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Tenere to the Fore

30 Apr

With the Pan awaiting a replacement rear shock the frugal Tenere is once again in pole position when the sun shines as it did this morning.

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If the big single has a fault it’s vibration at low revs which brings a good ol’ rattle from the headlight area.

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I’ve suspected for some time that the irritating noise has been coming from the screen mounts although the retaining screws thread into rubber inserts.

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A good thing about having more space to work in over in the chicken shed is that I have found some extremely useful tools that first graced my toolkit about fifty years ago.

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Finding my set of hole punches and piece of soft foam rubber material – both on the same day – let me knock out some soft inserts which I fitted onto the fixing bolts between the screen and headlamp cowl.

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The proof was in the pudding. Or should I say – in today’s ride which took me and the Ten quietly through the hills and forests with just a muffled thump from the motor —

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and no more annoying rattles from the plastics to disturb the beautiful countryside as it begins to come to life after what feels like a long winter.

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A result 🙂

 
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