Category: Maintenance and Mods

Puncture repair kit

New Slime compact puncture repair tool

I just discovered this tire repair tool to add to my kit. One of the issues I always seem to have with tire plugging kits is that the tools used to ream the hole and insert the rope are big, awkwardly shaped and have sharp points that need to be protected against. Plus there’s two […]

Protecting your fork seals

Protecting your fork seals

If you’d been following Nick Sanders on his Pan-Am record ride (ask him about it here) you may have heard that one of the few problems he had with his Super Tenere was leaky fork seals. Luckily he was due for a service in Salt Lake City so seals were replaced there and didn’t cost […]

Broken Super Tenere footpeg

SW-Motech footpegs review

When I saw the first pictures and detail on the new Super Tenere, one of the things that impressed me was the footpeg design. It has serrations around the outside edge, with a slightly higher rubber insert in the middle. The theory is that the rubber piece is comfortable on the road (and easy on […]

Fitting a Stebel air horn

I have a Stebel Nautilus air horn and Eastern Beaver horn relay. The Stebel is quite large, and after spending some time going over the bike looking for a good mounting location, I had to conclude there isn’t one. However the Stebel, being an air horn, is made up of two parts – the compressor […]

Touratech Skid Plate Now Available

Touratech are a little late to the party with this one, but better late than never. Their offering has a few features the others don’t, and the price seems quite reasonable (for Touratech). SW-Motech remains the cheapest of the crop at $229, but it seems to be the mounting system and coverage it lacking a […]

fitting H&B skidplate

I just fitted my H&B skidplate, it only took a minute…

Picked up my Hepco & Becker parts today

I ordered a couple of things from Capital Cycles, and rode over to collect them this morning. My bike is here next Tuesday! It was time to make a decision on this stuff. After much research, I decided on Hepco & Becker skidplate and crash bars.  I’ll have a full write-up and fitting pictures next […]

Jesse bags for the Super Tenere

Jesse bags for the Super Tenere

I’m at the BMWMOA National Rally in Bloomsburg, PA. I was talking to Rick from xplorermoto.com, who told me he’d sold 100 sets of Jesse luggage for the S10. Great! But what’s really interesting is what that might indicate for total Super Tenere sales. Popular guestimates for the US is around 1000 units. This would […]

More Hepco & Becker stuff coming

I had a note from Adventure Motostuff today – they have some more H&B stock coming next week. Parts are on the site now. 420-4531-09 Hepco & Becker Easy Up Lever Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-10 Hepco & Becker Secure Oil Cap Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-11 Hepco & Becker Handle Bar Riser Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-12 Hepco & Becker […]

New Product – Carbon Fiber Muffler Shields

Adventure Riders’ Warehouse in Austin, Texas recently launched a new website, and their first product for the Super Tenere is this CF muffler cover from Wings, based in Germany. Covers are are in stock in Austin, TX. Nice looking shields…

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