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Old 07-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #12841
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I'll keep you informed of developments.
There is quite a few things to do. In the last test we saw some vulnerable areas to be strengthened. They are also working on a material to absorb the shocks, adjusting the filter area, improving ground clearance and refining the overall design....

Looking forward to the finished product. All we need for you to do now is re-design the side cover protection bars.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #12842
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Looking forward to the finished product. All we need for you to do now is re-design the side cover protection bars.
I will do... but I thing this is going to be long, this people are too busy
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #12843
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Local Yamaha dealer has a Tenere marked down to $12,999. That's what's written on the tag, not after any haggling.

Good price?
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:19 AM   #12844
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Cool2 Just FYI...

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And for those that are interested, and live a bit further south than Iowa, I know where there is a brand-new, sitting-on-the-showroom-floor, never-demoed, never-started Raven (black) Super Tenere for similar money in South Texas.

PM me if interested and I'll put ya' in touch with the dealer.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:54 AM   #12845
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Local Yamaha dealer has a Tenere marked down to $12,999. That's what's written on the tag, not after any haggling.

Good price?
Pretty good - my dealer in Romney WV has $12795 as their "no haggle" price. But probably not worth the trip for you to save $200. Unless you want an excuse to ride WV
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #12846
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Personally I'm done worrying about the skid plate. I've got basic protection for the engine and some crash bars to protect the radiator in case I drop it. The rest is up to me.
This is where I am at on this subject. I will not be taking the bike the places some of you better riders are. At lest I hope I won't.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #12847
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This is where I am at on this subject. I will not be taking the bike the places some of you better riders are. At lest I hope I won't.
You never know... this bike encourages the sin
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #12848
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Right, I hope the ACD (made in Spain, not in Italy) could be ready in a month aprox. Is currently a testing prototype.

I opened a thread with all skid plates list and specs, it could be easier to find the information. Please help to actualize: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....63&postcount=1
Any pictures of the ACD? I tried the search function and looked back on previous posts until my eyes crossed
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #12849
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Any pictures of the ACD? I tried the search function and looked back on previous posts until my eyes crossed
Here it is:

More info and crash test:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....4&postcount=51


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Old 07-03-2012, 02:38 AM   #12850
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Low Oil Level warning light...

Two weeeks ago a friend and I HAD to take a buddy home as he was way over the driving limit. We were three up on my S10, combined weight of roughly 250kg. Drove about 2km's and I noticed my Low Oil warning light flicker on and off, then come on for a couple of seconds, then go off and did not come on again.

The next morning I started the bike as normal, on the side-stand until it the temp read 40C and drove off.
About 500m down the road (tar, not hammering the revs), the oil warning light flickered again, stayed on for about a kilometre and went off again. The radiator temp read 65C. It did not come on again until I reached my office 52km away..

I did not ride again for 10 days until yesterday morning, same process. Let the bike idle on the side stand until 40C and drove off. This time the oil warning light came on and stayed on until the bike was 85C when if went off again and did not come on again until I reached my office 52km away.

This morning I started the bike and did not let it warm up (the owners manual says if the temp gauge reads "LO", it fine to ride...). Oil warning light came on about 1km further, stayed on until the bike was78C, went off and did not come on again until I reached my office 52km away.

Morning temps between 0C and 8C

Driving back in the evenings on all these occasions have not yet had the oil warning light come on.

She's done 18,256km to date and I had the oil changed at the dealer at 15,000km (also at 10,000km) and had the K&N filter "cleaned/washed".


Dealer reckons I shouldn't worry about it, as it is a level sensor, not a pressure sensor, but I am worried. False readings or not, when do I decide it's not a false reading??
Owners manual (pg. 6-13) states "If the oil level warning light flickers or remains on even if the oil level is correct,
immediately turn the engine off and have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle."

Some pics, on the centre stand:
After one hour of a 52km commute at free-way speeds:

Oil level:

Temp:


After three hours:
Oil level:

Temp:
"Lo"

Any advice/insight, please? Else, back to dealer for fault finding??
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:45 AM   #12851
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Any advice/insight, please? Else, back to dealer for fault finding??
Hey Boet!

if I were you, I would just add a bit of oil (say 150ml) to take it to "full" and see what it does

Are you sure the bike was standing LEVEL when you checked the oil?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:52 AM   #12852
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:32 AM   #12853
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Hey Boet!

if I were you, I would just add a bit of oil (say 150ml) to take it to "full" and see what it does

Are you sure the bike was standing LEVEL when you checked the oil?
I had mine come on a couple of weeks ago while we were (a) at sustained high speed (80+mph), and (b) leaned into sustained Wyoming crosswind from the right. I slowed 10-15 mph which reduced the impact from each of the above and the light went out. I did add a bit less than 200 ml, bringing the level to the top of the window.

Never had the light come back on.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:37 AM   #12854
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Right, I hope the ACD (made in Spain, not in Italy) could be ready in a month aprox. Is currently a testing prototype.

I opened a thread with all skid plates list and specs, it could be easier to find the information. Please help to actualize: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....63&postcount=1
You might add it to the accessories/mods resource list that is here:
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/ind...Category;cat=1
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:00 AM   #12855
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Hey Boet!

if I were you, I would just add a bit of oil (say 150ml) to take it to "full" and see what it does

Are you sure the bike was standing LEVEL when you checked the oil?
Hello Hagen!
100% sure it was on a level surface. Which brand oil/SAE do you suggest? Not ENGEN nor BP has 10W40 (-10C to
40C) as per Owners Manual.

Not to start a "which oil is best" debate, but I don't mind paying premium for the "best".

Just top it up with a couple of millilitres or drain the existing oil and fill it up to FULL? So not to mix brands/viscosities/grades? What do you think?
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