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Old 04-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #4321
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:02 AM   #4322
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:57 AM   #4323
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With the standard suspension has anyone played around with the settings? I weigh 95kg about 100kg with my bike gear and camelbak. And I found the suspension to soft and saggy lately.

Anyone brought it up and can recommend a good setting?

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:48 AM   #4324
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With the standard suspension has anyone played around with the settings? I weigh 95kg about 100kg with my bike gear and camelbak. And I found the suspension to soft and saggy lately.

Anyone brought it up and can recommend a good setting?

Thanks.
Im roughly the same weight as you & all Iv done is wind up the pre load (10mm) on the front & rear. Its made a small differance but I'll have to see a suspension guru when the funds allow.

My next priority is to fix is the cush drive problem
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:51 AM   #4325
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Suspension Upgrade

Well I'm slightly heavier than you and I had my suspension redone by Suspension Smith here in Canberra, made a HUGE difference in how the bike feels, if you can spare the cash get a suspension upgrade done. It is worth it.

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With the standard suspension has anyone played around with the settings? I weigh 95kg about 100kg with my bike gear and camelbak. And I found the suspension to soft and saggy lately.

Anyone brought it up and can recommend a good setting?

Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:53 AM   #4326
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cush drive

If you get a "fix" for this please let me know, sick of buying replacements.

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Im roughly the same weight as you & all Iv done is wind up the pre load (10mm) on the front & rear. Its made a small differance but I'll have to see a suspension guru when the funds allow.

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #4327
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This link was a few pages back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2rse...75T5J&index=27

Iv got a mate with a lathe

Its annoying that its not done in the Yamaha factory

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:08 AM   #4328
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This link was a few pages back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2rse...75T5J&index=27

Iv got a mate with a lathe

Its annoying that its not done in the Yamaha factory
Noticed this on their site the other day:
Machine Tenere Cush drive hub - $200
http://www.teknikracing.com/Machine-...drive-hub.html

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #4329
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This link was a few pages back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2rse...75T5J&index=27

Iv got a mate with a lathe

Its annoying that its not done in the Yamaha factory

I posted that, you will need a large 4 jaw chuck because of the four lugs on the rear of the drive. 200 large including parts is ok when you consider the price of rubbers and the damage to the bearing surface in the Cush hub if ridden with worn rubbers . Once the rubbers wear the bearing get twist loaded and the next bearing falls in and out of the hub ( I have done over 56k on these now, on my second) its an easy fix. Why didn't Yamaha do it, if they did everything we think up we couldn't afford one. The collar needs modifying as well remember. I had my new one done there last week and he built an Ohlins shock for mine. The shocks old and new were run on the shock dyno. When I get back from the Simpson and SA I will post it up very very interesting


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Old 04-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #4330
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With the standard suspension has anyone played around with the settings? I weigh 95kg about 100kg with my bike gear and camelbak. And I found the suspension to soft and saggy lately.

Anyone brought it up and can recommend a good setting?

Thanks.
In short, NO , Im about 100kg, the standard spring rates & damping are crap, only fix is to get it modded.

I'll give a full report on my new suspension when Im home from work tonight
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #4331
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well my new Teknik suspension is great and has transformed the Ten, she is much more balanced and the forks dont blow through the travel any more at the slightest touch of the front brake .

The forks are very nice, probably as good as skinny damper rod forks can be, not as good as some nice adjustable USD's but very nice.

The Yacugar shock is pretty good, much nicer than an unmodded stock shock, still got some tuning to do, its got a bit of a kick on sharp bumps I havent been able to tune out yet. I may take it back at some stage for a revalve to get it exactly how I like it, Im a fussy bastard , I had my ohlins on the AT revalved 3 times to get it how I like it.

She is much more stable though still a bit more flighty than Im used to with the AT's long wheelbase and steering damper, its fine for a while now but a damper is definately in my future.

I fitted some 15mm lower pegs from SW motech as well, they are fantastic and make the bike much more comfy for me, I'd still like some more height in the seat though.

re the pegs - 1 prob is I cant now get the gear & brake levers low enough, I'd like 1 more spline lower on the gear lever but the sidestand mount gets in the way, its livable though. The brake lever is a pain, its all the way down on the adjustment and still too high , on the AT it had a spline but the yam is just on a bush so it may come to cutting , bending & welding the lever to get it how I like it, we'll see.

Just got a high screen from Peter at Screens for bikes, will fit that before my next ride
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #4332
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:12 AM   #4333
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Thanks for your help everyone. Definitely gonna look into upgrading the suspension then. And fix the Cush drive with the inner tub. 8000km and its rooted!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:51 PM   #4334
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couple of questions,

I seem to have lost the rear bolts from the B&B bashie mount, it was fitted before I picked it up, is it 2 bolts or 1 long one ??


ALSO

EVERY time I get off the bike the bloody rear blinkers have popped out, anyone else get this or have a cure ???
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #4335
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couple of questions,

I seem to have lost the rear bolts from the B&B bashie mount, it was fitted before I picked it up, is it 2 bolts or 1 long one ??
2 x 8mm hex/allen head, about an inch long, with spring washers... The mount is threaded, no nutz needed...

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EVERY time I get off the bike the bloody rear blinkers have popped out, anyone else get this or have a cure ???
The original rears aren't on my bike, the previous owner put a tail-tidy on due to vibration issues, the number plate kept cracking up apparently....

I have an issue with the fronts popping out though, when I'm pushing though overgrown scrubby tracks.... I'm going to put a good dob of silicon sealant on the inside to help keep them in there....

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