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Old 03-19-2013, 03:30 AM   #181
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Try EBay UK....

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How is it, that it is impossible to get a rim lock for the rear of the XT660R??????? What the hell was Yamaha thinking by putting that 17" rim on the back?????? Is this the same with the XT660Z?

New plan for the 17" rear.....put a supermoto tyre on it. I've already got a spare 17" front wheel from a Yamaha DT125X (UK version), which just needs bearings with a bigger centre to accommodate the larger XT660R axle. And hey presto I have a set of Supermoto wheels for the R.



Have priced an OEM rear hub #1 from AJSutton in the UK = $250 Aus plus post of about $30, will also get a quote from JP_parts to see if they can get one. Plus rim (Excel) and spokes from Ash's Spoked Wheels in Albion (Brisbane) for about $550. FU$#K'n expensive exercise to get it right.

In Europe XTs are like Dr650s here, they are like clitorises, every cunt's got one

I wanted a second set of rims for my XT. Landed here for about 200 pounds...



My advice would be keep an eye out on UK ebay... Most "ADV" bikes have a 17" rear- DR 650, KLR, XTR, Tenere, lots of tyres available
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #182
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panniers

Hi Robo,
The Andy Strapz panniers do it for me. Strong, light made in Oz. I've had mine for 4 years, done heaps of miles as can be seen by how dusty they are I've realy looked after them (not) and they have never let me down stitching, velcro, canvas all as good as the day I bought them. What I really like about them is that a 10 litre jerry can fits neatly inside them plus still room for other stuff. They have even taken the wife's hair dryer and the kitchen sink to Phillip Island several years running! The photo at the bottom shows a bag with a 10 litre jerry can, heavy duty tube, tyre levers, pump and a few tools.
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PS. I havn't tried it but I wouldn't be surprised if rim locks for an 18 inch rim (the rubber type) would still fit a 17 inch rim.



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Old 03-20-2013, 04:16 AM   #183
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Hey John,

Your set up does look brilliant. Thanks for the info on the bags, good to know how much gear they actually fit. I'm in two minds with the jerry can panniers, the cost of the cans and paying a canvas maker to do the top, is only about $50 cheaper than the Wolfman gear. And I do like the look of the Wolfman gear, but the Expedition Pannierz by Andy Strapz also look quality, which is obviously reflected in the price....not cheap.

First port of call for the rim lock was Tyres for Bikes in Brisbane and if Dave/ Rob says they can't get one that will fit, well...they are the tyre gods and I'm a believer to what they preach. I also took their advice and went the Dunlop D606's, will take a photo to show.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #184
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tyre comparo

Robo,
We will have to do a comparo, mileage, grip etc. I got the T63's, $240 for the set, I know they can be got for cheaper elsewhere but I like to support the local bike shop, couple of young blokes trying to make a go of it, and their service is friendly. I havn't fitted them yet. I like to fit my own tyres so I can check the state of the tubes, rim, spoke nipples, etc. Should have them on in the next week or two.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #185
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Met Stormsearcher

Met Stormsearcher on the weekend on the way to pick up his XT. Nice guy, good to put a face to a name. He has been a lot of places on a bike, very interesting to talk to.
Have fun on the trip acrross the country on the XT Matty.

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Garden of Stones NP Blue Mountains NSW. Worth a visit.



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Old 03-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #186
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thank you

Like wise John.rariing to go riding.Tuesday the 2nd from towns ville as I realised Monday is a public holiday.have 6 days to get to the west!
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:14 PM   #187
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Like wise John.rariing to go riding.Tuesday the 2nd from towns ville as I realised Monday is a public holiday.have 6 days to get to the west!
Have a safe trip mate. Any chance you'll be taking a camera and or video so you can share, what will be an epic journey?

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #188
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Well, roadworthy is now done on my piggy and I thought I'd share a couple of photos

























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Old 03-31-2013, 02:23 AM   #189
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Have a safe trip mate. Any chance you'll be taking a camera and or video so you can share, what will be an epic journey?

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Will take a few pics.leaving towns ville on the 2 nd.all depends on weather gods!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:32 AM   #190
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Where did you find that kind of mirror you can adjust?

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Old 03-31-2013, 02:54 AM   #191
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Where did you find that kind of mirror you can adjust?

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Hey mate, here you go www.adventuremoto.com.au

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:01 AM   #192
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Where did you find that kind of mirror you can adjust?

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Also, avaiable from source (might be easier for you in Sweden ):


http://www.doubletakemirror.com/
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #193
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xr660r

I love the xt.have ridden 2 k kms in 2 days.smooth as silk. Cruised the bitumin at 90 to 100 kms/ he from townsville to boulia.25 to 30 km/ ltr.
Unleashed it on dirt. Plenty highway.loose sand, rocks, deep ruts filled with bull dust and huge corrugations.750 kms .relentless. only issue I had was the 2 bolts holding the silencers came undone and got 2 bolts from tobermoney station and tightened the other 2'as they were loose.
As far as my opinion goes its one hell if an ADV bike
when I get home 2 k kms more of desert ( am in Alice today) will get race headers,DNA filets and rally fairing.
This bike is an adventure weapon! Post pics when I get home.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #194
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I love the xt.have ridden 2 k kms in 2 days.smooth as silk. Cruised the bitumin at 90 to 100 kms/ he from townsville to boulia.25 to 30 km/ ltr.
Unleashed it on dirt. Plenty highway.loose sand, rocks, deep ruts filled with bull dust and huge corrugations.750 kms .relentless. only issue I had was the 2 bolts holding the silencers came undone and got 2 bolts from tobermoney station and tightened the other 2'as they were loose.
As far as my opinion goes its one hell if an ADV bike
when I get home 2 k kms more of desert ( am in Alice today) will get race headers,DNA filets and rally fairing.
This bike is an adventure weapon! Post pics when I get home.
Hey mate, that sounds awesome. Glad it went well, look forward to seeing those photos.

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:31 AM   #195
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thank you

I still got 2 k to go.will post when I get home Tuesday.
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