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Offline Defekticon

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10980 on: June 16, 2017, 08:13:31 pm »
Defekticon:

How do you keep your's charged, and do you have a permanent battery connection if / when you need to use it?

It holds a charge for a long period of time. I was able to jump my KTM after not charging for >6 months sitting in my pannier. It's a lithium ion battery which has a flat discharge rate. I've considered taking an SAE plug and cutting the fuse out of it in order to make a remote jump wire to connect to the battery without taking off the side panel, but I usually don't have to jump it very often, and the side panel is easy to remove, even with the alt rider crash bars.


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Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10981 on: June 16, 2017, 08:43:31 pm »
I've got a set of booster cables in the bottom of a pannier. ::008::
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10982 on: June 16, 2017, 09:17:21 pm »
I can tell you to not bother with the cut-off SAE wiring.  It will melt / burn before starting the cycle.

Or, it will just not pass enough current, and will appear as if the lithium backup, is not doing the job, when in fact it would be the wiring is inadequate.

You need something like what Don carries, but wire that in directly. Not an easy task...
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Offline Davesax36

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10983 on: June 17, 2017, 11:24:32 am »
Not all today but over the past 2 weeks. This is my 3rd Tenere so I had a pretty good idea what works for me as far as farkles go.

I bought it.


I went with Givi crash bars this time. I had Hepco Becker on my last 2 S-10's and I wanted to try something different.


As far as comfort for me, I like grip puppies to fatten up the bars and tech specs so I can grip the tank when I'm flogging the bike around twisters.

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My first S-10 I had Jesse bags and the second I had givi trekkers I think. This time I went with the OEM Yamaha bags. I got them for a bargain and they fit the bike well. If I need more room I'll just strap a duffel to the back.

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Got the 600 mile service done at the dealer and ran it up past 800 miles afterwards today.
Still deciding which skid plate to go with. I had the H & B the last 2 times and it worked well but we'll see.
I ordered the rubber spacers for the seat mod today.

Love this bike...


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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10984 on: June 17, 2017, 12:14:42 pm »
If my battery was dead and I didn't have one of them fancy boosters at hand, I'm camping until someone with jumper cables comes along.

Maybe if there were 4 or 5 of you big dudes volunteering to push me, I'd give the bump start a try.
But I'm not burning one calorie of my senior citizen sized (pathetic) metabolism thinking I can push start this beast.
That's the devil himself tempting such an effort. :)

Batteries don't last long in the desert, so when mine decided to die, I was of course on a trip (in Vegas, was living in Phoenix at the time), and had no choice but to push start it a couple of times until I could get to a battery store...I found that you can disable the ABS this way too!
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What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10985 on: June 17, 2017, 12:43:19 pm »


Checked spark plugs and for the first time since owning this bike wished I had a Boxer.
They looked ok and gaps were in spec after 12k so I put them back in.


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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10986 on: June 17, 2017, 07:21:13 pm »


Checked spark plugs and for the first time since owning this bike wished I had a Boxer.
They looked ok and gaps were in spec after 12k so I put them back in.


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Have you balanced your throttle bodies yet? You can actually see a burn difference between those two sets of plugs.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10987 on: June 18, 2017, 05:27:30 pm »
Yep - synched the TBs while the tank was up

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10988 on: June 18, 2017, 08:39:56 pm »
As Don said... one cylinder is running cleaner than the other. Maybe too clean.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10989 on: June 18, 2017, 11:01:04 pm »
Well, it was yesterday but I changed the oil, filter and final gear oil. Going to ride her hard tomorrow and bring her up to 12k miles and try and get the cobwebs the rest of the way out. Then time for some real maintenance love. I was in a terrifying car accident two summers ago that bent my crew cab Silverado in 1/2 when I got rear ended. It took a while (mentally) to get back on a bike, I would have been killed on an m/c but had decided not to ride that morning due to massive afternoon rainstorm patterns and was tired of the rain ... too much time standing on the bike in traffic in 4 inches of water ... so next up will be plugs, coolant, TB's (you guys will love that post, I promise!) etc etc etc.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10990 on: June 19, 2017, 09:51:21 am »
Ok so this was last week but installed my GI-Pro X-Type gear indicator by Healtech and I have a speadohealer coming this week and I am hoping to install it this week.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10991 on: June 19, 2017, 11:11:03 pm »
Changed my oil and washed the black beauty. Sorry, no pics.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10992 on: June 20, 2017, 09:26:07 am »
Taking a trip and 6500 on the oem BW. Probably would be bald by the time I return so put a 705 on the rear. Yamaha was definitely stingy with the axle grease. First rear wheel install and thanks to the tips found here it was easy. 
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10993 on: June 20, 2017, 11:30:52 am »
Added a drivers backrest and repainted my crash bar after a weekend face plant.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #10994 on: June 20, 2017, 04:44:35 pm »
Like new - makes a strong case for going with black crashbars

 

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