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is it possible yamaha build quality is no longer good?

I'd love to get xt660z tenere but I've read bad thing about quality on xt660 forum and wonder if you confirm this here.
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While probably not 100% perfect, most reports I've read on the Tenere' have been very good.
What repeating problems have you found on the Tenere'? The bike has some faults (too heavy?) but
seems generally very strong and reliable. I would not hesitate buying one.

See posts here and ride reports on ADV Rider Ride Reports or Thumpers on ADV Rider.

Look here:
http://horcamoto.com/

Another great ride report here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668901
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The Tenere is probably one of the most reliable bikes that you can afford with 7000€. Good quality in all components. I have just change my XT660Z for a KTM 690 enduro R and believe me, talking just about quality, Yamaha it is on the main league...
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What repeating problems have you found on the Tenere'? The bike has some faults (too heavy?) [/url]

I read about exhaust is terrible, fall apart after warranty and the rear wheel Cush drives need replacing periodically. Also Reg/Rec connection is in bad place
and fails often.
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I read about exhaust is terrible, fall apart after warranty and the rear wheel Cush drives need replacing periodically. Also Reg/Rec connection is in bad place
and fails often.
I've not heard of those problems.
When you refer to Cush Drive ... most likely you mean the fairly cheap and very easy to replace Cush Drive Rubber inserts. These rubber wedges wear out on many bikes, including my DR650. I change them out every 7K miles. (10K kms or so)

The Reg/Rec is probably getting too hot, not getting enough air flow. A common problem on BMW F650's. The simple solution is to relocate the Reg/Rec to another place with better air flow to keep it cool.

All bikes have their Gremlins and weak spots. A smart owner will learn about their bike, find solutions and fix them ... or, sell off the bike.
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Hi,

im driving a Tenere from 2008.

Exhaust terrible? Well I replaced mine after 2 years, but only for looks and sound. The old one is lying in the garage and I would not have a problem to use it again.

The cush drive wears out sooner, compared to other bikes, but its not that big deal. A lot of people using parts of tubes to stretch the lifetime. I changed mine after 12tkm, and it was not in a really bad shape.

Reg-connection had some problems on a special batch. Just take care of the plug above the regulator and you are good.

They did not put much grease on some bearings (headset and rear swing arm and levers to the rear damper), but also manageable and is part of some service work (headset at 20tkm).

Over all an really reliable bike. With no abuse, the engine should last 100tkm or more. Looks like some wheel bearings wearing out at 40tkm-60tkm.
I had really few problems. At 25tkm now a failure of an headset bearing (rust), but if someone hat put some grease on it at 20tkm, it might have been ok now.

But I met someone with an really bad Tenere with a lot of problems. Looked like, when they moved the assembly to france, they had some quality problems. You might want to avoid those.

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