to be proud of making a bike your own. Good to hear your out and about and enjoying it as well. I for one would like to see any photos or vids of the trip.
Cheers...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By John 171
Might be stating the obvious but have you undone...

Might be stating the obvious but have you undone the two hex head bolts on the fork leg?
Cheers
John.
Forum: Australia 12-16-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
Health tips for the XT rider

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b572/john17111/09-122013025_zps9843e4a0.jpg?t=1387164046

Loose weight the XT way!
Walk a loaded XT through a slippery boulder ridden creek crossing on a hot...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
trailers

Hey Tiggs,
I don't know which would be scarier riding the KLE or flying the ultralight. It would be interesting to know how heavy the trailer and ultralight weighed as a towing package.
Cheers...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 110,055
Posted By John 171
trailer

Hi Robo,
The bike is looking well set up. That part of the bike should be strong enough as long as you don't over load it. I haven't had any thing to do with trailers on bikes and the ones I've seen...
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