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Old 04-04-2012, 04:01 AM   #376
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If your interest is more on how will they compare on tarmac, get a Transalp.
Both are good bikes, one better offroad, the other better on the road.

Me & my '91 XTZ feel comfy at 110kmh all day long. You can go faster but then she will start to drink oil. Normally I just sit at 100 and enjoy. Other people say the bike is great touring at 130-140. I dont feel ok with her too much time at that speed, I could be too mawkish though.

The XTZ660 3YF is lighter than the transalp. In my book 168 for the Yammie, 183 the Honda, both dry.
Well thats interesting to know about using oil over 100km/h
I do find any sustained speed over 110km/h uses lots of fuel
I did some hard riding just before xmas and found I was using oil. I thought it might have been the engine running hot due to the high front guard, but your comment might mean that they don't like to be flog to hard for long periods.
I do agree with you, keep the pace down a bit and you can ride all day. Best part is when you want to give it a bit more, it still responds. Overtaking on the highway is pretty good, but not like your on a sports bike or anything.

I can't provide any comparison to the Transalp as never riden one let alone known anyone with one.
I have a high screen on my bike which does help on long legs
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:41 PM   #377
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Cheers for that, and Im swaying towards a Transalp, as Ive toured France on one and know its higher speed capabilities and being a v twin is always going to be nice for that. But the Tenere is about the same bhp and quite a few kgs lighter so thought as it was a water cooled and 660 it could go with 70/75 mph touring speed, which I think is 120 ish kmh. I mean I can understand a Domminator doing 60mph/100kph as they are old school air chilled???
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #378
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:08 AM   #379
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #380
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Hi All

Here is a link to my photobucket with a series of photos of me sorting out how to mount a high guard on my Tenere.
I have added comments to the photos in photobucket to explain different aspects of the mod
http://s1216.photobucket.com/albums/...modifications/

I inadverently added a summary group of photos to the Aussie Tenere forum here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...303544&page=20
So I have just include the end product
If anyone wants the info here in adv land, let me know

And the finished product
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #381
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Thinking of getting an XTZ660... trying to find a twin headlamp model. Would like to hear some views on how they cruise on tarmac ... at what speed is comfy, I could also get a Domminator but think a water cooled single will be better and quicker slightly.
Particularly interested in how they would compare to a Transalp 600.... both near same weight, same power but one being a twin and one obviously a single
For harder off road work the Tenere would be more friendly.

The Transalp is certainly a lot smoother as far as the engine goes which makes the highway use easier to get along with. Mpg comparisons between the Honda and Yamaha is also in the Hondas favour, but it also only carries 19 litres of fuel. Gearing is up from standard to 47 on the rear which makes it very good off road.
Last fuel fill showed 220 klms for 13.4 litres of fuel on highway, dirt and single track to Kilcoy, Bellthorpe and Jimna areas. How does that compare with your bike?

The biggest difference I see is the seat height and ground clearance of the two bikes. Off road I have taken the Transalp through all the tracks and single track I rode on my XChallenge and 390 Berg, just a bit slower. On the dirt roads and twin track it is as fast or faster. Only mods are Emulators and springs in the forks, Pivot Pegz and an Arrow exhaust, all of which make significant improvements. Air filter and battery are easy to service and rear frame is strong enough to carry heavy loads with no problems.

Hardest thing is finding a good one of either bike to buy.

There is one of your model down here in all white with the red checker Yamaha stickers which looks very good.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #382
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Question Help with information please

People,
I'm writing up our column in ADB for this month on our long term 660 Tenere.
Need to know
How many sold world-wide?
Highest milage?
and if any-one has completed a round-the-world trip
Any help would be helpful
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:52 AM   #383
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I'm struggling to find a Site that has Part Numbers for a 660 3YF, so i can order parts, is there such a Site ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #384
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I'm struggling to find a Site that has Part Numbers for a 660 3YF, so i can order parts, is there such a Site ?
Here is the parts catalogue for 3YF. Enjoy!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #385
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Here is the parts catalogue for 3YF. Enjoy!
That is Excellent
Thanks very much.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #386
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Anyone lookin for a beautiful old Tenere ??

http://www.bikesales.com.au/private/...7%204294965556

Sad but true...she is up for sale.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:14 PM   #387
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone is able to help me. I am after the Right side front cowling for a Tenere manufactured 12/95. It is the blue one with yellow graphics. Or if someone may be able to point me in the right direction as to where I may be able to purchase one fron or a wreckers that specialises in Tenere's.

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:25 AM   #388
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The Japanese bike wreckers in SA recently had a similar vintage tenere. Might be worth trying them. I can add phone number if your not sure
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:17 AM   #389
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A phone number would be great please.
Thanks Damo

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #390
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