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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2009, 05:11:50 pm »
And I have all the goodies you need.. 8) :biggrin:
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2009, 05:38:21 pm »
Can I join temporarily? :biggrin:
I am keeping the Tenere I was given for the XT Rally until Monday next week.... :ricky:
IMO this is the best 650 class single DS bike on the market.
The route we rode at the XT Rally was pretty demanding in places, the Tenere took it all with ease, deep step-offs, loose rocky climbs, serious ruts, the works.
The Tenere has awesome suspension and a very comfortable sitting position. IMO it is one of these bikes that once ridden it is sold... 8)
It needs a few extra's, crashbars, handguards, wider footpegs and a decent bash plate, then some luggage and off you go......anywhere! 8)

Adventurer, you are welcome  :biggrin: glad you like the Tenere  :thumleft: The WR footpegs are a must and make a huge difference.
 

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2009, 06:37:58 pm »
Hi Guys  :3some:

Here is my toy, with almost all the extras. Just waiting for the water-pump crash-bars and main stand.

On it at the moment.
Higher visor/screen (no wind buffering at any speeds) KAPPA make
Crash-bar from DMD
Handle guards   Yamaha
Bash plate    Yamaha
Side and top bag  Oxford
Back carrier very nicely made from GStry on Wild Dogs

Suspension has been dropped at front and back shocks.
Got "LED" spots, still checking to see where to mount.

Hope to see more of these around Cape-Town soon?
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2009, 06:39:38 pm »
Hi Guys  :3some:

Here is my toy, with almost all the extras. Just waiting for the water-pump crash-bars and main stand.

On it at the moment.
Higher visor/screen (no wind buffering at any speeds) KAPPA make
Crash-bar from DMD
Handle guards   Yamaha
Bash plate    Yamaha
Side and top bag  Oxford
Back carrier very nicely made from GStry on Wild Dogs

Suspension has been dropped at front and back shocks.
Got "LED" spots, still checking to see where to mount.

Hope to see more of these around Cape-Town soon?



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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2009, 06:42:54 pm »
 :patch: Marshall, do you need a bucket? Seems as if you drooling?  :imaposer:
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2009, 06:49:57 pm »
Make it a bath tub,
I do prefer the alu panniers - although they can rattle a bit if empty - then again why would you ride around with empty panniers  :mwink: unless you were a poser.

Or doing a photoshoot like I was at the time.....I guess its posing of sorts :)

Will hear from Dave this week if they can sell me a demo - or I must wait till December

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2009, 06:56:01 pm »
Hi Marshall,

The ally's just did not make my liking.
As with the soft bags, if one has to fall, much cheaper to replace or you would not even see it and protects the back of the bike.

And when off to the shop, can put my helmet in and lock.

So I think for me it will do, and if I may say......It looks bloody good!

You wanna test drive mine?? at a prise!

Cheers   :ricky:
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2009, 06:57:00 pm »
And I have all the goodies you need.. 8) :biggrin:


need money need money  ;D

aamoi i went a step further ,for my needs the tenere is the best DS bike of all irrespective of engine size ..i do realise boegoeberg in a day is going to be a slow affair though

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2009, 09:37:15 pm »
Attached some pics of the awesome rack design with the givi plate and topbox fitted. Bought the rack from Gstry and am really happy with the quality of the finish, check out the following photos.
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2009, 09:45:27 pm »
Hi Guys  :3some:

Here is my toy, with almost all the extras. Just waiting for the water-pump crash-bars and main stand.

On it at the moment.
Higher visor/screen (no wind buffering at any speeds) KAPPA make
Crash-bar from DMD
Handle guards   Yamaha
Bash plate    Yamaha
Side and top bag  Oxford
Back carrier very nicely made from GStry on Wild Dogs

Suspension has been dropped at front and back shocks.
Got "LED" spots, still checking to see where to mount.

Hope to see more of these around Cape-Town soon?


Bike looks great, like the soft bags as well compared to the hard cases..


« Last Edit: October 20, 2009, 09:49:12 pm by GStry »
 

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2009, 09:49:44 pm »
Thanks GStry!

The bags would not have fitted, without your fantastic bracket!
Maybe you will be getting some phone-calls from the Cape.


Thanks again!
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #91 on: October 20, 2009, 09:53:18 pm »
Attached some pics of the awesome rack design with the givi plate and topbox fitted. Bought the rack from Gstry and am really happy with the quality of the finish, check out the following photos.

SArider, thanks, glad you like the rack and your bike is looking killer.  :thumleft:  :ricky:
 

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #92 on: October 20, 2009, 10:03:04 pm »
Thanks GStry!

The bags would not have fitted, without your fantastic bracket!
Maybe you will be getting some phone-calls from the Cape.


Thanks again!

Yami 900, thanks again, really glad you like the rack.
 

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2009, 06:23:00 am »
Hi Marshall,

The ally's just did not make my liking.
As with the soft bags, if one has to fall, much cheaper to replace or you would not even see it and protects the back of the bike.

And when off to the shop, can put my helmet in and lock.

So I think for me it will do, and if I may say......It looks bloody good!

You wanna test drive mine?? at a prise!

Cheers   :ricky:

You definitely right about falling, I don't think the Allu panniers are very tough. I May be doing the Boegeoberg WD bash - will make the decision soon.

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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2009, 07:49:11 am »
I am busy designing a wide rear tail bracket, it will accept a luggage roll, the Trax topbox as well as the SW Motech Rackpack, should be done in 3-4 weeks.
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2009, 08:55:02 am »
Mine is in for the 1000K service today,also asked them to check the steering! :thumleft:

how much for the 1000 service?

mine next week

Hi Guys,

Having not bought my Tenere’ from them might have given Hatfield Yamaha the idea that they should charge me a “little” extra for my first service!
All they did was change the oil and oil filter, spayed some cheap ass chain lube on the chain that was all over the bike by the time I got home and hosed it down.
The cost – 600 odd bucks!!!!!!!!!  Must say I was not too impressed.  >:(
« Last Edit: October 21, 2009, 09:05:14 am by Catchy »
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #96 on: October 21, 2009, 09:02:08 am »
Runner just received some very nice and bling wide pegz for the bike  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #97 on: October 21, 2009, 09:06:48 am »
Runner just received some very nice and bling wide pegz for the bike  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Will hopefully be in tomorrow to check them out and pick up my 606's. :mwink:
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #98 on: October 21, 2009, 09:10:32 am »
Mine is in for the 1000K service today,also asked them to check the steering! :thumleft:

how much for the 1000 service?

mine next week

Hi Guys,

Having not bought my Tenere’ from them might have given Hatfield Yamaha the idea that they should charge me a “little” extra for my first service!
All they did was change the oil and oil filter, spayed some cheap ass chain lube on the chain that was all over the bike by the time I got home and hosed it down.
The cost – 600 odd bucks!!!!!!!!!  Must say I was not too impressed.  >:(

Sadly labour aint free when having the 1st service done at another dealer...

the labour componenet i will not be charged for
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Re: XT660 Z - Owners group
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2009, 09:14:29 am »
Mine is in for the 1000K service today,also asked them to check the steering! :thumleft:

how much for the 1000 service?

mine next week


Hi Guys,

Having not bought my Tenere’ from them might have given Hatfield Yamaha the idea that they should charge me a “little” extra for my first service!
All they did was change the oil and oil filter, spayed some cheap ass chain lube on the chain that was all over the bike by the time I got home and hosed it down.
The cost – 600 odd bucks!!!!!!!!!  Must say I was not too impressed.  >:(

Sadly labour aint free when having the 1st service done at another dealer...

the labour componenet i will not be charged for

When I booked the bike in I was told that they wont charge me for labour. No labour charge was reflected on the invoice either, only oil,filter and sundries!!!!!! ???
Always keep your "kant" clean !