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Old 02-08-2014, 09:57 AM   #21736
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Ole Git, I have said it before, but you and the missus have singlehandedly chronicled for the whole world what the Super Tenere really is capable of.

Combined with DCstrom's and Sailxx's exploits, this bike should clearly be awarded the current #1 World ranking for outright real world ruggedness and reliability award.

Period.

Whatever bike(s) used to be associated with such label, should flat out relinquish it.



No amount of marketing can trump that.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #21737
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So, are you saying the bike is like its owner...overweight ???


And now the icing on the cake. Karen wants to keep it too, and says I can get get a little dirt bike too..........Wohooooo......
That would be covered under the kettle calling the pot something.

I'm more impressed that after all that quality time together Karen is
keeping the Fu#@kn' idiot".

Well played on the entire trip! You must know how many of us keyboard jockeys
enjoyed living vicariously the past few months through your blog and the updates here.

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Old 02-08-2014, 11:11 AM   #21738
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Put the bike back together last night. Took it out before the storm hit.
I forgot how weak the stock lighting is. When I hit the Rigid aux light
it's like daytime. I was trying to find chuckholes, sewer covers, speed
bumps, anything to try and get a feel for the new suspension.

It was like the emperors clothes. I think I was trying too hard to like it.
I need to get it off road of at least a longer ride in. Storming outside
right now.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:17 PM   #21739
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Laugh I know it's difficult, but you have to follow the instructions...

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Put the bike back together last night. Took it out before the storm hit.
I forgot how weak the stock lighting is. When I hit the Rigid aux light
it's like daytime. I was trying to find chuckholes, sewer covers, speed
bumps, anything to try and get a feel for the new suspension.

It was like the emperors clothes. I think I was trying too hard to like it.
I need to get it off road of at least a longer ride in. Storming outside
right now.

Have you had a chance to set it up - sag, etc. - just like Stoltec specifies? Then he has a pretty detailed and specific set of instructions, etc. on how to dial in the dampening. Until you can do that you're not going to be able to evaluate it fairly...

There's a reason he ships the shock and forks with *ALL* the adjustments backed off to full soft. He wants you to take an active and dedicated interest in setting everything up properly. Until you do that it's going to feel terrible.

Just FYI...

Dallara



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Old 02-08-2014, 12:45 PM   #21740
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Yea Pluric. There are RULES.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:08 PM   #21741
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Have you had a chance to set it up - sag, etc. - just like Stoltec specifies? Then he has a pretty detailed and specific set of instructions, etc. on how to dial in the dampening. Until you can do that you're not going to be able to evaluate it fairly...

There's a reason he ships the shock and forks with *ALL* the adjustments backed off to full soft. He wants you to take and active and dedicated interest in setting everything up properly. Until you do that it's going to feel terrible.

Just FYI...

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I did try it out once when I got the front flat. It for sure was not set up right then.
The back end wanted to send me into a Flying W going over some railroad tracks.

Last night I'd tried to put the initial dampening settings at about mid range compression.
and rebound. More preload in front less in the rear. It was better. It's just hard to compare
over stock because of the limited ride time and it's been months of down time waiting for
the suspension then the wheel and now the weather. I can't remember stock that well.

I'm going to contact Erick again for his more detailed input.

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Yea Pluric. There are RULES.


This coming from our newest rebel!!!???

I had to quote it fast before your posts get deleted again!
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #21742
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Laugh Read the instructions and watch the video!!!

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I did try it out once when I got the front flat. It for sure was not set up right then.
The back end wanted to send me into a Flying W going over some railroad tracks.

Last night I'd tried to put the initial dampening settings at about mid range compression.
and rebound. More preload in front less in the rear. It was better. It's just hard to compare
over stock because of the limited ride time and it's been months of down time waiting for
the suspension then the wheel and now the weather. I can't remember stock that well.

I'm going to contact Erick again for his more detailed input.

I hate to say it, but you've gone about it entirely the wrong way... No wonder it doesn't feel any better!

Didn't Nick email you any set-up instructions or the link to his set-up video? Those are critical, and you'll quickly see why how what you did to "set-up" the suspension is completely ineffective.

Who the hell is "Erick"???



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Old 02-08-2014, 01:48 PM   #21743
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I hate to say it, but you've gone about it entirely the wrong way... No wonder it doesn't feel any better!

Didn't Nick email you any set-up instructions or the link to his set-up video? Those are critical, and you'll quickly see why how what you did to "set-up" the suspension is completely ineffective.

Who the hell is "Erick"???



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Old 02-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #21744
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Laugh And here I thought you and Nick were tight???

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There's a VIDEO?!?!

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Yeah. Nick didn't send you the link when he did your suspension? He sent it to me with the request I not circulate the link, as he only likes to send it to his customers.

It's probably pretty basic for you, AC... But very helpful, as it just shows how to set your initial rebound dampening once you get your suspension components back from him. Stuff I'm sure you already know. It's done with a Triumph Triple, but it's basically applicable to any bike.

And here I thought you and Nick were tight???

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Old 02-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #21745
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Yeah. Nick didn't send you the link when he did your suspension? He sent it to me with the request I not circulate the link, as he only likes to send it to his customers.

It's probably pretty basic for you, AC... But very helpful, as it just shows how to set your initial rebound dampening once you get your suspension components back from him. Stuff I'm sure you already know. It's done with a Triumph Triple, but it's basically applicable to any bike.

And here I thought you and Nick were tight???

Dallara



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I don't get the fancy treatment everyone gets.

I found it. Not hidden well enough to stop a little Googling.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #21746
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I hate to say it, but you've gone about it entirely the wrong way... No wonder it doesn't feel any better!

Didn't Nick email you any set-up instructions or the link to his set-up video? Those are critical, and you'll quickly see why how what you did to "set-up" the suspension is completely ineffective.

Who the hell is "Erick"???



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Ah, Eric is the Old English spelling for Nick. Duh.

My dad passed from dementia and I swear I'm next. I'm suppose to go to Puerto Rico
next week with neighbors we were there with last February. I couldn't remember the
places they spoke of like it was yesterday. Same way with rides. I can never remember
where we went or how to get back to fun roads. The good news is nothing ever feels
like a repeat ride.

I also didn't mean to be harsh on the Stoltec set up. I haven't even begun to give it a
fair trial. It was late at night, cold and dark. (Well until I turned on the Rigid light bar).
I really need to follow your PM advice and also wait until it's a bit warmer.

Thank you for the detailed PM and I'll attack it again soon.

Oh and I'll make sure avc8130 doesn't get any of this information.

You know circle of trust and all.



It is odd. Last week when I was in Nick's private jet I should have just had him
land in Salt Lake and give it his personal touch. I was just too distracted by all the women.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:46 PM   #21747
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Pluric,

Give the forks a good setup with Nick's alleged video as a guide.

On the Tenere, in the dirt, I think the forks feel better a bit "looser" than a typical road bike setup.

Set the sag (50-55mm) and get the rebound close to start. I suggest you throw a little screwdriver in the tank bag to make adjustments as you ride. You can adjust rebound from the rider's seat, compression takes taping the screwdriver to your boot and a bit of contorting. I'm pretty sure you can handle it

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #21748
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Just ordered the pro taper contour raptor bars. I have a good feeling about this!
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #21749
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Pluric,

Give the forks a good setup with Nick's alleged video as a guide.

On the Tenere, in the dirt, I think the forks feel better a bit "looser" than a typical road bike setup.

Set the sag (50-55mm) and get the rebound close to start. I suggest you throw a little screwdriver in the tank bag to make adjustments as you ride. You can adjust rebound from the rider's seat, compression takes taping the screwdriver to your boot and a bit of contorting. I'm pretty sure you can handle it

ac
Thank you as well. Nick did send me information and I hit the ignore button.

It really wasn't bad at all. I just gave it a brief ride and haven't even begun to play
with it. (Yeah, I know what that sounds like)

Dallara sent me really good advice PM and I'll spend a little more time and
effort on the next go round.

As far as contorting, I wear slip ons so I don't have to bend over to tie a shoe.

I do appreciate the advice and help. You are so close to being "In the circle".
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:59 PM   #21750
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Just ordered the pro taper contour raptor bars. I have a good feeling about this!
I hope it's the post recall production model.

On second thought you should be fine either way.
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