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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
might be a problem when racing a hare scramble
Would you race a Hare Scramble on an S10? Maybe you could do eastern Enduros on a Goldwing!
That's an insult to blue bike owners. Clearly he should be on a black one.
Hmmm, maybe he swings both ways. Yikes.:eek1
And those side lights are a little....
1) They are not little...
2) Iv'e just broken one..........FFS ....how much to replace
My condolances to your wife, I didn't know you could break them.:huh
As long as you are replacing one you might as well do them both
and really get your moneys worth.
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Sorry pluric, that is a typical blue bike owner. Video doesn't lie.
Dunno how much in real money 64 Euros is but if it's more than $5, you can just build your own switch...
Guess we are back to the KLR section now.
Don't be picking on me now!
If I was picking on you I would have done the above fix. I have a KLR so I've got to
be able to take a few punches too.
Fair Review :eek1
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For the two castle nuts below the top triple, the book process is to tighten lower nut to 38 ft-lb, back off completely, then tighten to 13 ft-lb. The upper nut is simply a lock nut so you just snug it finger tight against lower nut, then check for alignment of the slots so the lock washer will fit. If you need to tighten the upper against the lower to get the slots to align, you hold the lower so that it isn't overtorqued.
After installing the top triple, the big nut on the top is tightened to 94 ft-lb.
To use a torque wrench on the castle nuts, you either need a special socket or Yamaha's spanner. And if using the spanner, you need to pay attention to the geometry to get a proper torque reading.
The widely used shadetree method of tightening a loose steering head is simply to use a hammer/punch to snug the lower nut until any looseness or play is removed. On many bikes (not sure about the S10), you can do this without even removing the top triple. You can do a good job this way if you have a feel for these things. I'd bet most dealerships use this method.
If you're asking about the triple clamp fork pinch bolts, the lower bolts (2 on each side) are torqued to 14 ft-lb. The upper bolts (one on each side) are 19-ft lb. If you remove the fork tubes, to avoid mis-alignment, it is important to tighten these first before you do the final tightening of the top nut.
But I thought you couldn't do that sort of thing with a road bike.
Thanks Mark!!! Clear as water!!!
I'm sure WFO Pete will chime in here to debunk this vid.
Probably the best assesment I've heard. I really liked it at 1:39 in the sand. Looks like they
edited out the crash.
The really good part about it it was done by someone who really had a chance to ride the thing
in different terrain and was honest about the strengths and weaknesses.
Broken record time, it's what we owners keep telling everyone..."You have to ride it, before you judge it"
and not just around the block.
That could be written about every bike!
Know a few ex owners who were happy to move them on and say why they didn't like them.
Doesn't mean they aren't a good bike though.
True, it's just the Tenere sems to have more than it's fair share of judging the book by
the cover comments. Even the guy in the video seemed to have an idea how he thought the
bike would be by the stats. After spending some quality time on the bike he seemed
pleasantly surprised. Not overwhelmed with it, but impressed with the overall bike.
Same old thing. One bike may have more horsepower but delivery it at odd RPMs.
Another could have more suspension travel yet be poorly dampend. ABS seems to
be another area people assume they must have more control of based on
another brands system. A lighter bike may give the sensation of more weight by
frame geometry or engine placement. Just saying stats are helpful but your
ass in the saddle means the most.
The video pretty much sums up what I think most people would agree with if they could
spend that much time on the bike. It also could help some avoid the dissapointment
of the bike not meeting their expectations.
I reckon your last paragraph is spot on.