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Old 01-21-2014, 05:24 PM   #21451
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has anyone had swing arm out to grease pivots? splines in diff were dry when i put first new tyre on rear....at 40,000km now should i pull it out to grease or am i just being paranoid and making work for myself?
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:06 PM   #21452
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has anyone had swing arm out to grease pivots? splines in diff were dry when i put first new tyre on rear....at 40,000km now should i pull it out to grease or am i just being paranoid and making work for myself?
Depends on the life of the bike. If you do lot's water, mud, salty roads etc, I'd be doing it in the off season.

At 40,000Km I tend to be dismantling the bike within reason and checking / replacing lots of things.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:55 PM   #21453
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Hi Graham ... mine are fiberglass coated with a carbon mat and also I modified the right hand side with a mesh imitating the left side but completely sealed to prevent dust and/or water coming in touch with the electronics. Have one set ready to ship.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:11 PM   #21454
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Carbon Fiber Side Fairings YAMAHA XT 1200Z Super Tenere
First beer is on me to the first one that tries these out!
I have no need for these... but...I do think they are sexy! If I weren't saving for modifications that I actually need, I could see getting a set just because everyone knows carbon fiber nets you a couple of HP right out of the gate. Plus they would look good on my Grey S10.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #21455
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has anyone had swing arm out to grease pivots? splines in diff were dry when i put first new tyre on rear....at 40,000km now should i pull it out to grease or am i just being paranoid and making work for myself?
Just do it.
It's not difficult and it puts your mind at rest.
Besides, lack of grease is one of Yamaha's few problems. Axles, bearings, yadda yadda....

I actually had a loose (play evident) swing arm at 12k km. When greased and re-torqued, it was fine.

Do the steering head bearings while you are at it. Another simple job as you do not have to completely remove the forks etc to do it. Just the top yoke and let the rest drop enough to get the grease in.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #21456
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Carbon Fiber Side Fairings YAMAHA XT 1200Z Super Tenere
First beer is on me to the first one that tries these out!
First beer? It does what for you except feed your CF addiction? First 10 Kegs are on you if someone buys those. A side stand foot has more function.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #21457
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Expensive? What about that Stratoliner? Isn't it more?

And the GSA too.



You can get a new S10 for much less than msrp. Much less.



Bet you find it a a lot of bike for the money, if you do get one. I think they are a steal here in the U.S.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:29 PM   #21458
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First beer? It does what for you except feed your CF addiction? First 10 Kegs are on you if someone buys those. A side stand foot has more function.
Not a carbon whore, just surprised that these are selling so cheap. The Worldcrosser bits, by comparison, are about 4x that...per side.

I'm saving my skins for aux lights, but would still be interested if anyone has rolled the dice on these...
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:00 PM   #21459
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I can see riding to wherever on it - maybe even Prudhoe bay (a bucket list item for me). I'll have to trade my Stratoliner, which is woefully undervalued and I'll take a beating on it.
Anyways, wanted to post up to get in on this thread (which I've only read a tenth of yet) and give a little howdy.
You might want to see a few pictures of the Dalton all the way to Prudhoe bay.
I had it on my bucket list but now it's scratched off :-)
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:20 PM   #21460
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Expensive? What about that Stratoliner? Isn't it more?

And the GSA too.



You can get a new S10 for much less than msrp. Much less.



Bet you find it a a lot of bike for the money, if you do get one. I think they are a steal here in the U.S.
Speaking of expensive. I'm over in Kauai right now and the kids decided
to farkle the garage with some American iron. $24K was the quote for
one of these.

I'm trying hard not to be a hater. I have to say they are a joke to ride.
The girls don't want to ride on back because it is so uncomfortable.

I took it for a hot lap and couldn't stop shaking my head. $24K
for shitty brakes, floppy turning, harsh ride and even at sea level
limited performance. No one in any Beast thread deserves to bitch
about the price of large D/S options. It amazes me these things are
so popular.

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #21461
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They rent em. No reason to buy.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:40 PM   #21462
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You might want to see a few pictures of the Dalton all the way to Prudhoe bay.
I had it on my bucket list but now it's scratched off :-)
Go here for lots of photos
Www.riding-the-usa.com
Pffft, it's just 400 miles of unforgiving gravel with a few 100,000 gallons of calcium chloride dumped on it, what could go wrong. Oh, forgot the mosquitos, bears, lack of gas, oil field trucks, snow/ice, etc. But hey, on the up side, the Caribou Inn has family style dining...

It is what it is. As is the Demster and Inuvik. Great bragging rights, but not really much to do/see when you get there.

Fairbanks is a good turning point, which leaves more time to see Denali NP and wander down to Wasilla.

@Pluric - HD & "hot laps" A scooter would be more apropos.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:53 PM   #21463
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They rent em. No reason to buy.
Even for the rental rate it's a shitty value!

For some reason I thought they may have been improved since my
last ride. Nope.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:59 PM   #21464
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@Pluric - HD & "hot laps" A scooter would be more apropos.
I quite like my scooters. I for sure would have enjoyed a scooter
more. Low speed limits here and they have much better rain protection.


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Old 01-21-2014, 11:56 PM   #21465
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Speaking of expensive. I'm over in Kauai right now and the kids decided
to farkle the garage with some American iron. $24K was the quote for
one of these.

I'm trying hard not to be a hater. I have to say they are a joke to ride.
The girls don't want to ride on back because it is so uncomfortable.

$24K for shitty brakes, floppy turning, harsh ride and even at sea level
limited performance. It amazes me these things are
so popular.
Easy, It's legendary authentic shitty brakes, floppy turning, harsh ride and even at sea level limited performance.
and you know, cool and all that. You don't want to screw around with all that otherwise you ruin the authentic experience.

I hope you were wearing your bandana and buttless chaps. You know ATGATT and all.
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