Yamaha XT660Z YZ forks

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ramar, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. ramar

    ramar Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    20
    Hi, my project is almost done:

    Mods:
    Forks + triple clamp YZ 450
    Springs - stiffer from Ohlins '52, it's ok but now the rear is to soft.
    Front wheel - YZ Excel 1.60
    Front tire - Metzeler Karoo T
    Handle bar- Renhtal
    Guard - acerbis, made from two models.
    Mudguard - Polisport
    Crash bars small - Touratech
    Shift gear - Touratech
    Footrests - china - very good for the money - 15 euro
    Sump guard - handmade.
    Toolbox, from the old model, perfect o put 2 tire levers, 22 key and few more.
    Seat - handmade.
    Rotor - wave 320мм / 5мм + adapter - work perfect, almost as the stock.
    Steering lock - handmade
    Now only the shock is must.
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  2. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Good work!! :clap:clap

    I'm going to do the same work so is good to know this work!
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  3. ramar

    ramar Adventurer

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Now after more than 10,000km, 70% on the road 30% off road I can tell you that it is completely new bike. Easy to handle on and off road, I bit heavy for technical sections but we know that. No more diving when you braking. The forks are maybe to stiff but I like it. I came from Husqvarna TE 510 and the only difference for me is the weight. Anything else, power, suspension, brakes is the same.
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  4. Simon L

    Simon L Adventurer

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    Oddometer:
    56
    Location:
    Belgium
    Conversion to a USD fork is really nice on the XT660Z! Nice work!
    I would really like to do the same with the front fork.
    Any idea about the total cost for the conversion?

    I see you have a single can exhaust, planning on putting an 18" rim on the rear wheel?

    Simon
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