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Old 06-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #23566
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Go ahead, Ray... Post up one of those pics again where you and Karen are loaded down when you first got to the USA... Then he'll get the idea!

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Old 06-28-2014, 12:29 PM   #23567
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That'll do...

But then again, that's nearly half way through your USA travels, and IIRC you guys weren't carrying as much there as you were when you hit New York!

Needless to say, you have *tested* the rear sub-frame thoroughly!

OK, now I'm going riding!

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Old 06-29-2014, 08:46 AM   #23568
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First off, the Super Tenere's rear sub-frame is aluminum, not steel. Just don't want any confusion.

As for broken sub-frames... I am only aware of one person having even a cracked sub-frame, and that's Trevor/DCStrom, who has ridden his Super Tenere all down through South America, etc. His was, indeed, loaded down, but it had also been dropped a couple of times and by his own admission over on YST he said that may have contributed. He also had a rather rare crack at a weld on his main frame at one point (welded and repaired) that might in some way contributed to the slight crack he has on his sub-frame.

It's possible there is some confusion... I know there was quite a few with broken stock rear racks, and at one point in other countries, before the Super Tenere was available in the USA, these were being replaced with newer, beefed up rear rack components under warranty. Some USA owners have had rear rack failures as well, but to the best of my knowledge only after mounting some sort of rear trunk, etc. to the stock rack... Something it is not rated for.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:17 AM   #23569
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who is trevor

chaps, what name does trevor go by on ADV. Is there a ride report.

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:37 AM   #23570
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chaps, what name does trevor go by on ADV. Is there a ride report.

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:45 AM   #23571
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chaps, what name does trevor go by on ADV. Is there a ride report.

thanks, dave
DCStrom, as as noted. He stops in here now & then, also on the SuperTenere forum.

But no ride reports per se and I think he mostly has been on Facebook.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:17 PM   #23572
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tool kit

Lost my kit so I have to put together another one. Who has a list of wrench sizes for the tenere.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #23573
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With so many GS owners jumping ship it has been reported some are still having
anxiety about what they have done. I offer this simple solution to help with the transition.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-2012-YA...item1c428bb20b



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Old 06-30-2014, 03:26 PM   #23574
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Lost my kit so I have to put together another one. Who has a list of wrench sizes for the tenere.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:28 PM   #23575
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what size is the rear axle nut?
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:30 PM   #23576
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what size is the rear axle nut?
That's what the 'axe' end is for.

Okay, 27mm for you purists.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:21 AM   #23577
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With so many GS owners jumping ship it has been reported some are still having
anxiety about what they have done. I offer this simple solution to help with the transition.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-2012-YA...item1c428bb20b



Or this....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R1200G...ht_5873wt_1141

Apparently they are asy to steal from the new BMWs and lo and behold they are getting stolen and ending up on Fleabay....
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:22 AM   #23578
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I've had DDM for a LONG time. The current set in my Tenere are on their second bike. Over 50k installed miles.

For $150, you could buy 5...yes, FIVE! sets from DDM.

There would have to be A LOT of problems, like bikes lighting on fire, to justify that difference.

ac
A lot of good that'll do you when they die on a road trip. But feel free to risk it, I'll pass.

Btw, already went the cheap HID route on my dirt bike and learned my lesson. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice won't get fooled again!
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #23579
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A lot of good that'll do you when they die on a road trip. But feel free to risk it, I'll pass.

Btw, already went the cheap HID route on my dirt bike and learned my lesson. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice won't get fooled again!
Amazing how some people will upgrade their entire suspension, buy all of the equipment to flash their own ECU..etc, etc, but when it comes to something as essential as headlights, they chose to go the cheap, Chinese route. You're smarter than that, AC
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:08 PM   #23580
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I guess but like I said 50k and still going strong. A regular halogen could go on a road trip too but no one worries about that.

The reality is that it's all China stuff in the hid market.
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