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Old 09-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #20011
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Hi Ray,
The exterior walls are up as is the roof. The tar paper is on and the shingles will go on tomorrow. The interior walls are roughed in. The plumber showed up yesterday (yes, Sunday) at 9:00 AM and worked until 7:30 PM. He's finishing up today for an inspection tomorrow. It's all blindingly fast. The contractor is cracking that whip. He thinks we'll be in by Christmas. It would be a nice present.

How's the journey? Our best to you and Karen.
Yeah, maybe tell him to slow down just a little....


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Old 09-30-2013, 12:27 PM   #20012
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Yeah, maybe tell him to slow down just a little....


What's wrong with that?
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #20013
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Have to agree with that one Mark, About as subjective as ones perception of "windscreen protection".
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #20014
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Or helmet noise. I don't feel any vibes out of ordinary.
My only complaint goes for the throttle reaction, while crawling through city traffic. Disaster, especially compared to the "holly cow" .
Now, how do i fix that? ECU reflash??

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #20015
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What's wrong with that?
Wasn't sure if it was the before or after.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #20016
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Wasn't sure if it was the before or after.
Definitely after.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:04 PM   #20017
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Or helmet noise. I don't feel any vibes out of ordinary.
My only complaint goes for the throttle reaction, while crawling through city traffic. Disaster, especially compared to the "holly cow" .
Now, how do i fix that? ECU reflash??

Depends. Are you running it above or below 5,000 rpm?




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Old 09-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #20018
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Vibes

I've not followed this right through, but is it chassis, like tyre balance perhaps?

Mine is what I consider very smooth, but I reckon my Bergs are smooth too, though for some reason people reckon my old 501 is a teeth rattler

Since I sealed up the headers, I reckon mine is a tad smoother too, and the surging is all but gone, as is most snatching from closed throttle.

Be really good if someone else tries this 'fix'.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #20019
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I start to believe that it is the way Yamaha build this bike, maybe the new XT847 triple will be smoother, if they ever build that one :-?
Just bought a 2nd pair of foam grips and soft Pro grips now I just have to grow gorilla hands so I can wrap the hands around it all :-I especially if I go with 2 layers of foam grips.......
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:21 PM   #20020
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Depends. Are you running it above or below 5,000 rpm?





Above, but not wot.


Now seriously... I just can't seem to find a sweet spot with my snowflake at 10-20 mls/hr pace. I don't know really how to express in words that snappy reaction with clutch disengaged at constant speed. Any suggestion.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:30 PM   #20021
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Above, but not wot.


Now seriously... I just can't seem to find a sweet spot with my snowflake at 10-20 mls/hr pace. I don't know really how to express in words that snappy reaction with clutch disengaged at constant speed. Any suggestion.
So try pulling the headers and sealing up the gaskets at the head, worked for me.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #20022
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This bike has good vibes.

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Old 09-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #20023
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Above, but not wot.


Now seriously... I just can't seem to find a sweet spot with my snowflake at 10-20 mls/hr pace. I don't know really how to express in words that snappy reaction with clutch disengaged at constant speed. Any suggestion.
With the reflash in T mode I think you will find your 'sweet spot'

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So try pulling the headers and sealing up the gaskets at the head, worked for me.
This does sound like an odd option but.....

Many years ago I had an XS1100 special. The base gasket leaked at about 20K.
Yamaha agreed to warrant it. Probably because I worked at a Honda/Yamaha dealer
and they wouldn't want the bad press from a salesman.

The mechanic replaced the base gasket and put it back together. It vibrated like one of
my old XS650s. No one would listen to me. It made no sense as far as what work was done
on the bike. I told the service manager something would fail due to the excessive vibration.

A couple of days later the exhaust broke where the header went into the muffler. Both sides.
I took a new 1100 in the back and took the pipes off it. Put them on my bike and it was cured.

I would have never believed it. The vibes were the worst at about 80-85 miles an hour. Of course
when I went out to test ride it there was a police officer who felt the need to test his radar at the
same time. I actually told him why I was speeding and showed him the shiny new pipes.
One of the few times I got off with a lecture and no ticket.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:31 PM   #20024
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I have a new-to-me 2012 Super Tenere and I need some input regarding the license lamp assembly. On my bike, the entire assembly seems to fit very loose, there is about 1/8" between the assembly and the fender housing that it fits in to.
I know this seems trivial, but I don't want to lhave my light assempbly either shake itself loose or, just as bad, take on water because it isn't seated properly.
Looking at parts fiche, there is a speed nut, a grommet, a collar, a washer and the 8mm bolt that holds it all together. But I'm not sure mine is assembled correctly, as the entire housing shadkes about in a very loose manner.
Does the grommet fits like a standard grommet and goes thru the rear fender housing, then the collar extends thru it from the rear? Thats how mine is, but the bolt won't pull the assembly up snug to the fender in this manner. The parts fiche make it appear that the grommet is more of a bumper, stting between the collare and the lamp assembly.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #20025
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I'm assuming that the signal the O2 sensors get is corrupted by the leak, which could go either way depending on flow and localised pressure differential etc, and the computer is unnecessarily compensating, causing the surges, and also some minor vibes/noise. I didn't notice the vibes/noise before, but did notice it was quieter smoother after, and more importantly, almost no surging. No other explanation, as nothing else was changed. I do have over 4,000 kms on it now, so maybe that is helping, but not overnight. Also most of the lurch from a closed throttle is gone too, so heaps easier to ride in technical terrain.

Its basically a no cost fix, so be really good if someone else can have a go at it and let us know.
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