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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by AndreiZ, Jun 21, 2010.
Hate to love em and leave em, but at least they have the happy memory. (Sigh)
Better not let your wife see that pic, Pluric. You don't wanna' be living out in the sand of the desert...
Cool White Super Tenere...
I noticed your spring is painted red:
mine is yellow:
I wonder what the differences are.
Turns out to be the colour.
Actually I thought the Euro trash has always had a different color/colour shock spring.
Pah. Euro trash my ass.:ddog
Wait till I get to Salt Lake, Then we'll see whose bike kicks ass.
Ewwwww I'm so scared. With all that shit on your bike it can't get out of it's own way.
Now that that's settled, get your Karen loving butt over here.
Well, on my dirt road experience last weekend, I noticed how much the windshield flops around on the rough roads.
I thought that when I was installing the side wind shields (whatever they are called) I would add a small brace to see if it puts a bit of rigidity in the whole dash assembly. With my big honkin' Montana flopping around up there on the Madstad bracket.
Here is what I came up with. $3 worth of 1/8"x1/2"x36" cut down to two 8" braces:
Going camping off of the bike this weekend; report to follow!
I have the exact same GPS setup. Let me know how it works out for you.
That's interesting. Most of the time color denotes rates, right? Odd that they would bother to paint differently. Two different suppliers?
I don't think that's the case in this instance... Take the 2012 USA S-10's for instance - the blue ones had yellow springs and the black ones had red springs. Strictly a styling lick, just like the Euro/Asian/South African/Australian ones had silver side panels and the USA ones had black, and how blue ones in other markets got a black stripe on the fairing and the USA bikes didn't.
In this case most likely the distributor (much like Yamaha USA is the distributor here) in those markets specifies what color spring they want, much like they do colors, stripes, etc.
That said, your statement "Most of the time color denotes rates" is both true and not so true...
Many spring manufacturers used to use a small swipe of some color paint to denote a specific rate, but I haven't seen that done by motorcycle suppliers in quite some time. These days some sort of stamped/screened coded (or sometimes even uncoded) number will denote things like the part number, length, diameter, and rate. And most aftermarket spring suppliers have their own signature color... Hyperco is usually dark blue, Eibach a dark red, Ohlins yellow, Hyperpro purple, etc., etc.
The bike was styled in Italy. So the red spring matched the red Super Tenere sticker and the yellow spring matched the yellow Super Tenere sticker. That's how it was in the beginning. Balanced out the colour splashes darls.
I thought the same as you. I thought there must have been a "German" reason for it. Turns out it was all "Italian" reasoning.
Along the Salt River Canyon road to the take out area for the rafters.
You look more packed for 5 hours.
I painted my red spring black.........added 5mph to the already fastest black ones.
No, No, No!
Heres the real deal.
Yellow springs = Vingage Yamaha Racing Color combined with Current Yamaha Racing Color = Fastest Tenere on the planet.
Red springs = a poor combination of Honda & Yamaha colors = Very slow Tenere (for those who do not like to, want to, or can ride over 55 mph.
Oh my God, I just bought a new toy and look what colour they sent me.....Nooooooooooo
Looks like you’ll be “Slow Rollin” from now on.
Smart, puttin that anchor on it.Black ones gotta tendency to get away from you, FAST.
FFS don't tell Pluric, he'll have the state troopers turn me back at the Utah border . I'll sneak it in and see if he notices.oser