Thanksgiving 2022 Ride - We're taking three(3) 2012 Super Tenere to Baja!

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Getting closer to the departure. It's super cold and it's been snowing a lot in Tahoe, so the first day is going to be a bit of an adventure...

2 of us are leaving for Reno, and one of us from San Francisco. We'll meet somewhere near the border. We're hoping to cross early Friday morning and catch the Baja race somewhere.

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This K60 make it the whole trip? How many miles already on this tire ?
Have an awesome trip ! ! !
 
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I wore Bell for years and always with Transitions visors, day and night. I assume they say "day use only" for some legal reasons but I never had any issues with night usage.

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Thanks for confirming my suspicion. Transition lens it is.
 
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This K60 make it the whole trip? How many miles already on this tire ?
Have an awesome trip ! ! !
No, my friend Jorge is getting a set of new Mitas in San Diego (actually bought from a guy on this forum). We have brand new K60 on the 2 other bikes, I actually just finished now mounting the wheels.

Interesting tidbit - both have the same mileage/same year (2012/~25000 miles). On the black one, the damper rubbers inside the hub were all separated (the little tab was broken). On the blue one, they were all still intact and tight, which made mounting the wheel back a lot more challenging...I don't know if that set was replaced at some point, or if the black back was more abused...
 

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No, my friend Jorge is getting a set of new Mitas in San Diego (actually bought from a guy on this forum). We have brand new K60 on the 2 other bikes, I actually just finished now mounting the wheels.

Interesting tidbit - both have the same mileage/same year (2012/~25000 miles). On the black one, the damper rubbers inside the hub were all separated (the little tab was broken). On the blue one, they were all still intact and tight, which made mounting the wheel back a lot more challenging...I don't know if that set was replaced at some point, or if the black back was more abused...
Have a great trip. Those bumpers are pretty expensive to replace. Helpful hint- next time you have any trouble with those bumpers, mist them with a touch of silicon spray, they will slide right on with no trouble.
 
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Working on the route now...it's been a while since last time we went through Baja and I don't remember which border crossing we took.

Any preference between Tecate or Mexicali?
 
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Well I just realized that my cigarette lighter does not have power...is there a fuse somewhere for that plug? anything else I could check?

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Well I just realized that my cigarette lighter does not have power...is there a fuse somewhere for that plug? anything else I could check?

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Yeah, there is a 3 amp fuse. Pull the right side cover. Should see two fuse boxes on the right side near the top.


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Have a great trip. Those bumpers are pretty expensive to replace. Helpful hint- next time you have any trouble with those bumpers, mist them with a touch of silicon spray, they will slide right on with no trouble.
You can extend the life of the cush drive rubbers by cutting strips of inner tube and slipping them between the segments. I also grease them. Seemes to extend life and makes everything stick together for reassembly. the 660 ate those things
 
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We made it to Los Barriles!! It was an amazing trip! We are still here around for a few days. The only real issue we had is that the front fork seals blew on my bike. I need to come up with a plan to get the forks rebuilt somewhere down here.

I'll post a better update soon.

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