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Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Blakduk
Not had much of a look around yet have you! ...

Not had much of a look around yet have you!

Have a read through here, you might find most if not all of your questions in...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
:1drink Actually I was just mucking around...

:1drink

Actually I was just mucking around with some of that double sided 5mm draft seal stop stuff. I have two big rolls. And it was at about the same time I stuck that Spanish $10 filter into...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Well I finally put the new DNA air filter in the...

Well I finally put the new DNA air filter in the XT660 today and went for a spin before and after. Dunno if it is noticeably different. How do you determine these things....... and if it needs a...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 25,689
Posted By Blakduk
speaking of 950 SE and drive......... :eek1 I was...

speaking of 950 SE and drive......... :eek1 I was in a workshop the other day and saw a highly modified SE 950 which was being fitted with a Christini front wheel drive. Some serious engineering was...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,831
Posted By Blakduk
High/Low front mudguards on ADV bikes ??

("Fender" - o/seas) Is it really necessary to go for high front guards on these bikes? They nearly all come with a low front guard, but everyone seems to have on their wishlist a 'high guard...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Don't waste your money on cheap ebay air filters....

Don't waste your money on cheap ebay air filters. They are only $10 instead of about $50 I think for the Yamaha ones, $80 I think for the K & N ones, or $105 for the DNA ones.

I ordered a cheap...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Blakduk
World Enduro-Graham Jarvis at MPE- 13th Nov

I just saw this on another forum:

**Extreme Enduro legend Graham Jarvis will be dropping in to MPE Husqvarna on Thursday 13 November from 3-7pm to sign autographs. He will also be throwing his...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Has anyone done anything to improve the stopping...

Has anyone done anything to improve the stopping power of the front brakes?
I assume they are all the same, you've got to squeeze the lever like bejeezus before you'll come anywhere near to locking...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,849
Posted By Blakduk
Printed, will laminate and stick to crossbrace...

Printed, will laminate and stick to crossbrace for next ride!
That blue map will look good next to my bed with all the others that I glance over before drifting off to sleep thinking of long dirt...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,849
Posted By Blakduk
If anyone is interested in a nice 4-5 hour or so...

If anyone is interested in a nice 4-5 hour or so ride from Gympie. I did this today with a mate and although it is terribly dry, it was nice country and great roads with about a 50% dirt/bitumen. ...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,253
Posted By Blakduk
Pretty sure that I saw them on a Germany online...

Pretty sure that I saw them on a Germany online shop.. I have a new Variant clear visor that you can have for nothing.
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,253
Posted By Blakduk
I'm keeping it simple and getting another Icon...

I'm keeping it simple and getting another Icon Variant (fell heavily on my 4 yr old one last month)..... but I'll be able to get any of about 8 colours, and for about $300 instead of $500....
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,253
Posted By Blakduk
Holy smokes, has common sense prevailed at...

Holy smokes, has common sense prevailed at last!!!!!! Looks like it.
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks Cruz. It seems easy to follow. I see no...

Thanks Cruz. It seems easy to follow. I see no point in modifying my XT mudguard, it is bulletproof. The Husaberg one though...... well 20 kms of smooth bitumen and it auto-self-complied with the...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,849
Posted By Blakduk
I've got an older XT660 with roadish tyres that I...

I've got an older XT660 with roadish tyres that I like to slowly explore around country roads. Was going to meet a mate at Widgee with an old DR650 and head north of Goomeri a couple of kms then...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By Blakduk
I nominate #11 for post of the year.

I nominate #11 for post of the year.
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By Blakduk
Ol' clutch cables, what do you oil them with?

Got a heavy old clutch cable on the 08 XT660R. It's a big tractor engine I know, and needs a man sized clutch, and isn't that good at shifting without the clutch in a lot of circumstances.

Maybe...
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,577
Posted By Blakduk
Resurrecting an old thread. About a month ago I...

Resurrecting an old thread. About a month ago I came from Jimna down towards Kenilworth and there was a detour in place. You couldn't go down to Charlie Moreland way, you had to loop around via...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks for that, I'll get in and do some reading...

Thanks for that, I'll get in and do some reading there later today.
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
What about the lurching kind of throttle response...

What about the lurching kind of throttle response when going along at low revs? I find myself in a lower gear to avoid it, and using the clutch more.

Looking at the OTR site they say this: ...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
So the Stage two filter kit is just removing the...

So the Stage two filter kit is just removing the snorkel and putting in a DNA filter instead of the standard Yamaha one???
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
John, I've got a high guard on mine too. It does...

John, I've got a high guard on mine too. It does block about 1/3 of the airflow to the radiator.
Going slow through the bush last week (Yes I know, but I can't help heading off the track) my fan...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Front forks - too soft. Went and bought 30...

Front forks - too soft.

Went and bought 30 washers the right dimension for $5.50 and now have endlessly adjustable preload in the front forks.
Going with 20mm atm, and rode 300kms yesterday. The...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Do you reckon a 140 wide E07 or E08 would fit?

Do you reckon a 140 wide E07 or E08 would fit?
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,432
Posted By Blakduk
I think the bike you should buy is the one you...

I think the bike you should buy is the one you think is the coolest/prettiest/hottest/best looking.

Then go riding on it until you get sick of it and want something different / something that does...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Well I have cleaned the FE to immaculate...

Well I have cleaned the FE to immaculate condition and reluctant to dirty it, so the XT is getting some hours in..... :huh
Now I know this is really more of a road bike that looks a bit like a dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 226,238
Posted By Blakduk
Well I posted these photos on the Oz forum, but...

Well I posted these photos on the Oz forum, but this thread deserves them too.

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab149/Black70_2010/20140818_100826.jpg


...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
This standard gearing on the XT660R is pretty...

This standard gearing on the XT660R is pretty high. It is nice for a change to be changing into 5th at 100km/h instead of looking for another gear at 80 km/h. I find it needs to be in fourth below...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Was admiring my XT at the Theebine hotel, halfway...

Was admiring my XT at the Theebine hotel, halfway through a 450 km ride today. ... and went WTF? There's no chain guide! Anyone else think that this is odd?
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
and there's some more info here from some guy but...

and there's some more info here from some guy but all the photos are gone:
http://www.advridermag.com.au/forum/showthread.php?155-Yamaha-XT660R-the-unsung-adventure-bike
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
There are polyurethane ones from Cape Town (?)...

There are polyurethane ones from Cape Town (?) which apparently give over 50,000 kms instead of the 12,000kms from the OEM ones.
I found the webpage a day or two ago (or was it ebay?); anyway I've...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
I see that most of you blokes have put on...

I see that most of you blokes have put on barkbuster handguards or similar. Did you stick with the original narrower bars, or get aftermarket bars.

And have you noticed any increased vibration...
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 467,701
Posted By Blakduk
Some from Jimmy Carr, legendary British comedian:...

Some from Jimmy Carr, legendary British comedian:

My girlfriend sat me down the other day for a chat. I say 'chat', it was her talking at me for six hours. I didn't realise that when men say ...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Blakduk
Just taking this thread slightly off topic to...

Just taking this thread slightly off topic to seek any feedback,
And just to prolong the agony, here's three more. Unbelievably, Google is showing the Shinko tyres less than $80?????? ...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Blakduk
I'd be interested to find out what Woop woop...

I'd be interested to find out what Woop woop ended up getting for his XT660. I found this old post from 2011 which he obliquely refers to (DR650):



I'm looking at about 70% bitumen, 28% hard...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 71,498
Posted By Blakduk
Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on...

Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on the back than 130/80/17 on the XT660R? (I have a worn D606 with 5mm spare each side and looking to replace it with roadish, e.g. Mitas E07,...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Q1. Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension...

Q1. Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on the back than 130/80/17 on the XT660R? (I have a worn D606 with 5mm spare each side and looking to replace it with roadish, e.g. Mitas E07.)
...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
First Ride.

Coldest ride I've ever been on. Had to cut it short and went home to bed, sick with the electric blanket on 3.:huh

About 180kms - Imbil Mt Buggery, Sunday Ck Rd, Kenilworth etc etc.
Early days,...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Bashplates: John171, I believe your bashplate...

Bashplates:
John171, I believe your bashplate is SW Motech. I can't find the exact thing online. Could you tell me where you sourced it?

The smaller OTR one has a funny piece of metal to cover...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,292
Posted By Blakduk
Excellent condition 2nd hand, will do some pics. ...

Excellent condition 2nd hand, will do some pics. Only just got it off the trailer 10 mins ago.Planning a quiet couple of solo local road rides, then decisions need to be made about what, if anything...
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