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Old 11-22-2011, 09:00 AM   #16
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don't you mean since 2005?

They were sold in 2005.
They're not sold any more, I bought mine (used) 5 months ago...but the PO bought it at 2005. Here in Acapulco Mex.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #17
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Xt660r 08

great to see some of you guys on here!
I really thought there would be more people in this post though!
Im in Asia with a xt660r im planning on modifying it by fitting T4 cans and opening up the airbox a bit.
Theres no dynotune guys here so remapping i guess will be next to impossible. I hope this doesnt make it run rough!
I'm only just learning about fuel injected bikes now, so alot of its new to me.

I did cut the original 1" round tubes out of the muffler cans, this gave it a meatier sound and didnt affect performance.

any input on any home modifications / improvements will be greatfully appreciated!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:34 PM   #18
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Hi..
Hopefuly I have a 09 XT660R with 31,000km on the way very soon...
just waiting on a shiping cost... Then is a
dosn't time drag..
Getting closer....
They tell me it looks like this...
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:29 AM   #19
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:54 AM   #20
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Here's mine!

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Where did yer get the screen from..... I needs one of those...
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #21
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #22
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Where did yer get the screen from..... I needs one of those...
Hi! It came with the bike so didn't buy it myself. But it's a Kappa screen. I think this is the only screen they make for the xt :) good luck finding one!

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Old 11-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #23
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Hi! It came with the bike so didn't buy it myself. But it's a Kappa screen. I think this is the only screen they make for the xt :) good luck finding one!

Cheers!
I did fined these on E-bay.... I will see if the Free Shiping applys for out here..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-XT660...item27bfed7c7f

The bike finaly arrived...
In the process of makeing some lowering links... short legs
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:25 AM   #24
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Well...
I took it for it first longish ride 220km...
I can't say i'm impressed so far..
viberation though the foot pegs..come on yamaha its no longer the 80s..
other than that..I don't know.. as a bike/package I just don't think its there..
It better pick its game up..or its down the road...
At the moment I wouldn't recomend a XT660 to anyone...
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:32 AM   #25
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Well...
I took it for it first longish ride 220km...
I can't say i'm impressed so far..
viberation though the foot pegs..come on yamaha its no longer the 80s..
other than that..I don't know.. as a bike/package I just don't think its there..
It better pick its game up..or its down the road...
At the moment I wouldn't recomend a XT660 to anyone...
I'm sorry to hear that .What kind of roads where you riding? I can for sure say that this is not an freeway mashine. Above 100kmh it's not comfy at all.
But I've not experienced the vibrations in the pegs that you have. Some thumpervibrations of course, but not annoying. Can it be the knobbies you have on yours?
I use mine XT for commuting (some gravel, twisties and city), and for the price I think it's a good bike. But as an touring/ADV bike I don't know.

I would recomend this bike, but not if you do a lot of riding over 100kmh(60 mph).

When that's said. I can not say I've tested many similar bikes. I testroad the 800GS, but in Norway the GS is 10 grand more than the XT. And I don't think the GS is THAT good.

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Old 12-01-2011, 11:24 AM   #26
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I'm sorry to hear that .What kind of roads where you riding? I can for sure say that this is not an freeway mashine. Above 100kmh it's not comfy at all.
But I've not experienced the vibrations in the pegs that you have. Some thumpervibrations of course, but not annoying. Can it be the knobbies you have on yours?
I use mine XT for commuting (some gravel, twisties and city), and for the price I think it's a good bike. But as an touring/ADV bike I don't know.

I would recomend this bike, but not if you do a lot of riding over 100kmh(60 mph).

When that's said. I can not say I've tested many similar bikes. I testroad the 800GS, but in Norway the GS is 10 grand more than the XT. And I don't think the GS is THAT good.

It was all seal... sitting on 100kph...
Goes around corners quite well just have
to get the lean in happening a bit earlyer
than a road bike...
But its needs a screen that alone will
make it nicer at road speeds... I will
take it out in the gravel back roads
dirt tracks this week end...
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #27
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Well...
I took it for it first longish ride 220km...
I can't say i'm impressed so far..
viberation though the foot pegs..come on yamaha its no longer the 80s..
other than that..I don't know.. as a bike/package I just don't think its there..
It better pick its game up..or its down the road...
At the moment I wouldn't recomend a XT660 to anyone...

I took the standard pegs off and put fastways on mine but never really had vibes it was for more leg room..

You may want to look at your chain, a to loose or to tight chain will cause all sorts of vibes and feeling.

You may have a tight spot in your chain and that will cause vibes.

Now as for not a touring bike, well I replaced my K100RT with the XT660R and am very happy.

As a matter of fact I only use my XT for touring and it only leaves the shed when we are going to use at least a tank or two of fuel (I have a 22ltr tank as well)
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:35 PM   #28
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #29
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XT660 X and R

WOW , those are sweet. These big XTs are another example of the cool bikes NOT sold in the USA.
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