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Old 10 Jul 2012
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England UK, 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere FOR SALE £3750 ovno

HI I have my beloved Tenere for sale.

The bike is in all round good condition and comes with 12 months MOT and TAX so you can jump on and head off on your next adventure.

It has a full service history and has covered 12,700 road miles.Its fairly standard apart from having a Loobman chain oiler fitted and used since new. It is also fitted with the Off The Road Lowering Arm kit, but I also have the originals.

If it goes for my asking price then I will throw in DNA Stage 3 Filter Kit (£100 plus). MTC single s/s pipe (£170),KEV MOD fitted (see XT660.com). Powerbronze screen (£50), Touratech rear rack (£70), Haynes manual etc if not these will all be available seperatly.

These Bikes really do live up to the Legendary Tenere name. It is a true all round bike and can cut it in the dirt see heroes legend rally etc for what some owners have put these bikes through and they keep on delivering.

The bike was bought new by me in 2008, I have wanted a Tenere ever since I was a kid watching the Dakar on TV. Sadly I must sell as I need the money. Don't feel too sorry for me the wife can have her new bathroom and I can get my old TTR back on the road.

The bike is Metalic Black, with candy orange side panels although the side panels are easily painted any colour you like. If I was keeping the bike I was going to spray them matte Khaki green.

I have priced the bike to sell and it will be worth every penny to its new owner. As you can tell i will be sad to see it go.

Please PM if you are seriously interested and I will get back to you. Thanks for reading and I wish you well.

I sold my BMW a few years back via the hubb and would far sooner my bike goes to someone who is going to appriciate it rather than just the highest bidder on flebay.

I am just off Junction 20 of the M1. I could deliver anywhere on the mainland for fuel costs plus my return travel costs.

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Sorry should have added the bike also has adjustable levers fitted and extra wide footpegs.

The 660z's are known for the reg/rec fault. My bike suffered this while still under Yamaha warranty and so it now has a complete new loom and reg/rec fitted at Alf Englands.

I also have a folder including the Yamaha service manual and lots of magazine articles etc from the Bikes Launch to date.

Currently fitted with Distanzias. worth noting that due to the tyre sizes these bikes are much cheaper to shod with tyres than some of the more road oreintated big trailies. a mojor plus in todays climate.

Bike sits happily at 80 all day on the motorway and returns excelent mpg no matter what the pace. 300 Miles per tank is and has been achived.
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Hi there

I don't suppose you have any photographs of the bike please?

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I don't suppose you have any photographs of the bike please?

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Just got in from Night shift but will try and get photo uploaded asap
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a wee video to show the Tenere

Animoto - My Animoto Video

hopefully if you follow the link you will see the bike in all its glory
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If I can flog my bike which is on here

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...dventure-64941

and also on ebay, then I'm def interested. Hopefully will be in touch soon once I've sold.

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It is also fitted with the Off The Road Lowering Arm kit, but I also have the originals.

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and I can get my old TTR back on the road.
A technical(ish) question Stu:
How does the height of the seat on this model of Tenere compare with the TTR?
With the lowering kit fitted (which, incidentally, I guess is a different set of dogs for the link of the rear shock to the swinging arm) and without that kit in place.

(I used to own a TTR600 so I have a good memory of that, but I don't know what height it actually measured).
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A technical(ish) question Stu:
How does the height of the seat on this model of Tenere compare with the TTR?
With the lowering kit fitted (which, incidentally, I guess is a different set of dogs for the link of the rear shock to the swinging arm) and without that kit in place.

(I used to own a TTR600 so I have a good memory of that, but I don't know what height it actually measured).
I will measure the height tomorrow, mine is a TT250R. The main difference is the width of the seat, I think the Tenere seat is fairly wide at the front and therefore makes it seem even taller.
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Great looking bike, alas a bit beyond my wallet.

Can I ask how did you find the work done by Alf England? Would you recommend them on quality and price? I've thought about using them myself as they seem to have a good rep

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Great looking bike, alas a bit beyond my wallet.

Can I ask how did you find the work done by Alf England? Would you recommend them on quality and price? I've thought about using them myself as they seem to have a good rep

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Alf Englands are excelent, the service is very good and the prices are ok, ok in that Yamaha set a lot of their own prices on servicing costs so there is not a huge margin to be saved by different dealers. I would have purchased the bike from them but they were out of stock at the time.

I have used Alf Englands for many different reasons and they have always delivered on service. They seem to find the time be it over the phone or in person to help you out. I think this means a lot in this day and age when some dealers can be very inpersonal.

I must add that the major work they did for me was under warranty and therefore I was not charged a thing even though they were not the supplying dealer. They carried out the work proffesionally and in a short time frame as I was leaving for France within a week. That included them sourcing parts.

In comparison I would not recomend tamworth Yamaha who seem Happy to take your money but then thats where their deal ends
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I will measure the height tomorrow, mine is a TT250R. The main difference is the width of the seat, I think the Tenere seat is fairly wide at the front and therefore makes it seem even taller.
Roughly the Tenere is 86 cm floor to seat and about 20cm wide seat at narrowist point, the TT250R is about 90cm and roughly 17 cm wide, but the Tenere feels taller.

My ten is on the lower bones these make the difference for me getting both feet down, but then I have short legs.

The Tenere is a lovely Big bike that can cut it with much faster bikes on the road but then wipe the floor with them off it.

As true all round adventure bikes go its hard to beat, everything else makes more sacrificies in either direction, ie better on road but not as good off or good off road but vibey and thirsty on road. 300 mile tank range makes touring easy.

hope this helps passenger comfort is also great
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Alf Englands are excelent, the service is very good and the prices are ok, ok in that Yamaha set a lot of their own prices on servicing costs so there is not a huge margin to be saved by different dealers. I would have purchased the bike from them but they were out of stock at the time.

I have used Alf Englands for many different reasons and they have always delivered on service. They seem to find the time be it over the phone or in person to help you out. I think this means a lot in this day and age when some dealers can be very inpersonal.

I must add that the major work they did for me was under warranty and therefore I was not charged a thing even though they were not the supplying dealer. They carried out the work proffesionally and in a short time frame as I was leaving for France within a week. That included them sourcing parts.

In comparison I would not recomend tamworth Yamaha who seem Happy to take your money but then thats where their deal ends
Thanks mate, will try them out and avoid Tamworth!
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Roughly the Tenere is 86 cm floor to seat and about 20cm wide seat at narrowist point, the TT250R is about 90cm and roughly 17 cm wide, but the Tenere feels taller.

My ten is on the lower bones these make the difference for me getting both feet down, but then I have short legs.
Thanks for that Stu; it is still a pretty high seat after the lowering - Yamaha say that the standard seat is 895 mm off the ground, so your lowering kit takes off about 35 mm.

From earlier postings I did think that you have a TTR600; maybe a few years ago?
Yes, the seat width makes a difference to the overall impression of seat height.

On a different subject, I was amazed to see an advert for a second hand fuel pump for these bikes, on ebay ; the asking price is well over £300 and they claim that the RRP for a brand new one is £670 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Price Reduced Now only £3500

I need the money so I will still throw in all the extras for the 3.5k asking price.

If not the bike will be going on fleabay or something similar.
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