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Old 02-22-2013, 06:11 PM   #16231
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Thanks a lot, the connector was exactly where you told.
Glad to help. Very nice job on the license plate bracket. Very clean look.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:33 PM   #16232
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purple, if I remember correctly.
Hate to piiss anyone off but
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #16233
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Anyone got any suggestions as to long trip spares.

So far I have listed:
Wheel bearings and seals, back and front.
Both filters
Both ends brake pads.
Throttle cables (possibly)

I considered fork seals but I have them covered with neoprene socks.

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Hi Ray, I'm in Guatemala now, 20,000 miles into my trip. I went through the same process, racking my brain cell to try to think of likely spares. I bought brake pads, the big final drive seal, fork seals (I had dust covers but not convinced they work) spark plugs, some spokes f/r, and levers.

Of those, the plugs were installed as part of the 24000 mile service, 10000 miles into the trip, so I don't have any now. Manual says change at 12000, my first set went twice that and were still good.

Needed the rear drive seal, leak repaired under warranty but the had no stock so used the one I was carrying, and replaced in the kit later.

Same with one fork seal, fixed under warranty in Tucson. The other seal leaked when I got to Guatemala, but fixed easily with a "Sealmate". I'm a believer now! Saved me a lot of grief not having to change the seal.

Spare levers are overkill for me I think, since I have Barkbusters. Would need to be a pretty good hit to break levers through them, and if you did you'd probably have bigger problems than just levers... so, anyone want some levers? Come get 'em!

Don't anticipate needing the spokes either, my rears are cable-tied together so they are not going to get bent if they come loose. Worst case I'll just need nipples, but haven't had any loose spokes so far. I tweaked a few, but I wouldn't say they were "loose".

Filters seem easy to get, oil not so much, I've been buying Honda and Suzuki branded oil from dealerships.

I have a K&N air filter so no worries about finding replacements. Checking and maybe cleaning in the next couple of weeks. The work better when they are a bit dirty, so may not give it a clean.

Also bought an air compressor and the usual tire repair stuff, plus an 18" tube that can go in either tire in case of a rim dinged badly enough that the tire no longer holds air.

Then there's a selection of nuts and bolts, electrical odds and ends, duct tape and baling wire - most of which is overkill. I've been on some seriously bad roads and NOTHING has rattled loose.

Here's the trip report if you want more...

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5583.0

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #16234
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Thanks XR Animal

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:46 AM   #16235
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Thanks XR Animal

Nice vid.

Do motorcycle riders in the US also have a habit of warning upcoming riders that they might run into police? In germany the oncoming riders often show you gesture to warn you that police is upcoming :)
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:04 AM   #16236
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Nice vid but jesus the stock exhaust sounds like shit.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:27 AM   #16237
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Nice vid.

Do motorcycle riders in the US also have a habit of warning upcoming riders that they might run into police? In germany the oncoming riders often show you gesture to warn you that police is upcoming :)
Tapping the top of your helmet with your left hand. Though, don't expect to see it much, guys on sportbikes will warn you sometimes, but I've never seen a cruiser rider do it. And you simply won't see many adventure bikes running around (at least not in my neck of the woods)...
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #16238
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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.


Yamaha replacement cover in carbon
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:25 AM   #16239
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Yamaha replacement cover in carbon
Or try this one in fiber-carbon ... looks great and covers complete my Akra


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Old 02-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #16240
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Tapping the top of your helmet with your left hand. Though, don't expect to see it much, guys on sportbikes will warn you sometimes, but I've never seen a cruiser rider do it. And you simply won't see many adventure bikes running around (at least not in my neck of the woods)...
Cruiser rides here do it also very rarely. Most of em have issues to reach the speed limit

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Yamaha replacement cover in carbon
That looks nice, is it real carbon like the worldcrosser pieces or only carbon look? The price suggest that it is real carbon.

Had anyone issues with the oem panniers with this part or a modified stock heatshield?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #16241
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Pennytech 5 function digital volt meter install

I wanted to add a volt meter as well as an accurate ambient temp gauge so I picked up a Show Chrome 5 function gauge at Amazon for $32 and a stainless steel bracket at the local home center. Used double-sided tape and a zip tie to attach the bracket to the column below the instruments, and velcro to attach the gauge to the bracket. Still have to trim the excess off the bracket but very pleased with the results.




The gauge isn't waterproof, but is pretty well protected from rain in this location. Have used them on several bikes with no long-term issues. http://www.amazon.com/Show-Chrome-Di...w+chrome+gauge
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:38 PM   #16242
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+1 here in LA too. Every genre is really good about it minus the cruiser folks and the scooter people. The scoots may not even know what it means though....

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Tapping the top of your helmet with your left hand. Though, don't expect to see it much, guys on sportbikes will warn you sometimes, but I've never seen a cruiser rider do it. And you simply won't see many adventure bikes running around (at least not in my neck of the woods)...
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:45 AM   #16243
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So you take your hand off the handlebar to tap your helmet? We're old fashioned here, we just flash our headlights. Works day or night...
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #16244
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So you take your hand off the handlebar to tap your helmet? We're old fashioned here, we just flash our headlights. Works day or night...
+1 flash headlights.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:06 AM   #16245
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So you take your hand off the handlebar to tap your helmet? We're old fashioned here, we just flash our headlights. Works day or night...
think most people used to understand the flash in my part of australia
get very little response to it now apart from every trucky who still seem to signal thanks
even some bike riders seem oblivious now days
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