What you did to your Tenere today??!!

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As long as it works for you, who cares what anyone else thinks? Besides, you have a giant ladybug bike bell on there too, so most people will smile, not make fun.
 

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I plug it but with no glue which most of the times works
More reaming and glue. It can be a pain to re-do a bonded in sticky string. I've just used a drill to drill out the first attempt sticky string so I could re-do it. Try to center the drill on the leak, if you can identify it with some soapy water. No need to attempt to remove it all either, just a small drill bit which will make a nice clean hole, hopefully centered on the slow leak.
 

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Way back when I got the bike last Septemberish, I put small zip ties on the spokes, front and back, just in case they came loose.

I went in yesterday and actually torqued down the spokes, just to get them back into spec (like 2k miles since I bought it at the dealership, so not many) - two of the spokes on the rear wheel were so loose that they wouldn't even engage the stop on the torque wrench to move it in the opposite direction for tightening (think spinning in place loose). All the spokes on the front wheel were already at spec

Glad I took the time to finally check/torque them down, also really glad (no matter how many times I got asked why I did it, maybe because I used neon orange zip ties) I put the little zip ties on each spoke bundle.

I forgot I had a 1/4" torque wrench on hand that did in-lbs - so I had to get a 1/4" female to 3/8" male adapter to put my 5" ball end 5mm hex socket on.
 

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2018 ST, non-ES, 15,000 miles:

Oil change, Shell Rotella T6 15W40
Oil filter change, Yamaha OEM filter
Final drive oil change, Yamaha Drive Shaft Oil Exclusive
Install Gold Plug final drive fill and drain magnetic plugs
Clean/grease shift pedal pivot shaft, Bel Ray waterproof grease
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Way back when I got the bike last Septemberish, I put small zip ties on the spokes, front and back, just in case they came loose.

I went in yesterday and actually torqued down the spokes, just to get them back into spec (like 2k miles since I bought it at the dealership, so not many) - two of the spokes on the rear wheel were so loose that they wouldn't even engage the stop on the torque wrench to move it in the opposite direction for tightening (think spinning in place loose). All the spokes on the front wheel were already at spec

Glad I took the time to finally check/torque them down, also really glad (no matter how many times I got asked why I did it, maybe because I used neon orange zip ties) I put the little zip ties on each spoke bundle.

I forgot I had a 1/4" torque wrench on hand that did in-lbs - so I had to get a 1/4" female to 3/8" male adapter to put my 5" ball end 5mm hex socket on.
can you get away with using the smallest cable ties in the middle like these i think 100mm x 2.5mm

rob
 

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can you get away with using the smallest cable ties in the middle like these i think 100mm x 2.5mm

rob
Yea, these are literally the ones I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C6QYR5E/ - they seem to be the same thing.

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More reaming and glue. It can be a pain to re-do a bonded in sticky string. I've just used a drill to drill out the first attempt sticky string so I could re-do it. Try to center the drill on the leak, if you can identify it with some soapy water. No need to attempt to remove it all either, just a small drill bit which will make a nice clean hole, hopefully centered on the slow leak.
I did it again and its holding perfectly. Sometimes the hole is at an angle so the plug might not sit right if you dont rem it at the right angle. Also the belt might get in the way of finding the right angle.
 
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Rob, when you do it don't pull the ties too tight, just want them tight enough to stop one flailing around if it comes loose.

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Glad you put that up. I didn't really consider the spokes need to flex.
 

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Glad you put that up. I didn't really consider the spokes need to flex.
@yoyo is spot on. I've read some reports of stress cracks on spokes because people snugged them up tight. I put mine on just a tad loose for that reason.
 

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I just put mine on until it didn't click freely anymore. That's snug enough, no need to crank it down further. I also plan on replacing these once a year so the nylon remains flexible and doesn't get brittle.
 

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It also helps to use the black ties as they are more likely to have UV inhibitors and will stay flexible longer than clear or colored ones.
Not to be "that guy", but I would like to see some citations around that claim, please.
 

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Not to be "that guy", but I would like to see some citations around that claim, please.
While not all black ones are, typically only black is offered with the UV resistance. Nelco (big tie maker) specifically only offers UV resistance in black other than specialty stuff like flag markers and lockout zips.
 
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