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Old 12-19-2011, 03:39 AM   #76
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Am I just missing something? Or is there really nothing in the tool kit to get the front wheel off with?

Better to find out at home I suppose!
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:49 AM   #77
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Am I just missing something? Or is there really nothing in the tool kit to get the front wheel off with?

Better to find out at home I suppose!

Nope nothing in the tool kit, you need a 14mm allen for it and yeah home is the best place to find out .
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #78
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Dose anyone know if a set of disc rotors for a 04 to 06 XT660R
will also fit a 09 model..
Have Yamaha changed the rotors over diffrent model years?

Have a set of stainless braided lines on the way...
Now looking at a set of wave rotors off E-bay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Set-Bra...h=item20b32417


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Old 01-10-2012, 01:42 AM   #79
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Dose anyone know if a set of disc rotors for a 04 to 06 XT660R
will also fit a 09 model..
Have Yamaha changed the rotors over diffrent model years?

Have a set of stainless braided lines on the way...
Now looking at a set of wave rotors off E-bay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Set-Bra...h=item20b32417


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I'm no expert, but Offtheroad in Germany don't diiferentiate between model years with their wave discs. Here's a link
http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-660/brakes-accessories/

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Old 01-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #80
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I'm no expert, but Offtheroad in Germany don't diiferentiate between model years with their wave discs. Here's a link
http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-660/brakes-accessories/

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hi
thanks... It looks as if they will fit..

think I will take the punt & order a set..

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Old 01-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #81
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Buy with confidence!

They fit and X & R also share the very same hubs even though the discs have different sizes.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:34 AM   #82
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #83
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My new bike. Loving it already.

Nice ...
move the rear brake line to the inside of the swing arm... to easy to cut it if / when yer come off...
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:14 AM   #84
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Do you know the brand of that windshield?
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:21 PM   #85
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OTR shipping

Hi Guys, Not many of us out there by the looks of the sparse posts. The other guys don't know what they're missing!
I've ordered a shedload of gear from OTR in Germany, about 2000 euros worth. There is no sign of the parcel yet & the OTR website is telling me it's "not yet shipped". Is this typical, or should I worry? Cheers, Jason
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #86
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Hi Guys, Not many of us out there by the looks of the sparse posts. The other guys don't know what they're missing!.... Cheers, Jason
the main reason here for there lack poularity (not meany around)..
is there prise compaired to the DR650 & KLR650... $3000 more for the XT
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:35 AM   #87
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Hi Guys, Not many of us out there by the looks of the sparse posts. The other guys don't know what they're missing!
I've ordered a shedload of gear from OTR in Germany, about 2000 euros worth. There is no sign of the parcel yet & the OTR website is telling me it's "not yet shipped". Is this typical, or should I worry? Cheers, Jason
I don´t think you have a reason to worry, OTR order some parts from SW Motech so maybe OTR is waiting for parts from them. If you ordered bashplate, engine guards or similar items this is likely the case.

I myself haven´t ever heard of guys not recieving their packs, OTR is an honest firm.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:51 PM   #88
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Thanks Manneman. I have ordered those parts you mentioned. I was in two minds as to break the order down, and at least get started on some mods, or save on shipping. It's a bit like a kid before christmas, can't wait to get started...
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #89
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Some low activity out in Europe this week due to the extreme cold but such matters don´t bother Swedes!

I myself have full activity this week due to being on my way to Norway by the middle of this week. I´m going to the biggest wintermeeting in northern Europe this time at year and right now it´s pretty dang cold up here in the north with some -44 below zero (Celsius) in the most nothern parts going up to -20 in middle Scandinavia where I´m going.

Having proper clothes tested in real conditions combined with electric heating for hands and feet driving in -30 C below is not a problem at all.
The bike is equipped with spiketyres durable for bare tarmac or an icy road usable for speeds up to 90 km/h, after that the bike starts to "float" over the road if it´s windy, without wind 120 km/h is not a problem.
The handlebar muffs keep the hands warm down to -5 C below where one can handle the cold for about one hour then you have to get varm again. If you have heated grips the could is never a problem but driving under zero without handlebar muffs is only idiotic and nothing else since it´s the wind that carries the danger of hypothermia.

Should you experience the signs of hypothermia it always starts with you being dumb as a reindeer so watch out when you can´t do simple math!
I ALWAYS do the multiplicationtabel atleast every 30 minutes.
You also have to cover every parts of your body and make sure everything is protected against the wind. If you´re not shure about some bodypart being exposed or not always look for signs of whiteness on the skin, you don´t always feel it if you´re cooled down.

In my case I drive for about 100-150 kms and then seek warmth in a gas station, and drink a cup of coffe.
Never a problem.

Layers:


1. I start with windtight underwear an undershirt and socks made of Kashmir all other material is mostly 100% polyester.

2. longsleeve thermal underwear with windproof front and long Johns.

3. Cross country skiing jacket & trousers.

4. Fleece windstopper.

5. Lookwell Rivage jacket & trousers

6. Helmet and glasses with sealed ventilation. Windproof Balaclava and an nose and front protector with neoprene in the front and fleece around. Standard Skigloves.

7. Kamik Greenbay 4 with an electrical heated innersole with adjustable heating connected to the bike with a relay.


The bike:

Heated grips

Handlebar muffs

Dustbusters

Heated seat

Adjustable heating for boots

USB connection for smartphone (Sony Xperia Arc S) full internet accessibility 4G 2-80 MB depending on antennas.

Garmin Nüvi 500 GPS

3 mm spikes for dry tarmac and icy surfaces which is completed with KoldKutter spikes when the ice/snow gets deeper, 13 mm stand out in the back and 19 mm in the front.
TKC 80 Twinduro M+S 120/90-17 in front and Metzeler Karoo M+S 150/70-17 in the back.

Givi topbox with 12 volt output in the lid. 3 slots and one USB.

4 separate relays for the extra equipment

Output at -32 degrees Celsius 12,3-12,7 volts

10-40 Biltema racing oil (National brand)

10 liter extra E 85/Ethanol fuel, 90% 98 octane, 10% E85.

Covered radiator

Catalysts removed and silencers opened up more = easier to start the bike in the cold with less resistance.

Dewalt DS300 toolboxes strengthened with aluminium plates on a steelrack strong enough to tow a car with.

2 x 11 liter Bicycle bags on the side of the fueltank filled with bikecover and rainsuit, the bags protect the knees from the icy wind and the bike if it goes down.

Universal windshield



Starting in -9 below Celcius is obviously not a problem with this bike, when starting it has been standing still in between -2 ' C to -16 ' C for six days! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytBB3...MHxaGhUPyoV3-o
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #90
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Question E85 & your smalls

Wow Manneman,

You must be one keen rider. I never thought that on this website I'd see another man's underwear, but there you go.

Also, I assume that you use E85 because of it's low freezing point (we don't have such problems here in Australia) but we do have ethanol fuel blends available. Mostly E10 at this stage.

Did you have to modify your XT in any way to run the ethanol blend?

Ride safe, Jason.
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