Category Archives: Project: Yamaha Tenere XT660Z

Yamaha’s 1983 XT600 Ténéré

I well remember that day in the southern winter of 1983 when I first saw Yamaha’s original XT600 Ténéré outside Maxim Motorcycles in west Sydney. I crouched down for a good look at the machine which appeared to have addressed all the deficiencies of … Continue reading

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YAMAHA XT660Z Ténéré preview and mods

Skip to 5000-mile report I’ve been a long-time Tenere fan. Before the XT600ZE which is featured on the front of my Desert Travels ebook, I owned the first-generation kickstart model, and like everyone else of a certain age, in the 1980s adapted XT500s in the … Continue reading

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Yamaha Tenere XTZ660 5000-mile review

Updated 2018 • T7 Tenere twin • Original XT600 Tenere These are my impressions of the XTZ660 Tenere after riding from London to Morocco and halfway back in November 2008, soon after the new bike came out. I’d only owned … Continue reading

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Tubeless motorcycle wheel conversion

Started 2008. Last update: January 2019 See also: the best do-it-all ‘adventure’ tyres Before you start skimming through this long article, here is my single piece of advice after writing on this subject for over ten years: if you want … Continue reading

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