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Old 01-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #1276
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It's all a matter of choices and priorities, in the end it's all up to you.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #1277
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With regards to the choice between the XT660Z and the KTM 690R, you should also consider how much luggage you want to carry

If you just use the bike for some trail riding on weekends (i.e. carry a small tail pack), than the KTM 690R is fine.

However, if you want to carry lots of luggage for a long trip, you should consider that the XT660Z has a much stronger subframe (hence the weight !) to which you can attach securely a rack and some heavy panniers.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #1278
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #1279
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That's looks like...

But too clean for me...

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Good LORD!!!!! Why can't we get these sweet bikes in the U.S???
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #1280
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Good LORD!!!!! Why can't we get these sweet bikes in the U.S???
A passed station by YamahaUSA, I'm afraid......Don't know what the deal is at their HQ, but they missed an oppurtunity here, givin' the Americans the chance to choose. I'll keep praying(well, sort of....) that y'all get the chance to buy&ride the Tenere Stateside, as well for that matter, the R and X.
Greetz from a happy Tenere-rider!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #1281
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Hello

I have a Ténéré XT660ZA... the ABS version. It's a great bike to ride but... when I go off road... I want to disable the ABS.
Is there someboby that knows a way to disable the ABS ? Like with a little switch or something??? THX for your help.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:13 AM   #1282
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Pic's

Here are a few pictures of my 660Z taken on the Army training area of Salisbury Plain....UK







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Old 02-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #1283
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Great pics Buddy, cant wait to get the Ten over the Plains for a ride this year
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #1284
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:21 AM   #1285
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Great pics Buddy, cant wait to get the Ten over the Plains for a ride this year
Happy to show you around when you fancy it..
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #1286
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Happy to show you around when you fancy it..

this sounds like a plan
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #1287
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Good LORD!!!!! Why can't we get these sweet bikes in the U.S???
Yamaha US corporate is run by diehard cruiser guys. They passed on it.
My guess is the only way they might consider it is if other 650 DS (new model or existing) start taking off in sales and Yamaha is left holding nothing. Otherwise, I doubt it ever is gonna happen at this point.

live part time in mexico and you can buy one
http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xt660tenere.html

oh the irony..."backwards" Mexico can support bringing the bike in yet the good old wealthy USA can not.
it's really screwed up at Yamaha US Corporate.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #1288
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this sounds like a plan
Hi guys

if you arrange this meet for some off road fun on our Teneres, I m happy to join.

when would be a good time?

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:13 AM   #1289
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Hi guys

if you arrange this meet for some off road fun on our Teneres, I m happy to join.

when would be a good time?

Sam
Guy's....
The "Range Open" dates/times will be released in a couple of weeks for the easter period.

When I get the dates I'll start a new thread and PM those interested parties....

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:36 AM   #1290
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Guy's....
The "Range Open" dates/times will be released in a couple of weeks for the easter period.

When I get the dates I'll start a new thread and PM those interested parties....

Cheers,
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Thank you Andy, that sounds great

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