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Old 02-21-2013, 12:24 AM   #16186
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Your original route had you passing through the Jacksonville, Fl. area, and my offer still stands for fine meals, drinks, and a warm (or cool, depending on when you pass through) place for you to lay your heads while in the area. Plenty of room in the garage for a second Tenere and 3 dealers in the area if you're in need of parts and such. Hell, if it's oil change time I've got the stuff you need laying around here. Always glad to accommodate a vagabond - my way of ginning up good Karma for the future me that will have the time for such a journey...

If you're into history at all I recommend you venture 30 miles south to St. Augustine for a look-see.

Can't wait to see the ride reports from your trip.
Both you and St Augustine have had a pin in my map for some time now. . See you there around end of April/early May
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #16187
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I think you have been drinking too much Kool Aid there. They're not that good.
Even with that 57 point cleaning exercise you documented (very nice, by the way. But I couldn't make myself do it) you yourself said you gave up on the spokes.

I SAID they were strong. :)

But they are the ugliest part of my rarely clean Tenere.

The other day I mounted a new K60 front myself. Since I had the actual wheel in my hand, I cleaned her up really good. (Woulda only amounted to about 2 of your detailing points though) anyways, it looked almost brand new. Even got the rotors shiny. But the spokes were hopeless. They look like crap. Chinese I tell ya! :)


Edited: just realized you agreed with me. Ooops.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #16188
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Yep, waiting for some enterprising individual to knock them off in abs plastic.
Have them in fiberglass coated with carbon mat.



also the side covers and the exhaust cover


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Old 02-21-2013, 02:44 PM   #16189
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Have them in fiberglass coated with carbon mat.



...Cheers,
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Wow!...very nice.


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Old 02-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #16190
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Have them in fiberglass coated with carbon mat.
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Very nice...
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:54 PM   #16191
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Right side of the bike, under the upper panel, inside the black plastic boot that is open to the front of the bike.
Thanks a lot, the connector was exactly where you told.

Here are some pictures of the license plate mount on the bike.






The next thing needs some work is the heat shield on the exhaust which does not really fit with the akra can.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #16192
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The next thing needs some work is the heat shield on the exhaust which does not really fit with the akra can.
Do you own two reliable shaft drives?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:30 PM   #16193
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Do you own two reliable shaft drives?
I knew that this picture would raise questions

But that is the vfr 1200 of my dad, i don't have a own garage where i can work on the bike so i do that stuff in his garage. That way i also save a lot of money on tools, the only quality tool i own is a T50 security torx bit
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #16194
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Have them in fiberglass coated with carbon mat.



Cheers,
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Very nice work!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #16195
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Thanks a lot, the connector was exactly where you told.

Here are some pictures of the license plate mount on the bike.

Well done!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #16196
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, the only quality tool i own is a T50 security torx bit
Well if you only have one that's the one to have
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #16197
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While checking out Desert_Daves thread I stumbled across this...



Looks like YAMAHA are still using the same spoke supplier.....
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #16198
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While checking out Desert_Daves thread I stumbled across this...



Looks like YAMAHA are still using the same spoke supplier.....
I always thought that rusty spokes was part of a bikes "Patina" kinda like that first ding or scratch... just part of the bikes "story"...
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #16199
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While checking out Desert_Daves thread I stumbled across this...



Looks like YAMAHA are still using the same spoke supplier.....
This is a heavily customized bike, so I doubt those are Yamaha spokes.

- Mark
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #16200
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This is a heavily customized bike, so I doubt those are Yamaha spokes.

- Mark
They look like they could be YAMAHA spokes

But on the other hand Mark. It didn't scream rat bike to me so why put custom rat bike spokes on it.

I just assumed they were the original items that haven't been replaced under warranty yet.

Will just have to wait for Desert Dave to chime in.
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