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Old 12-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #14746
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Finally picked mine up a few days ago, started bolting on all the accessories I've been hoarding over the last few months..


Congrats on the new ride!! I really like mine... by the way... the way you were saying the name of the bike on the video, I believe is incorrect... it's not "ten-er-er" it's "Tay-nay-ray"... sorry if that's being nit pickin'...
no matter!... enjoy the ride!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #14747
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Congrats on the new ride!! I really like mine... by the way... the way you were saying the name of the bike on the video, I believe is incorrect... it's not "ten-er-er" it's "Tay-nay-ray"... sorry if that's being nit pickin'...
no matter!... enjoy the ride!!


And just in case you wanted to hear it pronounced...

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?wor...&submit=Submit

http://www.forvo.com/word/tenere/

http://www.forvo.com/word/t%C3%A9n%C3%A9r%C3%A9/

And in case you were wondering where the name came from...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A9n%C3%A9r%C3%A9

And if you would like to read an interesting, though certainly tragic, yet somehow humorous story relevant to the word...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbre_d...n%C3%A9r%C3%A9

Just how in the deserts of hell do you hit the *ONLY* tree within 250 miles?

Just FYI...

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #14748
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Alright! I'll throw some stuff at you... I don't know how exact that map is, so this may all already be known to you.

Leaving this area, you must (requirement) ride Bear Tooth Pass from Red Lodge Montana into Yellowstone National Park. Awesome ride.
Anytime you can ride to over 10,000' it's


Once you're in Yellowstone there is much to see. Be prepared for big crowds and lots of RV's. If you have the extra two days, ride south in Yellowstone to visit Grand Teton National Park. Worth it.

Heading back north... Glacier National Park is pretty great. Ride the Going To The Sun road. You'll instantly forget about the line of tourist traffic you're riding in. The road/view is that great.
Doesn't do the "Going to the Sun Road" scenery justice but all I've got...


Now you've got some time to relax; a couple hundred miles of average riding. Use this time wisely... stretch those face muscles... do some neck rolls... get mentally prepared... because you're about to enter the Canadian Rockies, and the Ice-fields Parkway is about as close as you can get to motorboating the supermodel that is mother nature. Mind = Blown.


Bow Glacier and Lake


A little tip, fill up your tank prior to entering the park... gas within the area is damn-near double in price.
Hey, Ray's from the UK gas will still look cheap to him.

Enjoy!
Looks like a great trip. If you end up coming through the Okanagan, BC we have a place to stay, shop to work on the bike if needed and a tire changer and some of the best riding in Canada. Have fun, will be following your blog once you're under way.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #14749
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MifeF5000 posted an amazingly accurate ride of a lifetime around the states. I've done most of it. All be it some of it was in "Darlene", our 1972 Volkswagon camper. (With the kids)

Bross simply added the graphic proof of much of it.

Thanks guys. Great memories.

Bear tooth pass being one of my favorites.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #14750
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Ok, I'll add a couple of my pictures from the suggested sections:

Beartooth Pass (Middle of August)


Yellowstone National Park


Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park


Ice-Fields Parkway in Banff National Park


The Alaska Highway in BC
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #14751
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Just did the clutch mod....
WOW what a difference!!! No more hesitation/stumble at take off and a way more responsive throttle.. Very happy, bike is brand new with 150 miles and this just made it even better!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:54 PM   #14752
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Just did the clutch mod....
WOW what a difference!!! No more hesitation/stumble at take off and a way more responsive throttle.. Very happy, bike is brand new with 150 miles and this just made it even better!!
I did the same the other day and added a switch so I can still use the regular modes when needed. Works great so I'm not sure why some people went ahead with the $400 reflash after doing the clutch mod. Does it have an advantage that makes it worth that kind of cash?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #14753
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I did the same the other day and added a switch so I can still use the regular modes when needed. Works great so I'm not sure why some people went ahead with the $400y jetted. reflash after doing the clutch mod. Does it have an advantage that makes it worth that kind of cash?
I had the reflash before the clutch mod. Across the whole rpm range it smooths out flat spots
and made the bike feel perfectly jetted. I would do the reflash again.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #14754
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I did the same the other day and added a switch so I can still use the regular modes when needed. Works great so I'm not sure why some people went ahead with the $400 reflash after doing the clutch mod. Does it have an advantage that makes it worth that kind of cash?
Like Pluric I had the reflash done and it made the bike run properly in all phases. I would have it done again only sooner than later.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #14755
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Another re-flash fan here. Glad I had it done.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #14756
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Plus one more fan of the flash. It really changed my bike for the better.
It is much smoother through the power band.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #14757
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Just got my ECU back today from AF1 today. I had previously been running the clutch switch mod. Got the ECU flashed for regular gas since we can get non-ethanol regular around here.

The bike is much smoother. It just runs like a well sorted bike should. No dips, blips, surges etc...

The clutch switch mod was pretty good in my opinion, but I started not liking it in slow speed off-road situations, it was just too abrupt at low rpm's.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #14758
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Question Where'd you say your re-flash was done?

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I did the same the other day and added a switch so I can still use the regular modes when needed. Works great so I'm not sure why some people went ahead with the $400 reflash after doing the clutch mod. Does it have an advantage that makes it worth that kind of cash?

Well, for one... I didn't pay that much for my ECUunleashed re-flash...

But more importantly, I greatly prefer the re-flash over the clutch-switch mod, and I don't run the clutch-switch mod on my bike. In fact, it's a toss-up in my mind whether my ECUunleashed re-flash or the Stoltec-Penske rear shock/Stoltec-revalved/re-sprung forks are the best money I've spent on my Super Tenere...

I'd gladly spend the money on those mods again, no problem.

Also, I guess I missed it somewhere in here, but which re-flash did you get done, on your bike, that you are comparing with the clutch-switch mod? How many miles did you have on each for comparison?

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #14759
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I had the reflash before the clutch mod. Across the whole rpm range it smooths out flat spots
and made the bike feel perfectly jetted. I would do the reflash again.
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Like Pluric I had the reflash done and it made the bike run properly in all phases. I would have it done again only sooner than later.
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Another re-flash fan here. Glad I had it done.
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Plus one more fan of the flash. It really changed my bike for the better.
It is much smoother through the power band.
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Just got my ECU back today from AF1 today. I had previously been running the clutch switch mod. Got the ECU flashed for regular gas since we can get non-ethanol regular around here.

The bike is much smoother. It just runs like a well sorted bike should. No dips, blips, surges etc...

The clutch switch mod was pretty good in my opinion, but I started not liking it in slow speed off-road situations, it was just too abrupt at low rpm's.


I gotta' admit; These posts are putting a little happy in my pocket.

With any luck, I'm gonna' try to get my ECU done, after the first of the year. I was waiting until I had a few thousand miles on the bike, so that I was thoroughly used to its behavior (and would immediately notice any difference).


My main question is this...

Does it do anything to the bike on the bottom-end?


Anyone who rides this bike, for a few hours, will realize that the low-RPM (and partial-throttle) fueling is dicked-up. In fact, if you wanna' see how dicked-up it is, roll the throttle on (1/8 to 1/4) under compression braking. It gargles and warbles all kinds of unnatural noises. And, if you fill it with regular, the low-end issues are even more pronounced.

Other than my KLR, I have never owned a bike that I couldn't (first gear) drift the ass-end, in turns. Even my little DR had a little hooligan in its blood. This bike has NADA...NOTHING. I have a hard time believing that a 1200 doesn't have a little unlocked juice left in there.


I love this bike SO MUCH. A little hooliganability would just be icing on the cake...


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Old 12-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #14760
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Also, I guess I missed it somewhere in here, but which re-flash did you get done, on your bike, that you are comparing with the clutch-switch mod? How many miles did you have on each for comparison?

Dallara
Haven't done it yet, that's why I'm asking for comparison feedback from people who first did the clutch mod, then later did the reflash.
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