STRIKE ONE..... , heading home from Morocco the bike starting spluttering on in the Riff mountains, Rang Yamaha from Africa which cost a bloody fortune, told them the diagnostic code, ie flashing yellow light on dash, = 46 which points to 12volt issue. My mate towed me for 20 miles..... not funny ... infact well scary. I swapped the battery over with my mates Africa Twin, but as his battery is a physically bigger and the terminals are on the wrong side ment i had to stand up on the pegs for 60 miles due to the seat not fitting back on the bike. Got into Spain, re-swapped batteries, fitting my now fully charged one back on the Yamaha. Managed to get around 100 miles into Spain and the bike stopped again. At this stage we were running late for the ferry back to England from Bilboa so I said to the lads " fook it! Yoiu lot go, I,ll get recovered to Yamaha Saville , get it fixed and meet you up in Bilboa. Yamaha Saville first said i had a flat battery and thats it, i said no way , its a charging/rectifier issue! they went away and said "yes! " and fitted new rectifier! ....... Job sorted , set off a happy bear and got another 100 mile back up the road and the bike died again. BUT its now 2230 hours at night , pitch black, freezing cold and i,m pissed off,So i had to push bike 2 miles off motorway and sleep next to it all night. Result= recovered next day to Saville,missed my ferry, cost a fortune , bike to be shipped back to UK and i had to fly back!!!! NOT HAPPY. Local dealer fitted new loom, bike worked fine, then i sold it not long after, but it was running 100 % and was and sure is still a great little bike. STRIKE 2 .....Now i was very impressed with the Yamaha Tenere so I bought another on a year later..ie 5 weeks ago......and last night.........2300 miles later the same bloody problem struck, I took off the rectifier lead and its burnt to a sodding crisp......Now i got next week off and was going to tour Scotland on it ....... not now eh.... Contacting Yamaha UK to see what they got to say..... watch this space. I would,nt care but the bike is bloody great when it runs, but 2 holidays destroyed and a load of agro is starting to piss me off!