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Old 06-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #18706
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The calculations on that site is really interesting!

I can deduce that the Yamaha has actually a more relaxed knee angle than my other contender (which I can reviele is the Moto Guzzi Stelvio). During my short test ride I found the Guzzi perfect from an ergonomical standpoint. But if the numbers are accurate, I was either imagining things when riding the Yamaha, or the seat position makes all the differences in the world. And you just pointed out that the seat position is indeed critical. You have convinced me to have another go with the Yamaha properly set up for my body. My length is 181 cm (5.94 feet) by the way, but I have never measured my inseam. But according to my wife, I have long legs.

I have in addition a more sentimental reason to give the Yamaha a second chance. My current ride is the XTZ750 from 1995, the last year of production of the model (1996 and 1997 models were all manufactured in 1995). It is an 18 years old bike and dear friend that has never ever let me down. I am not the best maintainer in the world, but despite that the bike has always taken me home without a glitch. When travelling far from home, reliability is high on my list of priorities.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #18707
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What other reasons do you really need? Go for it!
Are you keeping the old one?


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Old 06-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #18708
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The calculations on that site is really interesting!

I can deduce that the Yamaha has actually a more relaxed knee angle than my other contender (which I can reviele is the Moto Guzzi Stelvio)......
You must be very sure before to buy the Stelvio... this is going to be a bike for the rest of you're life...

( nobody is going to buy it to you once is used... )
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #18709
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Lots of posts re Two Brothers Exhausts on the S10 on http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?action=forum
I seem to recall one of the posters had issues with the Carbon version blowing through the carbon , all of them seem to agree they are LOUD.
Have had the Two brothers basic model for about years now. no issues at all but for the fact that it is a bit noisy ,
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #18710
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What other reasons do you really need? Go for it!
Are you keeping the old one?
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I will sell the old bike to partially finance the new purchase. It's not worth a huge amount, but with all the equipment for touring it should be a reasonable attractive package.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:02 AM   #18711
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Adding Oil?

What is the trick to adding oil to this machine? I've done a few oil changes on this bike now and can not seem to come up with a fast, clean, efficient way to get the oil in. I have the Altrider engine guards which don't help...

I'm thinking I need to have a short spout that fits on the oil bottle. Haven't had to add oil to the bike in between changes (ala BMW), but if I did, it would be messy. Using long funnels and host of weird angles. Seems if the oil fill opening was a little closer to horizontal, live would be so much better.

What am I missing?

Who wants to buy a Super Tenere? CHEAP!

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #18712
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What is the trick to adding oil to this machine? I've done a few oil changes on this bike now and can not seem to come up with a fast, clean, efficient way to get the oil in.
I use a funnel with a flexible spout and loop a long piece of wire from the funnel to around my handlebar to hold it in place. Not exactly this funnel but close enough.

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:08 AM   #18713
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I will sell the old bike to partially finance the new purchase. It's not worth a huge amount, but with all the equipment for touring it should be a reasonable attractive package.
Man... I'd love to have an older Tenere. Too bad getting it here would cost an arm and a leg.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:35 AM   #18714
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What is the trick to adding oil to this machine? I've done a few oil changes on this bike now and can not seem to come up with a fast, clean, efficient way to get the oil in. I have the Altrider engine guards which don't help...

I'm thinking I need to have a short spout that fits on the oil bottle. Haven't had to add oil to the bike in between changes (ala BMW), but if I did, it would be messy. Using long funnels and host of weird angles. Seems if the oil fill opening was a little closer to horizontal, live would be so much better.

What am I missing?

Who wants to buy a Super Tenere? CHEAP!

Look into the oil fill and see if a 'tip of a funnel' is not in there. This happened to mine and it was during the third oil change when I found it a tip of a funnel in that area.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #18715
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Use a 45 or 90* copper 1/2" fitting with a funnel that you can cut the end off. Make the end so it is tight to the fitting. Find out the best position and wrap some black electrical tape on the fitting and funnel.
This works great for me and worked on Altrider bars and Givi.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:47 AM   #18716
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What is the trick to adding oil to this machine? I've done a few oil changes on this bike now and can not seem to come up with a fast, clean, efficient way to get the oil in. I have the Altrider engine guards which don't help...

I'm thinking I need to have a short spout that fits on the oil bottle. Haven't had to add oil to the bike in between changes (ala BMW), but if I did, it would be messy. Using long funnels and host of weird angles. Seems if the oil fill opening was a little closer to horizontal, live would be so much better.

What am I missing?

Who wants to buy a Super Tenere? CHEAP!

How about a piece of thin cardboard (food packaging type) about the size of a credit card, rolled to fit the filler hole. Then just tilt it up a bit and pour the oil onto it and let it drain into the sump.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:25 AM   #18717
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Heidenau tyre pressures.

Some of you may remember, last year, I contacted Heidenau about the 36psi max on the side of their rear tyres and they told me they were changing the mold to read 42psi. Well they did, but they changed it to 44psi instead.

I was running my seriously loaded bike at 42psi and getting differential wear. The side blocks were wearing faster than the rest. I had a similar problem with the front.

Since changing the rear, I am now using 36 up front and 45 in the rear and the wear is now even. The bike is set for touring as opposed to scratching but it works fine for me.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #18718
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Howdy, any idea if this is a Yamaha factory seat, on this bike?







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Old 06-28-2013, 05:53 PM   #18719
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Thinking about heading up to Watkins Glen for the US Vintage Grand Prix, Sep 6-9. Has anyone 1) been to this event 2) know if it is Moto-primitive camping friendly? I'll be riding from DC.

Thank you.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #18720
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Howdy, any idea if this is a Yamaha factory seat, on this bike?







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