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Old 06-24-2011, 11:53 AM   #8476
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Sweating gasket

In the netherlands we now have what seems to be the first real flaw !

Three users of our dutch forum have now a sweating gasket (not really leaking but a just some oilsweat) on the lower front of the right engine casing, probably triggered by a badly measured guidance pin.


Any sweating internationally?
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #8477
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In the netherlands we now have what seems to be the first real flaw !

Three users of our dutch forum have now a sweating gasket (not really leaking but a just some oilsweat) on the lower front of the right engine casing, probably triggered by a badly measured guidance pin.


Any sweating internationally?

Are they running a synthetic oil ? I know on my Yamaha motorcycles, if I run regular oil there is no sweating, if I run synthetic there IS sweating and have had no issues for tens of thousands of miles..... Just a thought..
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:51 PM   #8478
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Had me doing a double take there. Thought you were talking about hip replacements...


Sounds like it will cost about the same. Has me a bit worried that one.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:32 PM   #8479
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Sounds like it will cost about the same. Has me a bit worried that one.
Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. Yamaha is replacing the whole rear shock assembly under warranty, ie. free. If they weren't, I'd have just fashioned a metal support bracket for the existing broken knob, found an alternative stronger knob or, if it all got too hard, keep using a small adjustable spanner to change the suspension setting. All is good!
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #8480
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Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. Yamaha is replacing the whole rear shock assembly under warranty, ie. free. If they weren't, I'd have just fashioned a metal support bracket for the existing broken knob, found an alternative stronger knob or, if it all got too hard, keep using a small adjustable spanner to change the suspension setting. All is good!
No you were clear, no problems there.

I was just fast forwarding a year or so into the future when the warranties have all expired and some poor guys knob falls off and he enters the YAMAHA dealer and comes out screaming about the price of his new knob. He might feel a bit shafted..

Never mind.

Seems like a good time for the bling makers to do some very fancy aftermarket replacements, like they do for the Ducati mid life crisis guys.

Speaking of which..This has nothing to do with YAMAHA or knobs but it was funny as.

This is how Australians do reviews.




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Old 06-24-2011, 06:28 PM   #8481
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Canuck test ride at Dunlop Charity event in Tonawanda

Finally got a test ride on a Super Tenere in Tonawanda,NY
No thanks to Yamaha Canada and their stupid static Super Tenere display at their demo rides
Many thanks to Yamaha USA,I can't buy one in the US,but guess where I will be buying most of my accessories and parts
Wasn't impressed or disappointed with the bike,need more time to evaluate properly
It felt like riding big smoothish thumper, at 60 mph it's chugging along at 3000 Rpm,very relaxed
Acceration was good enough for my slowing reflexes and limited skills
Didnt know what Mode or Traction Control Setting it was,I was too excited just to be able to ride one
I never intended to ride it off road,but from the feel of the bike,I will certainly try
Some buffeting from the windscreen
I think I made the right decision in buying one
Please try to make it out for the Charity event and mayb snag a test ride
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #8482
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #8483
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Thanks for the posting the video of the Australian Ducati test. I've watched hundreds of these over the last 20 years or so and this is by far the best. My favorite line is "You get the age old honeymooners choice, do you want it in your eye or your mouth"
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:54 PM   #8484
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Speaking of which..This has nothing to do with YAMAHA or knobs but it was funny as.

This is how Australians do reviews.




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That was very well done... Funny shit

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Old 06-25-2011, 02:21 AM   #8485
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New off-road video

I just posted up a new video in my thread (really enjoying this so far) which has very good audio of the MotorradWorks CatBack carbon muffler system for those who are interested.
Post #1760 on this page: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...95933&page=118

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Old 06-25-2011, 05:03 AM   #8486
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This is how Australians do reviews.


That's good stuff.

"You get the age old honeymooner's choice, do you want it in your mouth, or in your eye?"

Never seen any serious review like that one.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:02 AM   #8487
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Love the Aussie subtleties, like

"150 horsepower trowser filling mode"

and

"mountain of grunt that craps on anything else in it's class"

:)
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:52 AM   #8488
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Yammie crashbars addendum

Here are some photos of the mod I made to the original Yamaha crash bars with a supplemental side cover protections ...
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:29 AM   #8489
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Thaqua, where'd you get the extra bars to do this? Was it from another setup for the XTZ or created yourself? I like the Yam bars for highway peg mount but like the others available for more protection to the side panels but don't want to buy complete setups. Inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:48 PM   #8490
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Thaqua, where'd you get the extra bars to do this? Was it from another setup for the XTZ or created yourself? I like the Yam bars for highway peg mount but like the others available for more protection to the side panels but don't want to buy complete setups. Inquiring minds want to know.

JDP
As soon as I installed the original Yammie protection bars we started to develop an additional protection for the side covers (electrical on the right side and radiator on the left) ... we examined several other solutions but welding was not an option so we came with this clamps that hold the 25 mm tubing curved to follow the side cover and with a clearance enough to allow the removal of both side covers without dismantling the protection.
Hope this clarifies your doubts.
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