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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 19, 2023 at 2:18 PM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    All this changing tires talk! This showed up on my YouTube feed. Never even thought about putting the wheel on top of the new tire. Always struggled with a 5-gallon bucket moving all over the place.
    https://youtu.be/rCJmU0mIn_U?si=fFe0Y8fgJfLb8Be7
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2023 at 2:31 PM
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    I bought and used that on my last tire change, worked pretty good! I used it on a 21" which is at the limit of what it can do, and getting it adjusted to the correctly tension and insertion length was a but finicky but by the end of the rim I had a good system down.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2023 at 2:44 PM
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    OOOF cringe pushing directly with the rim on the ground / brake rotor. I always use lil wood blocks to space things up so that the rim / rotor / sprocket is never under pressure and that its only the lip of the rim being pushed on.

    Also problem with setting on top of new tire/other tire is it pushes the tire up and out of the center of the rim, on a bucket or something of the sort gravity helps you pull the tire down as the rim is supporting the weight.

    For me, ill pull both beads fully off their respective sides (so the rim is now INSIDE the tire), then the rim drops down and you can just pull it out of the tire rather than pulling the tire fully over the same rim lip (which will have a propensity for one to scratch the outside of the rim lip when levering over through the tire).
     
  4. Dec 19, 2023 at 3:50 PM
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    Came home today to find a box from Alaska from my ADVRider.com Secret Santa. Here's a few of the gifts I received.

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    Salmon jerky, smoked salmon in a can, a nice multi tool, a couple of books, and a cutting knife so sharp I had to put it away so Dianne doesn't lose a fingertip.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2023 at 4:00 PM
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    I haven't seen them in awhile but they made a similar stand that attached to the receiver hitch on a truck. I got to use one once and it was slick, the truck isn't moving so no trying to hold the stand from tipping while you're cranking on a tire iron. I could see myself adapting one like you posted to a hitch insert just to make it solid. When I'm too lazy to get out the tire irons my local shop charges me $25/wheel off the bike. I have a nice Nomar but I no longer have the bike I bought it for, it's great for big bike tires but not ideal IMO for dirt bike work.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2023 at 7:33 PM
    50Buck

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    Good info to know about Del Amo, as they are one that keeps popping up. I was just worried that a low price would then have another 20% added in stupid fees they don't disclose.

    I have bought most of my vehicles out of state, so I know to tell them they don't get to charge me for taxes. If I contact any the plan is to ask for an itemized breakdown of the OTD price. I want to know what the fees are. Think is, some of the prices are good enough that if it's not a bunch of extra tacked on, I don't care what they are divvying the money into on their end.


    Here's links to some I've found.


    Stock bike with fairly low mileage and the cheapest 2016+ showing up on cycle trader within a 1000 miles. This dealer, Wheels in Motion, also has several others with varying mileage that are also stock for under 10K.
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2022-Yamaha-Super+Tenere+ES-5029177605

    Same dealership, but this bike has some crash bars that look to be T-Rex Racing. I think the bars are hideous, but with Altrider no longer producing crash bars beggars can't be choosers.
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2021-Yamaha-Super+Tenere+ES-5027888504


    This one is also purely stock, but fewer miles for slightly more money.
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2022-Yamaha-Super+Ténéré+ES-5029346648

    This one has the Altrider bars and a skid, which is nice. Also, not black, so a bonus there. Downsides are the price is higher and it's not an ES model. They also have a disclaimer that the price doesn't have tax, licensing, documentation or added dealer mark-up in it.
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2017-Yamaha-Super+Ténéré-5029842759

    This one is in the opposite direction. Topeka, KS. Price isn't any better than the others, and it's higher mileage. BUT it has the full Altrider bars, skid, and a Yoshimura exhaust. My only hesitations are that it's 10K more miles than others similarly priced, and it looks like the previous owner cut out a chunk of the skid plate to make getting to the filter easier. Hard to tell though, because they only have 2 pics of the bike.
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2016-Yamaha-Super+Ténéré+ES-5027779449


    Finally, if I can't get over my bugaboo about buying used, there are some new ones that have crazy low prices listed. These are the ones I really worry are false numbers. This one is in Oklahoma.
    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2023-Yamaha-Super+Tenere+ES-5027205606
     
  7. Dec 19, 2023 at 7:50 PM
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    You should ride up and thank him next summer.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2023 at 8:21 PM
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    I threw on a few more stickers today. I think these are the last of the ones that @spencermarkd had sent me. I'm so bummed that I put so many stickers on the Versys and the bike is basically gone. :(

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    Delving into the weeds on stuff about the ST now. Found this video showing the bulb swap for the headlights.

    https://youtu.be/wYd4Mb8RKnU

    and this one for where the adjuster bolts are for them.

    https://youtu.be/X0c2-OUO70M


    Then I found this one that clarifies it, but the guy is speaking a different language (Portuguese I think) so have to turn the cc on. He also explains that the other video wasn't correct about the upper bolts. They are also for adjustment, but that you don't have to remove the assembly to make the adjustments.

    https://youtu.be/iynGDk_6L4g
     
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  10. Dec 19, 2023 at 9:03 PM
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    You need some more? I can send you an envelope full lol
     
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  12. Dec 19, 2023 at 9:49 PM
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    All good, thanks! I just really liked the ones you had sent me last time. Also I need to re-order a bunch of Iron Butt stickers as well.
     
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  13. Dec 20, 2023 at 12:51 AM
    50Buck

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    It'll still do more in the dirt than I have any desire to do. The bike would definitely not be the deficient part of the bike+rider equation for me. :rofl:


    https://youtu.be/soTex8MlQ0U
     
  14. Dec 20, 2023 at 3:27 AM
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    I'd suggest maybe not stressing so much about an ES variant. They're nice and that ease of adjustment is cool but beyond getting it set up when you first purchase do you think you're going to alter the setting that often? You can always upgrade the suspension on the regular model and likely have less money in it going that route.
     
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    Her. Did a little snooping and think I figured out who my Secret Santa is. Plus the handwriting in the card is definitely feminine.
     
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    I'm not really stressing it. The non ES are generally not much cheaper, or in the example I provided they are more expensive. If I can snag an ES within my budget, especially if it's kitted with decent bars or something, I'm happy to do so.
     
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  17. Dec 20, 2023 at 4:47 AM
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    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    For all the old timers that have been riding awhile got a question.

    buddy and I were looking on marketplace and stumbled upon a 1986 Kawasaki ninja 600r pretty cool bike tbh (like old school sport bikes) and in decent shape for 600 (doesn’t run and lost title been sitting awhile) so I was curious about getting it for cheap cheap and fixing it up but when I asked why it doesn’t run he said “idk why it doesn’t run but I do know the oil plug on the bottom of the motor blew out” my question is how tf does that happen? I’m guessing the motor is shot which would be a bummer since it’s body is in good shape.

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    Not a whole lot of reasons why a drain plug just "blows out". Not tightened properly when installed? Stripped out threads? Big question would be, how long was it run after that event? There was just a guy on ADVRider forum who did this on his CT125 Honda Trail when he failed to properly tighten it following an oil change. He was lucky and noticed it pretty quickly and that bike suffered no serious engine damage. You might get lucky and find that to be the case here. Put the back end up on a swingarm stand and see if the rear tire will rotate manually first. Might want to pull the plugs and squirt a little oil down the cylinders first.
     
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  19. Dec 20, 2023 at 5:52 AM
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    just a couple of things tbh
    haha i feel ya

    also again cant seeeee that lol
     
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    You can always pull it up on your phone or something off work premises. :p
     
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