What you did to your Tenere today??!!

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Nice looking CB400F you have there, looks like it is a '75.
Thanks! I bought it as a very rough runner, and dumped way too much time and money into it. It's a ´76, the ´75s had tank coloured side covers. Sadly, due to time constraints, I've only been out on it a few times in the last couple of years. I keep it in running condition, but it's become an expensive piece of mancave art. :-( . I would say the condition falls between a fair and a good on Hagerty's guide. I'd probably sell it, if the right person (someone with enough cash, or the right D-P bike) came along...
 
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Finished adapting then fitted a Remus Hexacone to my Gen 2.
I bought it used from a fellow owner (who had it on his Gen 1) without realizing the flange fitting was different. Dohh!
After some initial swearing and cursing, I set to with my angle grinder.
I turned a new flange on the lathe, cut three slits then welded it on to the connecting pipe.
Today I polished it all up with Scotchbrite then on it went.

I had a spare heatshield supplied with the silencer which I have cut down.
Just needs some prepping then paint.
So far, so good :) .
 

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Moved a retired set of Mitas E07 to get our Christmas tree off the shelf. Went ahead and cut them up for disposal. Used a new set of Harbor Freight 18" bolt cutters to hack the bead. Much easier than any saw!

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I'm adjusting the valve clearances - 6 of 8 are below the minimum clearance at 42k miles. I don't think they have been done before.

Now waiting for the shims to be delivered to the Yamaha dealer, but not the Yamaha dealer who told me I had to buy each shim size in minimum packs of 5 (that's 5 at £9 each, 3 different sizes needed so they wanted £135)!
 
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I'm adjusting the valve clearances - 6 of 8 are below the minimum clearance at 42k miles. I don't think they have been done before.

Now waiting for the shims to be delivered to the Yamaha dealer, but not the Yamaha dealer who told me I had to buy each shim size in minimum packs of 5 (that's 5 at £9 each, 3 different sizes needed so they wanted £135)!
I have the hotcams shim kit. I cant recall the price
 

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I had been watching that ABBA SKY LIFT, I had my doubts if it would work on S10. I see that it works, but I also see that you made some modifications.

Yeah I re designed the whole lifting arm. Its a brilliant idea for working on bikes. You have to be serious about wanting one though for the price.

At some point I am going to make my own beefy design of it for personal use. The Tenere is definitely pushing the limits of the original ABBA lift, as well as other adventure bike I have had on it. A few years ago I had posted some pictures of what I did and didn't get much interest other than people cutting me down so I quit developing it. Had a lot of people that were happy with their $100 harbor freight lift and wanted to argue that I spent to much money and wasted my time....I will stop before I go into my rant....

Also made an indestructible skid plate too. Better than any of them out there....No go on the idea of selling these either, people wont pay for quality so I make cool stuff for myself, screw it.
skid plate.jpg Bike.jpg bike 2.jpg
 
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I’ve got a Skylift that I use with my zx14. Id love to use it on the s10 too. Neither bike has a main stand but it’s more of a pain with the s10.

How did you modify your skylift?


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Added two more PIAA's (top ones/flat pattern) and re routed some wires on the custom wiring hub I built (Denali power hub for sale!).

Wrapping up a valve clearance check @ 30k as well.
Yeah I re designed the whole lifting arm. Its a brilliant idea for working on bikes. You have to be serious about wanting one though for the price.

At some point I am going to make my own beefy design of it for personal use. The Tenere is definitely pushing the limits of the original ABBA lift, as well as other adventure bike I have had on it. A few years ago I had posted some pictures of what I did and didn't get much interest other than people cutting me down so I quit developing it. Had a lot of people that were happy with their $100 harbor freight lift and wanted to argue that I spent to much money and wasted my time....I will stop before I go into my rant....

Also made an indestructible skid plate too. Better than any of them out there....No go on the idea of selling these either, people wont pay for quality so I make cool stuff for myself, screw it.
Hi there Ossaboy, Fantastic pics of the teardown and lift modification. That's too bad a few know it all jerks have to bad mouth what you like and accomplished. I personally like your lift a lot better. It's looks to make servicing way easier than just a stand. I used to fabricate myself (years ago). I let other people and companies do it these days. And yes not many guys are willing to pay for quality anymore. I'm sure you have a bunch of serious hours building that custom plate. And I can tell just by the pics you are very detailed and know just what you want.

Two thumbs up and a thank you for posting!!
 

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How did you handle fusing off of that Fastronix block? Thanks from a fellow CNY ST rider
I used some parts off the Eastern Beaver kit to fuse "hot" wired stuff that I want to be controlled with switched power or non switched, his relay is not waterproof. You can see under the seat latch bar at the top, two sealed bosch 5 pin automotive relays. Both are fused that feed switched power to the bar at the bottom where all the wires are connected.

So in total I can have switched direct(relay has fuse), switched fused, or direct.

Switched direct - Power for air pump and things like that. no need to pop the panel, I have quick disconnect feeds
Switched fused - On off switches, Heated grips, stuff like that.
Direct - Battery tender feed, has its own in line fuse on cable

The fastronics block has large blade fuse next to the battery.
 
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