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Old 08-30-2013, 04:21 AM   #36991
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Be safe this weekend all! Im off to a wedding id rather not be at. Wife to me a few minutes ago: the reception is in the inn we are staying at. Bring tequila. Me: affirmative.

If any of you wanna crash the event. Pm me. I will give you coordinates. Lol


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Old 08-30-2013, 05:19 AM   #36992
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Mine's rough but she gets the loving she needs. Winter riding hasn't helped her aging process any. Rich may be onto something but, then again, by the end of winter he's BSC.









Clutch adjust and oil/filter tonight. Sunday didn't go as planned.

Chasing a gremlin in my right rear turn signal I glance down and find this tonight.





Pulled it out. In about an 1/8". Leaving for Grand Manan in the am...2-up.

Luckily, I still have the original issue worry beads in the tool tray.

I've been running this stuff....

Used it on 2 sets of tires so far and been happy with it. No balance issues or anything exciting like that. Figure it's cheap insurance .
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:59 AM   #36993
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Ah !!!

Take care all, hitting the road to meet some folk in PEI!

Everyone stay safe this weekend!

Go ahead. Ride and play you b'stds. I'll be workin'... It could be the last big weekend so I'll be "making hay while the sun is shining" - so to speak. BTW, the sun might NOT be shining, so take your rain duds.

Be safe boys and girls. I'll be thinking of you.





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Old 08-30-2013, 07:06 AM   #36994
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Ah !!!

Take care all, hitting the road to meet some folk in PEI!

Everyone stay safe this weekend!

Have a good run, Rich!
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #36995
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Don't feel left out TinMan...we're precasting satRday & Monday...at least I just got back from a 6day weekend



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Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2013
12th ANNUAL MAINE MOTO GUZZI RALLY

Two Rivers Campground in Skowhegan, Maine. Come to Maine and enjoy great riding, great company and a great time. Ride up to the Carrabassett Valley/Moosehead Lake Region for moose sightings. Ride over to the coast for fresh Maine Lobster, or explore Maine's back roads. Join the Maine Eagle Squadron for their annual picnic table bonfire, Galen's famous grolla, and good old-fashion Italian camaraderie. The cost is $45 which includes camping, showers, Friday night road-kill stew, Saturday night spaghetti dinner and 50/50 raffle and awards. Registration should be made by September 1st with Dan at Two Rivers Campground: 207-474-6482. Strays are welcomed. There are local motels for less adventurous. Two Rivers Campground website: www.tworvrs.com.


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Old 08-30-2013, 12:55 PM   #36996
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Don't feel left out TinMan...we're precasting satRday & Monday...at least I just got back from a 6day weekend
ohhh I don't feel too badly, as I hope to riding SOMEPLACE new and interesting for a few weeks this fall. At least a portion of that will be with my brother. These guys will be stuck at work and home and I'll be wearing the sneakers off my DL

Actually melting my Credit card today ordering parts and pieces for both the DR and the DL. Dang! this 'chit can get pricy
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #36997
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ohhh I don't feel too badly, as I hope to riding SOMEPLACE new and interesting for a few weeks this fall. At least a portion of that will be with my brother. These guys will be stuck at work and home and I'll be wearing the sneakers off my DL

Actually melting my Credit card today ordering parts and pieces for both the DR and the DL. Dang! this 'chit can get pricy
My card has suffered a similar fate as of late. Projects and new gear purchases are winding down for now luckily. :)
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #36998
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Don't feel left out TinMan...we're precasting satRday & Monday...at least I just got back from a 6day weekend



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Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2013
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Hey GOG,
Give everyone a big hug for me... I'll be in San Diego.. possibly buying Price Sloan's Quota... Details at 11...

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Old 08-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #36999
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Hey GOG,
Give everyone a big hug for me... I'll be in San Diego.. possibly buying Price Sloan's Quota... Details at 11...

radio...
Hope they're not giving you to much shite at the plant these days rad.

Saw a GS headed down east this afternoon with a tire that looked a little low on air. Wonder who that could have been.

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #37000
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Hope they're not giving you to much shite at the plant these days rad.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:01 PM   #37001
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yes, there have been a couple years when money was scarce, the kids were little and almost no riding was done except to work...and it did count...'cause when that old BMW started up and went down the road it was the same bike that crossed the country, went to Georgia, up to Newfoundland and may places inbetween...
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #37002
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How to replace 3 oil seals and a rear bearing in under 20 minutes on an fjr...

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Old 08-31-2013, 02:35 AM   #37003
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Lots of parts to keep em going.

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Old 08-31-2013, 03:30 AM   #37004
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:11 AM   #37005
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A little update for those interested

I have ticked away a bit over 8000 miles on the Tenere this season. I really can not say to much negative about the bike. It has very easily replaced the KLR and the Vstrom by covering almost every bit of terrain and roadway I had on those bikes with ease. There were certainly a few nasty places I had the KLR that I am not capable to take the Tenere. But those are very few.

I have had several chances to take the Tenere on roads less traveled. Most of them were back in the spring with the bike shod with K60's. Even though the Tenere is larger and heavier than the KLR I find it much more agile and confidence inspiring off road. The traction control does a great job of keeping be between the trees and pointed in the right direction. The ABS brakes have not been an issue either, if you hit the rear only first it overides the system. As with any big bikes mud is the limiting factor for me. i had even spent several hours on gravely roads and trails in NB two up loaded for bear on street tires and never once felt uncomfortable.

On the road it is well balanced, handles nicely, suspension is decent for now(a little under sprung 2 up). Wind protection is good for what it is, ergo's are almost perfect for me. I do find the seat to be a bit uncomfortable though, not so much that I whine after an 8 hour day but uncomfortable none the less.. In an effort to find a better seat I tried a Saddlemen Adventure Tour, Ginger likes the pillion but the rider section is possibly worse than stock for me. So I took a gamble and sent my stock seat out to Seatconcepts to have them done.I was a little worried about doing a nice enough job installing the cover myself so I figured the $20 and shipping was worth it. We got their first pillion seat for Ginger to try. I wont really know till next weekend what we think as we are going to the Green Mountain Rally then. ChrisW and T have both tried the bike and felt the bars need to come back a bit, I think they are right. I tried rolling them back but didn't like the angle so I may need risers.





2 up, Ginger finds the overall ride quality of the Tenere much better than the V, but the ergo's aren't as nice. She is a little more cramped and has an issue with the Jesse bag mounting rack hitting her in the ankle. Makes her skew her foot a bit which in turn makes her hip hurt after a few hours.

So all in all I am still very pleased with the Tenere's performance and hope to log many more miles on it.

Our upcoming 10 day trip to Virginia should be a big tell as to how the bike does. Ginger and I are already discussing looking to add a big street bike to the stable someday, something with better pillion comfort. She also hopes I wont go near any dirt with a "street" bike
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