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Old 06-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #2191
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ACTION SHOTS ARE IN!







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Old 06-22-2012, 05:06 PM   #2192
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Whith these road wheels !!!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:55 PM   #2193
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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, 06:04 PM   #2194
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Your first post includes a picture, though. Smart man

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Old 06-23-2012, 12:33 AM   #2195
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Action shots?

Redwoods in the Avenue of the Giants, earlier today:
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:11 AM   #2196
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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, 03:41 PM   #2197
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Your first post includes a picture, though. Smart man

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

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:12 AM   #2198
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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, 03:56 PM   #2199
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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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Old 06-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #2200
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The Super Tenere is much better off road than most people give it credit. It is easy to ride this bike off road, it handles wonderfully!
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:34 PM   #2201
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Hey anti i am surprised you made it that far! I heard the drain plugs rip out and the S10 isnt as good as the bmw or tiger explorer. Well...thats what MCN told me!

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #2202
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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.
My previous big ADV bike was a 650 Strom. There is no comparison between the two.

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Hey anti i am surprised you made it that far! I heard the drain plugs rip out and the S10 isnt as good as the bmw or tiger explorer. Well...thats what MCN told me!

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We don't have rocks in MS. A skid plate will be the next purchase. It would have been the first, but I use the bike to commute and needed hard bags first. The Jesse's should be in the mail.

There aren't many places around here you need a skid plate, and nowhere that I can't avoid until I get one. It's not like I'm some magazine test rider with an agenda and KTM lust.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #2203
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it's not like i'm some magazine test rider with an agenda and ktm lust.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #2204
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I really have to tone it down till I get a skid plate and D/S tires. I (mistakenly) got onto a couple roads today that were very challenging on my WR250R, let alone on this beast.

And it was inevitable, I finally dropped the thing:


It was a very steep and rocky down hill (I'm standing on the down hill side) and I actually aborted the plan and was turning around when I lost my footing. I caught the bike mid fall, but couldn't right it (as I was on the downhill side) so I gently laid it down to readjust my position. It was a pretty incredible feat of strength (think mother lifting car off of child) for my 130 pound self to lift it up when it fell towards the downhill, but I got her up, and inspected to find not a scratch. Very cool!
(Usual checks; fan spins free, shifter untouched, clutch untouched, etc)

Found a new powerline area:


And a thorough inspection upon arriving home revealed not a scratch on the plastic 'skid plate', or the sump, or anything vital, but some major dings in both the header pipes!



Like I said, I will be toning it down till I get a plate (and tires). It's so fun... but no... I shall resist.... I shall resist.... I shall resist.....
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:25 PM   #2205
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I really have to tone it down till I get a skid plate and D/S tires. I (mistakenly) got onto a couple roads today that were very challenging on my WR250R, let alone on this beast.

And it was inevitable, I finally dropped the thing:


It was a very steep and rocky down hill (I'm standing on the down hill side) and I actually aborted the plan and was turning around when I lost my footing. I caught the bike mid fall, but couldn't right it (as I was on the downhill side) so I gently laid it down to readjust my position. It was a pretty incredible feat of strength (think mother lifting car off of child) for my 130 pound self to lift it up when it fell towards the downhill, but I got her up, and inspected to find not a scratch. Very cool!
(Usual checks; fan spins free, shifter untouched, clutch untouched, etc)

Found a new powerline area:


And a thorough inspection upon arriving home revealed not a scratch on the plastic 'skid plate', or the sump, or anything vital, but some major dings in both the header pipes!



Like I said, I will be toning it down till I get a plate (and tires). It's so fun... but no... I shall resist.... I shall resist.... I shall resist.....

Lol. Good for you picking it up. I've laid mine down to see how hard it would be to pick up, I don't think it's so bad.

And this is exactly why I went ahead and got crash bars and a skid plate. I'm not planning on any serious off-roading, but the couple times I've tried out dirt roads lead me to believe I won't be able to resist for long.
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