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Old 06-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #5101
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Is this bike too small for me?
No, bike's fine. You are too big.

How tall are you? This is what I imagine the bike would look on me, I'm 6'-5".
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #5102
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WTF is chrome ?
The only element capable of both slowing a bike down and making it loud at the same time!
Can also have an asshole enhancing ability directly porportionate to the amount of chrome.

Interesting stuff.

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #5103
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Is this bike too small for me?
Where can I buy a smaller Tenere like yours?


I'm only 5'10", 155lbs and a smaller one would fit me perfectly
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #5104
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Laugh Regarding CHROME...

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The only element capable of both slowing a bike down and making it loud at the same time!
Can also have an asshole enhancing ability directly porportionate to the amount of chrome.

Interesting stuff.


Reminds me of something an ol' racer buddy of mine once said...

We were laughing a bit about the mythical material racers talk about factory "works" machines having - unobtainium. You know... The stuff lighter than magnesium, stronger than titanium, adds more hardness than beryllium, and is easier to machine than aluminum - Unobtainium.

Anyway, as we mused over the wonderful properties of unobtainium and how mere mortals couldn't get any of it, somehow the subject turned to Harley riders and chrome, chrome, and more chrome...

That's when he said that *REAL* Harley riders had something even better than *CHROME*... It was shinier than chrome, brighter than chrome, required no polishing like chrome did, and best of all was way, way heavier than chrome...

So I finally asked him what this mythical wonder material was, sought so fervently by custom bike builders and by those who rode with nothing more than leather chaps... And he said...

INANIUM

He also said that INANIUM was often alloyed with...

OVERDONEDUM

Which apparently damn near glows in the dark while also keeping leather chaps soft and supple yet maintaining the smell of urine.

Just FYI...

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #5105
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INANIUM

He also said that INANIUM was often alloyed with...

OVERDONEDUM

Which apparently damn near glows in the dark while also keeping leather chaps soft and supple yet maintaining the smell of urine.

Just FYI...

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Old 06-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #5106
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No, bike's fine. You are too big.

How tall are you? This is what I imagine the bike would look on me, I'm 6'-5".

I am just 6' 3"
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #5107
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #5108
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T mode has very acceptable performance and power delivery is
smooth without the lunge of S mode. It really is the best of both worlds now. S mode gives
you a really nice acceleration and almost instant throttle response. Feels like a sport twin
revving easier and giving you a reason to pay attention to what you're asking the bike to do.

T mode mellows the party but doesn't stop it. I can see it for passenger use and off road.
Thanks for the great report Pluric. It describes the type of performance that I'm looking for in making the jump to the Gen -2, so I'm going to stay with the plan to continue with the upgrade. I was worried that there was a performance degrade in T mode, specifically a leaner condition than the Gen -1 which would be an issue knowing it's going to be used more with the upgrade, but it appears not so all good.

Now they have had my ECU a week so hopefully they will get to it soon...
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #5109
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Is this bike too small for me?
Those lace-ups are classic! Modern day version but still the 1960's desert racer look.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:27 AM   #5110
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Phew, just back home from 10 days with no internet

Many thanks to Jaume and his family for their hospitality. So, here are a few pics of my visit.

Firstly the man



and his machine



We visited some great scenic areas











In order to take the above pic my back was pressed against the rocks in order to stay as far away from the edge as I could!

Thanks again Jaume, I hope we can do it again some time

Oh, and Pluric, Amy said "hi", she's coming back to the States to visit you soon!
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:49 AM   #5111
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Oh, and Pluric, Amy said "hi", she's coming back to the States to visit you soon!
I knew she couldn't stay away. Be still my beating heart. Only problem is I hear her dad is kinda tuff.

That really is a beautiful area! Wow.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #5112
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What pirates dream about.....
What, muscle tone?



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I am just 6' 3"
Oh shit...
Where were those raising links available again? Peg lowering kit? 26" wheels?
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:04 AM   #5113
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I am getting a Bill Mayer seat made in a few weeks. I will raise the seat some instead of messing with the suspension or pegs. Plus a little more guhss.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:09 PM   #5114
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #5115
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Phew, just back home from 10 days with no internet
...........
Thanks again Jaume, I hope we can do it again some time
..........
Hi Tim!

I'm glad you arrived safe at home. We had a short but great time.
Now you know where I am so you can come when you like.

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