What you did to your Tenere today??!!

CatBehemoth

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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.
Bulb change through the back, didn't decide on an adjustment yet.
 

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Pulled the rear Ohlins out for some service. When I got back from Arkansas I noticed some 'wet spray' in the dirt around the shock and swing arm. Im not sure if its just good timing or the super cross jump I accidentally skied off of, but its weeping a bit. Time to get the service, I now have about 25-26K on the shock. Sending it into Ohlins and they will completely rebuild it and will be good as new.
I already have the fork parts in, and this winter I'm pulling the forks down and rebuilding them. Pulling the triple trees, pulling swing arm, valve check, and I have a list of about 15-20 things to clean, lube, check, or change. In a few months it will be a new bike "again" !
 

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Pulled the rear Ohlins out for some service. When I got back from Arkansas I noticed some 'wet spray' in the dirt around the shock and swing arm. Im not sure if its just good timing or the super cross jump I accidentally skied off of, but its weeping a bit. Time to get the service, I now have about 25-26K on the shock. Sending it into Ohlins and they will completely rebuild it and will be good as new.
I already have the fork parts in, and this winter I'm pulling the forks down and rebuilding them. Pulling the triple trees, pulling swing arm, valve check, and I have a list of about 15-20 things to clean, lube, check, or change. In a few months it will be a new bike "again" !
Do you have a fork rebuild guide?

I am tempted to pull mine for a full cleaning and fresh oil as a winter madness project.

The last forks i did were harley forks, so like 80 year old design lol.


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Do you have a fork rebuild guide?

I am tempted to pull mine for a full cleaning and fresh oil as a winter madness project.

The last forks i did were harley forks, so like 80 year old design lol.


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I do have the service manual... If you would like, I can probably take a picture of the pages and send them to you or post them.... Ive been working with forks (& bikes) for 30++ years. I can do these forks with my eyes shut. LOL. If you get stuck you welcome to reach out to me, Ill be happy to help in any way.....

If you going to get into your forks this winter, "I would suggest" replacing the guides.. This bike seems to be hard on guides. While you inside just throw seals and wipers on it as well.
 

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I do have the service manual... If you would like, I can probably take a picture of the pages and send them to you or post them.... Ive been working with forks (& bikes) for 30++ years. I can do these forks with my eyes shut. LOL. If you get stuck you welcome to reach out to me, Ill be happy to help in any way.....

If you going to get into your forks this winter, "I would suggest" replacing the guides.. This bike seems to be hard on guides. While you inside just throw seals and wipers on it as well.
Thanks that is great info. I do have the fsm, jusr wasnt sure how sufficient it would be in this case. Ill look at order guides and maybe seals...if i am going to pull them off, may as well replace those.


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Ten forks are really simple to rebuild. Panman and I did both of ours after our 2019 AK trip. Good reference from The Tenerist with pics and step by step description, do make sure you have a spring compressor, bushing and seal driver.

If you get into a bind give me a shout.

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Pulled the rear Ohlins out for some service. When I got back from Arkansas I noticed some 'wet spray' in the dirt around the shock and swing arm. Im not sure if its just good timing or the super cross jump I accidentally skied off of, but its weeping a bit. Time to get the service, I now have about 25-26K on the shock. Sending it into Ohlins and they will completely rebuild it and will be good as new.
I already have the fork parts in, and this winter I'm pulling the forks down and rebuilding them. Pulling the triple trees, pulling swing arm, valve check, and I have a list of about 15-20 things to clean, lube, check, or change. In a few months it will be a new bike "again" !
Hi Tabasco - what fork oil do you use?


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I cycled the ABS pump and changed the fluid front and back then cycled the ABS again. Changed the clutch fluid, I also cleaned and re-greased the clutch and brake lever pivots, it was surprising how much crud had built up on them.

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Tied my aux lights in with my high beans on one switch. So now I am a wall of light when I need to be.
Went with a push button rather than a momentary switch so I can have everything on at once or off at once if passing a car. I think I am going to rewire it so the red ring is on all the time rather than just when the lights are on. Need to bend the bracket just a bit more so its in easier thumb reach.

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Tied my aux lights in with my high beans on one switch. So now I am a wall of light when I need to be.
Went with a push button rather than a momentary switch so I can have everything on at once or off at once if passing a car. I think I am going to rewire it so the red ring is on all the time rather than just when the lights are on. Need to bend the bracket just a bit more so its in easier thumb reach.

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Tied my aux lights in with my high beans on one switch. So now I am a wall of light when I need to be.
Went with a push button rather than a momentary switch so I can have everything on at once or off at once if passing a car. I think I am going to rewire it so the red ring is on all the time rather than just when the lights are on. Need to bend the bracket just a bit more so its in easier thumb reach.

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Can i recommend protecting all that awesome gear with some actual barkbusters? The oem guards are superb on wind and rain but break easily. Many cases of them breaking on a drop and then also having clutch reservoir damage or lever damage.

With your grips + controller + custom wiring...definitely consider barkbusters.



Above: OEM vs Barkbusters. The oem guards are actually flexible and bend easily off the bike.


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Kyle_E

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Can i recommend protecting all that awesome gear with some actual barkbusters? The oem guards are superb on wind and rain but break easily. Many cases of them breaking on a drop and then also having clutch reservoir damage or lever damage.

With your grips + controller + custom wiring...definitely consider barkbusters.


Above: OEM vs Barkbusters. The oem guards are actually flexible and bend easily off the bike.


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Ive had BB's on my last few bikes. The thing I loved about them was being able to remove the plastic in the summer for air flow while still retaining the tip over protection. If I had designs on keeping the bike Id go with them again. Plan on moving to a gen 2 bike at some point next year.
 

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Changed spark plugs and air filter on my 2015 S Tenere with 20K mi. First time doing plugs for this novice mechanic; anxiety wore off after getting the easy plug out. (Credit Bill Pacheco YouTube vid assist) Took it for a ride and runs great.
 
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