What you did to your Tenere today??!!

SHUMBA

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There's no such thing as cold weather, only poor choice of clothing.
I'm in southern Ontario, Canada.
Yesterday was a gift, with a high of 22 centigrade, er...about 70 Fahrenheit.
My buddy John and I had a great ride!
Now, today is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT story. Woke up to a cool 2 C or maybe 34 F.
Soon the ground will become white.
A good rule of thumb is don't ride below 6 C or about 40 F, cause your tyres don't grip no more.
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Winter oil change.

After 10 years running nothing but rotella t6 in many bikes, ballisticxchris convinced me to go ester based.

Motul 4t 7100 from now on. The red color is kinda cool.




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. . . . Yesterday was a gift, with a high of 22 centigrade, er...about 70 Fahrenheit. . . . Now, today is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT story. Woke up to a cool 2 C or maybe 34 F. . . . A good rule of thumb is don't ride below 6 C or about 40 F, cause your tyres don't grip no more.
Sunday is supposed to be 80ish (F) for the high. By Tuesday. . . . 41F for the high. 20F used to be my lower limit. . . . until I was reminded that any moisture on the road is frozen. So, the new lowest was 32F. And, yes, cold tires don't like to grip so much. Nowadays? 40F is my lowest limit. Below that is why I have four wheels, and a heater.
 
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Me too, if I wrote this formula in excel, it would looklikethis.

=<5C=don'tride
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28 degrees when I left home this morning on a 60 mile Goldwing ride, nice and dry today all the other days I rode the Tenere this week it was very wet and even snowing sometimes.
 

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28 degrees when I left home this morning on a 60 mile Goldwing ride, nice and dry today all the other days I rode the Tenere this week it was very wet and even snowing sometimes.
Hmmmm, R U in Alaska?
We reached a high of 7 C (43F) today, Southern Ontario Canada.
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Winter oil change.

After 10 years running nothing but rotella t6 in many bikes, ballisticxchris convinced me to go ester based.

Motul 4t 7100 from now on. The red color is kinda cool.




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I have been using MOTUL 4T 7100 10W40 in my S10 for the past two years while putting close to 10K miles on the clock and I am quite
happy with its performance. Shifting is slickety, slick, engine seems to run cooler and I totally dig the crimson color.... :cool:
 

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I wasn't willing to shell out megabucks for Clearwaters just to get the 'hit the horn, driving lights go full bright', so I spent a buck on a 40v/5a diode, and wired it across the trigger wires of my Denali horn and my aux lights.

You WILL see me, stoopit cager! :p
 
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I have been using MOTUL 4T 7100 10W40 in my S10 for the past two years while putting close to 10K miles on the clock and I am quite
happy with its performance. Shifting is slickety, slick, engine seems to run cooler and I totally dig the crimson color.... :cool:
Yeah it seems to be a really great oil. Its not cheap, but i want to keep this bike a long time.


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Received deftener's large caps and switched to LEDs. Nice and bright, but:
1. Lamps are H7, but don't exactly fit in. So, not sure they are exactly aligned and vertical there and how bad is it.
2. Both beams went down, probably because of different bulb length. Will have to adjust somehow.
 

CatBehemoth

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are you sure the bulbs are properly installed ? Yamaha makes it very easy to improperly install the bulbs, Honda makes it impossible to install them wrong.
i believe in the Tenere the tab on the H7 bulb belongs in the 7 o’clock position
Not my first time changing bulbs. 7 o'clock is where it is supposed to be, but the rest just doesn't fit in. Will take another look and maybe get another ones.
 

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Changed the oil. Oddly, the same amount of oil that kept the oil light staying on, is enough to keep it off this time. But, it's barely showing in the window. o_O I'm going to put more credibility in the window. If I can see oil, it's there.
Spooky shit mate, ive just done my change tonight and the same thing ?? I put a bit more in to...i'll ride tomorrow and check it when i get back .

 

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Not my first time changing bulbs. 7 o'clock is where it is supposed to be, but the rest just doesn't fit in. Will take another look and maybe get another ones.
Mine didn't feel right, didn't look right, but was right (been in a year now). Play with it a bit they eventually do go in.

Are you taking the whole thing apart to install? Or trying to go through the back?
To take it off is 4 4mm hex and then 4 10mm bolts. and just slides out the front (cables on the parking lights are a bit short so don't yank). The adjustment screws for aiming the lights are also accessible this way.
 
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