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Old 07-31-2013, 03:46 PM   #19246
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I envy you!!!
Ray's 'Love Look' did make me a little nervous.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:35 PM   #19247
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Looking for a cheap set of stock handlebars for a project. Anybody upgraded, and have a set collecting dust....?
I'll check when I get home and see if I still have mine. Might have thrown them out... If not, they're yours for shipping costs .
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #19248
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As many of you know Old Git Ray has been touring the States and Canada with his
wife Karen and are now starting to head South for Mexico and into South America.


This was in my garage...... Dafoole would be so proud.



I had to have my picture taken with something that would actually make even me look small.

Old Git Ray, or Pluric maybe you know. I am starting to ride my Tenere 2 up with my wife. I am wondering what you did to the bike, if anything, to accomodate the additional load of a passenger and luggage. I was thinking about tires and tire pressures for example. Suspension also. Also wondered what you did for riding comfort like seats and grips. I apologize in advance if this has been discussed previously. I did search the forumns on this topic, but I have not seen anyone with a bike loaded as much as yours. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:21 PM   #19249
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Two up. 7000 miles. 18 days. Lots of dirt roads. Stock.
Wow. Good to know the bike can handle it stock. Thanks. What are you using on your seats if you don't mind me asking.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #19250
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Old Git Ray, or Pluric maybe you know. I am starting to ride my Tenere 2 up with my wife. I am wondering what you did to the bike, if anything, to accomodate the additional load of a passenger and luggage.
Guessing your suspension is stock. Crank up the preload and add the appropriate tire pressure for the weight.

Tire air pressure (measured on cold
tires):
0–90 kg (0–198 lb):
Front:
225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear:
250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
90–209 kg (198–461 lb):
Front:
225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear:
290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi)
Maximum load*:
209 kg (461 lb)
* Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo
and accessories
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #19251
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Pluric maybe you know.





Pluric is a solo lump..... Have had minimal extra weight due to passenger but have loaded the Tenere' ...a lot...


(please defer the Pluric on this....)

If you have a passenger (SO) I would strongly suggest you at least add a heavier shock spring to start with. Probably should plan on playing with the front suspension (pre-load, rebound/compression dampening). Ultimately, if you're going to do a lot of two up with gear I would strongly suggest looking into an after market shock/front suspension redo. Pricey but ultimately worth the money. BTW, this is true of EVERY bike.

My simple but accurate () opinion....

Old Git Ray would probably be a definitive resource on this.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #19252
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Guessing your suspension is stock. Crank up the preload and add the appropriate tire pressure for the weight.

Tire air pressure (measured on cold
tires):
0–90 kg (0–198 lb):
Front:
225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear:
250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
90–209 kg (198–461 lb):
Front:
225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear:
290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi)
Maximum load*:
209 kg (461 lb)
* Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo
and accessories
Yup, did that. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #19253
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Impressive. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #19254
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Sargent Gen II seat for sale

Have a pristine custom Gen II Sargent seat with extra foam and contouring added at the factory. Unfortunately the greater width and padding puts me on my tiptoes even in the low position (30" inseam) so am selling. This would be a very nice seat for a big guy.



More pics and info here:
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=8991.0

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:48 PM   #19255
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Pluric is a solo lump..... Have had minimal extra weight due to passenger but have loaded the Tenere' ...a lot...


(please defer the Pluric on this....)

If you have a passenger (SO) I would strongly suggest you at least add a heavier shock spring to start with. Probably should plan on playing with the front suspension (pre-load, rebound/compression dampening). Ultimately, if you're going to do a lot of two up with gear I would strongly suggest looking into an after market shock/front suspension redo. Pricey but ultimately worth the money. BTW, this is true of EVERY bike.

My simple but accurate () opinion....

Old Git Ray would probably be a definitive resource on this.
Thanks. Good to know. I am not planning on touring the US or Mexico (like you or Old Git Ray) (enjoyed your trip report by the way), but maybe a 2-3 day ride and 1,000=2,000 miles. My main concern is not having any bike trouble on a trip.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #19256
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Thanks. Good to know. I am not planning on touring the US or Mexico (like you or Old Git Ray) (enjoyed your trip report by the way), but maybe a 2-3 day ride and 1,000=2,000 miles. My main concern is not having any bike trouble on a trip.
Before spending more money, I recommend you do a day trip with the bike loaded up. This gives you a good chance to play with the stock suspension and see what you think. I've done a lot of two-up touring loaded with camping stuff and that approach has worked well for me.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #19257
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Thanks. Good to know. I am not planning on touring the US or Mexico (like you or Old Git Ray) (enjoyed your trip report by the way), but maybe a 2-3 day ride and 1,000=2,000 miles. My main concern is not having any bike trouble on a trip.
You won't have any problems. I just did a 2 week, 6K mile trip through Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico, with 2 Saddle Sore rides thrown in for good measure. My S10 suspension is all stock, and I did alot of dirt with no issues. I am also a big guy. My Trip report is below, and there is a video from Last Dollar where you can see the stock suspension working:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=905057

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #19258
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I can vouch for Snake Doc.

Oh, and he's crazy. (He left that out)
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #19259
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Old Git Ray, or Pluric maybe you know. I am starting to ride my Tenere 2 up with my wife. I am wondering what you did to the bike, if anything, to accomodate the additional load of a passenger and luggage. I was thinking about tires and tire pressures for example. Suspension also. Also wondered what you did for riding comfort like seats and grips. I apologize in advance if this has been discussed previously. I did search the forumns on this topic, but I have not seen anyone with a bike loaded as much as yours. Thanks.
Git is on the road again.

I know he replaced the rear shock and had a stiffer spring installed knowing what
load he was planning on. Karen said they run an Airhawk seat cushion but I don't
remember seeing it on the bike.

I run an Airhawk for both of us with the stock seats.

He runs 46lbs pressure in the back. He checked with the K60 folks and they gave it
their blessing. He said it wears much more even. He did have the stainless spokes
break and a piece of the rim break as well. Went back to the stock spokes and a new
rim without any problems so far.

I've found loading the rear too much makes the front end seem light.

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #19260
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Pluric is a solo lump..... Have had minimal extra weight due to passenger but have loaded the Tenere' ...a lot...
Bullshit. I ride bitch all the time....



Sometimes I get to drive.

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