show us your XT660Z Tenere

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

  1. Tomsdad

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    Happy to show you around when you fancy it..
  2. stamp

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    this sounds like a plan :deal :D
  3. eakins

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    Yamaha US corporate is run by diehard cruiser guys. They passed on it.
    My guess is the only way they might consider it is if other 650 DS (new model or existing) start taking off in sales and Yamaha is left holding nothing. Otherwise, I doubt it ever is gonna happen at this point.

    live part time in mexico and you can buy one
    http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xt660tenere.html

    oh the irony..."backwards" Mexico can support bringing the bike in yet the good old wealthy USA can not.
    it's really screwed up at Yamaha US Corporate.
  4. samueleuk

    samueleuk Sam

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    Hi guys

    if you arrange this meet for some off road fun on our Teneres, I m happy to join.

    when would be a good time?

    Sam
  5. Tomsdad

    Tomsdad Adventurer

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    Guy's....
    The "Range Open" dates/times will be released in a couple of weeks for the easter period.
    :wink:
    When I get the dates I'll start a new thread and PM those interested parties....

    Cheers,
    Andy.
  6. samueleuk

    samueleuk Sam

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    Thank you Andy, that sounds great

    Sam
  7. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Excellant:clap
  8. Wilson9068

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    Hi All, I have just bought a new to me XT660Z Tenere in Black. Its done 14,000 miles and I take delivery of it next Saturday. Full service history, heated grips, SW Motech crash bars and Scottoiler included. I managed to get it for £3,800 so I am pretty happy.

    It currently has very much road orientated tyres and I am looking to change these for sometihng more dual sport. On another thread an inmate called Wizzabren recommended MITAS EO-9's, I think Sysie has used MITAS EO-9's and Dunlop D606's. What are the general thoughts on more dirt orientated tyre for the XT660Z. I dont intend on changing the rims for Excels or anything so they need to find the standard wheel size.

    Any photos greatly and/or advice greatly appreaciated.

    Look forward to spending so more time on this great thread.
  9. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Just put E09 rear on and E10 on front............... time will tell !!!
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  11. samueleuk

    samueleuk Sam

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    I had both bikes. If you are planning some serious off-roading (for an adventure bike that is), you will not be disappointed. However, if you do mostly road, than the V-Strom is better. But the Tenere is actually OK even on motorways as soon as you are not in a hurry and you dont have a pillion
  12. dallastx

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    +1!!
    Congrats on the new bike, ya won't regret it! Have fun and keep the rubber down.
    Greetz, Hans.
  13. Wilson9068

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    Choosing tyres, what a nightmare. No real price differences and you cant try before you buy. What are the general thoughts? Prices so far are...

    Mitas E09 Front £40 Rear £60
    Dunlop D606 Front £55 Rear - Cant Find
    Pirelli MT21 Front £57 Rear - Cant Find
    TKC 80's Front £62 Rear £73
    Metzeler Karoo Front £56 Rear £66
    Michelin T63's Front £51 Rear £70

    I have stock rims so perhaps this is why I cant find a rear Pirelli or Dunlop for a 130/80 - 17 rim. I know . Going to Morocco later in the year so need something a bit dual purpose.

    Not sure I fancy mixing up the manufacturer but I know some riders don't find it that much of an issue?

    Im tempted for the T63's. This is what OTR used on their evolution bike.

    http://www.off-the-road.de/Bikes-made-by-OTR/XT-660-Z-Evolution/

    Has anyone used these before?
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    FYI, the MT-21 do exist in 130/90 17. Should be no problem to mount them on a rear stock Tenere ;-)
  15. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Ive used MT21s TKCs and T63s, all good tyres Im now on an E09 mitas as I said before. The Mitas is harder wearing apparently. If your riding down to Maroc on the tyres I would forget MT21 but they are all really a 3k mile tyre on a rear and maybe double that on the front. Dont get to het up about it, go with what you fancy.Everyone has a view, and if you listen too much you will just end up scratching your head.
    Just forgot my riding buddy fitted a 130 D606 on rear of his old Tenere and says its fine now hes scrubbed it in but doesnt have much confidence in it when its wet
  16. Wilson9068

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    Thanks Wide, I ordered a pair of MITAS E09 Dakars today so I will see how they go. I will try to post some pics and thoughts when I get them to share some knowledge.

    Thanks for your advice.
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    wide Been here awhile

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    Did you get them from trellesport ?? Very nice people there:clap
  18. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Well here's mine fitted a Mitas E10 front... so similar to TKC and went for a E09 rear ... like a T63.
    Took it out for a couple of hours to wash off the grease on the new tyres!!
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    All in all good although I had the pressures high and need to drop some out for a proper ride off road, did very well on lanes and better than expected in pretty soft bog
  19. Wilson9068

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    Nice. Thanks for the advice again. I tried Trellesport but they had no fronts after a big run on them. I ended up getting them from Oponeo.co.uk for £90 including delivery by Friday. Not heard of them before but they came up in a Google search, had them in stock, good price and a good delivery date. I got the Dakar version by way. I think Sysie tried these a found them pretty good. We shall see.
  20. Tomsdad

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    Nice Pic's Wide.
    That tyre set-up will be fine for Salisbury Plain.:evil
    I'm on TKC's at the moment but going to the E-10/E-09 combo when I need to change them.

    Cheers...