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Old 05-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #1906
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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   #1907
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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   #1908
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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   #1909
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BMW rally Hiawassee Georgia 2012


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Old 05-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #1910
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One bonus point for being out front, two bonus points for getting air.If thats a camera on your helmet how about some video? Great picture
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:02 PM   #1911
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This is my ride.

Post from Japan.
I'm absolutely satisfied with my ride.

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:18 PM   #1912
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Post from Japan.
I'm absolutely satisfied with my ride.

Nice. I had a silver FJR too. Too bad that blue bike is in the way. What is that thing anyway?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #1913
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Too bad that blue bike is in the way. What is that thing anyway?
That's what S10's look like when they have round clean wheels pluric. You probably don't remember.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #1914
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That's what S10's look like when they have round clean wheels pluric. You probably don't remember.
Just finished a little over 1,000 miles this weekend much off road. No dings, dents or flats!

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #1915
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Just finished a little over 1,000 miles this weekend much off road. No dings, dents or flats!
And it looked great too. Congrats on the ride pluric..
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:14 PM   #1916
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And it looked great too. Congrats on the ride pluric..
Thanks, but honestly it was a challenge and I'm looking forward to playing on the water for a while.
And for sure riding the lighter bikes on some mountain single track.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #1917
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And for sure riding the lighter bikes on some mountain single track.
Call it training pluric. People will start to wonder why you are getting so skilled on the light bikes all of a sudden. The extra new found strength won't hurt at all.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:09 AM   #1918
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Call it training pluric. People will start to wonder why you are getting so skilled on the light bikes all of a sudden. The extra new found strength won't hurt at all.


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Old 05-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #1919
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My Tenner from the last ride...



At Colorado National Monument...
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #1920
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After the last couple of pages of photos with guys riding these things in more dirt bike type of terrain, I feel like a bit of a wuss posting these next pics, but this is how I use the Tenere, a great sport-touring streetbike that just loves to explore dirt also. As fun as this bike is to slide, it's first priority is about getting away from it all.

A bit of Eastern Sierra riding led me to a dirt road I hadn't been on before. Not sure what lay ahead I stumble upon this old gold mine mill stamp. What a neat surprise. I spent a good hour here getting a closer look. Things like this make me feel really connected to history, and even though our friends at ECV have a landmark plaque there, I still felt like I "discovered" it myself



Lots of relaxing two track to help me get lost




These things ALWAYS lead to a killer view. In this case across the valley I just rode through into the Nevada desert.



It's places like this that somehow make me stretch a 400 mile ride into a 14 hour affair .

I've never felt the need to hurry home.
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