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Old 05-17-2013, 06:21 PM   #17731
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Today I discovered that if you drop the Tenere enough times, the rear view mirror will become damaged. Specifically, where the mirror meets the ringed rubber boot it will become so loose as to vibrate the mirror almost to an unusable level.

See part #8 here ($40 USD): http://www.yamahapartsonline.com/oem...XTZ12BL_-_2012)

So the question is, is there a known repair? Didn't find one using search.

Please no comments about how often I drop my bike. I am actually doing top secret government research on gravity. I'm an expert in the "field."
Duct tape. You should have known.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #17732
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Today I discovered that if you drop the Tenere enough times, the rear view mirror will become damaged. Specifically, where the mirror meets the ringed rubber boot it will become so loose as to vibrate the mirror almost to an unusable level.

See part #8 here ($40 USD): http://www.yamahapartsonline.com/oem...XTZ12BL_-_2012)

So the question is, is there a known repair? Didn't find one using search.

Please no comments about how often I drop my bike. I am actually doing top secret government research on gravity. I'm an expert in the "field."
Duct tape???

I'm in for $20 by PayPal just to help keep it not looking like a West Virginia KLR.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #17733
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Duct tape???

I'm in for $20 by PayPal just to help keep it not looking like a West Virginia KLR.
You got somting against bailing wire, duct tape, and using wash boards as musical instruments?

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #17734
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Barn door trimming

Today I decided to trim the barn door down a bit and send some stuff home. We managed to pack some gear up and took it down to Fedex to send it back to UK. We ended up with a box up weighing 30 lbs. They were very helpful and then I found out why......

$380.......FFS. The bike fully loaded only cost 4 times as much as that to get here. The declared (and probably accurate) value of the goods was stated as $300.

I then had to go to the post office to send something else and I asked them as a matter if interest how much a 30 lb box would be to send to the UK through them.

$129......F......F.......F.....

I know we never stop learning but this was a brick on the back of the head.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #17735
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You got somting against bailing wire, duct tape, and using wash boards as musical instruments?
Musical instrument = banjo = leave trail immediately.

Well, if no solution exists I may put the mirror at the correct angle and simply epoxy the two plastic parts together. The mirror will still swing forward and backward in case of any future gravity experiments.

It's been 15 days since I bought the bike. Dealer says AltRider won't ship the crash bars until their black skid plate is back in stock.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #17736
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I then had to go to the post office to send something else and I asked them as a matter if interest how much a 30 lb box would be to send to the UK through them.

$129......F......F.......F.....
Happens to all of us. I used to burn over it for a while. Then I found a solution. I punish myself by eating beans n rice (cheap mexican food) for an appropriate amount of time. For the ~$250 goof above, I might go a week.

I'm back to square AND I get my favorite food for supper repeatedly. It's win win.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #17737
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Today I decided to trim the barn door down a bit and send some stuff home. We managed to pack some gear up and took it down to Fedex to send it back to UK. We ended up with a box up weighing 30 lbs. They were very helpful and then I found out why......

$380.......FFS. The bike fully loaded only cost 4 times as much as that to get here. The declared (and probably accurate) value of the goods was stated as $300.

I then had to go to the post office to send something else and I asked them as a matter if interest how much a 30 lb box would be to send to the UK through them.

$129......F......F.......F.....

I know we never stop learning but this was a brick on the back of the head.
Since you're not in a hurry why not price surface mail? Should be much cheaper.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #17738
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Old Git,

The tube is brilliant!
Thanks for documenting.

One ? Please.

So you have to straighten it to get the "j" through the fill hole. It just snaps back to a "j" on its own?
What does "One ? Please" mean ??

Not really, the large diameter of the loop tends to allow a feed in sideways and what of it that does straighten springs back.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:13 AM   #17739
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What does "One ? Please" mean ??

Not really, the large diameter of the loop tends to allow a feed in sideways and what of it that does straighten springs back.
I think he wants you to make him one and he'll buy it. Heck maybe you could recoup some of your FedEx mortgage you took out. Living in Canada but on the border with the US we learned awhile ago how spoiled the Americans are with their USPS, way more efficient and way cheaper than our Canada Post. Just be glad you didn't try to ship from here, would've been even more.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #17740
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I think he wants you to make him one and he'll buy it. Heck maybe you could recoup some of your FedEx mortgage you took out. Living in Canada but on the border with the US we learned awhile ago how spoiled the Americans are with their USPS, way more efficient and way cheaper than our Canada Post. Just be glad you didn't try to ship from here, would've been even more.
Yup, right up there with our free cell phones, rent and food stamps.

He is right though. USPS seems to always have the best rates.

Hard to feel bad for Old Git Ray if sending half of his marital aids home only
weighed 30 lbs.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #17741
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Today I discovered that if you drop the Tenere enough times, the rear view mirror will become damaged. Specifically, where the mirror meets the ringed rubber boot it will become so loose as to vibrate the mirror almost to an unusable level.

See part #8 here ($40 USD): http://www.yamahapartsonline.com/oem...XTZ12BL_-_2012)

So the question is, is there a known repair? Didn't find one using search.

Please no comments about how often I drop my bike. I am actually doing top secret government research on gravity. I'm an expert in the "field."


http://www.doubletakemirror.com/


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Old 05-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #17742
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Valley of the Gods Utah as seen from the S-10

Sorry to change the subject, but here is a video of the S-10 going through the dirt road in the Valley of the Gods Utah while I was on a trip last week from Calgary Alberta to Santa Fe NM and back.


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Old 05-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #17743
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Now that is a clever design.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #17744
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Might be a silly question but did you check the nut under that rubber boot?
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #17745
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What does "One ? Please" mean ??

Not really, the large diameter of the loop tends to allow a feed in sideways and what of it that does straighten springs back.

Sorry for the confusion.

One ? Please = one question please

I have a bunch of teenager early adult kids that text me with their new age shorthand. I try not to be affected. My bad. :)
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