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Old 05-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #1381
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aa trip to vegas! sounds like fun.. but I fear this will end up costing so much money....all the gambling and all. Just a question, where did you buy it? since it is not for sale in the US, Canada? or EU?

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:41 AM   #1382
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hi everyone,

since i joined this forum i really lust after an adventure bike which is capable of taking me a bit off the roads from time to time. i also plan on doing some weeklong trips (camping) on the bike, so it should have longer maintainance intervalls. the xt660z seems to be a good deal for the money and its a yami . the local dealer organized a test ride (they have only !1! testbike in austria) for me next week and i am really looking forward to it.

if i am happy with the bike, i'd consider buying a used one. actually there is one for sale with 39000km (~24500miles) on it with progressive forks and a ohlins damper. is there anything which is against going for this bike? what milage could i expect from a xt660z engine? does this model have any general problems i should know?


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Old 05-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #1383
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You need to get on www.xt660.com for all the in depth answers. The usual problems are
-Rectifier/Regulator connector
-Lack of grease in steering head bearings
-Lack of grease in swing arm bearings.
There are a few untouched engines out there around the 80,000 mile mark and one over 100,000 with new piston rings.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #1384
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hi everyone,

since i joined this forum i really lust after an adventure bike which is capable of taking me a bit off the roads from time to time. i also plan on doing some weeklong trips (camping) on the bike, so it should have longer maintainance intervalls. the xt660z seems to be a good deal for the money and its a yami . the local dealer organized a test ride (they have only !1! testbike in austria) for me next week and i am really looking forward to it.

if i am happy with the bike, i'd consider buying a used one. actually there is one for sale with 39000km (~24500miles) on it with progressive forks and a ohlins damper. is there anything which is against going for this bike? what milage could i expect from a xt660z engine? does this model have any general problems i should know?


thanks for help,

greetz
No, everything mentioned, although I had no problems whatsoever with the electrical stuff, I even run the OEM battery at 92.000km´s(no oil consumption so far, engine still untouched, chain&sprockets and tyres around 20.000km's average, as are the cush-drive rubbers). It´s a reliable bike&engine, not that many hp's(but who cares?), very good fuel economy and EFI, smooth for a thumper, an allround allroad travel bike and most important....mucho fun to ride!!!
Ya won't regret it if ya get one, for sure!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #1385
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thanks for the infos! i'll definitly check out xt660.com. glad to hear that there are still bikes out there, where you can put on some miles without having to worry about parts braking down during rides. do you guys think my body height might be a problem with the tenere? i am 170cm short, but managed to ride a 2012 690smc-r. had to mount it like a horse but then riding, coming to a stop in the city or so was no problem at all. i am definitly looking for the non abs version...
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #1386
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I´m 1.92m and can flat-feet even with the stiffer progressive springs from Hyperpro and somewhat harder&wider saddle from Touratech/Kahedo(Original seat height); the standard Tenere is 895mm in height, the ABS Tenere is 860 in height, so it's your choice. And if you can tip-toe if you stand still, it's okay, isn't it?
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #1387
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For the record, this is my '08 White Tenere, 92.000km's, with all the latest farkles, such as the Touratech/Kahedo saddle, Touratech large Luggage carrier&tailbag.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #1388
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:00 AM   #1389
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I´m 1.92m and can flat-feet even with the stiffer progressive springs from Hyperpro and somewhat harder&wider saddle from Touratech/Kahedo(Original seat height); the standard Tenere is 895mm in height, the ABS Tenere is 860 in height, so it's your choice. And if you can tip-toe if you stand still, it's okay, isn't it?
Grtz., Hans.

yeah, i don't really care if i have to tip-toe.. it was the same on the 690 smc-r which also has a seat heigth of 890mm and had no problem with tip-toeing it. but i guess that also depends of the width of the seat.. we'll see. if the testride of the 660z convinces me i think there is still an option for lowering the seat a bit. the abs tenere doesn't really convince me... no adjustable suspension, no switch for the abs, lower ground clearance and also a lot less tires to choose.

good looking 660z you've got there. 92tkm and still looks like new
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #1390
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:37 AM   #1391
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For the record, this is my '08 White Tenere, 92.000km's, with all the latest farkles, such as the Touratech/Kahedo saddle, Touratech large Luggage carrier&tailbag.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #1392
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:10 AM   #1393
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #1394
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glad to see you got it moving again
It's feeling like a new bike again with the new suspension and engine mods. Happy Bunny !
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #1395
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It's feeling like a new bike again with the new suspension and engine mods. Happy Bunny !
What engine mods do you have?
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