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Old 10-01-19, 10:40
RalEva RalEva is offline
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RalEva = Ralf + Eva = Motorradnomaden

Hello dear forum friends,

Now we have been owners of our new used XT660Z Teneres for almost 1 year.
Shortly thereafter I have registered here in the forum and have already received one or the other useful information here. Thanks for that!!

As in many other social media, there are such people who want to be right over and over, but that's probably the way it seems.
I wish all of us a friendly and respectful interaction with each other and who knows, maybe one or the other is right, even if you do not believe it (at the moment).

The impossible is often the untried.

Now something about us, because I am also here in the interest of Eva.

We, RalEva = Ralf + Eva = Motorradnomaden, have driven around the world with our old XT 600 Tenere 1 VJ.
From 1998-2000 we traveled from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, then again from 2004-2007 to Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Since we were back, we had hardly any desire to ride a motorcycle, but slowly it seems to be growing again. That's why we decided to treat ourselves to something new and decided in January 2018 fto buy two identical XT660Z Teneres (year 2012 + 2014).
In the hope of not having to work too much on the bikes.

Because after the motorcycle world trip, I simply had no desire to repair the old bikes again and again. Constantly I had the feeling, that I also have to think about which tool and spare part I have to take with me, for just driving to the gassation.

Well, that was the idea.
But I have read about problems with the lack of lubrication on the rear swing arm and the steering head bearing, so I thought to check them.
Promptly it turned out that our two Teneres, with only about 13.000 KM mileage, have worn the steering head bearing, also the swingarm of Evas Tenere was in a pretty bad condition. :-(

I'll fix that in winter, then start the new season with 2 well served 660s Teneres.

I have already made the following modifications to our Teneres:
- Kev mod + O2 controller, both run much calmer and take the gas much better.
- Intake snorkel removed
- The constant "popping" of the exhaust I have fixed, in which I have closed the hole on the air filter.

Both Teneres had already a lighter 2 in 1 exhaust (Akrapovic + Exan) and a small tail from OTR.

By the way, I also spend (too much) time in the Facebook group XT660Z Tenere.
Unfortunately there are many questions that could be easily be answered by reading the manual or studying the forums (XT-660.de, XT660.com, Tenere.de)

Best wishes from Germany and an interesting exchange of experience

Ralf (& Eva)

Last edited by RalEva; 12-01-19 at 14:23.
Old 10-01-19, 23:00
greatescape greatescape is offline
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Sounds like a good plan....and a great philosophy!. The other mod I always nag people about is the 'free' throttle mod that makes a real difference to the throttle action. All the details are in the forum. The one thing that makes the Tenere smoother and nicer to ride is chain adjustment.....find the sweet spot and it transforms the Tenere!!, cheers, Steve
Old 12-01-19, 11:31
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CaptMoto CaptMoto is offline
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Pheew, for a minute I thought that post was spam....

RalEva's post got me confused at the start but thankfully its all ok.

Enjoy the forum.
This message is for all new joining members, I recommend you take in as much as you can of

this forum and it's content, by copying important stuff onto your own machine.

This forum will close down on Dec 31st 2019 after 15 years of being online.

Thank you

Old 12-01-19, 14:25
RalEva RalEva is offline
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Thank you for not deleting my post.
I'm glad to be here and to get the great informations about our bikes!
Old 21-01-19, 20:04
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Would be great to ride the world keep us posted on your progress.
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Mods that I have done to my XTX's

My 04 XTX
Stage 1 & 2 DNA filters / Kev fuel mod / snorkel mod / Drilled air box mod / Engine breather mod / Fork Spacer mod / 15w fork oil /
My 07 XTX
Raptor 700 cylinder 102mm / Modified Crank Case to take a 105mm Raptor Cylinder / 11:1 102mm JE Raptor piston / Stage 1 Raptor Hot Cam / Ported head / Colder Spark Plug / +2mm Throttle body / DNA stage 1 & 2 filters / Modified Air Box / Snorkel removed / Worry Brothers stage 2 filter cover / 6mm & 8mm Bolts Replaced with Titanium Bolts / Recovered seat in Black / O2 Eliminator /

My 09 XTX
59HP at the rear wheel / Stage 2 Raptor Hot Cam / DNA stage 3 Air Box / Carbon Can Exhausts / Modified Exhaust Link Pipes / PCIII With Custom Fuel Map / Wideband Commander O2 Data logger / LCD100 Dyno Jet display & fuel adjuster / 2500 OHM HT lead instead of a 10K OHM XT lead / Extra Coolant Cooler / Protaper Fat Bars / Tail Tidy With LED Tail Light / OKE Protection Knobs / LED indicators / AIS blocked / Modified rear sprocket rubbers / Rear Foot Pegs removed / 09 ECU With 02 Sensor Changed To A 06 ECU / Complete wiring harnes Changed from 09 to 04 / Home made LED resistor flasher / Hole drilled in the fuel tank filler neck to allow quicker filling / Modified Bar End Weights / Progressive front fork springs, 15W fork oil, forks lowered 25mm, used XTR rear links lowering the rear 20mm, rear spring one click stiffer / Changed front & rear guards from blue to black / 47T rear sprocket / Speedo Healer V4.0 / Kev throttle cam mod / Throttle grip mod / The new 2010 O2 sensor mod is out, works a treat, The new 2012 O2 Controller is out, PM me for details

Now ride a 2018 MT09SP ABS + TCS

My KTM 990 SMR Mod book. http://www.ktmsmt.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4946

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