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Super Tenere XTZ1200

Time for adventure, time for the super tenere! The bike was purchased standard except for a remus slip-on and unifilter air filters, but by the time I have finished with it, it will be Suuppeeeerpurb!

Shinko E705 Rear Tyre

Even though the K60 still had some meat on it and could probably have lasted another 1500km I decided to change it as I was going on the Snowy ride  and did not want to worry about the rear tyre.

As happened to me a few years back on my 2006 Suzuki GSXR1000 (what a bike) I ran out of tyre and after I found a guy with a tyre, the cost and waiting around put me off.

My advice "if in doubt change it out!". Read more about Shinko E705 Rear Tyre

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Rear Wheel

Replacing the Rear Wheel Bearings

Its always a good idea to check the wheel bearings and brake pads etc. when changing your tyres and guess what... I need new rear wheel bearings and brake pads...

Not bad as the bike has now done 43,187km and as the second owner I'm guessing they have not been done before.

Step 1 - Identify the Bearing Codes and Source them - unless you go directly to Yamaha in which case you will be paying more. Also buying some kits out there may not contain quality bearings so may not last another 40k..

Step 2- Replace the bearings and seals if required. Read more about Replacing the Rear Wheel Bearings

Parts Worked On: 

  • Rear Wheel

New Tyre Time - Shinko 705

After destroying the rear Dunlop Arrowmax (4800km life span) on the Snowy ride it was time to put new boots on the XT12. The problem was due to my financial circumstances I had to think budget, and this is where the Shinko's came in. At $330AUD a pair fitted (loose wheels) at MCA nothing was going to beat the price. Read more about New Tyre Time - Shinko 705

Parts Worked On: 

  • Front Wheel, Rear Wheel