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Old 10-10-2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Just Dan's go at a major resto on a early model Tenere'

I was just saying to Andy Gadget that I needed a new project. Now I have finished the R100RS.

Andy said have I got the project for you, in the back of his garage. The last couple of owners gave up on the amount of work that needs to be done to the Tenere going again. It was altogether and just running bit a big knock from the clutch basket. The bike had been passed on from backpacker to backpacker before it sold on again. The speedo shows at least 117,000km (75,000 miles)

Absolutely every thing needs to rebuilt, remade or re welded. This will not be a fast restoration job. Since the bike is pieces, it is hard to tell what is missing. The wiring loom is quite trashed and will need replacing. The first step is to get the frame into shape and paint it then onto making it a rolling chassis. Arrrh where to begin

First, I need a workshop manual for the Tenere'

Any links or info getting parts and encouragement will much appreciated. Now on with the photos for viewing pleasure.

Sad, when a Tenere fits inside a small hatchback


A few boxes of bits


The wheels are round, but the spokes are very rusty


The wiring loom is shagged


Classic dented 34L tank


Frame has been broken and bush welded
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:17 AM   #2
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Somebody been reading Jeff and Mezo's threads for inspiration?
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:10 AM   #3
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That wiring loom doesn't look any worse than the one that was on my bike. I think they came out of the factory looking like that!

Good luck with it mate - Mez and I have the Clymer manual which looks like it will be your bible so keep a heads up for one of those. I've got a scan of a service manual of sorts but it's in German so probably not much use to you (or me!)
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:23 PM   #4
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Parts of the wiring loom look like a rat being chewing at it. I am sure I can rewire the wrecked bits. Since I know nothing about these singles. I am going to lash out and get a Clymer.

As far as I know this bike has not been started in nearly 10 years
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:42 PM   #5
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Having bit of play in the garage today at trying to find the best way to remove the paint from the frame. Looks like I will doing some welding repairs. Does the frame need extra gusseting? To make it stronger as this bike will be used for outback travel.

The steering head bearings are stuffed. Oh the joy of removing cups. Guess, I will weld them too


After cleaning up the frame. Just got to choose which spray gun to use to paint the frame.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:23 PM   #6
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I have the XT600 manual you can "borrow" if you like but its not XT600 Tenere specific

Its only the Tank on those old ones(what years is it) that differed

Edit ah i see in the sig line!
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the offer of a borrow from the North. I went shopping on Amazon and bought a Clymer while the $A is good. Not to Bad $42Aus delivered
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for the offer of a borrow from the North. I went shopping on Amazon and bought a Clymer while the $A is good. Not to Bad $42Aus delivered
Make use of that $ before they re-adjust it

I had the 83,84 and 86 Tenere's the early one's had a different(better IMHO) cam spec but not as much power Have fun with it.........i'm watching
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:12 AM   #9
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Yeah, the Clymer is just for the standard XT600 too (and TT600) but like you say, there's just the tank that's different.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #10
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And the oil cooler, above the sprocket, it was a Tenere addition as well
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:40 PM   #11
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And the oil cooler, above the sprocket, it was a Tenere addition as well
None of mine had oil coolers....your not thinking of the dry sump reservoir that all XT600's had
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:35 PM   #12
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None of mine had oil coolers....your not thinking of the dry sump reservoir that all XT600's had
Look under the back of the tank, the tenere that Dan now has, has a cooler in the same position as this photo, with a plastic cover that directs air into it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #13
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i'll see if i can find some old picture's of mine....have to scan them

Edit to be honest i cant remember if mine did or not
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:56 PM   #14
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I was just saying to Andy Gadget that I needed a new project. Now I have finished the R100RS.

Andy said have I got the project for you, in the back of his garage. The last couple of owners gave up on the amount of work that needs to be done to the Tenere going again. It was altogether and just running bit a big knock from the clutch basket. The bike had been passed on from backpacker to backpacker before it sold on again. The speedo shows at least 117,000km (75,000 miles)

Absolutely every thing needs to rebuilt, remade or re welded. This will not be a fast restoration job. Since the bike is pieces, it is hard to tell what is missing. The wiring loom is quite trashed and will need replacing. The first step is to get the frame into shape and paint it then onto making it a rolling chassis. Arrrh where to begin

First, I need a workshop manual for the Tenere'

Any links or info getting parts and encouragement will much appreciated. Now on with the photos for viewing pleasure.

Sad, when a Tenere fits inside a small hatchback


A few boxes of bits


The wheels are round, but the spokes are very rusty


The wiring loom is shagged


Classic dented 34L tank


Frame has been broken and bush welded
Wow! Wish we could a get a bike like this one!!
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #15
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Too see how bad the tank is. I started to chisel to the filler away from the dents to see just how rusty the tank is. The tank has had a hard life with a welding repair underneath near the back bone.

The good news is. The tank holds petrol without leaking and the rust varies from minor to very rusty, but repairable.

Any suggestions about pulling dents or just fill over them again. I reckon I would lose about 1 litre of fuel with dents in the tank as is.

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