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Changed out the clutch and brake fluid. Put in speed bleeders. I thought that the right front caliper bleeder wasn't the same as was sent to me. But I think I just needed to take the O-ring off the stock bleeder and put on the speed bleeder... like I did on the rear brake. Find out tonight when I cycle the ABS and flush out the fluid afterwards. First video is the clutch... the stuff was coffee brown but no sludge. Why the super small reservoir? Glad I had the garbage bag stretched tightly around the reservoir as I spilled. I might use a small funnel next time.


This video is doing the brakes.


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hi the SB8125LL is the right one fits and works

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hi the SB8125LL is the right one fits and works

rob
Yes, found that out. I don't know why Yamaha made that bleeder different from all the other bleeders on the bike. I still put two O-rings on it to help keep junk out of it.
 

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There is one ring that is obvious and one below that. Keeps gunk out of the well that is caused by not having the20230929_133305.jpg shouldered stock bleeder in there.
And all this is going to be cleaned by this evening. Tweaks on gate latch are done.
 

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Forks and calipers are now clean and put back together. I even took a scrub brush to the engine. That Dalton Hwy mud really sticks! Took it for a 120 mile test ride. All good and now ready to go to PA in a week. Took video of tearing down and putting a tube back together. Now I have to learn to edit... but when it's done I'll post it for those who want to do forks but haven't and need a little encouragement!
 

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Did the forks on my previous 2013, everything turned out good but I was surprised at how much more difficult they were than standard forks, I think next time I will probably just remove the fork tubes and drop them off at my local dealer
 

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Did the forks on my previous 2013, everything turned out good but I was surprised at how much more difficult they were than standard forks, I think next time I will probably just remove the fork tubes and drop them off at my local dealer
Yes, they are different but after buying the fork kit it isn't bad. There was a steep learning curve but now I've now done these forks twice. Ain't no big deal now. Ride down here for a visit next time it needs doing and we'll get it done.
 

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I traded my almost new Corbin front and back seat to Cycledude for his used Russell Day Long saddle. I checked with RDL and the seat was made for someone my size... which is not Cycledude's size! I always had the stock or the Corbin in the high/tall position. I put the RDL in the low position after a bit. I felt that I was sliding forward just a bit. I wasn't using the full potential of the seat. Today I got out the 3M 30# double sided sticky tape and snagged a couple of washers out of the bin. I think 1 washer only will do it. I am currently sitting on the bike with two... the longer I sit... the more I think I may want two. Seat is flat and with just a little forward lean the bars are right there... with my Helibar setbacks. 20231012_170232.jpg
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Also my forks are all back together and not leaking after 200 miles. SKF seals and long Shock SOX's. Hopefully no more blown seals!
You may ask why I have those AltRider protectors and the Sox? I have dents in the forward edge of the AltRider covers. No doubt from rocks that would have nicked or deformed my shiny tubes as I don't think the stock fender is adequate. You can find these on the web and paint them yourself... just be sure they come with 4 spacers. Mine also have a 1/4 inch of foam where they may come up against the fender.
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Do you have a picture without the AltRider covers installed ?
Could you post a link to the exact Shock Sox you have installed in the pictures ?
 
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Do you have a picture without the AltRider covers installed ?
Could you post a link to the exact Shock Sox you have installed in the pictures ?
Im running shock sox also with no covers, mine are black though. Been on for 16k miles with no leaks or problems.

I can send a pic as needed also just lmk.


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Im running shock sox also with no covers, mine are black though. Been on for 16k miles with no leaks or problems.

I can send a pic as needed also just lmk.


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I have been using Shock Sox on my Tenere’s for the past 75,000 miles, mine are also the black ones .
Besides the different color the ones Tenere Guy has appear way different than mine that’s why I would like to see an exact link to the ones he installed.
 

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Do you have a picture without the AltRider covers installed ?
Could you post a link to the exact Shock Sox you have installed in the pictures ?
No, I don't believe that I do have a pic or a link. I usually order and forget! I'll try to find one though.
 

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Cycledude you are in luck. I bought the Sox on Amazon and I found the link in my order history!

Shock Sox Fork Seal Guards 37-50mm Fork Tube 13" Orange for Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 ES 2014-2018 https://a.co/d/1ad5uvx
 
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