Super Tenere 1200 farkle fest

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by twinrider, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Better late than never! :D Post pics of your Super Tenere mods here and we can build a good farkle repository.

    I'll start:
    Installed dual 400/500Mz Piaa Slimline horns today using a horn splitter harness courtesy of Eastern Beaver and existing bolt points. Went from beep beep to HONKKKK! in under 15 minutes.

    Here's the horn-splitter harness.
    http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Horns/horns.html

    Here are the horns:
    https://www.amazon.com/85114-400Hz-500Hz-112db-Sports/dp/B004FXMGLY


    Wimpy stock horn:
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    Piaa Slimline horns and Eastern Beaver horn splitter harness:
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    Rear mounting point:
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    Horn mounted:
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    Front horn mounts in the OEM horn location:
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    Installation complete:
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  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Added the OEM tank protectors today. A bit fiddly to work with but went slowly and the end result was ok.


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  3. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    My list of Farkles, just waiting on the bike to arrive on Wednesday.



    Complete set of AltRider upper & Lower crash bars,
    AltRider bash plate and side stand foot,
    ROX 2" Risers,
    Yamaha large touring screen and winglets,
    Aurora 10" light bar,
    Denali D4 LED spot lights with data dimmer module,
    Denali Sound Bomb horn and mounting plate,
    Pussy Grips foam grip covers,
    Barrett muffler,
    Full set of GIVI Expedition panniers and top box,
    Set of MOTOZ Tractionator GPS tires.

    Going to be very busy from this Wdenesday when the bike arrives.


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  4. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Mine coming soon. Got most of it done. Just working massive hours due to employee shortage....
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  5. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Here are a few things to start. First order of business was to set up for crash protection and ergo's:

    I went with full ALTRider stuff as far as skid plate, upper/lower crash bars, side stand switch/master cylinder/universal joint/header/headlight etc...

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    The Ergo's are most important for any of my rides. I highly recommend the shift lever. It's over 200 bucks but worth every penny. It changes the whole dynamic of shifting. The tip runs on a roller bearing making the shifts smooth and seamless.

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    Also added a diff guard. The mounting was a little fiddly. I had to hog out one of the holes with a file to get it to fit. Still a nice product. Just 4 bolts to remove plate from bracket for diff oil change.

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  6. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Other cool stuff:

    The ASV levers are very expensive but proven durability. I had the same ones on my KTM 300 for over 10 years. I got the shorty brake and standard clutch. BTW there is so much adjustment in the thumbwheel you can set the friction zone of the clutch wherever you want it. I have mine set to disengage just slightly off the bar. Great for slow speed work.

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  7. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Decided to keep the OEM luggage rack. Also went with a huge top box LOL. Repurposed my Kriega 20 liter bag. Also got the Tech Spec tank pads.

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    Another item I highly recommend is the Factory Yamaha tank bag. It is a specific PN for the Super Tenere. Tank bags are a love or hate thing it seems. I'm all about comfort and function. This one fits perfect. When standing for long distance you simply unclip the small outer bag and shove it inside. This way it's not smacking you in the nuts!!

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  8. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    I've been thinking of what luggage I'm getting. I'm for sure getting soft luggage. It was between the Mosko Moto Scout 25 or the Bumot Extremada. Lots of info and have actually seen the Mosco Moto bags. OTOH I want simple. The Bumot looks to be just what I need. I like the symmetrical look of the panniers. Also like the fact there is a small toolbox I can put my tire repair kit in.

    I figure to order it in a few weeks. Holy shit I'm putting some dough in this bike!! This is the first time I have ever setup my ride before doing much saddle time. It sure is nice to add parts on something new and clean!!
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  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Who makes the shift lever?
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  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Wunderlich.

    Mine arrived in the post but won't be added until getting home later.
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  11. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Couple other goodies:

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  12. richarddacat

    richarddacat I wave at RV's

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    Trying to finish up my farkeling and do a one big picture fest, coming soon I hope.

    In the meantime I suspect everyone watches the want ads but if not I’ve got a slightly used Yoshimura Rs4 exhaust can for an ST in the flea market for sale.
    May work up a swap for something Super Ten related....maybe.
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  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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  14. twinrider

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    I've also wondered how much light the metal light guards block.
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  15. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I see some that are another complete lens. That has to lower the light's effectiveness...

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  16. HeliMark

    HeliMark Been here awhile

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    I have one similar to that, and I really don't notice much difference in light. As far as cleaning, not real easy. Towel in between usually does the job. For some reason, it doesn't get a lot of bugs.[​IMG]

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  17. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    It just pops off for cleaning headlight. Does not have a noticeable effect on light output. You can also get them in solid clear plastic.
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  18. Gobius

    Gobius Been here awhile

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    Please guys, when posting pictures of the farkles could you let us know what we're looking at? At least part name and manufacturer? Or is this just meant to be a picture thread?

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  19. richarddacat

    richarddacat I wave at RV's

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    Ok,
    * Upper center the little toggle switch controls the volume from my Redline Radar detector. Three positions, top is loud, center is off, bottom is not as loud. LED light is also available but I like the sound better. Awesome product, used one for a long time. - http://www.motorcycleradar.com/radar_screamer.htm

    *Blue easy reach hand levers from China off of Amazon, -$30 Not the color blue I was wanting, may swap them out for something darker blue, the fork leg color or black.

    *Obviously the next gadget is my g-door opener on a custom made bracket.
    *Last you can see my PIAA lamp switch velcroed to the clutch reservoir.

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    Next up is my Garmin 595GPS on a center RAM mount and my Redline Radar on the cross bar using Adaptiv Tech mounts.
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    * Hyway pegs mounted on Yamaha's crash bars with the top mount bracket removed. Pegs are FJR's using Garauld's swivel mount adapters.

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    *PIAA lamps and some reflective tape added.
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    I removed the rear seat, rack and hand rails to mount a Pelican box, so far this storage has been enough,

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    I've got a small Hyper-light that I'm considering mounting on the back of the tail box. Next time I remove the box that may go on.

    The stock seat sucks IMO. It has a good shape but too hard for me. I have used a sheepskin with fair results, a Gel pad with better results and fixe'n to try a Skoosh pad but I believe the Gel is the best fix until I can get a custom seat thats a bit lower too.

    That's about it for now, the windshield is the first stock shield I've had good results with so I'm not really thinking of changing it. This winter I'll put the hand guards back on and maybe consider more wind protection then.

    * Stock bike with trunk before my farkle fest.

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  20. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Added the SW-Motech aluminum rack today so I could run both a Givi top box or wide rack. Can swap the plates in seconds.

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