ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #18691
tomatocity
Retired and lovin' it
 
tomatocity's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by RideDualSport.com View Post


"...a man in his fifties lost control of his motorcycle while traveling on Interstate 77 near mile marker 106.
The motorcycle was towing a trailer at the time of the crash..."

"...he just got off to the side of the road and lost control by himself," Lyons said. "There wasn't any other vehicles involved."
They are lucky to be standing. I see they were towing from the subframe. What is better to tow from, subframe or swingarm?
__________________
Tim

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere #027, 2005 KLR, 1993 Chevrolet S10,
tomatocity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #18692
japako
Studly Adventurer
 
japako's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: North Texas
Oddometer: 592
Any vehicle, be it a bike or small car or semi, is more at risk of losing control because of the trailer.

It looks like the wing or the trailer may have had a blow out. Can't really tell for sure.
japako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #18693
Icecold Dan
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Cape Fear Coast
Oddometer: 510
I feel the machine is more then capable of towing. I'm not interested in hearing about other peoples mishaps, I'm after the best structurally integrity in which to mount the hitch. The tenere is my only means of transportation, and after riding it, would really like to be able to get my trail bike to the gnarley stuff without riding it there. I once rode the DR to such locations, I guess you could say I'm spoiled now.
__________________
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts" -Mark Twain
Icecold Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #18694
JamesG
Rabid Poster
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Columbus, GA
Oddometer: 10,946
Quote:
I'm not interested in hearing about other peoples mishaps....
You either learn from other people's mistakes or you make them yourself.
__________________
I am a conservative, not a Republican. There is a difference.
JamesG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #18695
japako
Studly Adventurer
 
japako's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: North Texas
Oddometer: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icecold Dan View Post
I feel the machine is more then capable of towing. I'm not interested in hearing about other peoples mishaps, I'm after the best structurally integrity in which to mount the hitch. The tenere is my only means of transportation, and after riding it, would really like to be able to get my trail bike to the gnarley stuff without riding it there. I once rode the DR to such locations, I guess you could say I'm spoiled now.
I agree with you 100%.
The bike is capable of towing a trailer and if you do a search on here, you will find at least one person that has done that.

In fact there is a pic of a Tenere pulling a trailer with a dirt bike on it.

I'll do some searching and see if I can find an answer for you. No guarantees.
japako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #18696
snakebitten
Small Town Hick
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Coastal Texas
Oddometer: 951
While I hope you DO "learn" from everything that can teach you, I will be the last to discourage you.

That's what is different about our species. We can have vision. We invent!

A beaver builds a dam. It's simply wired to. It's not looking for a better way either.
__________________
**********************
XT1200Z BIGGEST Dirt Bike in the world
snakebitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:12 PM   #18697
japako
Studly Adventurer
 
japako's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: North Texas
Oddometer: 592
Here ya go, gnaw on this for awhile. There is some info but nothing definitive.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...tenere+trailer

And this.
http://www.dmcsidecars.com/hitches/hitches-for-yamaha/

Go to the Hack forum on here and look for Claude. I think the spelling is good.
He builds side car frames and complete units. I'm sure he can make a hitch for you.

japako screwed with this post 06-22-2013 at 08:51 PM
japako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:45 PM   #18698
AndrewT
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Tivoli, TX
Oddometer: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlsoRan View Post
The front is good all around and the rear is good until it gets slippery (mainly and issue if going up hill). A dry base layer with a slick top surface is tricky, snow becomes a battle and on ice your done - no go. Not sure what the Alps will present this time of year, but the K60 should work fine for the most part.
The front squirms like a bitch on wet tar snakes for the first 500 miles; once it's cooked in it's fine.
__________________
Andrew Tatton
'12 Super Tenere
'09 KLR 688
'04 KTM 625 SXC
AndrewT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 03:16 AM   #18699
Icecold Dan
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Cape Fear Coast
Oddometer: 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluric View Post
You should PM Thagua He has been working on both the hitch and some trailer ideas.

Scroll down a little on this page....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...0#post19869350
Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. I've spoken to many trailer and hitch companies, and none so far have one specifically for our bikes. I will also talk with Jaxon when he returns from the gathering. I'll keep you posted.
__________________
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts" -Mark Twain
Icecold Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 04:00 AM   #18700
jaumev
Beastly Adventurer
 
jaumev's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Barcelona
Oddometer: 1,464
You americans are obsessed with trailers, tons of luggage...
Everything must be BIG!!!
Come on... ride!!:
__________________
Bikes, trips and farkling at http://traildreamer.com/

Yamaha Super Ténéré off road modifications: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797977
jaumev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #18701
drj
professional nutjob
 
drj's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Santa Monica
Oddometer: 119
and now for something completely different!


drj
__________________
'13 Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere
'03 MZ 660 Baghira Black Panther
'01 Honda XR650r BMF

"dont ask to ride my bike, & i wont ask to F**K your wife"
drj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #18702
Dirtbiker78
Getting there...
 
Dirtbiker78's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Oddometer: 162
Hi Everybody,

I just got my S10 and was thinking of putting a "Two Brothers" exhaust on it. I was hoping someone on here might have done that already. If so, I'd like to know how easy is it to put on. I'm not very mechanically inclined, but can swing a wrench with the help of clear instructions, and also, is there anything else you need to do to the bike if you do put this particular pipe on it. I haven't done the reflash as yet, but will get to that in future.

I'm not sure if there's been any info posted in here about it yet as this thread is quite long already and I didn't want to go through that many pages to get an answer.

__________________
It seemed like a good idea at the time
Camping without weed is just pretending to be homeless
Shit happens when you party naked
Dirtbiker78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #18703
Gryphon12
Beastly Adventurer
 
Gryphon12's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Carnation, WA USA
Oddometer: 1,258
I had a Two Brothers exhaust on my NT650 Hawk GT. It would not be my first choice for the S-10.
__________________
1990 Honda NT-650 Hawk-GT

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
Gryphon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #18704
AndrewT
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Tivoli, TX
Oddometer: 178
2 bros

Greg_the_pole had a GPR sportbike slip-on and replaced it with a 2-brothers. I haven't run one on my T, but on my Hyosung GT650, the 2-bros was super loud and hooligan-ish. It ran great, and I loved it on the little naked bike; my brother rides it all over the Los Angeles area now. I have a GPR on my T now, with extended turndown tip, and the sound is great...not too loud on the bike, and great from off it.

I'd expect a lot of noise, with popping on decel, with the 2-bros on the T. They flow great, and they're semi-cheap. If that's a happy combination for you, we look forward to pics! If not, likewise...and tell us what you did instead.
__________________
Andrew Tatton
'12 Super Tenere
'09 KLR 688
'04 KTM 625 SXC
AndrewT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 01:21 AM   #18705
McBoab
Fast side of farty
 
McBoab's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: NE England
Oddometer: 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtbiker78 View Post
Hi Everybody,

I just got my S10 and was thinking of putting a "Two Brothers" exhaust on it. I was hoping someone on here might have done that already. If so, I'd like to know how easy is it to put on. I'm not very mechanically inclined, but can swing a wrench with the help of clear instructions, and also, is there anything else you need to do to the bike if you do put this particular pipe on it. I haven't done the reflash as yet, but will get to that in future.

I'm not sure if there's been any info posted in here about it yet as this thread is quite long already and I didn't want to go through that many pages to get an answer.

Lots of posts re Two Brothers Exhausts on the S10 on http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?action=forum
I seem to recall one of the posters had issues with the Carbon version blowing through the carbon , all of them seem to agree they are LOUD.
__________________
blah
McBoab is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014