XT660R suspension

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Pete-NZ, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Bloody finally got the forks back from DAS ,only took 4 months to have them
    re-valved , sprung , shortened & travel reduced , Couldn't see a lot of point haveing
    forks with 300mm of travel on a bike with 250mm of ground clearance...
    CR250 forks / Ohlins shock , hopefully will make it a diffrent bike..
    replaced the CR disc with a 320mm .. didn't think the little CR one would
    pull up a 170kg XT to well.. hopeing it might stop...
    Now just need to find a head light for the screen.. Any ideas on LED lights
    that will pass WOF ?



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    A Ohlins S46DR1 shock out of Germany was only $692.35 NZ on my door step..
    quoted $1300 here for the same shock..






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  2. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    Who manufacturers that screen Pete?
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  3. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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  4. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    That looks sharp on the XR, it'll be interesting to see how it looks fitted to the XT
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  5. GPS MAN

    GPS MAN Lost!

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    Hey Pete~that's going to be a pretty trick bike when you finish it...:clap
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    I love it when new parts turn up :D

    Cool project Pete
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  7. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    You should be able to do some sweet jumps with that lot bolted in :evil

    I had a bit of a look around recently when I upgraded the 640 light & didn't see anything Hi/Lo in LED. I'd be inclined to get the cheapest thing that fits in the hole with a std H4 then get a badass LED spot like this alongside it to augment high beam.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  8. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    I did find one on e-bay... had 3 LEDs , one for low / all 3 for high...
    But its a 7" round replacement unit..
    If they made a square unit it would be perfect..

    HERE.............
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-M...12?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2c6fe6a368







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  9. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Looking forward to seeing it fly Pete:clap
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  10. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Well I need something to ride while the XT is in bits....

    06 TTR250.... quite a trick wee bike for a budget Yamaha.
    Rear shock has spring pre-load / rebound & compression damping....
    Forks have air valves & adjustable pre-load... 6 speed box...
    Elec & kick start...275mm/11" wheel travel...Weight 130kgs fully wet...
    Came with a Yamaha GYTR pipe... Has a nice new set of
    Michelin AC10's on it now....

    It looks as if it uses the same friction plates as the WR250F... So it
    will get a Rekluse EXP...

    PS.... Whats the best way to carry a step ladder on a bike..:rofl

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  11. andy mac

    andy mac Adventurer

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    Hey Pete since moving to Christchurch you seem to have developed an affliction for buying blue Yamahas - XT660R, WR250F, TT250R. Has Gerry Brownlee appointed you saviour of the Chch motorcycle industry or is it your midlife crisis? Whatever you must be having fun. :rofl
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  12. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    LOL.. I didn't get the WR in the end.... Thought about it desided the motor was a bit to short lived for what I wanted to use it for...
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  13. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    yeah Pete, any more bikes and you'll need a dealers licence :lol3


    All good though, can never have enough bikes :lurk
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  14. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Dam small shop with only 3 bikes....:cry
    XTR / TTR / Monty Cota...













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  15. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    the on again / off again project is on again..
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    Now I have to sort these steering stops out.... I haz a cunning plan..:wink:
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  16. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    front end done.... still got to put the Ohlins in the rear
    just waiting on swing arm & linkage bearings so I can do
    it all at once...
    Have another front wheel..thinking of having a 18" rim laced in to
    for seal & gravel.. just a tought at the moment...


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  17. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    That is a real nice looking XT Pete, do you think you have stripped much weight of it so far with the single exhaust and any other mods?

    Reason I'm asking is I reckon the 660 might be a great upgrade from my XT250 but the stock XT660 looks a little heavier than it should be with the likes of the heavy twin pipe system. :deal
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  18. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Other than the pipes it's quite hard to save any real weight..
    There's a lot of weight in the motor & the frame could never
    be called under constructed..
    they are 165/170kgs in stock trim..
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  19. RMOTO

    RMOTO Doing secret stuff

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    Looking good mate
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