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Old 10-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #451
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I have a bash plate on it covers the pipes obviously run underneath..i understand the weight saving..but if i take the pipes off, i still have the plate, so how is ground clearance effected?...surely same height...or are you referring to the gap now removed by the pipe underneath and in between the plate?

The MM exhaust would cost $820 AUD compared to barrett exhaust and made here for $795. here a pic
http://www.barrettexhausts.com.au/yamaha-gallery.html

So i think its the exhaust that wins, and the gap were the old exhaust was, ill chuck a tube in there and carry some litres that will make it the same as a tank...so thanks..
The 2into1 exhaust frees up the space under the engine and allows the bashplate to sit closer to the sump in the space where the exhaust previously ran. This is how the additional ground clearance is obtained in addition to a 10kg weight saving. I don't believe a normal bashplate can be modified to sit higher, possibly it can? I have a bashplate dedicated to sit closer to the sump.

A word of caution, once I changed exhaust to a 2into1 system my bike's fuelling was out and the bike no longer performed as nice as standard. I then needed some electronic gadgets to bring the fuelling back into spec for the bike to run nice. It may be worth considering this should you go down the path of a different exhaust. Of course, you may not have this issue (mine is a 08 model).

However, once sorted, the bike goes like stink compared to standard. I have also installed a tool tube in the now empty side of the bike to carry tools and spares.

Check XT660.com for fuelling mods (fuel controller and O2 controller) from Kev in BrisVegas.

Lastly, I also have the Gili tank as I was intending some big mileage in remote areas and I am not a fan of carrying bladders or jerry cans. As PeteNZ says, the tank offers better protection for the Rad but, for the money, I wouldn't invest in one unless you are planning plenty of remote Kms.

It really comes down to what you need more. Greater touring range or higher ground clearance. If neither... spend the money on some fuel

If the money is burning a hole in your pocket - check the fuel mods mentioned above and DNA filters (info from same website) to discover a few more smiles... or possibly a set of end cans to make it sound nicer and a bigger smile
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #452
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I have a bash plate on it covers the pipes obviously run underneath..i understand the weight saving..but if i take the pipes off, i still have the plate, so how is ground clearance effected?...surely same height.

Is that a real question ?
Maybe get a new plate thats made to be used with high pipes...
like the Metal Mule one...
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:04 AM   #453
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Is that a real question ?
Maybe get a new plate thats made to be used with high pipes...
like the Metal Mule one...
yer it was real..i got the B & B plate ..so obviously the plate can be adjusted to suit higher pipes..didn't know that...thanks

yep, member on that site DaleC...always reading it ...cheers
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:14 PM   #454
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has anybody used militec in your xt.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #455
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I have Honda CR250 USD forks in my XTR...
Put the XTR bottom bearing/seal on with a 32906 top bearing...
Hey Pete,

Over on the XT660.com forum you said you had a set of 05 YZF250 USD's & clamps?
Do you still have them, if so do you want to sell them?
Are both top and bottom bearings the same on the XT660R as the YZF250?
How come you didn't go with the YZF forks over the CR250 forks?

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #456
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Hey Pete,

Over on the XT660.com forum you said you had a set of 05 YZF250 USD's & clamps?
Do you still have them, if so do you want to sell them?
Are both top and bottom bearings the same on the XT660R as the YZF250?
How come you didn't go with the YZF forks over the CR250 forks?

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Why the CR forks...
I didn't have the YZ forks at the time..
And the CR forks are gold.... look trick..
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #457
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Here's a "what not to do" thread.....

After a 20,000klm tour of Spain, Morocco (10k alone), Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France both on and off-road, below is a list of the *only* things to go wrong with the XTR! None being standard XTR parts, all are aftermarket items installed by me

Do be careful when installing your front braided brake lines to ensure the bottom keeper holds the hose in place.... otherwise you will be stripping the front end in the middle of nowhere!

The damage from the line rubbing on the rotor:


The front end strip in the middle of nowhere, Morocco:


Don't forget to use Loctite on your exhaust shield!


Do make sure your pannier attachment (cheap army disposal bags) is up to the challenge of racing across the Sahara at 100k/hr+ enjoying a little air time on one too many drainage channels


All of the above issues were resolved in typical "bodged" fashion with assistance of jubilee clips (hose clamps), zip ties, duct tape or borrowed bolts to keep the show on the road.

Example - hose clamp to rescue pannier that is still there 14,000k later:
Do you have any more info on those bags? Or possibly a source? I could use a couple of those.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:24 AM   #458
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Do you have any more info on those bags? Or possibly a source? I could use a couple of those.
The bags are actually 2 UK spec army surplus bags from the "58 Webbing" series that can join together to make panniers and cost 35 per the link below:
http://www.silvermans.co.uk/tabid/62...1/Default.aspx

I got the idea from Horizons Unlimited (example link):
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...lvermans-48078

The only problem for me, on this bike, was the width of the bike + pannier rails meaning I had to bribe a friend to do some sewing for me to make the straps long enough to go across or under the seat to each side. The guy that I got the idea from had them on a DRZ400 and didn't need to extend the straps.

I also used waterproof inner bags as well as soaking them in a waterproofing agent. All up cost about 60 (sub USD$100) and perfect for 4 months on the road. They nicely hold a 1.5 litre water bottle in each corner - so 6 litres in total - nice.

Not sure whether the US has an equivalent, but I note there is something similar in a few countries army surplus range - so you may be in luck.

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #459
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #460
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great pics..thanks for that
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #461
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great pics..thanks for that
Thanks! I really try my best!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #462
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Let's update this thread!

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #463
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:39 AM   #464
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Not me, not my XT, but it's worth a look...

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Old 12-16-2013, 04:42 PM   #465
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That's a good one.


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