What you did to your Tenere today??!!

stutrump

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I feel your pain Philb.
Definitely get those metal sleeves off.
I think I might have been the first on here to do it and have done stacks of miles since. No problems and the coils always come out easily now
 

bimota

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i,ve changed my plugs every year in the uk because of our weather and this problem just to get those coils pulled out every yr a pain but i get it done
and like stutrump told me 2 yrs ago to pull the sleeves off and wow now the coil sticks fall out

rob
 

Sierra1

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Yup, happens around here quite often. Sometimes they're not even on a phone, they just don't look. My favorite part is when I honk my horn, they flip me off. . . . 'cuz it's my fault that they changed lanes.
 

WJBertrand

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I love that they just close their eyes hold their breath and slowly cut you off happens all the time. Can’t let your guard down for a second.


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Plugs changed, but such a pain to get them out as ya know. Not much corrosion evident and that’s accounting for the UK weather and the bike is rode all the time whether commuting or leisure. 12,000 miles since last documented change from previous owner.

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ballisticexchris

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Yeah, I noticed that it had been superseded when I ordered it. Hopefully it’s a little more durable than before? Partzilla had it for about $75. I was thinking to go aftermarket but they were all a lot more expensive.




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Good call on replacing the rotor. And the price is right!!
 

elricfate

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Decided to vacuum form some carbon fiber patterned thermoplastics around my heel guards. Came out pretty nice on the first attempt.
You know, I never would have thought to use my vacuum table and kydex like that, but maybe I'll look into adding some desert sand or olive green to my bike.

how do you do this,

looks great

rob
Looks great! How do you do the vacuum form process and what is the material you used?
He has a vacuum table and is using a thermoplastic to make these materials. You place the item to be formed onto the table, heat up the thermoplastic (kydex usually, sometimes ABS or other plastics), place them on top of the part and then turn on the vacuum. This allows for a molded appearance that you can then layer over the top of the part on the bike, protecting the finish on the part but also imparting customization on your bike.
 

Kurgan

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Basically, as described above. Right now it's trying to get the balance right....material thickness, temperature, how long to heat it for optimal forming without destroying the texture/pattern and how much / how long vacuum to apply once I build fixtures to support the parts. Quite a few ways to screw it up as I've learned doing overlays or just building outright components out of various thermoplastics for other industries.

The first attempt above was good, but there will be several others done with changes in the production recipe to get an optimal result.
 

Boris

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Another view regarding rusty plugs and coils.

I noticed last year that a couple of plugs had very slightly rusted, and as my bike is garaged and rarely left outside, I assumed it was due to rain coming up from the front wheel, rather than rain running down from the tank. This was further reinforced by the amount of road debris atop the engine.

I fitted a fender extender over the winter and have just come back from 9 days in France, including some rain and wet road riding. The spray around and above the exhaust manifold is undoubtedly far far less now that I have the extender in place. I’m confident that come plug change time this will make difference.
 
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