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Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 11:24 AM
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Posted By thetroll
I don't plan to "off-road" with the FJ. I...

I don't plan to "off-road" with the FJ. I consider anything a car can negotiate to be "on-road". Riding in Yukon means miles of gravel or you are stuck on the Alaska Highway. Even then one will run...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,249
Posted By thetroll
My red FJ is sitting at the dealership with...

My red FJ is sitting at the dealership with TKC80s mounted up front and back. Looks pretty darned beefy. I didn't have a camera when I stopped in to have a look but I will eventually post up some...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,249
Posted By thetroll
Thanks for this, I've bought a few products and...

Thanks for this, I've bought a few products and bikes from this dealership and will have a bit tighter discussion when we sit down and finalise the price with trade-in value established for my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,249
Posted By thetroll
Just threw down on an FJ09 - Canadian...

Just threw down on an FJ09 - Canadian Pre-delivery program, comes with a set of Yamaha soft bags as a sweetener. Trading in a first year Super Tenere with 27,000km on the dash. Haven't figured out...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,122
Views: 1,136,769
Posted By thetroll
Laugh I think most of us in Yukon feel that way about...

I think most of us in Yukon feel that way about Watson Lake... I have called it that for the 25 years I have lived here... for sure the armpit of Yukon. :freaky:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,122
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Posted By thetroll
:rofl:rofl We call the Casa Loma the "Wax...

:rofl:rofl We call the Casa Loma the "Wax Museum". There are much better places to stay including some nice B&Bs. One has to see more than the Alaska Highway to know the area. :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2013, 04:20 PM
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Posted By thetroll
sounds like a very nice machine. Honda Canada...

sounds like a very nice machine. Honda Canada shows the NC750XA on their web site as coming soon and is calling it a 2014

I guess I should add that I live in Yukon Canada. When you rode to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,122
Views: 1,136,769
Posted By thetroll
that is a nice looking set-up with big rubber - I...

that is a nice looking set-up with big rubber - I think I might be tempted to sell my Super Tenere and buy one of those little beauties. :clap I see the 2014 is a 750
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27,105
Views: 5,290,875
Posted By thetroll
I don't know about all this blinding phat luv......

I don't know about all this blinding phat luv... :huh We have an excellent Yamaha dealer here in Yukon and not much else, well we do have Honda and Kawi dealers with poor reputations. There were no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27,105
Views: 5,290,875
Posted By thetroll
Most folks don't know where Dallara is coming...

Most folks don't know where Dallara is coming from... :evil
Forum: Alaska 05-29-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,043
Posted By thetroll
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27,105
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Posted By thetroll
GrahamD you know there is lots going on over on...

GrahamD you know there is lots going on over on yamahasupertenere.com.:lurk
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By thetroll
First North American/International Super Tenere Gathering, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=1233.msg43552;topicseen#new

for any of you Super Tenere owners that are looking for adventure come on by.:drif
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
the rear tank mount is bolted up throught the...

the rear tank mount is bolted up throught the perch. the rear of the perch uses the engine mount bolts and the front of the perch is cross bolted with a 3/8" bolt through the original puck supports...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
Ya got that exactly right, and the photo is...

Ya got that exactly right, and the photo is before I cut the u-bolt to the proper length so nthe ends look very long.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 10:19 AM
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Posted By thetroll
Looks like a good start, take a course at a local...

Looks like a good start, take a course at a local college or trade school and you will learn a lot. I have been welding for over 40 years - not so much lately and what I can say is it takes practice...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
I am running the d606's front and rear on my...

I am running the d606's front and rear on my Sherpa. they are a tight squeeze, but they do fit. I like the tires, super traction off road and ok on pavement. as for size, I think there is only one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 11:25 AM
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Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
that is correct...:wink:

that is correct...:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2011, 07:51 AM
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Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
nice fender trim Bob...:evil

nice fender trim Bob...:evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 09:31 PM
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Posted By thetroll
I changed out the gearing to get better off-road...

I changed out the gearing to get better off-road performance. Did the D606's and the gearing at the same time. The D606 rear is a tight fit, the front even tighter if you have a low fender like mine....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 06:57 PM
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Posted By thetroll
No, the bolt holes are blind - they do not go...

No, the bolt holes are blind - they do not go clear through the tank.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 10:43 AM
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Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
Yes you are right about the range, I expect in...

Yes you are right about the range, I expect in the 500km plus range, or 350mi. The fuel capacity of the stock SS was the most frustrating part of the bike for me. here in northern Canada it is easy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 10:35 AM
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Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
Yes it is a XR650L tank. I have not had enough...

Yes it is a XR650L tank. I have not had enough time in to tell if I geared it to low. most of my riding is on old mining exploration roads so I am not looking for top end. I also have a 14 tooth...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
If you look back a few pages on this thread you...

If you look back a few pages on this thread you will see some of the work I did to mount the 5.8 gal tank. the mounting is very different than the IMS tanks. it took some work but I am very happy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
I pretty much finished the spring clean up of my...

I pretty much finished the spring clean up of my SS and thought I should post a picture. Tank is 5.8 gallon the tires are d606's and the rear sprocket is a PBI 48 tooth, engine sprocket is a PBI 12...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,356
Posted By thetroll
Thumb cool

that is what I was thinking Tin Man. when I was learning to ride, Harley was king of the flat track scene. the Sprint H was a great bike and the Sportys rocked.

the OP has built a great looking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,575
Posted By thetroll
5.8gal Acerbis tank

I have mounted the 5.8 gal Acerbis XR650L tank. These are heavy when full so the mounting structure needs to be very robust. I have documented the mount up on the "Super Sherpa Thread" here on ADV. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
XR650L 5.8gal tank mod

here is the perch that the tank sits on. I covered it with 1/4" weather stripping to pad the tank
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
XR650L 5.8gal tank mod

here is the frame bracket and tank shot
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 06:55 PM
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Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
XR650L 5.8gal tank mod

fabricated tank hold down brackets - the only problem I heard about this tank was that it often shakes loose. The supplied hold down was definately to light. This tank is around 50lb when full so I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
XR650L tank

Here is the fit:evil

the two drivers are the tank petcock outlet to carb inlet height and the lock to lock fork/tripple clamp clearance.

I will post pictures of the brackets and fixtures as I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
XR650L tank

Here is where I am headed:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
Sherpa/XR650L 22l (5.8gal) tank

I was pretty inspired by the posts here and decided to do a little work on my SS. I was always frustrated by the small fuel tank so decided to put a 22l Honda tank on it and generally clean it up....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 71,776
Posted By thetroll
Mike, ya just beat me for the 300 mark. I would...

Mike, ya just beat me for the 300 mark. I would be 301. Raven, Canada ordered late December.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 855,350
Posted By thetroll
Well... this thread has inspired me to do some...

Well... this thread has inspired me to do some work on my 2001 SS. I bought the SS about 5 years ago to use as a shuttle up old mine exploration trails to paraglide off the mountains they access. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27,105
Views: 5,290,875
Posted By thetroll
Laugh Thanks for the comments Greg, you have confirmed...

Thanks for the comments Greg, you have confirmed what I thought I saw in photos. I could see what appeared to be a step in the fork leg but was not sure. Don't worry, I won't take you to court for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27,105
Views: 5,290,875
Posted By thetroll
Hey Greg, I get the rebalancing and lowering of...

Hey Greg, I get the rebalancing and lowering of the front to quicken the steering as I slammed my Harley front and rear. In all the photos I see of the SupaT upper tree and bars it does not look like...
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 890,893
Posted By thetroll
so berg, are you suggesting the headers should...

so berg, are you suggesting the headers should have been stepped to a larger diameter as they head towards the can? they could be wrapped to keep the heat up to promote higher flow velocity. all this...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 890,893
Posted By thetroll
Those Arrow headers look very nice - I don't see...

Those Arrow headers look very nice - I don't see them on the Arrow web site though.

I thought the stock o2 sensors and ECU would keep the stock AFR even under increased flow, though lean I am...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 890,893
Posted By thetroll
now this has peaked my curiosity...:evil

now this has peaked my curiosity...:evil
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