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Re: xt660z advice anyone???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:33 pm
by H_Lime
Makes for interesting reading Spen, surprised to hear your comparison vs the big, bang up some detail shots of the bike willya. Clocks, swinger, bars, engine etc please.
Mmmmmm........never owned a Yam-u-ha....

Re: xt660z advice anyone???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:41 pm
by spendango
What part are you surprised about ?? The XT has a more modern feel but the big can do 99% of the same stuff . :tup:

Re: xt660z advice anyone???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:03 pm
by H_Lime
Yeah id have thought there would have been a bigger gap between the yam and the big tbh. Goes to show what a good design remains a good design :tup:

Re: xt660z advice anyone???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:21 pm
by nug
So really you could say that the XT is better thanks to the modernity of its design ?
I cant remember if your BIG is a 750 or 800 Spen. I would say that my 750 is probably the smoothest single I have had but yet the 800 is probably the most vibey I ever had.
Given the choice between a new XT & a BIG, i would choose the BIG & spend some cash on it to get it nice as the XT is pretty pricey compared to when it was first released. Mind you, the XT is a good used buy if its been looked after so I reckon that is the way to go for anybody after one .

Re: xt660z advice anyone???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:42 pm
by spendango
My Big is the first of the 800"s .Just in after a 60 mile spin with my young lad on the back :tup: . the XT has a more modern feel but as i said the BIG does what a big single should ,pulls well,handles fine and stops fine . :tup: .The XT would eat it off road but then i don"t off road that much.