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  1. RCinNC

    Steering head bearing replacement

    Have any of you guys ever ordered replacement OEM steering head bearings and races? I was looking on Rocky Mountain ATV's website today and they list the bearings, but their parts diagram doesn't depict the upper and lower races. I contacted Rocky Mountain, and they said the races were...
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    Backup Camera

    I know this is pretty far from motorcycle stuff, but.... Christmas is approaching. The significant other wants a backup camera for her 2010 Honda CR-V. She already has a Sony XAV-AX100 head unit, and I'd like to find a good camera that's compatible with it. I'm not much of a tech geek, so I...
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    OsmAnd and the MABDR

    I'll preface this by saying that I'm not trying to start yet another "GPS Vs Smart Phone Navigation" thread. Between here and other MC forums, I think there's enough written about that to rival the page count of War and Peace. I still use a Garmin 2455 to navigate, but I've been...
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    Hub Clutch Bearing replacement

    I just got done having the rear wheel bearings replaced on my 2014 S10 (drive side was okay, but the non-drive side was really notchy). I was checking the bearing in the clutch hub and it was good, but I noticed that the part numbered "12" in the photo (the parts diagram calls it a wheel...
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    Bearing suppliers

    Have any of you guys sourced quality wheel bearings for the S10 from an online retailer? I don't mean something like All Balls, more along the line of a place that sells something like Koyo, Nachi, SKF, etc. If you have, can you tell me what retailer you used? I've been trying to find a site...
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    JB Weld is Awesome

    I was changing the oil on the bike yesterday; when I went to spin off the oil cap, it broke into three pieces in my hand. Fortunately it was the cap part that broke, and not the threads. I've never seen that happen before, and it's actually the first thing that's ever broken on the S10 in...
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    Reverse bleeding issue

    Yesterday I flushed the brake and clutch fluid using the reverse bleeding method. It's the first time I've tried this; usually I use a vacuum pump. The process worked fine for the clutch, rear brakes, and right side front caliper. However, on the left front caliper, I couldn't push brake...
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    Homemade Top Case quick release

    I was asked about this in another thread by a member; I didn't want to hijack the other thread, so I'm posting this here. The top case quick release was designed in conjunction with a homemade luggage rack, so they would work as a system. The system was designed around a bicycle seatpost quick...
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    Rear axle pinch bolt

    Anyone know the size of the rear axle pinch bolt? I'm changing my rear tire and mine is gone ..no doubt because I didn't tighten it when I had my swingarm off recently. I'm going to order an OEM one, but for now I'm just getting one from the hardware store. It'll save a lot of bother if I...
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    Fork Service Question

    I have a 2014 S10 with almost 56,000 miles. It's time for my second fork service. I've done it before, so the removal/disassembly isn't a big deal. I'm wondering how many of you would preemptively replace the fork seals if you were doing the same job. Nothing's leaking at the moment. If you...
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    Question About Swing Arm Removal

    I have a 2014 S10. I'm in the process of removing the rear swingarm for maintenance. I've reached the point in the procedure where it calls for the removal of the pivot shaft end plate. It's really tight between the U-joint and the pivot shaft end plate, and I can't get one of my ratchets...
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    Best way to lift the front of an S10?

    I have the OEM skid plate on my S10. In the past, when I've done front end maintenance (like removing the forks and steering head), I've put the bike on the center stand, put a jack under the front of the skidplate, and then tilted the bike towards the rear with the jack until the front end...
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    Aftermarket rear turn signals

    My tool tube interferes slightly with my right rear turn signal. I was toying with the idea of building a turn signal relocation bracket that would cure the problem. I don't want to alter the OEM signals, and am considering a set of cheaper aftermarket ones I can experiment with. I'm not an...
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    Soft pannier attachment system for HT racks

    I designed this setup to work with my Happy Trail racks, but it could probably be adapted to work with other types. As always, I post these projects in case someone else can use them as inspiration for their own stuff, in much the same way I did when I first got an ADV bike and got ideas for my...
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    Bearing questions

    I've researched this through the forum and I think I've gotten some conflicting info, so I wanted to consolidate it here and see if anyone can help. I'm going to buy some wheel bearings from a bearing supplier for the S10, and I want to make sure I'm getting the right ones. I'm attaching this...
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    Question Where did our photo albums go?

    I searched to see if this question has come up before, but couldn't find anything. I didn't notice this until today, but how do we go about accessing our photo albums on this site? I had a bunch of pictures on here, and I don't see any obvious way to access them since the new site design.
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    Thoughts about bike longevity....

    Hello all....I have a 2014 Super Tenere (non ES), with just 100 miles shy of 53,000 miles on it. Obviously I ride it a lot, but it hasn't seen anything more "off-roady" than gravel roads (and the Shafer Rim Trail). Everything on the bike is original except for the rear shock, which was...
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    Necessary items for valve check and manual CCT install

    I'm getting set up to have a shop do my second valve check, and I'm going to have them install a Graves manual CCT at the same time. Last time I had a shop do this, they didn't bother to have any of the expendable items like gaskets on hand when the job was scheduled, causing a lot of...
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    Reliable supplier for OEM parts

    I'm prepping for a trip next month, and my usual go-to online OEM part s supplier (Rocky Mountain ATV) is backordered on the parts I need. I don't want to risk the parts not being here in time, so I'm looking for an alternate supplier. Can anyone here vouch for someone online they've dealt...
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    Water Pump Drain Bolt Crush Washer

    Maybe one of you S10 parts gurus can help... I'm getting ready to flush the radiator. Today I made an hour and a half ride to my nearest Yamaha dealer, to find out they don't stock esoteric things like "Yamaha parts", so I was unable to get a replacement crush washer for the drain bolt on the...
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