Lets see your XT660R

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

  1. morfeas

    morfeas n00b

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    Hello ADV-riders,

    I am Dimitris and this is my XTR. Those pictures was taken in Peloponnese region .

    I am planning to change exhausts and i just want to ask if it is better to use 2 in 1 system.

    Best regards from Greece.

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  2. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I have a MM 2 into 1..yer gain 50mm of ground clearance
    and a lot better choice of skid plates..
    Here's a good forum for XT660 owners..I yer not already a member...
    http://www.xt660.com/index.php

    PS... The Africa twin looks in nice condiction...
  3. morfeas

    morfeas n00b

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    Thank you Man,

    i all ready know this forum , i am a member and ....i am expecting opinions :-) .

    Africa is in very good condition and it's 13 years old...

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  4. gnuttis

    gnuttis Been here awhile

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    Hello some people already seen my bike at xt660.com but for people who does not seen it and perhaps going to mod their XT660 here is some firestarter pics enjoy! For some spec check this Thread: http://www.xt660.com/showthread.php?t=20935

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  5. hambone650rider

    hambone650rider Been here awhile

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    Very very very nice!
  6. Lex Luthor

    Lex Luthor n00b

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  7. Moyston

    Moyston oh oo too fast!

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    HI, need advice and a bit to help me take the right step...

    torn between getting a gilimoto tank or a two into 1 exhaust.

    if you had a choice which possibly one wld you go..now i have a bash plate and the rides i do, probably incur a stop to refuel anyway..no big rides doing any huge long trips...but prob like to do the 400klm trip without stopping and be safe...also wld like the 2 into 1 so then can pack other side were exhaust was and make a pipe to hold fuel...can hold 5 litres in a pipe ..

    just keep saying to myself..tank..no exhaust..no tank..:eek1

    and no..cant afford both!...they do make a specific two into 1 exhaust here in OZ...and there not bad..
  8. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Mine has got 75000kms on the clock. We ride it two up with soft luggage, a roll bag and a tank bag. Mods are limited to a bash guard and hand guards. Did consider a 2 into 1 exhaust but couldn't justify the expense. Got given a large plastic tank, fitted it but found it bulky and annoying. Prefer to spend my money on petrol:wink:


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  9. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I have both ..Gilli tank & M&M pipe...
    If you realy don't need 450 plus km range
    go with the high pipe... saves a lot of weight
    & adds about 60mm to the ground clearance...
    I lowered mine 50mm & still have more ground
    clearance than standard...
    The Gilli tank dose give better protection for the
    radiator if/when you drop it...
  10. Moyston

    Moyston oh oo too fast!

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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..
  11. DaleC

    DaleC Adventurer

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    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 :rofl

    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 :evil
  12. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Is that a real question ? :huh
    Maybe get a new plate thats made to be used with high pipes...
    like the Metal Mule one...
  13. Moyston

    Moyston oh oo too fast!

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    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
  14. vini

    vini rider

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    has anybody used militec in your xt.
  15. motormail

    motormail Supermoto Posty

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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?

    Thanks
    Robo
  16. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    PM Sent...

    Why the CR forks...
    I didn't have the YZ forks at the time..
    And the CR forks are gold.... look trick..:lol3
  17. beerbuzz

    beerbuzz Been here awhile

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    Do you have any more info on those bags? Or possibly a source? I could use a couple of those.
  18. DaleC

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    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/6...+PANNIERS/0/SKU/7-197-17460-1931/Default.aspx

    I got the idea from Horizons Unlimited (example link):
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hu...heap-military-panniers-going-silvermans-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. :clap

    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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  19. betitou

    betitou Thumperized!

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    Hi there!!!

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  20. Moyston

    Moyston oh oo too fast!

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    great pics..thanks for that