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Old 01-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #61
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Hey Woop,

Here's a cush drive rubber fix the South African boys use, apparently gets them 15,000 to 20,000 kms out of a set - heavy duty tube strips

Thanks motormail, I'll give that a go......and I like the price!

I still wouldn't mind finding out about those blue ones though, if anyone knows anything about them.




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Hi Dave,

Had a similar problem to you with the clutch cable. As we both stand over 6' in our riding boots, I found the standing position on the XT cramped, so on went the 30mm raisers. This made the clutch cable ridiculously tight. So I went to the local Yamaha shop for a solution (not that helpful) next stop the Husquvarna shop. "Yep we can make a new clutch cable for you, but before we do that lets see if we can re-route the cable for you."

Guess I'd better buy a 900 Nuda from them for being so helpful

So cable re-routed, tightness gone, at zero cost. Standing ergonomics just about right...



Don't know if this is the right thing to do, but so far so good
Thankyou Jason. That seems pretty straightforward. I'll give it a go.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #62
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Hey Woop,

Also found these, gotta love the Germans, the only mob making an aftermarket set of cush drive rubbers by the looks of it. Cost $29.50 Aus plus $37.50 Aus in postage and cheaper than OTR. Would love to know how these go.

Link to ebay item here


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Old 01-07-2013, 12:51 AM   #63
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Hey Woop,

Also found these, gotta love the Germans, the only mob making an aftermarket set of cush drive rubbers by the looks of it. Cost $29.50 Aus plus $37.50 Aus in postage and cheaper than OTR. Would love to know how these go.

Link to ebay item here

Looks interesting....especially if we could get the postage charges down a bit.

I found those others......in the Aus. Tenere thread.....but they look the same..... I'll check a bit further.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4070

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #64
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Clutch cable stuff

If anyone's looking for cables you can speak to Beerwah Mechanical Services ... home to the Suncoast Cable Company 5494 0000.

They make up to your pattern - just provide them the old cable.

They've done a few for me ~$50.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #65
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Eek Hard to kill!

These motors don't have a reputation for being hard to kill for nothin' eh!

Will follow your resurrection of this pig with interest!

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #66
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Hey John 171,

Where did you get those fork gators to suit?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #67
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Aussie XT660R riders

Hey Aussie XT660R riders,

Should we keep the Aussie XT660R thread going or should it be deleted and we all use the 'Lets see your XT660R' thread in thumpers?

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:12 AM   #68
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gaitors and bits



Robbo,

Sorry to take so long to reply to your message I have been trying for a few days now but my computer has been giving me grief. I got the fork gaitors from Ballards, there on the net and you can order over the phone, page 59 in their catalogue. I have also fitted heavier, better quality fork springs to get rid of some of the sag and replaced the chip fat Yamaha calls fork oil. This has made a big improvement to the fork action and handling. As you might be able to see I have also fitted the back half of a front mud guard from a 06 WR 250, ( I don't like low guards on dirt bikes). I have drilled it out to let air get to the radiator. This seem to have worked well as I have done several hard runs in high temps with the bike loaded with no problems.

I have done quite a few other mods and am happy to share info about what I have done with you and any others out there that are interested as I enjoy seeing what other people are getting up to with their XT's.

Cheers.
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PS. high to all the other XT enthusiasts out there.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #69
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[QUOTE=motormail;20519880]Had some farkles turn up from OTR. The pig could have done with one of these water pump protectors in the first crash

Robo[/QUOTE

Seen one of these where it copped a hit on the protector and tore the bolts out of the water pump and cases, did a heap of damage to the pump and cases too. Reckon a good bashplate may offer better protection depending on where you are riding. Said he hit a low stump and not at a high speed either.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:47 AM   #70
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Hey John,

Hell yeah....share all your mods with us, please.
Would love to see what you've done to yours and where you got the bits.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:52 AM   #71
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Hey Cruz,

Sounds like that hurt your pig a lot.
Any chance you've got any photos of the damage done?
Very interested to see where the big pig needs extra protection.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:45 AM   #72
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Hey Cruz,

Sounds like that hurt your pig a lot.
Any chance you've got any photos of the damage done?
Very interested to see where the big pig needs extra protection.

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Wasn't my bike, saw it on the back of a ute getting picked up near Elgin Vale. After seeing what it did to the motor I wouldn't fit one if I owned one of these, I would fit a wrap around bash plate.

The water pump protector is very close to the pump housing and uses bolt holes into the engine cases as you know. It pushed the protector back about a cm or more, tearing the bolts out of the engine case and smashing the water pump. The back mount cracked the case for the clutch i presume it is. Admittedly he hit an immovable object in a low stump in some long grass, but he reckoned he would have been lucky to be doing 30 odd kph at the time. Not keen on guards etc being bolted to engine cases.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #73
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Wasn't my bike, saw it on the back of a ute getting picked up near Elgin Vale. After seeing what it did to the motor I wouldn't fit one if I owned one of these, I would fit a wrap around bash plate.

The water pump protector is very close to the pump housing and uses bolt holes into the engine cases as you know. It pushed the protector back about a cm or more, tearing the bolts out of the engine case and smashing the water pump. The back mount cracked the case for the clutch i presume it is. Admittedly he hit an immovable object in a low stump in some long grass, but he reckoned he would have been lucky to be doing 30 odd kph at the time. Not keen on guards etc being bolted to engine cases.




And that is why I use a B&B bashplate and Hepco & Becker engine bars. They have already saved any damage to my motor when a 4wd wanted more road and I ended up against a small dirt wall with a nice rock in it.
The B&B bash plate was the first mod I done to my bike as with my 250 and 600, these are very tough bash plates.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:44 AM   #74
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Thought id give ya all a look at my Tenere.

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I fitted some IMS stainless steel foot pegs originally made for 90-96 YZ250. Good cheap conversion a lot better than the standard skinny pegs.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #75
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Hi Metzy,

Nice looking bike. Arrow exhaust looks the goods. Sheds cleaner than mine too. The only thing better than working on a bike in a shed is riding it.

cheers
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