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Old 07-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #19111
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #19112
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #19113
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #19114
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I didn't realize you had traded your Yamaha for a BMW
Ya gotta throw em a few bones now and then....

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Assuming that you have really ruled out lash/wear in the rear pumpkin, the knock could be gearbox lash, u-joint wear, or spline wear. I think you would have to pull the side cover off to really tell which.

With all the thousands of miles that you & Karin have put on at speed AND overloaded in weight, you are one of our community extreme testers. Looking forward to hearing more about what you find.
It is the Cardan/Ujoint/Universal Joint or whatever you call it. You can feel and hear it with the cover removed.

I ordered a new one from Yamaha at Draper, Salt Lake City. The parts guy asked me what bike it was for. "Super Tenere", "Who makes them". "Er....Yamaha.....Er...... this is a Yamaha shop, right". "Yes sir". "OK its the great big 1200cc dirt bike that they make". "What year would that be sir".......Ohh....FFS
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #19115
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I ordered a new one from Yamaha at Draper, Salt Lake City. The parts guy asked me what bike it was for. "Super Tenere", "Who makes them". "Er....Yamaha.....Er...... this is a Yamaha shop, right". "Yes sir". "OK its the great big 1200cc dirt bike that they make". "What year would that be sir".......Ohh....FFS
I think that is the shop I bought mine from. South Valley Motorsports?
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #19116
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If yer buddy finished off that Bag-O-Cheetos, he prolly didn't shit right for a week.....
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #19117
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I lost my house in last month's Black Forest Fire. I managed to get my bikes out but left the ST owner's manual along with 30 years accumulation of tools and 31 years of memories. Is it odd that I ask about the owner's manual? Long story short, my battery went dead from the GPS being left on. After charging the battery for several on-off periods (I live in a toy hauler now) I started the bike up. The engine light is illuminated with the bike running. Is there a reset method to shut that light off or do I have to take it in? Thanks for the help.
Can't imagine how you feel about losing your home. Let us know what we can do to help.

Hope this helps with the engine light.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5466.0

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=6967.0

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=8041.0

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2612.0
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #19118
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #19119
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I think that is the shop I bought mine from. South Valley Motorsports?
poor Ray, SV Motorsports probably thought it was you calling about the cardan joint.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #19120
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I have no affiliation with these. Just seemed like a reasonable price for a used Tenere.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...enere&ad_cid=9

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...enere&ad_cid=2
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #19121
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Well my wife and I agree the stock seat on the Tenere is not the most comfortable seat we have ever had. So I have started the search for a better seat by picking up a Saddlemen Adventure Tour seat..Fit and finish seems excellent, fits snuggly on the bike. They must weigh double what the stockers weigh, I assume it is the denser foam and gel pads. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet as we went boating today instead, but here are a few pics since there didn't seem to be many around the web. I will report back once we put a few miles on it..







Thanks for posting the pics, was asking Saddlemen sales for pics and they weren't interested at all in making an effort to supply some even though they're producing them. Looking forward to hearing your review. If the used Sargent I got doesn't do the trick, I will try the Adventure Tour next.

Btw, it's probably the base that adds the most weight, Saddlemen emphasizes how theirs is much stronger than the stock "plastic" base.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:58 AM   #19122
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Thanks for posting the pics, was asking Saddlemen sales for pics and they weren't interested at all in making an effort to supply some even though they're producing them. Looking forward to hearing your review. If the used Sargent I got doesn't do the trick, I will try the Adventure Tour next.

Btw, it's probably the base that adds the most weight, Saddlemen emphasizes how theirs is much stronger than the stock "plastic" base.
Been another busy ass work week for me, no moto time. I am planning a qhick 2 hr ride west this weekend to see the Sunrise on Mt Washington. I should have some sort of an opinion after that.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:34 AM   #19123
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Hi Jim,

Sorry to hear about your house. Glad you are ok. Will insurance cover it? Don't have an answer for your engine light. The guy who delivered my bike was pretty clear about having any work done during the first 12 months be done at the dealer or my warranty may go poof.

Gentlemen (and Pluric), I wasn't saying the Tenere should be a 250. The Honda 250 Nighthawk was just a low, underpowered and light bike - perfect for the parking lot safety course.

Let me ask the question a different way: Will a 1000 cc engine last four times as long as a 250 engine? Any technical reason to go with a 1200 engine other than to go head to head with BMW?
From a skill development stand point, less is more. A newer rider will have an easier time honing their skills on a smaller displacement bike, which can then be applied to a larger one later. It more difficult, but not impossible, to develop those same skills on a large bike right out of the box.

It really comes down to what it's going to be used for. A friend has a 250 KLR, uses it to go back and forth to work and 100 mile fishing trips up in the north woods. As an urban assault vehicle, a 250, 400, etc., may fit the bill just fine, but some will soon be looking for something more... HTH.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:23 AM   #19124
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:35 AM   #19125
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Just finished the Motorcycle Safety Course and rode a 250 Honda Nighthawk. Very light bike, fun.

My question is whether there is a reason for a 1200 engine in the Tenere?

I imagine the disadvantages of a large engine are poor MPG and weight, but what are the advantages?
43mpg is no so poor. big engine is nice for big touring. strong. good acceleration
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