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  1. EricV

    2012 Tenere lighting help

    Awesome! Glad it was an easy fix. Good on you for going after it and finding the issue.
  2. EricV

    Keyless fuel cap?

    I got the knob at Scruggs over in the Barnes Crossing area. I think the Home Depot and Ace would have them too, but I was getting some other fasteners, so just picked up a knob while I was in that section of the store.
  3. EricV

    Used tenere purchase (from FJR)...2012...or....r1200gsa?

    I put 160k on my '04 FJR and have about 150k on the combo of a '12 S10 and a '15 S10. We also have a '16 GSA in the garage at 46k now. Do not buy the used BMW that's out of warranty. Problems can start right around the 36k mark or not. Doing work yourself means very little when it's ABS...
  4. EricV

    2012 Tenere lighting help

    @cqctt - Welcome to the forum. Please take a moment to put your location in your profile, it adds context to your posts and allows readers to give more accurate answers to any questions. Yes, both headlights should actuate as Nikolajsen said. There is a relay for the shutters, but I don't...
  5. EricV

    Engine cutting out

    We often create our own problems. Look hard at that last thing done, the throttle body sync. Did you do this yourself, or have it done? If you had it done, a lot of things could have been altered. Check that the vacuum cap is in place on the throttle side TB and that the hose is in place on...
  6. EricV

    Just bought my first Super Tenere!

    It will just get dirty again. :D This bike tempts you to take all kinds of roads and not roads. Welcome to the forum. Please take a moment to add your location to your profile, it gives context to your posts and makes it easier for people to answer any questions you may have down the road...
  7. EricV

    Keyless fuel cap?

    I keep a knob in the garage kit for doing this on future bikes. I got this one at a local farm supply store that has all the small bins of various repair parts like Ace does. This style feels nice to the fingers and can be used with gloves on due to the shape. I also like the white line...
  8. EricV

    Keyless fuel cap?

    LOL, my user name on ADV is 'Dirtybike'. The tank bag was a SWMotech with the quick release Evo tank ring. That likely did help somewhat, but honestly, when you're riding not a lot of rain hits the tank until it's a real frog strangler. Not that I haven't ridden in plenty of those too. With...
  9. EricV

    Tyre pressures

    My bike was set up for my load. Ohlins 30mm kit in the forks and Touratech shock, sprung for my weight. You're idea of very unsafe is different from mine, as is our experiences. Few tires are cheap. Don't take it personally Chris, you'll never be a contender here in the world of big bikes...
  10. EricV

    Keyless fuel cap?

    Remove the cap, (there is one bolt on the inside of the ring), then drift out the small pin that the flap pivots on. A very small spring and ball will also come out then, so do it over a rag or towel and keep track of those for later use. Edit - You do have to disassemble the cap further from...
  11. EricV

    Leather gloves

    Aerostich has Elkskin Gauntlet gloves that have a retention strap. Velcro and I can attest to then staying on during a long slide down the pavement. The Aerostich Competition Elkskin Ropers also have the same style retention strap. Consider that over the regular Elkskin Ropers. LINK $70 is...
  12. EricV

    Tyre pressures

    It's very subjective. One riders "fully loaded" is a laughably light load to others. My fully loaded puts bike and rider over 1k lbs by a healthy margin. I ran 36F/42R and got tire life like BibBob with more on the rear. 17k miles to the wear bars on an E07 Dakar. Fronts almost always over...
  13. EricV

    Keyless fuel cap?

    Like Patrickg450 I cut down a key, (not an oem one), except that I also removed the flap and put a small plastic knob from the hardware store, (Ace or Home Depot carry them), so that I just left it in the cap. It's too short to work in the ignition. You then always have a keyless gas cap and...
  14. EricV

    what size torx do i need

    Go to Harbor Freight and buy a set. You'll be glad you did later and they are very reasonably priced.
  15. EricV

    Yamaha Super Tenere MOTO-TAG photo game

    Not the Grab. Couldn't get the bike in the pic. Too far from legal road or parking lot.
  16. EricV

    Bargaining With Expensive Dealerships

    Last time I needed the valves checked I called several shops, local and not so local, tried to get some input from others in the area, etc. Local shops are charging $90/Hr labor and quoting book time, PLUS telling me things like "never check the valves" and "If they aren't making noise, no...
  17. EricV

    Beat my sunset with S10!

    We have Army Aviation Support Facility #2 here next door to the Tupelo regional airport. That helicopter is a static display on a stick right near the main gate, but I thought it looked cool in the sunset light.
  18. EricV

    SW Motech Quick Release tank bag mounts - NEW - $50 (reduced from $60)

    I still have the new bag side mount. I do have a very lightly used matching tank ring, but it's a Suzuki bolt pattern. It will fit the Yamaha with some minor elongating of the holes. I tried it on my Yamaha and it would fit as is, but it's a little tight on the rear two holes. New hardware...
  19. EricV

    BMW GS Update

    Not all of the BMW dealers are like that, but enough are that it's noticeable. I've gone in after work in my work clothes, (machinist), and been completely ignored. I practically had to wave some hundred dollar bills around to get a sales person to sell me some riding gear I was there to buy...
  20. EricV

    Yamaha Super Tenere MOTO-TAG photo game

    It's all about going for a ride. I try to pick things that are relatively universal and this time of year, easy to find. Just trying to tempt people out for a ride. I'm fortunate to live where I can ride all year. Not that some times of the year aren't less than ideal, but no winter snow and...
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