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Old 07-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #18781
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A friend that has a S10 had it quit on him while riding across Arkansas on the interstate. He had it towed to the nearest Yamaha dealer and it turned out to be a clogged fuel filter, which, as I understand it, is at the fuel pump. He had over 30k miles on it and had ridden it to Alaska, so thinks he may have gotten some crap gas while on that trip. I wonder if yours may have a similar problem.
I second the fuel delivery theory - clogged filter, bum pump, etc. The fact that it will start and run for brief periods would indicate that it can deliver fuel, just not enough of it for a long enough period.

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Old 07-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #18782
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There is a few in the Iron Butt Rally, but no coverage this year, so we will never know most likely. Guys spent a lot of time and money and effort for this rally to get zilch in coverage. I'm as usual kind of pissed at the world, but dang Bob Higdons coverage of the rally this year is crap. No list of riders and bikes after 6 days? My 10 yr old grand daughter could beat that. Look at the reports on the IBA site though and get good reports on haircuts for the rally as well as a few tattoo pictures. Fricking sucks, this stuff is my bread and butter I grew up with and wait like clockwork every two years to read about the IBR. No reading this year except crap. I'm bummed about it and hope it improves, not for me as much as the riders which deserve some recognition.
Sorry, rant as usual, I'm just real, real disappointed.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #18783
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There is a few in the Iron Butt Rally, but no coverage this year, so we will never know most likely. Guys spent a lot of time and money and effort for this rally to get zilch in coverage. I'm as usual kind of pissed at the world, but dang Bob Higdons coverage of the rally this year is crap.
Not surprised there's no coverage. Some fat old guys riding their bikes non-stop, about as exciting as watching paint dry.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #18784
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Not surprised there's no coverage. Some fat old guys riding their bikes non-stop, about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Don't forget the large, owl-shaped Russell Day-long ass buckets. Never quite understood why such monotonous, Chinese water torture-like activity is so attractive to some people.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #18785
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I liked riding, but that is a bit much for me..
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #18786
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I still like the long distance sport and enjoy the readings every two years. I suppose it's not top of most guys type of rides, but it is top of mine. They had good coverage in years past, this year nothing, at least nothing worth snot.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #18787
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I'm not saying it would make good TV. Or that there is a huge audience for the challenge coverage.

But count me in as someone who has an interest. I would like to know a bit about the human drama of it all. Especially since I hear there are several participants who chose the Tenere as their weapon of choice. That's gotta make some of us perk up our ears?

I'm no Iron Butt wannabe. But I get a particular satisfaction, in my old age, every time I overcome a long-day challenge. Sometimes that's 700 miles of "gotta be there TODAY". Sometimes it's simply my destination is 1500 miles away and I pick 2 wheels over 4.

Is it true Eric is running this year? Regardless of the banter he gets into around here, I would be a fan of his. Kinda cool to know somebody that's pushing the limits of what we crazy humans can accomplish.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:53 PM   #18788
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I'm pretty sure Eric is doing it this year. I thought I spotted his Valdez tank on the back of one of those Teneres.

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #18789
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There is coverage here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900105
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:52 AM   #18790
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I'm not saying it would make good TV. Or that there is a huge audience for the challenge coverage.

But count me in as someone who has an interest. I would like to know a bit about the human drama of it all. Especially since I hear there are several participants who chose the Tenere as their weapon of choice. That's gotta make some of us perk up our ears?

I'm no Iron Butt wannabe. But I get a particular satisfaction, in my old age, every time I overcome a long-day challenge. Sometimes that's 700 miles of "gotta be their TODAY". Sometimes it's simply my destination is 1500 miles away and I pick 2 wheels over 4.

Is it true Eric is running this year? Regardless of the banter he gets into around here, I would be a fan of his. Kinda cool to know somebody that's pushing the limits of what we crazy humans can accomplish.
What would make it almost bearable is how large groups get together and do it stateside. I'd hate doing it with only one or two riders. Fighting all of the discomfort along with trying to shake off bouts of drowsiness is kinda daunting when you're by yourself and the few others are spread out. Also, I value my naps at this age. ;)

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:50 AM   #18791
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As long as we keep to the thread theme of 'Big Twins' I see no problem.


Izzat your sister? Can I get her phone number? Does she like 50 year old fat guys who are into Star Trek/Lord of the Rings/Twilight/Harry Potter? So many questions, so much spare time/tissues.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:13 AM   #18792
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Izzat your sister? Can I get her phone number? Does she like 50 year old fat guys who are into Star Trek/Lord of the Rings/Twilight/Harry Potter? So many questions, so much spare time/tissues.
You will have to get in line behind my son.

This is still an ADV thread to it is safe to tell your SO "I'm just on ADVrider"

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448497

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #18793
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I've been following the IBR coverage on the FJR Forum as well as here: http://ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2013.cfm

There are 4 Tenere's in the Rally, with the top place currently being Tonie Cowen in 11th.

See today's report for full details, Eric needs to step up big on the next two legs!

http://ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2013/Day5.pdf
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #18794
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I'm as usual kind of pissed at the world, but dang Bob Higdons coverage of the rally this year is crap.
Just read his reports of the first five days and have to say he is a great writer. Maybe not all the info you're looking for, but he can certainly string together entertaining sentences.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #18795
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Just read his reports of the first five days and have to say he is a great writer. Maybe not all the info you're looking for, but he can certainly string together entertaining sentences.
Those reports have the potential to read like NOAA weather radio ("rider 45 collected 1500 points at the maritime museum, then 500 points at the train museum, while rider 56 collected 500 points at the plane museum, then got fuel..."), but Higdon makes what would otherwise be an exceptionally boring report very entertaining.
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