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Old 05-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #1951
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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.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rK6Zs8cnFU
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #1952
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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   #1953
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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   #1954
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Hola Jaumev ... are you using the Giant Loop on the back?
Saludos,
Roberto
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

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/product...asin-saddlebag

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Old 05-19-2012, 07:03 AM   #1955
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Let me say Jaumev, you have great taste in bikes and boots

By the way, after this trip, do you keep your opinions on th Tenere vs the GSA?
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #1956
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Let me say Jaumev, you have great taste in bikes and boots

By the way, after this trip, do you keep your opinions on th Tenere vs the GSA?
Thanks!
This boots are one of the best investments in my life. Comfortable and absolutely waterproof. Also they are the trail boots more similar to a enduro boot in safety.

Concerning to my opinion to the ST vs the GSA, no regrets to the change, I’m very happy. In my recent trip we can compare the two bikes very well. In road are similar but in off road the ST is superior. You can do the same but more easy, comfortable and less tired. Run faster and safer, and no more “clonks” in the front suspension!!
My only concern is about the water cooled system. The other ST had to stop once because was too hot, he also broke a water hose in a stone. Doing off road in slow tracks the ventilator is always running and the radiator and a water hose are too exposed, I’m thinking make some modifications to protect them and improve the cooling system.
Also, comparing with the GSA my feeling is the bike is not so strong in hard conditions and some parts need to improve, is a “young” bike comparing the GSA.
But I'm pretty sure after the trip, some of the GSA addicts of the group have some doubts
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #1957
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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

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/product...asin-saddlebag

Someone may have already asked this.........Which exhaust system is that?
The best looking one yet on a Super Tenere!
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #1958
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #1959
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #1960
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Thanks!

Also, comparing with the GSA my feeling is the bike is not so strong in hard conditions and some parts need to improve, is a “young” bike comparing the GSA.
Care to elaborate on that.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #1961
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Someone may have already asked this.........Which exhaust system is that?
The best looking one yet on a Super Tenere!
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:01 AM   #1962
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Someone may have already asked this.........Which exhaust system is that?
The best looking one yet on a Super Tenere!
Glad you like it.
Is a Spanish manufacturer called NONE
It's not finished yet and not ready to production, but probably in a month could be.
I’m very pleased with the look, the sound and the fit, good improve from the stock one.
If you like to see the evolution here it is.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=3791.0

And the rest of bike modifications

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=4157.0


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Old 05-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #1963
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Let me say Jaumev, you have great taste in bikes and boots

By the way, after this trip, do you keep your opinions on th Tenere vs the GSA?
In this video you can compare the two bike's difference doing trial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f6R6...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #1964
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Glad you like it.
Is a Spanish manufacturer called NONE
It's not finished yet and not ready to production, but probably in a month could be.
I’m very pleased with the look, the sound and the fit, good improve from the stock one.
If you like to see the evolution here it is.

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=3791.0

And the rest of bike modifications

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=4157.0

Gracias.......will keep it in mind for when i buy mine,be away in the future though!As i said,the best looking system yet!
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #1965
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Put some Heidenaus on it

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