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DREW63 19 Apr 2006 09:59

spare parts in the usa
Hoping to cross usa next year ,part black top and part transam trail! Pretty much decided on taking the xt 600e but understand that spare parts/service may be a problem and on the short timescale we have for the trip a few days wait for a spare would be a disaster have any of you guys any thoughts on this?
cheers drew

Bill Ryder 20 Apr 2006 06:19

Yamaha 600
The problem is that particular bike hasn't been sold for a number of years here in the states. The nearest thing is the Grizzly 600 4X4 that was made for a couple of years 98-00. Buy some epoxy for a broken case when you get here and don't worry about chains tubes and the odd lever. The country is only 5K km across in a straight line. If you need some service I can fix it. You don't mind incorporating a few tractor parts do you?

DREW63 20 Apr 2006 09:58

tractor parts for my yam
hey thanks for your help guys i guess you dont think that the yam is such a great idea ,i seem to be spoilt for choice, what would you guys choose? maybe a tractor is the answer!
cheers drew:biggrin:

winmac 22 Apr 2006 18:13

I don't think it would matter what make of bike you are driving, if you have problems that reguire parts/repairs it wont happen near a dealership anyway. If you actually did breakdown infront of a dealership chances are they would have to order stuff, and be waiting a couple days. I say bring your bike, wouldn't you be more comfortable driving a bike knowing it's mainentence history.

DREW63 23 Apr 2006 13:40

going with the xt
yeah ,thanks for that winston think we're going with the xt, you can think these things over too much sometimes! we'll take well prepared bikes over carry some spares and just cope with whatever else comes along the way! Its all part of the trip!
cheers Drew:thumbup1:

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