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Old 15 Apr 2002
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Standard XT600 vs. Tenere

I am looking at buying a pre '89 XT600 for an overland trip through Africa. What is the difference between a standard XT600 and a Tenere
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tenere has larger tank (83-85: 28 l, 86-90: 24 l).
even bigger tanks (up to 40 l) are available.
seat is more comfortable for long distance travel.
out of this only minor differences.
some pictures and general information:
http://www.xt600.de/xt_stammbaum/xt_typenkunde.html

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Thanks Klaus
It would appear that the XT600Z is the "Tenere" is that correct?
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yes.
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Klaus,

Can you tell me if an old model tank of a xt600Z 83-85 fits the 86-90 model xt600Z?

And where can I find a lager tank for the xt600z 89 model?

Would be very handy to know what the aprox price is aswell

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no, it doesn't fit. mainly because in tenere 86-90 the airbox is located under the tank / above frame tube.
larger tank (38 l kevlar) is available at goetz in germany (www.goetz-motorsport.de, search for xt 600 tank).
i think they work together with m&p.
price is 699 euro plus shipping.
this tank is for 1VJ, it doesn't fit for 3AJ without modifiying the whole front.
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Can you tell me what I need to remodel on a 3AJ to fit the 38 ltr tank as I whish to have some more capacity that way.

Is it only the replacement of the oil cooler?

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no, you have to change the whole front / cockpit.
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Dear Klaus,

Is it still possible to get a 40 litre fuel tank for a 1983 34L Tenere?

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as far as i know only second hand, but very rare.
look for acerbis.

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Hello Klaus,

I am thinking of the bigger tank....
Could you please tell me what mods needs to be done to fit the 38 liter tank from goetz on a 3AJ....

As this looks like the most easy way of getting my cappicity in order for my trip..



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is there any difference in the cdi unit between the two models ??
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i think the problem with the teneres is that they are all very old now and to find one with low mileage which hasnt had a rough life is near on impossible...

By no means am i saying avoid them, but you need to be certain of its mechanical condition and upkeep.
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i think if your gonna do a ride to africa and your buying a second hand bike then you need to take the engine apart and have a look in side just to make sure. if you do find any problems, its cheap enough to buy new bits, i replaced my gears, gear drum, oil pump, had the bore honned, new piston rings, bigger piston and all that cost £400, cheap as you like. and if you are stripping her down and you have a 3aj then it might be a good idea to fit a kick start, it's easy to do and the engine casing already has the setup for it, you just need to buy the parts,
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