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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
To encourage motorcycles for commuting
How much km's do you do per year? I only do around 10.000 total per year, of which 75% is for work, they didn't want to accept any less then 5 years. Still, I bought so much accessories and clothing this year I also should recieve around 4000€.
"But honey, it's all deductible!"
120km per working day
Ah that explains the km's :eek1
I now have around 14.500km from 1 december till today.
10.000km service done today, oil change + rear tire (went for a BW502, had excellent experience with these in the past)
Saw a brand new Worldcrosser in the workshop, asked about the parts being available serparately and they said "yes, but it's waaaaaaaay too much money!"
I recently had an experience with the BW502. There are at least three of them. H and V speed rated. Word has it that the V rated tire is better for the Tenere. One does not have a load rating letter (A through E). The second one has a load rating letter of E (after the word Radial). The E rated tire got 9,000 miles. The non load rated tire got 5,000 miles.
Might not work for you but Cycle gear has V rated tire for $136.14 (originally $203.xx). Still trying to find out which tire is the E rated tire. Left a voice mail a few minutes ago. Plus 10% discount this weekend only.
I've got 14.500km at the moment on my first set of BattleWings now
Excellent tires, but I'm going to try the K60s as my next ones.
Thanks for the intel Tomatocity, i'll have a look in the morning! I'm in europe btw, shipping a tire would negate all savings i'm afraid!
Good to hear dinx! 😃
I have bought two replacement BW502 Battlewings rears, one from Motorcycle Super Store and one from Chaparral. MC Super store lists 4 different ones and the E was stated as being OEM replacement for the Super Tenere. My recent shipment of a set of OEM BW502's from motorcycle super store was $121.59 for the rear and $97.84 for the front, delivered. That was on April 30. The rear is showing $127.99 today.
got my first ticket today on xtz....138kph...2kph more and i wouldv been walking !
So anyway was surprised when told speed on radar as exactly same as i saw on speedo when glanced down thinkin oooppps:eek1! 1km from home after 972km day. i thort the speedos read high on these?
Any sugestion on radar detectors
check it via GPS as my speedo is showing 100kmph actual is 92 kmph so a fair margin for error.
So who is HighADVTours?
Nice little ride. If your stuck at home here is 20 odd minutes....
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GPS speeds aren't exact either. Usually closer than the oem speedos but they can fluctuate a bit too.
These throttle cables are driving me nuts! They are right in the way, I can't see my instrument cluster.
I'm going to try rotating them down out of the way. Anyone do this? Have any lessons learned to share?
Hi CafeRacer ... I did that and the only thing you have to do is to get rid of the plastic little buttons on the 'cable holder' that prevent it to turn because they fit on holes drilled on the handlebar .... since I replaced my handlebar with a SW Motech Non Shock Endurance, I didn't want to drill any holes.
I just tie them to the handlebars with a tie-wrap. They're just long enough for that
Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable binding the throttle cables further down the bar - they work better with single-curve large radius bends and with plenty of slack to handle lock-to-lock steering angles.
My solution is to use a tie warp on the cables where they go through the guide to provide a "catch" that snags the guide and pulls the cables a little lower and below the line of view to the instrument panel. This works in a fashion, but the next time the steering goes to the full left lock, it unsnags so you have to re-snag it again to get the benefit.
Another person came up with this rather clever solution.
I'm going to look into the "rotate the housing" solution this winter.
Guys I went with Mark's second photo, the hose standoff and it works great for me. If you have any fuel line lying around with some zip ties give it a shot and see what you think.
Also, I tried the "fuse in the clutch wiring" mod. I was holding off until I got through the first 600 miles, but only made it to 500.
Wow. Just, wow. I don't care if it gains horsepower or loses mileage, it's just so much smoother. Love it. Someday I'll look into an ECM upgrade just to have the peace of mind that everything is tuned properly. But until then, I don't see this little fuse ever coming out.