The "LONG TERM" WaspWorks Super Tenere, in detail and the evolution - Part 2

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Wasp, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Greg, bike is looking very nice.

    Do you have the weight of the bike as it is now in your current setup?
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  2. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    I picked up my replacement R/H crash handle the other day.
    The original was destroyed after a number of falls, but I guess it's only fair, it did it's job.

    Buggered and bent:
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    Brand new and unscratched - All ready to go out and get buggered and bent again:D:
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    I mentioned somewhere before.
    This part in the States is about $US32. Over here the thieving bastards charge $AU89.
    I'm sure that Yamaha Aust look at each part and say "whats the most we can charge some idiot for this, before they call the police on us"...:puke1

    Greg.
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  3. GarageMonkey

    GarageMonkey Been here awhile

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    You could always entice people who have takeoffs after they put crash bars on. :D
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  4. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Yeh, I know what you mean, but if most people are like me they would store their standard/removed parts for re-install later.

    I am forever chopping and changing my bike - Removing farkles and putting OEM stuff back on just for a change sometimes.

    Fact remains that when I buy replacement Yamaha parts in the future I will just order them through the States and have them bagged over. Yamaha Aust are immoral and unscrupulous when it comes to spares pricing so they can f#@k themselves before I order parts of them again...

    Greg.
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  5. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Just to up your level of pukiness... they are here for $21.75 :wink: - I think you should stock up! 4 for the price of 1 Oz one seems pretty good - even with shipping added.

    http://www.stadiumyamaha.com/pages/...CL_(2012_MOTORCYCLE)/COWLING_(XTZ12BCL_-_2012)


    Trevor
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  6. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    God that really SHIT'S ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That makes the value here (without shipping) closer to $AU20..
    Bloody Yamaha Australia really are a thieving bunch of dog bastards..

    Greg.
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  7. dastrom

    dastrom Been here awhile

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    Your not wrong, Yami dealer just quoted me $155 for a K&N air filter!!
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  8. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    I would always prefer to shop local "support the industry" etc, but I see Yamaha Aus parts pricing as nothing short of gouging and I refuse to play the game.
    Fraid I will be sending $'s over to the guys in the States when I want S10 parts.

    Greg.
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  9. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Are those the stock flashers? Gotta get me some of those. In N.A. we get the shitty bulbus orange ones. Real crap. Keep on keeping on. All good stuff. Thanks.
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  10. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Yeh, the US standard ones are bloody Hewwwwwwge. Much larger than our standard units.
    The ones on my bike are the Yamaha accessory LED's.
    I dont recall how much they cost but you can be assured they were'nt cheep.
    I am sure you could find a third party component that would bolt right up for less than $100.

    Greg.
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  11. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    I was pretty keen to see/feel how the high guard is on the bike and if the obstruction has any impact on air coming up through the steering column hole.

    So, along with my MacGyvered ABS sensor mount I decided to MacGyver the brake lines into position to allow full wheel articulation.
    Once I have had a chance to play with this I will re-fit the dual disc 21" wheel and add the second set of lines.

    I'm liking the look so far but will be better when I locate the right mudguard and fit the fork protectors.

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    Not everyones cup of tea, but then, it's not for everyone......:D

    Find more here: http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=4165.0

    Greg.
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  12. Future ten

    Future ten Been here awhile

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    Wasp, how much of an improvement was the Ohlins susp ? Thats quite the set up. I still want one of these bikes. I opted for the Tiger first time out, I still see this bike in my future. Used ones should be popping up soon enough. Awesome bike brother, love it.
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  13. CANNONMAN

    CANNONMAN Adventurer

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    Greg, Have you gotten my emails regarding decals?
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  14. Wasp

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    Not sure cannonman. I get a lot of email each day and it's often hard to put a real name to a forum handle..
    Did you send to greg@waspworks.com ?
    Shoot me another one and state the cannonman handle on it as well.
    All colors are in stock.

    Greg.
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  15. CANNONMAN

    CANNONMAN Adventurer

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    Greg, Resent this morning with CANNONMAN in the message. I was replying to the email you sent me so it should be going to you. My regular email is landmark5757@yahoo.com. thx, Mark
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  16. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Checked hi and low Mark, but no email. Wouldnt have a clue why? I even checked the junk box.

    I have sent an email to your address above so let me know if you receive that.

    Greg.

    EDIT: I just searched "landmark" in my in box and I see where we have communicated last week but did not get anything this morning.
    We'll sort it out I am sure.

    Greg.
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  17. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Hi Future Ten.
    Sorry mate, I must have missed your post above.

    Ohlins rear is great. Has so much more fine adjustability (but long range) either side of optimum.
    Has actually exacerbated front end short comings in heavy offroad. I new they were a problem and couldnt tune them out without new springs and physical valve changing so thought I would wait till the rear was done then look at the front.
    My mate Bargenator has done his forks and seems very happy with them so I will check his work.
    Barge has Wilbers rear and he says that is really good too.

    Greg.
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  18. Wasp

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    Still playing with different front guards.
    Having had the Polisport Supermoto installed, it gave me a pretty good idea of what style and direction I wanted to head in. More importantly though, it gave me a sample guard that I could take in-hand around the different bike shops and hold up against the multitude of differing shaped guards.
    I found a Suzuki one and I felt really sure it would do the job, so I borrowed the guard off a fellow inmate (lives down in the smoke) and stuck it on temporarily tonight.

    Long story short - I have found my new front guard.:clap
    I'm love'n the look and will set about laser cutting and pressing a new mount for it.
    I think I will even include a top alloy stiffener strap for that old time custom nostalgia touch.

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    There is still a big job ahead designing the fork leg protectors to look and function right, and to layout the brake lines just right, but I think this is such a worthwhile project. I recon this is exactly how Yamaha should have offered this bike. It just gives so much more protection from sand/dirt/mud/wind flying up the steering column hole.
    I will be able to get out for a ride tomorrow so i'm really looking forward to feeling how it works.

    I'll get some pics from further away tomorrow when I am out in the field.

    I have been hanging out to do this mod for a long time - and i'm really enjoying it.. :D

    Greg
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  19. SuperSize

    SuperSize Been here awhile

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    Looks good, but, you need a nice blue fender. I like the one from the WR250F.

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  20. Wasp

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    Meh... I dunno about blue. Front of the bike's all black.
    Fact remains, the Yammy (and most others) dont fit the way I want them to. Has to be set waaaay to low or it hits the faring in 193 different places.

    Greg.
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