What TenereGUY has been up too

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I will put up a short YouTube video of the relay. I didn't take time to do a really good one. Just o e to clarify what I said in the above post. 20230304_182934.jpg
Wires stripped and mated together with soldering paste on them. 20230304_183537.jpg
Soldered and not coming apart.20230304_183957.jpg
Polyolefin heat shrink tubing for protection. Lasts forever if it isn't rubbing on something... and it shouldn't if you do it right.20230304_184504.jpg
This heat shrink has adhesive in it so it seals perfectly. Then I solder the front of the fitting to ensure the wires are tinned and sealed. Then a dab of dielectric grease on the solder.20230304_184508.jpg
 

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Quick video from my XXGUY YouTube channel summarizing the mod. I have a 2001 Honda CBR 1100XX Super Black Bird and a Tenere now so... TenereGUY!

 

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Changed out the clutch and brake fluid. Put in speed bleeders. I thought that the right front caliper bleeder wasn't the same as was sent to me. But I think I just needed to take the O-ring off the stock bleeder and put on the speed bleeder... like I did on the rear brake. Find out tonight when I cycle the ABS and flush out the fluid afterwards. First video is the clutch... the stuff was coffee brown but no sludge. Why the super small reservoir? Glad I had the garbage bag stretched tightly around the reservoir as I spilled. I might use a small funnel next time.


This video is doing the brakes.


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Why the super small reservoir?
For the braking system, the pad thickness will wear substantially and it takes extra fluid to push the pistons out to compensate for that, so the fluid levels in the reservoirs will drop as the pads wear down. A large master cylinder piston is usually provided to allow for adequate pressure for aggressive braking. The clutch master piston is tiny, because it's doing a much easier job, and the fluid displacement difference between a new clutch and a fully worn clutch is relatively minor.
 

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For the braking system, the pad thickness will wear substantially and it takes extra fluid to push the pistons out to compensate for that, so the fluid levels in the reservoirs will drop as the pads wear down. A large master cylinder piston is usually provided to allow for adequate pressure for aggressive braking. The clutch master piston is tiny, because it's doing a much easier job, and the fluid displacement difference between a new clutch and a fully worn clutch is relatively minor.
True. I guess all bikes I have owned prior to this bike are old enough to have the same size and it is much easier to pour the fluid in. That's the only reason I was griping!
Good explanation for those who don't know. Since it wasn't a brake pad replacement I didn't go into ensuring to lower your reservoir level if you have added fluid since the pads were worn before you clean your caliper pucks and then push them in. But for those who will combine brake pads and a flush... as you push or retract the caliper pistons it will push fluid back into the master cylinder and pressurize if you don't have enough room or if the top is off it will overflow. I will pull some fluid out of the reservoir prior to retracting the pistons.

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Got out in the garage for a short bit and between two threads and the the FSM figured out that for a 2014+ Super Tenere to cycle the ABS module you:
1. Need to put it in first gear
2. Put the kickstand down
3. Get the connector under the seat and remove the two rubber plugs for the blue wire and the black wire.
4. Bend a medium size paper clip to be able to jumper between the blue and black wire. Make sure it isn't touch in anything since it is a bare wire.
5. Turn the bike on and see if the ABS warning light is flashing. (Also check to ensure the bike is not still in neutral)
6. Press down on the starter button for 4 to 5 seconds.
7. Squeeze the front and rear brakes at the same time and release the starter button.
8. After a second the front pulses and then rear pulses then back to front. Done.

I did it twice. You may be able to release the starter button then Squeeze both pedal and lever at the same time. But I did the above and it worked. Now to flush the brakes front and back again. I also discovered that the right front is supposed to take a SB8125LL. I just have to transfer the O-ring to the new one. I will confirm this tomorrow... but it sure didn't look like the same size. I'll let you know for sure tomorrow!!
Did move in my air bypass screws as I am moving on to the Throttle Body Synch and indeed they were only a 1/4 turn open! Moving them to 3/4 of a turn then synching to the left one as it is the one painted white. Hope that 40 to 50 yr old cleaned and put back together Carb Tune Synchronizer works. I have new vacuum tubing for it and cut them to equal lengths. I should be done with the projects! Well, almost... I have OEM heated grips on the way and a water pump protection cover from Ladlesports (vendor on here) on the way.

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OWNER ALERT!

Last night I posted that I found my TB bypass screws out 1/4 of a turn. I made an assumption and you all know where that can lead...
This morning I went out to continue working as I had only screwed in the right cylinder last night and I went to screw in the left cylinder bypass screw and found out the left cylinder (painted) screw was full in or closed completely! It is now 3/4 of a turn out and I will now match the right cylinder to it. If you haven't checked them yet you should if you want a smoother idling machine... and other benefits too.
As found:
left = 1/4 turn out.
right = closed or no turns out.

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Bike is done. Will put the water pump shield on and the heated grips before the end of March when they come in.
Just put in for retirement so I could head to Alaska which is something I always wanted to do. But probably next year with some planning and research to do... maybe. You never know where I will head off to and without a clock to punch... I could get there. Been to Jasper and that was in 94. But things to do to this bike In the future. Rear shock from Traxxion Dynamics and some good Aux lights to light up the night and the ditches. Just when I was getting good at pulling the side covers off with the AltRider lower bars on... I go and put the upper bars on today. This bike will come off the lift and my CBR 1100XX Super Black Bird is going on. Haven't done any winter maintenance on any bike until last month when I got the ST. So the XX will get an oil change, fork oil as it is past due, clutch and brake fluid. A thorough cleaning and just a general check over... then my wing is next. Just an oil change and a cleaning. Fork tear down in 5,000 miles those bikes have gotten something like the same treatment as the ST.

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I replaced the tank hold down bolts with Hex head bolts so I could sneak a box end wratchet wrench down there so it would be easier to get out without taking the side panel all the way off.20230311_103156.jpgbetter shot to see or orient yourself to where that bolt is. 20230311_114449.jpgI had to bend these wires I installed to shut off the ABS. While looking at them I decided to do something I had been mulling over in my mind. I don't want those two wires shifting and somehow touching. So I sliced a piece of the vacuum hose I had left over and trimmed it down and shoved it between them. You can see it if you zoom in on it. 20230311_143454.jpg
I didn't like leaving that front right caliper speed bleeder with that small gap as it wasn't quite shaped like the stock one. So I bought two more O-rings the same size as the one on the stock bleeder. Then put all three on the new bleeder and that solved the problem. 20230311_143756.jpg20230311_144100.jpg
Installed.20230311_160218.jpg
Reading the instructions for putting on the upper bars and they said it was best to have a friend around to ease the installation process. I didn't have a friend to hold it in place so I used my ties again and they did a fine job of holding it for me.20230311_160223.jpg
Prior to any bolts holding it... just my friends.20230311_163904.jpgscratching off the last thing on the to do list!20230311_164035.jpg
Ready to go. It's supposed to snow tonight... sigh. Wife said... so, you should be able to go through snow with this. If you can do it on a Goldwing you can definitely do it on this bike.... nice she has confidence in me but I will pass... I hate to get salt on my bikes! She's done!!!! For now...
 
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Mouse trap on the seat will keep the cat off the seat for a long time.
LOL,
No she keeps the mice at bay in my garage... So she gets the choice of bike seats... but I did make her a warm cat box bed out of a foam box that she usually stays in at night if in the garage at night.

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First ride report:
It's been either raining, snowing, icy or damp and cold/cloudy all March. Came home tonight and the sun was still above the horizon due to DST. 31°F and I couldn't help it and I got my gear on just to go into town to a church function.
That 24" VSTREAM windshield is tall! I'm 6'3" and I had to sit straight up to see over it. 31°F and air flowed over my head well. Left the visor up. Those MotoZ Tractionator Adventure tires are noisy but I didn't have my earplugs in as I wanted to hear things on the maiden voyage. No wind today and definitely no buffeting behind the VSTREAM. Went into town so about 7 miles in all. Return trip home in the dark. I hear something going whisk, whisk, whisk up front when I am rolling??? Squeezed the front brake and that didn't make a difference. So I will lift the front end and rotate it and track down the cause. Anthony didn't touch the engine braking and I'm glad because I didn't think there was anything unusual about the amount, in fact I was hoping for more. My CBR and Goldwing seem to have more. I'm also glad I got it flashed. Nice in Sport. Touring? Meh... but that's fine for cruising at hwy speed. I was reminded about non-canceling turn signals... why in 2017? Does it really add much weight or cost these days??? At least I can see the signals if I forget. Right now my phone needs to be lifted slightly as it is covering the dash indication for the blinkers as I have to duck to see them... but I can just look at the turn signals just as easily. Otherwise I really like my phone right in the middle like that. I had my heated gear plugged in but turned off. Had a T-shirt, sweater and heated jacket liner, Aerostich RoadCrafter suit on. 7 miles later I was just feeling a might cool on the sides, heated gloves were not on and the stock hand guards seemed to be below my hands but deflected the air quite well. Never turned on my gear. If I had to go another 10 miles it would have been clicked on. Legs were not uncomfortable at all. Riding boots, under armor base layer, jeans, heated pant liner(not on) and riding suit. Legs were not even cool. Surprisingly protected for a bike like this.
Getting ready to go home in the dark. Those cheap $17 Oxilam LEDS were much better than stock bulbs. Now the $125 non ballasted Headlightrevolution.com set most likely is much better... but for plug and play at the price point? I don't think you can do better. Good low beam pattern. Hi beam? Now it seemed to be not much better... but after going to Hi Beam facing a hill I think I just need to aim both beams a little lower and it will be good. With the MotoZ Tractionator Adventure tires it doesn't want to dive into a curve at all. It will turn easy enough but you have to want to do it and at lower speed give it a little more pressure and away you go. It just didn't fall into it. But then these are not hi profile sport or sport touring tires either. I bought these to take care of me off road. If I want to run this bike a lot on the road then the MotoZ tires are coming off. I may talk to Anthony about tweaking the flash later this season. For now I want to ride it a bit in different conditions and write down my thoughts before I talk with him. So before I hopped on to come home I put the seat in the high position and that seemed a much better riding position for my legs and it definitely let me see perfectly over that VSTREAM windshield. As I said just so you know for comparison... I am 6'3" with a 34" inseam. My arms are straight forward to the bars. Fine for when standing but I may have to invest in some setbacks or different bars in the future. Just have to ride it for now and see. Every bike I have owned I ended up doing it but my buddy said for off road you don't want them back to much. After getting it up to temp and letting it cool down twice I will check the radiator tomorrow to see if it's filled up or check the overflow tank. If it is down a bit then I know it is pulling fluid in. I like the bike so far and I'll let you know how it goes.

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Finally escaped the garage on a calm 31°F evening! Isn't it supposed to be spring soon?
 
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Are you running you heated jacket direct from the battery? Is this the normal way?
Am about to purchase a heated jacket and trying to understand power options.

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Are you running you heated jacket direct from the battery? Is this the normal way?
Am about to purchase a heated jacket and trying to understand power options.

TIA
I power my heated jacket through an additional fuse box I installed that is controlled via a relay so the fuse box (and anything wired through it) is only live when the ignition is switched on
 

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No self canceling turn signals is also a big issue for me, every motorcycle I owned since about 1981 came from the factory with self canceling turn signals, many riders claim they never forget to turn them off manually but you usually learn different when you go riding with them.

The Tenere factory headlights are definitely crap for night riding, they might have been acceptable back in the eighties but they sure weren’t in 2010 when the 1200 Tenere first came out.

These seem like these are issues that Yamaha could have easily remedied years ago but they seem happy to just ignore them.
 
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