What you did to your Tenere today??!!

Super08

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Well, how I broke this part to me is also a mystery? My only guess because its never been crashed was I have a V-Steam tall windshield and I am 6 ft tall and take the S10 through some pretty rough trails. Not sure if anyone knows Grey Creek Pass from Cranbrook, BC to Greycreek but its pretty rough. The strain on it must have cracked and weakened it over time? I have only 36k km in the last 3 seasons.

I have the new piece from Yamaha in the garage ready to install but been thinking of beefing it up somehow but not sure if I should use fiberglass or bolt on some metal strips? Dogdaze says to use stabilizer rods? You mean cross braces like where you bolt on your GPS mount? This might help take some stain? Any ideas?

I use the same windshield as you and I have the braces on my bike. The improvement is unreal, they steady the mount like you wouldn't believe. I bought a set off of the guy selling them on this forum. Low price and very good quality.
https://www.yamahasupertenere.com/i...windscreen-brackets-to-stop-vibrations.22728/
 

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How does the rear hugger work for you? Have you run into mud/ rock issues?
All good so far. Haven't played in a lot of mud. You can't see in the picture but, the trailing edge of the hugger is reasonably ragged from gravel riding and stones firing out the back. Still keeping stuff off the shock though.
 

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Haven't lifted the tank since the hi-idle/no-idle recall months ago, so a thorough check-out under there was in order. Everything's tight, all good, dealer did a nice job routing harnesses. New set of K60s spooned on. Oil, filter and final drive change coming up soon.

All in preparation for leaving for AK in three weeks!

~G
Have a good trip and let us know how the trip works out for you.
 

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A few weeks ago I installed a lowering link and raised the forks to lower the bike approximately a little less than an inch. Afterwards, I noticed the bike didn't lean as far on the sidestand. However, the other day while examining the sidestand I noticed the foot or pad didn't touch flat on the ground. See pictures below.
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In the picture above you'll notice that the contact is mostly in the heal of the stand. Consequently, I decided to get out a grinder and remove some material to change the angle of the foot so the foot would be more parallel with the ground.
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I didn't want to remove too much material but definitely believe bike leans a bit more like it did before. Thought I share...
 

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New oil & filter, gear lube, both oils being full synthetic. New Air filter with almost 20k on it. 1/2 of which was a trip to alaska. About time right? A new set of Mitas Dakar E-07's (+for the rear) will be going on in the next month or so. The current rear has 16k miles, the front is at 13k miles with lots of tread left. I'm hoping the new + rear does as well as the one I'm about to take off.

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I like your idea ! My bike hasn’t been lowered but it still seems like the side stand should be slightly shorter a lot of the time. I’m going to try doing pretty much the same thing you did.
A few weeks ago I installed a lowering link and raised the forks to lower the bike approximately a little less than an inch. Afterwards, I noticed the bike didn't lean as far on the sidestand. However, the other day while examining the sidestand I noticed the foot or pad didn't touch flat on the ground. See pictures below.
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In the picture above you'll notice that the contact is mostly in the heal of the stand. Consequently, I decided to get out a grinder and remove some material to change the angle of the foot so the foot would be more parallel with the ground.
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I didn't want to remove too much material but definitely believe bike leans a bit more like it did before. Thought I share...
 

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Felt a knock/clunk in the steering about 6k km ago, felt the dreaded notch 1200k ago when turning the bars when parking, rode to work last week and the bike was dropping sharply into slow corners ... on weekend pulled the top triple off.
Top steering lock nut did not take any effort to undo from rubber washer, Lower steering nut was still very tight - weird!
Only inspected top bearing = OK, re-greased top bearing and re-torqued nuts back upto spec.
Test Ride was OK
\Bike has ~58,000 km
 

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I would have at least center “standed” it with weight on the rack to hold it off the front and lowered the trees to get a brush worth of grease on the lower bearing. Mine needed it.

Felt a knock/clunk in the steering about 6k km ago, felt the dreaded notch 1200k ago when turning the bars when parking, rode to work last week and the bike was dropping sharply into slow corners ... on weekend pulled the top triple off.
Top steering lock nut did not take any effort to undo from rubber washer, Lower steering nut was still very tight - weird!
Only inspected top bearing = OK, re-greased top bearing and re-torqued nuts back upto spec.
Test Ride was OK
\Bike has ~58,000 km
 

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I would have at least center “standed” it with weight on the rack to hold it off the front and lowered the trees to get a brush worth of grease on the lower bearing. Mine needed it.
I was working in my backyard on grass (board under c-stand) as I dont have access to a garage - it was a quick and drity check and refit.
I'll be doing a better job of greasing the steering head bearing in the next 2-3 months.
 
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I did a bit of work on the headlights today, first off I installed the LED parking lamps and man are they ever bright!, then installed the Lamin-x clear protective film. The first one gave me fits but after several reapplications it went on ok albeit a little off since I had to trim more than the second one. The second one went on really well, it was lined up perfectly so I had to only cut off the tabs. I also installed a Puig headlight protector ….yeah, yeah I know redundant but I had it so I put it on. Then lastly I installed a Powerbronze rear hugger, a little fiddley but was able to get installed, not perfectly aligned but it will do. It looks pretty good if they are your thing. I always wanted a hugger on my Vmax after I stretched and widened the swingarm to fit a 200/ 18 radial but didn't want to have mounting tabs welded on then have to send it out to have it coated again. I also did a quick clean up of the plastics with Plexis.
 

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Swapped the battlewings back on. The front Kenda Big block was down to the wear indicators. I could have squeezed more out of the rear, but it’s pretty worn too. Right around 4500 miles FC694415-8DF4-4706-9157-65080412CAE6.jpeg 9A58EF0C-0C33-47DE-B54E-152221E6ED84.jpeg
 

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Added the $15 kick stand plate from eBay. Very decent quality. Thanks for the tip here on the forum.


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I got my kick stand plate today (Ebay, China)
The black bottom plate appears to fit beneath the side stand acuaractley, but the upper or top portion will need some bending and or filing to make it fit onto the bike's side stand.
What did you have to do to get it to fit your Tenere side stand??
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When I held it against the kickstand base, it looked like it wouldn't be a snug fit, and I contemplated filing a little, but then I figured that if the fit was too perfect, it may not have enough tension to be tight.
So I just put loctite on the bolts and tightened them to 4Nm and it makes a tight, snug fit.
 

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Gave her a bath.


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How do you like the Daylong seats ? Is it really the best aftermarket out there? I keep thinking about them but that's a lot of dough. I'm currently on the stocker, but begin to feel it big time around the 250 mile mark.... I believe a Russel with a backrest could be the perfect ticket!
 
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