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Old 05-06-2014, 04:14 PM   #23056
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As you may recall......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=22326

I installed all the goodies the very afternoon they arrived, and set about making sure the sag was accurate. They got the front spot on, but i had to dial in only one turn of preload on the rear Penske in order to get it right.

Then I took it for about a 20 mile test. WOW. what a difference! tight, yet compliant. Firm, but soft. Does that make sense? If you've done a complete suspension replacement, I'm betting you know exactly what I mean.

Anyway, when my wife got home, I informed her that we "needed" to take a two up ride so that I could check the set up. When we got to the first stoplight, about 3 miles down the road, she said, "This is so much better, how much did this cost?" So, of course I lied. I only slightly underestimated the total, and much to my pleasure, she said, "totally worth it"

I now understand what other people mean when they say it'll be the best money you ever spend. The bike is like a pure sport bike now. Solid, smooth, absolutely unfazed by pavement joints, seams, even potholes. The other thing that really impressed my wife was the way it handles the sinkhole, depressions in the pavement caused my contraction and expansion of the soil underlaying the road surface. Before, the bike would ride down into the swale, and then "woof" the susp. would compress and sort of slam you down before it rebounded with a bounce. Now, it just rides right through it. She used to flinch (I could feel her muscles tighten up) everytime because she has scoliosis. Now I notice she doesn't even react.

The other, indisputable proof that the new components make this a better bike would be the cornering speed I find myself carrying. Whenever I'm out playing around, and happen to look down at the speedo, I notice that I'm generally about 15mph faster than I was before. I'm really looking forward to a weekend in Arkansas where I can really use this!

And, lastly, while it's still a huge, overweight, too wide, mutha of a dual sport, I'm having a whole lot more fun on the single track and dirt roads. I going places I would not have tried before. here's a couple of shots from todays wandering.



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Old 05-06-2014, 06:05 PM   #23057
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:07 AM   #23058
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I never said they were Micatech's, nor that they were not Jesse's...

All I said was I found the pic over on the Micatech *FACEBOOK* page, which is where I did first see it. If you look there you will that Micatech even says they are Jesse's, and mentions that they were an April Fool's marketing joke by Al Jesse.

Just scroll down the page and look for yourself here - https://www.facebook.com/MicatechMotorcycleLuggage


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Old 05-07-2014, 04:23 PM   #23059
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Love the yellow. Got any side on piccys ??
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #23060
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As you may recall......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=22326

I installed all the goodies the very afternoon they arrived, and set about making sure the sag was accurate. They got the front spot on, but i had to dial in only one turn of preload on the rear Penske in order to get it right.

Then I took it for about a 20 mile test. WOW. what a difference! tight, yet compliant. Firm, but soft. Does that make sense? If you've done a complete suspension replacement, I'm betting you know exactly what I mean.

Anyway, when my wife got home, I informed her that we "needed" to take a two up ride so that I could check the set up. When we got to the first stoplight, about 3 miles down the road, she said, "This is so much better, how much did this cost?" So, of course I lied. I only slightly underestimated the total, and much to my pleasure, she said, "totally worth it"

I now understand what other people mean when they say it'll be the best money you ever spend. The bike is like a pure sport bike now. Solid, smooth, absolutely unfazed by pavement joints, seams, even potholes. The other thing that really impressed my wife was the way it handles the sinkhole, depressions in the pavement caused my contraction and expansion of the soil underlaying the road surface. Before, the bike would ride down into the swale, and then "woof" the susp. would compress and sort of slam you down before it rebounded with a bounce. Now, it just rides right through it. She used to flinch (I could feel her muscles tighten up) everytime because she has scoliosis. Now I notice she doesn't even react.

The other, indisputable proof that the new components make this a better bike would be the cornering speed I find myself carrying. Whenever I'm out playing around, and happen to look down at the speedo, I notice that I'm generally about 15mph faster than I was before. I'm really looking forward to a weekend in Arkansas where I can really use this!

And, lastly, while it's still a huge, overweight, too wide, mutha of a dual sport, I'm having a whole lot more fun on the single track and dirt roads. I going places I would not have tried before. here's a couple of shots from todays wandering.



Firmer, yet more plush. Mid-Corner line adjustments, intuitive. No more rebound Kick. And, everything you said. All for 925. for the Double Clicker, how do they do that? Best $$ I ever spent went to Stoltec.
It turns the bike into a true Beast. Been Keeping The DL650SS around but, that good friend has to go now!!

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Old 05-09-2014, 07:55 PM   #23061
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Not a very good shot, but it's the only one I had readily avail.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #23062
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David Frétigné's in the Hellas Rayd with a Super Ténéré

Hi my friends,

Today I ride a Super Tenere from a friend and remembred the good old times, wat a nice bike!

Anyway, a friend from Italy (Christian Girodanengo) prepared a S10 for the Dakar champion David Fretigne. He is racing the Hellas Raid (http://hellasrally.org/) with it.

Unfortunatelly the second day he fell in a river and lost a lot of time, the rest os the days he's runing faster than other riders with rally bikes

Here you have some pics of the race:









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Old 05-10-2014, 03:58 PM   #23063
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Those tyres look really lean. They are 19" , right?

I reckon those types of tyres are hard to come by, no?

Better off road, but maybe less fun in the curves, yes?

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Old 05-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #23064
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That Rally S10 is badass
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:35 PM   #23065
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Not a very good shot, but it's the only one I had readily avail.
Nice bike you going to SLAP in Arkansa? If so probably see you there
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:07 PM   #23066
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That's a BIG boy. Makes the 1200 look like a 450 Rally bike.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:45 AM   #23067
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Those tyres look really lean. They are 19" , right?

I reckon those types of tyres are hard to come by, no?

Better off road, but maybe less fun in the curves, yes?

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Really cool pics.

Thanks for posting.
They are 21" and 18" Michelin Desert. The same they use in the Dakar rally.

Soon I would tell you how they work I'm changing the rear wheel of my Tenere 660 and use these tires: http://traildreamer.com/en/moooolaaaaaa/




They are huge! 140/80-18 but they look as 150/90-18

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:59 AM   #23068
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That's a BIG boy. Makes the 1200 look like a 450 Rally bike.
Yes, he is big, and a real champion: several times world enduro champion and 3rd in the Dakar.

See how he ride a stock Super Ten: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8-LGRfq6c#t=25

his website: http://www.davidfretigne.com/#blog

He is big but look small compared with Francesco Catanese ex Super Ten rider now with a KTM990 and 20th in the rally Hellas overall

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Old 05-11-2014, 05:04 AM   #23069
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Hi my friends,

Today I ride a Super Tenere from a friend and remembred the good old times, wat a nice bike!



Cheers!!
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:23 AM   #23070
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thanks for the reply

Not to sound like a 22 year old, but how badass would it be if this rally S10 was in a Transformers movie.
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