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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #1786
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On RR337 in the Texas Hill Country on the way home from the Texas Adventure Ride.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #1787
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What I meant is I feel that the sixth gear should be an overdrive dropping the rpm from 4000 to 3500 at (real speed) 120kmh for a more relaxed cruise and lower fuel consumption and engine wear. It doesn't bother me to change down a cog when overtaking. First definitely needs to be lower and the remaining four gears evenly spaced out. That's just me. I have never been satisfied with the gearing on any of my bikes. Difficult chap, I know.
Sixth gear is already an overdrive (0.929), but with the torque that engine has, I,m sure that it could be geared even higher.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #1788
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Sorry. Just that several of us have had the same issue. Bending wheels and
loose spokes. Lost nipples etc....

It's been covered both in ADV and over at the Tenere site. So the word on the
street has been to check your spokes often to help avoid what happened to you.

Yamaha only sells the spokes in a full set. I bought a set to have a few extras.
I don't recall anyone actually breaking spokes, just loosing nipples.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2311.0
Oh...yeah, i knew that. I check them regularly. One day off road was enouhh to fu..k everything up. Front one seems not to care though.


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Old 04-26-2012, 10:53 PM   #1789
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Sixth gear is already an overdrive (0.929), but with the torque that engine has, I,m sure that it could be geared even higher.
Yep as I'm always looking for another gear. Can't complain though as the motor is so smooth and quiet, almost electric. Glad to note all this chat about spokes. I haven't been checking mine enough and been ridding over rocky ground with hard tires...suspension working like a two stroke. Bike sometimes fools me into thinking I'm on my WR450. I feel I should also tighten up the front a tad.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:37 AM   #1790
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Testing out the new camera yesterday



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Old 04-27-2012, 04:38 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.





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Old 04-27-2012, 06:36 AM   #1792
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I envy you. :)


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Old 04-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #1793
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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   #1794
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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   #1795
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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   #1796
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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   #1797
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #1798
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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   #1799
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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   #1800
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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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