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Old 04-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #1651
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Here's one standing and one napping.



My wife is getting a real baptism in her first month of Tenere riding. This was the result of some very greasy mud. I'm suspicious my failure to tell her to take the bike out of TCS1 may have contributed to this incident. No worries, no injuries, no damage and a good attitude remained throughout the day.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #1652
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Here's one standing and one napping.



My wife is getting a real baptism in her first month of Tenere riding. This was the result of some very greasy mud. I'm suspicious my failure to tell her to take the bike out of TCS1 may have contributed to this incident. No worries, no injuries, no damage and a good attitude remained throughout the day.
Who got to pick it up?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:16 AM   #1653
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Who got to pick it up?
Mostly me, but she did help a useful amount. It was fun since the only footing was to get down and walk it up starting in the puddle you see on the near the seat. Good times.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #1654
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Hope the wife was not injured.

Did the bike get danaged? Which crash bars?

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #1655
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Interesting but I think with that much weight I would want two wheels on the trailer. My DRZ would probably like to tag along on some adventures.

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #1656
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Hope the wife was not injured.

Did the bike get danaged? Which crash bars?
Thanks, she's fine. I gave her lots of praise. She's only been riding the Tenere for little more than a month and for less than 1200 miles. It's the biggest most powerful bike she's ever ridden and she hasn't picked a two wheel line in mud in about 8 years...and that was on a TTR-125. Did I mention she only has 80/20 tires? She was able to laugh about the tip over. It was all good.

No bike damage except for a few scratches on the SW Motech bars. A little black paint will make those good as new.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #1657
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Thanks, she's fine. I gave her lots of praise. She's only been riding the Tenere for little more than a month and for less than 1200 miles. It's the biggest most powerful bike she's ever ridden and she hasn't picked a two wheel line in mud in about 8 years...and that was on a TTR-125. Did I mention she only has 80/20 tires? She was able to laugh about the tip over. It was all good.

No bike damage except for a few scratches on the SW Motech bars. A little black paint will make those good as new.
It looks like you have racing slicks on that downed bike. If you have real tires on there that mat not have happened.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #1658
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It looks like you have racing slicks on that downed bike. If you have real tires on there that mat not have happened.
No doubt the Anakee's were not the best choice. Neither were my Tourances. Next I'll be trying the K60's.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #1659
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #1660
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No bike damage except for a few scratches on the SW Motech bars. A little black paint will make those good as new.
Wow, was I wrong about that. Didn't notice anything as I was washing up both bikes, but I did tonight. The bike is fine, but the bars are significantly bent. It is now impossible to take off the electrical cover without removing the bars. My wife did not think the bike hit very hard so I'm very surprised at how much bending happened.





I would not want the bike to take another tip over with the bars already so close to the cover. Clearly I need to replace these, but it's not going to be with another set of SW Motech.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #1661
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Wow, was I wrong about that. Didn't notice anything as I was washing up both bikes, but I did tonight. The bike is fine, but the bars are significantly bent. It is now impossible to take off the electrical cover without removing the bars. My wife did not think the bike hit very hard so I'm very surprised at how much bending happened.





I would not want the bike to take another tip over with the bars already so close to the cover. Clearly I need to replace these, but it's not going to be with another set of SW Motech.
I'd say the bars did their job.

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Old 04-04-2012, 03:42 AM   #1662
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Nearly 40,000k's on mine now. Hate to think how many tyres I've been through!

Anyway, this is outback NSW Australia. My favourite riding place!

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #1663
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We should do a Blue Mountains Blue Tenere Ride I think, to Hayfarmers place

Don't tell him we'll just drop in unexpectedly

Nice one Uncle Dave. Good to see the big S10 on some Aussie freeways.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:27 AM   #1664
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I heard that Graham.....

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #1665
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We should do a Blue Mountains Blue Tenere Ride I think, to Hayfarmers place

Don't tell him we'll just drop in unexpectedly

Nice one Uncle Dave. Good to see the big S10 on some Aussie freeways.
I still struggle to see many of these on the road... I think there's only about 3 of us here in the mountains.
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