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Old 10-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #1201
Rafael Martins
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I love this paint work!

About the bike, the reability of the motor can be better than the suspension..
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #1202
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First I wanted to buy barkbuster handguards, but I ended up buying an sw -motech handguard for my tenere. When I got it guess what sign I saw on the plastic next to sw motech sign? Barkbuster. Anybody wants those handguards check the sw motech also
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:13 AM   #1203
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My XT660Z 1 week old... just fitted my first mod, the renthal rc hi fat bar! Plenty of mods coming soon, il keep everyone posted.

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:18 AM   #1204
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Nice pic! I love the trees and the bike!
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #1205
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The real changes I still don't know, the YZ front is still in my terrace. It is from YZ 450 2006, used for supermotto so it's a bit harder but I think it will be ok for the heavy bike like Tenere. YZ 2006 triple clamp. I used e press to take out the original steering stem and I am going to put the Yamaha one on the same place. The forks are a little bit higher than the stock but I can correct this in the triple clamp. Single 280mm brake disk, YZ brake caliper. The rear shock I will replace with olins and will use 3.5mm boons. About the clutch and other cables, will see. I saw in the Spanish a guy did it without problem, so I will tell you more after month.

Like to see pics once you get it all together. We're using YZ 250/450 46mm forks on our BMW Dakar suspension swaps and it handles like a dream. Was always wondering when/if someone would finally update the 660 suspension. Congrats and good luck!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:35 PM   #1206
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Like to see pics once you get it all together. We're using YZ 250/450 46mm forks on our BMW Dakar suspension swaps and it handles like a dream. Was always wondering when/if someone would finally update the 660 suspension. Congrats and good luck!
We already had several WP conversions documented here.
It is not new, but certainly interesting.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #1207
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WP48 front, Nitron rear...

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:19 AM   #1208
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Hello from Romania.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #1209
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Like to see pics once you get it all together. We're using YZ 250/450 46mm forks on our BMW Dakar suspension swaps and it handles like a dream. Was always wondering when/if someone would finally update the 660 suspension. Congrats and good luck!
I did it. The new forks are already fit on my Tenere. I using Yz 450 2006 forks, (46mm top, 49mm bottom) triple clamp was from was from WR 450 2005. The size was 44mm / 48mm and I machined it 1mm top and 0.5mm bottom to be able to put the forks in. I using the original Yamaha steering stem. Bolt it without problem, only on the top clamp i have to put 1mm spacer between the stem and the clamp(the original stem was top 25mm, the new is top 23mm. The front wheel is from YZ 450.I also changed the handle bars with 28mm. What is left is a brake caliper(YZ 450) oversize brake disk 270mm, brake hose line YZ and I am done. I did today a test drive(without front brake, just to see how it is - what a difference, now the front is not diving as before. I need to change the rear shock because now is so soft(compare to the front) and lift it with new bones (35 mm) The YZ front forks are 40 mm longer than the stock. I should be ok with the new bones on rear. a proper test drive I will make next week when everything is done.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #1210
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Hi all
Haven't got one yet but found one over here €3500 on a 2012 with 13000km ally bash plate new tyres and other bits only problem is the guys having charging problems , it isn't !!!! he's fit a new battery and still the same !!!
Can anyone give me a heads up on fixing and about how much ????

Still at that price i think it's cheap , what do think ????

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #1211
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Hi all
Haven't got one yet but found one over here €3500 on a 2012 with 13000km ally bash plate new tyres and other bits only problem is the guys having charging problems , it isn't !!!! he's fit a new battery and still the same !!!
Can anyone give me a heads up on fixing and about how much ????

Still at that price i think it's cheap , what do think ????

Cheers Phil
Common problem. Get this (110 EUR version and carefully check cable connector to it (which is the actual reason for the failure). Might need to be exchanged as well. Yamaha used to change the complete wiring harness for warrantied cases of this problem.
Good luck! Phil
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:20 AM   #1212
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Cheers Flatboarder
When you say Yamaha did the full wiring loom , is this necessary ???
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #1213
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Cheers Flatboarder
When you say Yamaha did the full wiring loom , is this necessary ???
Phil
Not at all, but they somehow needed to exchange the mentioned connector which required them to change the
whole loom :)
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #1214
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Hi Phil, the charging fault is a tenere thing, especially for the early ones.! Ive copied and pasted a conversion i did on mine 2 1/2 years ago. It's on the forum of all things 660 -www.xt660.com so here goes

the regulator failure's a bit of a bummer, but not a hard one to sort out. mine did not fail, i just did not want to left stranded with a flat battery and an edc light on!

about 20,000(now 35,000) miles ago i replaced mine with a more suitable unit off a yamaha fazer 600, secondhand on ebay i gave £14 all in.

it has 5 wires; black, red & 3 whites. cut off the inferior connector and connect with corresponding colours, the whites [generator phases] are non specific to the regulator [any order]. now my connector probably is the weak link, perhaps in the future i will hard wire to the loom, soldering & heat shrinking to create a perfect join. if a failure happens just resolder and seal

because the 'new' reg has about 8'' of loom it's easy to point the wires down to stop any water ingress, secure the loom out of harms way. the reg needs a slight adjustment to align the holes, better to ream out the mounting plate wih a drill etc and jobs done. now start the bike, check the battery voltage, should be above 13v with a voltmeter. any probs give me a shout.
bernard

reg with removable connector

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #1215
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Hi Bernard and thanks , looks straight forward enough even for a numb brickie like me i'll be going down to see the bike sometime this week
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