Geoff's one armed (for now) Tenere project...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Geoff D, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Geoff D

    Geoff D Tenerista

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    Think Mezo might be getting fed up of me hijacking his thread so better start my own...

    Been looking for a 3AJ for ages to rebuild & spotted this on another site..







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    this had been bought as a basket case by Bruce, & built up to be known as the Green Queen :huh:wink:

    anyway I bought it sight unseen....
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  2. Geoff D

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    I got it home...




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    with a few spares & extra bits


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    & so I proceeded to get it stripped down as much as pos before my shoulder operation on the 23rd of april....
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  3. Geoff D

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    So before I dragged it in the garage to start I gave it a good thrash around.

    The engine sounds as sweet as a nut, so will be leaving that alone.
    The brakes :huh ummm there aint any......

    I bought one of these, brand new for £1650, in 1988 for my first european ride, had planned my route, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria down to Monaco & up the coast all the way to Spain, then a ride back up thro France home.
    I got Givi panniers, tent, etc,etc... then a week before the trip my father in law got seriously ill & we had to dash up North for a few weeks.... so i never made the trip.
    A few months later I part ex'd it for a ZX10, regretted it ever since & been looking for one for a while now, so inspired by Mezo's rebuild am gonna do one too.


    so I started.....


    oh only 27,000 miles by the way




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  4. Geoff D

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    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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  6. Geoff D

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    Thats as far as I got before my op. Stuck at home at the mo too so can,t do anything 'cos the bikes at work....
    Will go up later today for a tinker.

    Bonus on the bike is that Bruce fitted a kick start :clap

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  7. Geoff D

    Geoff D Tenerista

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    Thanks to a brilliant tip off by mezo I bought these off Germen Ebay
    Just been delivered...


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    And all for less than 50 quid delivered :clap I owe mezo a :1drink
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    tileman Long timer

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    Yahoo!!!!!!! Is this going to have mezo style humour and updates.......
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  9. Geoff D

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    hmmm dunno 'bout that, don't think I can keep up with mezo on the funnies.....

    but, if I win the lottery am gonna ship the bike to Perth when its done & mezo & me are gonna ride back to England, now that would be a good story eh??
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  10. Geoff D

    Geoff D Tenerista

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    Got a bit done today, airbox & oil tank off, found my first seized bolt..:becca the bottom one on the engine sprocket cover.... bloody screw head all chewed up.... oh well try again tomorrow...


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  11. Geoff D

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    Bruce why did you paint this bike such a shit colour??? :puke1
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  12. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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    Nice plastics !

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    I can look at your pics & see how mine shold go together, LoL.


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  14. Geoff D

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    Everytime I take summat off I take a pic.... so I don't forget how it goes:scratch
    got bloomin hundreds already :evil
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    Nice to see that Beast being looked after well :thumb

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  16. Geoff D

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    got a little bit more done today, carbs, starter motor & a few other bits & pieces, haven't got the seized bolt out yet tho'



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    Had these lovely shiny stainless steel bolts delivered for when am rebuilding her up :evil

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    my last project was my daughters car which was written off on new years eve, got a car transporter picking it up in the morning to take it to be vic checked.... fingers crossed. :wink:
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  17. BlackBetty

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    Love that green colour man :clap Should have left it as is. This Bruce chap must have great taste:wink: Yamaha should hire him:ear

    Good luck and hope the shoulder mends well.
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  18. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    I really enjoy reading rebuild threads.I get a kick out of Mezo's threads and I guess I'm "Subscribed" to yours now.I'll be watching yours to see how it works out.
    What part of the North East are you from? I live in Canada but was born and raised in Newcastle.
    I can sympathize with your shoulder problem.I've got a bit of a problem with one of mine,they want to operate on it again,fourth time but the recovery period is so darn long.I think I'll wait a while.

    Good luck with the rebuild.
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  19. tileman

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  20. Mezo

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    Haa, Killer signature Geoff, now when i PM'd ya saying couldn't you do a signature a bit more eye catching i never expected to see that when i woke up this morning. :lol3

    My mate Tony & i had noticed your fins have been sanded as well,
    and the YAMAHA logo was rubbed back on the case.
    That will tie nicely with the SS kit, how much was that kit Geoff?

    And are you going to tell us your grand plan then? was it going to be a Chesterfield replica look? :evil

    Mezo. :lurk
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