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Old 07-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #19111
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Bought the bike. I negotiated $13,983 OTD which includes a 4 year YES warranty that I would have bought for $400, so I'm pretty happy overall. Bike has 38 miles on it (5 of which were me). The dealer is also going to give me 15% off anything I order for it until the end of the month. Not sure I care about that unless anyone has some good suggestions on Yamaha parts that I should consider. Most of the stuff I put on it is going to be from outside vendors like Touratech and I doubt the dealer can beat web prices on that even with the discount.

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the only yamaha farkle that outshines outside venders is the wind wings. about $8o. took me 15000 miles (about 3 months) to bite the bullet but the were worth it. the strongest, "tightest" racks are Jesse
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #19112
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I don't think ol' Japako rides anything any longer,

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Been a few months, but I rode the Big Bend Rally and Japako was a dirt riding crazy man. Albeit on a smaller and lighter Yamaha. :)

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #19113
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Pulled the tank tonight to sync the throttle bodies and found this rubber coated loop. Should the wires, fuel line or both go through it (or nothing at all)?
AFAIK the tank has never been off.
I asked myself exactly the same question. I don't know what the hoop is for, but it was there in 2010 models as well and looked just the same on mine, except there was a lot more dust under the tank.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #19114
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I was riding in TCS 1, but it was not on a very technical or big hill.
I'll experiment in TCS 2 and see what the difference is.
Cheers!
I'm finding TCS 1 a pain on the dirt, but TCS2 is OK. Once I get the Ohlins this week I expect TCS 1 to improve.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:58 AM   #19115
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I'm finding TCS 1 a pain on the dirt, but TCS2 is OK. Once I get the Ohlins this week I expect TCS 1 to improve.
With my limited off road skills I find TCS1 to be just fine in the dirt. I probably have not ridden on anything quite aggressive enough for terrain to have a problem though. TCS1 kinda fits my moto of slow and steady when off road with a big bike. YMMV
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:27 AM   #19116
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With my limited off road skills I find TCS1 to be just fine in the dirt. I probably have not ridden on anything quite aggressive enough for terrain to have a problem though. TCS1 kinda fits my moto of slow and steady when off road with a big bike. YMMV
I have found the TCS1 to be much to intrusive offroad and could get you into plenty of trouble when climbing a bit of gravel. I ride offroad with the TCS2 on and on T mode if I want an easy and safe ride.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #19117
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Ts1

That's why you have TS1, TS2 and TS off. TS1 for the pavement and TS2 for dirt and gravel and Off for slow going mud and sand.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #19118
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Some help please

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.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #19119
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I know you guys have other priorities now, girls in bikinis and boots but I seem to have a problem with my bike :

Went to Carlisle Bike Fest yesterday, about 170 miles highway and at way above speed limit ;)

When I got there, got off the bike and then noticed my rear wheel and rim covered in a fine mist of oil :eek:
Must be the new lubrication system :eek:

Seems like oil is coming out from inside the hub. It's not coming out from the breather or the two plugs. I look under the hub and a drop was there. My tire had oil running from the center outwards to the edge :eek:

Spoke with a yamaha manager at the event (they had demo rides going on) and his first question was, "are you between 25 and 27k miles?" :sly:

It just so happens that my bike has now 27500 miles :)

He says the seal is gone, he's seen a few bikes with that problem :what:

I hadn't heard of anyone having a problem like that. Did anyone here have a problem or knows about it?


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Old 07-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #19120
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Rear hub seal leak. I thought it was not common but my no means rare,

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=4652.0

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=6879.0
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:47 AM   #19121
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #19122
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Windscreen Bushings

Just as a pro-tip...if you are moving the stock windscreen bushings up or down a hole to raise or lower the windscreen, put the mounting bolts back in the bushing before trying to push the bushing back into the hole.

I spent 20 minutes (and a ton of lube) trying to get the bare bushing back in before trying it the other way.

And yes, I realize this sounds vaguely obscene.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:36 AM   #19123
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Dear Penthouse,

Just as a pro-tip...if you are moving the stock windscreen bushings up or down a hole to raise or lower the windscreen, put the mounting bolts back in the bushing before trying to push the bushing back into the hole.

I spent 20 minutes (and a ton of lube) trying to get the bare bushing back in before trying it the other way.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #19124
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Ammo for the BMW GS crowd.
We really should throw them a bone once in a while.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:51 AM   #19125
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I have found the TCS1 to be much to intrusive offroad and could get you into plenty of trouble when climbing a bit of gravel. I ride offroad with the TCS2 on and on T mode if I want an easy and safe ride.
I will have to try that combo.... the way I see it with 2 tc options plus off, touring and sport modes there should be a combo that fits most riders in most situations.

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