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Old 12-17-2007, 12:36 PM   #31
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Dazzer,
how do you find the Touratech bashplate? Is there much vibe from it, for normal every day riding?
Also what is the screen? Love the bike by the way. Mine hopefully will be gaining a few of those parts soon as well!
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:07 PM   #32
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Hi
The TT Guard I found to be very good,no Vibe's at all, and it protect's just about all the engine.
The Black screen is a Yamaha touring screen,but it was not high enough for my liking so I cut down a old screen off a bmw 1200gs and bolted that to the top of the Yamaha screen.
I can now ride at motorway speeds with my helmet visor open with no wind in my eye's. It look's odd but it work's ...

If It help's I have just fitted a jack up kit to the rear shock , I bought it off ebay for 20 pounds.
This seems to be a cheap way of getting that bit extra ground clearance,with out having to get a high level exhaust which cost far to much for me

I have also fitted a set of Front fork spacers to make the front end harder.

I went out mid week to try the bike off road fully loaded with the kit I will be taking on my spring trip and It is works far better now off road with these Mods to the Forks and rear shock.
Maybe you can see in this photo the difference in ground clearance with the mods fitted.

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Old 12-21-2007, 02:34 PM   #33
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Dazzer, that looks good. I think I will probably go for the TT plate as well, as I havent heard any bad things about it, and I think it is the best size. Just a bigger screen, and some new tyres and I will be there. I have just started planning a trip of my own for the summer, so more silly questions probably on the way. I will be following your progress with interest.
The weather still holding off here, so I managed to get out for a good ride today, on some good dirt tracks and forest roads, still really getting to know the bike gently. I am really starting to enjoy this bike the more I get used to it. I used to ride MX bikes as a kid then ended up riding sports bikes, then a heavy beemer. Of all the bikes I have owned before, this is rapidly becoming my favourite. I am also convinced that this is probably one of the best bikes to do a long trip on, if you are expecting a wide variety of road types and terrain. Here are a couple of pics from todays session.



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Old 12-21-2007, 05:08 PM   #34
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man those things are awesome looking. if they would sell them in the states id be first in line.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:56 PM   #35
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Yamaha seems to be making some very intresting dualsport bikes but im curious why they want to start by importing their 250 cc dualsport bikes (very cool little bikes) to the states insted of their larger offerings? Seems kinda backward to me.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:03 AM   #36
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They definitely are awesome bikes. I really dont understand why they would not import them to the US, where there must be such a huge market for such a bike. I think you guys need a stronger Yamaha rep in the US!
There is another guy from Denmark, who is on his way through Africa on his XTR without a huge amount of modification. He really rates the machine, and has certainly had some interesting riding.
Check it out here
http://www.intoafrica.dk/
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:07 AM   #37
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XT660 Dakar Rally

Here is another idea - an XT660R with the Dakar Rally Raid kit. I would love to see what it looks like in real life. I think this one has a larger (26 l) tank as well. To my mind that would really put this bike up there as a great adventure bike.
I think this looks much better, and is probably quite a bit lighter than the new XT660Z Tenere. What do we think?

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Old 12-22-2007, 11:11 AM   #38
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:19 AM   #39
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:04 PM   #40
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Hi there these are some bad ass pictures for a bad ass XT-R ,where r u located ?? & it's a beautiful country side ...
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:46 PM   #41
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STZOG,
great pics. A 'well dressed' xtr. Those tyres look much more useful than mine at the moment! Where were they taken?
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:04 PM   #42
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Thanx guys!!I live in Greece and my favorite tyres for my XTR is Michelin T63...
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:15 PM   #43
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Here's my new XT660R. Has about 400 miles on odo, still missing a bash plate/ crash guards.
i was thinking of sw-moteh bash plate + crash guards but the touratech bash plate is HUGE. This is exactly what i was looking for.

Made a few pics:


The setup: Sw-motech quicklock sideracks and toprack, Zarges alu panniers, bags-connection rear bag and tank bag (not on the pic), touring screen, handguards, tomtom rider2 gps (not on the pic)

What I love about those pannier racks and rear bag support is that i can dismount the racks in less than a minute (quicklock system) and when removed, it looks like a normal bike again (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/artic...leview/36/1/9/)
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:14 PM   #44
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Will someone please bring one over to the USA so I can buy now!!!!!!!?
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:46 AM   #45
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A money saving plan for U.S. motorcycle buyers.....

This bike would do all that a large percentage of U.S. riders want to do..... Cheaper and with a much larger dealership coverage then say my F650 Dakar.

I have no idea why Yamaha is so behind sharing this bike here. Maybe they like KLRs dominating the Wild West??!

Enjoy your Rides all!!!!!


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