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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    Just a heads up then CottonTop, we had a guy with a similar system where the rear tail piece OEM totally failed with his top box, as his mounting system resided on the OEM piece. At a dualsport rally he hit some frost heaves and pot holes and the whole box flew off the bike. I'm not sure if you go off-road with your Super T, but if you do be aware of this, especially if the box is loaded.
    There are some vendors who sell a total replacement tail piece which is made from aluminum. I replaced mine with the Jesse tail piece which bolts directly to the frame of the bike. From there you could use any system such as your Givi mounting bracket. Here is a pic:
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    Cheers,
  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Yamaha updated the original rack after a couple failures offroad in SA. Did your friend have this update (the new rack had a steel reinforcement rod in its base)?
  3. RsZk

    RsZk Been here awhile

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    Good question. I am not sure about that. I will have to ask.
  4. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    The Kappa 33 l case came in. Wow - the is a nice piece. It mounts to the GIVI monokey system without issue. I like...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54726500@N08/8742257543/" title="May 2013 070 by Sawyer171, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/8742257543_1ce5786aeb_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="May 2013 070"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54726500@N08/8743377928/" title="May 2013 072 by Sawyer171, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8743377928_bb12f0d031_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="May 2013 072"></a>

    :clap:clap:clap
  5. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Just got my ECU back with the 2nd gen update. Bolt on all the shit you want, but if you want your
    bike to run like it deserves it the reflash is my #1 farkle recommendation.:thumb:nod
  6. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I have the updated stock rack with the metal brace and still plan on upgrading. My top box flops around, even empty.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Originally I had mounted an alloy plate to my stock rack. The rack cracked.
    I've since moved on to Altrider stuff. I like the cubby hole under the rack for
    tire repair kit storage. Sturdy rack too.
  8. GatSS

    GatSS Canadian eh

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    +1 on the Altrider rack. I have a Pelican case mounted on mine and it's rock solid. I also have their crash bars.

    I think the ECU flash is next! :evil

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  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I upgraded to Givi's SR371 rack so I can run my E45 top box. Quality piece of kit at a very reasonable price.

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  10. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    Agree with the Altrider rack, believe even if I one day would go over a cliff or similar it still would be intact on the back with all the gear. Very, very good rack!
  11. CottonTop

    CottonTop Rider

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    I dig the pegs... Did quite a bit of forest service road riding a couple weekends ago. Really wanted a foot peg with a larger surface area and better bite. Anyone else got options? :ear
  12. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    1. Safety Farkle, Admore Light bar. It does not prevent being rear-ended by a texting driver, but it does express my inner nerd.
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    2. The Awesome "Cup Holer" (available from JC Whitney Extreme ADV, and select 7-11 stores).
    Staying hydrated while World Crossing the Outer Mongolian Desert never looked so cool.
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    3. nah... no more farkles. I think I will just turn the Super Tenere into a World Crosser Bobber Chopper Old Skool Sled.
  13. Vbird

    Vbird In Room 237

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    Cheapest and easiest mod so far. Couldn't stand the glare of the silver anymore.
  14. Blue Mule

    Blue Mule Persistent Slacker

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    bump....

    :ear
  15. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    Other than my dorky light bar, no other modson my Super Canary.
    I don't understand why I am even riding it, the bike is just so horrible without mods.
    I heard the Rusty Nail mod to the factory ECU does wonders though...might take a hack saw to the frame and make a bobber out of it.

    Just got back from here:
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  16. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    You don't have TIME to mod. You're riding!

    Nice pics too.
  17. beasty

    beasty Adventurer

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    One mod I would not buy is the Yamaha luggage boxes. A screwdriver, ten seconds and bingo help yourself to anything in them.
  18. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Gas, oil, more gas! :eek1

    Regards, Paul
  19. Swashplate

    Swashplate LUV TO HVR

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    Paint or plasti-dip???
  20. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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    Forgive me if this was asked already...I cannot find it.

    What headlight guard is that pictures here on this Super Tenere and where can I buy it from? Thank you