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  1. BaldKnob

    Engine knock on cold start / rough idling after Valve Adjustment and Spark Plug replacement

    If your low oil light isn’t on, then I would trust there is plenty of oil in the crankcase. Don’t just look at the sight glass and add/remove oil. Check level per Yamaha procedure... ride bike, park bike 10min, check oil level.
  2. BaldKnob

    Rear wheel axle question

    No. You’re over rotated a few degrees clockwise from the index point. You’ll know it’s right when the plate locks in.
  3. BaldKnob

    Rear wheel axle question

    Your after pic shows correct placement of the washer... I would question if the ABS spacer/plate is indexed with the brake carrier. Also, release the wheel axle pinch bolt and confirm no tension on the swingarm.
  4. BaldKnob

    Electrical Plug under PASSENGER Seat

    and in case you didn’t know... the key will need to be cycled off in the event of a tip over with the engine running.
  5. BaldKnob

    Show me your bike loaded with tent camping gear

    Y’all need more stuff!!!
  6. BaldKnob

    favourite pic of your bike:-)

    Stage 3 of the MABDR
  7. BaldKnob

    Rox Pivoting Risers

    Shot in the dark without pictures but make sure they are designed for a Gen 2 Tenere. It requires a wider clamping area due to the slight rotation of Yamaha’s bar mount.
  8. BaldKnob

    Engine failure

    Apparently, correct nomenclature is very important around here! Good luck with Yamaha helping resolve your problem. I’m sure they’ll want to discover why things went awry in there even if your bike is out of warranty.
  9. BaldKnob

    Weird harmonic rumble

    I had a similar rumble with these tires. Zoom in and see those stepped side knobs… as they wear down, I believe are the primary cause of this vibration.
  10. BaldKnob

    Shinko 804/805's

    Many miles on the 804 and only 4K with a TKC... If you want offroad traction and don’t care about lifespan, get the TKC. Avoid panic front brake use and the Conti should last you 4-5K miles. While not as good in rocks/dirt/mud, the 804 is very serviceable in any situation, more durable and...
  11. BaldKnob

    Final Drive Fluid Change

    Did you expect it to look pristine? The fluid should be discolored after all that work, get concerned if there are pieces of metal in it! My procedure is to measure out 210-220ml in a squeeze bottle and attach a section of tubing. Using 2 straps, I’ll lean the bike to the right-side down...
  12. BaldKnob

    is there a delay in new bikes arriving at dealers ?

    At least we have toilet paper!
  13. BaldKnob

    brake bleed abs flush

    Just bleed... longest line first.
  14. BaldKnob

    I am looking for rear brake advise

    Heard reports of this in the past and it may be related to an ABS failure. How many miles on your machine?
  15. BaldKnob

    What tent?

    Primitive and stealthy... like we like.
  16. BaldKnob

    What you did to your Tenere today??!!

    That is thread locker and completely unnecessary, if you ask me. and they're called coilsticks!
  17. BaldKnob

    What tent?

    Going into Season 5... this off brand tent (Scorpion Ledge) has performed admirably. Clip attach, aluminum poles, twin doors. Used last year on the NEBDR (abbreviated) 6 out of 10 nites with rain three of those. I stayed dry but missed the space of my 3p.
  18. BaldKnob

    What tent?

    My new tent... StormBreak 3 but really it's a comfortable 2p clip attachment??? yes, please. 3 Season, dry (so far) and easy setup. Luv the dual door/vestibule, interior height and simple construction. Packs down tight into a 7 x 20" roll and weighs around 6lbs. Great having space inside for...
  19. BaldKnob

    What tyres does your S10 wear?

    I run the Shinko 804/805 as my primary tire but I’ve used a set of the Scorpion Trail 2’s and really enjoyed them. The Pirelli was super sticky, lasted over 8K miles (no unusual wear) and rode very quiet. Probably could have got the rear tire to 10K but had a need for knobbies and swapped in the...
  20. BaldKnob

    What you did to your Tenere today??!!

    Heat is the remedy for red Loctite.
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