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Old 12-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #21151
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Merry Christmas Ray and Karen!! Galapagos must be amazing for wildlife lovers.
Awesome place to celebrate the Holiday. Love the blog, thanks for sharing it.

Ps. I never liked big water either
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:51 AM   #21152
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Enough of this boring bike talk.....

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Schone Veihnachten to all the Tenereistas out there.

Ray
Hi Ray,
Come back. We're finally ready to have you and Karen as proper guests.

Merry Christmas to you, Karen and everyone.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #21153
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Bah Humbug!

Woody's tells me up to three weeks to get my front wheel back.

Guess I'll just have go to Hawaii.

Oh, okay. Merry Christmas to everyone, except maybe......oh crap, Merry Christmas to
them too. (You know who you are)
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #21154
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Sunny and 21 degrees here in Philly. I want to ride ... Waaaaaaaaaah

Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #21155
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Hi Ray,
Come back. We're finally ready to have you and Karen as proper guests.

Merry Christmas to you, Karen and everyone.
Great news Jim . And in for Christmas too.

Now you just need to learn to stop playing with matches.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #21156
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Merry Christmas, y'all!


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Old 12-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #21157
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I'm a bit different, I like playing with all my toys
TMI
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #21158
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Thumb YouTube video off roading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpECzejkaYw

Couple of weeks old.

At the 3:50 mark, some light jumping was done.

The production was good.

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The bike seems like a big cat. Really powerful and agile.
Maybe a Siberian tiger would be it's familar. They are around 400-675lbs.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #21159
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Watch out

When riding in Argentina a couple of weeks ago a friendly rider (we were more than 20 Super Tenere's) noticed that my front lights were OFF ... since I have a pair of Vision X lights it didn't matter too much ... my LED bar (Ridgid) connected to the high beam was working OK ... so fuse was NOT ... the Yamaha mechanic didn't have enough time to investigate on the 3 day trip so today I went to my mechanic who found this ...



the ground cable thin plug had burnt ... remember some issues on USA bikes with the burnt cable and it was covered under warranty ... monday will speak to Service Manager and find if they can replace it ... meantime made a jumper cable to bypass the faulty connector ... you can see the peeling where the bypass was connected...



Take care and see under your right upper panel if you have the same.
BTW I'm using Xenon lamps that draw small current.
Cheers,
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:04 PM   #21160
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When riding in Argentina a couple of weeks ago a friendly rider (we were more than 20 Super Tenere's) noticed that my front lights were OFF ... since I have a pair of Vision X lights it didn't matter too much ... my LED bar (Ridgid) connected to the high beam was working OK ... so fuse was NOT ... the Yamaha mechanic didn't have enough time to investigate on the 3 day trip so today I went to my mechanic who found this ...

the ground cable thin plug had burnt ... remember some issues on USA bikes with the burnt cable and it was covered under warranty ... monday will speak to Service Manager and find if they can replace it ... meantime made a jumper cable to bypass the faulty connector ... you can see the peeling where the bypass was connected...



Take care and see under your right upper panel if you have the same.
BTW I'm using Xenon lamps that draw small current.
Cheers,
Roberto
I had a similar problem just after I got off the boat to Cartegena. I just assumed it was down to salt corrosion. It is one of the few connectors I missed with the ACF50 due to its cover.

I was lucky, mine did not burn like yours and I just cleaned it up.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:49 AM   #21161
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I got the no start bug.

The bike is at my shop so it is heated and dry.

I fired it up about a week ago it ran for no more than 5 seconds as the door was closed etc.

A few days ago I cleared a path and rolled it out of its corner to get it outside for a good heat soak. I may have rolled the throttle open while moving it around with the engine not running. Went to start... nothing. Tried a bunch of times with no change. Let it sit a day, no start. I finally just cranked it with the throttle wide open, it eventually-slowly fired and ran. It was obviously flooded. With out the batt charger I'm not sure if the battery would have held in the field.

Being fuel injected I don't think opening the throttle was the cause, but who knows.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:26 AM   #21162
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I got the no start bug.

The bike is at my shop so it is heated and dry.

I fired it up about a week ago it ran for no more than 5 seconds as the door was closed etc.

A few days ago I cleared a path and rolled it out of its corner to get it outside for a good heat soak. I may have rolled the throttle open while moving it around with the engine not running. Went to start... nothing. Tried a bunch of times with no change. Let it sit a day, no start. I finally just cranked it with the throttle wide open, it eventually-slowly fired and ran. It was obviously flooded. With out the batt charger I'm not sure if the battery would have held in the field.

Being fuel injected I don't think opening the throttle was the cause, but who knows.
When you start a F/I motor up and run it without warming it up, it stays in a fuel rich state, which makes it hard to start later. Why would you fire up the motor and just let it run for five seconds?
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #21163
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When you start a F/I motor up and run it without warming it up, it stays in a fuel rich state, which makes it hard to start later. Why would you fire up the motor and just let it run for five seconds?
I understand what FI does on cold start-ups.

I ran it only a short time because it was inside my shop with the door closed. Had the door been open I would have obviously ran it longer.

That's still no excuse for not starting the next day.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #21164
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Laugh There is a solution...

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I understand what FI does on cold start-ups.

I ran it only a short time because it was inside my shop with the door closed. Had the door been open I would have obviously ran it longer.

That's still no excuse for not starting the next day.

Then perhaps you should sell it. Though they are getting better, today's bikes cannot yet compensate for all operator-errors and user-malfunctions.

Dallara



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Old 12-29-2013, 09:16 AM   #21165
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I understand what FI does on cold start-ups.

I ran it only a short time because it was inside my shop with the door closed. Had the door been open I would have obviously ran it longer.

That's still no excuse for not starting the next day.
Yes, there is no excuse for that, but the fact is that's the way it is with this bike and if you do it again, it will probably again not start the next day.

"Hey doc, it hurts when I do that".

"Well, then, don't do that".
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