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Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
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, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
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

...
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 02:46 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 12:38 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 03:09 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 02:18 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 01:25 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 02:29 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 03:06 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 01:31 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
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...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
fork boots

Hi Moyston,
Google Ballard's and go to page 58 0r 59 in their catalogue. I've bought lots of stuff over the phone from them over the years with no problems, good quick service. Just say the bike you...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 34,169
Posted By John 171
T63 on the back does it for me. Best knobby type...

T63 on the back does it for me. Best knobby type tyre I've used on the tar wet or dry. Got 6 thousand K's out of it about two thirds tar one third dirt on an XT 660.
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
high front guard

Hi all,
Had a Dan (hi Dan email sent to you) pm me about my high guard so I thought I'd put the info up hear for two reasons, others might be interested and my email is very dodgy ( satellite ) so I...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Soft Bag SUPPORT?

Hi Moyston,

What a Joke:rofl. Looks like junk to me. You've got a nice bike there Moyston it would be a shame to put crap like that on it. (my opinion anyway) Loading gear on a bike is an art,...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By John 171
Went through there in May, this photo is of the...

Went through there in May, this photo is of the best of it. I wasn't stopping to take a photo of the worst, a lot of sand & bull dust four to six inches deep, but they hadn't had rain in a long time....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By John 171
Thats not cold!

You should have come up in October last year and seen what it can really do. This photo was taken not ten K's from that fire tower.
Good ride report guys.
Great bikes. ( but I've got a better one...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Barrett Exhausts

Hi All,

Anyone seen the new high exhaust Barrett's are making for the XT. It's in the new products section of their web site. Made in Australia, good price, (just under $800 for a full system)....
Forum: Australia 06-17-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Traveling About

Good one Maddy,

We just got back from central north NSW. Had a great time.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b572/john17111/MtKaputar023_zps73bca5e6.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
air filter

Hi All,
Replaced my standard air filter today, ten thousand K's, more than one third dirt, (including about a thousand K's of bull dust out west).
...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Plywood

Not such a bad idea. If you did it right you would be able to row or float it across the creeks.:rofl
Cheers
(helpful) John.:huh
Forum: Australia 05-27-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Carring Weight

Boneman,
Sorry to see your mishap. I don't want to sound like an expert but I am a fitter welder by trade so I know a little bit. If you find a good welder in your area (but it must be someone who...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Robo, I like the look of that second setup with...

Robo,
I like the look of that second setup with the Rotopax tank vertical, looks very neat & tidy. Should be protected pretty well by the saddle bag rack as well.
Cheers
John.
Forum: Australia 05-26-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Good one Moyston, I'm glad to hear your...

Good one Moyston,
I'm glad to hear your enjoying your XT. :thumbup
Hard to believe because it was so good to ride right from the start but I'm finding the more I ride it the better it gets....
Forum: Australia 05-25-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
The Mrs

Hi Robbo,
Yep the Mrs is a real good sport & sort, we hadn't been home more than two hours and she was asking where we were going next. Got home from work today and the bikes were washed and gear...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Weather

Hi Maddy,
Yes it was a great ride. As to the weather in NSW it would probably be a good idea to get the warm gear. Out west the weather was perfect, about 25 degrees but having good warm dry gear...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
holiday snaps

Hi All,
Just got back from a trip down the Darling River to Menindee Lakes & Kinchega NP. The Xt's didn't miss a beat in 2700 K's of bull dust, sand, corrugations and fast tar.
...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Good one Robo, Good to see you out and...

Good one Robo,

Good to see you out and having fun. Looks like you got the bash plate fitted up ok.

cheers
John.
Forum: Australia 04-28-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Rack

Good job Dan,

You have kept it nice and low and level with the seat, (which I like). It should provide good service for you.

Cheers
John.
Forum: Australia 04-28-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 86,188
Posted By John 171
Sister

Hi Flickit,

No she dosen't have a sister but if she did she would probably own an XT to.

Cheers
John.
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