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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:55 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
It's called "Uncle's Around The Bend Desert...

It's called "Uncle's Around The Bend Desert Challenge" (On Two Wheel Texans Forum) Starts-Ends in Terlingua. This was the 8th annual. And it's not "officially" a race. Public land. Unsanctioned....
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:31 PM
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Views: 1,832,218
Posted By snakebitten
Well, I'm the new "old man" that went on a sudden...

Well, I'm the new "old man" that went on a sudden whim and bought my first REAL dirt bike in about 30 years.
(Last MX race was on a 1988 YZ250 when I was 28. I'm 58 in a few weeks)
Anyways, I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,325
Posted By snakebitten
The orange 500 holds 1.6 quarts now! :D So...

The orange 500 holds 1.6 quarts now! :D
So riding it in less than competitive environment, you can go 15 hours between oil swaps.
30 hours between valve checks.

I can only dreeeeeam checking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:32 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
That IS a super clean EXC. Congrats caljw! ...

That IS a super clean EXC. Congrats caljw!

That's 2 DRZ's that got orange-crushed this week.

W33, that's a bit above KLRizing. Not a lot, but some. :D
(needs color?)


WRW, torch...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By snakebitten
Those are gorgeous rad guards! Gave them a call...

Those are gorgeous rad guards!
Gave them a call and they feel 98% sure they will work with the 19L shroud-less tank.
If not, no restocking fee.

So thanks!!!
Oh, and you cost me money. So this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:07 AM
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Views: 1,832,218
Posted By snakebitten
Thanks guys! Pretty friendly bunch around...

Thanks guys!

Pretty friendly bunch around here. Wasn't sure the Orange crowd was gonna be so tolerant of the new guys naiveté as the "old folks home" is, over on the Tenere Forum. (we're a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 07:25 PM
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Views: 1,832,218
Posted By snakebitten
Waiting to consider what radiator protection to...

Waiting to consider what radiator protection to get until after the 19L tank is installed.
The KTM catalogue mentions guards do not fit with large tanks that replace the shrouds.

Does the tank...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
Found the tubliss thread. So, never mind on that....

Found the tubliss thread. So, never mind on that. Sorry from the potential derail.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831867
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
VERY interested in tubliss! Haven't had time to...

VERY interested in tubliss! Haven't had time to consume this entire 3 + year thread, and don't want to ask a bunch of newb questions. But.......since you brought it up......

Bought this bike to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
LOL. You bet! Jumped on it at the dealer to...

LOL. You bet!

Jumped on it at the dealer to go ride that "1 hour". Straight on the Interstate to the next town. (League City) Stopped at EBR performance and setup getting it sprung for my weight +...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:12 AM
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Posted By snakebitten
Thanks Twin Rider! Didn't know you were over...

Thanks Twin Rider!
Didn't know you were over here. :)

Full disclosure.............I have had a 2006 950SM since....well....2006
So I already had a good dose of Orange previously.
And it IS a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8,745
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Posted By snakebitten
Went in today to reward myself with a stable-mate...

Went in today to reward myself with a stable-mate to my trusty Big Pig Tenere.
Thought I had finally decided on the 350 EXC

My nephew works at a dealer and asked why not the 500?
I quoted all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27,375
Views: 5,375,959
Posted By snakebitten
Yea. That's unfortunate. He's a really good...

Yea. That's unfortunate.

He's a really good guy. And an asset to a lot of folks with Teneres.

And yes, including my own. So I'm likely biased. 😊
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By snakebitten
Something like this helps in the turns I think....

Something like this helps in the turns I think. :)
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By snakebitten
It RIDES again! And I suspect with a...

It RIDES again!

And I suspect with a freshened upness? 😊
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 707,356
Posted By snakebitten
Excellent observation! Those rake-trail #'s...

Excellent observation!

Those rake-trail #'s ARE what we feeeeeel. Regardless of how we describe it or what we prefer.



Literally, both the V2 and GSW have more street bike geometry.

The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By snakebitten
Lots of options. But I have no reason to believe...

Lots of options. But I have no reason to believe that choice wouldn't be plenty sufficient.



Sounds like a great adventure!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 66,104
Posted By snakebitten
Heated grips is an option on 2014 Standard. And...

Heated grips is an option on 2014 Standard. And it integrates with the built in OEM grip software, as I understand it. So that would be the very essence of plug-n-play.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 07:12 AM
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Views: 707,356
Posted By snakebitten
What is 125lbs heavier than a V2? 😶 On...

What is 125lbs heavier than a V2? 😶

On paper, the Tenere is a bit beefier. But nowhere near that amount. And once rolling, it's famous for giving off a much lighter experience.

But I agree with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 1,195,600
Posted By snakebitten
Theloop, He doesn't have to let me. ...

Theloop,

He doesn't have to let me.

And I let him have Day1 without asking.

But he still NEEDS me. ☺
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6,546
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Posted By snakebitten
Well thanks to all you gents on this thread, I...

Well thanks to all you gents on this thread, I steered one of my kids in his first bike purchase. (without my funding. Lol)

I think that smile confirms you guys steered ME straight. Thanks.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
Towboat, all I can say is that's a pretty...

Towboat, all I can say is that's a pretty uncommon issue reported on either forum for the 3 years I've been following. You're pioneering on this one. So let US know what you find out. 😁
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By snakebitten
He couldn't have meant that. :) Even with...

He couldn't have meant that. :)

Even with the oversized rotor and upgraded pads, hauling a fast moving KLR down is an event.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 10:19 AM
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Views: 1,195,600
Posted By snakebitten
Each morning I go out on the porch and decide the...

Each morning I go out on the porch and decide the ride-of-the-day. It might be 100HP KTM. Or a 100HP Tenere. Or a 37(?)HP Scooter. They all will take me down my 60-65mph roads with ease and 2-wheel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 66,104
Posted By snakebitten
Tenere looks good in every color I've seen. I'm...

Tenere looks good in every color I've seen. I'm way easier I suppose.

By the way, my 2012 is Blue. I was buying that PDP Beast if it was pink!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
Those cliffs up close. It is an awesome chunk of...

Those cliffs up close. It is an awesome chunk of rock. You can walk right across there. Even climb the cliff to the right. Bet you had a great weekend.


...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
Big Bend. Might be my favorite spot on the...

Big Bend.

Might be my favorite spot on the planet. I need to stay long enough sometime, that I get over it.

It's motorcycle Mecca, in my book.

Have fun!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 707,356
Posted By snakebitten
Obviously I am a huge fan of the Super Tenere....

Obviously I am a huge fan of the Super Tenere. But am I on the right thread? :)



I figure there will be some 2014 Vstrom OWNERS showing up here soon enough. (been a couple so far) I'm looking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 66,104
Posted By snakebitten
Nobody loves the Tenere more than me. And I...

Nobody loves the Tenere more than me. And I appreciate your enthusiasm.

But I don't think so. :)



I DO believe the Tenere will continue its apparent steady increase in garnering advocates...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
TeneRay, What a loooong strange trip it's...

TeneRay,

What a loooong strange trip it's been. (I sang)

Good job.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By snakebitten
Thanks Buster. Guess I was really asking if...

Thanks Buster.

Guess I was really asking if you thought a TKC on front would last 2 knobbies on the back?

And since you were mismatching anyways, what helped you to decide on the TKC over...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 145,084
Posted By snakebitten
Early arrival IS a sweet surprise! Congrats....

Early arrival IS a sweet surprise!

Congrats. And you were meant to have spokes anyways. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,086
Posted By snakebitten
Yes muddysoles, fantastic shots. And that grey is...

Yes muddysoles, fantastic shots. And that grey is certainly photogenic, it appears. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 66,104
Posted By snakebitten
I'm a capitalists dream. More so than when I was...

I'm a capitalists dream. More so than when I was younger, at least.

My dealer(s) has it really easy. All they gotta do is genuinely care about making\keeping me happy. If they can enjoy that, then...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27,375
Views: 5,375,959
Posted By snakebitten
Ah, a breath of tire fresh air. I declare your...

Ah, a breath of tire fresh air. I declare your strategy as having a large "fun quotient". :)



Can you expound a bit on the TKC front? I think I'm doing that next. Gotta decide soon since the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,086
Posted By snakebitten
Kalho13, That's a New Tenere smile! Dig...

Kalho13,

That's a New Tenere smile!

Dig the helmet too. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 66,104
Posted By snakebitten
I'm sure if he researched, he would find the 1000...

I'm sure if he researched, he would find the 1000 posts of the Tenere motor improving substantially during the first few thousand miles. And the many more that admit to it demoing poorly because of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,712
Posted By snakebitten
Happy Snapper, Why are you SURE that there...

Happy Snapper,

Why are you SURE that there are others that this has failed on?

I agree that there are Tenere owners that have never been on ADV or YST. But there is a plenty valid cross section...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,086
Posted By snakebitten
Pretty much reveals why it handles its weight so...

Pretty much reveals why it handles its weight so well. It's just a big giant trials bike. Lol
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12,572
Views: 1,758,260
Posted By snakebitten
I need to look at the battery in my Tenere. It...

I need to look at the battery in my Tenere. It too sits at a vertical angle and would calls to be AGM antidrip. Just bought a new one at the dealer. Yuasa. $89 I think.

Curious if they are...
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