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    XT660Z TENERE
    on: Jun 14, 2013, 05.39 am
    Jun 14, 2013, 05.39 am
    Has any body on the forum got/had/tried one of these as I am interested in in one for the winter, are the comfortable, reliable, fast? and being a single what about engine vibration :084:...............any thoughts 

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    Re: XT660Z TENERE
    Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2013, 10.37 am
    Jun 14, 2013, 10.37 am
     I owned one of these back in 2009. Had it for 6 months from new, I fancied a bike with quirky character after my 700 deauvile.
    Good points - very economical, v long range from the 23 litre fuel tank
    Engine was quirky and fun in an agricultural way
    High riding position gave great visibility
    Cheap to run

    Bad points - very tall seat height, I'm 6 foot and I found it a handful at times
    Motorway cruising is limited by poor and noisy screen which created lots of buffeting at speed.
    Realistic cruising speed of 70-80 mph as above that I found the vibes too intrusive

    My bike was totally reliable but I heard there were issues with some bikes with the regulator/rectifier connection to the main loom, it corroded on some bikes but I believe from the 2009 model onwards it was modified.

    All in all I liked the bike but it was too limited for me as a daily ride, I wanted more oomph, less vibes and more refinement so I chopped it in for a cbf1000
    I would recommend it as a second bike however, it was certainly fun on the right roads..

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    Re: XT660Z TENERE
    Reply #2 on: Jun 14, 2013, 11.57 am
    Jun 14, 2013, 11.57 am
    many thanks for reply very helpful :031: