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Old 04-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #1651
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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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First contact with an idea I have, which will come to be a project for this month of April ... make a towing rig to carry my TW200 with my XT1200Z to places where the big trail won't go ...





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Old 04-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #1652
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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   #1653
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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   #1654
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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   #1655
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #1656
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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   #1657
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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   #1658
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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   #1659
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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   #1660
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I heard that Graham.....

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #1661
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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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Old 04-05-2012, 02:11 AM   #1662
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I still struggle to see many of these on the road... I think there's only about 3 of us here in the mountains.
Well not everyone has great taste in bikes

I saw two on the road on the weekend, well umm sorry that would be one on the road and one at a pub.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:13 AM   #1663
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I heard that Graham.....

You blokes are welcome anytime. Just let me know how many.

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Thanks Brian...
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:14 AM   #1664
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Little detour on my way home
How does that screen dooverlacky work?

Does it do the job?

I like those white S10's. I think I should scratch up mine a bit so I HAVE TO get a new paint job.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:20 AM   #1665
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Some pics of my bike with all luggage and most farkles finally in place.

Jesses bags are tight (35.5") and forward, Gobi topbox (capitalcycle.com) is mounted between them on rails to allow change of position by sliding front to back. In order to keep it low and still have clearance enough to open the Jesse lids, it needs to be turned sideways from the usual mounting position. This is a better solution than either mounting it high or hanging it off the rear rack. There is still enough room on the Altrider rear rack for a medium duffle.

Up front, Barkbusters and Denalis from Twisted Throttle, Cee Baileys headlight protector.

Crashbars and skidplate are Hepco & Becker.

You might notice no space under the rear tyre - that's due to the Wasp Works 25mm raising links - I haven't welded on the centerstand extensions yet. A few more small things like that to do, but I think I'm mostly set!
i like your thinking...and what you have done.
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