Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

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Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by bigiain » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:55 pm

Hi Alex
Enjoyed reading about your travels. I live 10 mins from Glasgow airport,give me a shout if I can help you pick up your bikes when you arrive in Scotland . I have a workshop full of tools and beer,and a big fuckoff van .
If you need any help route planning I'll tell you the best roads,and the best places to fall off :lol:
Cheers Iain

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Suzuki SV100S - Dont know why
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Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by AlexDK » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:52 pm

bigiain wrote:Hi Alex
Enjoyed reading about your travels. I live 10 mins from Glasgow airport,give me a shout if I can help you pick up your bikes when you arrive in Scotland . I have a workshop full of tools and beer,and a big fuckoff van .
If you need any help route planning I'll tell you the best roads,and the best places to fall off :lol:
Cheers Iain
That's nothing less than perfect.. thanks Iain

Local knowledge and planning is one of the most valuable information when traveling.. however the best place for a beer also sounds perfect :guinness:

Thanks again

/Alex

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Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by BRAVO » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:17 pm

AlexDK wrote:
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:23 am
The other night I fitted the wiring and all went together without loose ends, so thats really nice. :star:

But the wire going to the starter motor is absolutely hidden behind the frame and engine mounts

I have already slid the wire onto the connector on the starter, but its impossible to get the small nut thats secures the wire into position.

Its this nut, securing the wire, that I cant get to:
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I have therefore removed the two bolts that holds the starter to the engine, but I cant remove the starter...
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I know for sure the starter is disconnected from the engine, but the frame and engine mounts doesnt allow me to remove the starter... arghh.. that just a stupid design Yamaha (unless I'm missing something).

So do I really need to take the swing arm and engine out of the frame to remove the starter ? or am I missing something trivial ?

The thought of removing the swing arm and engine from the frame is NOT something I was hoping for :pleasesir: :headslap:
Hi folks,

I don't know if the original poster is still around, but i'm having the same issue with the removal of the starter engine.

In my case, my bike ( 1990 XTZ 750 ) isn't starting due to a misplacement of the starter motor cable, which was close to the chain and got partially cut by it.

I need to replace the cable too, but this implies removing the starter motor....some folks mentioned on FB groups that it is possible, othere don't manage it either, others never faced this issue...

Any help or images that might me get this done would be much appreciated. :-)

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What Bike or Bikes Do You Own?: Yamaha XTZ750 (year 1990)
Suzuki DRZ400S
Previously Owned Bikes: XT600 (kickstart)- year 1993
XT 600 Z year 1986 - Fantastic old school machine
Suzuki DL-650 - Did the job, but had no soul
Suzuki SV100S - Dont know why
2 x Honda NTV (lovely bikes, but didnt like dirtroads and forest trails)
Honda CBR600F (first bike)
Location: Hadsund, Denmark

Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by AlexDK » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 am

Hi Bravo,
I'm sorry to say it, but I don't have any pictures showing the startermotor or wiring. However if your chain have cut one of the wires for the starter, can't you simply change the wire or repair it ?

BR
Alex

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Suzuki DRZ400S
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XT 600 Z year 1986 - Fantastic old school machine
Suzuki DL-650 - Did the job, but had no soul
Suzuki SV100S - Dont know why
2 x Honda NTV (lovely bikes, but didnt like dirtroads and forest trails)
Honda CBR600F (first bike)
Location: Hadsund, Denmark

Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by AlexDK » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:09 am

The story continues :wave:

I can see it's been a few years since I have posted anything regardging my S10, so here are the current status:

A few month back the old girl clocked 86.000 trouble FREE kilometers on the way home from Poland. However the original exhaust had been welded a few times and was again showing sign of holes, so with a few dollars saved, I bought a new stainless "Arrow Dakar replica exhaust" and some Hyperpro progressive springs for the front end.

The bike is still my go-to bike and I love her to bits.

This winter it's time for another valve adjustment as I have driven 35.000 km since last time.

That was the short list, so here are a few pictures from this years trip to Germany and Poland:

The border crossing between Germany and Poland:
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A wet and rainy day in "Bad Grund" in the Harz:
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And lastly a picture of a happy man enjoying a huge pizza in Poland:
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BR
Alex
Ps. next year the trip will go to Norway and Sweden to try out the TET.

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What Bike or Bikes Do You Own?: -Yamaha SR500 '79
-Suzuki GSX1100E(T) '80
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Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by Bowler » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 am

Looks like a nice trip Alex!

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