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Old 09-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #2461
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almost 2000 miles on her so far.

Behind the locked gate the large brick sign reads:

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.

which is located very remotely in northern Wisconsin.

In other words I'm almost home.




A nice spot for a lunch break.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #2462
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Death Valley near Skidoo.


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Old 09-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #2463
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Now that looks like a great ride starcha007..
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:14 AM   #2464
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Camping/riding trip labor day weekend

Roaming through Cades Cove headed to Parsons Branch Rd.



Ten minutes later the bottom fell out with buckets of rain. Ran into 3 lost Sportbike riders on parsons branch. Gps got them there one was about to run out of gas. They asked me if the road came out at 129 I said yep and there is gas at the dragon store. They followed me through. Gotta hand it to them I wouldn't take my sport bike down parsons branch rd. Ha
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:13 PM   #2465
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:57 PM   #2466
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Roaming through Cades Cove headed to Parsons Branch Rd.


How in the world did you ever find Cades Cove that empty on a holiday weekend? The only time we've seen it like that is when we rode bicycles through there early one Saturday morning before they allowed cars in.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:28 AM   #2467
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How in the world did you ever find Cades Cove that empty on a holiday weekend? The only time we've seen it like that is when we rode bicycles through there early one Saturday morning before they allowed cars in.
rode in the wrong way on Old Cades cove rd. which is gravel pissed a few tourist off but who cares.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:56 PM   #2468
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Roaming through Cades Cove headed to Parsons Branch Rd.


That's what it's all about! Great shot!
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:12 AM   #2469
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My! Those turn signals are really huge on the bike. Almost as big as the tail light put together
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:29 AM   #2470
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My! Those turn signals are really huge on the bike. Almost as big as the tail light put together
Stock oem, and I won't be changing them. My luck with aftermarket anything is less than perfect.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:27 AM   #2471
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It was just a leisurely ride in the mountains when...

the paper thin oil pan and the Yamaha OEM skidplate failed...



OOPS!





Thanks, JB!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #2472
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the paper thin oil pan and the Yamaha OEM skidplate failed...
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At least you were prepared. Well done.

What is the stuff you used ? The real (generic) name if possible so I can get some equivalent or similar in the UK.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:14 AM   #2473
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At least you were prepared. Well done.

What is the stuff you used ? The real (generic) name if possible so I can get some equivalent or similar in the UK.
I am not the OP but I am guessing he used this:

http://jbweld.net/index.php

I have been carrying it for years for trail/roadside repairs. It is easy to use and works great.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #2474
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Actually, I wasn't prepared but my riding buddies were and we were lucky to bum some oil from some jeepers and bear hunters in their 4x4s, otherwise I'd a been in a bad way. I used the basic tubes of JB Weld, compliments of my compadres. I carry it now.

I called Yamaha and told them of the incident but they weren't that interested, noting that they've only heard of 3 busted oil pans this year. I'm guessing there will be more.

JB Weld is holding fine but the new oil pan is on order from Japan and proper off-road bike is in the planning stages for more spirited off roading...

Beware of the OEM skidplate and the sensitivity of the bottom parts...
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #2475
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I am not the OP but I am guessing he used this:

http://jbweld.net/index.php


I have been carrying it for years for trail/roadside repairs. It is easy to use and works great.


Amen to that on the JB Weld!

Works so damn well makes ya' wonder why they don't make the crankcases outta' the stuff!

I always carry some with me on long rides. I also carry some CRC or Loctiite epoxy putty sticks... The kind that's a two-part putty where you knead two chunks together for a bit, then press into the area to repair. It works a bit better than the more liquid JB Weld for some repairs, yet is just as strong.

More info here: http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/mec...poxy-Putty.htm

And here: http://crcindustries.com/auto/?s=14070 & http://crcindustries.com/auto/?s=14071

Never had either of these fail, just like JB Weld.

Just FYI... Hope it helps!

Dallara


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