2010 Yamaha Tenere

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

  1. Metzy

    Metzy Adventurer

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    I sent the owner a private message on facebook and a link, he may join up to answer your questions. He has done a excellent job on his Ten.
  2. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Thanks Metzy.

    I don't want much.

    Just the FULL build story with photo's and a breakdown on man hours and dollars spent... :deal

    Na, anything would be good. :D

    And for those in the future who may read here is a pic (borrowed from the Tenere Tragics thread) of the magical mystical red and white dream machine...

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    For those who forget what they really looked like in the olden days:
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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    just got home from a 1500km ride , more later

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  4. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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  5. Scotty4x4

    Scotty4x4 Been here awhile

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    With the standard suspension has anyone played around with the settings? I weigh 95kg about 100kg with my bike gear and camelbak. And I found the suspension to soft and saggy lately.

    Anyone brought it up and can recommend a good setting?

    Thanks.
  6. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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    Im roughly the same weight as you & all Iv done is wind up the pre load (10mm) on the front & rear. Its made a small differance but I'll have to see a suspension guru when the funds allow.

    My next priority is to fix is the cush drive problem:pain
  7. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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    Well I'm slightly :shog heavier than you and I had my suspension redone by Suspension Smith here in Canberra, made a HUGE difference in how the bike feels, if you can spare the cash get a suspension upgrade done. It is worth it.

  8. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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    If you get a "fix" for this please let me know, sick of buying replacements.

  9. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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  10. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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  11. TB650

    TB650 An average punter living the dream

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    I posted that, you will need a large 4 jaw chuck because of the four lugs on the rear of the drive. 200 large including parts is ok when you consider the price of rubbers and the damage to the bearing surface in the Cush hub if ridden with worn rubbers :huh. Once the rubbers wear the bearing get twist loaded and the next bearing falls in and out of the hub ( I have done over 56k on these now, on my second) its an easy fix. Why didn't Yamaha do it, if they did everything we think up we couldn't afford one. The collar needs modifying as well remember. I had my new one done there last week and he built an Ohlins shock for mine. The shocks old and new were run on the shock dyno. When I get back from the Simpson and SA I will post it up very very interesting


    TB
  12. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    In short, NO , Im about 100kg, the standard spring rates & damping are crap, only fix is to get it modded.

    I'll give a full report on my new suspension when Im home from work tonight
  13. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    well my new Teknik suspension is great and has transformed the Ten, she is much more balanced and the forks dont blow through the travel any more at the slightest touch of the front brake :clap.

    The forks are very nice, probably as good as skinny damper rod forks can be, not as good as some nice adjustable USD's but very nice.

    The Yacugar shock is pretty good, much nicer than an unmodded stock shock, still got some tuning to do, its got a bit of a kick on sharp bumps I havent been able to tune out yet. I may take it back at some stage for a revalve to get it exactly how I like it, Im a fussy bastard :D , I had my ohlins on the AT revalved 3 times to get it how I like it.

    She is much more stable though still a bit more flighty than Im used to with the AT's long wheelbase and steering damper, its fine for a while now but a damper is definately in my future.

    I fitted some 15mm lower pegs from SW motech as well, they are fantastic and make the bike much more comfy for me, I'd still like some more height in the seat though.

    re the pegs - 1 prob is I cant now get the gear & brake levers low enough, I'd like 1 more spline lower on the gear lever but the sidestand mount gets in the way, its livable though. The brake lever is a pain, its all the way down on the adjustment and still too high , on the AT it had a spline but the yam is just on a bush so it may come to cutting , bending & welding the lever to get it how I like it, we'll see.

    Just got a high screen from Peter at Screens for bikes, will fit that before my next ride
  14. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    a few more pics from my ride;

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  15. Scotty4x4

    Scotty4x4 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your help everyone. Definitely gonna look into upgrading the suspension then. And fix the Cush drive with the inner tub. 8000km and its rooted!
  16. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    couple of questions,

    I seem to have lost the rear bolts from the B&B bashie mount, it was fitted before I picked it up, is it 2 bolts or 1 long one ??


    ALSO

    EVERY time I get off the bike the bloody rear blinkers have popped out, anyone else get this or have a cure ???
  17. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Been here awhile

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    2 x 8mm hex/allen head, about an inch long, with spring washers... The mount is threaded, no nutz needed...

    The original rears aren't on my bike, the previous owner put a tail-tidy on due to vibration issues, the number plate kept cracking up apparently....

    I have an issue with the fronts popping out though, when I'm pushing though overgrown scrubby tracks.... I'm going to put a good dob of silicon sealant on the inside to help keep them in there....

    :)
  18. Metzy

    Metzy Adventurer

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    Went for a bit of a ride today about 400km all up Mount Isa to Duchess to Dajarra via Phosphate hill and then back to the Isa. Tenere went well and didn't skip a beat. Suspension needs to be upgraded, most of the dirt was constant corrugations. Only had about 70km of blacktop.
    Check out the loop I did Here on Garmin Adventure.
  19. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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  20. davo_0104

    davo_0104 n00b

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    G'Day Greg,

    Just wondering where you got your seat done in Sydney?

    I've heard good things about MJM in Goulbourn but wouldn't mind somewhere a bit closer to the Hawkesbury.

    Cheers