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Old 10-26-2012, 03:00 AM   #406
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Tenere pic anno 2012 ( original an 2kf )

Hi guys.

Heres an updated 2012 pic of my XT600 - Tenere modified from an 2kf -
Its a bit dirty on the pic, but its just been out there.


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Old 10-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #407
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I finally got around to finishing the pannier racks since my last post in this thread. I added a Hepco Becker top case mount and the crashbars as well.

Ready for an Easter getaway.

Out of all this thread this is still the sweetest looking Tenere Ive seen, wonder if its still going strong on here ??
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:13 AM   #408
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #409
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Tears

I usually start crying when I go to this site.

http://www.fctrott.co.uk/trailbikes/
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:16 AM   #410
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I usually start crying when I go to this site.

http://www.fctrott.co.uk/trailbikes/
I dont think they are real I phoned them a few years ago and got some old Indian woman... and looking at that page now nothing has changed in the stock department from when I last looked ???
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #411
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French XTZ 660 Marathon For Sale - in France

French XTZ 660 Marathon For Sale - Not mine

Not sure if this is the correct part of the forum to post this, but on the website; leboncoin.fr there is a french XTZ 660 Tenere Marathon for sale.
I believe this is the version that was made for the public in '94. One of sixty bikes manufactured by Yamaha France/Sonauto (wich is the team that built the legendary Tenere rally bikes during the first 15 years or so).

Wether it is original, with Ohlins shocks etc., I do not know. But in any case the aluminium tanks with 37 liters are there.
And needless to say - on sale in France.

Here's the link;

http://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/383375727.htm?ca=12_s




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Old 11-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #412
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Here's my "Old Girl", I have another I am restoring.
If anyones interested heres the rebuild link.http://www.tenere.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=380
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:41 AM   #413
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Nice location for even nicer looking old classic
Where's the creek? In behind Sunshine Coast?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #414
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Obi Obi Ck on the Obi Obi Rd
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #415
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I hope to be living down that way next year, woomby nerang or parklands area that is
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #416
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Over the years, the name Ténéré has been associated with robustness and resistance to face any type of challenge. This adventurous vocation is in the DNA of this family since its inception in the early '80s and has evolved constantly at this time. In years 80 and 90, the model has become a benchmark in off-road segment. Yamaha XT 660Z Ténéré is one of the best selling models in Europe and Brazil shares the lead segment trail with his sister XT 660R, both equipped as the same engine of a cylinder, the first national model with electronic injection system fuel.



Since late last year the three models in the family - XT 1200Z Super Ténéré, XTZ 250 Ténéré XT 660Z Ténéré and - all are available in Brazil and in blue color and with the same aesthetic standard of the artwork.

This article is available in:
http://www.motonline.com.br/so-no-br...re-e-completa/

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #418
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So,someone give me the lowdown on the Tenere. I am close to buying a Transalp,but the Tenere is a definite alternative. I primarily want a road bike for back road rambling,some mountain road touring/camping,some two up of same,with some fairly agressive twisty action .Not afraid to leave the pavement,but not crossing the Sahara or leaving the ground,to be sure. Will they run loaded/two up at 70-80 or is that asking too much. Most big trailies handle quite nicely and I love to wear out the side of my tires. Am I looking at the wrong bike?? Are there commmon issues to look for(TRANSALP is output shafts and CDI's,apparently)What is considered high mileage? Low miles can be just as scary as high,but everything has a practical limit..so....thanks for any reply and all are appreciated. Some great looking bikes in this thread....I am in France ,BTW,so it is European models I am considering....
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #419
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:26 AM   #420
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So,someone give me the lowdown on the Tenere. I am close to buying a Transalp,but the Tenere is a definite alternative. I primarily want a road bike for back road rambling,some mountain road touring/camping,some two up of same,with some fairly agressive twisty action .Not afraid to leave the pavement,but not crossing the Sahara or leaving the ground,to be sure. Will they run loaded/two up at 70-80 or is that asking too much. Most big trailies handle quite nicely and I love to wear out the side of my tires. Am I looking at the wrong bike?? Are there commmon issues to look for(TRANSALP is output shafts and CDI's,apparently)What is considered high mileage? Low miles can be just as scary as high,but everything has a practical limit..so....thanks for any reply and all are appreciated. Some great looking bikes in this thread....I am in France ,BTW,so it is European models I am considering....
Which Tenere first?? Im fairly confident I can answer most of your concerns unless you are talking about a 600 Tenere vs a 700 Transalp.
Personally whatever model Tenere, I am now believing Yamaha make off road orientated bikes that do roads pretty well, and Honda do Transalps as a road bike that "manages" off road.
Ive had 4 Transalps now 3x600s and 1x650. Off road I find them low on ground clearance if you stray onto anything that has stones larger than tennis balls. The engine is however very Honda quality, and pulls in low gears well even with road gearing, the twin is super smooth and makes travelling a long distance a breeze, it also sounds great !
Dont scare yourself with stories of output shafts and CDIs the likely hood of it happening is rare if the bike been looked after. Main thing is dont run tight chains, run slacker than you think is normal !! CDIs are something that if they go its out of your control really, but I guess it probably wont the 20/30 you may read on forums sometimes outweigh the thousands who never had a tap go wrong !!!!!!
I found the 600 to feel lighter than the 650 and better off road.
I also had a XTZ660 Tenere a 96 model, I personally loved it from the off but hated its bodywork when it came to doing any maintanence, it was a pain to get on and off, let down by poor fixings, also it was a worry if it got smashed up as its as rare as hens teeth to get more. The earlier 3YF is a better bet as its a whole load easier to work on if fairings and tank need to come off. I know this as my best mate who I ride with has one and loves it.
Teneres win on the Transalp because they are cheap to look after.. valves are easy ,plug is easy, carb is easier to pull off and get sorted and it has an infectious single cylinder. Parts are readily available. riding it off road was fab as it had awesome ground clearance and was well balanced for a large bike
I am now on a new age and its another step up.... I have not taken it seriously off road yet but Im guessing it will take it in its stride just fabulously as its a well sorted bike that looks stunning to me. on the road it cruises quicker than my Transalp 600 and ol Ten660 and is better on fuel. The TA aveaged 55 ish mpg the Ol 660 XTZ did 45ish mpg. The new Ten is 60 ish mpg
To put how they cruise on a motorway/freeway into perspective...... if you had to cruise a long distance on the Motorway,not always the ideal way to travel but sometimes its good to munch some miles quickly to get where you going to have fun !!!! the TA will be slightly ahead as it can sit at 75 mph pretty well without the engine sounded to high pitched, it is worth noting that 80mph is very achievable also but fuel consumption really goes down and I find the engine really sounds thrashy, although others who also have Transalps say it will do it all day without bother year in year out.. Transalps definately have an enviable reliability tag !!!!!!
I found the old Ten 660 to be 5 mph slower and prefer to be more sympathetic as it is a single cylinder... but is travelling a large distance constant throttle fun at 70 or 75 any fun definately noT!!! Weirdly however, the newer tenere sits at 75/80 just fine, sounds like it isnt getting thrashed and overall is fairly unbelievable that it is a single, and even with a 10% speedo inaccuracy it is still doing over 70 with ease !!
I also forgot to add the 96 Ten was the most comfortable out of my 3, as the TA had a slight step which annoyed my arse where I like to sit and the new Ten has a plain weird seat that sometimes feels great, and can then start to annoy for a few miles and then all of a sudden feel ok again... weird. But a seat can be solved cheaply so really isnt massive consideration.
Just to add my XT660R was also much the same, but out of the above 3 was the most comfortable





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