What you did to your Tenere today??!!

SkunkWorks

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There's plenty of grease in there now.................

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I use Mobil-1 Synthetic grease.

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Top Clamp not torqued down yet. Need to install the forks first to line everything up.
Leaving them off for the time being, as I have other stuff to do to the bike first.
 

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probably a dumb question but… Would it be possible to drill and tap for a grease nipple like Harley-Davidson does?
You probably could, but probably best to just pull it apart and grease it up.
 

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Didn't get much done today (Had to replace the Alternator in my Grand Cherokee)

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I did receive these "Wheel-Bolt Conversion Studs" from a company called "Venom Wheel Accessories"

I ordered two of them, and the total came to $8.81
They are grade 10.9, 12x1.25 and were supposed to be 75mm long (not sure why they sent me 2 different size ones.
It didn't matter because I was planning to cut them down anyway (75mm is the shortest they have)
They have a recessed hex socket to install them.
Just need to get a couple lock-nuts and I'll replace the front skid-plate bolts.

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More maintenance on a customers bike..... Darn near bone dry ! Take care of your machine, this is crazy.. For friends and folks that know me, I always have to say, please dont power wash your bikes.... Good way to an early death (parts wise). Fork seals, fork oil, wheel bearings, brakes, electronics, drive unit, Etc.... Ive seen it all over 35+ years of wrenching. These bikes that come with virtually no grease, the power washer is just adding water to a rusty bolt ! NOT GOOD ! :)

Here are a few photos of the rear end off this bike after 28K. After I got done it was slathered up in grease, reinstalled and then wiped down. The lower suspension bolts were basically seized in the bore. I have to fight with them to come out. Im sure that was some nice smooth performing suspension, NOT ! Ha-Ha-Ha

Anytime the axles are coming out for a tire change make sure there is "some" grease on the axle. Im seeing more and more DRY axles. A thin coat is a must, IMOP.

Also, im noticing that (person who last changed the tires) are not torquing the rear axle nut to the proper spec, and the rear pinch bolt is not to proper spec. Please check these, im seeing some nutty stuff, WAY to tight, or way to loose.... If you're visiting a dealer that does not use a real torque wrench on your bike, you might consider a different place. If you see a mechanic using an impact gun to re install your front or rear axles you should probably RUN ! Ive seen guys at dealerships using small impact guns to zip bolts in on engines and other sensitive (TQ) parts... Im a super stickler for this stuff and do not tolerate jamming bolts back into any part of a machine. Sad part is that 99% of customers never know they are paying to have there bike 'messed up'...

Enough soap box, you guys be safe ! LOL ha-ha-ha



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I had an oil pan installed on a ZRX 1200. The oil plug vibrated out while I was doin 50 mph in a curve. Full lock power slide. When I got it hauled home. I noticed the horn was hangin by the wires. SMH
 

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I had an oil pan installed on a ZRX 1200. The oil plug vibrated out while I was doin 50 mph in a curve. Full lock power slide. When I got it hauled home. I noticed the horn was hangin by the wires. SMH
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Tabasco, thanks for sharing, sometimes it's good to see how things shouldn't be done to know you are doing the right thing. I'd never serviced the suspension on a bike until I had the S10 and found this forum, it was surprisingly far less difficult than I expected it to be and it'll be easier next time after inserting a certain bolt in from the opposite side.

The only thing I don't fancy is valve clearances but luckily I've got a decent mechanic who I trust to do it and I know he would do it, the worry for me is paying someone who says they were all in spec but without actually opening the engine!

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I got my forks back last night from being rebuilt by Hitchcock ind in Englewood Co. Great guy to deal with. Today we went thru and greased the steering head. Like just about everybody else, the bearings were almost dry. This is at 43000 miles on a gen 1 bike. There were some markings on the races, with no play, but because I didn't have the new parts, we cleaned all of the parts up and re-packed them as well as we could with new grease and put everything back together per the manual. Next time around, they'll get replaced.

The new 1.0 fork springs seem a little stiffer, but I will really find out when I hit some rough dirt roads. Hitchcock left the other settings where they were when I took him the forks. He did go up to 7 weight oil from the stock 5 weight. So I still have lots of room and adjustments to play with.

On another note, today was the first real ride after changing the 2013 clutch basket to the newer stye. Much smoother and seems to be more rev happy. The engine is much happier at an indicated 80 mph to 90 mph than before. With the original 2013 basket, 80-90 mph seemed like the engine was working really hard so I never wanted to go that fast. Now at those speeds, it's a piece of cake.

Upon the the first cold start today, the new Graves manual CCT worked flawlessly. I tried playing with the adjustment today. When it was installed, the slack was taken out then the adjuster was backed out a 1/2 turn and locked down. At start today I backed it out a full turn more with no real difference in the noise. So I put it back to where I started.
 

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Flipped the throttle cable housing 180 degrees to get some cable slack for my ProTaper high bars. Too tight at full lock to the right, I was afraid the cable might get a crimp in it.
 

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Flipped the throttle cable housing 180 degrees to get some cable slack for my ProTaper high bars. Too tight at full lock to the right, I was afraid the cable might get a crimp in it.
I think ~TABASCO~ (look a few posts up from yours) was selling extended cables. Not sure if he still is or not.
 
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