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Old 11-12-2013, 03:18 AM   #20506
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Dirty Route

Graham,

I just sent you a PM of the route, hope the links work ok.
Please do not do Bago State Forest alone. It is very remote and we came across some suspect characters....or was that just my mirrors?
Think along the lines Ivan Milat with a banjo.....
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:20 AM   #20507
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My biggest worry is when I read about vibes. I have problems with my right hand and bar vibration could be a killer.

I personally have no more issues with my Tenere than I do any other bike I ever had. I also have issues with my hands as I have worked with them my whole life and they are definitely showing signs of wear. I agree with Mark that using a throttle lock or rocker can help a lot with grip..which for me seems to be the bigger problem.

Vibrations are like buffeting, seats, bars, peg relations..it really depends on the individual and there sensitivity levels. We all have different things that bother us at different levels..

I say buy the bike, see what you think, make a few minor adjustments if needed. If that doesn't work then sell the bike and move on, there are lots of great bikes out there.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:42 AM   #20508
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I say buy the bike, see what you think, make a few minor adjustments if needed. If that doesn't work then sell the bike and move on, there are lots of great bikes out there.

That is the plan, going to hang on to the FJR until I am sure about the S10.

My only two complaints with the FJR are its luggage capacity for two up trips and it's difficulty keeping speed on gravel/dirt roads.

Oh and a 3rd complaint, being near perfect it leaves me with nothing to work on and "fix"
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:55 AM   #20509
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do you even ride?
shut it bucko!!!

I believe if needed I could ride today.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #20510
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What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions. I would like to be able to put a laptop in it and maybe a change of cloths for commuting to work.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:19 AM   #20511
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What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions.

Moved this over to the Tenere when I traded in the KLR............

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #20512
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #20513
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What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions. I would like to be able to put a laptop in it and maybe a change of cloths for commuting to work.
I've been pretty happy with the OEM top case. Can fit a XD-3, but little else when it's in there. I'm single and it can handle most of my grocery store visits..

Could it be bigger? Sure. But it suits my needs 90% of the time and I like that it's keyed to the ignition. YMMV

I've never owned a Pelican, but I think it is probably more robust than the factory top box. I think if you took a particularly bad spill off road with the factory box, it might not hold up as well.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #20514
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Mine works great for me.

Although-

I want to switch to the altrider or another rear rack and it doesn't look like there is any adapters for the OEM topcase...bummer.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #20515
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What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions. I would like to be able to put a laptop in it and maybe a change of cloths for commuting to work.
I've been using this Givi E45 for about 18 years now. Extremely tough, watertight and replacement parts are readily available.

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #20516
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What are the rpms at for 80-100-120 kms.
Roughly 2800-3400-4200.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:23 PM   #20517
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Roughly 2800-3400-4200.

Thanks... I really need to get one of these on a test ride.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #20518
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Thanks... I really need to get one of these on a test ride.
When you do, keep in mind that a reflash will turn the motor into an absolute torque monster...
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #20519
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how is gas mileage affected by the reflash??
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #20520
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how is gas mileage affected by the reflash??
My mileage went up a little after the flash.
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