What you did to your Tenere today??!!

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What happens when a fender extender gets stuck behind a skid plate after hitting a decent pot hole:
I had read about the possibility of this, however I run the standard small plastic skid plate and never ride off road. Post fitting, it looks extremely unlikely that the two parts will ever come into contact with each other.
 

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This was done over the last week. Mostly waiting on parts. First I bought some supplies from cycleterminal.com to build my own harness for three extra circuits. This works off of switched power through a 20 amp relay and a fuse block. One for the AUX light, one for a new GPS and phone charger, and one for heated jacket and seat. Only one of the circuits is being used as of today for the AUX light. Waiting on new GPS. I've been using my phone on a RAM mount, but it blocks the ST counsel. Waiting on the Garmin to arrive on Monday to wire it in. Will be purchasing the heated jacket as a X-mas present for myself and will wire that in as well. Added the SW-Motech GPS mount. Also, replace the switch for the AUX light. harness1.jpg harness2.jpg harness3.jpg mount 1.jpg mount 2.jpg switch.jpg
 

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Heated gear draws a decent amount of power, ~15A for a full setup neck to toes setup. Because of that I have always run the lead directly to the battery, more peace of mind that way.

No need to have it on switched power since the lead automatically disconnects when I get off the bike.
 

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Not a fan of running things directly from the battery, prefer going with switched power through a relay. Figured about the same amps, but that would only be for extreme cold riding, which I've never really done. Living in FL, the coldest I'll ever ride in is around 50 degrees, so I only need a vest, gloves and seat which is around 10 amps total with the heat turned all the way up. It would add another 5 amps with pants and socks, but I don't even have that gear.
 

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Parked it, killing it with the side stand. About an hour later, when I went to leave, realized I left the key on and battery was well drained. Thanks to a couple helpful gents, and a fortunate hill, performed my first ST bump start.

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Parked it, killing it with the side stand. About an hour later, when I went to leave, realized I left the key on and battery was well drained. Thanks to a couple helpful gents, and a fortunate hill, performed my first ST bump start.

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I've done that a bunch of times. I usually do it in the scorching sun alone out in the boondocks. I finally got a antigravity xp3. It fits perfect under an Altrider rack.
 

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I've done that a bunch of times. I usually do it in the scorching sun alone out in the boondocks. I finally got a antigravity xp3. It fits perfect under an Altrider rack.
Interesting on the XP3, what are the dimensions and weight on that? Plenty of starting power? (It indicates it will start a car?!) I have a Happy Trails rack with the space filled with tools and air compressor. I'd have to change something. How often do you refresh the charge?

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Interesting on the XP3, what are the dimensions and weight on that? Plenty of starting power? (It indicates it will start a car?!) How often do you refresh the charge?
AntiGravity XP-3 I have an older version. The current one is 6 x 3 x 1 inches and weighs 15 oz. The bag with all the stuff is a little larger. The old version came with a wall and cig port charger. The current ones only come with a USB cable for charging, so you need an adapter. Mine typically stays charged enough to start a car for 3 months or so. I used it many times to jump start my F150 4.6L V-8. It would usually fire it up 3 times before I needed to charge it more. Depended on if cold or not. If hot, might get more from it. I've done the wife's BMW a couple of times, no issues.
 

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Parked it, killing it with the side stand. About an hour later, when I went to leave, realized I left the key on and battery was well drained....
That has been my method of choice for killing the engine, for yeeeaars. But....THIS is the only bike that I have ever walked away, and left the key on....twice....also to the point of killing the battery.
 
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Interesting on the XP3, what are the dimensions and weight on that? Plenty of starting power? (It indicates it will start a car?!) I have a Happy Trails rack with the space filled with tools and air compressor. I'd have to change something. How often do you refresh the charge?

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I took the cable off the batery on my 5.3l gmc and started it 10 times in a row with xp3. I hadn't read the directions yet. It was smoking hot. :mad:
 
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My 2nd or 3rd change to my side case mounts.
My first method was very secure, but a bit difficult and awkward.
2nd version was lockable but not as secure as I first thought.
I was looking for a quick easy on/off for my hard bags. Lockable would be nice but not necessary. Wandering through Princess Auto the other day and I stumbled across some toggle latches and a couple of spring latches so I picked up both and figured I would sort something out over the winter.

Tinkering in the garage today I remembered the Tusk mounting system. I pulled out the Spring latches and looked for a way to make them work similarly.
I ended up mounting them in the vertical position. Pull the latch and lock open to remove the cases. Turn 90 degrees to have the spring snap shut and secure the cases to the rack. Had to shim the latch to get the correct clearance, but luckily I had some aluminum scrap exactly the correct thickness.

Simple, quick and seem to work great so far. The spring is very stiff so I don't see them opening and coming off, but I may look into a way to block off the handle so it can't move.
Are these tusk cans? I’ve been trying to figure out a way to put my tusk panniers on my S10
 

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Got the GPS and USB charging pig tail in today and finished the job. I had to drill a couple of holes in the SW mount for the GPS cable and mounting screws for the charging block. I like how it turned out, but finding that I'm not a fan of Garmin Basecamp! :) I'll figure it out. Bike is all back together and ready for a ride tomorrow.
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Are these tusk cans? I’ve been trying to figure out a way to put my tusk panniers on my S10
Dirt Baggs is the name of my cases ,but very similar to all the basic Aluminum cases out there.
I use SW Motech racks. Hockey pucks cut to the same thickness as the Motech racks with an aluminum plate to catch the bottom rail. Then this latch to hold the top in place. One latch seems enough, but I might add another for more security later. Top 2 hockey pucks prevent any possible upward movement of the cases.

Inside I have a 2nd sheet of aluminum that gives much more rigidity/stiffness on the inside of the cases. Adds a bit of weight but the cases are much stronger with this and no worry of bolts pulling out. Made out of an old aluminum street sign.

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Hi TxCodeMonkey,

I have a Gen 2 2014 ES, I ordered a Pyramid hugger about a year ago, in the same colour as the bike, Yamaha blue. You could also get it in plain black, carbon fibre look, our if you where prepaired to wait 10-14 days they would paint it for you, from your own paintcode colour. If like myself you have the genuine Yamaha " Akrapovic " exhaust fitted you will also need a special spacer piece that has to be fitted to stop it touching in a couple of places. Its a touch fiddly, and a very close fit.
I have also fitted a front mudguard hugger, which certainly stops, a lot of the road spary from the front of the bike. I can't be certain but I'm thinking the hugger was about £150-00 delived in the bikes colour, all painted. Its a great colour match.
Sorry I'm not at home, for another week, away on our narrow boat, if you would like a picture just let me no.
Just had a thought about if you have big knobbly tyres fitted, it might touch, maybe ?
I'm likely going to wind up getting both.

Contacted twisted throttle and they did not seem to want to help. Basically it was "well, don't see it listed", and when I pushed, "nope". Hmmm, just spent $1500 with them, and they don't seem to care. Oh well.

The hugger is listed in the $200 (US) range. I'll probably get the cheapest, gr[a|e]y. I'm pretty well function over form on the bike. Don't care if she is the prettiest at the ball. Just want to be able to get there, any maybe Alaska on the way :D
 
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