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Old 03-09-2014, 05:13 PM   #22156
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Blasphemy, stock seat and windscreen!
Why do you complain about the seat. Il like it too
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:01 PM   #22157
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Why do you complain about the seat. Il like it too

I'm not sure, either. I've had a bunch of different bikes and the S10's seat is the most comfy stock seat I've been on. And that includes a Harley Road King.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:21 PM   #22158
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I'm not sure, either. I've had a bunch of different bikes and the S10's seat is the most comfy stock seat I've been on. And that includes a Harley Road King.
Most of the riders that like the stock seat are in the 140-160 lb range. The heavier riders, (myself included), find it a bit too soft.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #22159
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Why do you complain about the seat. Il like it too
What me be sarcastic??? I run the stock seat too, with an Airhawk.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #22160
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:03 PM   #22161
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To me the Super Tenere is almost the polar-opposite, in all the right ways. It is incredibly smooth for a parallel-twin, yet it retains *just* enough of that twin throb to let you know it's there, and makes you feel like you're riding a motorcycle instead of being perched on a two-wheeled car. It has all the competence, ease of living with and maintaining, legendary reliability, near flawless design and execution, etc., but it just oozes character, personality, and charisma... Especially once you owned it and gotten a few thousand miles under your belt on it.


I wasn't really bowled over by the Super Tenere when I first got it, but with each and every mile it just got better and better, and the more I not only *wanted* it, but couldn't really imagine riding anything else... It's still like that today, 2-1/2 years and 37,000+ miles later. It just gets better and better every time I ride it.

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Its quite ironic that you wrote this. Less than an hour ago, I'm talking bikes with one of my buddies and I said the exact same thing. My '12 S-10 seems to get better all the time. Mine was one of the rare "vibe" bikes but now she is running as smooth as silk. The new '14 models have me intrigued but I finally got mine set up and running exactly like I want.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:35 PM   #22162
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For you motorcycle campers - the "Lightie"

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Here's something I thought might be interesting for you guys that like motorcycle camping - The "Lightie":

http://www.gizmag.com/the-lightie-so...-bottle/31111/

http://thelightie.com/

Solar-powered. Small & light. Rugged. 8 hours charging in even overcast sunlight can net you up to 40 hours illumination. Up to 300 lumens, and even more apparent light output when used as a lantern in a plastic soda or water bottle. Only $13, and lasts forever.

Pretty cool, IMHO.

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Old 03-10-2014, 02:55 PM   #22163
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Finally, something you can put "Where the sun don't shine".
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:28 PM   #22164
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Arai helmets

Anyone riding with an Arai XD-4 or equal adventure type helmet and a stock windscreen?

I know everybody is built differently, just hoping to get an overall thumbs up or down.

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Old 03-10-2014, 04:31 PM   #22165
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I have just been demoted - although I did have a passenger !!!!

I wonder where is the pleasure to drive a bike loaded like this...
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #22166
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Sometimes my bike looks like that, always a pleasure to ride the bike with or without load, with massive load it becomes more exciting :-o
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #22167
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Anyone riding with an Arai XD-4 or equal adventure type helmet and a stock windscreen?

I know everybody is built differently, just hoping to get an overall thumbs up or down.

Thanks
I have tried twice because I really love the versatility of it but both time I have given up on it. The bill vibrates in the wind at highway speeds so bad it drives me crazy.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #22168
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I have tried twice because I really love the versatility of it but both time I have given up on it. The bill vibrates in the wind at highway speeds so bad it drives me crazy.
Yup. Makes your head shake all over.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #22169
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Doesn't the bill come off in seconds? Just remove it for the slab part of the trip...
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:37 PM   #22170
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Anyone riding with an Arai XD-4 or equal adventure type helmet and a stock windscreen?

I know everybody is built differently, just hoping to get an overall thumbs up or down.

Thanks



I'm 5'9" and it works really well for me (along with the ergos created by ProTaper bars).
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