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Old 02-12-2011, 07:48 AM   #6841
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Just a note about the toolkit, it looks to be about the same as the one that comes with the FJR I have. I don't need to use it much but when I have, all has worked well and especially the spark plug stuff. Some bikes come with no tool kit at all, so guess I can't be too picky. I usually carry a bunch more tools along with air compressor, tire repair kit, spare light bulb and few other things needed for long trips so the tool kit on the bike is almost superfluous.

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #6842
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Can an existing owner tell me the measurement across the handlebars?

I am trying to figure out if the bike will fit through a doorway.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:30 AM   #6843
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Zanks for zee picture mine goooodfello. Do you have zee exact veb link azz my German iz not zat good and I cannot navzigate through zere vebzite .. :)



Actually yah-sooo, come to think of it, it's all Greek to me! eff-car-ee-STOH




AHHH HA Found it ... sneaky, it is not for sale but photos of a scale model taken by a Yamaha insider.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne..._/R-EPI-120686



It's not 100% accurate either. If you look at the angle from the front, the headlight is different. Looks more like the XTZ660.


That might mean that the headlight design was a last minute change.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:35 AM   #6844
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It's not 100% accurate either. If you look at the angle from the front, the headlight is different. Looks more like the XTZ660.


That might mean that the headlight design was a last minute change.
If it was, I'm glad they did, they are awesome.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:40 AM   #6845
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......Just a note, the holes do actually line up, but you have to use spacers to avoid the step on the GPS mount.
Another point: some people have reported that the SWM bracket has quite a lot of vibrations while riding - you noticed this as well?
I haven't had a chance to use it properly yet.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:24 AM   #6846
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On page 450 I showed Wasp works' (i.e. Gregs) screen adjuster and I also stated that I was waiting for an SW-Motech GPS mout to arrive.
A short correspondence with Greg and it was apparent that the bars at the rear of the adjuster are required for stiffness and could not be omitted.

I had pre-empted the arrival and purchased some male and female knobs (shown below) from RS Components in case I could use them.
Do you have a part number and a link for the RS knobs and anything else you ordered. I am sure you are not the only one who was "supplies" ordered in anticipation of bike set - up


Thanks for documenting this
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:43 PM   #6847
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Sleeping with my Super Tenere

Yes I am!

It's coming into my living room every night!

Might need to put in a bigger door.

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Old 02-12-2011, 07:48 PM   #6848
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Tenere Hats

I have made some hats!! Here is the link!!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659671
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:19 AM   #6849
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Old Git... nice report and pictures. I was looking at Greg's adjustable windshield bracket and the SWM GPS mount also. I am glad someone wrote up pros and cons so I now know what I have to do to get them both to fit. Post up on vibration of GPS when you can also is the windshield stable at higher speeds. I had the madstat bracket on my Vee and found the shield moved at 65mph so I took the bracket off, it was useless.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:59 AM   #6850
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Do you have a part number and a link for the RS knobs and anything else you ordered. I am sure you are not the only one who was "supplies" ordered in anticipation of bike set - up


Thanks for documenting this
RS Stock No.
Qty
Unit Price
Goods Value
Description
448-8555
5
0.92
4.61
Thermoplastic through hole knob,32mm,M6
288-1788
5
0.97
4.87
Thermoplastic male knob,40mm dia,M6
Running Total
9.48

Delivery charge:
4.95

VAT
2.89

Net Order total
17.32


These are the numbers as requested. NOTE, the knobs are different sizes. Unfortunately, they do not (as far as I can see) do
a 32mm male knob with a 20mm thread as this is.

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Old Git... nice report and pictures. I was looking at Greg's adjustable windshield bracket and the SWM GPS mount also. I am glad someone wrote up pros and cons so I now know what I have to do to get them both to fit. Post up on vibration of GPS when you can also is the windshield stable at higher speeds. I had the madstat bracket on my Vee and found the shield moved at 65mph so I took the bracket off, it was useless.
I have had no problems at all with Gregs screen adjuster, although I cannot go (nor do I want to) above 100mph due to my tyres.
As for the vibration on the GPS, it does shake a bit within its rubber mounts but I would not call it vibration (of the damaging sort). Its early days yet and I am working on other aspects of the bike and do not have much time to ride it at present, but so far I am happy with all of it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:27 AM   #6851
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Mailman just delivered my April issue of Road Runner !
Have not read the article yet however, but I expect it to be the standard, almost worthless magazine review. But hey, the pictures are nice !
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #6852
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Thanks for the replies. I imagined it could be wiggled through a standard USA door width of 36".

John
John, it will be no problem. I put all my bikes in the basement every winter.
A 3' ramp will be required though to get her into bed with you.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #6853
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Mailman just delivered my April issue of Road Runner !
Have not read the article yet however, but I expect it to be the standard, almost worthless magazine review. But hey, the pictures are nice !
let us know what they say? At some stage the reviewers and the owners will have to have similar evaluations...., or one party will lack credibility
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #6854
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I just beefed up the Yamaha crash bars to protect the rad and make it more crash proof - it makes the bike look like it's been overdosing on steroids and wants a fight.

Welding just finished, and thanks to Greg for the welding advice, only the battery needed disconnecting. Tomorrow I will clean it up and the paint goes on and I will take some piccys. Weather permitting, I live in a motorhome so am at the mercy of the Gods.

I also binned the touratech sidestand plate. The original sidestand started to push it's way through the base of the damn thing. On top of that it lowered the stand a bit and effectively made it a bit too long. I made up a round plate and welded it to the top surface of the foot so it only comes into use when the main leg has sunk into the deck by about 3mm.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #6855
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I just beefed up the Yamaha crash bars to protect the rad - it makes the bike look like it's been overdosing on steroids and wants a fight.

Welding just finished, and thanks to Greg for the welding advice, only the battery needed disconnecting. Tomorrow I will clean it up and the paint goes on and I will take some piccys. Weather permitting, I live in a motorhome so am at the mercy of the Gods.

I also binned the touratech sidestand plate. The original sidestand started to push it's way through the base of the damn thing. On top of that it lowered the stand a bit and effectively made it a bit too long. I made up a round plate and welded it to the top surface of the foot so it only comes into use when the main leg has sunk into the deck by about 3mm.
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