The XT Range
The Yamaha XT range is an iconic collection of enduro/off-road motorcycles. All sorts of XTs are used for overland travel and have been used for exploring the globe for decades. A long time favourite subset of the XTs are the 600cc Teneres which have an amazingly large following around the world. Read more about the Teneres here.
My XT600 Tenere Restoration
In 2018 I purchased my own XT600Z Tenere. I had been looking for larger bikes to complement my XT225 Serow. It was in rough shape cosmetically but had very recently been re-serviced with an engine swap and rebuild. I had always planned to restore a 3AJ in the image of Ingo Locherts replica so to find this bike which really did need it’s cosmetics caring for, was the perfect opportunity to start building my Chesterfield Rally Replica.
Restoring The 3AJ Chesterfield Costmetics
During 2019 I restored my 3AJ with the Chesterfield rally replica design. I produced my own decals for the body parts which you can find here. During the restoration process picked up an entire spare body kit including the tank, panels, fairing and tail piece. I decided that it would be a great idea to help others restore their own 3AJ Tenere by offering to buy their old XT600 pieces in order to get a great deal on this restored body set. If you are interested in this then please read this page.