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Old 09-05-2012, 04:28 AM   #2476
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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, 08:56 PM   #2477
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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, 02:12 AM   #2478
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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, 04:29 AM   #2479
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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, 07:27 AM   #2480
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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, 08:53 AM   #2481
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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, 09:14 AM   #2482
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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, 10:28 AM   #2483
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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, 10:30 AM   #2484
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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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Old 09-07-2012, 01:15 AM   #2485
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Thanks for above data guys.

Got some Loctite stuff now
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #2486
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By the way, from my contact with Yamaha, I was told that there were only three failed oil pans nationally that they knew of and that it was a simple order that would come from Japan. However, there is a nationwide backorder on the oil pans, so the soonest they will be released from Japan is 25 SEP.

Watch the oil pans, fellas!

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #2487
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Yamaha said they only know of 3 cases of failed oil pans nationally but there is a nationwide backorder on the pans?

Something doesn't quite add up. It's either a part they never considered to fail so it is not stocked nor imported, or they can't count.

I have a feeling they better step up production and imports of oil pans, much like BMW is finally doing with their final drives.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #2488
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It would benefit some who plan to go off road in a serious manner to just dremel off those tab brackets which were for the original plastic nose cone. Any skid plate short of a Rumbux or ADVRideon unit is subject to bend in and push those tabs in just like the Yamaha plate did.

I had the Yamaha plate (still got it in the attic) and for my intended use of this bike it served it's purpose. I put an AltRider on for my CO, UT trip recently and came out with a dent directly under that tab on the opposite side. Never felt that impact and the AltRider did it's job and didn't give too much. Those things hanging down are a recipe for disaster though. I may dremel cut mine off in the near future.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #2489
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It would benefit some who plan to go off road in a serious manner to just dremel off those tab brackets which were for the original plastic nose cone. Any skid plate short of a Rumbux or ADVRideon unit is subject to bend in and push those tabs in just like the Yamaha plate did.

I had the Yamaha plate (still got it in the attic) and for my intended use of this bike it served it's purpose. I put an AltRider on for my CO, UT trip recently and came out with a dent directly under that tab on the opposite side. Never felt that impact and the AltRider did it's job and didn't give too much. Those things hanging down are a recipe for disaster though. I may dremel cut mine off in the near future.
Agree, I'm planning to cut mine as well ....
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #2490
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Yamaha said they only know of 3 cases of failed oil pans nationally but there is a nationwide backorder on the pans?

Something doesn't quite add up. It's either a part they never considered to fail so it is not stocked nor imported, or they can't count.

I have a feeling they better step up production and imports of oil pans, much like BMW is finally doing with their final drives.
Along the same lines, my Aussie friends are here to do a month long tour on FJRs.
The front brake line had a slight weep at the banjo hose connection. Not a brake hose
in the US. Hose shop couldn't make one very unique fitting on the other end. DOT does
not allow putting a new banjo fitting on a used hose. Ebay to the rescue. If it worsens
I'll ship it to them.

Dealer had it two weeks and never told me of the problem until 48 hours from departure.
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