Super Tenere - High Miles?

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Thotovec, Dec 9, 2018.

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  1. Thotovec

    Thotovec n00b

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    Looking at getting a Super Tenere...found a '12 at a fair price and well farkled - set up for a tall guy like me, seems like a good solution - my hesitation is that it has 30k miles...

    Do you think it would be a worry free ride for another 20k miles?
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  2. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    30K is nothing for that bike....... and it will easily do another 20K.
    If the 24K valve clearance check hasn't been done, then i'd advise to do that.
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  3. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    It would be fine. Lots are going well over 100,000 miles. What you should do is upgrade the cam chain tensioner to the latest design. That was the only weak point of higher mileage engines. I did mine when I had the valve check done at 24000 miles.
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  4. Thotovec

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  5. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    No worries then....
    Buy it (if the price is good) and just ride the shit out of it.
    I used to have have one.
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  6. vanha

    vanha Finnspacko

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    So 50K altogether and it's done you think??

    Even 50K is nothing! Heck, even 150K is nothing for Tenere 1200 engine! :D
    So nothing to worry about with 30K on the clock, if the price is right just go for it.
    And like Jeffo said, you should get the valves checked if it's not done already.
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  7. Thotovec

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    I hope not, just wanting to get guidance on longevity, reliability...sounds like 100k+ is likely without major issues if properly maintained!
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  8. RCinNC

    RCinNC Adventurer

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    I have 55,000 miles on my 2014. So far, the only thing I've had to replace are a couple headlight bulbs. I'd say 30 thousand is nothing, though I concur with replacing the OEM cam chain tensioner with either the 2014 model or a manual unit.
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  9. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    Yawn..... There's always one.
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    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I have just over 50,000 on my 2012, upgraded the cam chain tensioner 15,000 miles ago. other than that I have upgraded the shock and done basic maintenance. I fully expect to see more than 100K total.

    Buy it, maintain it, ride it..enjoy:clap
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    steve68steve Long timer

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    ...or a manual tensioner.

    My 2014 has 40k + hard miles with no end in sight. I think it runs better now than it did brand new.

    I've had to replace fork seals, shaft drive seal, and cam chain tensioner. I've also replaced some stuff that I damaged in drops/ crashes, but you can't blame the bike for that.

    Used/ leftover S10s are a bargain hunter's dream. Having said that, I fully expect to eat it on resale.
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  12. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Yeah, I took a big hit when I sold my 2012 to get an Africa Twin. No plans to sell my Gen II for the foreseeable future. Does everything I want in an adv bike and as reliable as an anvil.
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  13. swimmer

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    Paging @wera688 , where are you at on your S10?
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    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Saw this post in the S10 picture thread. Should put your mind at ease about buying an S10 with 30k on the clock.

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    HeliMark Long timer Supporter

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    Yamaha took one of the RTW bikes (2012), and looked at the engine when it had 60K miles on it. It still had the original production score marks on it, and was still in spec for a new engine.
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  16. tntmo

    tntmo Oops, I did it again.

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    Yes.
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    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    I just bought a 2014 with 42,000miles.

    I have a couple of friends who went RTW going over 100,000miles on theirs. One of them had to change a rear shock. Just sayn'.
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    WJBertrand Ventura Highway

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    54,000 miles on my '15 it's overdue for its second valve clearance check but runs as well, if not better, than the day I bought it new.
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    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    i forgot to add. After a hard 5 yrs and 90k km with me on the bike, it looked brand new when the dealer detailed and cleaned it. It held up extremely well.
    Besides the swing arm plug fucking off, and causing a main FD seal leak, the bike had very little go wrong with it. I think my side stand switch gave up the ghost.
    Otherwise it was normal wear and tear items.
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