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for: ‘October, 2010’

Sourcing XT600 parts in Spain

You can get most parts from the Yamaha dealer in Malaga, but they can be expensive.  Sometimes it’s cheaper to shop around so here’s a list of where we usually get our parts from. You can download a copy of the Parts Exploded Manual from the Manual Downloads page.

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The Rebirth of Doris & Boris Part 1

As some of you know, Doris & Boris are our beloved XT’s.  They entered our lives in August 2006, not as new bikes, but ones that hadn’t been ridden very much.  At £2,200 each and with little more than 2,000 miles on the clock, they were a bargain.  Buying the equivalent bikes in Spain would …

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Lies, damned lies, and tyre choice!

I’ve ridden my XT nearly every day for the last three and a half years plus, covering in excess of 68,000 kms, in all weather, on all surfaces and usually loaded. Having had Bridgestone TrialWings, Metzeler Tourances, Vee Rubber and now Heidenau, I have come to the conclusion that it is all a matter of …

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Morocco 2011

Having lived in Spain since 2003 and Morocco being virtually on our doorstep, we thought it was about time we went over to see what all the fuss was about. Having originally planned on going with our Land Rover 110 and our two teenage kids, we’ve ditched that idea to go on our XT’s and …

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New Years Eve in Spain

Your first ride in Andalucía FROM 27 DECEMBER  UNTIL SUNDAY  2 JANUARY 2011 What could be better than your first ride of the New Year and doing it in Spain! In Andalucía it is possible.  The weather is suitable for a mid-winter ride, almost always sunshine and dry weather. We ride some great tours and …

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