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Old 01-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #15601
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Yea, that's way too long to park. Don't know how the guys in winterland can do it year after year.
We do it by convincing ourselves that spring is just around the corner , we also get only 6 months out of 1year of warranty and pay insurance for 12 months. I don't mind that too much when we get a couple spring days (no salt) every once in a wile in the winter.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #15602
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This is my second year of it, and I don't get it either.

So far I've kept myself sane by buying a drum set and learning to play it.

I'll be moving to a hot climate again (I'm from Dallas, only been gone for a year and a half) as soon as I can.

For myself there is just no way... That's like Seattle... I gotta have some sun... I also ride year round... Gotta love Texas....
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:15 PM   #15603
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Jaxon what's the ETA on the forks getting back to you? Please post pics and review soon as possible.

I hope to have them back at the shop this next week... Ill be posting for sure ASAP... The rest of the customers will be posting there thoughts over the next few weeks.. Then people dont have to take my word for it..
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #15604
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For myself there is just no way... That's like Seattle... I gotta have some sun... I also ride year round... Gotta love Texas....
I'd take Seattle weather over NoDak any day. It may not be overcast all of the time, instead it is well below freezing for 5 months out of the year.

Ah, Texas, I will be back.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:44 PM   #15605
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That's simply not true. Tens of us can do all the "wrong" things and the bike will start time after time. Then do the "right" thing and it won't fire. There are contributing factors certainly, but there is a random element to this problem as well.

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Bull. Go out and fire your bike up for 60 seconds, shut it down and come back 3 days later. You'll have a classic hard start.

It's not the only possible cause, but it is the primary one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #15606
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Bull. Go out and fire your bike up for 60 seconds, shut it down and come back 3 days later. You'll have a classic hard start.
Okay, test underway.

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:05 AM   #15607
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Okay, test underway.

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Prediction: It won't have a problem if your battery is good.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #15608
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I think im more excited to just get back on the bike and go ride !!!
I believe it! In fact, WE are all excited for you to just get back on the bike and ride. I know you were one of the guys piling the miles on and you always had cool pictures and stories of your TX riding adventures I was jealous of. I don't think I could ever be without my Tenere for this long!

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:06 AM   #15609
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I hope to have them back at the shop this next week... Ill be posting for sure ASAP... The rest of the customers will be posting there thoughts over the next few weeks.. Then people dont have to take my word for it..
I don't have any doubt that they will DESTROY a stock set of forks.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #15610
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Okay, test underway.

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3 days no riding? It ain't worth it. :)

And the hard start debate is simply the S10 debate. Every bike has one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:09 AM   #15611
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So I just went out to crank the tenere after it sat for two weeks (not usual around this house). Battery is totally dead. This battery is only about 2 months old. This has happened before and I blamed it on the factory battery sitting at the dealership for too long.

Don't you think a battery should hold a charge for two weeks?

THIS IS NOT A "HARD STARTING" ISSUE! This a dead battery issue. The bike would not turn over. Of course now that the ignition has been turned on and the FI charged up I'll probably have a "hard starting" issue

P.S.- I know there is a voltage leak somewhere. Mostly venting here, but if anybody has any insight, please enlighten me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #15612
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So I just went out to crank the tenere after it sat for two weeks (not usual around this house). Battery is totally dead. This battery is only about 2 months old. This has happened before and I blamed it on the factory battery sitting at the dealership for too long.

Don't you think a battery should hold a charge for two weeks?

THIS IS NOT A "HARD STARTING" ISSUE! This a dead battery issue. The bike would not turn over. Of course now that the ignition has been turned on and the FI charged up I'll probably have a "hard starting" issue

P.S.- I know there is a voltage leak somewhere. Mostly venting here, but if anybody has any insight, please enlighten me.
Do you have any aftermarket accessories on the bike at all? You may want to double check the battery connections. These bikes come from factory with battery in them. The dealer doesn't grab one from his shelf and stick it in the bike when new.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #15613
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So I just went out to crank the tenere after it sat for two weeks (not usual around this house). Battery is totally dead. This battery is only about 2 months old. This has happened before and I blamed it on the factory battery sitting at the dealership for too long.

Don't you think a battery should hold a charge for two weeks?

THIS IS NOT A "HARD STARTING" ISSUE! This a dead battery issue. The bike would not turn over. Of course now that the ignition has been turned on and the FI charged up I'll probably have a "hard starting" issue

P.S.- I know there is a voltage leak somewhere. Mostly venting here, but if anybody has any insight, please enlighten me.
I agree, there is a voltage leak somewhere. I outlined measuring 'dark current' in a similar post here or on the Super Tenere forum some time back.

Do you by any chance have a SWMotec powered tank bag? If installed the way the directions are, direct to the battery, it draws current even with nothing turned on, just the bag on the tank ring. And will kill the battery quickly. BTDT. It needs to be wired to switched power instead.

I messed up the original post, edits to correct my errors. Thats what I get from not looking it up again.

As for testing dark current, or parasitic draw with the key off, take a multi-meter, set to AMPERAGE in the 10 or 20 amp range and do the following:

Loosen the NEGATIVE terminal so you can easily pull it off. Touch the DMM probes to the terminal and the same battery post, note the reading, which should be 12-14 Volts, then with the probes staying connected, slide the terminal off so that the DMM is now in series with the removed terminal and the battery post. I've forgotten the Ma that spec is, but post what you find and it will be immediately apparent if it's too high. Should be around 45-54 Ma. Much higher than that indicates a problem.

And yes, the battery should easily last two weeks.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #15614
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I screwed up the above post, please read the edits to avoid any problems. Sorry!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #15615
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Thanks y'all! I'll get on checking stuff out in a bit.

The battery took a charge and the bike cranked just fine, so that's a good sign.
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