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Old 04-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #196
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pics

plenty hway.


camp 300kms from alice springs on the gary hway


entering WA

SANDY SWALES BETWEEN DUNES.(could nt stop in sand and take a pic so when i just got

end of gary hway onto canning stock route
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:21 AM   #197
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the wadshouts were huge and plenty.road from well33 to telfer. sand, loose gravel and megawashouts

had a nap at nullagine dam for 2 hours waiting for roadhouse to open for 3 ltrs of fuel to get home


was treated to this sunrise for my effort! and then nailed it to Newman to reach at 9am!
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:19 AM   #198
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Hey SS, I shouldn't have read that. Now I've got the shits cos it wasn't me doing that ride. You sound chuffed with you Black pig, rightly so, it looks the goods to.

I did a quick trawl around XT660.com and found this post to uncork the stock cans.

Thanks for posting.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:23 AM   #199
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Thanks Robo might decide what route I will take: in a few weeks.
Maybe OTR racing headers as the B&B bash plate is configured for low pipes + delkevic end cans.or just simple Metal mule 2 into 1.
Thinking DNA stage 2 filter to complement air flow.cheers
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:09 AM   #200
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Good write up and pics SS.

Great ride.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:08 PM   #201
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Hey Matty,

How did the B&B rack go carrying the 20 litres of fuel. A very good test, a lot of weight over a lot of corrigations.

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #202
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::When I got the bike there was no rear footrests.so just put the jerries on B&B rack.its like armour and so is the bash plate.I recon the slots need to be smoothed out with a file so the straps can be pulled smoothly through.otherwise B&B great kit.
Thinking of altering the bash plate to carry 5 ltrs of liquid.
Recon great basin giant loop is the go for luggage.
ballads recon they have a rim lock for 17 " wheel.
Any body use a DNA filer set up?cheers Maddy
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:11 AM   #203
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::When I got the bike there was no rear footrests.so just put the jerries on B&B rack.its like armour and so is the bash plate.I recon the slots need to be smoothed out with a file so the straps can be pulled smoothly through.otherwise B&B great kit.
Thinking of altering the bash plate to carry 5 ltrs of liquid.
Recon great basin giant loop is the go for luggage.
ballads recon they have a rim lock for 17 " wheel.
Any body use a DNA filer set up?cheers Maddy
Yep, using DNA stage 2 filters for over a year now. Good, but you would need to remove the side filter for any dusty work or deep water crossings. My mate supamanaint makes up prefilters out of "chux" washcloths if that works for you... Can vouch for the B&B gear, rear rack hasn't missed a beat. I've modified it to carry a Rotopax. On top of that I put a Wolfman Beta and a drybag for sleeping gear.

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #204
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Robo / Stormsearcher

Sorry for the late reply, I've been at Phillip Island. My bash plate is not made by B & B it is made by Guard It. It is the one made for the Tenere 660 so you need to make two small brackets for the back engine mount to make it fit. It also will not fit with the low header pipes that you are looking at stormsearcher only a high exhaust. You can get the Guard It bash plate from adventuremoto, it's on their web site and I have found them good to deal with.

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Hey John,

Any chance you could take some close up photos of your extra mounts to fit your guard it bashplate and did you have to change anything else to make it fit?



Turns out the bashplate that OTR sent me was for the twin pipe system even though I ordered the 2 in 1 jobby. Dam it, I hate it when crap like that happens, more money to send it back, blah, blah. Anyone want a cheap OTR bashplate for a twin system XT660R going for just $100, virginal, not a scratch, brand new, never been fitted...you get the idea.



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Old 04-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #205
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Thanks Robo might decide what route I will take: in a few weeks.
Maybe OTR racing headers as the B&B bash plate is configured for low pipes + delkevic end cans.or just simple Metal mule 2 into 1.
Thinking DNA stage 2 filter to complement air flow.cheers
Hey SS,

Highly recommend the OTR foam filter kit, which also needs the new air box cover to hold the filter in place properly. Good product for our very dusty Ozzy conditions.





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Old 04-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #206
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Pipercross do a foam filter that needs no mods and would be cheeper than OTR
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #207
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BThanks guys.did an assess of damage that has occurred.
broken rear mudguard. All three parts- bottom holding the indicators, the part if the tail the brake light is fitted and the tail itself.
I suspect the tail and the part brake light connected to broke as a result of 2 bolts holding the B&B rack falling off and loading the unit.
The rear mudguard smashed from the roost.
Araldite and zip ties.fixed everything. Also loctited all bolts, nuts.
could do with new air filter ( piper cross or k&n ) + new oil filter and fully synthetic oil.
New pipes to reduce a bit if weight and its all sorted for the next big trip!
Except for bolts coming loose nothing untoward for a ride that had nearly 3000 kms of hard terrain..(the wr250r has an amazing build quality with bolts tightened by gorillas. Not one came loose in 30k kms)
Sorted now with Loctite.!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #208
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Pipercross do a foam filter that needs no mods and would be cheeper than OTR
Thanks Supa,

I did a quick search and cannot find one for the XT660R. Any idea where to get one so we can post it here.

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Old 04-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #209
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Pipercross list one to fit the R/X on their website, it may not be in the main section from memory.

I got mine from evil-bay and as always it pays to shop around to get the best deal.

I personaly would not use a K&N or DNA filter in our dust outback, paper or foam is the way to go.

All my bikes have foam filters and I usually use an oiled up Chux as a filter skin as you can get Chux anywhere (I also have made prefilters using Chux swen to filter foam attached to the intake of the airbox)

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #210
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HI guys, ive been looking at few bikes. looked at the DR and then a vstrom . But im 6ft 3 and 105 kilos, so was wondering, is the xt more suitable for taller riders? I havnt really looked in to the xt. So saw this thread and might look into this model as well. So reading these threads, what is a better type or diff between an r , x or z ? thanks in advacne..
opps ignore that question, just saw a review on both so will read that...

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