Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by Mezo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:30 pm

charliext1vj wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:18 pm
The front of the headstock will have the mounting bracket to hold the the fairing. The 1VJ doesn't have this as standard so it would be interesting to see if it looks like after market welding or factory style welding? good to see some more photo's Charlie
Like this,,,,and you can see the frame number on the headstock as well (if you look close) :sherlock:

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by Vlro » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:12 am

impressive blog !

Will check the mounting bracket later.
Still not sure if I should keep it or give it back and look for proper 3AJ ?

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by Vlro » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 am

Best picture I can find for the moment

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by charliext1vj » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:28 am

Wow - it looks very genuine - the only thing I can think of is that Yamaha may have used the last of the 1VJ frames when starting the 3AJ production line. Either way an interesting bike and rare. Enjoy..Charlie

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by Mezo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 pm

Check to see which airbox the bike has fitted, the 1VJ intakes were at the front of the box (above the cylinder head) which caused the engine to run hotter as it was sucking in hot air. On the 3AJ the intake for the box was at the rear (between your legs) so remove the seat & see if the intake snorkel is there.

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by GeoffD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:04 am

It's definitely a later 3AJ.... no way it can have a 1VJ frame... there's tons of differences....

I say it's a ringer.

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by GeoffD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:23 am

Actually having studied your photo of the headstock and compared it to my 1VJ and 3AJ frames I have here i would say it's DEFINITELY a ringer... the frame number has been altered (badly)
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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by GeoffD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:05 am

Genuine Yamaha frame number

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Dodgy one...


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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by Vlro » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:51 pm

Thank you all for your input.

Yesterday after all I've returned the bike to the seller.

So now I'm looking for decent 3AJ , if you know any one selling let me know.....

Rob

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Re: Tenere 3AJ with 1VJ Frame ?

Post by GeoffD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:30 pm

I've got several for sale :cool:
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