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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
The lake silly. A good soaking will do you good by then.
Wallace is finally ready for shipping to the USA next month.
Here are some pictures taken with an unnamed object.
Wolfman panniers strapped to the front roll cage, Metal Mule panniers and rack, MRA screen and a modified head rest from a smashed up British Postal service van, now reincarnated into Karen's back rest. (I had to put something there, she got used to the 52 liter Givi box and pad.) Also the hand guards are extended with re-modded go-kart number plates.
Touratech 3 liter fuel can and bottle rack, large Wolfman kit bag and a Yamaha tank bag. Seats are covered with Airhawk bum savers and a dead animals previous coat.
Power Commander and O2 Optimiser, covered in plastic because I am paranoid.
I do not like the way the headlight come on automatically. I prefer approaching a dodgy Police check point unannounced so I installed a push switch (under tank rim) to turn then off when I felt like it. Also here is my Slime pump attachment.
Underseat crap includes Autocom, extra fuse box for heated clothing, Sat Nav and Auto com. Also here is the USB leads from my Power Commander and Oplimiser for adjusting on the move.
It bugged me that there was no where to secure my helmets, both for the flight and when wandering around US cities. So, I placed a steel cable in a plastic tube, looped the ends and added a mini carabina. Now I can secure them
The cockpit has a Zumo 660, a Waspworks screen adjuster (Thanks Greg ), a remounted grip heater, a Power Commander Map switch (the green one), a switch to cut the Autocom microphones (left handlebar), a switch to cut the Autocom off completely (right handlebar) and Rox anti vibration risers.
Because I have already bent the gear lever out, I stuck a tether on the brake lever and....
...the gear lever.
On top of this I have put stainless spokes on ( a long time ago), I have cable tied the spokes together. I have an SW-Motech bash plate and have fitted K60s tyres at both ends.
Oh and guess what........ I am waiting for a stronger rear shock absorber
"R1200GS faces third recall"
more here: http://www.bmwcca.org/node/5522
Shoot fast. It's sinking in the dirt as I type.:eek1 Maybe the Rover wasn't so bad after all.
You also missed a great packing spot on top of the side bags. You're not done yet.
Oh, does this bring back TERRIBLE memories of my GS12. :eek1:eek1:eek1I'm convinced the real German engineers ended up in Siberia after WW2. My Tenere has WAAY too much hi tekkie stuff on it to suit me but unlike my GS,the Yamaha works.
Nah, you gotta leave some room for Karen's shopping. My wife likes to antique, here's my Tiger in Oregon, we live in Canada.
I just order a full Gerbing's outfit... and reading your post, I just want to confirm if we can simply connect the Gerbing's cable to the battery.
I wondered where all our old shit went.
I can't imagine why you would need a stronger shock. I would think you would need two of them.
Wallace is looking good Ray.
I hope the USA ride goes fantastic for Ray and I'm sure much plans have gone into it, but just to be sure, you are not riding up to Northern Alaska before mid June I hope?
I would like to say you are wrong bit I can't. Aside from a couple of fillings to fit the bags there is nothing loaded onto the bike yet and I haven't started with Karen's shoes yet
I did not know this before I spoke to the owner of the UK arm of Gerbings but there are differences in the controls supplied to UK and USA bikes.
Along with the jacket comes (here anyway) a direct battery lead which on its own is useless as the jacket gets too hot and it means pulling the plug in and out to control the temperature. On top of this, if the supplied leads are the same, they are not long enough to reach the rear passenger seat as the Yamaha, unlike most bikes, has the battery beside the engine. On mine I have a direct connection to the controller for me and via the fuse box for Karen.
I have 2 excuses. 1) I am old and 2) I am fat. There's no need to rub it in.
Thanks, it is around about then. I previously asked advice from the NA inmates and as such we are going to Florida first to use up some of the calender.
I would like to be retired like you Ray... I envy you!!
We're equal then. I envy your bike.
Old Git, I'm shure jaumev is willing to exchange is bike for your retirement, after is tornée around Morocco, of course.
I'm also trying to take my S10 to Toronto, and from there ride to Ouray, for the gathering, but I only have 2 weeks will see.
Any suggestions?? Insurance ? ( the bike transport is no problem )
Any help will be appreciated
Well if I didn't mention it plurc surely would. Just think of me as a pluric understudy. I will take the cheapest of shots.
You have to jump in on that, I would be a hypocrite to go there.
On second thought, I'm not as old and maybe not as fat.
No doubt!!! I have a nice bike but I would prefer more time to ride....
Yes I do...
Try http://www.motorcycleexpress.com They will provide cover for the US and Canada.
My quotes were $482 for full cover, bike valued at $15000, and $294 for third party. Both for 6 months duration.
In its current paper edition, French Moto Journal has tested all the big trailies.
Link for the cover page :
No surprise : At the end, "ze germans" win...
But our beloved S10 is last in each criteria and considered already outdated !
The ad budget of Yamaha Motor France must be very low !
It may be in last place but at least it starts every time I go for a ride and the dealers don't screw you to death. They never factor in reliability in thier test.