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Old 01-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #76
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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   #77
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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I fitted some IMS stainless steel foot pegs originally made for 90-96 YZ250.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   #78
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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.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #79
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i am in the process of getting an xt660r and doing a big adventure trip.

looking at diet plans and protection.

exhaust- i like the metalmule but i also like the racing headers from OTR to which i am thinking of fitting 2x carbon danmoto cans. so i will need a huge bashplate and although i miss out on ground clearence i dont plan on hopping logs/etc/ just fast high speed desert runs. opinions please??

bash plate from B&B?

engine guards from HB?

barkbusters/

rear luggage rack

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how about 18" rears? as i like running mousse in tyres not tubes.

do i need KEV mod?
it will be a 2009 + bike.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #80
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i am in the process of getting an xt660r and doing a big adventure trip.

looking at diet plans and protection.

exhaust- i like the metalmule but i also like the racing headers from OTR to which i am thinking of fitting 2x carbon danmoto cans. so i will need a huge bashplate and although i miss out on ground clearence i dont plan on hopping logs/etc/ just fast high speed desert runs. opinions please??

bash plate from B&B?

engine guards from HB?

barkbusters/

rear luggage rack

screen

how about 18" rears? as i like running mousse in tyres not tubes.

do i need KEV mod?
it will be a 2009 + bike.
Yep, got all those mods apart from the engine bars & Kev Mod (have a Power Commander V)

All OTR gear apart from the B&B rear rack & of course Barkbusters guards..





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Old 01-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #81
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Hey Bone man r u using metal mule headers with Akra pipes? Did u get the headers separately?
Also if possible can you tell me what is the diameter of the exhaust where it joins the end can please ?
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #82
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Hey Boneman, is that just some heat shield tape you've got on the radiator hose closest to the header? How come you needed it, was it rubbing on the 2 in 1 header?

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #83
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Hey Bone man r u using metal mule headers with Akra pipes? Did u get the headers separately?
Also if possible can you tell me what is the diameter of the exhaust where it joins the end can please ?
Hi mate, will measure up when the rain lets up....

The headers are OTR, got most of the mods all at once from OTR Germany.... I put the header tape on as a precaution. The headers run close to the radiator reservoir hose, so I thought it would be prudent. Also on the OTR website, the RallyRaid XT660Rs have tape on so thought it would be a good idea...

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #84
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Pannier Racks

Hi all,
Made some aluminium soft pannier racks to match my B&B rack. Also moved the blinkers up onto the B&B rack where they are more protected and fitted a smaller taillight and better mud flap.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #85
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Thumb Nice racks John 171

Nice work on your racks John.

Is there any possibilty of you posting a pattern, or photos without the rubber?

Would live to make some up myself. I gather you have attached them to the exhaust mounts?

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:49 AM   #86
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Hey bone man if you look on the OTR site they have racing headers, 4 mm bigger dial than stock but same layout, twin pipes. How much clearence do you get with 2 into 1? Am thinking twin racing headers with carbon cans from danmoto.I assume B&B fits this set up or swmotech bash plates and toolbox set up.also thinking 5 ltr rear tanks like Dakar bikes and lower exhaust cans. Opinions?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #87
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Ride report from WoopWoop on his White XT660R

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=857704

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Old 01-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #88
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WoopWoop's soft bag panniers

Anyone interested to know about WoopWoop's soft bag panniers check here. WoopWoop now uses Gotcha brand straps.....simple, effective and cheap, which can be found at Gotcha Straps

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:27 AM   #89
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Hey WoopWoop, I did a search on heat shield tapes for the radiator hose...frig me there's hundreds, which one did you use?

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #90
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Boneman,

" nice racks" yeah their not augmented either.

The racks are made out of 3.5mm aluminium plate 350mm wide and 300 high. They are mounted using 8mm high tensile bolts four per side. Two are screwed into the exhaust mounts and two into the mounts for the B & B Rack.
The spacers are made out of 20mm aluminium rod with a hole drilled up the middle for the bolts to pass through.You make them as long as the need to be so the racks clear the exhaust and whatever else they need to clear but the shorter they are the stronger the set up will be. It is important not to mount them to high so you can still double someone and the pannier bags seem to sit and take weight better if the straps are resting against the seat. The bike will handle better the more forward you mount them as well. I cant take the rubber off as I have glued them on with contact cement but the holes in the plate for straps etc. can be put where ever you need them for whatever brand bags you are using. (mine are Andy Strapz)

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