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Old 09-08-18, 04:17
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Hello from The Netherlands

Hi there xt660 brothers and sisters,

I’m the proud owner of a xt660x from 2004 with 40k km on it.
I bought this beauty 2 years ago as my first bike.

Two weeks later I decided to do a day-trip to get a feeling for the bike. After 400km and almost back home I started to get confident. I was driving on a long straight road with nobody else as far as I could see.
Being a yound and stupid newbie I just had to open the gas to see how fast it could go. At 170 km/h I started to lose control. The bike acted as a wild horse and tried to trow me off. I ****ted my pants and saw my life flashing by. “This is it” I thought, “I’m dead.” But an angel on my shoulder said: “No! Just try to get it off the road into the grass and put it on its side.” So I did. I slided about 50m (I think) with the bike on my right leg and had nothing serious! Just pain and a bike that wouldn’t start.

The bike had 3 error codes and I didn’t know what they ment so I brought the bike to a Yamaha dealer. “It’s not worth to fix the bike” they said. He advised me to look for a new one. But I used all my money to buy this bike so buying a new one was not an option. I set the bike in my garage, bought a scooter and kinda forgot about the bike for almost 2 years.

A few months ago I stumbled upon a thread on this forum that explained how to read the error codes and what they ment. So I did and the error codes were:
30- bike went down
41- tilt sensor error
43- battery voltage error
So I bought a new battery and guess what, the bike started. Did nothing but replacing the battery.
Really? Are you @&?!- serious? That’s it?
I was happy and mad at the same time. Why didn’t I find this forum earlier? And why did the Yamaha dealer tell me that my baby was beyond repairing?

So I brought my baby to a friend of a friend who is a mechanic and owned a xt660x in the past. Just to be sure. He examined the bike and took the engine apart. The crankshaft had to be replaced along with a lot of less important things I could do myself. So he fixed the crankshaft and I did the rest.

But this bike though, all these engine noises. It makes me paranoid. Everybody says it’s normal, but still..

Anyway, thank you JMC for the diag mode post! You don’t know how happy you made me! And ofcourse everybody else who helped me by posting information on this forum.

Dippie

Before crash

After crash

Now
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Old 09-08-18, 08:31
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Welcome to the forum..a cautionary tail indeed..Pleased you both survived.

Young/old we all sometimes press the 'go' button and tbh I do till about 80mph then find myself thinking..why?..slow down and 'enjoy the ride old man' runs through my head. So I do.

56 soon and I'd like a few more years riding!

Dont know why yours became unstable though. Mine feels like its on rails. I am obsessive about tyre pressures though..AND new/decent tyres help.

Enjoy the forum and ride safe.
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Old 09-08-18, 11:45
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+1 on the taking it easy and enjoying the view. I've thoroughly enjoyed Tuonos, KTM SMs and the likes but over the last 4 years of Tenere ownership I've morphed into a calmer rider and the desire for fast has long gone, especially as I'm getting 66mpg but I know thats not for everyone. Anyways, welcome and enjoy.
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Old 10-08-18, 02:55
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Dont know why yours became unstable though. Mine feels like its on rails. I am obsessive about tyre pressures though..AND new/decent tyres help.

The back tyre needed to be replaced. It wasn’t just old, but also the wrong size..
I think that’s why she started to wobble a bit and I just made it worse by releasing the throttle, pulling the front brake and gripping the handlebars tight.
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Old 10-08-18, 07:51
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Welcome to the forum! , bike riding /ownership /love of bikes is all a big learning curve !, enjoy your bike. Steve
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The back tyre needed to be replaced. It wasn’t just old, but also the wrong size..
I think that’s why she started to wobble a bit and I just made it worse by releasing the throttle, pulling the front brake and gripping the handlebars tight.
Was it a wider rear tyre than standard?
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Old 10-08-18, 22:47
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Was it a wider rear tyre than standard?
Yes it was.
It was 180/60 or 160/80. I’m not sure what they stand for.
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