What you did to your Tenere today??!!

timebak

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I took it for a short ride after meeting my wife for dinner after work. Once home, with excellent over-the-phone help from eemsreno, I adjusted the headlights. First adjustment got 'em just a little too low. Tweaked 'em back up about a fuzz-and-a-half and they're perfect. Thanks eemsreno!

Next, I installed an AltRider sidestand foot enlarger and one of their 2-height brake pedal enlargers. Then I adjusted the shift lever, handle bars, mirror mounts, and throttle cables. Then disassembled and lubed the rear brake pedal pivot. And finally, installed battery tender leads to the battery.20190924_011202.jpg20190924_011256.jpgA good thing verified is that you certainly CAN remove the right side-cover panel without removing the T-Rex crash bars. 20190924_004516.jpg
 

jrusell

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My 2nd or 3rd change to my side case mounts.
My first method was very secure, but a bit difficult and awkward.
2nd version was lockable but not as secure as I first thought.
I was looking for a quick easy on/off for my hard bags. Lockable would be nice but not necessary. Wandering through Princess Auto the other day and I stumbled across some toggle latches and a couple of spring latches so I picked up both and figured I would sort something out over the winter.

Tinkering in the garage today I remembered the Tusk mounting system. I pulled out the Spring latches and looked for a way to make them work similarly.
I ended up mounting them in the vertical position. Pull the latch and lock open to remove the cases. Turn 90 degrees to have the spring snap shut and secure the cases to the rack. Had to shim the latch to get the correct clearance, but luckily I had some aluminum scrap exactly the correct thickness.

Simple, quick and seem to work great so far. The spring is very stiff so I don't see them opening and coming off, but I may look into a way to block off the handle so it can't move.
 

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timebak

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When I installed the new T-Rex Racing crash bars a few days ago, I found that I could easily remove the right side cover without removing or loosening anything on the bars. But I wondered if I could remove/replace something big, like the battery.

I got that answer much sooner than I expected when the battery started showing signs of going belly-up yesterday. YES, you can easily remove and replace the battery without disturbing the T-Rex crash bars. Here's the old OEM battery coming out.
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Tenman

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I took it for a short ride after meeting my wife for dinner after work. Once home, with excellent over-the-phone help from eemsreno, I adjusted the headlights. First adjustment got 'em just a little too low. Tweaked 'em back up about a fuzz-and-a-half and they're perfect. Thanks eemsreno!

Next, I installed an AltRider sidestand foot enlarger and one of their 2-height brake pedal enlargers. Then I adjusted the shift lever, handle bars, mirror mounts, and throttle cables. Then disassembled and lubed the rear brake pedal pivot. And finally, installed battery tender leads to the battery.View attachment 59297View attachment 59298A good thing verified is that you certainly CAN remove the right side-cover panel without removing the T-Rex crash bars. View attachment 59299
Put some anti-seize on those sidestand enlarger bolts. They will seize. Ask me how I know.
 

Heavyweight67

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Ravetech Bash plate/Sump guard arrived from Thailand...after a quick read of the instructions fitted up the front and rear brackets, then bolted up the guard, with a little bit of a wiggle everything fitted up nicely.
This is a solid well made piece of kit, all the tolerances are perfect.
The front bracket is designed to fit a splash guard, didn't order it, if I decide I want one, I will probably make something up with a lighter weight piece of aluminium
5 bolts to remove the plate for oil and filter change.
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Took me a while to find a guard that was well priced and well made, also something that would fit up without issue as I have the OEM crash bars.
 

Mak10

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Mounted up a Harbor Freight led light to test. I’m looking for a good light to mount under my headlights that I will wire to come on with my high beams. We’ll see how this holds up. Much cheaper than my x vision lights. It has the same plug so an easy swap to see how they work. 6B429D46-C688-45BB-82CC-F544EDEEBCC9.jpeg6465F049-31A6-4430-9151-134D155CBFC1.jpeg
 

elricfate

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Mounted up a Harbor Freight led light to test. I’m looking for a good light to mount under my headlights that I will wire to come on with my high beams. We’ll see how this holds up. Much cheaper than my x vision lights. It has the same plug so an easy swap to see how they work.
Take them off your bike, undo the allen bolts, put some RTV around the edge of the internal area of the glass and around the rubber gasket that makes the "seal" against the two pieces. I have used inexpensive light bars for YEARS without water intrusion that way, even while others complained about them not being waterproof. It's a simple ten minute and one dollar job that greatly increases longevity.
 
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