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Old 03-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #16831
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And I simply *LOVE* CZ's...
Every time you mention CZ I think of this...



Just seems to be the kind of thing you would collect..
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:56 PM   #16832
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Nah, I was too high on pain killers, and forgot...
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #16833
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Any "best" list floating around?

Gentlemen, and those reading this post :)

Is there any agreement on the best farkle to put on a new Tenere before rolling it out of the dealership?

I really do hope to sign on the dotted line after Easter and want it to roll off the floor with skid plate and crash bars installed since I haven't owned a bike in 20 years. Time flies, eh? My last bike was a white and red Yamaha YZ250 so I'll stay with the same colors on the new Tenere. It's a tribute to the fact that over the years both my motorcycle and belly will have grown substantially.

No luggage for now. Other than that, I need everything--even a helmet.

Ohh, the cheap fuse fix...I'm guessing that is the number one thing I am to do when I get her home?

By the way, despite my ugly looks and pony-keg belly I imagine many supermodels will swarm me due to my motorcycle and total lack of riding skills. Should I carry a taser to keep them away so my wife doesn't get mad?

Scratch that. I do not want my wife to have access to a taser when the new motorcycle/gear bill arrives.

Cheers to all.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #16834
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Every time you mention CZ I think of this...



Just seems to be the kind of thing you would collect..


Afraid a Motoczysz is not one on my list, GrahamD...

I'm actually not a real fan of Michael Czysz, so I doubt I'll ever own one. And that's despite the fact I know a guy that worked as one of his chief engineers for a few years.

Besides, I'm trying to trim down the stable right now!!!

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #16835
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I dig that Czysz bike.. The engine and trans are super cool !!! I would drool over cad drawings of that engine...
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #16836
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I'm actually not a real fan of Michael Czysz, so I doubt I'll ever own one. And that's despite the fact I know a guy that worked as one of his chief engineers for a few years.
PM me the dirty details Dallara. Sounds juicy

Oh Another non relevant thread derailing tidbit...

Segway sponsored Czysz. WTF. What are they up to? Are they developing a 160km/h Segway or something?

Do the police want chase segways now?

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #16837
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Gentlemen, and those reading this post :)

Is there any agreement on the best farkle to put on a new Tenere before rolling it out of the dealership?

I really do hope to sign on the dotted line after Easter and want it to roll off the floor with skid plate and crash bars installed since I haven't owned a bike in 20 years. Time flies, eh? My last bike was a white and red Yamaha YZ250 so I'll stay with the same colors on the new Tenere. It's a tribute to the fact that over the years both my motorcycle and belly will have grown substantially.

No luggage for now. Other than that, I need everything--even a helmet.

Ohh, the cheap fuse fix...I'm guessing that is the number one thing I am to do when I get her home?

By the way, despite my ugly looks and pony-keg belly I imagine many supermodels will swarm me due to my motorcycle and total lack of riding skills. Should I carry a taser to keep them away so my wife doesn't get mad?

Scratch that. I do not want my wife to have access to a taser when the new motorcycle/gear bill arrives.

Cheers to all.
Many differing opinions on whose and what level of belly protection is needed.
I'd shy away from OEM stuff. Do a quick bash plate search and decide if you
are a Defcon 1 or Defcon 5 kinda guy.

You will make it home fine. 20valves is still running his with the original jock strap cup
and hasn't lost a sump yet.

Me? I'm running Altrider stuff. Rack, side bars and bash plate. Trashed the OEM plate and
now kinda wish I'd gone a tad heavier duty on the bash plate, Really like their other stuff.

If you are a night owl some aux led lights are well worth it.

Sniff around here and the Tenere site and you will learn a lot from others mistakes or
great ideas.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #16838
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Seems sort of familiar those pipes...



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Old 03-31-2013, 05:11 AM   #16839
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I like my Hepco and Becker bash plate. Taken many hits from off road jaunts and Alaska trip, no problems. Only 5 screws to remove for oil/filter change.

I'd say it is about a defcon 3 level, no jumping logs, rocks or such for me.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:34 AM   #16840
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I like my Hepco and Becker bash plate. Taken many hits from off road jaunts and Alaska trip, no problems. Only 5 screws to remove for oil/filter change.

I'd say it is about a defcon 3 level, no jumping logs, rocks or such for me.
I am searching for a bash plate. How does the H & B attach to the Tenere engine? I am also considering AltRider and SW Motech.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:45 AM   #16841
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Gentlemen, and those reading this post :)

Is there any agreement on the best farkle to put on a new Tenere before rolling it out of the dealership?

I really do hope to sign on the dotted line after Easter and want it to roll off the floor with skid plate and crash bars installed since I haven't owned a bike in 20 years. Time flies, eh? My last bike was a white and red Yamaha YZ250 so I'll stay with the same colors on the new Tenere. It's a tribute to the fact that over the years both my motorcycle and belly will have grown substantially.

No luggage for now. Other than that, I need everything--even a helmet.

Ohh, the cheap fuse fix...I'm guessing that is the number one thing I am to do when I get her home?

By the way, despite my ugly looks and pony-keg belly I imagine many supermodels will swarm me due to my motorcycle and total lack of riding skills. Should I carry a taser to keep them away so my wife doesn't get mad?

Scratch that. I do not want my wife to have access to a taser when the new motorcycle/gear bill arrives.

Cheers to all.
I'd say a seat is a must have. After 200 miles it gets unpleasant. Everything else depends on use and personal taste.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:26 AM   #16842
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Gentlemen, and those reading this post :)

Is there any agreement on the best farkle to put on a new Tenere before rolling it out of the dealership?

I really do hope to sign on the dotted line after Easter and want it to roll off the floor with skid plate and crash bars installed since I haven't owned a bike in 20 years. Time flies, eh? My last bike was a white and red Yamaha YZ250 so I'll stay with the same colors on the new Tenere. It's a tribute to the fact that over the years both my motorcycle and belly will have grown substantially.

No luggage for now. Other than that, I need everything--even a helmet.

Ohh, the cheap fuse fix...I'm guessing that is the number one thing I am to do when I get her home?

By the way, despite my ugly looks and pony-keg belly I imagine many supermodels will swarm me due to my motorcycle and total lack of riding skills. Should I carry a taser to keep them away so my wife doesn't get mad?

Scratch that. I do not want my wife to have access to a taser when the new motorcycle/gear bill arrives.

Cheers to all.
Headlight cover and plastic wings are a good start. Bash plate is a liability, unless you do road only in which case don't bother at all. IMHO, no bash plate (i.e. just keeping the plastic one it comes with) is better than the Yamaha aluminium one.

Most people change the screen or at least get some sort of adjuster as the noise and turbulence at forehead level is a pain. The "big" Yamaha one is only slightly bigger at the corners and leans back a bit - waste of money (my opinion of course).

A front mudguard extension my be worth considering.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:10 AM   #16843
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I'd say a seat is a must have. After 200 miles it gets unpleasant. Everything else depends on use and personal taste.
I respectfully disagree. Once I did the seat mod(removed the "downward cant), this is one of the better stock seats I've had on a bike.

Bash plate/crash bars are a must if you're going to ride it out in the woods

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:42 AM   #16844
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Gentlemen, and those reading this post :)

Is there any agreement on the best farkle to put on a new Tenere before rolling it out of the dealership?

I really do hope to sign on the dotted line after Easter and want it to roll off the floor with skid plate and crash bars installed since I haven't owned a bike in 20 years. Time flies, eh? My last bike was a white and red Yamaha YZ250 so I'll stay with the same colors on the new Tenere. It's a tribute to the fact that over the years both my motorcycle and belly will have grown substantially.

No luggage for now. Other than that, I need everything--even a helmet.

Ohh, the cheap fuse fix...I'm guessing that is the number one thing I am to do when I get her home?

By the way, despite my ugly looks and pony-keg belly I imagine many supermodels will swarm me due to my motorcycle and total lack of riding skills. Should I carry a taser to keep them away so my wife doesn't get mad?

Scratch that. I do not want my wife to have access to a taser when the new motorcycle/gear bill arrives.

Cheers to all.


IMHO, it all depends on you, what you want out of the bike, and how you plan to use it...

If you're planning on bashing about off-road on lots of single-track then don't scrimp on a skid plate. Get a RumBux, ACD, or RideOADV - period. Add some K60 rubber to that, too, and you're pretty well ready for off-roading.

If you're primarily a slab rider then you're gonna' hate the stock windscreen pretty quickly, but the big Yamaha one is junk. My personal preference is the Parabellum, but there are lots of fans of the CalSci and V-Stream ones, too. You'll probably end up with either the seat mod (didn't work for me) or an aftermarket seat instead. Lots of options... Sargent, Saddleman, Corbin, Mayer, Russell, Cee Bailey's, etc.... Take your pic. You may want some sort of throttle lock, too.

If you think that somehow you need to make a lot of noise - for very little performance return IMHO - then I suppose a slip-on will make you smile, but be prepared to spend big-bucks getting the bike to run right then. IN my mind, better to spend the coin on an ECU re-flash and get the thing running right with the stock exhaust and enjoy the quiet, but that's just me.

If you really want a huge performance gain then the best bang-for-your-buck - really - is to pull your forks, send them off to Nick Stolten at Stoltec Engineering, and get him to revalve and re-spring them for you and send back a wonderful Penske rear shock to go with those re-worked forks. The difference is nothing short of astounding, and it's much less expensive than going the Ohlins "Bling Buck" route... Again, just my personal opinion, but I've ridden on a lot of Ohlins-equipped bikes (and still own one with both Ohlins MotoGP forks and the best shock they made) and for my money the Penske stuff from Nick is better for real world riding.

There's a couple of things every Super Tenere needs, whether your use is primarily off-road or on-... A much better rack, for one. The stock one is chessy at best. Me, I think the AltRider is the best replacement, but there are other good ones, too, like the SW Motech and Touratech. On top of that buy lots of oil, oil filters, and tires, as you will be riding this bike like no other you have ever owned.

If I was at the dealers, and I wanted to bargain with him for any Yamaha add-on's before I rolled out the door I would try to get the 4-year YES warranty tossed in along with at least a case of oil filters, a few gallons of oil, and a couple of quarts of final drive lube. The stock side cases are good, too - despite what some may tell you (I have 29,000 miles on mine) - if you're trying to get Yamaha accessories. I know you said you didn't need cases, but you may someday. Yamaha's PIAA lights are good, too, though pricey. IMHO, most of the rest of Yamaha's stuff is not as good as what you can get in the aftermarket.

Note, this is simply my own opinion... Others will surely have differing ones.

Hope it helps!

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #16845
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Dallara, don't you have a trailer recommendation too?
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