Super Tenere - Top 3 Farkle / Upgrade Recommendations

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by CottonTop, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. RsZk

    RsZk Been here awhile

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    Did someone say Jesse? :deal
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  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Looking good Rod. Did you pull the grab handles, what's the width of the bags installed?
  3. RsZk

    RsZk Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
    Kept the grab handles as my wife rides pillion and also used all the spacers provided. I also use the grab handle when putting the bike on its center stand. Width of the back with the Odyssey II bags is 37.5 inches.
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Is that NC 28 in the background?
  5. NGA

    NGA Been here awhile

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    Yes!
  6. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    The winglets came in while I was out on a 3 day ride. They are the easiest thing I have ever installed. Hopefully they will add a little comfort at highway speeds.


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  7. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    I had my first chance to take a longish road ride on my S-10; approx. 300 miles. And the front leaning seat has got to go. It was a literal pain in my... Where in this haystack can I find a thread on ways to correct this? Thanks, :ear
  8. bmac

    bmac Been here awhile

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    Corbin solves it, dramatic improvement.

    Some others have put some spacers under the stock seat to change the angle.
  9. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene

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    Exhaust (slip on) - Leo Vince Ti
  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=1465.0
  11. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I think I need to put this on my to do list this week, Headed out on Thursday for a 4 day ride and the local riding I have already done has told me I need to do this:deal

    I like the wings they do seem to help at highway speeds. The Madstad bracket is a nice addition as well
  12. runrider

    runrider Humble Adventurer

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    I have mine in the "high" position and simply pulled the middle set of rubber stand off's from the bottom of the seat. Wonderful and cheap improvement!

  13. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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  14. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    This was not exactly as expected... This is not a skid plate; it mounts to the sump. I ordered it late one night. Oh well it will do on dirt roads until I get the Altrider installed. It is compact, clean, looks good and will stop rocks.

    Le$$ion learned.

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  15. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Oops. Looks like a nice beefy plate mounted to and with fragile components. Who thinks this stuff up?

    See ya in a couple of weeks!
  16. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    The plate is great; nice thick aluminum, good welds, nice anodized finish. Just does not mount correctly.

    Looking forward to the ride - can't wait! :clap
  17. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    My new GIVI luggage rack came in. I like - makes a nice rack without the topcase installed. Good quality and the brushed finish is cool. Good hardware and easy to install.

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  18. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    This is the "large" topcase 45 liter; I have a 33 liter one on the way for weekend / day trip use. I picked up some reflective tape at the auto parts store to dress it up.

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  19. RsZk

    RsZk Been here awhile

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    Looks very nice! Does the Givi plate mount on the OEM plate or does it have it own base?
  20. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    Wanna, the GIVI plate reuses the black plastic base that comes with the S-10. It takes the place of the plastic (silver) plate that comes on the bike and is almost twice the size. It has its own hardware and one extra bolt / support at the rear to give it more strength. The stock bolt you have to take out for the rear support has threadlock on it so you will need a 5mm hex socket and ratchet - or something of the sort. Or, you could try heating it up to soften the threadlock.