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Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 07-09-19, 14:45
Replies: 16
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Posted By Chris G
And I got it even better. Sat for about an hour...

And I got it even better. Sat for about an hour setting the chain and back wheel straight after a major cleaning episode. Seems as if it was just a hair off. I can now sit normal riding position and...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 14-03-19, 12:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
I am not traveling 160km/h + on gravel with soft...

I am not traveling 160km/h + on gravel with soft sand. Good Lord. I think the fastest I have gone with this bike is 150km/H on the highway and the wind blast at that speed is not comfortable at all. ...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 09-03-19, 10:01
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
I am sorted. My problem is I sit to far forward....

I am sorted. My problem is I sit to far forward. Went to town today and traveled on the road that has been messing me around. Shifted my weight almost totally over the back wheel and I can drive at...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 17-02-19, 06:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
I don't have to work today so I will ask my wife...

I don't have to work today so I will ask my wife to check what happens when I get onboard. have not adjusted it.


As I said I found out that although the previous owner had ridden it at max...
Forum: Newbies Reception Lounge 15-02-19, 14:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chris G
Welcome! What is driving in snow like? We don't...

Welcome!
What is driving in snow like? We don't have snow where I stay and I have always wondered. Your bike looks really great with that exhaust on
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 15-02-19, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
It looks like the previous owner turned the...

It looks like the previous owner turned the suspension down again before I took it over. I had a few minutes to spare today so I checked and it was set on the second lowest setting.

I weigh about...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 08-02-19, 16:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
I know the previous owner turned the rear shock...

I know the previous owner turned the rear shock up as high (hard) as he could go so that the bike had a better stance. I am just waiting for a weekend when I am not busy spray painting or mowing the...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 06-02-19, 19:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
I am sure the bike is not setup correctly for my...

I am sure the bike is not setup correctly for my weight. I will definitely study up on that and see what I can do. Thanks for the help
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 02-02-19, 18:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
Yes there is hard ground underneath the loose...

Yes there is hard ground underneath the loose sand. The sand would be anything from 3 to 5cm deep with hard clay soil underneath. Between these areas it is fine. Doesn't seem to like the corrugations...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 25-01-19, 14:58
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris G
Slipping on gravel

XT660R Everything standard. When I ride on gravel with a bit of loose sand in patches it feels as if the bike wants to slip. All I can manage is about 40km/H or so. Anything faster and it feels as if...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 30-12-18, 20:37
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Chris G
Mine, Same year, same bike, did the same. I...

Mine, Same year, same bike, did the same. I adjusted the CO level from -5 to +10 and that took 99% of the jerking and wanting to stall away. How to do that is already posted on the mods section I...
Forum: Newbies Reception Lounge 20-10-18, 11:37
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Chris G
Hi From South Africa

Hi Everybody from sunny South Africa. Been riding for about 35 Years and have just bought a 2006 XT660R and loving it.
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