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    Super Tenere vs Moto Guzzi V85 TT ?

    I spoke to the tech support folks at Startron. The product is compatible with SeaFoam. Before I learned about Startron, I used SeaFoam to treat the bikes and lawn care equipment each fall. While SeaFoam is not actually an anti-ethanol treatment, my theory is that the petrochemicals in the...
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    Dirt_Mom's next bike - F 750 GS, 790, or 950 ??

    No, not going to Ouray until much later this summer. Too many other things on the calendar right now. Enjoy!
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    Super Tenere vs Moto Guzzi V85 TT ?

    Are you going to do the initial service yourself? The valve adjustment and throttle body synch on the Griso are a piece of cake. I hope Moto Guzzi kept the same simplicity in the V85 engine.
  4. FrontRangeRider

    Super Tenere vs Moto Guzzi V85 TT ?

    Steve - Congratulations on a beautiful bike and thanks for the write-up. Yours is the first write-up done by someone with similar body size so your comments about the riding position were of great interest. I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam; I wonder how I would fit on the V85. Is there enough room...
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    Dirt_Mom's next bike - F 750 GS, 790, or 950 ??

    When are you coming through Colorado? If you are going to be coming through the Springs, and we are around, maybe we can get together for dinner or a cold one.
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    Dirt_Mom's next bike - F 750 GS, 790, or 950 ??

    You're going to have to update your sigfile for reflect the new addition to the stable. That is ALWAYS a good thing.... From what I have seen on my wife's two BMWs (and the 4 I have owned), the fit and finish are always very good to outstanding. The add-on parts are expensive but everything...
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    Dirt_Mom's next bike - F 750 GS, 790, or 950 ??

    Congratulations to Dirt Mom for her new bike. That's a beauty. My wife has a 2017 F700GS and the Madstad adjustable windscreen made a huge improvement in the wind noise and helmet buffeting she experienced with the stock windshield. On the topic of BMW reliability. I just finished a 17 day...
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    Teneres Spotted on the Dalton Highway

    Just got back from a 17 day motorcycle trip in Alaska. We rode almost 3000 miles during the trip and had a blast. Saw two fellows on Teneres camping near Fairbanks and three Teneres heading south on the Dalton Highway between Deadhorse and Fairbanks. The three bikes were not riding in the...
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    Final Drive Leak - Question for Other Owners

    Got the bike back just before leaving for a three week trip so only rode it about 20 miles to get it home. Going to ride to the top of Independence Pass on the 4th of July; that will be a 300+ mile run so if there is going to be another early failure, it will happen then.
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    Final Drive Leak - Question for Other Owners

    Checkswrecks - Thank you for the detailed info and for putting my mind at ease about the final drive and likelihood of a seizure. I'm going to print / bookmark your resource links for my file. I'll have to pass on to one of my riding buddies about "Keeps Taking More." He makes fun of my KTM...
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    Final Drive Leak - Question for Other Owners

    The Tenere is still in the shop. Awaiting parts from Yamaha to fix the leak that appeared after the dealer fixed my bike. Thinking that it is time to find something to replace it. Riding season is way too short here to lose a month of riding while the bike sits in the dealer's storage area.
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    The new Mitas E07 Adventure tire (tyre)

    What Dirt_Dad said. I put a new K60 on the back of my Tenere and then rode 500+ miles in pouring rain on I-70 at 80+ mph from Denver to Topeka, KS, to tour the Evel Knievel museum. (My riding buddy likes to ride very fast.) The rain was coming down in buckets, we were passing semis with a...
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    Escaped inmate recaptured.

    Welcome, Inmate#315. Gorgeous bike!
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    Trailering fork seal issues

    I use LA Chocks, made by Baxley Engineering. No requirement to compress the forks and it is a freestanding chock so once you ride the bike into the chock, it is hands free. Makes tying the bike down very simple. You just strap the bike at the rear to ensure it does not back out of the chock...
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    Final Drive Leak - Question for Other Owners

    EricV - Great suggestion. I'll do that next time. All I know is in the first leak, when I could not see any fluid in the final drive and told the dealer that, the service manager said to trailer it in and not to ride it any more. Went to the dealer today. They verified the continued leak and...
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