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Old 04-11-2013, 07:18 PM   #46
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There are many to decide on but my top three "urgent" items would be:

1. AF-1 Re-flash

2. Skid plate to protect the oil filter - I went with SW Motech but there are several good ones.

3. Tires - ended up with K60's

Also, not urgent but someone suggested the Yamaha blinkers. If you don't like the originals these are an excellent replacement. Fits to bike with no hassles. Just make sure to buy a relay as well.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #47
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I scrapped the OEM plate for an Altrider plate, engine guards and rack. Good quality stuff.
Still bent the bash plate up, just didn't have to worry about the sump mount of the OEM.
And pluric makes 3 - done! Altrider Skid Plate it is...
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #48
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There are many to decide on but my top three "urgent" items would be:

1. AF-1 Re-flash

2. Skid plate to protect the oil filter - I went with SW Motech but there are several good ones.

3. Tires - ended up with K60's

Also, not urgent but someone suggested the Yamaha blinkers. If you don't like the originals these are an excellent replacement. Fits to bike with no hassles. Just make sure to buy a relay as well.
Wow, the AF-1 Re-flash makes that big a difference? $500 bucks time you pay shipping and ins., must be worth it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #49
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Wow, the AF-1 Re-flash makes that big a difference? $500 bucks time you pay shipping and ins., must be worth it.
It was worth it and I know that I waited too long to get it done. It really smoothed the bikes power through the full range. Made "T" mode more usable especially. For me it has been the best mod so far.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #50
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Crash bars are on my list. My friend RoyQ recommended the GIVIs. Says you can still get the side panels off if needed. I have had good results with GIVI gear in the past so I will likely give them a try.

Thanks for the input guys. Keep it coming.
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It was worth it and I know that I waited too long to get it done. It really smoothed the bikes power through the full range. Made "T" mode more usable especially. For me it has been the best mod so far.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #51
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have you tried the clutch mod?

Have you tried the clutch switch mod yet? It can be done and removed in a flash, and is nearly free. Many have reported it's a better return on investment than the ECU reflash.

For my S10, I also added heated grips, skid plate, bags, crash bars, lights and an air horn.

If I had to pick only 3 of the above.. I'd pick grips, bags, and the horn first.

I might choose differently if I rode more often on rugged terrain than in cold weather.

So far I'm really liking the bike. Going back and forth to it from my R1200GSA causes a lot of confusing emotions, but I love 'em both!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #52
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Wow, the AF-1 Re-flash makes that big a difference? $500 bucks time you pay shipping and ins., must be worth it.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. Seems like the one common complaint on the Tenere
is the fueling. The reflash completely solves that. The clutch mod frees up the lower
three gear restriction and helps on the off idle hiccup. It's the KLR approach to the real
problem of an EPA pleasing fuel map.

The reflash solves all fueling issues.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #53
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Finished my heated grip install last night... did my Yamaha LED turn signals while I was there... 9pm-2am taking my time, but it all worked no issue. The Yamaha heated grip kit is very well thought out, in my honest opinion.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #54
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I would do it again in a heartbeat. Seems like the one common complaint on the Tenere
is the fueling. The reflash completely solves that. The clutch mod frees up the lower
three gear restriction and helps on the off idle hiccup. It's the KLR approach to the real
problem of an EPA pleasing fuel map.

The reflash solves all fueling issues.
The stock T mode seems very anemic; like I coked the bike twice on take off... I never coked my Strom once in 5 years. In S the issue is gone. I wonder what Yamaha's intended use of T was??? Anyway the AF-1 Mod is on my list now.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #55
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #56
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The first upgrade item arrived today. GIVI 22" touring screen. Props to Competition Accessories for the quick service. Ordered on 4-9-13, arrived today, and free shipping. Now to get it installed.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #57
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The new GIVI screen is on - test ride in the morning.



And a holdover from the Strom. My Alaska Leather sheepskin; don't leave home without it.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:47 AM   #58
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Clutch switch mod / fuse, #1

Everything else is personal preference.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:58 AM   #59
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1) Madstad windscreen adjustment bracket with Powerbronze shield. Also have the winglets

2) Corbin seat: best mod by far

3) Yamaha Heated Grips

Luggage of some sort. There are a lot of choices.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:01 AM   #60
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My picks
1. Complete Arrow exhaust
2. Power Commander V with Dyno tune
3. Windshield replacement and adjustable bracket


And lots of money for gas and tires
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