Vintage Yamaha Enduro Rumblings
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|A series of monographs taken from a 1970's vintage Motorcycle Industry Council Publication given out to new off road motorcycle purchasers by dealers. We will be publishing the entire pamphlet here.
With a few handy tools, you can make emergency trailside repairs. But you may need a few basic components to replace the troublesome ones.
There is just no substitute for a broken chain link, so carry a repair kit that fits your bike's chain.
Spark plugs seem to whisker or foul with some regularity, take along a couple of the right type for your bike, in one of those carnp on holders with wrench included.
A length of gas Ìine may be handy when a branch rips one oii short. or the close proximity of hot cylinder fins melts a hole.
A can of tire inflator with sealant will get a slow leak back in action. A tube is a waste, if your flat is a bad puncture, ride it out, it's easier.
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Heating duct tape mends an amazing array of things. your pants, a leaky gas tank, a fractured fender. Plastic electrical tape also has its uses. Mechanics iron wire, fifty feet of it, takes up little room, but bails out countless loose parts.
A spare throttle cable, a spare clutch cable, these save real hassles getting home. A spare shift lever, a spare footpeg. these turn dismay to joy again. Likewise a spare handlever.
You can tape, bolt, wire this stuff somewhere on the bike, or carry it on your person. It'll all be worthwhile someday.
Carrying spares along will assure you that your bike will continue to carry you along when unanticipated trouble strikes way out there.