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Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11175 on: September 08, 2017, 10:08:13 am »
Those tank bags sure do ride high and forward. The OEM and the City Bags ride back a bit more and they tuck into the tank more.
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Offline Squibb

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11176 on: September 08, 2017, 10:55:45 am »
Yesterday afternoon, went to Sywell aerodrome, near Northampton UK.

Several classic aircraft around, including 3 Spitfires (two 2-seaters for joy rides), a Hawker Fury & a DH Tiger Moth. Mental note to look again on the next sunny Sunday, as the old war birds based here fly in/out from Airshows.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11177 on: September 11, 2017, 10:06:36 pm »
Bled the rear brakes after replacing the pads yesterday.  Pulled the front wheel to find the slow leak that's been loosing 1-2 lbs per day after about 2k miles on Mitas E-07 Dakars.  Easy to spot the bead leak under water in a utility sink.  Broke the beads, cleaned, lubed and re-seated.  Stilled ended up with a super slow leak on the other side in another location.  Second time it finally seated perfectly.  Went for a quick test ride: Brakes  ::008::, Tires  ::008::, Cyclops LED headlights ::008::
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11178 on: September 11, 2017, 10:27:07 pm »
Did a few things today.
First I made a custom mount for my Techmount cell phone mount. It only comes with adapters to fit down to 7/8". So I ordered a bushing 1/2" id x 1" od x 1" long. I split in in half with a Dremel using a large cutoff wheel. Then filed it smooth and painted it with satin black rust paint. Then I was able to mount it to the 1/2" bar above the speedo using the 1" collar that comes with the Techmount.
I also mounted my Helibars riser. I found I didn't have to use the 6" brake line extension that comes with the kit though. Just using the method that Rox uses I found I had more than enough slack on the brake line. Sitting on the bike the new bar position feels perfect, I plan on going for a nice ride tomorrow to check it out.
I previously had put a Puig touring windshield on it as well as some Yamaha air deflectors and the Yamaha aluminum rock guard. I have no plans for any off road, the worst mine will ever see will be the odd gravel road. I just didn't like the oil pan exposed to any rocks that may fly up off the front tire.
Next up is the Puig engine guards that are on the way. I chose them not so much for protection (although they will help), but they look to be in the best position for adding a small set of highway pegs for long trips.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 11:27:20 am by Super08 »

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What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11179 on: September 12, 2017, 01:29:19 am »
Changed oil and filter then disassembled and lubed shifter pivot/linkage.


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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11180 on: September 26, 2017, 04:22:48 pm »
Rode from Williams to Payson(AZ) and back.  Getting a little chilly at 7000 ft elevation for a summer JACKET.  Trees are changing,and air is CLEAN!!
Ready for an ES after many other bikes!  Lot of time in Baja, the Rockies, and the Sierras. Got my 16 ES!

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11181 on: September 26, 2017, 08:02:05 pm »
Rode from Williams to Payson(AZ) and back.  Getting a little chilly at 7000 ft elevation for a summer JACKET.  Trees are changing,and air is CLEAN!!
It was 59* in the valley this morning. Have you ridden south on perkinsville road to Jerome for lunch?
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11182 on: October 01, 2017, 02:24:53 am »
Re-balanced the throttle bodies with the painted screw adjusted at 1/4 out instead of 3/4 turn out. It has been about 4,000 miles since I had done it anyways and the harmonizer was showing that the bodies were off balance by about 15 m/bar. Turning the painted screw back to 1/4 out from completely tight seemed to make the idle and lower rpm smoother, can't tell a difference on the top end though.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11183 on: October 01, 2017, 08:05:05 am »
Re-balanced the throttle bodies with the painted screw adjusted at 1/4 out instead of 3/4 turn out. It has been about 4,000 miles since I had done it anyways and the harmonizer was showing that the bodies were off balance by about 15 m/bar. Turning the painted screw back to 1/4 out from completely tight seemed to make the idle and lower rpm smoother, can't tell a difference on the top end though.


The Gen1 bikes were about 3/4 turn from seated. You're finding what other Gen2 owners have said (including me) that for the Gen2 bikes, 1/4 to 3/8 turn is about right.


This doesn't affect higher revs but sure makes a difference at idle and when initially coming from a stop.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11184 on: October 01, 2017, 04:00:43 pm »

The Gen1 bikes were about 3/4 turn from seated. You're finding what other Gen2 owners have said (including me) that for the Gen2 bikes, 1/4 to 3/8 turn is about right.


This doesn't affect higher revs but sure makes a difference at idle and when initially coming from a stop.

Yeah, I am glad it worked. I have my ECU flashed so I was a little worried that might affect something with the positioning of the painted screw but it didn't seem to.

With the painted screw 3/4 turn out, the vacuum cap on the right side TB was always wet with gas; which caused it to crack and rot. I am hoping having the painted screw 1/4 turn out prevents that problem. I was having to replace the vacuum cap every 6 months before because it was cracking, I think due to the ethanol gas soaking inside of it.

For anyone else that is wondering the cap is a standard 1/8" ID vacuum cap. The hose on the left side TB is 1/8" vacuum or fuel hose. I went with 1/8" Tygon fuel hose and it fits great. Tygon should be much more resistant to gas than regular hose. I wish someone made tygon vacuum caps though.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11185 on: October 01, 2017, 10:27:41 pm »
Did the repairs to the carbon hanger and end cap on my new-to-me leo Vince pipe. Got it installed and went for a ride. Lots of decel popping, but I'll probably just put a little bead of copper exhaust gasket in there to settle that down. Not loud at all, looks and sounds nice.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11186 on: October 04, 2017, 12:37:32 am »
Best $15 farkle yet. Throttle go or something like that. Works better than I expected and keeps the speed pretty consistent. Not factory cruise but I'm happy with it.

Oh and heated grips too!

Straightened the pics so you all don't crick your necks :D
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 09:14:57 pm by CentralCal »

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11187 on: October 04, 2017, 08:50:22 am »
Best $15 farkle yet. Throttle go or something like that. Works better than I expected and keeps the speed pretty consistent. Not factory cruise but I'm happy with it.
Yep, 'Go Cruise' is what I use too. Cheap and easy. Automatic off with a roll-off of the throttle.
I use a 'Vista Cruise' on Honda's though. Has to be turned on and off. Easy with a thumb bump.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11188 on: October 07, 2017, 02:04:16 pm »
Oil and filter change. Kinda crappy weather today. I'll do a foliage ride next weekend, figured I'd get this out of the way.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11189 on: October 07, 2017, 02:28:41 pm »
After "buggering up" one of my oil drain threads (and after unsuccessfully trying to repair it with a TIME SERT kit) I decided to replace the entire oil pan.   Was able to drop the oil pan - swap the necessary parts from the old one and complete the job in about 1.5 hours with help of my lovely WIFE!!!

"No Runs...No Leaks...No Errors".

The Time Sert Kit work great, but I was getting a small drip (1 or 2 every hour) from the back oil drain nut.  I just can't stand even a drop of ANYTHING dripping from my bike...I've witnessed far too many H/Ds "puddling" from the mid to late 70's (When AMF nearly destroyed the company name), and promised myself to never own a bike that dripped.
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