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Old 06-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #18481
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You ain't kidding! I washed my bike over the weekend (I know, my bad) and was amazed at the chips and scratches in the tank. It's bad enough I'm thinking about having it sprayed with bedliner.

The blue ain't much better but not as visible at first glance than black.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #18482
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Our S10 is three years old today. Happy birthday to our trusty steed

This was it when we picked it up....... (I changed the tyres before I took it out of the shop)




...and this is the very different beast now.... a long way from home as it should be !

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #18483
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The blue ain't much better but not as visible at first glance than black.
I have to give Suzuki the nod for having tougher paint. My 'strom had 50k miles of abuse when I sold it and the paint on the tank still looked new...
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #18484
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Our S10 is three years old today. Happy birthday to our trusty steed

This was it when we picked it up....... (I changed the tyres before I took it out of the shop)

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...and this is the very different beast now.... a long way from home as it should be !

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tnd
Looks great! I'm enjoying keeping up with your travels on the blog.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #18485
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You ain't kidding! I washed my bike over the weekend (I know, my bad) and was amazed at the chips and scratches in the tank. It's bad enough I'm thinking about having it sprayed with bedliner.

EDIT: I also had a "no start" situation after I washed it. The clutch switch must have gotten water in it or I wiggled it loose. BIke would not start in gear, only in neutral. I wiggled the connection around a little and she fired right up in gear with the clutch in again. No problems since
Funny you mention the no start issue. Had my second one Saturday. Not as bad as the first one months ago as it did finally fire this time without pulling the FI fuse. I came back from vacation washed the weeks worth of grime off it. Cranked it and rode it until fan came on, parked it for two weeks until this past Saturday. It fired and died I knew what it was instantly. Turned key on went wot and it finally fired to life flooded of course.

But keep in mind we are all imagining that this is happening and we all need training on how to start a Tenere.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:23 AM   #18486
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Funny you mention the no start issue. Had my second one Saturday. Not as bad as the first one months ago as it did finally fire this time without pulling the FI fuse. I came back from vacation washed the weeks worth of grime off it. Cranked it and rode it until fan came on, parked it for two weeks until this past Saturday. It fired and died I knew what it was instantly. Turned key on went wot and it finally fired to life flooded of course.

But keep in mind we are all imagining that this is happening and we all need training on how to start a Tenere.
Mine was for sure not the flooding issue this time, I have had that once. This was purely electrical at the clutch switch. It still fired up without a problem clutch out in neutral.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #18487
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Put 50 u jponts a year in axles and shafts on my rockcrawler..it's a wear part..big deal.
Damn, sound more like you were rock bashing.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #18488
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Our S10 is three years old today. Happy birthday to our trusty steed

...and this is the very different beast now.... a long way from home as it should be !

How many miles/kms on it now?

You must have gotten one of the VERY first ones.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #18489
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Vegasgsa

I have had the stumble and die issue. Happened a couple of times changing down fast coming to a stop sign and then rolling on the throttle turning right. It just died. Fired right up, but annoying. Bit dodgy if you have a car up your ass at the time. Stalled a couple of times about to pull away from a light. Now I am aware of it I keep the revs up and no issue. I do want to find the cause and cure though. It is always in the back of my mind. I have had the throttle Bodies balanced and the Air screw adjusted. I think I will be going with the Gen 2 reflash after my next trip.
Other than the above annoyance I have had no issues in 10K. I ride with my Buddy who has a 2010 GSA. 110 HP to my 105. I am lighter than he is so he does not get to pull on me. What little offroad we have been able to do down here in SFL, gravel and water crossings, we see no difference between us. There are others with far more experience on here who have had both which can give an honest comparison. Off to CO end of July so will get to compare the two in mild off road conditions (actual hills). We are off road noobs so it will be interesting to see which one is more user friendly and which builds confidence faster. From the specs comparison, weight is about the same. Rake angle on the ST is considered to be better than the GSA. Wheelbase on the ST is 2" longer so should be better balanced. The Techies will no doubt jump in now and correct or explain in more detail
Pluric will no doubt agree that an extra 2" always make s difference and makes things better
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #18490
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...Pluric will no doubt agree that an extra 2" always make s difference and makes things better

I think you misunderstood ol' Pluric...

I think he said *ALL HE HAD* was 2"...

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #18491
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I think you misunderstood ol' Pluric...

I think he said *ALL HE HAD* was 2"...

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Now things are starting to make sense. I found all the cute girls Pluric was with on google. Turns out they all work for the "Make a Wish" foundation.

Sorry, just a "little" joke.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #18492
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Pluric will no doubt agree that an extra 2" always make s difference and makes things better
For me it would be the difference of having an innie or an outie.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #18493
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Now things are starting to make sense. I found all the cute girls Pluric was with on google. Turns out they all work for the "Make a Wish" foundation.

Sorry, just a "little" joke.
Yes, and I made their wish come true. You would be surprised how many cute young
ladies need a grandfather figure in their lives. Who knew?
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #18494
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Don't mind me Pluric. The only reason I got into motorcycles is that girls will only talk to me if I'm wearing a full face helmet with tinted shield.

Haven't kept up here as I should. Did we decide if a Power Commander V was needed if the reflash was done?
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #18495
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Don't mind me Pluric. The only reason I got into motorcycles is that girls will only talk to me if I'm wearing a full face helmet with tinted shield.

Haven't kept up here as I should. Did we decide if a Power Commander V was needed if the reflash was done?
It's all good. I just figured being from West Virginia and all a family reunion would
solve any meeting women issues.

I've only run the reflash so no comment on the combination of the two.
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