What you did to your Tenere today??!!

holligl

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First washed off the Iowa mud and bugs from the weekend. Then replaced a fading cyclops bulb. Went with these




They did fit with the old cyclops caps.
You can see the difference between the new 360 degree bulb (on the left, right side of the bike), and the remaining good Cyclops 2 sided bulb.

Pulled the good Cyclops for a spare, and put in the second matching bulb. Much easier than the Cyclops since there is no ballast.

Installed the Touratech Rock guard I picked up from gmtech.


Checked alignment then went for a night ride to check them out. Looked good...

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Bokerfork

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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.

Thirty six years of working in the telecommunications industry where we used them by the millions. Not only was it a directive from Corporate that we use the black ties outdoors I had the pleasure of replacing thousands of non-black cable ties used by techs who didn't "get" the memo, that had dried out in the sunlight and failed. Never came across a failed black cable tie.
 

WJBertrand

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The pigment to make them black (probably carbon black) alone will lend some UV protection. It stops UV light penetrating through the material.


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Fedincho

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I created two bracket to make my windshield more rigid. So far has been working great as.
What I like is that I didn’t use metal brackets so it keeps the windshield and gps bracket pretty stable with minimun flex but in the case of an accident would not affect safety. The brackets were printed in PETG if someone needs the files please don’t hesitate to contact me! Cheers
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Sierra1

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Gave her a well deserved wash after traveling down our newly chip sealed roads. It's that time of the year. Yeah, I know. . . . there's a bunch of y'all that feel washing her is sacrilege. But, I'm in the cleanliness is next godliness camp. . . . while many frequent the church of the holy mudhole. :D

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elricfate

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I get the idea of why black would be more UV resistant. I was hoping for something other than anecdotal evidence.

Thanks anyway
 

SkunkWorks

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My 2014 was long overdue for a Coolant Change...............So I did it today.

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It still looked Blue and Clean however.

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I spilled a little while draining the old fluid.

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I removed the overflow reservoir, and scrubbed it out with a wheel-spoke brush.

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Getting it out wasn't too bad. Putting it back in was slightly trickier.

There are two 10mm (head) bolts that hold it in place.
Long extension with a universal-joint helps out here.

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And a clip attached to the right side that holds the overflow hose and the wire for a Sensor mounted to the back of the Engine/Transmission Case.

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And yes, the overflow Reservoir comes out through this opening.

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After filling the cooling system with distilled water, I closed it up and ran the engine for a few minutes until it started to get warm.
Then I drained it again.

I replaced the drain plug. (I did not use a new copper washer)
And filled the cooling system with "Yamacool".

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Topped up the Radiator.

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Then I put the rest in the overflow reservoir.

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(2) Quarts is exactly enough to fill the Cooling System and the overflow Reservoir to the "Full" mark.

Then I started the bike and let it run until the Radiator Fan came on, then shut it off to cool.
 

Keygs

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Put on some parts I brought from a gent who had just sold his S10 and was offloading some of the accessories before he took it to the dealer.
Headlight protection
Sheepskin seat cover
Side wings
Tower stabilisers
Extra ram mount for phone and gps
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jrusell

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I cobbled together a few parts to make a set of hwy pegs.
I removed the stock rear footpegs and had a couple of old peg mounts from a sv650. Fitted them together and mounted to the ACD skid plate.
Nice to have a second position to stretch the legs and change things up a bit. I will probably keep an eye out for a different set of pegs and eventually put the stock ones back on the rear, but it was free and gives me a chance to evaluate the position and see If I need to move them around a bit.
 

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