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Old 12-10-2011, 09:01 PM   #811
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Cheers mate. I better go check my bike to see if it's been fitted. I'm guessing it's simply a shim that takes out some sideways stress from the top rear gearbox mount.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:14 AM   #812
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Cheers mate. I better go check my bike to see if it's been fitted. I'm guessing it's simply a shim that takes out some sideways stress from the top rear gearbox mount.
Yes that's it's purpose in my opinion too.

If your S10 is later than '92 you don't even have to check out. It should be there.

By the way this tiny thing is pricy. I ordered one for a friend of mine years ago and when I went to buy it at the dealer I was told the price and replied "Ok guys ... thanks a lot...just put it back to the shelf..."
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:06 AM   #813
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anyway, thx a lot!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:38 AM   #814
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You are all welcome...I am really surprised you didn't know this to be honest.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #815
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Frankly, apart from knowing that the upper engine mount COULD be a weak point in VERY HARD enduro, I've never read about that piece of metal that could save averything. Nor have I found it on my bike or other bikes. The upper engine mount, contrary to the swing arm mount, has an empty part in the middle and the axle is not supposed to be tightened too hard (or the meatl could break).

Plus....there could not be any lateral stress on the engine (not from the powertrain anyway). That mount only cracks from abbuse offroad and overcharging the bike.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #816
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Frankly, apart from knowing that the upper engine mount COULD be a weak point in VERY HARD enduro, I've never read about that piece of metal that could save averything. Nor have I found it on my bike or other bikes. The upper engine mount, contrary to the swing arm mount, has an empty part in the middle and the axle is not supposed to be tightened too hard (or the meatl could break).

Plus....there could not be any lateral stress on the engine (not from the powertrain anyway). That mount only cracks from abbuse offroad and overcharging the bike.
The issue with this spacer is VERY famous and can be found easily in experienced XTZ750 forums and sites. My bike suffered from that with pretty light use. Crack from crack might differ though - mine was very light but still visible. I noticed it one day while washing. I am sure a lot of guys might have it but not seen it yet. Keep in mind that we can't predict the stress on the metal accurately just by using our eyes and imagination. In addition you have to consider the potential stress caused by the vibration of the engine which in theory is more when the spacer is missing due to this gap.

Well, some engineers decided to put that thing...we are only guessing why they did so Usually when there's smoke there's fire as well...

Stay safe without cracks!
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:26 AM   #817
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Some great traveler from Poland made on Africa Twin a great trip around the world; from Singapore to Poland via Africa & America (www.singapore2poland.com now: 160 760 kilometers covered, 1332 days on the road )

Do you know any long trips on the Super Tenere XTZ 750?
for example: 2003 http://www.brothersorr.com/transafrica/home/home.htm

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #818
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #819
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:56 PM   #820
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Hey the Pecks are good friends of mine...and experienced on the "spacer issue".

Glad to see you posting about them
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:02 PM   #821
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I've asked also on FB "Yamaha xtz 750 super ténéré offroad lovers " http://www.facebook.com/groups/51782357696/ "

Marcelo Rolandelli says: "now I am travelling fron SAM DIEGO-TIERRA DEL FUEGO nort to sud america , now in guateala.."

VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ2R6NDh8_E

"A 6 years, Around the world bike trip (ON XTZ 750 Super Tenere)
A trip started in 1996 at my hometown (Bahia Blanca, Argentina), it took me 6 years to complete, and still half of the world was missed...."




btw: Spirit of Adventure 1991 part 1, 2, 3 - great news for me !
more: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631169



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ride-Like-th.../dp/B000F0UT6A

superb VIDEO !!!
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I'm looking for more ST trips & events :)

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Old 12-14-2011, 08:12 AM   #822
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frame washer

well, i'll be damnd!
went over to my bike to check for the washer.
didn't realy think i needed to as mine is 95'.
no washer what so ever!
that might explain the cracks and breaks iv'e had.
tomorow i'll try and order one.
can i use something else instead?
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #823
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well, i'll be damnd!
went over to my bike to check for the washer.
didn't realy think i needed to as mine is 95'.
no washer what so ever!
that might explain the cracks and breaks iv'e had.
tomorow i'll try and order one.
can i use something else instead?
First think that comes to my mind in your case is that probably your bike is not '95. You can check this out considering its (original) colouring. I found a list with the years and the colours once somewhere on the net.

I wanted to make copies of the washer once but the thing has a little weird shape and it's not a really a no brainer to copy.

Good luck!

P.S. Maybe you can make yourself only the round part of it as a compromised cheap solution...don't know if it works the same like this though.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:00 AM   #824
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this is hot news now in www.xtzclub.pl

this is pix of my friend - crack its started:


we'll make some extra plate
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:17 AM   #825
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this is hot news now in www.xtzclub.pl

this is pix of my friend - crack its started:


we'll make some extra plate
That's EXACTLY where mine failed... I welded it back then. To be honest not that much of a difference before and after welding but I caught the crack in the very start so maybe that's why it felt "the same".
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