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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Location: Montpellier, France
This is my 1989 Yamaha XT 600, the 2KF model - kickstart only.

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It has an Acerbis 30 litre tank, a period bashplate, a rack from a Ténéré, and Michelin knobblies. The footpegs are wider aftermarket jobs and the bars are Renthals. It's a lovely torquey bike, weighs much less than the later electric versions, and is straightforward to start even if it's been sat for a while. I take it up the occasional track and would love to go to Morocco but that's probably a few years away. The website http://www.tenere.co.uk is a good source of info for anyone interested in these classic Yam thumpers.

I'm about to add an early Super Ténéré to the stable so that I have something more road-orientated. They're cheap and plentiful here in France. And the road surfaces are crap where I live so trailies are the ideal bikes - much better than sportsbikes.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Very nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:46 pm 
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I lusted after a TT600 for a long time :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:50 pm 
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I've had a few big singles, they are great fun :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Cool bike, I had a '89 XT350, loved it to bits, got a soft spot for Yam's. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Nice...I love riding thumpers


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:07 pm 
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tidy bike that,very nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:33 pm 
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I bet that's a pig to start, i had a KTM LC4 640 in enduro trim, luckily came with an electric boot or i'd still be stuck up the Ridgeway in a foot of mud.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:42 pm 
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swannymere wrote:
I bet that's a pig to start, i had a KTM LC4 640 in enduro trim, luckily came with an electric boot or i'd still be stuck up the Ridgeway in a foot of mud.



Er, no, actually. Once you get used to it it's fine. I wouldn't have a KTM simply because I'd never be sure if the cylinder was still attached to the crankshaft, or something serious like that. But Yams are solid.

Kick, kick, BLAT, popopopopopopopopopbroooooOOAPPPPPP!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
swannymere wrote:
I bet that's a pig to start, i had a KTM LC4 640 in enduro trim, luckily came with an electric boot or i'd still be stuck up the Ridgeway in a foot of mud.
I wouldn't have a KTM simply because I'd never be sure if the cylinder was still attached to the crankshaft, or something serious like that. But Yams are solid.

Kick, kick, BLAT, popopopopopopopopopbroooooOOAPPPPPP!!!!


Meooww :P Miss the old thumper, looking to get back into it in a couple of years and was thinking of going down the DR350 route, but i like the look of the XT, what are they like to tinker with?


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