Post by stoltecmoto on Aug 4, 2017 20:04:01 GMT -7
For those who may not follow along with our build thread (shameless plug, you should!)...
While returning home on a recent trip, I ran into some pretty severe thunderstorms. I was headed up over the Blue Ridge Mountains making my way to the highway (schedule limited) and it started to POUR. Like, toad-choker kind of pour. So, I made my way to the nearest pull-off to don the rain gear. There was a nice open parking area that looked well-enough.
Unfortunately, the parking area must have tar and chipped the day before. While it felt pretty solid riding and walking on it, I watched the bike fall over while putting the rain gear on under a nearby tree. AGAIN! For those playing along from home, you'll recall this is the SECOND time the -10 has decided to take a nap...
The kickstand pushed right through the chips and fell onto its side. This time, it was in a slight dip, was loaded up with another 50 lbs of gear and luggage, and was POURING rain. Everything in the top case was laying on the ground, also getting poured on. I don't know when I'll laugh about this, but it isn't today. 500 lbs of wet bike while in full gear (with rains)...ugh.
The good news is that the Woodcraft frame sliders, engine protectors, axle sliders, and rearsets kept the pricey painted surfaces off the ground. Aside from being covered in gooey tar, the bike was unscathed. Thank God.
As you can see, the damage was limited to the nylon pucks on the frame/axle sliders and the aluminum skid plate on the engine protector. The tip of the rearset peg is scratched, too.
The 8 hour ride that followed my aqua-infused deadlift session got me thinking. Back in June, I picked up some debris in the rear tire while on a dirt road.
Yes, that is a piece of hex stock - the end of a bit driver! As you can see from the picture, it's good to be prepared. After a little fiddling, the Dynaplug kit and air compressor had us back on the road.
Moral of the story? It's good to be prepared. If it weren't for the crash protection and tire supplies, both trips would have been MUCH less enjoyable.
As such, we're going to run a sale for the remainder of the month. If you're headed out on a trip this month, consider the following:
And we'll throw in a freeDynaPlug tire repair kit. Buy both the axle sliders AND the engine protectors and we'll throw in two DynaPlug kits. Stick the second kit on your other bike or your car/truck...
For those who aren't familiar with the DynaPlug kit, check our link (above). Easy plugging that can be done on the side of the road. No need to dismount the tire to patch and the plugs can be double and triple layered for big holes (like what happened here).
Add the items to your cart and use the coupon code SPORTOUR2017 to deduct the value of the Dynaplug kit. Sale ends at midnight eastern time 8/31/17!
stealthunion: I am interested in the OEM bar if you still have them. How much shipped to Seattle, WA? Thanks!
Feb 9, 2019 13:01:12 GMT -7
tupphead: Jesus I'll get it right eventually BSD Performance
Jan 18, 2019 11:14:35 GMT -7
tupphead: I meant BAD Performance in Peterborough which is closer forme
Jan 18, 2019 11:10:49 GMT -7
tupphead: Thanks for the link exuptoy It's a good vid, but Bristol is a bit of a treck for me.
Jan 18, 2019 11:07:49 GMT -7
joeysako: Hey guys! I bought my '17 FZ-10 a little over a week ago. Brand new with "0" miles. I am coming from an 09 R1 and I still ride an 07 Warrior. I do love my Yamahas First upgrade will be a 2wheeldyno ECU flash and not sure which pipe....
Jan 17, 2019 5:11:51 GMT -7
miel12: Hello guys gonna get the mt10 soon . Just dropped by to say hello and join the community
Dec 9, 2018 14:04:22 GMT -7
isaac: New member, new listing... PM or view my latest post in the sale thread for details
Nov 24, 2018 20:22:57 GMT -7
exuptoy: 600 mile service now done woohoo
Nov 14, 2018 6:27:13 GMT -7
squid4life: Dammit....just the story of my life....always Late..
Nov 9, 2018 15:59:57 GMT -7
squid4life: Do you still have the bottom piece(the one that covers the key hole)? Also i will like the plate light...if so lmk..
Nov 9, 2018 15:57:25 GMT -7
squid4life: Are you still selling the bike?
Nov 3, 2018 3:06:18 GMT -7
dharma54: Greetings to all, hope everyone is healthy and happy !
Nov 2, 2018 13:00:59 GMT -7
exuptoy: Hi guys, newbie here from the uk. Just felt I had to register as I have today fitted the Leo to my 2018 10. Awesome sound on it but still a little loud with my Scorpion RP1-GP. Hope you guys like it.
Oct 29, 2018 12:27:57 GMT -7