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Old 04-27-2012, 03:37 AM   #1786
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Testing out the new camera yesterday



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Old 04-27-2012, 04:38 AM   #1787
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Yesterday I pick up the bike from the dealer, with the new tires, Karoo on front and TKC on rear, the bike looks great.
In a few hours I start a 10 days off road trip in Sardinia.





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Old 04-27-2012, 06:36 AM   #1788
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I envy you. :)


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Old 04-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #1789
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Missed a couple of spots.
Could put another sticker on each edge of the windshield.
Maybe the seat.


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Old 04-27-2012, 07:34 AM   #1790
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Missed a couple of spots.
Could put another sticker on each edge of the windshield.
Maybe the seat.


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Couple more and It could be a Worldcrosser.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #1791
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Yesterday I pick up the bike from the dealer, with the new tires, Karoo on front and TKC on rear, the bike looks great.
In a few hours I start a 10 days off road trip in Sardinia.

Why not both Karoo or both TKC? What is the characteristic of each, that you chose this combination?

Nice in white, I like it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #1792
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Testing out the new camera yesterday



Could you snap a pic from a bit farther away? Say, Georgia? Just kidding. Nice bike!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #1793
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Tough crowd in here
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #1794
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Could you snap a pic from a bit farther away? Say, Georgia? Just kidding. Nice bike!
How much more was the camera with a zoom?

(Sorry, just keeping Graham happy.)
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #1795
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How much more was the camera with a zoom?

(Sorry, just keeping Graham happy.)
Obviously a believer that wider is better

Sorry, we are on a theme here
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:01 AM   #1796
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Yesterday I pick up the bike from the dealer, with the new tires, Karoo on front and TKC on rear, the bike looks great.
In a few hours I start a 10 days off road trip in Sardinia.





Great looking bike. Sure you gonna have a great ride. Nice looking pipes, but will the standard panniers fit with them?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:08 AM   #1797
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Not true. Not true at all. The S10 can go to some amazing places in some amazing terrain.

If YOU haven't tried, you don't know!


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Old 04-29-2012, 05:15 AM   #1798
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Not a bad road to turn 65 days old and hit 4K miles.




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Old 04-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #1799
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Hmmmmmmmm...

So I guess Nick Sander's Pan-American Double Record Ride (http://www.nicksanders.com/2011/parallel_world.html) - on a bone-stock Super Tenere - was a complete figment of his imagination and pure flight of fancy, eh?

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I love the S10 and am looking into one myself.

I just spent 14 months in Central and South America on a Buell Ulysses, so I know a thing or two about adventure touring in far off places with a pig of a bike. (Notwithstanding those pics, any Harley - and I love 'em too - is a heavy, weezing, coughing, massive pig of a bike, and more importantly, not fit-for-purpose to be off any road.)
Nick Sanders has completed an amazing feat of endurance. No doubt about it. But his travels are in no way any demonstration of the S10s off road capability - unless you call hard-pack and gravel 'adventure riding' . He spent most of his time on the Panamericana - on excellent paved roads and some high elevation hard pack and dirt on the lower- eastern side of South America. Indeed, his aim was tarmac-speed and not dirt adventure. Across north Brazil would have been entirely a different story. . .

Oh, and Nick also took a R1 across the entire world, riding through situations that would make his SA trip seem like a milk-run. By your logic, does this mean that the R1 is a more capable adventure bike? I think not. But rather, that the (great) motor will continue turning the rear wheel far after the driver has lost sight of common sense. And this is why we all love Nick's exploits.

Nick was given the S10 for free and paid to ride the bike. DEAL!! I don't subscribe to the principle that bigger is always better. Some do. The issue is fit for purpose. 600 pounds? Better stick to paid-Panamericana. That, or have riders posting photos 50 years in the future (or now?), goggling at the temerity to do such a thing when there are so many more appropriate means.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #1800
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But his travels are in no way any demonstration of the S10s off road capability - unless you call hard-pack and gravel 'adventure riding' .
The first part of this sentence may be true. But 'off-road' is not synonymous to 'adventure'.. In fact, 'adventure' hasn't the first damn thing to do with which surface you travel on. My 2 öre. What limits the 'adventure' sense in his ride is that he did it on a schedule, to break a record. Just like the Dakar race has nothing to do with adventure in my book - it's as much adventure as a motogp..

Ohhh, in a few days I do hope to contribute to this thread with what it was made for: a pic of my brand-spanking new White Whale...! Can't wait.. I expect that bike to take me on many adventures!
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