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Old 11-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #20686
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Hard start

Had the hard start happen today.
Getting colder here.
Yep I didn't keep the start button pushed down for the full cycle. Then it never would start after that.

Charged battery and it coughed a bit and started up.

Whew!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #20687
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Found one of my head lamp bulbs blown after yesterday's 1200km ride on washboard gravel.....nearly at 40k and this is my biggest problem so far!!!


may be we could start talking about things that might go wrong....like how long will shutter system in head lamps last for???
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #20688
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Found one of my head lamp bulbs blown after yesterday's 1200km ride on washboard gravel.....
Jiggle the connector to the back of the bulb before assuming the lamp is blown. As you may be aware, a somewhat common problem with the S10 has been intermittent headlamp connections due, at least in part, to localized overheating at the contacts. There are a few theories about the root cause floating around. Yamaha has recently revised the headlight wiring harness with a new part that has heavier-gauge wires and different connectors which presumably solves the problem. Since there is a bit of a safety angle, some are expecting a recall.

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Old 11-27-2013, 02:21 AM   #20689
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Jiggle the connector to the back of the bulb before assuming the lamp is blown. As you may be aware, a somewhat common problem with the S10 has been intermittent headlamp connections due, at least in part, to localized overheating at the contacts. There are a few theories about the root cause floating around. Yamaha has recently revised the headlight wiring harness with a new part that has heavier-gauge wires and different connectors which presumably solves the problem. Since there is a bit of a safety angle, some are expecting a recall.

- Mark
Here is a pic of the new harness. I took a bird hit and had to repair some tabs on the headlight housing decided to replace harness too since it was available. Much heavier.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:57 AM   #20690
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Here is a pic of the new harness. I took a bird hit and had to repair some tabs on the headlight housing decided to replace harness too since it was available. Much heavier.

Saw that pic over on the dedicated forum...

Funny thing is, from the picture it appears that Yamaha has only gone to much larger gauge wire. Despite what markjenn posted above the actual headlamp bulb connector plug looks exactly the same - identical.

Way back when all the headlamp harness meltdowns were first reported (mine was one of the first) I corresponded with Jim at "Eastern Beaver", sending him pictures of my melted harness, etc. He said from the beginning the wire size was the problem with the original harness, and perhaps the plug where it connected to the motorcycle's main wiring harness (he thought the pins were too light and small there). He wasn't as concerned about the actual headlamp connector plug.

Big thread over on the other forum about it, with all the info.

Just FYI...

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:32 AM   #20691
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Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!

I am buying Snowingonraton's pristine 2012 blue one from him. I'm waaaaay excited. I've been wanting a Tenere since they came out and this is the right one!

I'm driving to Austin to pick it up on Friday. I'm post pics when I can!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #20692
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Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!
Welcome Blue, you've been around the KLR world for many years.... I think you'll enjoy the SuperT!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:58 AM   #20693
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Jiggle the connector to the back of the bulb before assuming the lamp is blown. As you may be aware, a somewhat common problem with the S10 has been intermittent headlamp connections due, at least in part, to localized overheating at the contacts. There are a few theories about the root cause floating around. Yamaha has recently revised the headlight wiring harness with a new part that has heavier-gauge wires and different connectors which presumably solves the problem. Since there is a bit of a safety angle, some are expecting a recall.

- Mark
Yamaha USA paid the dealer to inspect the head light wiring harness on my bike after I called them and expressed a concern about my safety. The inspection found a faulty harness(resistance too high) and it was replaced at no cost to me.
Good on Yamaha USA!

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #20694
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Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!

I am buying Snowingonraton's pristine 2012 blue one from him. I'm waaaaay excited. I've been wanting a Tenere since they came out and this is the right one!

I'm driving to Austin to pick it up on Friday. I'm post pics when I can!
I guess I'm the last hold out.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #20695
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Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!

I am buying Snowingonraton's pristine 2012 blue one from him. I'm waaaaay excited. I've been wanting a Tenere since they came out and this is the right one!

I'm driving to Austin to pick it up on Friday. I'm post pics when I can!
Congrats!

I'm planning to ride Friday if you want to break it in
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #20696
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Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!

I am buying Snowingonraton's pristine 2012 blue one from him. I'm waaaaay excited. I've been wanting a Tenere since they came out and this is the right one!

I'm driving to Austin to pick it up on Friday. I'm post pics when I can!
Know that feeling. :)

Poor KLR. Dead battery and clogged carb in its future.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #20697
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Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!
Excellent, more Texas Teneres!
It is a good motorcycle.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #20698
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Thanks for the good words, everyone.

It's a great used bike. 10k miles and in great condition. No silly mods. Needs tires, which is cool, because now I get to pick what goes on.

It's REALLY nice when a bike is advertised honestly/correctly.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #20699
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Speaking of the headlight wiring harness... PCP Motorsports http://www.pcpmotorsports.com/ stocks this harness. They recently returned the original harness and replaced it with the newer harness. Ask for Michael and mention you are from the forum.

Just saying in case someone needs a harness and wants it shipped the same day.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #20700
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Picked up my new 2013 Super Tenere yesterday. Nice day for this time of the year in Northwest Washington so took it out for a spin, 100+ miles. Big compared to my KLR but see that the KLR is not going to get much use anymore.
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