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Old 07-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #13771
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Don't pay attention to these guys. They're just pissed that you're off riding in South America and they're sitting behind a computer
Yeah you're right.

Wait a minute, He says he's in La Paz. Weather report for today- 57f cloudy/rainy tonight-29f with snow showers.

No thanks,I'll keep my 89f and humid....
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #13772
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Sections of I-15 in Utah are posted 80 MPH limit. I'm sure that is where you were.
Exactly where I was (definitely not in Vermont...nosireee)
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #13773
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Don't pay attention to these guys. They're just pissed that you're off riding in South America and they're sitting behind a computer
That is actually true
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #13774
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Thanks for the input on chain oilers guys. I am coming from the perspective of having done 100% of my touring on bikes with driveshafts so chains are a bit of a new area for me.

Yes, I am thinking about an 800 XC to use on Texas dirt and gravel roads and some other roads that I want to explore around the border in Mexico that I presume are a similar construction. Gravel, dust, and sand.

If you don't use oil what do you suggest?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #13775
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Thanks for the input on chain oilers guys. I am coming from the perspective of having done 100% of my touring on bikes with driveshafts so chains are a bit of a new area for me.

Yes, I am thinking about an 800 XC to use on Texas dirt and gravel roads and some other roads that I want to explore around the border in Mexico that I presume are a similar construction. Gravel, dust, and sand.

If you don't use oil what do you suggest?
Never understood the fascination with oiling chains when modern O and X-ring chains are sealed units. Sure, oil them to stop rust on the outside but aside from that, they don't need oiling as much as folks think they do.

As for Scottoilers - unless you live in a really really wet environment like, say, England, I just don't see the need plus they are very messy and a PIA to set up.

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Old 07-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #13776
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If you don't use oil what do you suggest?
Now you're really trying to start a fight.

I use this: http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...chain-lube.htm
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #13777
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Me too - better for our wet weather.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:15 PM   #13778
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+1. That stuff is fantastic, and I'm convinced it's why I was able to get over 30,000 miles out of my stock Wee-Strom chain. And my Tiger's chain is still in great shape at 20,000 miles.

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #13779
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+1. That stuff is fantastic, and I'm convinced it's why I was able to get over 30,000 miles out of my stock Wee-Strom chain. And my Tiger's chain is still in great shape at 20,000 miles.

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Also comes in a non-aerosol bottle for those trips where you don't want an aerosol can in the luggage....

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Old 07-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #13780
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Also comes in a non-aerosol bottle for those trips where you don't want an aerosol can in the luggage....


Hmmmm, I may have to try this stuff.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #13781
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+1. That stuff is fantastic, and I'm convinced it's why I was able to get over 30,000 miles out of my stock Wee-Strom chain. And my Tiger's chain is still in great shape at 20,000 miles.

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I agree, that's all I use except for WD-40 every once in a while to clean the grit off. The Dupont lube attracts very little dirt.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #13782
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Also comes in a non-aerosol bottle for those trips where you don't want an aerosol can in the luggage....[/IMG]
I buy mine at Lowes but I've never seen the non-aerosol version, I will look for it next time, thanks.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #13783
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No going back now. The valve stem hole is drilled out and the 5200 is curing. I wish I could have found the fast dry stuff cause I may actually have the weekend off and the rim will still be curing. I took a lot of pics and I'll do a full DIY with a few things that I would recommend doing differently.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #13784
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Don't pay attention to these guys. They're just pissed that you're off riding in South America and they're sitting behind a computer
So very true !!!!!!

That being said, Clay, quit your whining, put your parts on your bike and continue your ride. Sheesh.

I agree Triumph should have responded and sold you some parts. But hey these are wear-items, not warranty issues. So they are your responsibility.

Now that being said, next time you need parts let me know and I'll try to get your parts FedEx'd from either of two dealers in Houston.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:35 AM   #13785
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No going back now. The valve stem hole is drilled out and the 5200 is curing. I wish I could have found the fast dry stuff cause I may actually have the weekend off and the rim will still be curing. I took a lot of pics and I'll do a full DIY with a few things that I would recommend doing differently.
I guess you could go back (for what reason I don't know). Pull out valve stem, stuff in tube and rock on.

I look forward to your pics and the wait on the curing does seem to be the hardest part....
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