What you did to your Tenere today??!!

eemsreno

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Rode it for the first time in about three weeks. Adjusted the valves, Did the recall, New clutch, air filter, spark plugs, sinked throttle bodies, New throttle cables, that finally came in from back ordered. Put it all back together this morning and rode it 50 miles before work.
What a fantastic bike! Can't get enough of it. I've had the CO. set up to +55 for a few months and it has never run better.
I should have done that when it was new.
Now I just need to head for the Ozarks on a warm few days soon.
 

holligl

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First ride in almost 2 months. Too short, but all good: Rehabbed new hip, cooperative weather, winter liners in, and newly flashed ECU. Not long enough time to fully evaluate the ECU, but definately smoother. Ready for Arizona in January!

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Flat lander

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I put my pig on a diet this week. Installed the yoshi. can I bought from panman here of the form and removed the center stand. For a total weight loss of 15lbs. Can't believe how much lighter and faster it feels. I don't notice the added weight of the crash bars, skid plate, trunk, and all the brackets that are needed. To me that's just bling!
 

squarebore

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I put my pig on a diet this week. Installed the yoshi. can I bought from panman here of the form and removed the center stand. For a total weight loss of 15lbs. Can't believe how much lighter and faster it feels. I don't notice the added weight of the crash bars, skid plate, trunk, and all the brackets that are needed. To me that's just bling!
It is amazing how a few pounds makes so much difference. My 2010 had all the fruit including Hepco and Becker panniers and top box and was a real pig. My new 2018 non-es, is almost bare. Just a plastic topbox. No centrestand, no panniers or racks , aftermarket exhaust can. Feels like a 450 motocross bike in comparison. I also just bought a dririder soft tail pack for camping as I'm travelling light in future.

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Installed the dash plate I bought from Ramseybella
Used some stick on carbon fiber looking sheet I found at an auto parts store.
Added the switch for the LED light bar I installed back on post #11764 and another DC outlet with a 10 amp fuse.
I may add some edge trim on the radius to prevent the cables from rubbing.
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WJBertrand

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Completed my 52K valve clearance check/adjustment, albeit at 54+K!. 3 of 4 exhausts we’re out to the tight side by 0.003-0.004”. All four exhausts now at 0.010”. Intakes on cylinder #1 were perfect at 0.005” each. Cylinder #2, the intakes were a bit on the loose side at 0.007” (0.0063” is Max) I left them as is for now since I believe they will tighten with mileage. Biggest challenge was getting the exhaust cam holder back on. It just won’t go if the dowels are misaligned a fraction of a degree. I changed the CCT to the latest P/N that superseded even the one installed in my ‘15 model. The newer tensioner (left) definitely looks different.



The nice thing about using a new tensioner is I avoided having to reload the old one. I bought one of those cheapy WiFi boroscopes and was able to snake it in and confirm that the tensioner had deployed properly. I was concerned about that report where the CCT plunger somehow missed the guide and ended up bearing directly against the chain.

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Views from the bottom:



You can see the plunger pushing on the back of the guide (grey bit) like it’s supposed to.

No problem with the deployment, just a light tap on the back of a screwdriver against the guide with an dead blow plastic mallet. Pop! And it was done! Turned the engine over half a dozen times and rechecked timing marks (what a PITA to see those marks!) and all appears in order. Put a new set of plugs in while I was at it too. Tomorrow I’ll finish reassembling everything, cross my fingers and push the starter button.


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Tried out my new to me Wilburs rear shock and Anlas Capra X tyres.
Did a road ride of about 100 miles yesterday and about 40 today on minor back roads with plenty of mud leafs debris.
The Wilburs has definitely firmed up the whole back end and when you hit a pothole on tarmac road surfaces the bike now seems to glide over it and the back end doesn’t seem to get all out of sorts. The tyres performed without any real issues.
On the muddy slippy back roads the Wilburs help to keep the back end tight and Anlas tyres give very good grip.
Here are photos of both the Wilburs and the tyres.



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