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Old 06-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #151
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Nice!

What exhaust is that?
What have you done to the suspension?
It's a Laser Duotech, made fit for the xtz 660.

The rear suspension is modified and serviced by a local specialist. I fitted progressive springs and thicker oil in the front fork.

But. I'm on the verge of buying a WP USD fork.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #152
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It's a Laser Duotech, made fit for the xtz 660.

The rear suspension is modified and serviced by a local specialist. I fitted progressive springs and thicker oil in the front fork.

But. I'm on the verge of buying a WP USD fork.
I'm doing the same. New custom rear shock and thinking if new fork or just progressive springs.

Nice things can be donde with this model:

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:34 PM   #153
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:19 AM   #154
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Can i hang out with you guys ?
No, it is too shiny. It needs more mud!

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Old 06-07-2010, 06:53 AM   #155
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I'm getting rid of the blue paint. Put on YZ490 forks and a longer shock from Works Performance, should have some real suspension now.
Hi Uncle

There must be some good benefits for going to this effort of using a yz490 fork over the original ones? Are they that much better the original tenere forks?
Have you gone to the yz490 to replace forks that are stuffed?

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #156
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The evening before a 10.000km trip (to a rally (see pictures above))
Long night ????
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #157
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Wow, nice 3AJ!
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:39 AM   #158
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Long night ????
Yeah, engine swap, on my own, took all day and night :( (had to take the other engine out of the bike as well)
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:10 AM   #159
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Went riding yesterday:
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:45 AM   #160
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Cool Vid......lotsa work in making it.

Hey anyone have any suggestions for increased brake response from the rear brake?
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #161
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Cool Vid......lotsa work in making it.

Hey anyone have any suggestions for increased brake response from the rear brake?
Nope. I think the rear-brake is just fine.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:30 AM   #162
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THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE, LAFFI AND APOLOGIES FOR NOT REPLYING SOONER, I HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE LOOP DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL THANKS FOR THE ADVICE, I WILL LOOK INTO IT.

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Hi PNGExile,

I've been on the same quest as you and I was lucky enough to get hold of a set of front tanks and a rear left last autumn on eBay! Pure luck!
- paid far to much for it though...

Anyway, I'm about restoring it and are getting hold of a few parts as we speak.

Maybe the following might help you:

- Italian Tenere Club got a site with a great forum.
There is a gentleman and a BYRD fanatic there, called Tazzone (avatar) and he has 4(!) XTZ 660 BYRDs!
He seems to have the right contacts and seems to get hold of a BYRD from time to time. Anyway, it wouldn't hurt to ask a few questions on the forum. Some of the guys there speak only Italian, but a few speaks english - and they are helpful in translating.
Log on to www.clubtenereitalia.it

- Check out this german website; www.rallye-tenere.net
A lot of information on the XTZ 660 and more, as well as usefull links.

- African Queens still sell the rear tanks and the the water tank attached to the engine guard;
www.africanqueens.de (go to the "shop" section)

This option will give you some + 40 litres with the original tank in front. (The BYRD front and rear combined contain around 62-63 litres of fuel in total).
Here's a couple of pics from an ad of an australian build with only the rear tanks mounted. (It is the same model as yours with twin headlights. The original BYRD kit was made for the single headlight version sold from 91 - 94 (in Europe)), but should fit with some tweaking with the front fairing;
http://brisbane.gumtree.com.au
(search for XTZ 660 - it is a red bike)
If you don't find it, PM me and I'll send you a pic.

- There's also three french versions, made by Yamaha France. One from 91 with an assymetric tank design (two tanks front and two rear, made of fiberglass, and a left rear), and a civilian version, 94, that was ment for the touring marked (two tanks front in aluminium(?)), and finally a version from 94 (two tanks front, aluminium, and a left rear)) wich was made for the twin headlight version. I have never seen anyone for sale so far.

All these kits mentioned above, was made for rigging the XTZ for the Marathon class in the Dakar rally apart from the french civilian version called Marathon.

And at last, there was a couple of japanese prototypes racing in Wynn's Safari in 91, I believe. In some topic here on ADV.

Hope this will be of help.
(I'm on a slow modem at the moment, so no pictures submitted, sorry).

Cheers, Laffi
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:45 AM   #163
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:27 PM   #164
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hey gang

just got back from the ocr and the old girl is just about to hit 50 000 kms

i figure it's time to give her a bit of love

it used a little oil over the 3000 ks of the ocr trip but not enough to lose sleep over but i am thinking of giving it a compression test to see where it's at
does anyone know what the compression was when they were new so i can tell how much it has dropped.

also whenever i take the air box cover off there is always a little oil in the botom of the box. is this unusual ?

the bike is a 99 model xtz660

thanks
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:48 AM   #165
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