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 Mezo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:51 pm

Just extend the wire by 100mm :dance:

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

Post by AlexDK » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:07 pm

Just returned from the garage, and im a happy man :star:

Lifting the frame with a couple of jacks and using a small screwdriver with a magnet helped me get that bloddy nut into place.. Wuhuu now it :beer: time

The wife has gone to bed, the s10 is one step closer to the end and now its time for a cold one :biggrin:

Thanks for the helping suggestions and let the build continue

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

Post by AlexDK » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:15 pm

Hi All,
just wanted to let you guys know that I started the old engine up this weekend.. The motor sounded perfect after the valveadjustment :confetti:

However I have a small question.. On the carburator there are 2 hose connection (red and green on my drawing).
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I have connected the fuel to the green connection, but what do I connect to the red connection (its kind of "behind" the green connection)?

Best regards
Alex

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

Post by Mezo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:31 pm

Looks like an overflow/drain to me? the red one.

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

Post by ActionManMelb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:01 am

Mezo wrote:Looks like an overflow/drain to me? the red one.

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Confirmed from XTZ750 manual. Topmost (green) is fuel delivery, underneath (red) is a vent/overflow. Just direct the pipe towards the ground.
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Re: Making a 1989 Super Ténéré ready for a Morocco trip.

Post by AlexDK » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:12 am

Hi All,
Just wanted to let you guys know that I drove the first 30 kilometers the other day :confetti:

It was without fairing so it was kind of windy, but what a fantastic fealing to have the old girl back on the road.

However I had a strange problem.. I couldnt get the bike over 120 km/hour :sherlock: ??

I have done the following changes over the winter:
- Valve adjustment
- Installed a "swiss kit" in the carburator (I think this is the cause of the problem, but I dont have any experience with swiss kits)
- New airfilters installed


Sympthons:
-The bike is "popping" a little in the exhaust.

When I got back from my testrun I noticed the following:
- The chain was to loose, so I tightened the chain after the testrun..


The bike starts and sounds super sweet, but for some reason it cant go above 120 km/hour (it even strugles to maintain speed uphill :banghead: )

Best regards
Alex

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

Post by steveloomis » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:16 pm

You will have to enlighten some of us as to what is a "swiss kit". Was your popping on deceleration only or with power on? Did it pop pop pop during a shift? I've had the popping during certain up shifts but this was after an exhaust removal and reinstall. I think the seal between the head pipe and the muffler had a small air leak that sealed over in time.

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

Post by AlexDK » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:32 pm

steveloomis wrote:You will have to enlighten some of us as to what is a "swiss kit". Was your popping on deceleration only or with power on? Did it pop pop pop during a shift? I've had the popping during certain up shifts but this was after an exhaust removal and reinstall. I think the seal between the head pipe and the muffler had a small air leak that sealed over in time.

Steve

Hi Steve,
A "Swiss kit" is the following: http://kedo.de/products/33072.html It is a different needle and jet, that should allow an old xtz750 to do 20 km/pr. liter..

My thought is, that that the main jet in the "swiss kit" is to small, so that when i'm opening up on the throttle the smaller main jet from the "Swiss kit" wont allow enougt juice to get into the cylinder (thats just a thought).

My xtz750 have problems raising above 5000 rpm, so in my ears this sound like the working area of the main jet.

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

Post by AlexDK » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:55 am

Hi all,
last night I looked at the carburator.

- The needle is called "5C20" and the small clip is in the 3. grove from above
- My main jet is called " 70".... according to the manual it should be called "140" (see picture below)
- The diaphrams are both looking great
- I have installed 2 new "Ididium" sparkplugs

- I'm running 2 new paper airfilters in the airbox

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A person suggested that I should check and adjust the hight of the float in the carburator, so I'm doing that tonight.

But do you guys have any other suggestions to eliminate the problem?

Best regards
Alex

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

Post by xtzrick » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:19 pm

Hi Alex

I think you need to get in touch with Kedo & check they sent the right parts & is it suitable for where you intend to ride (height above sea level)).
Going from a "142.5" to "70" main jet :kboom:
Unless the jet is calibrated differently :scratch:

The easy way to check if the new jets are causing the problem is refit your original mains & see what happens.

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