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Old 09-25-2012, 04:31 AM   #31
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Must have been the camera angle on the Black one, the Blue one looks alright.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #32
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Talking Good looking large tank...

Here's a solution if you don't want to wreck the good looks of your XTR...

However, it might wreck your bank balance, Link:

http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-660/OT...archparam=fuel

Would be about a grand landed in Oz?

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #33
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26 ltrs.. Thats notbad for a tank thats such a good fitup.

Just wondering what happened to the other xt660 thread in here?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #34
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Um that OTR tank is nearly 1000 euro. So, be a bit more than a good old aussie grand landed here, unless our $ has gone up a bit.

Not sure I would like to have a fibreglass tank on my bike.

The great thing about a plastic tank is they'll take a whack and are easy to repair on the side of the road in most cases. Can't say the same for fibreglass.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #35
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:08 AM   #36
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Talking XTR bump!

Just to show that there are XTRs out there....

Did a ride from Toowoomba-Kilcoy-Monisdaile Rd-Jimna-Sunday Creek Rd-Kenilworth-Noosa Nth Shore-Noosa Beach-Freshwater Rd-Rainbow Beach-Inskip Point-Cooloola Way-Kin Kin-Noosa-Kenilworth (recommend the Egg & Bacon Roll)-Summer Creek Rd-Bellthorpe Rd-Ten Mile Rd-Kilcoy-Somerset Village-Esk-Hampton-Highfields-Merigindan-Kingsthorpe-Toowoomba

over 3 days with 2 DR650s. Only one bike broke down (hint: it wasn't the XT) all bikes did well on the road, trails & on the beach. XT bogged down a bit more in the soft sand (heavy bike or rider?) but it did great. Will post a brief RR shortly..



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Old 11-03-2012, 05:43 AM   #37
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Question Gillimoto tank

Hey supamanaint, I bought myself a Gilli tank after seeing yours on their site. Did you have to fit any type of pickup lines to the lower reaches of the tank or does enough fuel "splash" into the sump at the fuel pump? Any reply appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #38
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Hey supamanaint, I bought myself a Gilli tank after seeing yours on their site. Did you have to fit any type of pickup lines to the lower reaches of the tank or does enough fuel "splash" into the sump at the fuel pump? Any reply appreciated.


Hi Shendo,

You are right with enough fuel splashing into the sump at the fuel pump, so no pick up lines needed and I'm not sure it would work anyway.

I have been able to get 21.5ltr of fuel in on one refuel on a trp which was 460ish km (I get around 23km per ltr at 110kph and worst fuel consumption of 20km per fun ltr, can get 25km per ltr if taking it easy). I don't think you could use to much more but as with most bigger after market tanks you never really get all the fuel.

It is easy to get well over 400km a tank safely. You could always try to pop her up to get the last bit of fuel to the rear of the tank . But 4hrs in the saddle is enough for me these days and will see you to most places, cheers.


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Old 11-06-2012, 09:47 PM   #39
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Firstly, it was my own dumb fault......if you don't tighten it, it falls off!

Secondly, the local dealer did the right thing and softened the blow by giving me a little discount.

But $130.00 for two stamped out bits of steel 60mm x 30mm? (swingarm caps)

Ouch!

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:37 AM   #40
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get the OTR milled aluminium ones

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Firstly, it was my own dumb fault......if you don't tighten it, it falls off!

Secondly, the local dealer did the right thing and softened the blow by giving me a little discount.

But $130.00 for two stamped out bits of steel 60mm x 30mm? (swingarm caps)

Ouch!
Dave,

I have replaced the crappy steel swingarm caps with milled alloy ones. Got them from OTR in Germany. I have the old steel ones which you are welcome to if you want me post them. Otherwise the alloy ones tidy up the back of your bike to give your mates on their DRs a nicer looking view as you roost them or ride over their brand new cameras.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:48 AM   #41
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Dave,

I have replaced the crappy steel swingarm caps with milled alloy ones. Got them from OTR in Germany. I have the old steel ones which you are welcome to if you want me post them. Otherwise the alloy ones tidy up the back of your bike to give your mates on their DRs a nicer looking view as you roost them or ride over their brand new cameras.

Generous offer, thanks anyway mate........ I should've posted before I bought the new ones!

I was aware of the OTR ones but wasn't confident of getting them here in under a few weeks.

Indeed if I'd had something to work off (I lost the originals) I could've got some polished stainless ones made locally a lot cheaper.

Y'know "Pick a line and stick to it"? Well, my line is I didn't see the camera.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #42
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I had my tech kids show me how to post a photo , so here's my 07.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #43
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Been wanting to post on this thread for a while now but only just learnt to sent photos. Ive owned 3 XT's over the years and had a good run out of all of them. Great bikes. bikes. John
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:02 AM   #44
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Eek Here's what I did....

OTR Akro 2-1

OTR bashplate

B&B rear rack

All work well. Have avoided the pannier thing so far, using Wolfman Beta rear & drybags, so far so good



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Old 12-28-2012, 04:28 AM   #45
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Hey Bone, do you reckon the Z bash plate (apparently they fit the R) would protect the lower bits better than the OTR or MM? It's dam hard to see how high up the OTR bash plate comes on their photos, but I do like how it wings up on the sides and tapers back. But the MM bash plate looks like it might provide some more up front protection.







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