2008 Tenere

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mr moto, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    How do you know it's not overfilled ? How many miles on this ?
    I use a ~50/50mix of Rotella syn 5w40 and Rotella T 15w50 on a 3000-4000 miles change schedule.
    I can tell you this some xt 660's seem to puke more oil than others, and some use more oil than others.
    They both run perfect....I can live with the variation, as long as they run perfect.
    if you are correct .2L in the airbox is excessive. Suggests that the crankcase pressure is high..
  2. MORT666

    MORT666 Been here awhile

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    Oil in the air box.Has it got the modified breather?.Also use semi synthetic 10/40 oil.I think also blocking the wrong pipe to stop popping will do the same thing.:norton:1drink
  3. TZOX

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    I ordered a new breather and hopefully it will stop. I now have synthetic oil yamalube, And whether this could be the cause?
  4. TZOX

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    I see that they are put into service 2.9 lit. oil.

    Is it possible that this is too much? Whether to remain although oil and filter change?
  5. dallastx

    dallastx Been here awhile

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    That's too much! It should be 2.6lt oil with change of the oilfilter, 2.9lt is the capacity of the oiltank. Look in your owner's manual or workshop manual for the right oilchange procedure. Furthermore, checking the oil-level I do after each ride, when the engine is warm: keep the bike upright, let it idle for a while, shut off the engine, wait a minute, unscrew the oildipstick, put it back in(unscrewed) and measure the oillevel. Works fine for me, now at almost 90.000km's still no oilconsumption. I also use an oiltemperature gauge, placed instead of the oildipstick(RR10 got it from Kedo), to watch the oiltemperature. Depending on your riding style and riding short stretches or long hauls, or doing lotsa offroad, you can stick to the 10.000km oilchange intervals or do it on shorter intervals, like every 5.000km(your thumper will appreciate it!). I myself use Castrol 10W40 half-synthetic oil in my Tenere, but there are many other good oils around.
    Take care of your bike and it'll take care of you! Also: register to www.xt660.com lots a info on the XT660Z/R/X (and also download of the Workshop and Parts Manual).
    Greetz, Hans.
  6. samueleuk

    samueleuk Sam

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    Hi there

    may ask you a question about the Hepco and Becker's set. Are the panniers and, especially, the frame up to off-road riding? I am planning to fall quite a lot :-)
  7. dallastx

    dallastx Been here awhile

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    Are you going to ride offroad fully dressed with panniers? If you'll do that, you'd be better off with soft luggage instead of hard luggage, imho., less risk to get hurt. The H&B rack is only available in the Lock-it version, that means it's detachable. Which means that it is less stiffer then a solid rack; for a solid rack, go for a Touratech, Off-the-road or Metal Mule one. So you see, lotsa possibilities and choices, it's all up to you and what your priorities are.
    Good luck&greetz, Hans.
  8. samueleuk

    samueleuk Sam

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    Dear Hans

    thanks for your suggestions. For trail riding around here, I will not use panniers at all. For this reason, having the removable rack would be an advantage. However, during a long trip I m planning (which will include off road riding), I need some secure luggage solution. That;s where hard cases come handy. the H&B seems reasonably priced. The only thing that concerns me is the strength of the rack/

    Sam
  9. dallastx

    dallastx Been here awhile

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    No worries there, the strenght is okay, on my Tenere it survived two crashes with only some scratches and even the alu panniers were re-useable. I mostly ride with the alu cases, but sometimes I ride without them, but never took the rack off in all the years(since '08).
  10. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Try www.ardcases.co.uk ?

    I have those.....powder coated to any colour you want (if required)they have welded seams and have waterproof lids...and he can make them to any size you want also.

    :D
  11. pelusus

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  12. pelusus

    pelusus Adventurer

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    Here is a video of this nice bike " in action"...

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    Regards from Spain

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  13. pelusus

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    Exactly!! Nice answer!

    2,6 l changing the oil filter. Use semisyntetic oil (I also use the same Castrol one). Check level after warm the bike and wait for about a minute; check unscrewed.

    Also, depending your bike year, must change the 'oil breather' (don´t know if is well translated...), this...:

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    I had to change it because some oil used to go to air chamber. Yamaha notified to made this change in their 2008 bikes.


    Have a nice ride!
  14. pelusus

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    Hi!

    I had got same problem. I solved it, cleaning and oilin the floating...

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    More photos about HERE

    Hope you solve it.
  15. pelusus

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    Hi there!

    Another video of XT660Z "in action"

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AmRJJtXmwEY" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

    Hope you like it

    Regards!
  16. Leviathan

    Leviathan Tenerider

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    I thought that you guys might enjoy this video from a trip that the Israeli Tenere Club had in the desert.
    Cheers.

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  17. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Hello, anyone keen to replace oil in rear shock?
    What oil to use? Where to get it?
    Anyone did it here? Got some pics maybe?

    Paying someone to service it, gets quite expensive, and it does not look too hard doing it on my own.
    Here is a link, but would need more exact info for Tenere specifically, to make it right.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gft8IMUMW-4

    Any help would be usefull.
  18. Prostea

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    Hello !

    I've decided to change the stock exhaust on my Tenere.
    Which one would you choose between the Akrapovic 2 in 1 carbonium and OTR 2 in 1 ?
    I can't figure out if there's any difference in terms of output power / torque.
    Thank you !
  19. MORT666

    MORT666 Been here awhile

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    Help required with a xt66oz 2009 oil leak from left side of engine.oil in sump guard and around side stand bolt and engine casing gear shaft.Could it be the gear shaft oil seal.?:ear
  20. payser

    payser Been here awhile

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    My new one,2013 Tenere:)...yeah,for the second time

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