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Old 10-08-2008, 09:32 PM   #31
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kick my own ass!

here is on that was for sale in San Francisco craigslist about 2 years ago, that I passed on. What an fu_____ Jack ass. I am still kicking myself 2 years later. By the way does anyone know where it went? Please!
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:57 PM   #32
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here is on that was for sale in San Francisco craigslist about 2 years ago, that I passed on. What an fu_____ Jack ass. I am still kicking myself 2 years later. By the way does anyone know where it went? Please!
Go back to #30, I bought it from a guy in the Borrego Springs. He said he bought it from a friend in SF. It was originaly from New Zealand.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:06 PM   #33
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blue paint

what blue paint? don't tell me somebody started painting that beauty! You lucky man. It sure would make a sweet companion to my 86, when you get tired of it, you know who to call!


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Go back to #30, I bought it from a guy in the Borrego Springs. He said he bought it from a friend in SF. It was originaly from New Zealand.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:17 PM   #34
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what blue paint? don't tell me somebody started painting that beauty! You lucky man. It sure would make a sweet companion to my 86, when you get tired of it, you know who to call!
# 30 in this thread. I'm hoping to save the graphics on the tank, paint remover took it down to the metal on the top of the tank. Not ready to get rid of her yet, gotta get the new suspension broke in!
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #35
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Spotted near Vegas...

2008 model XT660Z Tenere...



So I got back on it and rode away...

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Old 10-09-2008, 12:55 AM   #36
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JMo, Hope you are having a great ride. Look forward to hearing more about your trip and the Tenere. I've ordered one (black as well) but they only arrive in January in South Africa. At least that's better than in the US but its still unbearable.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:51 AM   #37
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cheers.

man this thread had to be dug out from page 5 already.

I was going to ask about the screen too, as it looks wider than the eagle (normal ones), but you already gave that info.

so, can I ask about the down pipes? they look good. custom made jobs?
The stainless steel exhaust headers are made by Motad and I brought them via internet from Worlds End Motorcycles in sunny old England for about $360.00 Aus.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:10 AM   #38
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As soon as Yamaha announced these I had to have one and knew it would do everything I wanted from a bike. Haven't been disappointed so far.

5 days old today.

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Old 10-12-2008, 09:11 AM   #39
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Yamaha WTF!!!

You guys over the pond are killing with pictures of that bike! I wish Yamaha would pull their heads out of there ass and realized that that bike woudl give the orange invasion a run for its money in the US! Does that bike have as much travel as it looks like in the pictures?



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As soon as Yamaha announced these I had to have one and knew it would do everything I wanted from a bike. Haven't been disappointed so far.

5 days old today.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:55 AM   #40
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You guys over the pond are killing with pictures of that bike! I wish Yamaha would pull their heads out of there ass and realized that that bike woudl give the orange invasion a run for its money in the US! Does that bike have as much travel as it looks like in the pictures?
According to the manual 8.26 inches front and 7.87 inches rear.

I'm happy with the suspension so far, still taking it easy but I've ridden with a pillion on and off road and it feels really solid with no bottoming out, in fact it seems to work better with more weight onboard.

Once I've fitted some decent offroad tyres, I can report how it rides in the rough stuff properly, initial impression - way better than a DRZ400S.

Apart from looks I doubt it is much different to earlier water cooled Teneres in performance, comfort or range.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:04 AM   #41
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mileage?

I read somewhere that they get terrible gas mileage, what are you getting?

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According to the manual 8.26 inches front and 7.87 inches rear.

I'm happy with the suspension so far, still taking it easy but I've ridden with a pillion on and off road and it feels really solid with no bottoming out, in fact it seems to work better with more weight onboard.

Once I've fitted some decent offroad tyres, I can report how it rides in the rough stuff properly, initial impression - way better than a DRZ400S.

Apart from looks I doubt it is much different to earlier water cooled Teneres in performance, comfort or range.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:37 AM   #42
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I read somewhere that they get terrible gas mileage, what are you getting?
Early days but the fuel tank holds 5.06 imp gal. The warning display came on at 230miles today which if the manual is to be believed happens when 1.46 imp gal remain.

So 63.8 mpg imperial or 53.4 mpg US.

If I can use all the remaining gas that gives a total range of around 323 miles, I'll find out in the next few days if the reserve amount is accurate.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:12 PM   #43
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Hello everybody!!

This is my new bike:



Well, I'd better say I own 2 Teneres as it was a pack of 2 identical 660 Teneres, one of them non rideable (no license anymore, just for pieces, but it's 90% complete).

I'm happy now and preparing a trip to Morocco with it
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:00 PM   #44
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Pissed regularoe rectifier

Hi , can anybody from over anywhere but here (USA) find out what the regulator part number is for a 86 tenere? Trying to find parts for this pig like pulling teeth over here. The kid behind the parts counter did not even know what a xt600 is! What I need is a yamaha part number for a 1vj tenere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:24 AM   #45
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Hi sandplow

Have a look here

under the "electrical" section, it may help.
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