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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11115 on: August 09, 2017, 05:21:56 pm »
Was passing a Ford Excursion on a dirt road in Colorado and he decided to turn left as I was approaching his front bumper.i had honked my horn right before he pulled right and hit his brakes. I thought he was pulling over for me...I was wrong. broken left fibula, tibia, and fractured right scaphoid. "SPOT" dispatched emergency sevice and I laid on the ground for less than an hour. First bones I have ever broken. Quite an experience


Ouch - Sounds like you'll heal but no fun none the less.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11116 on: August 09, 2017, 05:38:20 pm »
Yeah, but healing at our age is a little slower than it used to be.  I am hoping that you "only" suffered broken bones, and not torn ligaments/tendons.  My son broke his scaphoid in four places.  THAT was a piece of cake to fix/heal compared to his ACL/PCL/MCL tears.  Get to feeling better, and hope the healing process goes by quickly.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11117 on: August 10, 2017, 08:46:24 am »
Was passing a Ford Excursion on a dirt road in Colorado and he decided to turn left as I was approaching his front bumper.i had honked my horn right before he pulled right and hit his brakes. I thought he was pulling over for me...I was wrong. broken left fibula, tibia, and fractured right scaphoid. "SPOT" dispatched emergency sevice and I laid on the ground for less than an hour. First bones I have ever broken. Quite an experience

Ouch, that sucks!  Glad you're still here to tell the tale...
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11118 on: August 10, 2017, 10:20:26 am »
After tolerating poor low speed running for far too long, I finally invested in a pair of balance gauges.
I followed the instructions in the knowledge base section.
Painted air screw out 3/4 from fully in and the set the right hand cylinder to match.
As I had the tank up I also to the opportunity to rotate the throttle bodies through their full range, a tip I picked up on this forum only yesterday.
A quick test ride and to say I'm a happy bunny would be a massive understatement.
I can't remember the last time it ran so well.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11119 on: August 10, 2017, 11:24:36 am »
After tolerating poor low speed running for far too long, I finally invested in a pair of balance gauges.
I followed the instructions in the knowledge base section.
Painted air screw out 3/4 from fully in and the set the right hand cylinder to match.
As I had the tank up I also to the opportunity to rotate the throttle bodies through their full range, a tip I picked up on this forum only yesterday.
A quick test ride and to say I'm a happy bunny would be a massive understatement.
I can't remember the last time it ran so well.

Hi Dave
Can you describe the rotation of the bodies or show me a link to the thread or post
Many thanks
Rob

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11120 on: August 10, 2017, 12:59:06 pm »
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11121 on: August 10, 2017, 02:06:05 pm »
Hi Dave
Can you describe the rotation of the bodies or show me a link to the thread or post
Many thanks
Rob



Two more threads to be aware of. Both are stacked in the Power and Exhaust sub-forum.


http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=19442.0
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=1973.0
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11122 on: August 10, 2017, 05:57:11 pm »
Changed the oil and installed a PIAA 500 Mhz horn.  I bet I get people's attention when I hit the horn now!  ::013::
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11123 on: August 10, 2017, 06:15:02 pm »
Did you put it in the stock location? That one doesn't need a relay does it? The horn that's on this thing has to go!

I installed a mount ring for my bags connection tank bag. I've recieved a couple of other items, but it may be a few days till they get installed.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11124 on: August 11, 2017, 12:48:15 am »

Two more threads to be aware of. Both are stacked in the Power and Exhaust sub-forum.


http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=19442.0
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=1973.0


Many thanks....love Fred's post!

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11125 on: August 11, 2017, 12:49:01 am »

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11126 on: August 11, 2017, 06:59:51 am »
Did you put it in the stock location? That one doesn't need a relay does it? The horn that's on this thing has to go!

I installed a mount ring for my bags connection tank bag. I've recieved a couple of other items, but it may be a few days till they get installed.

Replaced the stock. Put a 90 degree bend in the mounting bracket to help keep water out of it. After reading on here, it seems to do fine without a relay.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11127 on: August 11, 2017, 04:07:58 pm »
New LED headlights and marker lights.  Way better lighting than stock bulbs.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11128 on: August 13, 2017, 05:09:07 am »
Took the luggage off after a two week holiday and went for a blast around some country roads - I love that I can sit on this bike for so many days/miles & when i get back the first thing i want to do is go for a ride :)

Will post a route & some pics in the appropriate forum soon.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11129 on: August 13, 2017, 10:33:26 pm »
Hit 62k miles today on my 2014 and just changed the oil!

 

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