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Old 12-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #14626
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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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Old 12-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #14627
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I plugged my compressor and it immediately blew the fuse. It has a 3A fuse, what a shame!!!
I have a couple of questions for you:

Can I change the 3A fuse for a 10A fuse without harming the system??
Can i just connect the air compressor directly to the battery with two alligator clips?? Will this cause any problem to the battery or the system in general??

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I added a Battery Tender SAE plug to the battery exiting on the R side frame. Can be used for a pump/heated gear or for the Battery Tender.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #14628
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Overall there is not much to complain about on this bike. The one thing I do not like though is riding at night....when banked over the headlights do not light up to the sides very much at all, which makes for some pretty hairy moments on my commute home which includes a lot of twisty roads with elevation change. Is there a way to adjust them outwards a little bit so they will cover a wider swath?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #14629
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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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Old 12-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #14630
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Overall there is not much to complain about on this bike. The one thing I do not like though is riding at night....when banked over the headlights do not light up to the sides very much at all, which makes for some pretty hairy moments on my commute home which includes a lot of twisty roads with elevation change. Is there a way to adjust them outwards a little bit so they will cover a wider swath?
I'm really happy with this set up. Brighter and wider. Fits the bike perfect. Post #2758 on

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...92384&page=184
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #14631
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I'm really happy with this set up. Brighter and wider. Fits the bike perfect. Post #2758 on

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...92384&page=184
Thanks - I'll check it out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #14632
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You do realize no one in the history of man will have had to eat more crow than
you if you ever buy a black bike, right?

Even a Texas sized closet will not be able to contain you.


Spoken by the man who started the "Broke Black Tenere" pile-on...

But you're exactly right, Pluric! That said, the chances of me owning a black motorcycle are fairly remote. In over 40 years of ridin' the damn things (owning dozens and dozens, maybe over 100+ bikes personally in that time) I think I've only owned two that were black... And that's only because that was the only color I could get 'em in!

I'm just not a *black* kind'a guy. Hell, I've only had two black cars in all that time. One of those was a demo that was assigned to me, and the other - again - was one I could only get in black at the time (Jeep SRT-8) due to limited availability.

But if it happens I guess I'll just have to say the color is really ebony, or charcoal... something like that, eh?



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Old 12-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #14633
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...Is there a way to adjust them outwards a little bit so they will cover a wider swath?

Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #14634
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Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #14635
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Overall there is not much to complain about on this bike. The one thing I do not like though is riding at night....when banked over the headlights do not light up to the sides very much at all, which makes for some pretty hairy moments on my commute home which includes a lot of twisty roads with elevation change. Is there a way to adjust them outwards a little bit so they will cover a wider swath?
I' read it somewhere, but never tried it. If you have fog light, try to cross them, left to the right side (X) and vice versa.

Maybe we could adjust our headlight that way too.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #14636
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Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #14637
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Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #14638
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I tried to bring the headlights in a little. I don't know it just made the bike look stupid.



Damn, Pluric...

If I didn't know any better I'd swear that was R3B's/Rema's/ErsTT's bike in that picture! Sure looks stupid enough to be his, what with the hanging flap and all!

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #14639
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Just fitted a Staintune to my S10. Haven't had a chance to ride it yet. It doesn't sound a whole lot louder ... well simply by giving the throttle a tweak.

Anybody else fitted one and have any experiences or comments re this pipe?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:21 AM   #14640
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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!
The good news is that Yamaha actually make a slightly shorter one for other bikes that fits exactly. For my fist service, which I did myself, I asked the dealer for a normal one and he did not have one in stock. He gave me the slightly shorter one and said it would be fine.

I used it for the 10,000km between services and it was fine. It is also about 10mm shorter as you need. If you are worried about the flow then you could make the oil/filter changes earlier.
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