Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

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Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by GeoffD » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:40 pm

Ok then, here goes....

Some of you will remember this....

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I originally bought this bike for the front end so I could have twin discs on Tenere 2, it was a steal at £50 for the whole bike, however it is a bit of a shitheap.... the engine is seized... and the plugs have been out for years while it stood in all sorts of shit weather

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I've removed all the handlebar switches, the top yoke, calipers, front discs, wheel spindle & spacers & a few other bits & pieces & fitted em to Tenere 2

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Wheel spindle.. :biggrin:

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Also the swinging arm is fucked...

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I never intended to do this bike, however inspired by all the people who've told me it would be impossible to rebuild it & Just Dans superb resto on what was basically scrap metal.... I'm gonna have a go... :evil:

I know absolutely nothing about Super Tenere's, never owned one or worked on one... so be prepared for lots of daft questions... :scratch:

Got to finish Tenere 2 & the 4MY first, but I'll be stripping this one & having a few bits powder coated between jobs on the others....

And anyway, its only cost me 50 quid so far.... :rock:
The future is not what it used to be....

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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by 55W1985 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:11 pm

This is the best way of going with no regrets on a rebuild,going to transform it into a Rally type?
You have allmost nothing to loose!(if it goes wrong)
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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by Dirtybrit » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:52 pm

:popcorn2:

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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by Mezo » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:36 pm

Oh goodie. :popcorn2:

White frame im guessing. :lol:

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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by GeoffD » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:44 am

MEZO wrote:
White frame im guessing. :lol:
:evil:
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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by Mezo » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:57 am

GeoffD wrote:
MEZO wrote:
White frame im guessing. :lol:
:evil:
Your lucky im a white frame fan Geoff, its clean and everything else has to be spot on when your frames white. :evil:

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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by vander » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:23 pm

+1 with the white frame and +1 with the rallying it opinion :drool:
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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by GeoffD » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:06 pm

The frame will be white, the rest I'll make up as I go along.... its gonna be a while.... spent about 3 hours stripping it this morning, didn't get very far, just about every bolt, nut & screw is seized on this bike, lots of bolts broken off in the frame... I've got to re-drill & tap lots of bolt holes before I can even get it powder coated...
I'm hoping to take all the stuff off this bike & Tenere 3 to the coaters in one go, the more stuff I take the cheaper it is.... :rtfi:

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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by Mezo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:36 am

This will make a perfect example of a "Before and after" :huh:

Is that salt on there Geoff or just road dirt?

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Re: Geoff's Super Tenere rebuild...

Post by ActionManMelb » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:23 am

Errrr....Geoff, I suggest you contact JustDan for some counseling before you embark on this project.
We don't two of our members carted off to the funny farm.

I have been watching S10's on UK ebay and what look to be fairly presentable units have been going for 500-800 or thereabouts.
I would grab the best cheapie I could and use what you have as a donor. Then flog the remainder at project end.
A lot cheaper in the long run.

Prediction....This project will be harder than pushing shit uphill with a pointy stick.
Which reminds me of another old saying....You can't polish a turd!!
"Don't worry," he said, "things could be worse ........."
So I stopped worrying and lo and behold, things did get worse!

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