Black Hills Yamaha Super Tenere Rendezvous July 22nd - 25th, 2021 - Custer Crazy Horse Campground, Custer SD

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Oh i wouldnt ride a bike i cannot just deadlift back upright.

The first thing i did with this bike was tip it over on grass and prove im good to lift it solo.

No worries on that. Shes been dropped twice on dirt with no damage to me or the bike.

Im old but not that old. ;-)


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True for good conditions. But off camber, in mud, water, sand, etc. the heavy Tenere gets more difficult to pick up. Especially the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time of the day or at the end of a long exhausting ride.
 

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Depending on your starting point, I would take hwy 20 across IA through NE and come into Custer from the south. From Des Moines, it is a really big day ride. If the wind is blowing like it usually is across NE or SD, and the temps it will wear your out. We usually stay in the 400 - 500 mile range per day when travelling distances.
This is probably the way we will ride out. Just poking around through upper Nebraska on the way out. Then up from the south into the Hills.
I have no idea when we will be heading out, There is a lot of old bridges on the Niobrara River that I would like to check out.
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True for good conditions. But off camber, in mud, water, sand, etc. the heavy Tenere gets more difficult to pick up. Especially the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time of the day or at the end of a long exhausting ride.
True.

My last one was on a hill, off camber and the bike was lying below horizontal. It was more challenging but still very doable.

Also i am weak these days but i used to deadlift 315x8 and the bike is *nothing* compared to that. It feels like a 225 rack pull.


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Would anybody be interested in putting on a clinic on how to take the wheels of the bike and how to take the tires off the rims? I would love to learn how but leery of just jumping in and doing it myself.
 

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Would anybody be interested in putting on a clinic on how to take the wheels of the bike and how to take the tires off the rims? I would love to learn how but leery of just jumping in and doing it myself.
Jaxon would be the best guy for that. I am super comfortable pulling both wheels and servicing the rear drive, but i hate hate hate spooning tires and refuse to do it again.


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Jaxon would be the best guy for that. I am super comfortable pulling both wheels and servicing the rear drive, but i hate hate hate spooning tires and refuse to do it again.


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I would help take part and participate with a group. Is someone bringing a tire machine ? LOL
I can’t tell anyone when-where-what time- Etc. But it would be fun. Who is donating there bike for this experiment? LOL
 

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The Black Hills has a lot of good riding for whatever roads or trails turn you on; but sometimes too much of good thing is too much!

If you like to incorporate museums and that kind of thing into your bike adventures - of course you need to check out Mt.Rushmore and Crazy Horse - the following three "lesser known" places do a really great job:

- Sturgis motorcycle Museum
- SAAB car museum in Sturgis. Of course I like mechanical things - don't really like SAABs and I've never owned one - but this is a very cool place run by privateers Tom and his wife. The back stories on the cars he has collected are amazing.
- Deadwood's "Whore House" Tour. I don't know what the real name of the tour is, you'll have to look it up. It's run by the city of Deadwood that has a deep history in Cowboys and Mining AND the women that service them. It's tastefully done.

Just some thoughts 2.5 months out from the Rally ..........
 

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Does anyone have a head count as of this second ? Or an idea?

Still only 40?
 

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I am debating the following:

Take the tenere solo (original plan)

Pull the tenere in a trailer behind my truck and be a support vehicle for others or myself.

Thoughts?

I am temped to pull the tenere behind my tacoma and have it as a support vehicle, but it would be a bit more fun and economical to take just the bike.


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I am debating the following:

Take the tenere solo (original plan)

Pull the tenere in a trailer behind my truck and be a support vehicle for others or myself.

Thoughts?

I am temped to pull the tenere behind my tacoma and have it as a support vehicle, but it would be a bit more fun and economical to take just the bike.


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Just take the bike..... most of us are on S10's..... Saying this, I will be the one needing the support vehicle. Knock on wood
 

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To Gunslinger's question ...... I guess how and why each of us ride is kinda individual.

For my preferences, if I were dead-heading from Seattle to the Black Hills and then riding, I'd be prone to throw the bike on the trailer. But, if I planned to dawdle my way to the Hills and explore some cool back road routes on the way, then I'd do bike only.

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I do believe there will be an abundance of support vehicles as some are pulling toy haulers and other camping trailers.

My wife and I are making this a stop on a longer trip on the bike.
 

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I do believe there will be an abundance of support vehicles as some are pulling toy haulers and other camping trailers.

My wife and I are making this a stop on a longer trip on the bike.
Another support vehicle and demo bike here.

I'm be living in a van down by the river, coming via a slight detour through Florida and Texas.
 
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