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Old 03-24-2014, 06:07 PM   #22381
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Hows that work then ?

I thought a gas under pressure (inert ones anyway) reacts the same to pressure changes regardless of what it is.

I am genuinely confused (honestly). Please explain.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:49 PM   #22382
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Jet aircraft use nitrogen in their tires which has a much lower pressure change at altitude than plain old air. Trivia of the day.
Nitrogen is mainly used in jetliners tires because it does not react readily with the rubber compounds or metals used in tires/wheels (i.e., less rubber deterioration and wheel corrosion) and does not provide oxygen to support combustion in case of a tire fire. Just like in car tires, there may be some minor benefit with respect to temperature stability and leak-down rate, but its not very important.

With respect to altitude, nitrogen or air matters not one whit. Again, what changes when an airplane climbs is not the pressure in the tire, it is the ambient atmospheric pressure decreasing which changes the differential in pressure. Assuming no other changes, you could take an air-filled tire or a nitrogen-filled tire from sea level to 35K feet and the change in pressure differential would be identical.

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Old 03-24-2014, 07:12 PM   #22383
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Trip to USA

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Take your wife on a nice trip instead.
She doesn`t ride as a pillion so no bike trip to USA ...
Saving money for my next farkle ... a collapsible motorcycle trailer
http://www.motolug.com/SEplusdetail.php
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:15 PM   #22384
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She doesn`t ride as a pillion so no bike trip to USA ...
Saving money for my next farkle ... a collapsible motorcycle trailer
http://www.motolug.com/SEplusdetail.php
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You think she would ride on that trailer???


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Old 03-24-2014, 07:32 PM   #22385
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You think she would ride on that trailer???


Its use will be carrying her luggage instead of loading the poor bike a.la. OldGitRay ... it's made in UK ... only need someone to bring it with it's motorcycle and can reward him/her with tips, assistance, storage, etc plus pay for the extra freight charges.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:53 PM   #22386
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Dudes, I want to thank Central Texas Powersports in Georgetown, TX for their excellent customer service. They performed a recall notice on my Super Tenre's headlight plugs, in a very courteous and prompt fashion. They ordered the part in advance and scheduled an appointment for me. The dealership where I purchased the bike, in Austin, was not helpful at all.
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Amazing how different my experience was with the dealer in Austin. They order the part...called me when it arrived, they made the appointment at my convenience and today I got in and out within 55 minutes. BTW, none of my bikes were bought there.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:58 PM   #22387
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Amazing how different my experience was with the dealer in Austin. They order the part...called me when it arrived, they made the appointment at my convenience and today I got in and out within 55 minutes. BTW, none of my bikes were bought there.

Which Austin, TX dealer? Isn't there more than one?

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #22388
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Which Austin, TX dealer? Isn't there more than one?

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Best of my knowledge, nowadays in Austin only one dealer... Woods Fun Center.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:25 PM   #22389
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Best of my knowledge, nowadays in Austin only one dealer... Woods Fun Center.

What happened to Kasson's?

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Old 03-24-2014, 11:07 PM   #22390
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taller seat?

I've searched for this but all I seem to come up with is how to lower the seat, or how to adjust the seat in the high/low positions..

what are my options for a taller seat height? I am on the taller side, and I find that the peg to seat height is annoyingly low for me. I don't want to lower the pegs because I find myself already scraping if I do anything spirited, so I'm thinking raising the seat would be the best option. My knees are bent enough so as to be uncomfortable.

I already have an airhawk pad on it, which raises me up a little, but I'd like probably 2-4" inches above the stock seat in the high position.

Any ideas without dropping big bucks on a custom seat?

Thanks!

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Old 03-25-2014, 12:02 AM   #22391
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For other bikes I've gone to the wreckers and got a cheap seat, maybe with a torn cover, then used the foam to more or less double up the stocker. Use an electric carving knife and sander to shape a bit, some glue, and then got my local upholsterer to extend the stock cover. Just need the cutting, sanding tools, and an air stapler helps to put the cover back on.

You can test the shape and fine tune until happy before fitting the cover. Not too hard, works great, and cheap.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:08 AM   #22392
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Good luck and have a wonderful adventure.

I agree with others, that's a lot of stuff. Leave the bear behind and remove the passenger seat, then move your top box forward. You're cantilevering a lot of weight off the back and even with the thick aluminum plate, it's more likely to crack and break at the bolt holes over time and vibration, if not the rear sub frame itself.
Thank you, I will enjoy my adventure. :)
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:17 AM   #22393
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Stop focusing on the bike.

You will likely lose your wallet &/or passport somewhere. Be ready. Have good photos of all your ID accessible online, as well as a list of credit cards with who to call when they are missing.

Have more money than you think you will need and have it accessible in multiple accounts in case you lose your password, wallet gets lifted, etc.

Assume every password used will be captured at every hotel where you use the wifi or lobby computer. Have a system to change your password every few days if you use unsecured wifi. An easy way is to use a rotating system that incorporates a date and recent place or next destination. For example, today change it to MikeRedondo21Mar, and change it next Weds to MikeTorrance26Mar.

Know how you will continue on when you get hacked. It's still too common.

One word on an essential that you want to buy: MedJet http://medjetassist.com/membership/m...rotection.aspx
You REALLY don't want to stay in Cameroon or much of the world when you impale yourself on a tree branch while sliding off the road.

I was sore for 2 days after riding this damned rented Yammie for a couple of days. As big a pain as this 150cc was physically, it'd do the RTW too.


With respect to the bike that you originally asked about.

As said already, leave as much home as possible. There are very few places any more where you need much more range than what the Tenere can do. Especially with what a single one of those Rotopax cans will get you.

Instead of two Rotopax, take one if you must and a really good filter for gas and water. It's still hard to beat a simple chamois skin for gasoline. It has little weight and can be folded for storage. Go to REI or any camping store for a choice on water purification and use local water water when you can't get it in bottles. But a local version of 7-11 is in every little town any more.

I can't see the need to tanker a gallon or two of water. You can locally buy some 2L water bottles if needed in a hot climate. Or turn a few pocket-Yuan into a hot tea, bottle of water, or beer anywhere in the world.

Those Rotopaxes are a problem on several fronts. First is that they are weighing you down and you will hate them when the road turns to mud or sand. Having two is overkill. And the color should be meaningful. Since you have two blue bottles, which is gas and which is water? Some places have laws about putting gas into red containers only. Saw your photos trying them under the panniers and on the crash bars so don't know which was the current idea. Under the panniers would be bad for a number of reasons, which include leaning into turns.

Do a couple of week long camping trips before May and toss absolutely EVERYTHING that you don't use, including 3/4 of the stuff for the bike. Remember that any Yamaha scooter shop has access to the full line of Yamaha parts. And the scooter shops are absolutely EVERYWHERE.
Thank you for all your input, I will take it all in, and see what I will change.
Wish you a good, and ride safe always.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:57 AM   #22394
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What happened to Kasson's?

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Old 03-25-2014, 02:02 AM   #22395
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Mike,

That's a seriously large quantity of kerosene to carry with you. You got a salamander heater mounted on that bike somewhere or something?

ac
No just 2 of them, I try them in 3 places to see where was the best place.
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