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Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24,100
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Posted By dcstrom
Good news - I'm 99% sure this isn't a crack -...

Good news - I'm 99% sure this isn't a crack - closer inspection (with a mirror on the inside of the brace) revealed no sign of a crack. So, I think this is just a scratch in the paint. Phew!
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24,100
Views: 4,383,857
Posted By dcstrom
Guys, did a google search on "yamaha super tenere...

Guys, did a google search on "yamaha super tenere subframe" and one of the first links was to this post talking about me!

Yeah, sorry I've been slack posting stuff, sometimes I feel like I spend...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By dcstrom
Johnny Motos is your man. I serviced my Super...

Johnny Motos is your man. I serviced my Super Tenere there in September (much of which I did myself - Johnny let me use his space and helped out on a few things) and I was back there in January for a...
Forum: Latin America 01-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By dcstrom
Great new hostel in San Luis, Argentina

Was lucky enough to find this place at the end of a long 104F day yesterday. Also comes at a time I'm getting sick of crappy hostels full of drunk 20-somethings.

Pupy is a great host, I arrived...
Forum: Latin America 01-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By dcstrom
Now, what about Brazil?

I've just been to Ushuaia, back to Rosario Argentina for the start of the Dakar, over to San Rafael for more Dakar, Santiago for tires and service, and now about to head back to Buenos Aires...
...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 798,326
Posted By dcstrom
Misery Goat, a friend of mine was there a couple...

Misery Goat, a friend of mine was there a couple of weeks ago, and the Salar was under water... wonder if that's still the case?
Forum: Latin America 09-27-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By dcstrom
OK - success! I found a 110/80-19 Pirelli...

OK - success! I found a 110/80-19 Pirelli Scorpion Rally (the one pictured above) at a Honda shop on the outskirts of town. The small shops around Sucre Residential (great spot to stay) didn´t have...
Forum: Latin America 09-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By dcstrom
Thanks El Forko, will check with him if my guy...

Thanks El Forko, will check with him if my guy here fails to come up with the tire tomorrow.
Forum: Latin America 09-22-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By dcstrom
Will check tomorrow and let you know.

Will check tomorrow and let you know.
Forum: Latin America 09-21-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By dcstrom
Thanks guys, looks like no sign of TKC's here in...

Thanks guys, looks like no sign of TKC's here in La Paz, I was told by a dealer in Continental car tires the m/c tires are not imported.

The only other options I came up with are Pirelli Scorpion...
Forum: Latin America 09-19-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By dcstrom
guys, I'm in La Paz right now on an overloaded...

guys, I'm in La Paz right now on an overloaded Super Tenere, would like to see what the fast setup is! I'm moving pretty slow so I'll be somewhere close when you hit the last quarter of your route.
...
Forum: Latin America 09-19-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By dcstrom
TKC 80 in La Paz or Cochabamba?

Anyone know where I can find a TKC80 front 110/90 19 here? I've been carrying a K60 rear for the Super Tenere since Lima, I figure a TKC front will work OK with it and I've seen them in other latin...
Forum: Latin America 09-05-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By dcstrom
Nice offer Andi, and good to know that Orange...

Nice offer Andi, and good to know that Orange Bike riders are aware of the need for a reliable backup ;-)

Glad the Medellin service worked out.

Trevor
Forum: Latin America 09-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By dcstrom
Thanks for that info Rod, just what I was looking...

Thanks for that info Rod, just what I was looking for. I'm in Peru now but may have to return to the US for a few months or up to a year. Looking for the best country to leave the bike! If your info...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,457
Posted By dcstrom
Guys, we met Werner and Claudia in Cartegena on...

Guys, we met Werner and Claudia in Cartegena on April 1 - and they are still only in Nicaragua? They are moving more slowly than me! Say hi from me...

PS girl on your bike is cute, still, can't...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,649
Posted By dcstrom
I agree that the clutch switch mod makes the...

I agree that the clutch switch mod makes the throttle response a little abrupt in tricky going. For those occasions I just pull the fuse and I'm back to T-mode. Takes all of 5 seconds..
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,465
Views: 1,628,679
Posted By dcstrom
Goldie - 22,000 miles. Seems to be a fairly...

Goldie - 22,000 miles. Seems to be a fairly common problem at around 20k. I note there is a new part number for that seal now. I was out of warranty, but have YES and it was covered, no problem. If...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,649
Posted By dcstrom
I'm at 42,000 miles now, 30,000 of them occuring...

I'm at 42,000 miles now, 30,000 of them occuring in the last 11 months on this trip from Washington DC to Sth America. Currently in Peru.

The Super Tenere has been almost flawless -
- a couple...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8,465
Views: 1,628,679
Posted By dcstrom
Hey Graham, 50,000 km and 11 months now. ...

Hey Graham, 50,000 km and 11 months now.

Bike has been just about perfect apart from a leaking final drive seal in San Diego (warranty) and the other final drive seal that leaked a couple of...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,465
Views: 1,628,679
Posted By dcstrom
My dirty pretty thing

In the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1001390_199476743547252_675545692_n.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,457
Posted By dcstrom
Ah mate, that brings back memories... seems like...

Ah mate, that brings back memories... seems like an age ago I was there. You're a bit woosey though, whining about the state of the track... in the daylight... on a KTM. Try hustling a fat pig Super...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 453,311
Posted By dcstrom
It was a superbike, not supersport, and he was...

It was a superbike, not supersport, and he was running competitive times, don't know about faster than Biaggi though. But given he and Max aren't exactly best mates, if beating Max's times was his...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,523
Views: 576,463
Posted By dcstrom
Not exactly a non-issue for me. Travelling in Sth...

Not exactly a non-issue for me. Travelling in Sth America right now and with every-day use of the SPOT 2, in tracking mode, a set of batteries lasts 3 weeks. On top of that, they are not easy to find...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,457
Posted By dcstrom
Shop looks great, and gets good reviews from the...

Shop looks great, and gets good reviews from the owner of the Shamrock pub just near here - he has a 990 Adventure and a Duke super moto. Told him I'd point you in his direction for a Guinness and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,457
Posted By dcstrom
Great stuff guys. On the subject of tires......

Great stuff guys. On the subject of tires... doesn't sound like the front is going to get you very far, dunno what shape your rear is in... but if you can hold out till San Salvador, Mario (marior97...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
RMO, good to hear you finally made it to Paleque...

RMO, good to hear you finally made it to Paleque - only 3 months late! ;-) is the weather always crappy down there? Sounds just like it was in December, really wet, low cloud. Maybe it's colder now. ...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
MikeMike, in San Salvador and was surprised to...

MikeMike, in San Salvador and was surprised to find you're famous down here too!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/07/etyrajam.jpg
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
When I first got there, Juanita INVITED me to...

When I first got there, Juanita INVITED me to ride through the house, so I didn't think to do any different when leaving, especially when it's tougher getting out than getting in.

I really don't...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
Well, your're aware that I'm solo on a loaded...

Well, your're aware that I'm solo on a loaded Super Tenere, right? So "pushing" it out wasn't an option, unless I got Juanita herself to help! :evil

She didn't seem to mind, and besides, the S10...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
Hey Donny, Looks like you got the bike...

Hey Donny,

Looks like you got the bike somewhere that it can be worked on... but I'm in Guatemala City today and tomorrow, let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Can bring stuff over to...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
Tedder - a couple of interesting things about...

Tedder - a couple of interesting things about this... ONE - I had a 650 V-Strom bought and set up for this trip, but low ground clearance was a pain and one (of a number) of the reasons I switched to...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
So I'm riding through the mountains toward...

So I'm riding through the mountains toward Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, when I spot 2 big ADV bikes on the side of the road. I pull over - one's a 1000 Strom, the other's a Caponord. Introductions all...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24,100
Views: 4,383,857
Posted By dcstrom
Hi Ray, I'm in Guatemala now, 20,000 miles into...

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...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
Donnie, I'm in San Pedro now, leaving today for...

Donnie, I'm in San Pedro now, leaving today for the coast. Then north a bit before heading back south to San Salvador via Antigua. Expect to be in s San Salvador by the end of the month.

When I...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
I saw this in a Guatemala newspaper. I gather...

I saw this in a Guatemala newspaper. I gather it's about Mexican vigilantes?http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/08/ajynutyn.jpg
Forum: Americas 01-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
So Trice, you know that problem with the Super...

So Trice, you know that problem with the Super Tenere fork seals? Fixed! Luckily enough, I carry one of these...

http://sealmate.net/

seems to work as advertised.

On the down side, I will...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,457
Posted By dcstrom
Hey Andi and Ellen, that place looks really...

Hey Andi and Ellen, that place looks really crappy, I have no effen idea why Carol and Ken have stayed there so long. And here I was thinking they had a clue!

Actually probably lucky I didn't get...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24,100
Views: 4,383,857
Posted By dcstrom
The one time I had the hard start problem, it was...

The one time I had the hard start problem, it was after the bike had been sitting for two weeks. Battery didn't seem weak so didnt think that was the cause of my problem. But reading this, it may...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24,100
Views: 4,383,857
Posted By dcstrom
Loved them on my Strom... tried them on the S10...

Loved them on my Strom... tried them on the S10 and tore them up. But would be fine if you are gentle with them and dont expect too many miles out of them.
...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,846,977
Posted By dcstrom
Yes, it looks like this ...

Yes, it looks like this

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wck2yiyV7SM/UKsGrklEEzI/AAAAAAAAGJ0/Rf0ZLBHndDg/s707/PB181344.JPG

And this
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