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Old 09-13-2013, 04:37 AM   #31
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Another interesting project to follow

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #32
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jaumev,

Your teasing now!!
YES!!

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I'm quite convinced they will bring out a XT850Z or XT900Z.

When they released the 660 in 2008 I was in doubt to wait for a bigger one. I had the feeling Yamaha would release a big brother. Bought the 660 (no regrets) and couple years later they did manufactured the 1200.

Still love my Ténéré and the looks of it after 102.000km, but I'm definitly in for a 900 version! I hope the ergonomics and looks will be more like the small version. The 1200 is a bit too rounded imo.

Any updates on your work yet?
WOW!! This are a lot of km. Any mechanic problems?
The 1200 is a lovely bike, despite its weight is very agile. After having a BMW GSA, the Super Ten feels lighter.
But all this maxi trails are too heavy to me. I'm getting old and I doubt I'm going to have such a heavy bikes again.
I was in Barcelona today and riding in the city with the 660 is much easier than with the 1200. Imagine off roading!!
I also did 300km in motorway and I was surprised how comfortable it is.
So, meanwhile the 900 is not here I’m very happy with the 660.

Updates: As I told you, my 660 is a demo bike. I bought it because It was a very good deal but it is black and the ABS version, so I need to paint it in white (my bikes are always white except the DRZ ) and I need to take the ABS off. Too much work!. So, I sold it (Monday is coming the buyer to pick it) and I will buy a new 660 without ABS.
Hope the new bike come soon...
Meanwhile I'm looking for all the farkles .Probably Off the Road is going to be the main supplier, I love their products but visit their web site is very dangerous!!

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Old 09-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #33
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In Mexico I started to have bearing faillures. From there till Argentina I changed the rear bearings 6 times if I remember well. Besides of that no problems at all. And she kissed the ground many times already. :P

Mine is white as well, with the red speed blocks. Do like the new matt grey very much.
I pressume you bought this one?
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #34
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In Mexico I started to have bearing faillures. From there till Argentina I changed the rear bearings 6 times if I remember well. Besides of that no problems at all. And she kissed the ground many times already. :P

Mine is white as well, with the red speed blocks. Do like the new matt grey very much.
I pressume you bought this one?
Must be bad bearing...
Strong bike!
The problem is that Yamaha Spain only have the blue and matt grey. No white.
I like the grey as well, probably I will take this. Once I deliver the bike on Monday I order the new one.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #35
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Here in Oz, a major Yamaha dealer I spoke to, who USE their bikes, reckons new cush rubbers and cush bearing every tyre change to be safe. They have been problematic. Other options for beefier bearings exist too.

http://www.dalbymoto.com.au/
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #36
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Here in Oz, a major Yamaha dealer I spoke to, who USE their bikes, reckons new cush rubbers and cush bearing every tyre change to be safe. They have been problematic. Other options for beefier bearings exist too.

http://www.dalbymoto.com.au/
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #37
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Last saturday I said goodbye to the ABS black 660 with a nice trip in the surroundings of home. I've sold it and ordered the new one... in matt grey

Pics and video from the last trip:*http://traildreamer.com/despidiendome-de-negrita/
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:42 AM   #38
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In the color range of 2013 I'd pick the matt grey one too.
This is going to be a hell of a sexy bike imo!!



When will you have it?

Looking forward to the progress updates!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #39
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I really love the XT660Z Ténéré. Compared to my KTM LC4 it is so much more of an all round bike. The KTM does not feel 40kg lighter off road unless you are climbing gullies and rocks like this clip of my son on the bike on it's standard road bias tyres. But the Tenere still manages it, it just helps to be a bit stronger and fitter.
http://youtu.be/UFvHgNKRjKs?t=3m32s
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #40
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I really love the XT660Z Ténéré. Compared to my KTM LC4 it is so much more of an all round bike. The KTM does not feel 40kg lighter off road unless you are climbing gullies and rocks like this clip of my son on the bike on it's standard road bias tyres. But the Tenere still manages it, it just helps to be a bit stronger and fitter.
http://youtu.be/UFvHgNKRjKs?t=3m32s
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:30 PM   #41
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In the color range of 2013 I'd pick the matt grey one too.
This is going to be a hell of a sexy bike imo!!



When will you have it?

Looking forward to the progress updates!
Probably the next week.
I took this pic from my friend Nicci to show you how she can look.
Not the same colours. I would like to have the grey but with white and red vinyl...

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Old 09-19-2013, 12:09 AM   #42
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Probably the next week.
I took this pic from my friend Nicci to show you how she can look.
Not the same colours. I would like to have the grey but with white and red vinyl...


If your bike is going to look like that.....
Then i will be thinking of buying one of those too.

New forks and radial brakes looks great.

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Old 09-19-2013, 06:58 AM   #43
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Here in Oz, a major Yamaha dealer I spoke to, who USE their bikes, reckons new cush rubbers and cush bearing every tyre change to be safe. They have been problematic. Other options for beefier bearings exist too.

http://www.dalbymoto.com.au/
It is better to put in a second bearing in the sprocket carrier, this prevents it from twisting, make also the life of your chain less hard.

I did 160.000km with my Tenere then I sold it.



BTW: the ABS version has lower suspension. So when you want to go off road, the older version has advantages
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #44
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Somebody wanted to buy your ténéré with 160k kms on it??
Good job!
How much did you get for it, if I may ask? :)

Jaumev, you going for the single sided Akra?
I'm curious if you going to put some Luggage possibilities on it as well.
Got the Kriega Overlander on it.
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It is better to put in a second bearing in the sprocket carrier, this prevents it from twisting, make also the life of your chain less hard.

I did 160.000km with my Tenere then I sold it.



BTW: the ABS version has lower suspension. So when you want to go off road, the older version has advantages
Wow, that is serious mileage. How was the engine after all those miles?
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