show us your XT660Z Tenere

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by y2blade, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    So here are, Grandfather, Father and grown-up Son!

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  2. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Nice!
  3. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Very Nice !!
  4. syntec4

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  5. barneyrubble

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    Hi Tim, Has that screen (on the left) been cut down or did you buy a shorter one??
  6. samueleuk

    samueleuk Sam

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    Hi there

    are the SW Motech quick release racks robust enough for off-road use? I am thinking about buying them. Why did you motosport panniers instead of SW motech? Curious to know

    Cheers

    SAm
  7. swanny199

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    Can anyone tell me if converting my Tens forks to Yamaha WR450F or KTM 640 Adventure with custom machined clamps would have any major impacts on braking since i would be sacrificing my brembo twin discs for one caliper..
  8. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Hey Barney, that is the original screen that I cut down (angle grinder to get the basic shape, then Dremel, then sand-paper).

    Hi Sam, yes, I found that they were well up to the job - they coped with this

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    I intend to get a set for my Super Tenere so that I can use the panniers on both bikes.

    I went for the Motosports as they were the narrowest that I could find - each one is only 17cm wide.

    They have survived a few adventures now!

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  9. PHILinFRANCE

    PHILinFRANCE Long timer

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    Hi Tim
    Those first two pics look disgustingly like my back yard !!!!!! brings back good memories :clap

    Phil
  10. mattias se

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  11. ramar

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    The new forks are already fit on my Tenere. I using Yz 450 2006 forks, (46mm top, 49mm bottom) triple clamp was from was from WR 450 2005. The size was 44mm / 48mm and I machined it 1mm top and 0.5mm bottom to be able to put the forks in. I using the original Yamaha steering stem. Bolt it without problem, only on the top clamp i have to put 1mm spacer between the stem and the clamp(the original stem was top 25mm, the new is top 23mm. The front wheel is from YZ 450.I also changed the handle bars with 28mm. What is left is oversize brake disk 270mm. I did today a proper test.
    I need to change the springs with stiffer, It's ok the way it is now but I want to make a proper sag .I already ordered 0.52 this is the stiffest I can get. The rear shock is so soft(compare to the front) and lift it with new bones (35 mm) The YZ front forks are 40 mm longer than the stock. I should be ok with the new bones.
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  12. Flipesoares

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    I really miss my XT660Z, i only have photos and good moments in my mind to join us...
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  13. XRizal

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    keeping this thread alive with pictures!!

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    my current list of accessories

    Metal Mule
    Radiator Guard
    Side-stand switch guard

    Touratech
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    Top rack
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    Junior 45 (with backrest and top rack)

    SW-Motech
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    37L side boxs

    OEM Yamaha Accs
    Mainstand
    Bashplate
    Handguards plus Yamaha shield(black)

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    Tall windshield (light tint)

    Ohlin
    Rear spring

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    End can x 2 (with cert)

    More to come!!! :evil
  14. mtbdemon

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    I wish we could get this AWESOME bike in the states!!!
  15. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  16. DaveH250

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    Hi guys, first post. I live in Texas and of course we don't have the XT660 Tenere in the states. But just over the boarder in Mexico they sell them. Dose anyone have any experience bringing one in? Buying it and getting it into the us is no problem. i assume getting it registered and insured is were I'm sure ill run into some trouble. Any ideas?

    DaveH
  17. DaveH250

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    Sorry found the answer to my question about 50 pages back.

    DaveH
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  20. UKbri

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