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Old 08-09-13, 00:15
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The Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré "R" version thread

Viewers/readers/members please note ALL the image links in this thread are dead as JaumeV appears to have moved or removed them from their original location? However, most can still be found on his web site:

http://traildreamer.com/


Hi!

Sorry for my Spanglish. I’m JaumeV from Barcelona: http://www.xt660.com/showthread.php?t=21173



Last year and a half I had lot of fun riding and modifying a Yamaha Ténéré 1200 witch I converted in an off road beast.







Most of my trips where with some colleagues, we could help each other so the weight of the bike wasn’t very important. But recently I have decided to do solo trips.

In my last trip to Morocco, I broke the bike’s fan and I was alone one day. Stuck in the sand I realized that a solo off road trip can be dangerous with such a heavy bike.



So I decided to change the Ténéré 1200 for a 660.
I've always liked the 660, it’s a reliable and simple motorcycle, comfortable and with good fuel capacity. I think it's one of the few bikes of this type in the market. I was also interested in the BMW GS800 but it’s much more sophisticated and despite being more expensive it has some poor components such the wheels or suspensions that need to improve. Another option is the more off road oriented KTM690 witch I like a lot. The KTM problem is that it is also more expensive than the Yamaha and needs more fuel capacity, improve the comfort for dual rides and more important I think it doesn’t have the reliability of the Yam. At least this is my bad experience with this branch. I love the KTM philosophy "ready to race" they are exciting and fun bikes but I'm not racing and I do not want to spend hours on maintenance. So finally I'll take the Yam.

That said, there are many things to improve in the 660. I'm sure that for 90 % of users the bike is perfect as it is but I want to get it to the limit... and I love farkling ... Basically what I want is to make it lighter, improve the engine without losing reliability ( or minimum ) and improve suspensions. The rest will be small mods , protections, etc. .

The bike arrives few weeks ago and this is the list of mods I have it now:

- Pegs, the series are too small to be many hours standing over them.
- Fender high to avoid wheel locks with clay
- Headlight protector
- Extended Kickstand
- Luggage rack
- Hand guards
- Skid plate
- Improve air intake
- New exhaust , preferably a single one to save weight
- Changing the seat to one level

Suspension:
- Front suspension from a Yamaha YZ. That means I need new triple clamps , front wheel hub , and a single brake disc. That saves a lot of weight and It improves the suspension.
- New rear suspension

I leave for later other things like suitcases , power comander and so on. Also the 18” rear wheel but I prefer to ride the bike a lot to be sure if it is necessary.

This is my new toy as it is now:

With big sister







New toys arived: YZ450 bars :wink:



The fun begin :evil

I will show you here all the evolution and for sure lots of questions to all of you that know this bike better than me.

:beer
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Old 08-09-13, 19:40
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man that is a class 1200 ten, and I like your plans for the 660 ten
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Old 08-09-13, 19:52
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Great Super Tenere you have go there!

Keep us posted with these changes on your new 660!
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Old 09-09-13, 00:53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JaumeV View Post
That is absolutely beautiful.

Can't wait to see what you can do to a 660, I have the same black Ten so I'd love some ideas!


Thanks for posting here!
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Old 09-09-13, 01:08
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That is absolutely beautiful.

Can't wait to see what you can do to a 660, I have the same black Ten so I'd love some ideas!


Thanks for posting here!
I know... I'm handsome

And concerning to the bike... sorry but is not going to be black again... I've sold it few minutes ago !!

It was a Yamaha demo bike with only 7000 km. It looks as if it was new and was a good deal... but it was the ABS version and I don't need ABS. I was decided to take the ABS off but a guy phone me to buy it

So, and I'm going to buy a new one without ABS.
The only colours I can have here in Spain are blue or matt gray. I think I'm going to have the gray.

Tomorrow I'm going to transferred the black and going to order the gray... hope they delivered soon...

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Old 09-09-13, 05:06
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Great looking 1200, I have followed your mod progress on other forums.
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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 /
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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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Old 09-09-13, 07:22
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Wow great looking bike!!!!! Thanks for sharing and welcome on board!!! Ciao
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Engine mods: K&N Stage 1 filter, DNA Stage 2 filter, snorkel removed, Kev fuel mod fitted.
Plus: smoked Puig screen, Yam aluminium sump guard, Yamaha / Acerbis handguards, Givi Trekker aluminium side cases, Leo Vince X3 cans plus Kev front fork mod and Fender Xtender. Just fitted Michelin Road Pilot 3 tyres.

SOLD the XTX for a Super Ten 1200. And just bought a Raptor 700 so staying on here for some tips....
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Old 09-09-13, 16:33
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Thanks guys!!

Hope you help me with the development, I'm sure you know everything about this bike.

Cheers!
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Old 09-09-13, 22:53
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Few weeks ago I was in the 30th years Tenere Meeting in Bonaduz (Switzerland). I saw lots of nice 660:



[IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img607/5732/bl1g.jpg[/IMG







But this was my favourite, I love the blue Sonauto:

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Old 10-09-13, 03:26
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Jaume,
Love your XT1200Z, nice bike. But yes I can imagine it would be heavy to pick up as the 660 is bad enough. Love the photos of the Swiss meet and I'd have to agree the Sonauto is a nice looking machine.
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