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...