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Old 12-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #3211
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Hasn't anyone got any real bike stuff to talk about?

Like final drive failures?
Electrical problems?
EFI issues?
Failing to start sorted out?
Rides. Oh that's right it's cold over there. Sorry didn't mean to be so insensitive.

Pluric has put in a good effort with the spokes, I know but...

I think I'll head over the the crush or the GS threads for a while...
Me ,me....Sir...Sir...Pick me...I've got one.....Pick me...

I rode my my bike home at early dusk a couple of nights ago and noticed on startup that my headlights did not come on. I rode home on my fog lights but when I arrived they were on. As I was not actually using the light from them I do not know how long they were off.

At first I thought my headlight loom had burned out.

Possibly a sticky relay ???
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:39 PM   #3212
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Me ,me....Sir...Sir...Pick me...I've got one.....Pick me...

I rode my my bike home at early dusk a couple of nights ago and noticed on startup that my headlights did not come on. I rode home on my fog lights but when I arrived they were on. As I was not actually using the light from them I do not know how long they were off.

At first I thought my headlight loom had burned out.

Possibly a sticky relay ???
Oooooh a p, a pr,,hold on........Problem!! Glad I had that dictionary around hey!!

Yea probably something like that. Just a relay.

No Bus codes to dissect, no $500.00 analyzers.

Yeah give it a whack next time.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #3213
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Laugh "Give it a good bash."

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Oooooh a p, a pr,,hold on........Problem!! Glad I had that dictionary around hey!!

Yea probably something like that. Just a relay.

No Bus codes to dissect, no $500.00 analyzers.

Yeah give it a whack next time.




Speaking of giving it a whack... (fast forward and watch from 3:00 minute mark)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL9-Va6_SVY


"My old grandmother used to say, anything mechanical, give it a good bash..."

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #3214
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Well as long as we are coming clean on disasterous Tenere failures....

Mine had the right headlight bulb stop working. I popped it out to go
match it and thought I'd see if both beams were out. Plugged it
back in and it worked fine.

So not only do these things never break they are self healing if they do.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:32 AM   #3215
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Color, and some good-natured ribbing about it, is about the only thing to talk about when your bike never breaks, and just keeps running, running, running like a freight train!

I dunno' about anybody else's Super Tenere, but mine seems to be as reliable as the sunrise, gets smoother with each mile it runs, is as stable as a locomotive yet handles better than many a sport bike I've owned, and never seems to disappoint me.

Wonder if we could liven up the discussion over here by talking about what's the best oil to use in a bike that never seems to break?

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #3216
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Laugh But what pseudonym will he use this time?

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I've sent a PM to Rema/R3B inviting him back, will that help

It might... But how we gonna' know what new name and avatar he'll use this time?

Funny, he hangs out some on the Yamaha Super Tenere forum, but for some reason there he keeps a much lower profile and is not nearly as annoying. For the most part people just seem to ignore him.

Maybe he got tired of being banned every few days on every forum he frequented!




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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #3217
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Well as long as we are coming clean on disasterous Tenere failures....

Mine had the right headlight bulb stop working. I popped it out to go
match it and thought I'd see if both beams were out. Plugged it
back in and it worked fine.

So not only do these things never break they are self healing if they do.
Mine recently quit working in sand. It fell down.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #3218
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Mine recently quit working in sand. It fell down.
You may well be the first. I think, well maybe, don't alert the media just yet.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #3219
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Mine recently quit working in sand. It fell down.


I probably shouldn't say anything...

But don'cha' know it just has to bug the "Roundel Repair Rangers" and the "My Orange Crush Lunched Bunch" when they peek in over and see literally *NO* moanin', bitchin', or complainin' about the Super Tenere. Ya' gotta' think it has to twist 'em up even more that they see few, if any, tales of woe, busted or broken pieces, high parts prices, poor warranty service, etc...

So many of those folks predicted that the big Yamaha would be beset by all the same faults and foibles by other "adventure" beasties... Yet the Super Tenere has been beset by almost nothing. Nothing major anyway. About the only thing it really *HAS* to have is a good skid plate and it's good-to-good literally anywhere without a worry. Just check the spokes from time-to-time and it seems you're golden.

Has to drive the "Propellor Pilots" and "Orange Crush Club" nuts...

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #3220
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Has to drive the "Propellor Pilots" and "Orange Crush Club" nuts...

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:46 PM   #3221
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What I like is how they send an occasional missionary over to try and convert us to their side.

Misery really does love company.


That is amazing, isn't it?

I particularly love it when some of both the "Austrian Goose Steppers" and "Munich Luftwaffe Pilots" start with the "But the best adventure beast for off-road riding is...", and they name one of the Teutonic brands, and start caterwauling about the Super Tenere's weight...

All while they continue to forget that the S-10's best virtue is that it always brings you *HOME* without any bizarre trail repairs, calls to "Roadside Assistance", or frantic midnight phone calls trying to find a dealer or parts. I love a bike that I can trust to get me there *AND* back, and hate ones I can never be sure of or really trust deep down. I'll take a pound or two more weight for just the piece of mind...

I don't care how light the bike is, or how much better it supposedly handles off-road, if it's broke down it's a big paperweight that ain't handling nothing for the moment!

And why does their kind of misery have to be soooooooooooooo friggin' "EXPENSIVE*???

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #3222
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #3223
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Laugh Better Blue than Orange or Final Drive Fluid...

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Hey, folks can say I drink the Yamaha "Big Blue" Kool-Aid...
Won't bother me a bit. Works for me.

I've owned a couple of Beemers, and I was a KTM dealer... Wonderful pieces to sit and talk about, but not always the choice to get ya' there *AND* back - at least not for me!

Give me the "Big Blue" Yamaha every time!

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #3224
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No doubt about it, the thing appears to be bullet proof.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #3225
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I dunno; mine turned gey on me. Izzat a warranty issue?
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