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Old 03-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #16561
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Wallace is finally ready for shipping to the USA next month.

Oh and guess what........ I am waiting for a stronger rear shock absorber
I can't imagine why you would need a stronger shock. I would think you would need two of them.

Wallace is looking good Ray.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #16562
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I hope the USA ride goes fantastic for Ray and I'm sure much plans have gone into it, but just to be sure, you are not riding up to Northern Alaska before mid June I hope?
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #16563
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Shoot fast. It's sinking in the dirt as I type. Maybe the Rover wasn't so bad after all.

You also missed a great packing spot on top of the side bags. You're not done yet.
I would like to say you are wrong bit I can't. Aside from a couple of fillings to fit the bags there is nothing loaded onto the bike yet and I haven't started with Karen's shoes yet


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I just order a full Gerbing's outfit... and reading your post, I just want to confirm if we can simply connect the Gerbing's cable to the battery.
I did not know this before I spoke to the owner of the UK arm of Gerbings but there are differences in the controls supplied to UK and USA bikes.
Along with the jacket comes (here anyway) a direct battery lead which on its own is useless as the jacket gets too hot and it means pulling the plug in and out to control the temperature. On top of this, if the supplied leads are the same, they are not long enough to reach the rear passenger seat as the Yamaha, unlike most bikes, has the battery beside the engine. On mine I have a direct connection to the controller for me and via the fuse box for Karen.
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I can't imagine why you would need a stronger shock. I would think you would need two of them.

Wallace is looking good Ray.


I have 2 excuses. 1) I am old and 2) I am fat. There's no need to rub it in.


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I hope the USA ride goes fantastic for Ray and I'm sure much plans have gone into it, but just to be sure, you are not riding up to Northern Alaska before mid June I hope?
Thanks, it is around about then. I previously asked advice from the NA inmates and as such we are going to Florida first to use up some of the calender.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:02 AM   #16564
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I would like to be retired like you Ray... I envy you!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:49 AM   #16565
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I would like to be retired like you Ray... I envy you!!
We're equal then. I envy your bike.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:40 AM   #16566
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We're equal then. I envy your bike.
Old Git, I'm shure jaumev is willing to exchange is bike for your retirement, after is tornée around Morocco, of course.

I'm also trying to take my S10 to Toronto, and from there ride to Ouray, for the gathering, but I only have 2 weeks will see.

Any suggestions?? Insurance ? ( the bike transport is no problem )
Any help will be appreciated
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:04 PM   #16567
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I have 2 excuses. 1) I am old and 2) I am fat. There's no need to rub it in.
Well if I didn't mention it plurc surely would. Just think of me as a pluric understudy. I will take the cheapest of shots.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #16568
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Well if I didn't mention it plurc surely would. Just think of me as a pluric understudy. I will take the cheapest of shots.
You have to jump in on that, I would be a hypocrite to go there.

On second thought, I'm not as old and maybe not as fat.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #16569
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Old Git, I'm shure jaumev is willing to exchange is bike for your retirement, after is tornée around Morocco, of course.
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No doubt!!! I have a nice bike but I would prefer more time to ride....
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:49 AM   #16570
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Old Git, I'm shure jaumev is willing to exchange is bike for your retirement, after is tornée around Morocco, of course.

I'm also trying to take my S10 to Toronto, and from there ride to Ouray, for the gathering, but I only have 2 weeks will see.

Any suggestions?? Insurance ? ( the bike transport is no problem )
Any help will be appreciated
Yes I do...

Try http://www.motorcycleexpress.com They will provide cover for the US and Canada.

My quotes were $482 for full cover, bike valued at $15000, and $294 for third party. Both for 6 months duration.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:57 AM   #16571
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Moto Journal Maxi Trails Test

In its current paper edition, French Moto Journal has tested all the big trailies.

Link for the cover page :
http://news.moto-journal.fr/hot-news...ses-sur-routes

No surprise : At the end, "ze germans" win...
But our beloved S10 is last in each criteria and considered already outdated !
The ad budget of Yamaha Motor France must be very low !
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:45 AM   #16572
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It may be in last place but at least it starts every time I go for a ride and the dealers don't screw you to death. They never factor in reliability in thier test.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #16573
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Yes I do...

Try http://www.motorcycleexpress.com They will provide cover for the US and Canada.

My quotes were $482 for full cover, bike valued at $15000, and $294 for third party. Both for 6 months duration.
Thank you. Those are the same guys that I found.
Is there any thread, where you explain all the steps you had taken?
You are crossing a lot of states in U.S.A. ! Are there big diferences on the documents that you need ?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:28 AM   #16574
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Is there any thread, where you explain all the steps you had taken?

Unfortunately not, but there is not too much to it (he said with his fingers crossed).

You do need EPA (environmental Protection Agency) authority to ship to the US. In short you can import a bike for your own use for up to a year after that it has to leave the US. If you PM me your e-mail I will send you the instructions. You need to send them copies of the bike registration and a copy of your passport.

You are crossing a lot of states in U.S.A. ! Are there big diferences on the documents that you need ?

As far as I know, just Insurance, title/registration documents and your license.

In some states they now require an International Driving permit. As I understand it you have always needed one but it is now being enforced (Florida - I think is one of them) I assume it is because they cannot read some non English (Spanish ?) licenses.
Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:35 AM   #16575
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Hope this helps.
It did, thanks again.
I will try to find some more informations, about that " EPA " , before I bother you.
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