Hey Yoop...glad to see you home, safe and sound. I have to tell ya...what I get from reading your running log...at Venture, and here...is that you had a pretty grueling 'track test' for any brand of motorcycle and engine/tranny/power transmission configuration. Your complaints, were not with the SVTC, but with getting expendables (tires, perhaps a drive belt if needed...) things that WILL wear out, and will wear out at different mileage logs, based on where the operation of the motorcycle was. I am very much gratified, that you were in some of the hottest topography, and no engine or transmission problems. You were running up mountain grades, with that SVTC loaded to the gills...and no problems taking on those inclines...and in the end...the SVTC faithfully got you home.
Great news...and most encouraging for a first year bike,,, with first year dealer support metrics and logistics....parts in stock, tires in stock, drive belts in stock...grommets...anything. I just ordered 6 side panel grommets from my dealer (because I anticipate them on the right side, ripping, with the putting it on, and taking it off for one up/ two up rear suspension settings and my Battery Tender lead location behind it. The story on the grommets? 3 weeks to get them. So....I'll bitch about not being able to get a tire within 24 hours of ordering, delivered to my or any dealer (if not already in stock) in about the next 18 months.
Yoop, this is a new bike, new tire size...and it has always taken 18-24 months to have the dealers sort out what they anticipate owners will need, at what mileage that will need it...and in fact my own Yama Mama dealer is going to now stock those side panel grommets, because he sees logistically wise, that they will be wanted by other SVTC and Eluder riders...
So...I take away that you had in fact, a spectacular first year, major trip...and that your SVTC gave no mechanical 'stop-the-show' during those 10,000 miles! Bravo, to Yamaha, and to your SVTC.
Tires? Dealer Logistics regarding them? Pffff.....that will follow. If you would of had an engine seizure, tranny fail,...wheel bearing failure...drive belt split....THAT would concern me, as a fellow owner...not that dealers in bum (you know what) Egypt....didn't have one (front or rear OEM) in stock, or their supply network, couldn't 24 hour it, to them...for myself...not an issue.
Congrat's on your fantastic trip....your SVTC faithfully delivered you back to your front door! THAT'S what matters....tires...we all replace....