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Old 01-29-2014, 04:01 PM   #21466
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Eek Damn!!! You scared hell outta' me!!!

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...On entry over a rainy mountain pass into Argentina, I lost the back end on a strip of over rich (in bitumen) tarmac at around 30mph....

All in all I was pretty chuffed. We both only suffered minor bruises and both got back on the bike to finish the days journey. Karen is a tough cookie.

Thank goodness you two are OK!!!

Wow... Crashing out in the middle of nowhere in Argentina, and riding away from it... You guys are *BOTH* tough cookies!!!

So, did Karen give you another chorus of "Oh my God, I am traveling with a f**king idiot."???

Really glad you two are OK!

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Old 01-29-2014, 04:11 PM   #21467
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Some of you may remember these ridiculously over-engineered crash bars I made 3 years ago, up before anyone else manufactured any... ?



Well, this week they earned their certification.
On entry over a rainy mountain pass into Argentina, I lost the back end on a strip of over rich (in bitumen) tarmac at around 30mph.

This is the resulting damage...


Scratched Crash bars.


Front Left footpeg.


Rear Left footpeg.

All in all I was pretty chuffed. We both only suffered minor bruises and both got back on the bike to finish the days journey. Karen is a tough cookie.
Read about the get off just yesterday on your blog. Glad you guys are mostly OK. Looks like your bars did very well for your Tenere. Loved the Glacier photos! The whole blog of your trip is amazing.
thanks for taking us along with you.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:31 PM   #21468
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I am going to get a reflash instead of Altrider Crashbars because Pluric says it should be the first thing you get. Hes alright and i fill has his shit together.....

So I will ride on road with performance and butt pucker off-road. I have already dislocated my shoulder trying to keep the bike from hitting the off-road ground sections. so i dont damage any upper area.
So according to the majority the flash is better then protection.

Wow.

Told my wife it should be a cheap bike and do all i need with no upgrades....

shes pissed as I lied... not knowingly.

so much so little $$ on my side.

oh well best bike ever and sooo glad I didnt buy the 1190 R.

bd
Just to even out your thinking I'm gonna play devil' advocate.

First farkle is always armor. At least in my book. Bike has gobs of power as it sits. No?

Do a price check on some covers and plastics. You get my drift.

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Old 01-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #21469
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Nice pics of your bike !! Spacetraveller ... looks like the dramatic mode on an Olympus cam. How are you liking the tourtech Pans.? specifically the side cases not too wide ?
I love them. I needed big panniers, I can fit my helmet one side and all other gear the other side.

I am a bit disappointed by the top case. It is a nice one, but there is some noise on bump because the rapide trap is not tight enough.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:57 PM   #21470
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WOW!!
If you didn't have your uppers .do you think the lowers would of protected the upper area enough?
No, the bike slid a long way and ended up on the gravel shoulder. It would have trashed the side of the bike, especially as it was on the rad side. One thing I did not show was the minute scratches on the handguard. So small I forgot about them. Without the uppers, it would have been much worse. Even the bars and forks remained straight.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:24 PM   #21471
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I am going to get a reflash instead of Altrider Crashbars because Pluric says it should be the first thing you get. Hes alright and i fill has his shit together.....

oh well best bike ever and sooo glad I didnt buy the 1190 R.

bd


What part of "get a cruise control and carbon fiber side covers" did you not understand???!!!

Does anybody listen to anything around here anymore?

I have to admit I did get the side guards first and have used them multiple times.

You will be too busy laughing with the reflash to even notice a little body damage.

As far as the 1190? Well, um, you see, it (fuckn' rocks) but you didn't hear that from me.

If there is an anniversary or birthday, maybe Valentines, get the Altrider bars for your wife and
explain how you didn't want HER bike getting damaged.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:28 PM   #21472
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No, the bike slid a long way and ended up on the gravel shoulder. It would have trashed the side of the bike, especially as it was on the rad side. One thing I did not show was the minute scratches on the handguard. So small I forgot about them. Without the uppers, it would have been much worse. Even the bars and forks remained straight.
Ray, Ray, Ray. You are starting to worry us a bit.

Where were the big yellow side air bags when you needed them?

As mentioned we are all glad the bike got the trip souvenir and not you two.

Amazing fun blog to follow for we people that have to live vicariously through others.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:37 PM   #21473
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You fill Pluric with what???

And you two do what together???



Dallara


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Old 01-29-2014, 05:56 PM   #21474
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Bike has gobs of power as it sits. No?
No....


Get the flash and try not to crash till you can afford the sidebars.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:27 PM   #21475
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Thank goodness you two are OK!!!

Wow... Crashing out in the middle of nowhere in Argentina, and riding away from it... You guys are *BOTH* tough cookies!!!

So, did Karen give you another chorus of "Oh my God, I am traveling with a f**king idiot."???

Really glad you two are OK!

Dallara
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She was remarkably cool about it and did not blame me for it at all. Phew....

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Read about the get off just yesterday on your blog. Glad you guys are mostly OK. Looks like your bars did very well for your Tenere. Loved the Glacier photos! The whole blog of your trip is amazing.
thanks for taking us along with you.
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Ray, Ray, Ray. You are starting to worry us a bit.

Where were the big yellow side air bags when you needed them?

As mentioned we are all glad the bike got the trip souvenir and not you two.

Amazing fun blog to follow for we people that have to live vicariously through others.
TBH the air bags saved the crash bars in Ouray, now it's their turn

Anyway, thanks for the kind words folks. We are really chuffed you enjoyed the blog. Sometimes it was a labour of love and the last thing we wanted to spend our time on so it is good to see it is being appreciated.

We are all but done now. 3 more days ride to BA and then the bike admin and the flight home.

A very special thanks to all you North Americans that really made the trip. North America was by far the best part of the trip and the people we met there will be remembered for the rest of our lives. You know who you are

When we settle back into a proper address in the UK I hope some of you guys (or all ! - just not all at once ) can come over so we can return the kindness we have been shown.

It has been an honour and we thank you.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:45 PM   #21476
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A very special thanks to all you North Americans that really made the trip. North America was by far the best part of the trip and the people we met there will be remembered for the rest of our lives. You know who you are
Right back at you. Those of us that had the opportunity of meeting the both of you had all the pleasure.
I wish everyone could understand first hand how amusing the two of you are.

Even my wife, who does not get the ADV obsession, has been very impressed with the people we have
been able to meet. My greatest fear is Dallara will show up one day and ruin it for everyone.

Big virtual group hug.

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:35 PM   #21477
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Right back at you. Those of us that had the opportunity of meeting the both of you had all the pleasure.
I wish everyone could understand first hand how amusing the two of you are.

Even my wife, who does not get the ADV obsession, has been very impressed with the people we have
been able to meet. My greatest fear is Dallara will show up one day and ruin it for everyone.

Big virtual group hug.

that's a great photo. I'll bet you both will be getting black tenere's soon

Ray and Karen congrats on safely finishing your trip and thanks for the blog. Sure cuts into beer time
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:49 PM   #21478
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We are all but done now. 3 more days ride to BA and then the bike admin and the flight home.

A very special thanks to all you North Americans that really made the trip. North America was by far the best part of the trip and the people we met there will be remembered for the rest of our lives. You know who you are .
After missing meeting y'all by hours in Southern California, and three weeks later missing you by hours again in South Texas, I feel cheated that your All American Adventure is (all but) over. I hope that your trip home will be smooth, and that we will cross trails at some point in the future. Thanks so deeply for sharing y'all's adventure here and on the blog.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:23 AM   #21479
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Talking Shameless plug.

For you FFs that never venture out of this thread...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=951022
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:40 AM   #21480
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For you FFs that never venture out of this thread...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=951022
Just as a heads up. I got $17 for my old one on ebay. I even took the time to pound it out fairly straight.

It was nice to find out there is a world outside of Beasts. Thank you
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