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Old 07-02-2012, 02:33 AM   #1111
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:18 AM   #1112
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out in the forest for an afternoon ride in it's current form with high guard, Kahedo seat and a new set of Karoos.........



A shot from the rear showing off the flight deck and a new rear tyre ........




and set up with H & B racks and Gobi Boxes for a trip

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:44 AM   #1113
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The XT660Z is one of my favorite bikes. As a Dakar owner in the US I have always lusted over another competitor than the KTM 640. The Tenere is one of the very few bikes that can survive ascetically w/o a beak/fender and I love my BMW Beak. Although it shares the weak suspension w/the dakar (not sure why either never went to USD adjustable forks and rears) it has awesome dual disc and a killer looking frame. It handles close if not better than the dakar on/off road and it's a shame the US didn't bring it in w/the Super Tenere. Feeling Triumph may have something up their sleeve since BMW resurrected its Dakar/Sertao standard GS model. Hoping the Tenere shows up here wi/USD forks, adjustable rear and well, nothing else!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #1114
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:44 AM   #1115
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Hi guys! I'm the owner of Aprilia Pegaso 650 i.e. for 3 years and I'm going to order xt660z with ABS next week. I did not find better forum to ask a couple of questions regarding the bike.

1. The original Yamaha Side Case mounting Kit does not seem very strong. How does it feel if the bike falls? The same question regarding Original Side Cases. Are they ok ? Or it is better to order third party side cases ?
2. Why doesn't Yamaha recommend to use Top Case and Side cases simultaneously?
3. I've found the guard from Hepcko und Becker http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts....T502-405-00-01. Does anybody use this? How it is?
4. How does the ABS switched on|off ?
5. What is better - the oriinal hand guards with windshield or some from third-party vendors?

That's all distrubs me for a moment and I need maximum information till Monday, so thanks in advance for your answers.
Looking forward to show you my Tenere
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #1116
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1. The original Yamaha Side Case mounting Kit does not seem very strong. How does it feel if the bike falls? The same question regarding Original Side Cases. Are they ok ? Or it is better to order third party side cases ?
I would say the original mounts would likely survive a crash, but the cases... probably not. They look the business, but in reality are plastic covered with a thin decorative aluminium plates. I managed to kick off a corner by just mounting the bike carelessly and brushing the left had top corner with my boot. The whole corner came off.

If you plan on riding places where crashing is a real danger and you really need the cases to survive anything thats thrown at them get some real aluminium panniers OR soft cases/bags. If I had to buy bags for the bike now, I would probably go for something like these --> http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Expedi...ddle_bags.html. Crashing with soft bags puts a lot less strain on the mounts than big aluminium panniers and they probaly will not brake after a crash.


2. Why doesn't Yamaha recommend to use Top Case and Side cases simultaneously?
Never heard of this.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:09 AM   #1117
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I see on the UK Yamaha website that they don't want a top case being used at the same time....

I have www.ardcases.co.uk luggage on mine....welded aluminium seams and powder coated...I 've heard too that early Yamaha box locks broke...don't know if they've fixed it yet

I also have Acerbis hand guards on my moto....

Have a look at www.xt660.com and see what's what...there's different sections covering all aspects of the moto

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #1118
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2. Why doesn't Yamaha recommend to use Top Case and Side cases simultaneously?
Ass-covering. I've done thousands of miles with the original top and side cases full, plus extra stuff strapped on them. It's fine.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:17 AM   #1119
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Same as 80 or 85mph top speed "limit" or 10-18lbs weight limit on all top cases, or a 60mph
speed limit that I have on my windscreen now.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:24 AM   #1120
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Brechfa Rally, Wales, UK...

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:13 AM   #1121
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Brechfa Rally, Wales, UK...
Great shot! Like!

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #1122
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Hey Yamaha....

Bring the Tenere XT660Z to the USA already!!




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Old 07-25-2012, 12:49 AM   #1123
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If all goes well I'll be bringing mine to the USA next year... but you can't have it
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:55 AM   #1124
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such a fun bike to drive !





and here

some bits from a week trip in the south of Belgium ...

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:01 AM   #1125
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Hi guys! I'm the owner of Aprilia Pegaso 650 i.e. for 3 years and I'm going to order xt660z with ABS next week. I did not find better forum to ask a couple of questions regarding the bike.

1. The original Yamaha Side Case mounting Kit does not seem very strong. How does it feel if the bike falls? The same question regarding Original Side Cases. Are they ok ? Or it is better to order third party side cases ?
2. Why doesn't Yamaha recommend to use Top Case and Side cases simultaneously?
3. I've found the guard from Hepcko und Becker http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts....T502-405-00-01. Does anybody use this? How it is?
4. How does the ABS switched on|off ?
5. What is better - the oriinal hand guards with windshield or some from third-party vendors?

That's all distrubs me for a moment and I need maximum information till Monday, so thanks in advance for your answers.
Looking forward to show you my Tenere
Andrew :)
any reason why you are ordering the ABS version? if you are planning taking it off road , there will be much less fun, since the ground clearance and suspension travel is much lower then on the normal tenere

if it's a height thing , just go with the normal one , and add a custom seat or a longer linking bone later one ...

about the cases , they are very well placed on the bike , (the side cases) but they will break eventually after several crashes ... , , the great thing about them is the rack system , it's small and close to the bike , which is a good system
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