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Old 03-21-2014, 01:43 PM   #22381
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you look fat on that bike. Your blue S10 is much more slimming!



Does that help?

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #22382
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Thanks for the input, Pluric, but your reputation as a wheel abuser is well established. I'd like to hear from some folks closer to the middle of the bell curve, if possible.

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Old 03-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #22383
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^^^ Well if it won't fix a flat it looks like it could spice up your sex life.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:23 PM   #22384
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you look fat on that bike. Your blue S10 is much more slimming!



Does that help?

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Aw shucks, do you really think so? Thanks.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:49 PM   #22385
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Here's question for experienced STen riders from a new one:
Do you feel the need to run an inner tube in your tires? For dirt road use? for off road use? Does anybody use Slime or something like it to mitigate puncture danger?
I'm still learning, but so far, the tubeless have been fine. I have had a couple of big hits too, ones that I feared may have dinged a rim, but all good. I carry a compressor, tubeless repair kit, levers and 18" tube just in case.

Good compliant suspension, unlike stock, facilitates an easier life for tyres too. I have't yet felt the need to air right down, 30 psi F&R is as low as I've run and that's been fine for me so far.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:19 PM   #22386
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I commuted with the S10 today to work. When I left in the morning, the low gas light was blinking, but I made it work and filled up on the way home. That was about 20 miles later in stop and go traffic. But when I filled up, I only needed 5.08 gallons.

I thought I read people were getting only ~ 40 miles when the low fuel light starts to blink. I guess my limit is at least 60 miles.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #22387
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Put down the Touratech catalog...it just takes weight from your wallet and puts it on your bike!

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:33 PM   #22388
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I checked my Super Tenere's spokes. Thanks for the reminders on this thread to do so. None were loose, but I gave them slight snugging up.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:21 PM   #22389
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I commuted with the S10 today to work. When I left in the morning, the low gas light was blinking, but I made it work and filled up on the way home. That was about 20 miles later in stop and go traffic. But when I filled up, I only needed 5.08 gallons.

I thought I read people were getting only ~ 40 miles when the low fuel light starts to blink. I guess my limit is at least 60 miles.
I have traveled 60 miles a few times but that was very easy on the throttle and took 5.80 at the fill up.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:50 AM   #22390
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I commuted with the S10 today to work. When I left in the morning, the low gas light was blinking, but I made it work and filled up on the way home. That was about 20 miles later in stop and go traffic. But when I filled up, I only needed 5.08 gallons.

I thought I read people were getting only ~ 40 miles when the low fuel light starts to blink. I guess my limit is at least 60 miles.
I just filled up yesterday.

236 miles on the tank
Fuel warning on for 4 miles
Took 4.89 gallons of gas to reach the bottom of the spout
47MPG
Extreme range: 283 (i have gone further than this on a tank.)
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:41 AM   #22391
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I commuted with the S10 today to work. When I left in the morning, the low gas light was blinking, but I made it work and filled up on the way home. That was about 20 miles later in stop and go traffic. But when I filled up, I only needed 5.08 gallons.

I thought I read people were getting only ~ 40 miles when the low fuel light starts to blink. I guess my limit is at least 60 miles.
I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super light on throttle in T mode and it was avoiding urban snarl. I've also had 30miles to dry/stalled on reserve when I was in the urban snarl in S mode and partaking in traffic light GPs. I suspect you could get less if you wanted to .
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:55 AM   #22392
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I just filled up yesterday.

236 miles on the tank
Fuel warning on for 4 miles
Took 4.89 gallons of gas to reach the bottom of the spout
47MPG
Extreme range: 283 (i have gone further than this on a tank.)
Wow...you must be EASY on her. 283! I'm lucky to get to 225 before the bottom of the tank and I'm pushing.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:46 AM   #22393
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I just filled up yesterday.

236 miles on the tank
Fuel warning on for 4 miles
Took 4.89 gallons of gas to reach the bottom of the spout
47MPG
Extreme range: 283 (i have gone further than this on a tank.)
I'm going to guess, Oregon, (low speed limits), no panniers, lights or crash bars, stock screen in the low position and you're generally smooth on the throttle.

I average 42 and generally get 180-200 to a tank, with panniers, crash bars, lights and a bigger screen than stock. I did tweak my float arm so that reserve hits with about a gallon left, instead of the original 1.5 gal, (which seems to be more common than not).
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:03 AM   #22394
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I'm going to guess, Oregon, (low speed limits), no panniers, lights or crash bars, stock screen in the low position and you're generally smooth on the throttle.

I average 42 and generally get 180-200 to a tank, with panniers, crash bars, lights and a bigger screen than stock. I did tweak my float arm so that reserve hits with about a gallon left, instead of the original 1.5 gal, (which seems to be more common than not).
He's from Colorado as am I. They say the altitude helps in gas mileage and I think it must on motorcycles at least. I get 50mpg or better most the time.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #22395
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He's from Colorado as am I. They say the altitude helps in gas mileage and I think it must on motorcycles at least. I get 50mpg or better most the time.
"out looking for bigfoot" doesn't really narrow it down.

You may be right about elevation helping with the mpg. 47-50 is really good, but I'm a fat bastard and have my S10 pretty loaded up all the time, so 42 is ok by me.
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