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Old 12-04-2012, 02:37 AM   #14611
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My Super Tenere seat is a real pain in the bum after a while. I had an air hawk on my last bike.... but it is too long for the S10.

Anybody else have comfort issues with the seat.... and how did you overcome them?
Not too happy with the seat either, especially super slabbing when there's nothing to keep my mind off of it. Tried a sheepskin cover, slight improvement but not enough. Might try Sargent when I have the bucks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:07 AM   #14612
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Thank Pluric. Here in Cyprus you must have pass any kind of English exams (GSE or TOEFEL) to say that i can speak English. The English that i know i have learn them mostly from TV and PC gaming.

Now for the oil filter relocation kit i think it a good mod because you can save time from removing the bash plate to have access to the oil filter. Does it need to be positioned again in horizontal or it doesn't matter if you install it in vertical position???
Today I was looking to move the oil filter... it's not easy, heavier, more lines... more possible troubles… I'm not sure about it.
A much easier option could be replace the OEM filter for a shorter one. Just 10 mm could make a big difference.
Do you know if this is possible?, does the engine can be damaged?
Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:38 AM   #14613
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My Super Tenere seat is a real pain in the bum after a while. I had an air hawk on my last bike.... but it is too long for the S10.

Anybody else have comfort issues with the seat.... and how did you overcome them?

I have found the Tenere stock seat to be more comfortable than the stock seat on any of the bikes I've owned so far. After about 60K miles, I switched to a Sargent. The Sargent is firmer, dished, and somewhat wider. I put 900 miles on the Sargent between Friday and Saturday, stopping only for gas. With the stock seat in the same riding temperatures, I would have been squirming after the 3rd fill-up. I felt totally fine with the Sargent. I'm planning on doing a little bit more long distance testing over a wider temperature range in the next few weeks and will post results afterwards.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:57 AM   #14614
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Not too happy with the seat either, especially super slabbing when there's nothing to keep my mind off of it. Tried a sheepskin cover, slight improvement but not enough. Might try Sargent when I have the bucks.

Thought about beads?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:00 AM   #14615
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I plan on adding a heating element or buying a heated seat at some point so probably won't try beads.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #14616
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My Super Tenere seat is a real pain in the bum after a while. I had an air hawk on my last bike.... but it is too long for the S10.

Anybody else have comfort issues with the seat.... and how did you overcome them?
You could try Seat Concepts.

http://www.seatconcepts.com/products...59&id=15531733
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #14617
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My Super Tenere seat is a real pain in the bum after a while. I had an air hawk on my last bike.... but it is too long for the S10.

Anybody else have comfort issues with the seat.... and how did you overcome them?
Before spend a lot of money in a new seat you could try to modify the OEM.
I asked an artisan to do it.
He rounded the sides and lowered it in the middle, so the front it’s higher than before to avoid slip forward. Now my weight is distribute in the whole surface and is much comfortable.
He put a non slippery material on top that also helps. I love it!

Price: 70€

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #14618
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Not too happy with the seat either, especially super slabbing when there's nothing to keep my mind off of it. Tried a sheepskin cover, slight improvement but not enough. Might try Sargent when I have the bucks.
All of the aftermarket seat makers have offerings, and then there is the one that sells the cover and differently shaped foam. Google this:

site:yamahasupertenere.com seats
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #14619
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Today I was looking to move the oil filter... it's not easy, heavier, more lines... more possible troubles… I'm not sure about it.
A much easier option could be replace the OEM filter for a shorter one. Just 10 mm could make a big difference.
Do you know if this is possible?, does the engine can be damaged?
Thanks!
As I wrote in your other post, you can get away with a slightly shorter filter IF you keep the oil clean. If you go too short with the filter &/or are not really good about the cleanliness of the oil, you can reduce the flow of oil enough to cause damage.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #14620
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As I wrote in your other post, you can get away with a slightly shorter filter IF you keep the oil clean. If you go too short with the filter &/or are not really good about the cleanliness of the oil, you can reduce the flow of oil enough to cause damage.
I was looking this in the dealer. What I don’t understand is why other bikes can run with a shorter filter without damage.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #14621
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As I wrote in your other post, you can get away with a slightly shorter filter IF you keep the oil clean. If you go too short with the filter &/or are not really good about the cleanliness of the oil, you can reduce the flow of oil enough to cause damage.
http://www.frantzoil.com/home.html

My dad sold these Frantz oil filters in the 70's. It's a roll of toilet paper for the filter.
The local BMW dealer sold them as well. He had one mounted on his old boxer. If oil
can be shoved through one of these I think Jaumev will be fine with 10mm less length
in a filter case. The Frantz ran into hard times when space became so limited to mount
them anywhere in modern cars. Also as my dad would say "Dem dirty sons' a bitches
made the center hole bigger to save paper". He was quite a charactor.

Actually was an amazing filter system that you could diagnose engine issues with what was
on top of the filter when you changed it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #14622
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I was looking this in the dealer. What I don’t understand is why other bikes can run with a shorter filter without damage.
Similar size displacement bikes can have a fair difference in filter sizes.
Some small bores have almost as much filter area as a large bore.



Some like it a little larger....



I've been on extended rides where I could not get a new filter. Just changed the oil
and rode on. In theory if there where any particles they should still stay on the
filter side of things. I can't even imagine what it would take to plug a filter between
changes. If your bike could do that you have bigger problems than a 10mm shorter
filter.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #14623
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Similar size displacement bikes can have a fair difference in filter sizes.
Some small bores have almost as much filter area as a large bore.



Some like it a little larger....



I've been on extended rides where I could not get a new filter. Just changed the oil
and rode on. In theory if there where any particles they should still stay on the
filter side of things. I can't even imagine what it would take to plug a filter between
changes. If your bike could do that you have bigger problems than a 10mm shorter
filter.
That's what i think....

But I like the toilet paper thing... it could be very useful if I if I have stomach problems
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #14624
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That's what i think....

But I like the toilet paper thing... it could be very useful if I if I have stomach problems
As a kid he hung a used oil soaked roll in the bathroom as 'Filter Humor'.

Ain't no one funnier than a guy who sells toilet paper oil filters.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #14625
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That's what i think....

But I like the toilet paper thing... it could be very useful if I if I have stomach problems


Seems to me that the guys who own (and like) black ones would need more toilet paper... Lots more clean up to do, larger exhaust ports, more use there, and so on...

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