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Old 05-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #301
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It's a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere (2008 onwards)... and before you ask, sadly it's not available in the US - as countless posts on the Tenere threads will attest!

I brought it over from the UK in 2008, then spent six months traveling all over the US... but then took it home again, sorry...

I could have sold it a dozen times over, but I had other plans - mainly messing around with the suspension a bit, then entered the Heroes-Legend Dakar rally on it...


(Yep, that's the same bike - 30,000 miles later!)

There is loads more info about the Tenere on ADV if you search some of the dedicated threads...

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I actually called Yamaha to ask if they could tell me when/if this bike would be available in the US. The answer: "We don't know if it will. We get a whole lot of calls about it."
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:07 AM   #302
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I actually called Yamaha to ask if they could tell me when/if this bike would be available in the US. The answer: "We don't know if it will. We get a whole lot of calls about it."
Hee hee - mainly from ADVrider inmates I imagine! - there was a whole campaign going on last year!

I think the bike would do very well in the US D/S market (it's a mystery to me too why Yamaha don't bring it in? - it's sold very well in Australia, and at a premium price too it seems...) - in fact I'd say if they did bring it in, Kawasaki would never sell another KLR again!

I guess you could say it's a sort of cross between a KLR and a KTM640A (more of a dirt bike than the KLR, and more refined than the 640A) and there are loads aftermarket parts for them already - whether you want to tour/travel, or even do what I did and race one...

For anyone who wants more info, www.XT660.com is a great website about these bikes too...

Sermon over...

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Old 05-27-2010, 02:55 AM   #303
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Not quite a cafe but the Yea pub beer garden a few years ago:
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:29 AM   #304
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The Pie-o-neer, Pie Town, New Mexico - well, I just had to head for a place called 'Pie Town' eh?! - great apple pie!:


The Bean, Gunnison, Colorado - I'd already been to the top of Pikes Peak, and ridden the TAT passes and was on my way back west - boy I needed a coffee!:


Bruno's at Gerlach (Black Rock Desert), northern Nevada - I'd had a great breakfast here the year before, having had to camp out the night in the desert (long story), so thought it would be worth a return visit:


Tahoma Aroma, Tahoma, Lake Tahoe, CA - this would be my last cup of coffee for two days... don't ask... let's just say it's at the start (or finish, if you're sensible) of the Rubicon Trail...


Jack Ranch Cafe, Cholame, CA - preportedly James Dean's favorite joint - I had a greasy burger here, then visited the crash site a little further east where Hwy 41 meets Hwy 46, and Jimmy met his maker...


Lumber Jack Cafe, Big Bear City, CA - This was in my GPS database! - offered the usual fried food fair and a good cuppa:


Slash-X Ranch, Nr. Barstow, CA - right on the edge of the Stoddard Valley OHV area - all dirt bikes, bullshit and beer...


Sabine's on 4th Ave. Tucson, Arizona - funky little cafe in the hip part of town... great weather for sitting outside, even in February!:


Old Benson Ice Cream shop, Benson, Arizona - I can't ride past an ice-cream parlour without stopping! I was on my way to Tombstone, before heading east...


Starbucks, Las Cruces, New Mexico - ok, ok, so I went to Starbucks... having eaten way too many pancakes during the first part of my trip, my new favorite 'lite' breakfast was a triple espresso, fruit salad cup and an apple fritter (donut) - positively healthy eh?


Chuy's, Van Horn, Texas - funky little mexican place, run by a funky little mexican - cheap as anything too!


Kathy's Kafe (Between Terlingua and Study Butte), Big Bend, Texas - where old hippies come to winter it seems! I ended up staying the night here in the cheapest motel I could find, and had a corking Burrito breakfast here the next morning!


Baby's, Key West, Florida - arriving sunburnt and windswept (that'll teach me for riding the length of the Keys sleeveless and with no helmet), I was in need and refreshment and shade... Baby's is the southernmost coffee roaster in the USA - I sent some beans back home!


Deals Gap, North Carolina - people love to slate the Gap/Dragon/129 (call it what you will...), but hell, I was riding back west along the Blue Ridge Parkway, so had to give it a go! Early evening on a sunny spring Sunday - no traffic, no cops, perfect!


Miguel's Moab, Utah - Great food, not the cheapest in town (is anywhere in Moab?!), but really really tasty tucker! I've been back two or three times now...


I did do some riding too, between eating, honest!

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Top top effort J!!!

that Tucson one looks like my kinda place!

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:20 AM   #305
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:31 AM   #306
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:41 AM   #307
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:43 AM   #308
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:15 PM   #309
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:56 PM   #310
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #311
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:17 PM   #312
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Fantastic! Now, another reason to head out there and roast myself in desert heat.

Today was cool and overcast up here I headed up to the Mountain Loop Highway and stopped in Concrete for lunch.


Breakfast burrito with salsa, and hash browns slathered in country gravy.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:33 AM   #315
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loving this thread!!!!
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