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Old Yesterday, 04:59 PM   #1
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Prepping a Uly for a long ride.

I planning to ride my 2006 xb12x up to Newfoundland and Labrador. I've only owned this bike for a year and have only rode it about 4,000 miles. What do I need to do to prep it for an 8 week tour?
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Old Yesterday, 05:02 PM   #2
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I had a guy from Oregon headed here last year on a Uly and made it as far as New Brunswick. Wheel bearings crapped out so that would be my first suggestion. Replace them and carry a spare set.
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Old Yesterday, 05:04 PM   #3
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I planning to ride my 2006 xb12x up to Newfoundland and Labrador. I've only owned this bike for a year and have only rode it about 4,000 miles. What do I need to do to prep it for an 8 week tour?
A credit card to pay for shipping it back home and purchasing a plane ticket.
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Old Today, 03:12 AM   #4
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Replace wheel bearings and change the belt. With that you will be fine!
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Old Today, 09:23 AM   #5
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have only rode it about 4,000 miles.

Does the bike only have 4,000 miles?
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Old Today, 09:29 AM   #6
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Also post this question on 'BadWeb' - all things Uly will be revealed. But...essentially what they already said. Except I'd just check wheel bearings (repack) and belt for any obvious defects & carry spares in case. A used belt is a bit easier to change on the road - while a new one is more difficult, its still doable. Have a fine journey.
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Old Today, 09:57 AM   #7
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Dr Greg on this Adv group can give you lots of good info

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Old Today, 02:28 PM   #8
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I did 6000+ to and from Texas on my '06 Uly in '13. Rolled 50,000 miles across the Bonneville Salt Flats into SLC.

Things that broke/wore out:
- the belt
- brake pads

Bring a spare belt if you have room. It can be replaced with basic tools (hex bit, t-27 bit, your axle adapter doodad, muscles) on the side of the road if you have to. I replaced mine in the parking lot of a Super 8.

Make sure you have fresh brake pads. I looked at mine and thought I had another couple months on them and I'd get to it when I get home, but 6000 miles is more than a couple normal months worth of wear. That was dumb. I uncomfortably biased toward rear braking from Monument Valley to Seattle.

I checked my wheel bearings when I replaced the tires right before leaving. They were good. That's something worth checking.

On my last trip to Reno, I lost my ECM to a saggy saddle. Make sure you have the '07+ "post" on yours, or improvise one.

This was my list for Texas:



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