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Old 07-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #19006
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In get organised with my new S10, I'm assembling a travel tool kit. So far I've identified a need for Torx T30 and T50. Are there any other Torx sizes tucked away somewhere?

I also feel the perhaps mistaken need to pack a tube in addition to tubeless repair stuff. I figure a 100/110-19 will serve in the rear if I'm desperate as well as up front. I use 21" in 17" and 18" rears on enduro bikes as a get home solution. Thoughts?

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #19007
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I carry a 18 inch tube. Needed it twice now. Both times is was a front issue.
18" worked fine in front and would be a better stuff for the rear over a 19".

Make sure you have enough tools to pull either wheel in your tool kit.

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #19008
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In get organised with my new S10, I'm assembling a travel tool kit. So far I've identified a need for Torx T30 and T50. Are there any other Torx sizes tucked away somewhere?

I also feel the perhaps mistaken need to pack a tube in addition to tubeless repair stuff. I figure a 100/110-19 will serve in the rear if I'm desperate as well as up front. I use 21" in 17" and 18" rears on enduro bikes as a get home solution. Thoughts?

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What fasteners are the big Torx bits for?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #19009
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I carry a 18 inch tube. Needed it twice now. Both times is was a front issue.
18" worked fine in front and would be a better stuff for the rear over a 19".

Make sure you have enough tools to pull either wheel in your tool kit.

Good stuff, I have spare 18s in the shed as it happens.

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What fasteners are the big Torx bits for?
Rear subframe. Not really something that I think I'll ever need to work on on the road, and if I have the correct tool the likelhood of needing it is less I've found
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #19010
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Good stuff, I have spare 18s in the shed as it happens.



Rear subframe. Not really something that I think I'll ever need to work on on the road, and if I have the correct tool the likelhood of needing it is less I've found
No doubt about that. I will add them to my kit
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #19011
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Good stuff, I have spare 18s in the shed as it happens.



Rear subframe. Not really something that I think I'll ever need to work on on the road, and if I have the correct tool the likelhood of needing it is less I've found
Could you swap them out for some Allen heads. Titanium maybe. Always good to shave weight on this beast where possible.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #19012
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Could you swap them out for some Allen heads. Titanium maybe. Always good to shave weight on this beast where possible.
Hmmmm, less weight

Still not sure what's wrong with hex heads. I may yet swap them out, I did swap the torxs that came with the pannier frames, and why did 2 of them have to be T50 securities? Gotta find all the torxs first though and make sure I get them all.

Fortunately these guys http://www.specfast.com.au/ are not too far away and have yet to fail me when buying bolts and screws of different types. Not really reflected by the website, but huge range of fastenings
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:30 PM   #19013
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What fasteners are the big Torx bits for?

I needed a T-50 when I installed the OEM panniers (the rails, that the top edge of the panniers rest on, up near the passenger grab handles.)


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Old 07-16-2013, 12:49 AM   #19014
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I would love a 660 tenere now I know how to get one into the USA.
Well guys if you love so much the 660. We can start a business:

I do the mods to have a SUPER Tenere 660
You find the way to import it to USA

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #19015
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Well guys if you love so much the 660. We can start a business:

I do the mods to have a SUPER Tenere 660
You find the way to import it to USA

Make them pass California specifications and rules they will pass ALL the states specifications and rules.

What would be your guess to export (price and shipping costs) a XT660 to the USA?
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:30 AM   #19016
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Make them pass California specifications and rules they will pass ALL the states specifications and rules.

What would be your guess to export (price and shipping costs) a XT660 to the USA?
Bufff no idea!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #19017
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Make them pass California specifications and rules they will pass ALL the states specifications and rules.

What would be your guess to export (price and shipping costs) a XT660 to the USA?

just went to Ushuaia with a 660 Tenere
absolutely loved the bike. I live in USA now and Yamaha is missing market ( IMOpinion).
so count 2k + to bring it to spec ( lights/ emission etc...) + import

i d love one here . fortunately i have a rare ATwin here.

Jaumev: your bike is gorgeous !....bravo
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #19018
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Uh Oh...

I test drove one.

Now I'm gonna buy one.

It will replace my 2011 KLR 650 (for sale in flea market).


Anyhoo, the local dealer had a black 2012 that I drove and it had zero miles on it when I took it out. I didn't follow the break-in procedure lol, and I think it was demo'd a few times after me. Should I care about the demo miles? Or should I look for a pristine un-molested bike? I get a little anal about my bikes and how they are maintained.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #19019
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Importing a current Euro-spec vehicle to the US is essentially impossible. There are some exceptions and ways to slide under the radar, but they're only for very special circumstances.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...r-into-the-u.s.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #19020
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Importing a current Euro-spec vehicle to the US is essentially impossible. There are some exceptions and ways to slide under the radar, but they're only for very special circumstances.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...r-into-the-u.s.

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OK, dont worry, I'm going to do a nice post with all the modifications and experiences riding this lovely bike.
I'm sure you will like it... I also can post pictures and videos, so you can imagine how I feel in it...



But if you come to Spain I will be please to let you ride it
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