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Old 12-10-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Lets see your XT660R

Hi, just bought an XT 660R, my first Yamaha.

Here is a link to a picture:

http://www.enduroalexis.com/enduroal...pleted_042.htm

Lets see some of your XT 660 pictures, and all your modifications.

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Old 12-11-2006, 09:21 AM   #2
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Damn, I wish those were available over here.....
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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A rental bike in Greece

Sweet ride, but a little cumbersome on single track and sometimes wonky fuel injection (on off syndrome)


Very good on tarmac even two up
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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Thanks.....

.......for those pictures.

Had a feeling that XT660R were not available in the USA, am sorry to read that.

Anyway, I have changed the thread a little, making it more inviting to other XT owners, so show us you pictures.

In the meantime, please enjoy the following link:

http://www.bikehigh.com

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Old 06-25-2007, 06:32 AM   #5
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Here is my XT660R, a 2006 model. Its got 8700km on the clock now. Also my first bike.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:30 AM   #6
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Xt660r

Here is my XT660R.This is how they should always look after a good ride.I live in Cape Town South Africa.It is my 2nd off road.First had XR500R long ago.Got this one new last year April.Have 14 000 km on it.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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You lucky bums! I was lusting for one of these over here in US. Possibly fitted with panniers from Metal Mule as I saw recently in BIKE magazine.
Seems like a good platform for close to "ideal" adventure bike. Enjoy mates!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:00 AM   #8
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New XT

Just bought myself a brand new XT660R, and love it! Great all round bike compared to what I have had before. Rode it home on a wet, miserable, foggy winter night on motorway the whole way - about as bad as it gets in my opinion. The bike was great. Comfortable, not much vibe, and the light was actually better than any of my previous 'road' bikes. The next day I took it down some gentle dirt roads to get a feel for it, and again very pleased. For quite a heavy bike, it was actually a lot easier than I expected in the soft. The low down power is very good, and it has a very good natural riding position. I have a few bits to order before I do anything more serious, such as a engine guard and some new bars, but I have to say I am really pleased with this as a good adventure/dual sport bike. Hopefully the weather will allow a better ride on the weekend and I will post some pics.
Maybe time to kick-start this thread again, and see some more XT pics of all types.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:19 AM   #9
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XT on the rocks!

Hi everyone,

Yes, TomADV, I agree with you on revitalising this thread. Congratulations on your new motorcycle, and thank you for your detailed report.

I also went off-road with my XT recently, into frozen puddles, and took some pictures,

http://www.enduroalexis.com/enduroalexis_completed_054.htm

http://www.enduroalexis.com/enduroalexis_completed_030.htm

http://www.enduroalexis.com/enduroalexis_completed_051.htm

http://www.enduroalexis.com/enduroalexis_completed_055.htm


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Old 12-14-2007, 03:03 AM   #10
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I bought mine in June, a black '07 model. Now it has something more than 6,000 km on the clock and it's just like I expected it to be: a bit heavy, but well balanced, with great low end torque and not much life in the high rpm area. The engine gets a bit jerky in Euro3 rpm-range, but you can easily get used to it and I think it's something you can get past with aftermarket exhausts and a decent PC III.
Very little off-road till now, just some basic dirt on which the bike is quite good. On tarmac it's perfect, great fun on winding and slippery Sicilian roads, acceptable on motorways if you cruise at 115-120 kph. I mounted an engine guard and will soon mount a small windscreen (a GiVi, smaller than the original Yamaha I don't really like) and handguards.
Waiting for the Ténéré and, sorry, no pics for now...
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:28 AM   #11
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Marktbike,
glad to hear you are also still enjoying your XT. They really are great bikes. Which engine guard did you go for, and how have you found it works. Do you get much extra noise or vibration?
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:17 AM   #12
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I got the original one, provided by Yamaha (they gave it to me as a gift when I bought the bike). I have it on since less than one month: I didn't remark any change in vibes or noises, except that it seems mounted too tightly close to the exhaust pipes, so if I kick it (gently )I get a metallic sound from the contact of the pipes with the engine guard. I must check the correct mount of the guard, but it seems to work well.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:33 AM   #13
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Got one too

Blue one, 2005 :) . Love it but i need to get her some decent footrests.. and a more sturdy bashplate than the stock Yamaha one. Going for TKC80's as soon as the Tourances wear out a bit more. Like any bike... i do consider it an endless money pit when it comes to farkling it up :)).
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:34 AM   #14
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Mine.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:57 AM   #15
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Well here it is my new pride and joy. 2007 in blue.



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