Monday, 17 October 2011

Mr. T is ......Done!

Well after the final part arrived from Adventure Designs in the U.S.A. the AltRider Skid Plate & I had picked myself up of floor after reading the staggering import Tax, V.A.T. and handling charge bill!!!

Don't you just love living on an island!

I set about fitting the AltRider Skid Plate this morning which went on a breeze. The only issue I had was with the front nearside fixing bracket. I fitted the side bolt before the front one which made tightening the front bolt impossible and so I had to remove them both and start with the front one firstsas the spanner access is very tight. However the finished item looks very impressive. I do not think I will be leaving it on when Mr. T goes in for a service mind as it will add at least 30 minutes removal time to the servicing bill.

Well sorted!

This is the final "Farkle List" 

Keith Dixon Motorcycles supplied
Mr. T a Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z
Yamaha Heated Grips
Yamaha LED Indicators
Yamaha Wind Deflectors 
Yamaha Tank Protector
Oxford Gloss Black Paint Protection Film (self made tank side protectors)
Fender Extender on front mudguard

R&G Racing supplied
R&G Crash Bobbins on front spindle
R&G Shock absorber Cover

Zen Overland supplied
Kriega Fork Seal Protectors

Kit I transferred from my FJR

Pazo Stubbie Clutch & Brake Levers
Starcom One Intercom
Garmin Zumo 660
Touratech UK Zumo Mount

Nippy Norman supplied
FuzzBox Fitted for all auxiliary wiring

Metal Mule supplied
Metal Mule Pannier Rack

Metal Mule 38 and 45 Litre Panniers came from a great guy in Cambridge, a Paris Dakar Rider no less.

Adventure Designs supplied
AltRider Crash Bars
AltRider Skid Plate
Mk3 Wide Pivot Pegz

Touratech UK supplied
Fog Lights
Handelbar Bag
Screen Adjuster
Garmin Zumo Mount
Hand Guards & Red Wind Deflectors
Anodi to replace the Yamaha rubber rubbish
Heal Guards left and right
Lambda Sensor Cover
Side Stand Base Extension (which I think cases the bike to tip over more easily)
Anodised End Caps to replace the Yamaha rubber bungs
Side Stand Switch Protectors
ABS Sensor Protectors
Rear Brake Reservoir Protector
Zega Topcase Rack Top Box Rack)
Zega Rapid Lock Topcase (Top Box) Plus Locks

Yamaha Panniers, Top Box & Rack, Crash Bars, Skid Plate, Hand Guards plus PIAA Fog Lights all removed/replaced.

The Panniers almost fouled the rear wheel when the bike fell over at the stand still (see previous posts). The hand guards twisted round in the fall as they were attached to the bar end, mirror mount and worst of all the brake and clutch lever pivot pin's. I would hate to see the damage these would cause in an accident at speed. The lock in the top box disintegrated whilst out riding, I have no idea why, what so ever!

PIAA Fog lights had to come off as they looked like a pair of Mickey Mouse ears added as an afterthought and looked crap. Crash Bars and Skid Plate well, they just didn’t inspire confidence with the skid plate being bolted to the sump with 10mm Alan bolts.

So Mr. T has gone from this.......

To this!

and from this................

to the finished item ....... Done!

& I for one am really pleased with the outcome!

I have a great time sourcing all the parts from various places around the globe and so without further ado, here is the walk around video.

Mr. T "There are many like him but he is mine!"
Yahama Super Tenere XT1200C

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