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Old 05-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #1891
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With the last of the local Sierra passes opening I knew where I was going. My favorite spot for lunch is a walk down to that cascading waterfall. If you want to see any snow better get up there quick boys, not much left this year.

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #1892
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Just got back from a 3 day Southern Utah trip. As a side note it may not be the best
call to ride with a Honda XR400 and a KTM 690 when on a Beast. The stuff they took me through.
There was a fair amount of slab to get there. The 400 trailered and the 690 actually rode the whole thing.
Don't know that he enjoyed the slab part. I'm sure the hand signal was not directed at the loping S10.







Some trail samples. First time I really was concerned about having the factory bash plate.
And yes it did get bent, and no the sump was fine. Phewwww.









Look ahead of the Honda rider and you see the road twisting up the mesa. This was
pretty cool because it switched back almost vertical.



When you reached the top you can see the road we came in on right in line with
where you end up.



Don't really want to miss a turn up here.



You all know I hate sand. There is a reason. Teneres suck in it.







Did find some secluded camping spots.



Scenic bath tub....



This little gal said "I looked like her dad" At least it wasn't her grandfather.

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #1893
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I wince just thinking about that on any bike over 250 pounds.

Beautiful country. Just what the Tenere was made for.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #1894
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Did find some secluded camping spots.




Love this pic, getting away from civilisation is what drives me to find spots like this. Not that we have much like that in Oztralia.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:29 AM   #1895
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With the last of the local Sierra passes opening I knew where I was going. My favorite spot for lunch is a walk down to that cascading waterfall. If you want to see any snow better get up there quick boys, not much left this year.

Amazing picture,
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:37 AM   #1896
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You all know I hate sand. There is a reason. Teneres suck in it.
Good trip and nice photos.
I do hate the sand too. I was in Morocco with a GSA and was terrible riding in the sand!!, I want to try the ST but I suppose is not much difference.
Hope to go with the ST in december and see.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #1897
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The two Yams in Sardinia, amacing view



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Old 05-14-2012, 06:21 AM   #1898
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Beautiful view.

Lots of nice pics lately
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #1899
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These last few posts have some great shots in them!!!!

Thanks for posting!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #1900
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This time of year Utah is known to have four seasons in one day.
Heading into a black cloud it suddenly started to hail. Painful hail.



Started to clear up.





The twisties were really good.



This rock formation is at the mouth of Eagle Canyon. Well named.



Geez, not sure why this looks so much like an old man trying to hold
his stomach in while a hot girl walks by.







Common theme....




Ahh, finally signs of civilization. I have to admit some time after taking this shot
I had to get on the highway. It was divided and I didn't notice. I was just so happy
to be on pavement I took off up the road. I'm hauling. A car is coming at me in my lane
he swerves and stays to the left. I'm shaking my head in disbelief. About then I notice
the other highway I'm suppose to be on on my right. I'd been driving up the wrong
side of the road. I might be an official Aussie now.

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #1901
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Sand is no good

Hi Pluric ... nice shots ... had the same trouble with sand ... better look for a Steering Dampener ... I'm trying to fit my previous Roc Stompa I had on my old XTZ750 ... hope our S10 has the same steering column end diameter ... next is the placement of the handlebar support ... love your 'suspensores' ... where can I buy them?



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Old 05-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #1902
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Hi Pluric ... nice shots ... had the same trouble with sand ... better look for a Steering Dampener ... I'm trying to fit my previous Roc Stompa I had on my old XTZ750 ... hope our S10 has the same steering column end diameter ... next is the placement of the handlebar support ... love your 'suspensores' ... where can I buy them?



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Yeah, they are quite the fashion statement. I was on a couples ride and my pants keep
slipping down. There was a hardware store in town and they had quite a selection. So any
hardware/tool store should have them in the "I wanna look like a dork" section. Despite the
farmer Jones look they do work well. Besides, I'm married with children, you can't hurt me.

Sand, I don't think anything will work on the Tenere. I can't even count the close calls I had
with almost going down and just willing the bike to stay up. A couple of times it almost did
a full lock to lock and was pushing the front wheel almost sideways in the silt. That really
took it out of me. The one area had the sand hitting the pegs. Insult to injury the 400 just
went by me like it has on hard pack. Of course the pavement was my revenge.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #1903
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Here's a couple from last weekend down in southwest Virginia. Loving this bike!





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Old 05-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #1904
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OK. I went to the dealer today for a dyno run to check the clutch switch mod.

It didn't go well because of practical reasons.
A second gear test was impossible because the gear is too short and the torque too much. There wasn't enough grip, the tire slipped.
Third gear and up was only possible with TCS off because of the samr reason, too much torque.

The only way it would be possible to do a second and third gear run with TCS on was to tie down the bike with restraints, but their dyno room doesn't have that possibility. Do only runs with TCS off which is quite useless for this case. With TCS off the restrictions are gone anyway. Nice and straight lines on the dyno chart.

They advised me to find another Ténéré owner and do a drag race

Or should anybody find a dynojet with the possibility to tie down the bike at the back (like how you do it on a ferry) it should be possible with TCS on (and second gear)
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #1905
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