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Old 06-22-2012, 12:27 AM   #2191
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You really have to re learn a few things with this bike.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #2192
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Did the first 200 miles of the north-south stretch of the TWVT today on my bone stock S10 (with the factory street tires, with 8000 miles on them). Probably would have benefited from dual sport tires and a skid plate, but we survived without!

I've never used so much ABS and TC in my life, but the bike just friggin works. While the majority of it was paved, or easy gravel/dirt, there were at least half a dozen section where street tires had no business, let alone worn out street tires under a 600 pound piggy. Somehow never went down though! Oh yeah, and I had camping gear on the back too!










Action shots to come later.
Be very carefull running off road without a skid plate, a single stone could make a big damage!!
Nice photos!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:54 AM   #2193
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TWVT? What and where is that trail? Looks like great fun.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #2194
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TWVT? What and where is that trail? Looks like great fun.
We started at the northern tip and rode south, ending at the arrow.


Details are in the TET thread in the Making Tracks section of this site. It's a back road route, about 50% paved, and 50% gravel/dirt. Request the GPX tracks for the TET, and one file enclosed is specifically the TWVT.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:30 AM   #2195
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:01 AM   #2196
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Wreckchecker, you drink that stuff???? I put mine a little lower.


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Old 06-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #2197
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ACTION SHOTS ARE IN!







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Old 06-22-2012, 04:06 PM   #2198
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ACTION SHOTS ARE IN!









Whith these road wheels !!!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #2199
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Only action shot I have so far...need to get out and ride more

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #2200
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^^^

Your first post includes a picture, though. Smart man

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #2201
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Action shots?

Redwoods in the Avenue of the Giants, earlier today:

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Old 06-23-2012, 02:11 AM   #2202
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ACTION SHOTS ARE IN!

Apparently you didn't get the memo about the Tenere being too heavy, road-oriented, etc - especially in stock form - to do this kind of thing...

Good Show!
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #2203
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^^^

Your first post includes a picture, though. Smart man

Welcome!
Yeah, made that mistake once years ago. Haven't made it again

Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:12 AM   #2204
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Apparently you didn't get the memo about the Tenere being heavy, road-oriented, etc - especially in stock form - to do this kind of thing...

Good Show!
I missed that memo too.

Rode some of the Mississippi Hill Country Trail yesterday. It was the first big gravel road ride and also had some milder off-road detours. It was also my first ride on this bike with guys who ride fast. Fortunately, the dust was terrible, so I could blame that on why I was hanging back so far instead of my "skills." The bike did great!





That was a detour around a washed out culvert. Most of the road looked like this:



Marbles on hard pack. The bike really excelled on this surface. The front never felt like it was going to run wide, and the rear would just drift out as wide as you wanted it to. The sand sections were... entertaining, as one would expect on a 575lb bike on street tires.

Now I just need to order a skid plate and crash bars before I mess this thing up. A TKC wouldn't hurt on the front either...
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #2205
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Marbles on hard pack. The bike really excelled on this surface. The front never felt like it was going to run wide, and the rear would just drift out as wide as you wanted it to.

I was really impressed at how it felt on those surfaces as well. After the Strom it was amazing how easy it was. It was so easy ion fact that I was getting a bit stupid after a while.
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