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Old 06-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #3646
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Originally Posted by belzebut78 View Post

ı just bought the bıke 2 month ago and put on ıt about 1000 km

now ı'm ın a mıddle of a trıp to Iran (tomorrow I'll cross the turkısh-ıranıan border) and I have 3 ıssues wıth the bıke:

1. the never endıng story of checkıng the oıl...I know the standard procedure but ıf I rıde for 15 mınutes and check the oıl level...nothıng...but ıf I rıde for about 1 hour and then let ıt ıdle for 1 mınute, then stop and check the level after another 1-2 mınutes...ıt ındıcates full!! !! Can ıt be maybe because ı've put 20w50 oıl and ıt needs more then 15 mınutes to get to ıts workıng temperature?

2. the bıke ıt's startıng to make problems when I start ıt...sometımes fıres from the fırst try...other tımes on the second or the thırd.....but ıt's gettıng worse everyday. I wıll check the plug tomorrow but I was wonderıng ıf any of you had thıs problem and maybe there ıs a typıcal solutıon for thıs bıke. (when runnıng...ıt's perfect...stays at 1.4 rev)

3. the tube that comes from the aır fılter used to fıll up at about 1000 km...but now ıt fılls at about 300 km! ....what could be the cause of that?!

I'm sorry ıf these problems have been answered already but I am ın an ınternet caffe ın a small turkısh town so a fast reply would be very much welcomed

Hi belzebut,

1. Do not use 20W50 it is too thick in this engine even for Iran. Flush this oil out and use a good quality 10W40 four-stroke motorcycle oil.

2. Be careful to use clean, good quality 95 Octane fuel wherever possible. Check that your fuel lines are not kinked or damaged. Do clean and check the spark plug and, if possible, try adding a fuel injection cleaning additive to the petrol.

3. Again, using 20W50 will not help with this problem. Clear the overflow tube by opening the end-cap and draining the excess oil. Ensure that you do not over-fill the oil level. If your bike is a pre-09 model, check that you have the improved crankcase breather box (small black plastic box between engine breather pipe and airbox) fitted. If not, this is a remedy under warranty.

Good luck.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:43 AM   #3647
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Hello folks!
I am in search for carbon fibre side covers for Yamaha Tenere engine.
I need more protection on sides, and all I can think of is to find some proper carbon side covers.
Any idea where to get that parts?

Something like this:
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #3648
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #3649
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I remember seeing this cover on youtube, but I couldn't find a manufacturer who has the specific model for the 660.

I'm also interested.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #3650
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Question suspension pre-load

Hi recently purchased a 2009 xt660z tenere taken it off road today has any on got pet per-load settings for a 13 stoner?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #3651
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Have just gotten through this entire thread, have to admit I had to skim a few pages.
But some Great Information in here.
Really Really want one know.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:13 AM   #3652
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great bike


tenere is a great bike

my youtube is proving that 75mandel
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:33 AM   #3653
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from sweden at Adventurdays 2012
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:10 AM   #3654
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Rear brake disk runout

Hi all,
has anyone had any issues with premature rear brake pad wear?, I am lucky to get 6000km, and the rear disk is warm after riding 80 km without touching the rear brake pedal.
The wheel spins freely up on the centre stand ( hot and cold) , however I have noticed that the rear calliper moves a little on the slider pins with the bike in gear and the engine running.
I marked the disk with a marking pen when it is rotating and you can clearly see the disk is warped.
I lubricated the calliper pins with calliper pin grease when I fitted new pads but I have the same issue.
So I thought I had warped the disk I fitted a new disk from EBC, and the calliper still has movement approximately 1 to 2 mm, longitudinally along the pins.
Perhaps the hub that the disk bolts on to is not quite 100% true thus this is seen in the movement of the disk.
The bearings are OK.
Can someone out there who has a centre stand, start the bike and select 1st gear then check if their rear calliper is doing the same?
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #3655
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Originally Posted by Salami View Post

I don't know if your bike is still new, but if so this is something your dealer should fix for you I think
But a short circuit seems pretty likely too me, you can check the high/low beam switch and wiring very easy, this is a good place to start. There is also the well know connector/ regulator issue, but in that case the high/low beam should not make any difference I guess

I finally discover the problem few weeks ago.

The stupid mechanic put the Givi crash bars seizing the loom, so there were few short circuit and afected the ECU. The store payd me a new loom and ECU and now everything is fine!
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:03 AM   #3656
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If someone is in search for front suspension:

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:32 AM   #3657
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Has anyone used the Off-The-Road OTR pannier racks? ... If so, what do you think of them?

They look quite good for the money...

Also... Does anyone know if they're fit on with Akrapovic mufflers?

Thanks :)
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #3658
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touratech mudguards ?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #3659
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Originally Posted by zakidos View Post
New week, new mods ;-)

I "upgraded" my cockpit to this:

So I can listen to music on my iPhone 4, the GPS is showing me where I'm heading to and the Spot Messenger is tracking my way and could be useful in an emergency. I'm not quite sure how to handle the emergency thing in case I couldn't reach the bike any more... But primarly I'm using the Spot as a tracking device.

Ahh, and I got the Metal Mule radiador shield! So, now I'm hopping on and going for a ride.

SPOT! Supposed to be at least 12" away from all other GPS equipment......not be better on your person
incase the bike goes over a ravine?
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #3660
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Hi guys! 3 months ago I bought a Ténéré XT660Z 2008th I have a problem with oil in the airbox. I ordered a new type of breather. I was a little odd that after a 100 km ride I drop 0.2/lit. oil from very much! This was happening to me when I was at an authorized dealer replace the oil Yamalube 4 10W40 fully synthetic FS. Which oil do you use? Thanks for your answers!
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