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Old 04-15-2013, 08:46 AM   #17086
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I'm guessing that like most of the thousands of S10 owners (versus the few who have had issues) I haven't given my spokes a second glance except to wash them. Not saying it's a bad idea to check every once in a while but no problem yet.
I'm in that boat. I checked them a few times, but they are all tight. Maybe my bike's former owner had them checked and tightened? I bought mine with 5k miles on the clock, now I'm closing in on 20k miles...
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #17087
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It'll be ok. I'll take a dial indicator home from work and figure it out. I'll consider it quality time with the bike.


...till i get frustrated and sell it with 2 wobbly wheels.

Truing a wheel is an art. There are plenty of videos on the net and also good written instructions so you can get this back the way it should be.
Just take your time.

Remember you will need to true the wheel, radial, laterally and center.
Also if you have screwed the wheel up enough, you may need a torque wrench. Oh, and use the correct size spoke wrench and not an a adjustable.

I've probably just ruined your day,but you can do this. The first one is the hardest. After that you will be able to them in you sleep...
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #17088
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Truing a wheel is an art. There are plenty of videos on the net and also good written instructions so you can get this back the way it should be.
Just take your time.

Remember you will need to true the wheel, radial, laterally and center.
Also if you have screwed the wheel up enough, you may need a torque wrench. Oh, and use the correct size spoke wrench and not an a adjustable.

I've probably just ruined your day,but you can do this. The first one is the hardest. After that you will be able to them in you sleep...
The torque wrench part is the easy part - thats what I do for a living. (calibrate test equipment, including physical/dimensional tools). Thats actually what I set the torque with on the spokes that got me into this.

The funny part is, I kept thinking I should just leave well enough alone and not worry about it till it happens. I guess I outsmarted myself.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #17089
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I don't do a lick of off road riding, but the S10 appeals for reasons of ergos, power, reliability....

But this spoke conversation has me spooked. I don't need spoked wheels for my purposes.

At this point in my life, I prefer riding to maintenance (most of my riding years were spent on old Triumphs, BSAs and a Norton, so I come by this preference honestly).

Are you all saying that I'll pay for not having to attend to chain maintenance on the S10 by now having to develop a deep relationship with my spokes?

Are cast wheels available?
As mentioned kind of a hit and miss item. Seems like once they are seated, first couple thousand miles,
they don't need much attention. I did lose a nipple on mine as well. Had to buy a full spoke set for
a replacement spoke and nipple. I've since replace the rear rim and spoke set due to off road use that
the OEM rim did not approve of.

I sure wouldn't let it be the deciding factor over buying the bike for all the positive points you've mentioned.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:42 AM   #17090
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I'am 6'4" (193) and i've never ever had any problems with oem screen. I've ordered Touratech's adjuster just to fix the GPS above the tacho, and cause i like the Rally Raid look when the screen is in almost vertical pstn.


I'm also 6'4" and the stock screen buffets my head like crazy.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #17091
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Tim please post pics of when you have the bracket made. I am considering the same set up.
Why does this bike need a damper?
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #17092
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Why does this bike need a damper?
If they owner thinks it does. Some farkles are for the sake of "Oh what the heck?".
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #17093
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I did lose a nipple on mine as well.


Taken out of context, that is quite funny!

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:25 AM   #17094
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Taken out of context, that is quite funny!

What are you 6 years old? I would never see the potty humor in that.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #17095
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Since the bike has some down time, just ordered some Jesse 10" bags- 105L compared to the 72L I've had for years. Should cut down on some of the stuff strapped down on the back.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #17096
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Whew... Color me relieved!

I came home and put the indicator on the wheel. I only had 1 spot that deviated .006" from the rest of the wheel. I consider that acceptable. You can't see the deviation with the naked eye.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #17097
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Whew... Color me relieved!

I came home and put the indicator on the wheel. I only had 1 spot that deviated .006" from the rest of the wheel. I consider that acceptable. You can't see the deviation with the naked eye.

You're golden...

It probably had that much error right out of the box.

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #17098
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I was was perusing a copy of Overland Journal and saw this:



Which attaches like this:



Now I'll admit the Tenere is a heavy bike, and having a winch (that only weighs 8 lb!) has it's merits, especially if one travels alone in remote areas, but does anybody think this is a good way to mount it? It's only got two bolts that are attached to metal, and they're pretty long to be putting much side load on...
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #17099
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I was was perusing a copy of Overland Journal and saw this:



Which attaches like this:



Now I'll admit the Tenere is a heavy bike, and having a winch (that only weighs 8 lb!) has it's merits, especially if one travels alone in remote areas, but does anybody think this is a good way to mount it? It's only got two bolts that are attached to metal, and they're pretty long to be putting much side load on...


It's like having a steering damper... You don't need it, but it looks so... so... so much like it's a Bavarian/Teutonic/Austrian mount down at the Starbucks if you hang stuff like that on it. Makes sure you get a lot of questions about what an "Adventure Rider" you are while you're having a fat-free Latte'...

It helps to be wearing some of that gear made out of whale-foreskin, though!

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #17100
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I was was perusing a copy of Overland Journal and saw this:



Which attaches like this:



Now I'll admit the Tenere is a heavy bike, and having a winch (that only weighs 8 lb!) has it's merits, especially if one travels alone in remote areas, but does anybody think this is a good way to mount it? It's only got two bolts that are attached to metal, and they're pretty long to be putting much side load on...
Only needed one once....









ATV to the rescue.

Problem is what to hook it to? Look at Jaumev's sand shots. Nothing to hook it to
and the angle would be bad for pulling a bike up.

I just remembered the other time I needed a winch set up. Manual one with a ratchet
handle saved the day.

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