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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mr moto, Sep 10, 2007.
Thanx, I replied "down-under"!
Great bike friend...
New week, new mods ;-)
I "upgraded" my cockpit to this:
So I can listen to music on my iPhone 4, the GPS is showing me where I'm heading to and the Spot Messenger is tracking my way and could be useful in an emergency. I'm not quite sure how to handle the emergency thing in case I couldn't reach the bike any more... But primarly I'm using the Spot as a tracking device.
Ahh, and I got the Metal Mule radiador shield! So, now I'm hopping on and going for a ride.
This it´s a great idea friend...
Enjoying my ride!!
Hi guys, I want to show you my new Yamaha xt660z Tenere. The first unit to arrived here in the Philippines. I live some 400km south of Manila. and for me its the best bike that suits my riding requirements. you know what i mean. .
and hey.. could anybody out there share to me where can i buy a gps handlebar holder for my Garmin GPSmap 60Csx?? thanks in advance guys! thanks for viewing..
Perhaps this the right ?
Wow its niceee! And blue is the best colour.
You sure did strap it well!
Congratulations fot the bike, good luck !
Here is some pictures of Teneres from our last trip week ago...
I clean my bike very often, but also ride it very often in hard wet, muddy conditions.
This is the look of the rear hub I need to clean to look like new.
Owners know this is aluminum hub, so its difficult to clean.
And on the picture this is already washed with high pressure steam washer, so it should be clean already, and it only gets to this point.
I know I can do something with brush and diesel, of WD 40, but will not be able to remove all, to make it shine.
Thats why I am asking for ideas.
Hope I find some good ones here.
Thanks for help.
Toothbrush and time would be my guess :)
I would try,of all things,BBQ cleaner that comes in a spray bottle...or oven cleaner....all used with a toothbrush and with water available to rinse off...
simple green or equivalent and a toothbrush is how it's done.
bigger question? why is it all chewed up and why is a sprocket nut missing?
What is simple green?
Answer on a bigger question:
Because the chain was totally worn, and I was 1000 miles from home. I had to teighten it up every 100 miles, and twice the chain still fell off the the sprocket, while driving, so it cought in and chew everything.
So my winter project is to clean the hub, change the chain, sprockets, and nuts (one is missing, because I put it off and have it with me as a sample, to buy new ones).
I also intend to remove spikes off the rim, clean the spikes, polish and colour the rims, because they are looking pretty exhausted also from lots of scratches. (driving in the mud(where is a lot of small stones mixed in it) is hell for the rim).
I mean this kind of mud, when mentioning damaged colour on the rim...
Anybody already has experience with removing spikes and more importantly, putting them back on the rim as it should be?
My pa says I will never put things together again :)
That makes me even more determined. He should learn by now, I CAN do some stuff, HA!
Cleaning the hub?
I will try with oven cleaner/degreaser, but I am afraid, to make reaction with the aluminum.
Any experiences or this is wild guess?
Simple green and a toothbrush as was mentioned earlier is the best way.
That's a real mudpuppy!!
Since I am already deep in this project from this weekend, I thought I can share it with other Tenere enthusiasts...
As you were able to find out I ride my Tenere quite hard during season, but in the end, I want to take care of my bike very good, so we will be able to ride together for many more seasons.
I was ecouraged from Krabill, to just use simple cleaner, degreaser from kitchen. In EU we do not have simple green, so I took something similar what I found in the kitchen at home.
So in Thursday my bike ended in garage like this. If I wanted to put off the wheels, I had to make a stands for the bike. I used some pipes from old office table and old wheel bearings for the weels. I made two of the (fron and rear stand) in few hours including spray painting in blue. Costs around 10€ for all. Quite good.
Because of this dirt and damage, i decided to renew the wheels...
rims are schratched...
Spokes were bent...
Chain, sprockets, wheel bearings & seals are wasted...
Thats why I am now in this stage:
(already on both home made stands)
O my god, there is so much dirt everywhere. I really have to dissasemble whole bike to remove all the dirt from small hidden spaces around the engine, frame etc..
This is the best time to do all the maintenace work on the bike, so I will keep you on track with my work and all the findings... Hope this will be interesting for you.
Great machine for work with it...
Good job friend...
this all-around dirt seems very familiar to me... I think i´d seen this before... Montenegro, maybe?
degreaser should emusilfy the dirt and you can rinse it off. you only need a tooth brush or other brush where oil is mixed w/ dirt.
seems like way to much work to take the bike apart to clean. why not spray it with cleaner and hit it with a pressure washer? or atleast spray it 2x (leave it on for a bit each time) and spray it with hose.
i've done that with my dirty DR and never needed to remove parts of the bike and all the dirt came off.
Hey Naco, you are right!
You saw that dirt before.
It was hell of a trip
Eakins I understand you.
I did wash the bike a few times, but some spots are difficult to reach.
Second thing is that I have to change almost all bearings and semmerings, so cleaning is by the way easily done.
Third thing is that I couldnt do this if I did not disasembe my bike completely:
From this dirt:
To this beautifully renewed shiny chromed spikes:
Another example from this scrached and bent parts:
To this new look that will follow:
There is more to come in the near future...