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Forum: XT660Z Reviews 03-12-09, 22:40
Replies: 38
Views: 14,342
Posted By McThor
Check this out (if you haven't allready) :...

Check this out (if you haven't allready) : touratech 36l converstion kit (http://www.touratech.com/shops/001/product_info.php?cPath=3_41_324&products_id=6580&osCsid=4e47c2d6cc3b97f655df894a6e062648)...
Forum: XT660X/R Tech Section 27-09-09, 17:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,879
Posted By McThor
In a travel-report on this forum, I once wrote "I...

In a travel-report on this forum, I once wrote "I am seriously starting to wonder what it will take to actualy break this bike". I see you are trying your best :icon_biggrin:.

It is still my...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 27-07-09, 14:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By McThor
Yikes. Close call, man. Those russian roads...

Yikes. Close call, man.

Those russian roads must realy be something else :).

Hope to experience them myself some day.

Torsten
Forum: XT660X & XT660R General Discussions 21-05-09, 19:35
Replies: 7
Views: 3,924
Posted By McThor
Could be, muppdog. Sounds like a reasonable...

Could be, muppdog. Sounds like a reasonable explanation. Anyway, he could have just been shooting his mouth off on something he realy didn't know anything about. And since I know very little of the...
Forum: XT660X & XT660R General Discussions 16-05-09, 17:35
Replies: 7
Views: 3,924
Posted By McThor
Thanks Skunkmoto and Kev. I have personaly...

Thanks Skunkmoto and Kev.

I have personaly very little understanding of the inner workings of the engine. Which was propably why I was so easily convinced that it might readily be possible to fit...
Forum: XT660X & XT660R General Discussions 15-05-09, 15:53
Replies: 7
Views: 3,924
Posted By McThor
Kickstart for the XT

Hey Kev.

I talked to this guy who said that behind the engine cover on the right side of the engine, there is actualy kickstart "axle". But that for some reason Yamaha didn't follow through on it...
Forum: Navigation & GPS 16-04-09, 14:02
Replies: 3
Views: 2,233
Posted By McThor
This is bloody great work, OGR! Thanks a...

This is bloody great work, OGR!

Thanks a lot.

VERY usefull post.
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 16-04-09, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,755
Posted By McThor
Never heard of these guys before. Looks good...

Never heard of these guys before.

Looks good though. And When they choose the R for such an undertaking, they can't be all bad :).
Forum: Φωτό & Βίντεο 13-04-09, 09:04
Replies: 23
Views: 3,737
Posted By McThor
Man, I wanna live in Greece. You guys look like...

Man, I wanna live in Greece. You guys look like you have some cool rideouts.

Thanks for the pics.
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 10-04-09, 22:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Posted By McThor
Hey Motoartur. As you've seen on a different...

Hey Motoartur.

As you've seen on a different thread, there is much debate as to the avaliability of unleaded fuel. Now, to your questions:

1. Changing the pipes to a non cat version would be my...
Forum: Strictly Polls 26-03-09, 15:51
Replies: 48
Views: 16,706
Posted By McThor
I only juuuuust made it. Turning 40 in May. Man,...

I only juuuuust made it. Turning 40 in May. Man, I'm getting old :).
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 24-03-09, 21:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,821
Posted By McThor
I don't doubt that you've been there. I've been...

I don't doubt that you've been there. I've been there too (and a bit more south than that). I'm just saying that the info that I have been able to aquire on the net (sources from oil companies and...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 22-03-09, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 3,969
Posted By McThor
Oops, double post. Sorry.

Oops, double post. Sorry.
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 22-03-09, 12:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,969
Posted By McThor
Hey idf000. Looks like some pretty well...

Hey idf000.

Looks like some pretty well thought out mods you've got planned there. I've been looking at your list and can see no obvious flaws. Your use of logic and good research makes your trip...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 24-02-09, 22:33
Replies: 13
Views: 3,821
Posted By McThor
Hey Tim. I've heard this before. And having...

Hey Tim.

I've heard this before. And having it come from you, makes it carry all the more weight. However, I am not convinced. Or shall we say "I don't know what to believe anymore" :). Based on...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 21-12-08, 17:56
Replies: 11
Views: 3,562
Posted By McThor
Hey Chris S. To doubt any implementation of...

Hey Chris S.

To doubt any implementation of international or even local agreements/treaties in Africa, is not only natural. It's propably also very wise :). Or at the very least, approach such...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 19-12-08, 20:17
Replies: 11
Views: 3,562
Posted By McThor
Excellent review there Chris. One thing to...

Excellent review there Chris.

One thing to point out though about the fuel;

I too thought that every once in a while, you would put leaded fuel in the bike. All African nations have signed an...
Forum: Navigation & GPS 06-12-08, 23:37
Replies: 5
Views: 2,750
Posted By McThor
It's always nice to hear stories like that. In my...

It's always nice to hear stories like that. In my experience, the bigger the company, the lousier the customer service. Small companies are "forced" to cater to the few customers they have, whereas...
Forum: Strictly Polls 25-10-08, 03:42
Replies: 35
Views: 11,331
Posted By McThor
I voted twice a week. But this is kind of a half...

I voted twice a week. But this is kind of a half truth.

For instance, I'm currently at work on a very boring nightshift. I'm guessing that I've checked this website about seven times tonight. So...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 24-10-08, 21:34
Replies: 36
Views: 11,368
Posted By McThor
Regarding unleaded fuel and Africa, check this...

Regarding unleaded fuel and Africa, check this thread:

http://www.xt660.com/showthread.php?p=71690#post71690



Torsten
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 24-10-08, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 3,821
Posted By McThor
Unleaded in Africa

I just recently replied to a thread regarding catalyst free cans. It would seem that my info on the whole leaded/un-leaded issue is quite a bit off.

Apparently all african nations have signed an...
Forum: Preparing Your Bike For a Long Distance Trip 24-10-08, 21:09
Replies: 36
Views: 11,368
Posted By McThor
Without getting too technical (not for your sake,...

Without getting too technical (not for your sake, mine :) ) a catalyst is kind of a particle filter that is inserted into the cans/exhaust of all modern vehicles. This has no relevance to its...
Forum: XT660Z Exhausts 09-08-08, 10:45
Replies: 9
Views: 3,928
Posted By McThor
I agree with Kev. Fitting new cans is propably...

I agree with Kev. Fitting new cans is propably your best bet. By the way, I've sent you a PM since I've done that same route this year (on an R). Maybe I can help answer a few questions you might...
Forum: General Discussions & Off Topic 03-08-08, 22:32
Replies: 445
Views: 60,657
Posted By McThor
Sorry, I didn't see your question before now...

Sorry, I didn't see your question before now (think it drowned). It was at Limbe Beach. If I recall, the hotel was called Atlantic hotel. But Limbe is not far from Douala.
Forum: XT660Z Mods 03-08-08, 14:27
Replies: 5
Views: 3,298
Posted By McThor
Prices for H&B rack for the Z

Hey gang.

Not sure if this is old news. Anyway, it was news to me, so I figured I'd let you guys know.

Just brought home the '08 catalogue from Hepco and Becker. And whadda ya know; they've...
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