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Old 10-21-2012, 08:11 AM   #14026
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Good to see you back....

Now, STFU....

I can only assume that means 'Stand That F*cker Up'.

Okay,okay so I had some catching up to do. I'll calm down now.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:23 AM   #14027
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Guernsey??? Seriously, do you ever get out of second gear?
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No, but thanks for knowing a little about where I am!
One of my riding buddies is from the Isle of Guernsey.... His brother is a big time moto-junky still on the island... can't think of his name, you probably know him.

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #14028
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Pluric

Hmmm interesting windscreen on the bike .... as you say this the large V Stream touring model .... It looks huge

After you've ridden with it I'd appreciate a few comments regarding the screens performance and your riding experience with this one.
You made me want to try the larger screen out. Man it is tall. Going up the canyon
I had a slight tail wind wearing an open face helmet (Yes snakebitten, a helmet)
and it was the most dead air I've felt since a Goldwing. I do look through the screen.
I'm 5'11" and having the top edge move in and out of point of view through corners was weird.

I'm sure someone else has done the difference measurments but my google foo is weak.

Here is the V Stream marked with the factory screen lengths for comparison.



The base is similar to the factory screens on width. Up high it's 3 inches wider on each side.

The OEM tour screen has a curve on top. Dips down in the middle.



I told you it was tall.



This is sitting on the bike.



Notice the distortion looking through where they have molded the V shape. So slow off
road technical would be a drag to have everything right in front of you distorted picking
through stuff.

The other odd thing is where all the curves are puts out colors. It's the same hue
as when gas or oil is on top of water. Trippy.



So if I was going on a long slab ride I would use it. It's new so looking through the shield is
not bad, Once it gets some use scratches I may change my mind. It did have great wind protection
and zero buffeting. I also have the OEM winglets. Shorter and more off road runs I'd use the stocker or
OEM tour.

It's really not that slow of a Sunday. I'm just trying to avoid working on a rental unit. Yuk.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #14029
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Do you still have the AHAMAY touring shield? I'd like to try one as I'm not 100% satisfied with my Powerbronze.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #14030
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Do you still have the AHAMAY touring shield? I'd like to try one as I'm not 100% satisfied with my Powerbronze.
I do. I think I want to keep it for most general riding.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #14031
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Hi Pluric
This windshield is not too tall for off road riding??
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:26 PM   #14032
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drain plugs

The two drain plugs on the Tenere seem like one of the (few) poorly-designed bits on the bike. They stick out way too far create a weak spot for damage to the underside of the bike. Probably they catch on things, pulling the plug lenthwise and ripping it out, and if you hit land flat on something then they can punch through.

Seems to me the risk of damage would be reduced if the plugs didn't stick out so far. The drain plugs on some of my other bikes are nearly flush with the engine case, usually with a counter-sunk hex (Allen) head.

I've seem where folks have bought aftermarket magnetic drain plugs for the S10, but they have the same basic design. Anyone tried fitting a different type plug that doesn't stick out so far?
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #14033
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Hi Pluric
This windshield is not too tall for off road riding??
For me I would not like it off road. Too tall, too much distortion trying to see
close up in front of the wheel. It didn't flex much on the street. I'm a little concerned
it would try and bounce all over in the rough stuff. I don't stand much on the bike.
If I did it would feel like it was just waiting to get me.

Like I said. I would use it for an extended slab ride. I'll keep the shorter sheilds for
combined use.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:00 AM   #14034
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For me I would not like it off road. Too tall, too much distortion trying to see
close up in front of the wheel. It didn't flex much on the street. I'm a little concerned
it would try and bounce all over in the rough stuff. I don't stand much on the bike.
If I did it would feel like it was just waiting to get me.

Like I said. I would use it for an extended slab ride. I'll keep the shorter sheilds for
combined use.
Ok!
Doing off road a friend had a nasty cut in his face with a GS windscreen, after that I prefer the short ones.
For my size I think the OEM one is a good compromise, but I think you are taller than me.
This one could be great in winter or in a highway.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:54 AM   #14035
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The two drain plugs on the Tenere seem like one of the (few) poorly-designed bits on the bike. They stick out way too far create a weak spot for damage to the underside of the bike. Probably they catch on things, pulling the plug lenthwise and ripping it out, and if you hit land flat on something then they can punch through.

thats for sure





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Old 10-22-2012, 02:06 AM   #14036
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I don't know how you sea level dwellers have a license. When I had this
on the coast it was little or no effort to go unicycle mode. At my elevation
it takes an intentional effort to get into the danger zone.
I struggle to get mine airbourne. My rear spins too easily, probably due to the TCKs. Shame, cos I like wheelies.

2 weeks ago I went to the Picos mountains in Northern Spain for a bike rally. Going up the twisty mountain roads I could not stop the rear spinning. The TCS light was on most of the time. (EDIT: Actually I coud have slowed down a bit....nah...boring)

BTW welcome back and no more disrespecting Hilary
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #14037
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The two drain plugs on the Tenere seem like one of the (few) poorly-designed bits on the bike. They stick out way too far create a weak spot for damage to the underside of the bike.... Seems to me the risk of damage would be reduced if the plugs didn't stick out so far. The drain plugs on some of my other bikes are nearly flush with the engine case, usually with a counter-sunk hex (Allen) head.
I just changed the oil on my girlfriends VW, and it had a flush drain plug like this:


I agree, would have been a MUCH better design on the S10. The aftermarket could sell a good bit more if they incorporated this into the magnetic version.

But alas, the right answer if you are even considering the fact that the drain plug could hit something, is to get a good skid plate, because the sump is fragile regardless of drain plugs.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #14038
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Skid PLate!

Takes care of the Drain Plug worry.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:18 AM   #14039
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Are there any threads on skid plate recommendations???



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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #14040
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Are there any threads on skid plate recommendations???



Don't think so...
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