The Tenere Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LC8TY, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Don't forget that the 600 Tenere also had twin headlights.

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  2. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    The screen is custom made job from Eagle Screens in Australia, I had it made 75mm ( 1 & 1/2 inches) taller and 20mm (3/4 inch) wider than the stock one.

    The rear rim is a 18 inch x 2.50.

    Good luck with sorcing parts in the USA, you will be better off to look around europe, these bikes sold well in England and Germany I've been told.
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  3. GStry

    GStry Adventurer

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    LC8TY, Great Job on your bike, really nice. :huh

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  4. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    Dont forget the 4 cyl tenere's :evil :evil :evil

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  5. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    Man, this guy is killin' me. The USA got exactly 0 Teneres in the '80s/'90s - come to think of it, we still do.
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  6. SAkic

    SAkic Adventurer

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    cheers.

    man this thread had to be dug out from page 5 already.

    I was going to ask about the screen too, as it looks wider than the eagle (normal ones), but you already gave that info.

    so, can I ask about the down pipes? they look good. custom made jobs?
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  7. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    That is a great looking machine. I would love to have one like that. Enjoy it man:thumb
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  8. sandplow

    sandplow Been here awhile

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    here is my 86 in good old sunny california!:D [​IMG]
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  9. sandplow

    sandplow Been here awhile

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    I love this bike, here it is in action. Old but capable, the machine not me! I'm just old!:lol3 [​IMG]
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  10. Uncle Conan

    Uncle Conan Adventurer

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    I'm getting rid of the blue paint. Put on YZ490 forks and a longer shock from Works Performance, should have some real suspension now.

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  11. sandplow

    sandplow Been here awhile

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    here is on that was for sale in San Francisco craigslist about 2 years ago, that I passed on. What an fu_____ Jack ass. I am still kicking myself 2 years later. By the way does anyone know where it went? :D Please![​IMG]
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  12. Uncle Conan

    Uncle Conan Adventurer

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    Go back to #30, I bought it from a guy in the Borrego Springs. He said he bought it from a friend in SF. It was originaly from New Zealand.
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  13. sandplow

    sandplow Been here awhile

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    what blue paint? don't tell me somebody started painting that beauty! You lucky man. It sure would make a sweet companion to my 86, when you get tired of it, you know who to call!:D


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  14. Uncle Conan

    Uncle Conan Adventurer

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    # 30 in this thread. I'm hoping to save the graphics on the tank, paint remover took it down to the metal on the top of the tank. Not ready to get rid of her yet, gotta get the new suspension broke in!
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  15. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    2008 model XT660Z Tenere...

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    So I got back on it and rode away...

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  16. GStry

    GStry Adventurer

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    JMo, Hope you are having a great ride. Look forward to hearing more about your trip and the Tenere. I've ordered one (black as well) but they only arrive in January in South Africa. At least that's better than in the US but its still unbearable. :cry
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  17. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    The stainless steel exhaust headers are made by Motad and I brought them via internet from Worlds End Motorcycles in sunny old England for about $360.00 Aus.
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  18. Gilb

    Gilb Adventurer

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    As soon as Yamaha announced these I had to have one and knew it would do everything I wanted from a bike. Haven't been disappointed so far.

    5 days old today.

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  19. sandplow

    sandplow Been here awhile

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    You guys over the pond are killing with pictures of that bike! I wish Yamaha would pull their heads out of there ass and realized that that bike woudl give the orange invasion a run for its money in the US! Does that bike have as much travel as it looks like in the pictures?



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  20. Gilb

    Gilb Adventurer

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    According to the manual 8.26 inches front and 7.87 inches rear.

    I'm happy with the suspension so far, still taking it easy but I've ridden with a pillion on and off road and it feels really solid with no bottoming out, in fact it seems to work better with more weight onboard.

    Once I've fitted some decent offroad tyres, I can report how it rides in the rough stuff properly, initial impression - way better than a DRZ400S.

    Apart from looks I doubt it is much different to earlier water cooled Teneres in performance, comfort or range.
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