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Checkswrecks

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What a great, supportive community! I was totally freaking out over this.

I took some time this evening and scooted around town, getting familiar with 1st gear.

I'm reminded that this isn't a one night stand, but a life long fling. Lol.
Glad you got past your apprehension. First forget anybody who says cam chain tensioner. Those problems went away long ago.

Like many other fuel injected bikes the Tenere is prone to stalling in the first thousand plus miles. Don’t be surprised coming to a stop or slowing into a sharp turn and having the engine quit till about 1,500-2,000 miles. It’ll pass. Somewhere around 5-7,000 miles it’ll just occur to you that the bike suddenly is no longer tight and feels like it just broke in.
 

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I think it's programmed into the ECU for "fully broken in" at 5K. I know a guy that has a Demon. He said when he passed the break in mileage, the dash went black came back on and said he was ready to race.
 

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. . . . I took some time this evening and scooted around town, getting familiar with 1st gear. . . .
Riding around town is the best way to get used to her. Stop & go traffic. Clutch, on throttle, brake, clutch, off throttle . . . . wash, rinse, repeat. Highway riding won't give the same experience.

So, you haven't mentioned the "too twitchy" or "too sensitive" throttle. (which is likely a contributing reason for the stall) Does that mean that: 1) Your right wrist has recalibrated to it? 2) You didn't even notice it? 3) You noticed it, got used to it, and now love it? Many here don't like it and have reflashed their ECUs. "I" absolutely adore the instantaneous throttle response and fantastic engine braking.

I was taking off from a light today and either released the clutch too quickly or didn't throttle up quick enough. DOH! Pulled the clutch in, hit the starter while still rolling, engine started and off I went hoping that nobody noticed.
 

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It is twitchy, but I knew that going in and was expecting it. Honestly, it's less than I expected. I was looking into the FZ-09 when it first came out, and everyone was barking about how twitchy it was. So, I was kinda expecting that type of experience.

I imagine leaving it in "touring" mode helps some, too.

I haven't developed much twist-control yet, and it will occasionally jump on me, but not enough to scare me. The clutch is my friend. :D

Welp, I'm glad there are still some experienced riders out there, like yourself, who have the humility to admit they still make mistakes. Very encouraging!
 

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. . . . I imagine leaving it in "touring" mode helps some, too. . . .
I'm so used to leaving it in "S", I can't ride it in "T". One day it ended up in "T" and I hadn't noticed. Either the second or third light, in a row, I left and killed it at was a reminder to keep track of that. Experienced, yes. Perfect, oh hail no. :D
 

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I'm so used to leaving it in "S", I can't ride it in "T". One day it ended up in "T" and I hadn't noticed. Either the second or third light, in a row, I left and killed it at was a reminder to keep track of that. Experienced, yes. Perfect, oh hail no. :D
I remember doing that a few times too. I'm wondering what's wrong with the bike, or what's wrong with ME that I suddenly can't rev-match my shifts smoothly.... then notice it's somehow gotten into T mode. Back to S and all is well. I think I left the '12 Super Ten in T for the break in miles before moving to S and leaving it there forever. But doing a MotoMan break in and with the miles I was doing then, I scheduled the 600 mile service for the day after I picked it up. Service Tech says "It's 600 miles, not 60!" I was a little over at 720 when I brought it in the next day. He just walked away shaking his head and muttering.

On the 15 it was already used, so I just moved to S and left it there. Throttle by wire is more sensitive than the older EFi bikes and a lot more sensitive to wrist movement than carbs, but once you adjust, it's no big deal.

@BDanz - if the CCT goes, you'll know it, and the bike won't run. BTDT had the warranty repair to prove it on my '12. It was at 82k and before we all knew to swap out the CCT every 50k or so.
 

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My 24 came off the showroom on "S," unless the shop techs set it for me. :shrug: I made it home no issue, but definitely noticed the twitch. Figured I'd set it to "T" as I adjust to the 1200cc, up from my 650cc.

Leaving for a trip from PA out to MT in mid-June. I imagine we'll be much better acquainted after that ride.

Other than the usual scheduled maintenance Anything I should ask the shop to check?
 

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My 24 came off the showroom on "S," unless the shop techs set it for me. :shrug: I made it home no issue, but definitely noticed the twitch. Figured I'd set it to "T" as I adjust to the 1200cc, up from my 650cc.

Leaving for a trip from PA out to MT in mid-June. I imagine we'll be much better acquainted after that ride.

Other than the usual scheduled maintenance Anything I should ask the shop to check?
You should check yourself to ensure the bike was delivered with the square seat height adjustment bracket. Some dealer set up folks don’t know what it is. I bought a used and new S10 which did not have this high/low seat bracket installed.
 

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I’m here to say this bike is incredibly easy to stall. I’ve been riding anything and everything forever and when I picked mine up and rode it home I must of stalled it 5 times. Riding it in sport mode makes it easier to prevent stalling.
 

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I'm gonna have to go look now. I don't remember ever seeing one of those. But I haven't had the seat off in a while. :oops:
 

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I'm glad we're on the same page...on all accounts. :cheers:

FB people say maybe "Timing Chain Tensioner?"

Isn't the Internet a lovely place for creating anxiety? Maybe I should Google "blood pressure" next.....
I followed that discussion on Facebook and chuckled every time I read CCT. There's no substitute for reading little facts like "2024." Last models known to have CCT problems were 2013.
That's the one. I've seen several FB posts where people wanted to adjust their seat height and fund that piece missing. Lots of dealerships apparently know little to nothing about this bike. Someone went to my local one to ask about a service and the service manager said "A Super what?" Anyhow, welcome to the herd...and always ask important questions you may here versus FB. Tons of experience on here and everyone has done something stupid on their bike (except maybe Tabasco?).
 

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I’m here to say this bike is incredibly easy to stall
Try adjusting the throttle cable. By doing so, the coordination between the clutch and the accelerator is improved...you have a small free play of the accelerator, which causes the discoordination. The Sport mode, by increasing the opening % of the butterflies...in relation to the grip, improves the sensation when starting from 0
 

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I double-checked the oil level and then rode the bike to work this morning - no issues. Maybe I did just stall it. :( Trust me, I'm hoping that's what it is, and I just overreacted. :blush:

I'm coming off 60k+ miles and 10 years on a Suzuki V-Strom 650 - which is pretty high-strung. So, I'm used to pulling through slow turns in 2nd gear.

Brain recalibrating......

Thanks again everyone for being kind and sharing your expertise with an S10 noob. I really do appreciate it.

I'll chime in if there are any new developments.
I had one of the earlier DL 1000's if you jumped on the throttle of that beast below 3000 RPM it sounded like the engine had thrown a rod. my 2015 ST also makes strange noises if I jump on it below about 1800 RPM ( I did that exactly once) *S*
 

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Riding around town is the best way to get used to her. Stop & go traffic. Clutch, on throttle, brake, clutch, off throttle . . . . wash, rinse, repeat. Highway riding won't give the same experience.

So, you haven't mentioned the "too twitchy" or "too sensitive" throttle. (which is likely a contributing reason for the stall) Does that mean that: 1) Your right wrist has recalibrated to it? 2) You didn't even notice it? 3) You noticed it, got used to it, and now love it? Many here don't like it and have reflashed their ECUs. "I" absolutely adore the instantaneous throttle response and fantastic engine braking.

I was taking off from a light today and either released the clutch too quickly or didn't throttle up quick enough. DOH! Pulled the clutch in, hit the starter while still rolling, engine started and off I went hoping that nobody noticed.
Go Forth and Sin no more!

May the Friction Zone be with you.........
 

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My 24 came off the showroom on "S," unless the shop techs set it for me. :shrug: I made it home no issue, but definitely noticed the twitch. Figured I'd set it to "T" as I adjust to the 1200cc, up from my 650cc.

Leaving for a trip from PA out to MT in mid-June. I imagine we'll be much better acquainted after that ride.

Other than the usual scheduled maintenance Anything I should ask the shop to check?
Go over the fasteners yourself just to make sure nothing was missed on set-up.
The sump is vulnerable to rock punctures so do install a plate.

Beyond those and following the routine service schedule the bike will protect itself from your mis-deeds quite well. Think of it as a two wheeled Toyota Land Cruiser.
 
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