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Old 09-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #19741
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Heidenau experience

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For me, the K60s' offroad ability went largely to waste as I don't have much opportunities to do dirt, and the on-road grip was OK in the dry but a bit scary in the wet. I think the guys who like the K60s are generally ones who do a lot of dry dirt. Those who live where there's a lot of muddy conditions prefer tires like the Mitas. Check this thread out. http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5511.0
Just posted my experience with Heidenaus on Woody's 18" rim
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...4#post22310004

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #19742
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You chased FJRs in touring mode? Seriously???
With the reflash it's so touchy in Sport mode. Going downhill I used the T mode.
Uphill more S mode. Hard to keep a smooth roll on in S mode. Harder to switch
from T to S to exit a corner. Not much straight away between corners so the
FJRs didn't get to launch as much.

They also didn't have as much engine braking. If I led they wanted to see more brake light
to know how set up for corner speed. I tend to drop a gear or two and let it engine brake.
So they were impressed by the twins compression braking. I don't need a forum lecture on
how to ride public roads so I will leave it at we had a lot of fun and no one got hurt.

MPGs in the 30s. They get thirsty when revved.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #19743
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Just got back from a Sport Touring jaunt with my Aussie FJR friends. They ride FAST!

Started in Cody Wyoming and did Chief Joseph Highway and Bear Tooth Pass then turned
around and did them both again. I think I got my curve fix in for the ride. The Tenere did
fine against the horsepower edge of the FJRs. One of them said the Tenere was going
a little faster in he corners and they had the advantage coming out of the corner. If I'd have
left it in Sport mode I know it would have helped on the corner exit. It just was harder to
control in Sport mode. Still grinning. I'd also like to offer an open apology to the other bikes
we used for slalom markers.



Hey Pluric,
Sounds like a great ride!
Your Airhawk is missing a strap in the front and looks like the strap in the rear is funky.
Did you just loose the front one or do you have the straps Pluric engineered? If so what did you do?
I have the same hawks.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:14 PM   #19744
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Hey Pluric,
Sounds like a great ride!
Your Airhawk is missing a strap in the front and looks like the strap in the rear is funky.
Did you just loose the front one or do you have the straps Pluric engineered? If so what did you do?
I have the same hawks.

bd
You're an observant little sucker aren't you? I'd long since torn the little hook tabs off
from dragging my foot over the seat pad. I sewed (yes I'm domesticated) a single cinch style
strap to the bottom of the Airhawk cover. It's held really well for a long time.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #19745
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Yep,
I bought two of them a couple of weeks ago. The straps are a pain and easily can fall off. So I spotted that and figured that you must of done some type of custom fit job.

I will look into what I can do.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:54 PM   #19746
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With the reflash it's so touchy in Sport mode. Going downhill I used the T mode.
Uphill more S mode. Hard to keep a smooth roll on in S mode. Harder to switch
from T to S to exit a corner. Not much straight away between corners so the
FJRs didn't get to launch as much.
Got the same reflash, never leave S mode unless I'm on a slimy moss covered road.

Don't feel too bad though, offroad I'm a total wuss so not quite the riding god you may have thought.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:00 PM   #19747
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Fast idle?

Fired up the bike this morning to let it warm up before leaving the campsite in Kansas. Idled at 3000 rpm and after blipping the throttle a few times, settled down to 2500 but rough. Turned off and restarted. Back to normal ~1100.

Been running like a clock on this trip other than this. Any ideas?
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #19748
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He doesn't even have a Super Tenere any longer... He sold it some time ago and hasn't been the same since.

Just goes to show ya' how devastating it is to part with a bike like the S-10.





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Old 09-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #19749
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Fired up the bike this morning to let it warm up before leaving the campsite in Kansas. Idled at 3000 rpm and after blipping the throttle a few times, settled down to 2500 but rough. Turned off and restarted. Back to normal ~1100.

Been running like a clock on this trip other than this. Any ideas?
Pissed you were in Ks? ..






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Old 09-11-2013, 10:54 PM   #19750
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Got the same reflash, never leave S mode unless I'm on a slimy moss covered road.

Don't feel too bad though, offroad I'm a total wuss so not quite the riding god you may have thought.

Damn. I have to find a new idol.

I find the S mode to be too abrupt for subtle throttle adjustments and the T mode too tame.

Another First World problem for sure.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #19751
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Damn. I have to find a new idol.

I find the S mode to be too abrupt for subtle throttle adjustments and the T mode too tame.

Another First World problem for sure.
What are subtle throttle adjustments?

If I'm not on the brakes I'm WFO on the gas...
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:13 AM   #19752
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With the reflash it's so touchy in Sport mode. Going downhill I used the T mode.
Uphill more S mode. Hard to keep a smooth roll on in S mode. Harder to switch
from T to S to exit a corner. Not much straight away between corners so the
FJRs didn't get to launch as much.

They also didn't have as much engine braking. If I led they wanted to see more brake light
to know how set up for corner speed. I tend to drop a gear or two and let it engine brake.
So they were impressed by the twins compression braking. I don't need a forum lecture on
how to ride public roads so I will leave it at we had a lot of fun and no one got hurt.

MPGs in the 30s. They get thirsty when revved.

Lack of brake lights provides a more sporty experience for those riding behind you.....

Riding through corners on the Tenere in that sweet spot with the engine revving and no brakes is just about as Zen as it gets
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #19753
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What are subtle throttle adjustments?

If I'm not on the brakes I'm WFO on the gas...
It's what we mere mortals do, when not braking, to accelerate in corners.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #19754
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To settup for corners I like to use a little rear break to settle the suspension.. trail braking. Ya gotta show the brake light or some silly cager will turn you into road pizza, especially here in Florida. Oh wait, we have no corners in Florida, sillly me.

I agree that even with the reflash throttle management/fuelling is not perfect. Hopefully that will be remedied on the 2014 model.

Regards, Paul - aka: Big Blu
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #19755
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To settup for corners I like to use a little rear break to settle the suspension.. trail braking. Ya gotta show the brake light or some silly cager will turn you into road pizza, especially here in Florida. Oh wait, we have no corners in Florida, sillly me.

I agree that even with the reflash throttle management/fuelling is not perfect. Hopefully that will be remedied on the 2014 model.

Regards, Paul - aka: Big Blu
That's not exactly what is meant by "trail braking". In fact, typically, when "trail braking" the FRONT brake is used to "setup for corners".

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