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Old 02-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #21676
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Laugh And here I thought you and Nick were tight???

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There's a VIDEO?!?!

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Yeah. Nick didn't send you the link when he did your suspension? He sent it to me with the request I not circulate the link, as he only likes to send it to his customers.

It's probably pretty basic for you, AC... But very helpful, as it just shows how to set your initial rebound dampening once you get your suspension components back from him. Stuff I'm sure you already know. It's done with a Triumph Triple, but it's basically applicable to any bike.

And here I thought you and Nick were tight???

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Old 02-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #21677
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Yeah. Nick didn't send you the link when he did your suspension? He sent it to me with the request I not circulate the link, as he only likes to send it to his customers.

It's probably pretty basic for you, AC... But very helpful, as it just shows how to set your initial rebound dampening once you get your suspension components back from him. Stuff I'm sure you already know. It's done with a Triumph Triple, but it's basically applicable to any bike.

And here I thought you and Nick were tight???

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I don't get the fancy treatment everyone gets.

I found it. Not hidden well enough to stop a little Googling.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #21678
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I hate to say it, but you've gone about it entirely the wrong way... No wonder it doesn't feel any better!

Didn't Nick email you any set-up instructions or the link to his set-up video? Those are critical, and you'll quickly see why how what you did to "set-up" the suspension is completely ineffective.

Who the hell is "Erick"???



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Ah, Eric is the Old English spelling for Nick. Duh.

My dad passed from dementia and I swear I'm next. I'm suppose to go to Puerto Rico
next week with neighbors we were there with last February. I couldn't remember the
places they spoke of like it was yesterday. Same way with rides. I can never remember
where we went or how to get back to fun roads. The good news is nothing ever feels
like a repeat ride.

I also didn't mean to be harsh on the Stoltec set up. I haven't even begun to give it a
fair trial. It was late at night, cold and dark. (Well until I turned on the Rigid light bar).
I really need to follow your PM advice and also wait until it's a bit warmer.

Thank you for the detailed PM and I'll attack it again soon.

Oh and I'll make sure avc8130 doesn't get any of this information.

You know circle of trust and all.



It is odd. Last week when I was in Nick's private jet I should have just had him
land in Salt Lake and give it his personal touch. I was just too distracted by all the women.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:46 PM   #21679
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Pluric,

Give the forks a good setup with Nick's alleged video as a guide.

On the Tenere, in the dirt, I think the forks feel better a bit "looser" than a typical road bike setup.

Set the sag (50-55mm) and get the rebound close to start. I suggest you throw a little screwdriver in the tank bag to make adjustments as you ride. You can adjust rebound from the rider's seat, compression takes taping the screwdriver to your boot and a bit of contorting. I'm pretty sure you can handle it

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #21680
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Pluric,

Give the forks a good setup with Nick's alleged video as a guide.

On the Tenere, in the dirt, I think the forks feel better a bit "looser" than a typical road bike setup.

Set the sag (50-55mm) and get the rebound close to start. I suggest you throw a little screwdriver in the tank bag to make adjustments as you ride. You can adjust rebound from the rider's seat, compression takes taping the screwdriver to your boot and a bit of contorting. I'm pretty sure you can handle it

ac
Thank you as well. Nick did send me information and I hit the ignore button.

It really wasn't bad at all. I just gave it a brief ride and haven't even begun to play
with it. (Yeah, I know what that sounds like)

Dallara sent me really good advice PM and I'll spend a little more time and
effort on the next go round.

As far as contorting, I wear slip ons so I don't have to bend over to tie a shoe.

I do appreciate the advice and help. You are so close to being "In the circle".
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:59 PM   #21681
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Just ordered the pro taper contour raptor bars. I have a good feeling about this!
I hope it's the post recall production model.

On second thought you should be fine either way.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:28 PM   #21682
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I forgot how weak the stock lighting is.
Do the Morimoto HID conversion. Right up there with the flash for top mods that I've done.

Plug and play and they make the stock headlights amazingly bright, probably now the best I've had on any bike, and they are perfectly focused thanks to the shutter system.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/hid...system-h7.html

Choose the XB35 optional bulbs at 5,000K.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:35 PM   #21683
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Do the Morimoto HID conversion. Right up there with the flash for top mods that I've done.

Plug and play and they make the stock headlights amazingly bright, probably now the best I've had on any bike, and they are perfectly focused thanks to the shutter system.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/hid...system-h7.html

Choose the XB35 optional bulbs at 5,000K.
Twin, for the S10
What ballast 3Five or 5Five?
What harness HD or Canbus?

5k better than 4.3K?

Thanks!!
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:52 PM   #21684
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Twin, for the S10
What ballast 3Five or 5Five?
What harness HD or Canbus?

5k better than 4.3K?

Thanks!!
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:43 PM   #21685
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I went with the the 35 (35 watt) ballast because TRS said it would last longer than the 50 watt, and on their recommendation I got the 5,000K bulbs. They emit a white light (no blue at all), whereas the 4300K is has a yellowish tint. Just get the standard harness (actually you won't need most of it as you can plug and play safely into the OEM harness).

Make sure you get the XB35 bulbs.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #21686
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Guys seem to really like those retrofitsource kits. I've used Chinese kits from DDM Tuning for the past 5 years. Customer service is abysmal. The kits have worked. They are so cheap you could buy 5 sets for the price of one Morimoto.

I don't like buying China crap, but it's not like the Morimotos are made in the US either...

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:26 PM   #21687
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Guys seem to really like those retrofitsource kits. I've used Chinese kits from DDM Tuning for the past 5 years. Customer service is abysmal. The kits have worked. They are so cheap you could buy 5 sets for the price of one Morimoto.

I don't like buying China crap, but it's not like the Morimotos are made in the US either...

ac
I've heard a lot of nightmare stories about DDM from someone heavily involved in the FZ1 forum where they had a group buy. Congrats that you haven't had a problem yet, but I don't like to gamble on something as important as headlights just to save a few bucks on my $14,000 bike. And I also don't like supporting companies with abysmal customer service.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:35 PM   #21688
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Guys seem to really like those retrofitsource kits. I've used Chinese kits from DDM Tuning for the past 5 years. Customer service is abysmal. The kits have worked. They are so cheap you could buy 5 sets for the price of one Morimoto.

I don't like buying China crap, but it's not like the Morimotos are made in the US either...

ac
Never used their customer service, but I bought two kits for my GSA. Been great so far. It's hard to find a decent hid for CANBUS and they work great.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:46 PM   #21689
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I've heard a lot of nightmare stories about DDM from someone heavily involved in the FZ1 forum where they had a group buy. Congrats that you haven't had a problem yet, but I don't like to gamble on something as important as headlights just to save a few bucks on my $14,000 bike. And I also don't like supporting companies with abysmal customer service.
I'd have a lot easier time agreeing, if the difference in price was a reasonable number. At the current differences, I can put HIDs in my bike, my car, my truck, my wife's car AND my tractor with DDM for the same cost as just putting HIDs in my bike with Morimoto.

I honestly, have 45k miles on a pair of DDM HIDs. I don't know what is expected from a headlight bulb, but I've had halogens last less.

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:37 PM   #21690
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You know, I just realized with all the sudden and recent advice on worthy Tenere farkles, that your bike isn't near as nice as most of ours, Pluric. :)



No wonder you have a wondering eye lately.



If you would just finish your bike properly, you might not end up on the rocks after all.
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