What you did to your Tenere today??!!

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After getting rid of my flashed '12, decided it was time to give the '18 the same treatment. Being local (and still having their discount), 2 Wheel DynoWorks got the nod this time. Great service, in and out very quickly and T mode is now useful!

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Tell us about them when you get some mi/kms on them.
GPRogers will I’m sure update us in a week or two.

Personally, I’ve ridden on these for about 15-18k miles. To ride on, I can’t fault them, they’re grippy, steer nicely and quicker than the base Tourance tyres. They just get on with their job, which they do very well. I don’t go off road, but I doubt very much that they’d be any good other than perhaps packed gravel type stuff. Wear rate - I reckon about 6k max for my riding style. The bulk of my mileage is usually on tour, where we are pushing on, often in the hills and mountains. Riding more sedately, I’d guess 8k a pair is doable.

I have tried Tourance Next front and base Tourance rear at the same time, which really I found to be a great, and probably my favourite set up so far*. I’ve never had any issues whatsoever on the base Tourance tyres and I’ve used them a lot in the last 15-17 years. I guess I just like the added confidence of the extra grip that the Next have, when I know I’m in for a week of mountain passes.

There was a tyre thread on here a while back, and I’m pretty sure that it was Eric that wrote something along the lines of, most modern tyres will out perform the rider. I agree with this, and the base Tourance are very very very likely to sufffice all of the time, however, that head confidence thing is also important, and part of the whole riding thing.

*Tourance EXP were in my opinion the best tyres on this bike, sadly they don’t make them anymore. For now though, Tourance Next work well for me, I’ll stick with them.
 

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bike back from 25000 miles service, did oil/filter and plugs checked the throttle boddies were in sync they were spot on also checked new APE tensioner was ok that was fitted 1600 miles ok same spot on. getting the valves done next year when its done just around 30000.
 

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Test rides completed with a few different settings, including naked.
Definitely better, but I may try different combinations on the positioning with the Madstad bracket.
Naked was great up to about 65-70 mph. Neck strain stared above that.
I’m 6’4” and riding with a Schuberth C3 helmet on this test.

Also bought some synthetic 75-90 gear oil for the final drive.
Drilled in new holes to be able to lower the windscreen even more. I like the looks of it tucked in to the headlights. Still more noise than naked.

The screen is small enough than I can quickly take it off and put in my trunk box to ride without it.

Now it’s time to put that synthetic gear oil in.

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GPRogers will I’m sure update us in a week or two.

Personally, I’ve ridden on these for about 15-18k miles. To ride on, I can’t fault them, they’re grippy, steer nicely and quicker than the base Tourance tyres. They just get on with their job, which they do very well. I don’t go off road, but I doubt very much that they’d be any good other than perhaps packed gravel type stuff. Wear rate - I reckon about 6k max for my riding style. The bulk of my mileage is usually on tour, where we are pushing on, often in the hills and mountains. Riding more sedately, I’d guess 8k a pair is doable.

I have tried Tourance Next front and base Tourance rear at the same time, which really I found to be a great, and probably my favourite set up so far*. I’ve never had any issues whatsoever on the base Tourance tyres and I’ve used them a lot in the last 15-17 years. I guess I just like the added confidence of the extra grip that the Next have, when I know I’m in for a week of mountain passes.

There was a tyre thread on here a while back, and I’m pretty sure that it was Eric that wrote something along the lines of, most modern tyres will out perform the rider. I agree with this, and the base Tourance are very very very likely to sufffice all of the time, however, that head confidence thing is also important, and part of the whole riding thing.

*Tourance EXP were in my opinion the best tyres on this bike, sadly they don’t make them anymore. For now though, Tourance Next work well for me, I’ll stick with them.
Great write up, I had the Next on my 650 Strom and like them
 

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GPRogers will I’m sure update us in a week or two.

Personally, I’ve ridden on these for about 15-18k miles. To ride on, I can’t fault them, they’re grippy, steer nicely and quicker than the base Tourance tyres. They just get on with their job, which they do very well. I don’t go off road, but I doubt very much that they’d be any good other than perhaps packed gravel type stuff. Wear rate - I reckon about 6k max for my riding style. The bulk of my mileage is usually on tour, where we are pushing on, often in the hills and mountains. Riding more sedately, I’d guess 8k a pair is doable.

I have tried Tourance Next front and base Tourance rear at the same time, which really I found to be a great, and probably my favourite set up so far*. I’ve never had any issues whatsoever on the base Tourance tyres and I’ve used them a lot in the last 15-17 years. I guess I just like the added confidence of the extra grip that the Next have, when I know I’m in for a week of mountain passes.

There was a tyre thread on here a while back, and I’m pretty sure that it was Eric that wrote something along the lines of, most modern tyres will out perform the rider. I agree with this, and the base Tourance are very very very likely to sufffice all of the time, however, that head confidence thing is also important, and part of the whole riding thing.

*Tourance EXP were in my opinion the best tyres on this bike, sadly they don’t make them anymore. For now though, Tourance Next work well for me, I’ll stick with them.
I'm on my third set of Tourance Next and like them a lot. Just stay away from wet gravel, mud and sand (like any 90/10 style)
I do tend to change early due to rainy weather here in Sweden to retain fair traction but still get 16000 - 18000 km (10000 - 11500 mi) out of a set.
Would like to test something new at times but keep coming back to Next as I know their limits.
Just my 2c. :cool:
 

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Drilled in new holes to be able to lower the windscreen even more. I like the looks of it tucked in to the headlights.
I wonder if you might be restricting ventilation to the display unit. Given the bugs that regularly flow through there I suspect they designed the air flow for some reason. I run the tall OEM shield and find it amazing the number of bug splatters on the inside.
 

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A little clutch maintenance and another upgrade ! Here is the wear side of the Barnett pressure plate. This plate has about 30K+ miles on it and looks BRAND NEW. It looks like Ive taken out of the box five minutes ago. Ive just recently gotten the (off the road / Germany) clutch slave cylinder. Ive known about this slave cylinder for years, but never had the opportunity to actually try one. Recently tried on another Tenere, and was impressed enough to buy my own. Works really well.
As always, when im in the clutch I replace the wear parts.
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I wonder if you might be restricting ventilation to the display unit. Given the bugs that regularly flow through there I suspect they designed the air flow for some reason. I run the tall OEM shield and find it amazing the number of bug splatters on the inside.
Air still comes up. I have positioned the shield in many different ways and angles and it’s never as good as naked. I created a plate from corrplast and tried different designs with no luck.
 

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A little clutch maintenance and another upgrade ! Here is the wear side of the Barnett pressure plate. This plate has about 30K+ miles on it and looks BRAND NEW. It looks like Ive taken out of the box five minutes ago. Ive just recently gotten the (off the road / Germany) clutch slave cylinder. Ive known about this slave cylinder for years, but never had the opportunity to actually try one. Recently tried on another Tenere, and was impressed enough to buy my own. Works really well.
As always, when im in the clutch I replace the wear parts.
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How does the clutch pull feel compared to stock? Two finger friendly?
 

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How does the clutch pull feel compared to stock? Two finger friendly?
Smoother and less effort to pull... Its not KTM easy, but its less than the stock unit. It was enough of a difference that after trying one on another Tenere, I turned around and bought one.
 
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Smoother and less effect to pull... Its not KTM easy, but its less than the stock unit. It was enough of a difference that after trying one on another Tenere, I turned around and bought one.
How much of that feel you figure is from the slave cylinder itself or just fresh parts all around? I would love to have a lighter clutch with all the city stop and go I find myself in.
 

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How much of that feel you figure is from the slave cylinder itself or just fresh parts all around? I would love to have a lighter clutch with all the city stop and go I find myself in.

The only thing that changed was the slave cylinder.... The Barnett Ive had for years...


NOTE: My set up is NOT as easy as a KTM system. It's better and easier than the stock set up. If you would like a very easy pull (KTM like feel), grab the OFF THE ROAD slave cylinder and add the Barnett pressure plate with the "soft" springs. That is the easiest pull you can have on a Tenere. The soft springs have a bit more clamping force than stock unit but an easier and smoother pull.

I have pretty aggressive springs installed on my Barnett for the aggressive off-road I ride. The new slave cylinder has knocked down the effort required to over come the stiff springs in the Barnett, that I use. (the Barnett pressure plate comes with three sets of springs, "soft / medium / stiff". All three sets of springs are more clamping force than the stock unit with a much more linear & smooth feel)

This all started recently with a friend/customers bike. He had an issue with his clutch and he could not figure it out, he called me. I took a look at his bike and he defiantly needed a master cylinder clutch rebuild kit. His was not leaking but basically trashed. After we pulled this out and replaced it there was still an issue. We worked from the top to the bottom. After we pulled his slave cylinder off, we noticed it was weeping fluid. We removed it from the bike and pulled to piston out. You could clearly see that the piston has been cocked and wearing funky in the bore. Yamaha does not sell new seals, they only sell the whole unit. He tried to order a new stock slave cylinder. He then was informed it was back ordered indefinitely. He wanted to get back on the road and I guided him to the after market Off-The-Road unit. He bought it and had it in his hands in about four days.
We installed it and it was not night and day difference the second we bolted it up. He (we) changed nothing else but this one part, and after about 500 miles it was smoother and easier pull than stock, no doubt. I was impressed enough to turn around and buy my own.
He also has the Barnett clutch pressure plate. I have not ridden a Super Tenere with the Off The Road slave cylinder with a totally stock clutch. The stock spring is pretty weak and with the use of the (German) part I bet that would be a pretty easy pull.
 

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The only thing that changed was the slave cylinder.... The Barnett Ive had for years...


NOTE: My set up is NOT as easy as a KTM system. It's better and easier than the stock set up. If you would like a very easy pull (KTM like feel), grab the OFF THE ROAD slave cylinder and add the Barnett pressure plate with the "soft" springs. That is the easiest pull you can have on a Tenere. The soft springs have a bit more clamping force than stock unit but an easier and smoother pull.

I have pretty aggressive springs installed on my Barnett for the aggressive off-road I ride. The new slave cylinder has knocked down the effort required to over come the stiff springs in the Barnett, that I use. (the Barnett pressure plate comes with three sets of springs, "soft / medium / stiff". All three sets of springs are more clamping force than the stock unit with a much more linear & smooth feel)

This all started recently with a friend/customers bike. He had an issue with his clutch and he could not figure it out, he called me. I took a look at his bike and he defiantly needed a master cylinder clutch rebuild kit. His was not leaking but basically trashed. After we pulled this out and replaced it there was still an issue. We worked from the top to the bottom. After we pulled his slave cylinder off, we noticed it was weeping fluid. We removed it from the bike and pulled to piston out. You could clearly see that the piston has been cocked and wearing funky in the bore. Yamaha does not sell new seals, they only sell the whole unit. He tried to order a new stock slave cylinder. He then was informed it was back ordered indefinitely. He wanted to get back on the road and I guided him to the after market Off-The-Road unit. He bought it and had it in his hands in about four days.
We installed it and it was not night and day difference the second we bolted it up. He (we) changed nothing else but this one part, and after about 500 miles it was smoother and easier pull than stock, no doubt. I was impressed enough to turn around and buy my own.
He also has the Barnett clutch pressure plate. I have not ridden a Super Tenere with the Off The Road slave cylinder with a totally stock clutch. The stock spring is pretty weak and with the use of the (German) part I bet that would be a pretty easy pull.
Ok thanks for the very detailed write-up I too have been looking at those for years never bit the bullet. My clutch even after mult bleedings has a lot more free play than I'd like and is very heavy. Think I might turn around and buy one too especially since my OEM rear preload knob just crapped the bed "again"....why this is plastic from the factory :mad: ,and I've been eying their aftermarket one of those too for a while.
 
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