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Old 09-03-2013, 08:45 PM   #5836
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I just love the look of this bike!
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:09 PM   #5837
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I am soooo jealous of Jaumev having this bike that we can't get in USA.

My only hope is that as soon as he gets it tricked out just the way he wants it that Yamaha announces a 450 motor based Dual Sport (to capitalize on theis success in the 2014 Dakar Rally with Cyril Despres) for sale only in the USA.
I was tempted to do it for myself but the 450 engines in general are very sporty with very little oil capacity and needed lot of maintenance.
The 660 engine is boring but very relliable. I'm planning to tune up to improve its response. I hope to have about 10hp more with more torque and 15 kgs less...

What I'm sure is that Yamaha is going to do is an 800 adventure bike with its new three cilinder nice engine... hope they have it when I get bored of the 660...
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:22 AM   #5838
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What I'm sure is that Yamaha is going to do is an 800 adventure bike with its new three cilinder nice engine... hope they have it when I get bored of the 660...
I'm hoping it's a 900 stroker with a nice boring, non limited torquey off the bottom motor that eats miles on fumes, but alas it will probably be a MT-09 with wire wheels.

Might sell well though.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:16 AM   #5839
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my XT660Z has over 100.000km and I'm waiting for Yamaha to release something sweet next year.
hopefully a XT900Z, yes please!
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #5840
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They're Piaa 1100 leds. They throw out a good amount of light for their size and the build quality appears excellent. But they've been a bit overwhelmed by the Morimoto Elite HID headlights, which is incredibly bright, so I've turned them outward to light up the sides of the road more. Someday I might remount them on the handlebars so they turn with the steering.

http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-73122-110.../dp/B007A3I3Q8
Thanks for the info.

Mounting lights on the handlebars might not give the resuts you're looking for, remember these things turn by counter steering.

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #5841
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I pulled the trigger today and here is my new to me tenere. I upgraded from the wee.
Nice, you're going to like it a lot!!

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:19 AM   #5842
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Thanks for the info.

Mounting lights on the handlebars might not give the resuts you're looking for, remember these things turn by counter steering.

Regards, Paul
Yup, I'm just thinking of the benefit of being able to turn the lights at a standstill and being up higher they'd light up tight corners better at speed.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #5843
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I pulled the trigger today and here is my new to me tenere. I upgraded from the wee.
Good choice! Congrats.

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #5844
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Went and spent 3 hours exploring the mountains on dirt.



You can see the road in the distance that I came up.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #5845
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Went and spent 3 hours exploring the mountains on dirt.



You can see the road in the distance that I came up.
Slow down. Look what you're doing to the trees.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:30 AM   #5846
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Washing my bike the old way on a trip through the pyrenees :-)
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:12 AM   #5847
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Went and spent 3 hours exploring the mountains on dirt.



You can see the road in the distance that I came up.
Nice. Where is this?

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #5848
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Nice. Where is this?

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South West of Denver.:)



I sadly didn't see a bigfoot. Maybe next time!
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #5849
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South West of Denver.:)
I sadly didn't see a bigfoot. Maybe next time!


Last year on our way to Avon, CO they closed US24 the day after we rode through to Leadville due to the fires. How close to Denver were the photos taken?
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #5850
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about 1 hour south by main roads. 2 hours south by canyons.:)
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