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Old 07-22-2012, 04:50 AM   #13081
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whats the biggest number acheived whilst running on reserve...did 62km @100kph tonight on way home. made it !!
I've done around 70kms on reserve around town and still had 2 litres left in the tank when I refilled, but I do get better economy around town than on the highway, especially when running on fumes
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #13082
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Back to Skid Plates

Finally got my Tenere back on the road and am looking into the next skid plate. REALLY leaning towards the Rumbux. Like others on here I still have the question as to if it will fit with my Givi crash bars. I talked to the Rumbux importer and he said he's sold a few to riders that planned on using this combination.

So you must be out there, speak up and let us know the results, please
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #13083
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whats the biggest number acheived whilst running on reserve...did 62km @100kph tonight on way home. made it !!
I ran mine until it started sputtering and the F tripmeter said 50.4 miles (81.3 km). But this was trolling speeds.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #13084
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Finally got my Tenere back on the road and am looking into the next skid plate. REALLY leaning towards the Rumbux. Like others on here I still have the question as to if it will fit with my Givi crash bars. I talked to the Rumbux importer and he said he's sold a few to riders that planned on using this combination.

So you must be out there, speak up and let us know the results, please
Talk is cheap. I want to see some photos.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #13085
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I know of at least one person in South Africa who had to pay for his fork seals whilst under warranty
Two of us at 17000km and 54000km, had to pay for both bikes... but now , good as new, unfortunately both of them the seals were damaged by grit, have ordered the Kriegas from KTM Cape Town, should do the trick.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #13086
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As a new Tenere owner...and a fairly new motorcycle rider....is it unusual for fork seals to need replaced? Seems to be a bunch of folks mentioning it!! Is this a defect of the Tenere? I hope not....I'm very happy with my new bike!
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:03 AM   #13087
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Fork Seals

No, failed fork seals are not usually a defect. They are a wear item, usually associated with dirt bikes (enduros, motocross) and dual sports used heavily off-road. Many dirt bikes and DS bikes have gators over their fork slider interface for protection from the dirt and grit that they encounter. Street bikes seldom need them.

Since many find the S-10 to be so capable, they are taking it off road more often and in rougher (dirtier) terrain. Hence, some are seeing dirt & grit get past the fork seals and break them down to the point of needing to be replaced - hence the recommendations here for the Kreigas.

So, if you will be off road often, take precautionary measures to protect the fork seals before hand.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #13088
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Fork Seals

Remember, if you ride it like a dirt bike you better be prepared to maintain it like a dirt bike.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #13089
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Clutch Wire Thingy

It has been a while now and was wondering if anyone has noticed any negatives with doing the wire disconnect on the clutch other than the safety and it is faster?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #13090
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It has been a while now and was wondering if anyone has noticed any negatives with doing the wire disconnect on the clutch other than the safety and it is faster?
I'm wondering the same I believe I read someone saying their gas mileage went down a bit...and people have said they lost any difference in performance between Sport and Touring modes.

Also, when people make this mod, are you seeing an improvement in power over the Sport mode...or is it only making the touring mode the same as the sport mode?? Anyone know for sure with dyno testing?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #13091
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I'm wondering the same I believe I read someone saying their gas mileage went down a bit...and people have said they lost any difference in performance between Sport and Touring modes.

Also, when people make this mod, are you seeing an improvement in power over the Sport mode...or is it only making the touring mode the same as the sport mode?? Anyone know for sure with dyno testing?
Not the same as sport mode - it completely fills in the off-idle hole, and consensus seems to be that it removes the power restrictions in the first 3 gears. Backed up by dyno test here - it's a Euro bike so US might not be exactly the same.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=71

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #13092
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I'm wondering the same I believe I read someone saying their gas mileage went down a bit...and people have said they lost any difference in performance between Sport and Touring modes.

Also, when people make this mod, are you seeing an improvement in power over the Sport mode...or is it only making the touring mode the same as the sport mode?? Anyone know for sure with dyno testing?
Answers to your questions are in this post on the yamahasupertenere.com forum (dyno charts).
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #13093
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Not the same as sport mode - it completely fills in the off-idle hole, and consensus seems to be that it removes the power restrictions in the first 3 gears. Backed up by dyno test here - it's a Euro bike so US might not be exactly the same.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=71

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Trevor thanks for the link. I knew it worked just didn't know if there was a down side?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #13094
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Trevor thanks for the link. I knew it worked just didn't know if there was a down side?
Downside: faster rear tire wear and lower fuel economy from loosing right wrist control.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:07 AM   #13095
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Trevor thanks for the link. I knew it worked just didn't know if there was a down side?
The down side is that it's SO responsive in lower gears that you have to recalibrate your wrist. Thankfully we have traction control, or many of us would have been dumped on our dumb arses before our brains completed the recalibration... Well, I know I would have.

The other thing is losing T mode - it's nice in bad conditions. Easy solution, pull the mini fuse and return to stock, or fit a switch that makes it easy to get back to stock.
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