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Old 09-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #151
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My Tenere's kickstand is too short an my bike leans pretty far over. Seat was slanted forward from the factory but thankfully there was a quick mod to flatten it out. Bitchin bike though.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #152
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When the gear shift gets real bad, I get mad at it and shift it without the clutch. It actually seems to smooth out for a bit after I do that




Haven't heard about that. I'll give it a shot.
The need for the fix is shown on page 4 of this thread: http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/ind...?topic=3360.45
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #153
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Got it. I'll be cleaning and re-greasing mine tonight
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #154
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #155
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I love this bike!!
It will do what you ask of it and more.
I put heidenau's on it for better offroad
manners. I have a few issues but repaired all
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #156
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My Tenere's kickstand is too short an my bike leans pretty far over. Bitchin bike though.

Here is my fix to that problem.A simple Hockey Puck
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #157
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Seat was slanted forward from the factory but thankfully there was a quick mod to flatten it out.
I Love the Bike.
but I also got the same problem with the seat.
may i ask, how would u mod that?
thanks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #158
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I Love the Bike.
but I also got the same problem with the seat.
may i ask, how would u mod that?
thanks.
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2306.0
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #159
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:17 AM   #160
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My first issue with my bike after 2 years


I know, that living in a small Island ( all the time near the sea ) doesn't help, but this is unacceptable...
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #161
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I know, that living in a small Island ( all the time near the sea ) doesn't help, but this is unacceptable...
Man that is just no good.

Hope YAMAHA fixes it for you.

All the best and hope it all turns out well in the end...
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #162
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My first issue with my bike after 2 years

I know, that living in a small Island ( all the time near the sea ) doesn't help, but this is unacceptable...
I think the issue is with the vice grips you're using.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #163
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I'd just be curious to know: how well does the Ténéré work as a sport-tourer? I'm coming from a 2000 Concours and can throw that bike around like it's 200lbs lighter than it actually is.

Will the S10 handle twisties with aplomb? Will it give me that thrill when blasting out of a tight hairpin?

I'd hate to spend all that money and find out it doesn't have sporty handling.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #164
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I'd just be curious to know: how well does the Ténéré work as a sport-tourer? I'm coming from a 2000 Concours and can throw that bike around like it's 200lbs lighter than it actually is.

Will the S10 handle twisties with aplomb? Will it give me that thrill when blasting out of a tight hairpin?

I'd hate to spend all that money and find out it doesn't have sporty handling.
Tires make a huge difference. With the stockers it felt better in the corners than my FJR.
Very planted. When I switched to K60s not so much. Both high speed and in corners I lost
some confidence. Keep the street oriented stuff on it and you will be very pleased.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #165
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I don't own one, but some things to consider:
  • Some feel that it the bike is great in the twisties, with a low center of gravity, but others feel that the torque seems to be a soft hit and the acceleration less than outstanding - so, not much help; and
  • The steering geometry is deliberately slow, with a relaxed rake of 28* and a longer trail (4.96"), and a longish wheel-base (60.6") to handle well off-road - hence not quite so "sporty" on-road.
I think you'll have to ride one yourself to see if it meets your expectations relative to the C-10 Connie.
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