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Old 01-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #3496
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How the Phark can Yamaha justify putting such crap rims on an adventure bike
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:27 AM   #3497
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How the Phark can Yamaha justify putting such crap rims on an adventure bike
Probably shouldn't happen...
When the wheel is laced and spokes tensioned, the pull of the spokes not only keeps the rim running true but keeps the whole of the rim in compression. So the ends of the strip making up the rim are pressed together by spoke tension and stay that way unless you were to hit an obstacle just to one side or the other of the join hard enough to push one end inwards, in which case the wheel would collapse from spoke tension... Which is why the rim is welded (or pinned as in many bicycle rims). The fact the rim sprung apart is not the problem; the fact that at the joint there is either no weld or a weak one is.
I guess the possibility of hitting such an obstacle is high(ish) on an ADV bike ridden as it is designed to be
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:06 AM   #3498
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How the Phark can Yamaha justify putting such crap rims on an adventure bike
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:46 AM   #3499
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How the Phark can Yamaha justify putting such crap rims on an adventure bike
Hi Hoopdy,
you wrote "the crack opened up". Has the rim been damaged in any way before?

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #3500
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Hi Fridolin yeh the rim has been dinged before they are as soft as butter and dent after running over a grain of sand.
I have since replaced it with an Excel rim
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #3501
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #3502
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Here's a couple of testrun vids of my homemade exhaust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maAwhGemrrU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbw_w2a_X4A

It was more than a bit slippery :P
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:02 PM   #3503
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hello friends. i'm from russia. its my Tenere :]]



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Old 02-16-2011, 01:10 AM   #3504
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Hi ADV world riders.

im looking to buy one of theses machines. are there, or has any one come across and serious issues with the bikes.

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:08 AM   #3505
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Talking New in town

hi guys,
i'm from italy and i just ordered a tenere xt 660 z white.
i'd like to custom it. i've already set akrapovic exhaust and fog light taken by a super tenere! but it's still too much obsolete.
i've seen many wonderful bikes and i'm sure that you can suggest me many esthetics but also engine modifications!

i hope you can help me.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:18 AM   #3506
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hi guys,
i'm from italy and i just ordered a tenere xt 660 z white.
i'd like to custom it. i've already set akrapovic exhaust and fog light taken by a super tenere! but it's still too much obsolete.
i've seen many wonderful bikes and i'm sure that you can suggest me many esthetics but also engine modifications!

i hope you can help me.
Hello tardo, have a look at my Ténéré here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637190

If you want engine modification, I would start with a Power Commander and a DNA Stage 2 Kit (DNA Air Filter and Snorkel replacement). But I highly recommend you this website from Thorsten: OFF-THE-ROAD
He has everything you need for your Ten!

Take care, Zak
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:15 AM   #3507
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Hello tardo, have a look at my Ténéré here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637190

If you want engine modification, I would start with a Power Commander and a DNA Stage 2 Kit (DNA Air Filter and Snorkel replacement). But I highly recommend you this website from Thorsten: OFF-THE-ROAD
He has everything you need for your Ten!

Take care, Zak
well your bike it really wonderful... where have you bought all those staff?
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:17 AM   #3508
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well your bike it really wonderful... where have you bought all those staff?
Thank you, Touratech and Off-The-Road mostly. But keep an eye on Adventure-Spec as well.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:26 AM   #3509
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Thank you, Touratech and Off-The-Road mostly. But keep an eye on Adventure-Spec as well.
ok thank you very much!
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:43 AM   #3510
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Hi ADV world riders.

im looking to buy one of theses machines. are there, or has any one come across and serious issues with the bikes.

JMJ
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No. no serious issues, only some minor.
I ride a '08 Tenere and done almost 50.000km on it; warranty issues so far:
-breather replaced by modified one(standard from '09 on);
-locks replaced(real yamaha issue!);
-cushdrive rubbers replaced three times(first ones under warranty).
That's all for mine, but there were some issues with the regulator/rectifier with several Tenere's, causing the battery to die. Not with mine, take care of it and no problems there.
One other minor flaw: the fuel gauge is very pessimistic, I ride on the tripmeter.

Otherwise it's a fun bike, really an allround allroad travel bike, good fuel economy and EFI, well read all the topics on this great bike! I'm sure as hell very glad Yamaha revived the Tenere legend!!
Greetz, Hans.
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