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Old 04-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #11971
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37-38 around town

47-48 highway

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let's say you're on the highway all day.. doing 60 to 70 mph, what's your range before you have to refuel?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #11972
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Hi everybody! Here is a pic of my Super Tenere.

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #11973
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Hi everybody! Here is a pic of my Super Tenere.

Hi Mr Block,

Very nice. Please use it as intended and get it really dirty.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:50 AM   #11974
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I add the Touratech luggage rack. Now there is a solid big flat surface full of strap holders. It also protect the OEM plastic surface from scratches, for example if I put the Giant Loop saddlebag.
The rack in the passenger area is very easy to take off if you want to put the passenger seat. Very clever!






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Old 04-23-2012, 04:07 AM   #11975
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let's say you're on the highway all day.. doing 60 to 70 mph, what's your range before you have to refuel?
Last time I did that for 650Km, with a few towns I cruised through in 6th at 60Km/h in Touring mode mostly (if your have to slab Sport mode doesn't Make it interesting), I got.....

4.3L/100Km indicated which turned out to be 4.5L/100km actual

8000 Km on the bike using 95RON fuel at about 27 degrees C average mixture of flat and a few hills. BUT I did descend from 1100M altitude to 365m in the last 400km. The rest was at about 900-1100m altitude.
So if you have 22.5 litres before the pump sucks air...500km before you are pushing.

I was definitely bored though. The were a few police cars around and lots of radar traps on that road.

Actually I was playing with the dash I was that bored and noticed the the instantaneous fuel reading will not go below 2.5l/100Km. throttle off cruising down a long steep hill.

Those with weird measurements can convert them themselves.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:10 AM   #11976
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My HID kit opinions:

I had the Morimoto 3five 35watt kit in my S10.

Reasons for removing were mostly due to not wishing to bet on the kit bulbs and knowing that I wouldn't be able to find H7-base HID bulbs anywhere, but could find H7 bulbs everywhere if I needed a bulb (I could have easily, in a situation like that, converted back to the halogen H7 and just carried around a couple emergency H7 bulbs). The other reason being I wasn't happy with how I routed it.

My feeling is that they need to be installed with a relay. The headlight harness wiring is small gauge. I did not use a relay on my install and the wires were very hot due to the draw on start up. They may have cooled off during normal operation, but I was not comfortable with it and running relays now would save significant hassle if the harness burns up over time (it's usually an over time problem, as the wires go through multiple heat cycles).

IMO, even relaying the halogen H7s you should see an improvement given the small wire size that Yamaha elected to use for the headlamp wiring.

I'm not saying don't do it. I'm saying use relays. I may reinstall my kit down the road as I'm wiring in my auxiliary lights. The increased light output was very nice.

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:54 AM   #11977
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DDMTuning.com has great HID conversion kits. I will be adding 55w HID's to this bike in the coming months.

Fuel economy: I did a 3500 mile ride when I first bought my S10 (left with 850 miles on the clock). My best tank was after cruising non-stop on the Natchez Trace Parkway between 55 and 60 mph at 52 MPG. My worst tank was down in Florida on the interstate cruising about 80mph; 41 MPG. Total trip average was 45.77 MPG.

I weigh in about 150 lb's fully geared up. and I had a tank bag and duffel bag, no panniers. This was entirely in Touring Mode

Around town (in sport mode) the mileage suffers; I'd say 40 is normal, below that is easily accomplished.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #11978
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Hi everybody! Here is a pic of my Super Tenere.

Can we see the video of the back of your head?

Very nice bike too.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #11979
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I have just done 900 miles around France in 40 hours and my average was 45 mpg according to the computer, this did include some high'ish speed motorway runs.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:16 AM   #11980
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Those with weird measurements can convert them themselves.
or google it!
4.5l/100km
52.27 US MPG
62.77 IMP MPG

Not too shabby! But as you say - BOOOORRRING! ;-)
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #11981
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"Can we see the video of the back of your head?"

I spit my drink out when I read that.

Damn ADV'ers are a funny bunch.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:53 PM   #11982
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Please, please

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"Can we see the video of the back of your head?"

I spit my drink out when I read that.

Damn ADV'ers are a funny bunch.

Tell me it wasn't a good Single Malt that suffered the indignity.....


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Old 04-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #11983
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Hi everybody! Here is a pic of my Super Tenere.

What boxes are they? think they would look better on my Explorer 1200
Nice Tenere by the way, love the colour scheme
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #11984
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Yes you do I can attest to that

My average is between 42 and 45mpg

I was right behind you on 195 the other day, you were carrying some stuff in the back of you Tenere, looked like handle bars

This was just east of Jackson where I live, I was in my Trailblazer truck

thats funny. your right, a pair of protaper SE that my brother needs for kuggumugga this week.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #11985
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I think the OEM shift lever is too exposed but I couldn’t find a foldable one, so finally I made one.
I use the standard one and add a Touratech folding ending from a BMW GS.
It works great.



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