2010 Yamaha Tenere

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Belhamel, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Crazydog

    Crazydog aka Andy660

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    Like all of us that have the XT660`s , the cush drive rubbers wear is a pain.
    I found an article some time ago on the XT660.com thread.

    The chain drive sprocket takes a tremendous load from the power of the engine , which causes the rear wheel bearing to wear excessively , even wearing the Chain Drive Hub Housing ,
    The bearing will become loose in the housing at a later stage,

    I fitted a double row bearing as apposed th the std single *row bearing.
    And with Polyurethane rubbers .I got 56 000km without changing the rubbers again.

    You only have to machine the rear hub bearing housing 5mm deeper /
    The Bearing I used is still the same dia. as the original.
    And machine the inner spacer also 5mm shorter.
    It still uses the Standard Yamaha Seal

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    Polly Rubbers R950 posted

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  2. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble ?

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    Might be worth considering things like:
    a taller screen
    Heated grips
    A throttle lock or cramp buster

    All depends on what you want to spend. For instance I did some touring with out panniers and since fitting them the bike feels much easier to handle in the loose stuff as the weights lower down. But racks and bags or boxes aren't cheap.
    Guess the dilemma is spend the money on the bike or the trip. Don't bother with upgrades and stay in pubs and cheap motels???
  3. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    If you haven't done any other work to the cush drive area then I'd be packing it with tube as in the pictures above....not too tight so as to lose the intention of cush rubbers, but enough to hold it all together reasonably firmly. Made a world of difference to mine.

    If you're going to load up the back and not be off road, maybe some compensation work on the rear shock/spring due to the extra weight. The front is pretty ordinary in stock form, maybe some work there too?

    Tassie has some magnificent dirt roads, why not do something like Mitas E07 50/50 tyres both ends and give yourself the option?? They are great in both areas with longevity very good too.

    Heated grips?? Once you've had them you'll never go without.

    Enjoy your trip, have only done Tassie in 4WD and would love to it on a bike one day.....
  4. Scotty4x4

    Scotty4x4 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info everyone.

    I'm going with a mate who has a road bike so that's why there won't be much off-road exploring.
    I have done the rubber tube packing to the rear end after I notice some movement in it.

    -Where can you get taller screens from and what do you recommend. I don't want something that shatters like glass if I hit something.
    -what panniers/bags do you recommend, I like the Barrett exhaust racks with wolfman packs.
    -do the oxford heated grips fit with the bark busters and who is best to get them off?

    I plan on giving my bike a proper service before the trip all fluids, and wheel bearings.
  5. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    Pete at Screens for Bikes made mine, it's awsome. I have the thick polycarbonate smoke unit. Makes the bike look a lot better too.
    http://www.screensforbikes.com/
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    I'd also suggest investing in a Airhawk II and 20mm Bar Risers.
    I also have the FAMSA italian tank bag. It's designed for the bike and works at treat. So far my long distance setup suits me :D
  6. dzl

    dzl adventurer wannabe

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    [QUOTE So far my long distance setup suits me :D[/QUOTE]

    Hey mate....All you need to do now is some long distance! That stocky front tyre doesn't look like its gone far? Coming up to the OCR????
  7. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    (this is my replacement bike from the poor baby I wrote off :cry so I had to start again :eek1) I did 2500k's that week, still running er in, did another 1200k's 2 weeks ago on an overnighter, they are stuffed now, thinking of getting some TKC80's, anyone tried these?
  8. barneyrubble

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    Barrett racks and wolfman bags work for me. The bags are on the smallish side though but they suit me.
    Heated grips wise I've put a pair of the oxford adventure ones on. They fit fine with the VPS barkbusters
    Got my taller screen from Off the Road in Germany
    http://www.off-the-road.de/en/XT-660Z/Flyscreen-high-XT-660-Z-Tenere-08.html
  9. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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    Those pics above were taken about 8,000km ago (mainly dirt miles), I had just replaced the 12,000km old totally shagged cush bearing and rubbers... and I packed it fairly tight with a couple of thicknesses of inner tube rubber..

    I pulled it apart for the first time in 8,000km the other day (last tyre change I didn't have time to screw with it so I just cable-tied the cush hub to the spokes to keep it in there), the bearing is very close to being shagged again, it feels dry and a bit sloppy... The cush rubbers aren't bad, the sides are as new but the outer edge is fairly chewed/worn from the dirt/mud that gets in there...

    So.... if you're running the standard set-up it seems wise to replace the bearing every 8000-10,000km... and carry a spare on long trips...
  10. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    whats the go with brake pads , on my hondas ive always been partial to guenuine honda pads, great but exxie

    whats the preferred pads for the ten
  11. TB650

    TB650 An average punter living the dream

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    I have got the best run from genuine Greg, also the EBC sinted worked well and lasted. The genuine ones are Brembo and seem to last the same as the EBC sinted but are easier on the disc


    TB
  12. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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    On the rear I got 5300km out of the original Brembo pads... (the local dealer wanted an arm and a leg for replacements)

    Now I'm on my second set of these ebay Kyoto ones from the UK, I got just under 10,000km out of the first set...
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/YAMAHA-XT-660-R-2004-2011-KYOTO-REAR-BRAKE-PADS-/400680023756
    They dont seem quite as grabby as the Brembo pads, which is a good thing IMO...

    I also tried some ebay-chinese Motor-Tech brand ones briefly, they were ridiculously grabby, the brake was either on or off, I took them off after 1 ride...

    (Original fronts are on 19,000km with plenty of meat left)
    :)
  13. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    has anybody tried to fit a shorai battery in a tenere?. i just bought the recommended one and it will not fit with out carving up the plastic battery box.
  14. Rough ride

    Rough ride Been here awhile

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    Yeah I was pissed about that. I carved mine up and it's stuck in at a slight angle!
    I guess if you take the panel off and some how slide the battery up it would fit but not without some carving.

    Wish I got the one from Otr it would have saved hours of stress
  15. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    if anyone is looking at shoria battery, the one you need is the LFX18A1-BS12. the web page fitting guide is wrong ( which i found out at great expense in phone calls ) and will be rectified.
  16. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    \OK , thanks for the info , Im going to try genuine as they were always the best on the AT even at $100 a caliper,

    Any Oz online Yam dealers ?? , my nearest Yam dealer is the other side of Sydney
  17. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Ballards?
  18. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    Hi dudes, it's time for me to get new tyres to replace the Tourances. I'm thinking of the TK80 or the K60. Anyone have a preference or experience either way?
    Also has anyone played around with rear sprocket sizes for long distance highway use? When I went to the Island last year I would have loved to drop the revs a bit at the top end.
  19. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    ive got 2 sets , 1- mitas eo7's for general stuff and a set with mitas e09 rear and army special front for knobs
  20. Macca2801

    Macca2801 Been here awhile

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    Just swapped out my Tourances after 10000km and onto the TKC80s front and rear and Im loving them. Great off road and im riding it the same on-road, even laying into corners etc. Very surprised how little difference I feel on road with the Conti knobbies, no vibrations but admittedly no wet weather yet.
    Matt.