2010 Yamaha Tenere

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Belhamel, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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    Thanx aussie king mick, I'll give the flex bars a miss & stick the bar weights on for sure.

    My local yami dealer had a ten out front a few weeks ago so I gave the clutch a squeez & I think it was just a little too heavy (for me), so a hydro clutch is high on my list with suspension & a steering damper.

    I'll be looking for a near new 2nd hand Tenere with less than 10,000 Ks in a few months so Im only window shopping for now:cry
  2. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    This is why noobs shouldn't have nice things! (90 second video)
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    Hope everyone has a great 2013 :clap:clap:clap
  3. Mattyvas

    Mattyvas Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your 2012 blooper reel.
    Makes me feel a whole lot better about dropping mine at walking pace more than a few times since I've had it.
    Finally decided I would properly lower one of my seats which has made a smaller difference.
  4. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Right from the start they said the 660 Tenere would be a sleeper bike and it appears they were right! :lol3
  5. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    Yamaha V's B&B

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  6. ajsr

    ajsr n00b

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    hey guys
    well got my new ten 2011 model, but I have a couple of questions/issues?
    she has just clocked over 550km is still tight

    are you supposed to be able to start the bike in gear with the clutch in and stand up? because it wont you need to select neutral.

    whats the deal with the forks and shock? yamaha should be ashamed of these, ive got them wound right up and now they are harsh on the small stuff but on even a half reasonable hit they just fall through the stroke and bottom out.
    now granted im 110kg but Im thinking new springs , heavier oil and maybe a rise in oil height are going to be the only things that may make the fork bearable. I can see why guys put wp forks in these.
    so who has done what to fix this?

    and the seat????? is there a more comfortable version or something without the one position dip??

    the motor , its great , a few more horses would be nice but its still new and Ive still got to piss the snorkel off. torque is truely great however.
    ive put a new single pipe on from new so Ive no idea if that helped or hindered the power curve but anyway.
    any other semi cheap power/ torque mods andone has?

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  7. Crazydog

    Crazydog aka Andy660

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    So Yamaha South Africa and Yamaha Japan approved my warranty claim and are replacing my Cracked frame.
    The old frame they want returned for evaluation.

    3 cheers for Yamaha !!!
  8. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    Yes, it should start in gear with the clutch in... sounds like your clutch switch is shagged.... maybe check the connections, then hit up your dealer for a warranty claim...

    Sorry, I cant be much help with your other questions... but keep us updated on the mods you do :)
  9. yellow900

    yellow900 Adventurer

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  10. Jazdiver

    Jazdiver Adventurer

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    Is it true the injected XTZ660 makes 2hp less than the 99 model carb'd Twin headlight Tenere's. All the specs released point to that.
  11. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    You will find it loosens up nicely after about 1500ks, mine was running beautifully with 3000ks on the clock.... Then I wrote it off :cry, the new one will be arriving soon :D, but the wrist still has some work to do. :1drink
  12. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    It's private, don't you love us anymore :cry
  13. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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  14. Crazydog

    Crazydog aka Andy660

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    Thanks for that.
    I have also done that two bearng mod on my rear hub.Saw it on XT880.com , a dutch guy did the mod.
    My XT660R broke in the same place , but I rode it way harder than this bike.I did 76 000km on that one and wheelied it all over.
    The Tenere is a bit heavy and you realy have to crank it up to wheelie it.
    I had wondered about replacing those plastic bushes on the rear swing arm with needle bearings too.
    What rear and front tyres do you run .
    Front Mitas Army 644 ( get 12 to 18 thousnd kms on them)
    Rear Mitas E09 ( get 10 to 12 thousand on them )

    My old XT660R

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  15. FEARNOBEER

    FEARNOBEER Adventurer

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  16. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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    Cheers. Is been 2 years since I owned my WR450, so I got out all my riding gear to day & bugger me...my pants dont fit. They are all size 34 & now Im a 36. I can only just fit into my fox AWG pants but the old fox 360 & TLD air pants are like tight jeans. Looks like Iv got 2 weeks to lose weight, must be time to dust off the ol pushie:eek1
  17. waalex

    waalex Been here awhile

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    Has anybody had any issues with the battery in their Tenere?

    I went away and my bike wasn't ridden for 3 months. When I returned, the bike wouldn't start as the battery was flat. I charged it overnight and it would last for about a week, then it was too flat to start the bike.

    I think it's just a battery issue, with the battery no longer holding charge for very long. I have checked it all out with the multimeter and the alternator seems to be charging correctly (14v) and there is no draw on the battery with the ignition switched off. The battery is only about a year old, and the battery in my last bike lasted about 6 years. Am I expecting too much from my battery, or does anybody have any suggestions as to what else could be wrong?

    What is the best battery to replace it with? Cheapest place to buy a bike battery?

    Thanks for your help.
  18. Brocksamoyed

    Brocksamoyed Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    Mine died after 3 years and a mate only got a few months more on his XT660R.

    I have replaced mine with a Braille Lithium Battery. Scary light and the CCA is much much higher than the std battery.

    Apart from the lack of weight, (its soo dam light compared to OEM) if you let your bike sit for 12 months, you only loose about 10% power. Ordinary battery charger will bring it back up to 100%. Oh - and they have a life double plus of ordinary battery. Based on research, I should get between 7-10 years service. In the long run, it is much cheaper.

    Only had it for a few months, obtained from Battery World for $185 (G7). So far so good. Apparently Lithium can be an issue in an ice cold environment, but I doubt that is going to be an issue for me.

    http://www.braillebattery.com/index.php/braille/product_series/green_lite

    Hope this info helps.
  19. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    Check the plug on the rec/reg to ensure its not corroded? Known issue.......but can't recall if it leads to flat batteries.....
  20. regie308

    regie308 Long timer

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    yes it leads to flat batteries..... mainly while riding the bike coz battery wasn't being charged due to rec/reg (this is a well known warranty issue with bikes mainly OS "before we got our tens here in OZ") but still worth keeping an eye on. i say the battery is on the way out buy the sounds of that waalex.