XT660 X and R Thread

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

  1. Manneman

    Manneman Polarbear

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    I´m highlighting this thread since I have a rattling sound on my bike. It has ran 35000 K since march 2011 and I´ve done all service required on the bike and this sound appeared 3 weeks ago, I haven´t driven it since.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN6gPEnuhxs
  2. Golyo

    Golyo Adventurer

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    My mechanic said that in high milage XTs, the crankshaft's nut sometimes gets loose. The engine makes a sound as if you had metal pieces in the chamber, waiting to explode. Sounds even worse than yours. Completely harmless though, you need to tighten the bolt. I atlso happened to a Hungarian XT600 member, who had more than 100K kms in the engine. He thought it was toast, but there was no damage, whatsoever.
  3. ToreLo

    ToreLo Adventurer

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    Hi!

    Keep us updated on this one! Lykke til!
  4. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I'm going to put the rally raid XR650R fairing on my XTR....
    http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/proddetail.php?prod=RRXR650F

    I have just finished shoe horning a B&B Tenere bash plate & Yamaha XT660 Tenere engine bars on to the XTR...

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  5. gnuttis

    gnuttis Been here awhile

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    Hello

    Just gonna say hello and tell about my XT660R -07 a little. After I rode my KTM 690 Enduro R -11in Tuareg Rallye 2012 with the Swedish Rally Raid Team I decided to sell the bike & buy something cheaper to take a little break. I bought a XT66R and yes it,s night and day between the bikes but it,s ok for me for now. After not to long I had to let it get some more air & power. Bought a 2-1 exhaust from OTR, PC5, O2 optimizer, KN filter. I rode the XT over the summer but felt the suspension is to weak in front as well in back but will wait to upgrade the back. Found a KTM WP 48mm from a KTM660SMC with the clamps from 690 Enduro and the SMC brembo break. The KTM660SMC front brake with 320mm disc is to big for my use in woods and trails so I gonna sell the fork & found a complete fork from a KTM 690Enduro 2012 to but a 300mm disc on it and use orig brake. I have found a solution to the steering stem and it,s finished but gonna use the black clamps from the other 690 enduro. I like the XT engine and will let it be original except the mods I have written. The black front fork have been shipped so will get it for about 2-3 weeks so will get back with more pictures.

    Here is some pictures:
    http://bit.ly/VPwC9X
  6. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    I have the OffTheRoad topcase rack on my XT660R and it broke...

    I'm thinking of having it fixed and reinforced and use it on my XT660X, but I want something for the XT660R. I was thinking of going with the Givi setup, the whole thing, topcase and pannier racks. I don't really trust the SW-Motech stuff for anything but on-road use, other setupś look way too bulky, the Givi seems nice and almost like if were just a set of supports for soft bags.

    Any experience with the Givi setup off road?
  7. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    i have broken a hard case on my XTR... I use soft bags now.. far better
  8. BlackDogZulu

    BlackDogZulu XT fan

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    My new XTR seems very boring compared to some of the amazing machines here. Bog standard, with Scottoiler, Yamaha rack and handguards, no-name crash bars and, oh yes, a TT sidestand switch protector :) I've had two XT350s in the past, then a break from riding due to illness, and when I got back into it I got an XT660R (2004). I sold it because I thought that the vibes were making my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome worse (they weren't), and I've been through a multitude of bikes since, ranging from a Ducati to a Pan13. But I always hankered after my XTR, so last week I sold the baby GS and bought a 2006 model. I couldn't be more pleased.

    I;m an all-year, all-weather rider, so this bike will be my daily driver as well as a tourer (short and long distance) when I get the chance. Plans are for a set of Givi frames to support the soft bags, and perhaps a 2-1 system when funds allow. I have some LED marker lights to fit when I get a minute, and a 12v handlebar socket for the satnav is on order.

    Here she is, but don't get too excited :) Please excuse the mess round the back of the house!

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  9. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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  10. morena67

    morena67 Adventurer

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    :D
    _We are pretty near... aren't we...?
    -Did you buy your fork and swingarm slide protectors here in Mexico...? If so, can you tell me where, please.
    -Saludos...!!!
  11. Nev..

    Nev.. wannabe advrider

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    Quick question for those in the know here. I am hiring an XT660R for a trip in New Zealand in a couple of months and I want to know if the crossbar on the XT660R handlebar will fit a touratech GPS mount directly without any adapter.
  12. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    All the farkles were bought in Germany (offtheroad).
  13. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Just done the DB1K over here in NZ... the XTR went well apart from the weight & surspention..
    Had a little incirdent with a ditch at about 80kph...
    blow fork seals/flat spoted front rim / rear caliper dented the metal mule pipe / rear tyre took a bit of the rear inner guard out...
    It was a great 2 days....:clap..
    USD forks & Ohlins shock conversion are a real must for the XTR..... My winter project...
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    PS... some of you fella's have some real pretty XTs

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  14. mindazzz

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  15. thumpervibes

    thumpervibes n00b

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    Im working on a retro/classic inspired scrambler project for my XTX. Working from the front back. Next will be filling and finishing the tank, then new side panels to allow for a new flat seat level with the frame and then i chop the tail to shorten the bike to the exhaust mounts. Its a work in progress but it looks nice already. The TKC 80's are fine on road as well. The new front 17 is a treat!
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  16. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    For anyone thinking of a USD fork conversion..

    I'm in the process of doing a USD fork for conversion to the XTR....
    easyest thing in the world.. if you use Honda CR250 forks...

    Yamaha bottom bearing & seal fit the Honda steering stem..
    you just need a 7mm thick spacer to put on the stem before the seal
    & bottom bearing.... As the Honda stem is a bit longer..
    Replace the top Yamaha "25x47x15" bearing with a 32906 "30x47x12"

    Then bolt it togeather....

    Sorry no pics... left the camrea on a picnic table at the beach...:cry



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  17. motormail

    motormail Supermoto Posty

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    Oh come on Pete, you can't tell us that without showing some photos!!!! And what year is the CR front end?
  18. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    from a 2000 CR250.. twin chamber Showa units.. compression damping adjuster on the top..rebound adjuster on the bottom of the leg...

    It's really as close as yer will get to a bolt in swap...

    Pics..yer need to get a new camrea...
  19. gnuttis

    gnuttis Been here awhile

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    I did like this but with KTM fork!

    EDIT: Sorry didn,t see
    http://www.sporthoj.com/forum/showthread.php?59942-Modifieringar-XT660-X-R/page211
  20. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Something ealse I think I'm going to try... Is put a Rekluse clutch in the XTR...

    Rekluse dosn't make a unit for the XTR..... BUT they do make them for the WR450..
    Doing a part number match on XTR & WR fricton plates I found this....

    XT660 fricton plate part numbers...
    22U-16321-00
    5TA-16321-00 <======
    5VK-16331-00

    WR450 fricton plate part numbers....
    5JG-16321-00-00
    5TA-16321-00-00 <======

    So a WR450 Rekluse clutch insert should fit in the XT clutch... But I will
    buy 1 WR450 fricton plate to check the fit first...

    And for those that have NO idea what a Rekluse clutch is or how it works...
    go here ===> http://rekluse.mybigcommerce.com/

    In a nut shell its a full auto clutch that still has a manual over ride...


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