XT660 X and R Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Forde, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    Hey

    I searched... only found an XT600 thread for the older models and a XT660Z tenere thread.... so i am seriously sorry if repost.

    Is there noone on here who owns an XT660R or XT660X did you not get those in the states?

    I should be getting an orange 2007 XT660X tomorrow if all goes to plan :p

    The bike in question, swapping a Z1000 for it.

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    Check in to this thread with any pics or info you have!
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  2. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    seriously... nobody?

    got mine today

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  3. morena67

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    Here's mine...
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  4. morena67

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    Hi by the way...:D

    This is my first motorcycle ever, always riding scooters ... Bought it about 4 months ago with 59,800 kms on it...

    -Don't know a lot about motorcycles, but this one, I like it...! :norton
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  5. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Those bikes are sold in Mexico?

    Are they pretty heavy? How about performance?
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  6. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Hi..
    Hopefuly I have a 09 XT660R with 31,000km on the way very soon...:clap
    just waiting on a shiping cost... Then is a :deal
    dosn't time drag..:*sip*
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  7. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    181kgs wet "15lts"
    48hp ... but you can put a power comander in to re-map
    the injection.. custom maps can be made...

    http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-660/Electrics/
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  8. Forde

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    they are a little heavier than some supermotos and have a little less power than say a ktm, but easy to get another 10 brake ish with exhaust and power commander/filter... changing exhaust save a load of weight too as oem one is very heavy so that makes even more difference.

    but to be honest its not built as a racing bike, ktms etc that have an extra 15bhp or whatever are built as competition machines, this is a bike made for the road and to be reliable, which is why you see XTs with big miles on them, and there isnt even that much difference between it and a different more powerful 600ish moto, you wouldnt really notice much of a difference unless you were actually racing id say

    to be honest, i traded a Z1000 with 130bhp at the wheel for my XT660 and i was worried about it feeling slow or missing the power etc, but that was not a problem at all! i jumped straight off the Z onto the XT for a test ride and i was grinning from ear to ear the whole time its a total blast and doesnt feel slow at all, probably because its not lol i was genuinely surprised with how the bike goes, as soon as i got back from test ride i was like right im having this! i remember looking down at the speedo on the test ride and being surprised with the figures i saw this bike can go!! mine is bone stock but exhausts etc are on the way soon! :freaky
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  9. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    your bike looks great like the way the fork protectors are sprayed
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  10. morena67

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    They were sold in Mexico until 2005, I bought mine 5 months ago, first motorcycle ever, always riding scooters.

    As far as I can tell, maybe heavy wen standing still, I'm 168 cm tall (5,4") so I have to tip toe on the street...not really a problem... It's pretty maneuverable when in motion, a very easy to read motorcycle...even for a nooby like me...:D
    -And the monocilinder roars really swett...:evil

    _Mine has 60,000 kms. -I have always Known this is not a race byke...I'm not a racer...yet...:huh
    But It was love at first sight since I sord it by the first time back in 2005...A few miles and years latter I could buy it...Very happy... :norton
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  11. morena67

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    Hey Thanks...! _I like Yours...!

    I spray painted the plastics... The PO gave me a a second kit of plastics cause the byke was always at the sun...
    (the new kit is blue)
    _So I paint the sun burned ones in orange... and the fork protectors...nothing to loose...:D _I also have the original exausts...They are heavy by the way... Take care...!
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  12. morena67

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  13. Forde

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    yeah they are heavy i just ordered a 2 into 1 metal mule system for mine yesterday, cant wait til it arrives!
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  14. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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  15. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    don't you mean since 2005?
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  16. morena67

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    They were sold in 2005.
    They're not sold any more, I bought mine (used) 5 months ago...but the PO bought it at 2005. Here in Acapulco Mex.
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  17. hypoman

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    great to see some of you guys on here!
    I really thought there would be more people in this post though!
    Im in Asia with a xt660r im planning on modifying it by fitting T4 cans and opening up the airbox a bit.
    Theres no dynotune guys here so remapping i guess will be next to impossible. I hope this doesnt make it run rough!
    I'm only just learning about fuel injected bikes now, so alot of its new to me.

    I did cut the original 1" round tubes out of the muffler cans, this gave it a meatier sound and didnt affect performance.

    any input on any home modifications / improvements will be greatfully appreciated!
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  18. Pete-NZ

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    Getting closer....:*sip*
    They tell me it looks like this...:huh

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  19. ToreLo

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    Here's mine!

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  20. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Hi..
    Where did yer get the screen from..... I needs one of those...:clap
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