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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Riding from SF to Cabo Mexico

Howdy y'all. Hope all are well.

I still love my Amelia. 20,470 miles strong. for reference Amelia.

Right; next Friday I am leaving on an epic journey. A buddy and I will be leaving SF and heading to Cabo; me on Amelia and he on his BMW K75.

Wanted to collect a few thoughts; First, I've decided I am going with a set of new Scorpions; anyone have any experience? I also ordered a new sprocket; chain; pads and rotors. I will do the work in my garage so I can pack a proper road tool kit.

About 2100 miles ago I had the bike at Yamaha. Under plan I bought back in 11 (and that was the last service on it.....) they did a full tune up including flushing the brake fluid and coolant; plus fuel/air filter. The old guy there gave it a serious once over, tightened a bunch of stuff (replaced the two bolt/nuts I replaced with "whatever") and a good test ride.

That knocks out plugs, coolant, brake fluid, air/fuel filters, oil change, sprocket, chain, tires, pads and rotors, clutch cable (looking very warn), will have the battery tested before I go too; what am I forgetting?

I just did a full once over before I sat down to type this and everything seems dry, tight and in order. With exception to the missing cap for my USB connector (which needed to be re-mounted anyway).

I will pack fuses, plug kit, plugs, fuel filter, air filter, duct tape, zip ties, and a hexkey. and this killer LED flashlight I found...

Thoughts?
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sounds like you have it pretty much thought out. Don't forget to take a can ,or 2 of fix-a-flat. And stash some cash in different spots on the bike, in case you get robbed, or in a jam. US dollars are desirable down yonder. If you can take a collapsable container for gas,and water...may be a good idea. Keep us posted, and we wanna see some pics! I know I'll never set foot in that country, so I'll only ever get to see it via photography

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you got it! i'll update upon return.
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Howdy y'all. Hope all are well.

I still love my Amelia. 20,470 miles strong. for reference Amelia.

Right; next Friday I am leaving on an epic journey. A buddy and I will be leaving SF and heading to Cabo; me on Amelia and he on his BMW K75.

Wanted to collect a few thoughts; First, I've decided I am going with a set of new Scorpions; anyone have any experience? I also ordered a new sprocket; chain; pads and rotors. I will do the work in my garage so I can pack a proper road tool kit.

About 2100 miles ago I had the bike at Yamaha. Under plan I bought back in 11 (and that was the last service on it.....) they did a full tune up including flushing the brake fluid and coolant; plus fuel/air filter. The old guy there gave it a serious once over, tightened a bunch of stuff (replaced the two bolt/nuts I replaced with "whatever") and a good test ride.

That knocks out plugs, coolant, brake fluid, air/fuel filters, oil change, sprocket, chain, tires, pads and rotors, clutch cable (looking very warn), will have the battery tested before I go too; what am I forgetting?

I just did a full once over before I sat down to type this and everything seems dry, tight and in order. With exception to the missing cap for my USB connector (which needed to be re-mounted anyway).

I will pack fuses, plug kit, plugs, fuel filter, air filter, duct tape, zip ties, and a hexkey. and this killer LED flashlight I found...

Thoughts?
Sounds good. I was going to recommend my trusty duct tape but I'm glad that you already have it covered.
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