What you did to your Tenere today??!!

tntmo

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Fork seals and fresh oil. Made a video, will be on YouTube soon. I should have ordered bushings as well, there was some wear and I am going to have to pull them apart again to replace the bushings. 45,000-ish miles on the bike, so if you are getting some miles on the bike it probably makes sense to get the parts and do it all at once.
 

SkunkWorks

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Checked all the spokes..................none of them were loose. Bike has 13,XXX miles on it now.

Swapped the Garmin Zumo Cradle off my FJ1200 to the Tenere. The Cradle that was on there failed. (came on the bike when I bought it)

Fixed the DS tool-box front mount bracket.

Then went riding!
 
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Here's video of my 2019 ST with the givi crashbars and T-Rex racing aluminum skid plate installed.


I'm probably going to shim the front of the skid plate mount forward to gap the exhaust form the skid. The T-Rex skid has slotted mounting holes, but the front two large bolt mounts draw it back into the exhaust.

I've since also installed the T-rex front and rear axle sliders. I need to go buy more blue Loctite now.
 

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I ordered an Eibach spring for the rear and a custom spacer from a machine shop for the back of my ES. The stock suspension is too soft, especially two up or loaded for a trip.
 

SHUMBA

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Unable to turn off my auxiliary LED lights.
Had a weird experience with the aux lights (three of them).
I installed three aux lights on my new 2018 Tenere this year. Everything worked fine until.....I got caught in the rain recently. I wired the aux lights using the bike's aux light plug located in the vicinity of the battery. I used a 12 volt relay along with a separate dedicated on off switch to control the aux lights.
I shut down the bike after riding in the rain and removed the key. The aux lights remained on, but were flickering.
I checked the on off switch and verified the key was off and removed. These lights are wired using the relay and the bike's aux plug which has three wires, black red and a brown "trigger wire". The lights could not be on unless the key was on.
I did some troubleshooting and fortunately I had the brains to buy a new relay which I plugged into the wiring and presto, problem solved. The area where the relay and wiring was dry and I had used electrical tape around the area where the relay plugs into the wiring. I put it all back together and I placed some sense foam around the relay.
Perhaps vibration was the cause or the relay just went bad.
If I have this problem again and I hope not I will remove the lower panel on the right side of the bike and unplug the relay,.
Has anyone had a similar experience with a relay??
Thanks for any inputs.
SHUMBA

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SHUMBA, your relay may have welded the contacts together. Do you know the wattage of your aux lights and the amperage rating of your relay?

Watts = Volts x Amps.

20W @ 14V DC would be:

20W = 14V x Amps --> Amps = 20/14 = 1.4 Amps

With 3 lights, that would be 4.2 Amps total. If the rating on the relay in this case was not at least 5 Amps, it could have welded the contacts closed. This happens on dodge minivans for fuel pump relays (Chrysler TIPM module) and all sorts of improperly sized relays. It sounds like the simplest solution to your problem. Of course, the on off switch could also be compromised when wet.
 
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