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Old 05-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #1936
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Hope so!!

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Hola Jaumev ... are you using the Giant Loop on the back?
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #1937
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Geeze mate, you musta been giving it some stick! I have almost 10,000 miles on mine, and it still has 4mm left on it - about the same as yours at 5000. Mine doesn't have chunks ripped out of it either... You need to calm down old man, take a valium or somethin'.

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Well, it's the back of the S10. Just an update on the K60. 5,000 miles, Baja, street, Southern Utah
and it still has life. I've never had a rear tire wear this well.

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Old 05-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #1938
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Geeze mate, you musta been giving it some stick! I have almost 10,000 miles on mine, and it still has 4mm left on it - about the same as yours at 5000. Mine doesn't have chunks ripped out of it either... You need to calm down old man, take a valium or somethin'.
10K really? That's amazing. I was so happy to get this far...wow.

I'd like to go back to Alaska. It's about 9K from my house to Prudhoe round trip.
On the Strom I had to retire in Fairbanks. Sounds like I could do it on one tire.
That would be nice.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:50 AM   #1939
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Post from Japan.
I'm absolutely satisfied with my ride.

It's cool to know of other Tenere owners in Japan. I'm up in Aomori Prefecture. The closest Super Tenere rider I've seen was in Morioka, but he was on the ohter side of the rode headed in the opposite direction
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:53 AM   #1940
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #1941
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10K really? That's amazing. I was so happy to get this far...wow.

I'd like to go back to Alaska. It's about 9K from my house to Prudhoe round trip.
On the Strom I had to retire in Fairbanks. Sounds like I could do it on one tire.
That would be nice.
I've got a set of K60s in the garage waiting for my summer trip. Tennessee to Glacier National Park down the Continental Divide trail to Salida then back to Tennessee. In the neighborhood of six thousand or so. I'm liking the wear i'm seeing and hearing about. I'm pretty sure I can't punish tires (or front fork seals) like u Pluric. Knock on wood they get me home. I'll be taking a 19 inch tube just in case.

87 degrees today outside

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #1942
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #1943
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I've got a set of K60s in the garage waiting for my summer trip. Tennessee to Glacier National Park down the Continental Divide trail to Salida then back to Tennessee. In the neighborhood of six thousand or so. I'm liking the wear i'm seeing and hearing about. I'm pretty sure I can't punish tires (or front fork seals) like u Pluric. Knock on wood they get me home. I'll be taking a 19 inch tube just in case.

87 degrees today outside

Water gooood
I carry an 18 inch now. Stuff it for the rear stretch it for the front. So far I've haven't needed it. (knocking on wood)
Sounds like a nice ride you have planned.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #1944
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I carry an 18 inch now. Stuff it for the rear stretch it for the front. So far I've haven't needed it. (knocking on wood)
Sounds like a nice ride you have planned.
I wasn't sure I could stretch an 18 but I'll take your word for it. That might save me from pinchin if I had to put it in the rear. Some sentences just don't sound right
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #1945
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I wasn't sure I could stretch an 18 but I'll take your word for it. That might save me from pinchin if I had to put it in the rear. Some sentences just don't sound right
You're right. If you can take an 18" in the rear you're more man than I'll ever be.

If I said I had 19 in the front I don't think I would get many believers. Well maybe millimeters....
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #1946
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If I said I had 19 in the front I don't think I would get many believers.
Depends which part you are talking about
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #1947
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Razorback Refuge, Monongahela National Forest

Seeking asylum from a work week from hell, yesterday me and Alegany decided to head for the Monongahela National Forest to skirt the WV/VA state line. Apparently when the two states decided upon a boundary, both parties adhered to a “never give up the high ground” tactic as the state line runs razorback ridges for miles and miles.
On our way north, Mother Nature decided we both needed a good bath and so dumped a frog strangler thunderstorm on us. 10 miles later the road was dry; 15 miles farther on, another frog strangler. First gravel turns dirt road south down a razorback ridge and ten miles in we came to a locked gate…drat! Reverse course. Second gravel road, this time to the north and a longer loop home. The farther we rode, the harder it rained. Ten miles in and it’s time to reverse course. Third choice, gravel road south over on the next watershed, 15 miles in, another friggin’ locked gate and a third backtrack. Alegany and me rode solid for over 2 hours and never left the original junction! Traced a turkey foot pattern and had a blast.
Pics and video from along one of the just damp gravel sections through beautiful woods. The Refreshments provide a boogie backbeat.



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Old 05-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #1948
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Depends which part you are talking about
My waist makes everything else look like an innie.

We've had this talk where the bike cc is in direct proportion to the belt size.
Any rumor of a larger Tenere yet?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #1949
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My waist makes everything else look like an innie.
Only joking

You're just so easy to pick on

By the way I see you have been out running courses for the young fella's for a bit of pocket money.

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Old 05-19-2012, 12:33 AM   #1950
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Hola Jaumev ... are you using the Giant Loop on the back?
Saludos,
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Yes, I have the Great Basin saddlebag. I don’t like panniers for off road trips so this saddlebags are a good solution. Very easy to fit (just 3 straps), light, big, with compartments inside and waterproof.
They are great

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