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Old 05-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #17656
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Yamaha should have their own forum here...
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #17657
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As should Triumph, Suzuki,......
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #17658
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Forget that jacket stuff for now. Git, you NEED to get the new reflash!
It will give you a reason to want extra protection.

Kinda got off on a tangent over in the picture thread when it should be over
here. Just got mine back last night. Ohhhh yeah, I'm feeling it.
From what you said on the other thread about T mode, I will definitely get it done. TBH the bike is too fast for what I use it for at this time. At the moment my needs are saving tyres and low fuel consumption. Both are difficult to achieve when the bike had the aerodynamics of a barn door.

Although I have figured out a simple way of getting more fuel in the tank. If (and only if) I am driving straight on from the gas station I insert a piece of clear plastic tube into the tank before filling to let the air out of the top and get almost a gallon (US) more in the tank. Inside the tube is a piece of stiff wire to keep a loop in shape so the end touches the inside top of the tank beside the filler cap. If you do not drive straight off the gas expands and the bike pisses its pants and drops fuel out of the breather tube. With this I am getting about 30 miles more per tank.

The only problem with the flash is that there are no dealers on my route till I get to Texas and with the comments about AF-1, he seems the logical choice. I will just have to wait till September and another 15000 miles to do it.

The sad thing is that I have recently ridden past 4 tuning centers. Doh!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:34 AM   #17659
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From what you said on the other thread about T mode, I will definitely get it done. TBH the bike is too fast for what I use it for at this time. At the moment my needs are saving tyres and low fuel consumption. Both are difficult to achieve when the bike had the aerodynamics of a barn door.

Although I have figured out a simple way of getting more fuel in the tank. If (and only if) I am driving straight on from the gas station I insert a piece of clear plastic tube into the tank before filling to let the air out of the top and get almost a gallon (US) more in the tank. Inside the tube is a piece of stiff wire to keep a loop in shape so the end touches the inside top of the tank beside the filler cap. If you do not drive straight off the gas expands and the bike pisses its pants and drops fuel out of the breather tube. With this I am getting about 30 miles more per tank.

The only problem with the flash is that there are no dealers on my route till I get to Texas and with the comments about AF-1, he seems the logical choice. I will just have to wait till September and another 15000 miles to do it.

The sad thing is that I have recently ridden past 4 tuning centers. Doh!
Can you take pictures of this next time you stop for fuel? Would love to see it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:01 AM   #17660
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From what you said on the other thread about T mode, I will definitely get it done. TBH the bike is too fast for what I use it for at this time. At the moment my needs are saving tyres and low fuel consumption. Both are difficult to achieve when the bike had the aerodynamics of a barn door.
It used to be sleek. You turned it into a mobile barn.

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:21 AM   #17661
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It used to be sleek. You turned it into a mobile barn.
"Ya hurt me deep Shrek"

I gave up being sleek when I started raiding pie factories.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #17662
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we really should have started a traditional "Show us your Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 Mods" thread, since the dedicated forum isn't seeming to gain any traction. Hell I'll even let Pluric moderate the bitch.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:02 AM   #17663
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Can you take pictures of this next time you stop for fuel? Would love to see it.
Not at a fill up but you can see how it works. All it does is allow the air in the top of the tank to escape.

This is the whole thing. About 1/4" poly tube and inside is some wire that is pliable to allow a loop to be maintained in the wire. It is 2' long in total and the parts (?) were obtained from Lowes.



The wire is wound around the tube as it exits either end. This holds the wire in place and also serves to tell me I have hit the inside of the tank with the clunk noise it makes inside when inserted. The black tape acts as a guide and tells me that it remains in place.



This is what it looks like before insertion.



This is what it looks like when inserted. The black tape tells me it is still taught and the open tube end is still at the top inside of the tank.
The other end is long enough to wrap around something to hold it all in place while you fill up.

I tried inserting this with an almost full tank (to the normal level) and tried to blow the tube free of gas. I did not work for me but I am sure it is possible.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #17664
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we really should have started a traditional "Show us your Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 Mods" thread, since the dedicated forum isn't seeming to gain any traction. Hell I'll even let Pluric moderate the bitch.
Let's see, first I'd ban Williams42, then Rick West, then maybe......
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:48 AM   #17665
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"Ya hurt me deep Shrek"

I gave up being sleek when I started raiding pie factories.
I got a head start on you. Mine started just after birth.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #17666
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I got a head start on you. Mine started just after birth.
You were born? You sure you weren't hatched?

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:10 AM   #17667
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Let's see, first I'd ban Williams42, then Rick West, then maybe......
You go right ahead and ban that Williams42 guy. He is almost as bad as that West fellow.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #17668
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You were born? You sure you weren't hatched?

I don't like to brag but it was more like imaculate conception.
I'm just lying low this time.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:24 AM   #17669
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You go right ahead and ban that Williams42 guy. He is almost as bad as that West fellow.
Done. What? You're still here? Damn, Aww, this thing must be broken.
KTM make the banned stamps?
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #17670
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The tube is brilliant!
Thanks for documenting.

One ? Please.

So you have to straighten it to get the "j" through the fill hole. It just snaps back to a "j" on its own?
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