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Old 04-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #4441
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Laugh Sand, sand, sand... The bane of Pluric's manhood...

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ok, ok, just editing some sand videos for you....

Now that's hittin' Pluric right below the belt in his mangina!


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Old 04-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #4442
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ok, ok, just editing some sand videos for you....
Keep up the good work jaumev.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #4443
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You're right... He sure doesn't look 50!

But then again, just to look at him you'd never guess that Pluric mounts camels...



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Old 04-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #4444
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Hate to love em and leave em, but at least they have the happy memory. (Sigh)




Better not let your wife see that pic, Pluric. You don't wanna' be living out in the sand of the desert...

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #4445
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Cool White Super Tenere...

I noticed your spring is painted red:




mine is yellow:




I wonder what the differences are.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #4446
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I wonder what the differences are.
Turns out to be the colour.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #4447
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Turns out to be the colour.
Racist.

Actually I thought the Euro trash has always had a different color/colour shock spring.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #4448
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Racist.

Actually I thought the Euro trash has always had a different color/colour shock spring.
Pah. Euro trash my ass.

Wait till I get to Salt Lake, Then we'll see whose bike kicks ass.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #4449
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Pah. Euro trash my ass.

Wait till I get to Salt Lake, Then we'll see whose bike kicks ass.
Ewwwww I'm so scared. With all that shit on your bike it can't get out of it's own way.

Now that that's settled, get your Karen loving butt over here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #4450
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Windshield brace

Well, on my dirt road experience last weekend, I noticed how much the windshield flops around on the rough roads.

I thought that when I was installing the side wind shields (whatever they are called) I would add a small brace to see if it puts a bit of rigidity in the whole dash assembly. With my big honkin' Montana flopping around up there on the Madstad bracket.

Here is what I came up with. $3 worth of 1/8"x1/2"x36" cut down to two 8" braces:







Going camping off of the bike this weekend; report to follow!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #4451
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I have the exact same GPS setup. Let me know how it works out for you.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #4452
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Turns out to be the colour.

That's interesting. Most of the time color denotes rates, right? Odd that they would bother to paint differently. Two different suppliers?
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #4453
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Well, sort of...

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That's interesting. Most of the time color denotes rates, right? Odd that they would bother to paint differently. Two different suppliers?

I don't think that's the case in this instance... Take the 2012 USA S-10's for instance - the blue ones had yellow springs and the black ones had red springs. Strictly a styling lick, just like the Euro/Asian/South African/Australian ones had silver side panels and the USA ones had black, and how blue ones in other markets got a black stripe on the fairing and the USA bikes didn't.

In this case most likely the distributor (much like Yamaha USA is the distributor here) in those markets specifies what color spring they want, much like they do colors, stripes, etc.

That said, your statement "Most of the time color denotes rates" is both true and not so true...

Many spring manufacturers used to use a small swipe of some color paint to denote a specific rate, but I haven't seen that done by motorcycle suppliers in quite some time. These days some sort of stamped/screened coded (or sometimes even uncoded) number will denote things like the part number, length, diameter, and rate. And most aftermarket spring suppliers have their own signature color... Hyperco is usually dark blue, Eibach a dark red, Ohlins yellow, Hyperpro purple, etc., etc.

Just FYI...

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:30 PM   #4454
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That's interesting. Most of the time color denotes rates, right? Odd that they would bother to paint differently. Two different suppliers?
The bike was styled in Italy. So the red spring matched the red Super Tenere sticker and the yellow spring matched the yellow Super Tenere sticker. That's how it was in the beginning. Balanced out the colour splashes darls.

I thought the same as you. I thought there must have been a "German" reason for it. Turns out it was all "Italian" reasoning.
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Five day Arizona ride

Along the Salt River Canyon road to the take out area for the rafters.

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