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Old 02-22-2013, 04:13 AM   #121
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Got an xt660r today.its in towns ville.planning to fly to towns ville Easter w/e and ride it back to Newman WA.looks stock.its got 3k on the clock.looking forward to the ride.
what's a good bash plate? B&B? Also need a luggage rack.B&B? Once I bring the bike back I want to set it up like the toureg rally bike.have a fairing and will get race headers and carbon pipe. Filter change gets me more power? Any inputs appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:50 PM   #122
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Congratulations on your good choice. How much did you pick her up for? Have a look earlier in the thread to see what John171 has done with a B&B XT660Z bashplate with crash bars, I reckon his set up would provide the best engine protection out of all the bashplates. He also uses a B&B rear rack.

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #123
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OTR Racing Headpipe XT-660

anybody try this? also who makes crash guard like the one in the previous post please?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #124
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My mates call the tail light assembly on my XT "ET" because of the shape of his head. I've tried modifying the existing tail assembly with a hacksaw, it's better, but today I bit the bullet & ordered this from OTR. It should sit in nicely under the B&B rack...



Will let you know how it goes...
Hey Boneman, did that tail tidy turn up yet? Looking forward to seeing some photos of that.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #125
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Hey fellas, have done my homework on every brand of pannier and rear rack on the market, I reckon I'll probably go with the SW-Mototech Quick Lock range. Anyone got any experience with the SW-Mototech gear?

Love the size of the little rear rack, which you simply add adapter plates to when the need arises. Reckon the OTR tail light mod will look brilliant with the rack. I particularly like the idea of the quick release alloy luggage rack extension plate which is ideal for soft bags, a rolly bag or even a swag.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #126
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SW Motech gear is fantastic, kitted the KLR up with all their gear including crash bars etc. the fit was first class and everything performed well................ and ..................... it was actually dust and waterproof!!!!!!!

Only thing i will say is you definately need some "Yamalube" ont he zips as they seem to dislike the dust a fair bit.

Motorad Garage were fantastic with their supply of the SW Motech gear -
http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/

Pics look bloody good
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:41 AM   #127
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Robo / Stormsearcher

Sorry for the late reply, I've been at Phillip Island. My bash plate is not made by B & B it is made by Guard It. It is the one made for the Tenere 660 so you need to make two small brackets for the back engine mount to make it fit. It also will not fit with the low header pipes that you are looking at stormsearcher only a high exhaust. You can get the Guard It bash plate from adventuremoto, it's on their web site and I have found them good to deal with.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #128
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Hi Plodalong,

I have to agree with your observations about the tourances. I hadn't had much experience with this sort of tyre before only full knobby's, road bike tyres or back in the days the old trials universal. When I first saw the tourance's on the XT I was very dubious and going by the look of them I was going to rip them off straight away without even trying them going for something more aggresive. But then the tight arse came out in me and I decided to at least run the bike in on them. While in mud I think they would be not much good on tar and made gravel roads they have been great. I have even done some tight steep ( DRY) trails with them and they have surprised me on what they can do. I can't recomend them for checking the cows on a duey / frosty morning unless you want to practice your side ways action though. Anyway after my long windedness all I really wanted to say is that if they work for you and the type of riding your doing stick with them.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #129
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Xt660r rim locks

Just realised when I was checking spoke tension on my wheels, my XT660R doesn't have rim locks nor a hole to install them into. Is this just mine or is it the same across the board?

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:08 AM   #130
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Just realised when I was checking spoke tension on my wheels, my XT660R doesn't have rim locks nor a hole to install them into. Is this just mine or is it the same across the board?

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Yep, there all like that & I carnt find a sutible one that will fit either, a 18inch rim would best solve this problem.

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If anyone has a standard Yamaha Tenere screen & want to sell it, shoot me a PM
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #131
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my xt is in townsville. flying to townsville easter holidays riding to cairns and dirt back home to newman on the burke develoipmental/savannah way.wanting a few clarifications.

the bike has 50%/75% rear/front tourances. how are these on the dirt? i want to kill them before i put 606s on in katherine.

bash plate-any recomendations .the bike is stock standard.

need a luggage rack- any recommendations?

once i am in newman i will decide how i am going to configure the bike with.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:02 AM   #132
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my xt is in townsville. flying to townsville easter holidays riding to cairns and dirt back home to newman on the burke develoipmental/savannah way.wanting a few clarifications.

the bike has 50%/75% rear/front tourances. how are these on the dirt? i want to kill them before i put 606s on in katherine.

bash plate-any recomendations .the bike is stock standard.

need a luggage rack- any recommendations?

once i am in newman i will decide how i am going to configure the bike with.
Hey Stormsearcher, that's one hell of a first adventure for her. Can't speak from experience with the Tourances, but just looking st them in photos....I wouldn't want to be going anywhere near those tracks with those glorified road tryes. Stick the 606's on straight up, I reckon you'll be sorry if you don't. The rest of the XT660R inmates are a bit quiet on this thread if you're after any advice or suggestions, probably should delete this one and go with either the XT660 X and R Thread or the Lets see your XT660R
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:24 AM   #133
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Stormsearcher,

The tourances will get you there IF (and its a big if) there got plenty of meat on them, if your taking main dirt roads, and it doesn't rain (mud they definatly don't do). What I would be more worried about are the tubes. The standard ones are paper thin. Depending on your budget I suppose but for peace of mind and enjoyment of the ride I'd be changing both tubes abd tyres.

B&B racks are great, big enough, light, strong, fit well and look good (in my opinion)

Can"t help you about the bash plate with low pipes.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:05 AM   #134
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Robo,

You could try "Ballards" for rim locks. There on page 43 in their cattle dog, it's on the net. There not that hard to fit. If they can't help a motorcycle wheel specialist might be the go.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:19 AM   #135
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Thanks for the info guys.I might change the tourances in cairns. Will run mousse in front and HD tube rear with decent knobbies.was wondering about crash bars to protect the water pump etc.H&B or swmotec but they need to allow the bash plate to be fitted.
Any idea of bash plate crash bar combos that work with standard pipes? I like the metal mule stuff as well.I am asking these questions as I haven't even seen the bike and don't have the time till I get the bike back to Newman.
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