XT660 X and R Thread

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

  1. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    lets see....

    Gillimoto 22.5L tank..
    Metal Mule high 2 into 1 pipe..
    Rekluse clutch...
    Pivot pegs...
    Braided brake lines...
    Kev's fueling mods X2...
    Showa USD forks , re-valved...
    Steering damper...
    320mm front wave rotor..
    Rear wave rotor..
    Rally Raid screen/fairing..
    B&B bash plate..
    Engine bars...

    Soon to come..
    Ohlins or Wilers rear shock... still trying to deside what one...

    Dam I'm going to need a new bike soon... running out or things to do the the XTR...


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  2. motormail

    motormail Supermoto Posty

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    Hey Pete,

    Got any photos with the rally raid screen?

    thanks
    Robo
  3. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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  4. DaleC

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    Whorepedo - apologies for the delay in responding, I'm in Morocco at the moment. However, Tod below nailed it.

    The Givi pannier racks are cheap and fairly light at 3kg and I wouldn't want to hang anything serious from them. I use them simply to hold soft luggage away from the bike and for this purpose, they are OK, if not a bit too far from the bike making it unnecessarily wide. I have crash tested them a couple of times at low speed or in sand with no ill effects.

    The rear luggage rack is Metal Mule and is doing it's job. I carried tyres (tires) from UK to Morocco (1,500k over 4 days) with a chunk of weight on the rack and it did the job OK.
  5. thumpervibes

    thumpervibes n00b

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    Here is my XTX as it is now. Half way through retro/scrambler project:
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  6. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    yet another peice of the jigsaw puzzle arrived the other day..
    from OTR in Germany...
    Ohlins S46DR1 sprung for a 70kg rider...
    NOW if that guy would get my USD forks finished...

    [​IMG]

    EDIT...........................

    Bloody finally got the forks back.... now I can start the suspension rebuild..
    forks have been re-valved , sprung , travel reduced.. I couldn't see much point in
    forks with 300mm of travel on a bike with 250mm of ground clearance..
    let the fun begin...
    [​IMG]
  7. motormail

    motormail Supermoto Posty

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    Hey Pete,

    Any photos with all the gear on yet?
  8. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I have been slacking off a wee bit.... have got this far
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  9. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    The more I ride my XT660X the more I love her!

    BUT I'm also convinced that when Yamaha engineers were desigining these bikes, they came up with the XT660X. Then they went to present the new bike and in a meeting they realized "this bike was supposed to be a dual sport", so they went back to the drawing board and 10 minutes later they came up with the XT660R.

    The XT660X is brilliant for what it is, but the XT660R really needs lots of mods and then it ends up being better than the Tenere :rofl
  10. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I wish it was possable to get a few kgs off the bike...
    but a lot of the XT's weight is in the motor..which is
    why they are pretty bullet proof..
    I have looked at cutting the rear sub frame off & building a
    alloy one .. Theres a lot of heavy looking steel in the
    XT sub frame.. that would also give the option to lower the seat..
  11. Crazydog

    Crazydog aka Andy660

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    Like all of us that have the XT660`s , the cush drive rubbers wear is a pain.
    I found an article some time ago on the XT660.com thread.

    The chain drive sprocket takes a tremendous load from the power of the engine , which causes the rear wheel bearing to wear excessively , even wearing the Chain Drive Hub Housing ,
    The bearing will become loose in the housing at a later stage,

    I fitted a double row bearing as apposed th the std single row bearing.
    And with Polyurethane rubbers .I got 56 000km without changing the rubbers again.

    You only have to machine the rear hub bearing housing 5mm deeper /
    The Bearing I used is still the same dia. as the original.
    And machine the inner spacer also 5mm shorter.
    It stll uses the Standard Yamaha Seal

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    New bearing no. 62304
  12. motormail

    motormail Supermoto Posty

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    Awesome mod Crazydog.
    Thanks for sharing that one.
    Any chance you can give us the bearing number?

    Robo
  13. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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    3205-2RS (25x52x20.6 mm)
    Most bearing shops "should" have them.. .if not they're on ebay-au, about $22aus delivered from the UK...
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Double-R...gs-2RS-ZZ-OPEN-3200-5200-Series-/200823601350

    Some info from xt660.com:
    http://www.xt660.com/showpost.php?p=169627&postcount=40
  14. jdfowl

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    Anyone have the dimensions (OD, ID, width) handy for the seal hiding behind the front sprocket? I'm trying to bypass the Yamaha dealer...usd80 here in Brazil, and still not easy to get ahold of at that price.

    Thanks
    Josh
  15. morena67

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    Sorry, haven't seen any seal hidding behind the front sprocket... maybe a pic would help... or I'll take a good look at the bike later...
  16. morena67

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  17. Dave Nolan

    Dave Nolan left from woopwoop

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    XT660R

    I'm not real impressed with the OTR bashplate and am thinking about trying something else.

    Anyone got the Yamaha OEM bash plate fitted together with SW Motech crash bars and SW Motech centre stand?
  18. binominem

    binominem n00b

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    The OEM bash plate and the SW-Motech centre stand fits together.
    I had this combination on my XT-R.

    No idea about the crash bars.
  19. Dave Nolan

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    Thanks for that information.

    Now I'm trying to decide between the OEM and the SW Motech bashplate.

    Does anyone here have the SWM item fitted. If so can you tell me about the rear mount? Does it fit to the 2 substantial lugs same as the OEM. (That's the problem with the OTR item.....it just mounts to the exhaust at the back)
  20. binominem

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