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Old 04-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #1771
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Where do you find this stuff?!
That was stolen from the Jo Momma caption thread. You really need to
venture outside of Beasts once in a while.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #1772
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Don't ask, it only encourages him!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #1773
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I love this bike. She rides cool or hard, one up or two, highway or farm tracks all with effortless ease.
Couldn't leave it alone. Mods done are:
Fork boots, wrap around crash bars, fold up spade/pick stored within crash bars, machete tied onto crashbars, 4.5mm stainless steel bashplate, 12v socket connected directly to battery with its own 15A fuse, backup 8AH Gel battery fitted under the seat, Insulation tape and puncture kits also under seat, NUVI 500 GPS, extra tools & cable ties as well as 15m two ton strap fitted in tool box space, extra spare fuses, wiring waterproofed further, 100% Engine Ice coolant, panniers and top box and all shiny bits sprayed with clear lacquer.

Next mods are knobby tyres and wind deflectors.

Bikes needs a lower first gear and a higher sixth plus a tad more steam in the higher rpm. Not willing to sacrifice silent pipe for more steam though.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #1774
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Bikes needs a lower first gear and a higher sixth plus a tad more steam in the higher rpm.
Higher sixth. Yes I am still going for seventh. Maybe just reduce the final drive and add seventh. Then I won't have to change habits. Not that I usually wear one you understand.

It's funny, in the early days many people were speculating that 6th was too high. But AFAIK these are first world problems and I can cope.

Sorry, nice pics by the way
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:00 AM   #1775
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One spoke is out, and the rest...almost.


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Old 04-26-2012, 06:04 AM   #1776
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Bikes needs a lower first gear and a higher sixth plus a tad more steam in the higher rpm. Not willing to sacrifice silent pipe for more steam though.
Do the ECU reflash. It felt it helps in the upper gears too.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #1777
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Didn't get the memo huh?

Nice shots. Beautiful area!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:19 AM   #1778
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Higher sixth. Yes I am still going for seventh. Maybe just reduce the final drive and add seventh. Then I won't have to change habits. Not that I usually wear one you understand.

It's funny, in the early days many people were speculating that 6th was too high. But AFAIK these are first world problems and I can cope.

Sorry, nice pics by the way
What I meant is I feel that the sixth gear should be an overdrive dropping the rpm from 4000 to 3500 at (real speed) 120kmh for a more relaxed cruise and lower fuel consumption and engine wear. It doesn't bother me to change down a cog when overtaking. First definitely needs to be lower and the remaining four gears evenly spaced out. That's just me. I have never been satisfied with the gearing on any of my bikes. Difficult chap, I know.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:21 AM   #1779
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Didn't get the memo huh?

Nice shots. Beautiful area!
Pluric, which memo??



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Old 04-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #1780
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Sorry. Just that several of us have had the same issue. Bending wheels and
loose spokes. Lost nipples etc....

It's been covered both in ADV and over at the Tenere site. So the word on the
street has been to check your spokes often to help avoid what happened to you.

Yamaha only sells the spokes in a full set. I bought a set to have a few extras.
I don't recall anyone actually breaking spokes, just loosing nipples.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2311.0
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #1781
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On RR337 in the Texas Hill Country on the way home from the Texas Adventure Ride.

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #1782
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On RR337 in the Texas Hill Country on the way home from the Texas Adventure Ride.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #1783
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What I meant is I feel that the sixth gear should be an overdrive dropping the rpm from 4000 to 3500 at (real speed) 120kmh for a more relaxed cruise and lower fuel consumption and engine wear. It doesn't bother me to change down a cog when overtaking. First definitely needs to be lower and the remaining four gears evenly spaced out. That's just me. I have never been satisfied with the gearing on any of my bikes. Difficult chap, I know.
Sixth gear is already an overdrive (0.929), but with the torque that engine has, I,m sure that it could be geared even higher.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #1784
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Sorry. Just that several of us have had the same issue. Bending wheels and
loose spokes. Lost nipples etc....

It's been covered both in ADV and over at the Tenere site. So the word on the
street has been to check your spokes often to help avoid what happened to you.

Yamaha only sells the spokes in a full set. I bought a set to have a few extras.
I don't recall anyone actually breaking spokes, just loosing nipples.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2311.0
Oh...yeah, i knew that. I check them regularly. One day off road was enouhh to fu..k everything up. Front one seems not to care though.


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Old 04-26-2012, 10:53 PM   #1785
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Sixth gear is already an overdrive (0.929), but with the torque that engine has, I,m sure that it could be geared even higher.
Yep as I'm always looking for another gear. Can't complain though as the motor is so smooth and quiet, almost electric. Glad to note all this chat about spokes. I haven't been checking mine enough and been ridding over rocky ground with hard tires...suspension working like a two stroke. Bike sometimes fools me into thinking I'm on my WR450. I feel I should also tighten up the front a tad.
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