Lets see your XT660R

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by EnduroAlexis, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. EnduroAlexis

    EnduroAlexis www.enduroalexis.com

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  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Damn, I wish those were available over here.....
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  3. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    Sweet ride, but a little cumbersome on single track and sometimes wonky fuel injection (on off syndrome)
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    Very good on tarmac even two up
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  4. EnduroAlexis

    EnduroAlexis www.enduroalexis.com

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    .......for those pictures.

    Had a feeling that XT660R were not available in the USA, am sorry to read that.

    Anyway, I have changed the thread a little, making it more inviting to other XT owners, so show us you pictures.

    In the meantime, please enjoy the following link:

    http://www.bikehigh.com

    Alexis.
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  5. Lourens.dL

    Lourens.dL n00b

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    Here is my XT660R, a 2006 model. Its got 8700km on the clock now. Also my first bike.

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  6. hunday

    hunday n00b

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    Here is my XT660R.This is how they should always look after a good ride.I live in Cape Town South Africa.It is my 2nd off road.First had XR500R long ago.Got this one new last year April.Have 14 000 km on it.:rofl

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  7. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    You lucky bums! I was lusting for one of these over here in US. Possibly fitted with panniers from Metal Mule as I saw recently in BIKE magazine.
    Seems like a good platform for close to "ideal" adventure bike. Enjoy mates!
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  8. TomADV

    TomADV Adventurer

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    Just bought myself a brand new XT660R, and love it! Great all round bike compared to what I have had before. Rode it home on a wet, miserable, foggy winter night on motorway the whole way - about as bad as it gets in my opinion. The bike was great. Comfortable, not much vibe, and the light was actually better than any of my previous 'road' bikes. The next day I took it down some gentle dirt roads to get a feel for it, and again very pleased. For quite a heavy bike, it was actually a lot easier than I expected in the soft. The low down power is very good, and it has a very good natural riding position. I have a few bits to order before I do anything more serious, such as a engine guard and some new bars, but I have to say I am really pleased with this as a good adventure/dual sport bike. Hopefully the weather will allow a better ride on the weekend and I will post some pics.
    Maybe time to kick-start this thread again, and see some more XT pics of all types.
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  9. EnduroAlexis

    EnduroAlexis www.enduroalexis.com

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  10. marktbike

    marktbike Epicurean

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    I bought mine in June, a black '07 model. Now it has something more than 6,000 km on the clock and it's just like I expected it to be: a bit heavy, but well balanced, with great low end torque and not much life in the high rpm area. The engine gets a bit jerky in Euro3 rpm-range, but you can easily get used to it and I think it's something you can get past with aftermarket exhausts and a decent PC III. :wink:
    Very little off-road till now, just some basic dirt on which the bike is quite good. On tarmac it's perfect, great fun on winding and slippery Sicilian roads, acceptable on motorways if you cruise at 115-120 kph. I mounted an engine guard and will soon mount a small windscreen (a GiVi, smaller than the original Yamaha I don't really like) and handguards.
    Waiting for the Ténéré and, sorry, no pics for now...
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  11. TomADV

    TomADV Adventurer

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    Marktbike,
    glad to hear you are also still enjoying your XT. They really are great bikes. Which engine guard did you go for, and how have you found it works. Do you get much extra noise or vibration?
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  12. marktbike

    marktbike Epicurean

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    I got the original one, provided by Yamaha (they gave it to me as a gift when I bought the bike). I have it on since less than one month: I didn't remark any change in vibes or noises, except that it seems mounted too tightly close to the exhaust pipes, so if I kick it (gently :evil )I get a metallic sound from the contact of the pipes with the engine guard. I must check the correct mount of the guard, but it seems to work well.
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  13. Alex_RO

    Alex_RO Been here awhile

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    Blue one, 2005 :) . Love it but i need to get her some decent footrests.. and a more sturdy bashplate than the stock Yamaha one. Going for TKC80's as soon as the Tourances wear out a bit more. Like any bike... i do consider it an endless money pit when it comes to farkling it up :)).
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  14. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Mine.
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  15. TomADV

    TomADV Adventurer

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    Well here it is my new pride and joy. 2007 in blue.

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  16. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    my XTR Being made ready for my trip next spring.

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  17. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Hey Dazer-Are those fuel cannisters on the back there? Where can one
    get those?
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  18. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    Hi Ramjet
    Yes they are.if your better with a pc than I'm you will find the post on this site.I asked a few week's ago how other's carried extra fuel on their bike's
    One chap { sorry forget your name ,but Thanks } put a link on to this web site and I bought these.They arrived on a week and are very well made,and there is no chance of them falling off the back of the bike when off roading.

    Dazzer

    sorry found link here
    http://www.4atvtires.com/atvTires/showProduct.php?id=6537&cat_id=30
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  19. NikiDc

    NikiDc Adventurer

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    Hey, got my xtr in March! Got about 12000k on it. Really nice bike. Have done a lot of offroading and highway use with speeds up to 178 and it runs greet. 150 for several houres are no problems. Offroad (soft) does he take verry well. I'm thinking about getting an other seat (++++comfy) or an Airhawk to put on it.

    Here are some pics a trip this Summer.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281094&highlight=dolce

    Does anyone have made a long (+1000k) trip with it during the winter months (rain, snow....)? Beceause I'm thinking of going to say hi to the Med and back from Belgium on French local roads this christmas holidays?

    Niki
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  20. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Hate to tell you, but that XT seems a 06 model to me.
    If doesn't have a O2 sensor it's a 2006.
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