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Old 03-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #14251
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da Bum informs me that the magic tape is:

Scotch Professional Grade 2228 Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape

Now, that might seem obvious to some of you gueros north of the border, but I haven't seen that product down here but I am going to locate a few rolls for the tank bag and to share with others.

SR, you are going to love this stuff.
da Bum uses it all over his bike prepping it for off road. He's not afraid to use the knobbies he's got on his new model F800 v.2.0.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #14252
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SR, it runs $25 bucks a roll or so, for 10 feet of it.

Bargain in my opinion.

Spec sheet says it is rated for 90 centigrade but emergency to 130 centigrade. That is in the 190F to 265F range. I doubt my oil pan gets hotter than that even at high speed in high ambient temps but I need to check it some time with a beam type thermometer. I don't think the oil temp gets that hot as the normal maximum temp in an air cooled bike is around 260f like a Harley (I imagine as that is about the warmest kind of bike I have ridden, it will scorch your thigh here if you are not careful). I think the oil temp in liquid cooled parallel twins is lower and I think the exterior surface of the oil pan should be cooler but I could be wrong.

I plan on some time removing the tape and then using a little JB Weld type stuff to make a more permanent fix, but I am not going to even think about that until this stuff quits on me (be interesting to see how many heat cool cycles it can handle) and I don't think that is going to be anytime soon.

You'll make friends with this stuff if you keep a roll in your tank bag!

If, for any reason, Trice's address doesn't work, you can always ship it here! LOL! I will be sure that the 10 foot roll has 7 feet on it when you get it. Guaranteed! Blame it on the metric system. LOL!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #14253
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #14254
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Schizz is going to like this.

http://www.nfb.ca/film/william_shatn...All_Recipients
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #14255
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Strah Gallery, I don't understand the joke Dennis Miller?
Blame my father. My mother did! LOL!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #14256
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Okay I get it now. I was Googling Strah Gallery and it didn't make sense!
It's tough to find, you have to walk out the back door of The Seal Club and really watch your step!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #14257
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da Bum informs me that the magic tape is:

Scotch Professional Grade 2228 Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape

Now, that might seem obvious to some of you gueros north of the border, but I haven't seen that product down here but I am going to locate a few rolls for the tank bag and to share with others.

SR, you are going to love this stuff.
da Bum uses it all over his bike prepping it for off road. He's not afraid to use the knobbies he's got on his new model F800 v.2.0.
$10.88 with Amazon Prime, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...F8&me=&seller=
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #14258
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #14259
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Another thing to order. Looks like a handy item. Thanks for that.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:00 PM   #14260
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This is th 1". It looks like they make a 2" also.
Wrap it around twice!

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #14261
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Yep. That's where "El Mariachi" was filmed, the first of the trilogy.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #14262
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Did you get to see the pit Bato? Penasquito is the biggest mine in Mexico and it is new. It will employ almost 3000 people for the next 22 years and generate an ass laod of tax revenue. It is will significantly improve that entire NE corner of Zacatecas.
Nop I didn't I wish anyway want to go back maybe Arte could make arrgments for a tour
Made it to Uruapn staying at Hotel Plaza Had never been in Michoacan likening it a lot ran into Salma's cousin in Guadalajara the othe day.,She was with a pendejo check her out


BTW Foot powder bottle exploded inside my bag glad there were no military check points
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #14263
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I'll be riding from Mexico City to San Antonio next week, during Holy Week, 28/03/13 to 31/03/13.

I'm kind of wary about the tires on my bike. They have ~7700 miles on them, the round trip is ~1870 miles...

See the problem? 10,000 miles out of a set of tires on a Yamaha XJR1300!!!

BUT the numbers are on the tire's side. On the shoulder they have 6mm thread, right in the middle they have 2mm, and 3mm to the TWI closest to the center. Even by the time the thread in the middle is erased I'll have 1mm to the TWI...

And if math doesn't lie, if 4mm lasted ~7700 miles, the remaining 2mm should give me another 3800 miles! Enough to do the trip and 1900 miles to spare, or barely enough to do the trip twice.

And even then, it's actually 3mm to the TWI...

Thing here is that I don't know how different surfaces might affect tire wear. It is possible that the tires wear faster during this trip than they have worn in average. So I want to have a backup plan, if when I get to San Antonio things aren't looking well, I'll have the tires changed there. And that is why I need help and advise from the Texan inmates. Recommendations of shops where I could buy and have the tires mounted and balanced will be welcome.

By the way, I'll be riding highway 57, I'm still too scared to even think about riding HW 101.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:48 AM   #14264
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Aren't tires much cheaper in the US, with a better selection?

Why would you not buy a set of tires in the US? What better way to sneak a new set of tires past aduana than by mounting them on your wheels?

Tires always go quicker towards the end, plus they are much more suspect to punctures and damage.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #14265
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A set of tires will run you about $450 installed and balanced while you wait in Mexico. Probably be about the same in the USA. I'd do them here. You will then be relaxed and not overthinking things during the trip. Keith Code's "finite amount of attention" theory at work. How you spend your attention is up to you. Worrying about tread life is a PITA. Worry less, ride more.
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