The 2014 North America Super Ténéré Arkansas Rally

What kind of riding do you want to do?

  • Pavement and Twisties

    Votes: 75 70.1%
  • Easy Gravel

    Votes: 32 29.9%
  • Offroad/Technical (not the "hold my beer and watch this" kinda stuff)

    Votes: 22 20.6%
  • Forest Service Roads

    Votes: 63 58.9%

  • Total voters
    107

William42

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Yo Mark,

I tested my skid plate somewhere in Arkansas. Not with the same results you had.



It sure got my attention.

The top bolt was ground down so far I had to use Vice Grips to remove it.
 

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I've ridden with you and Fred, well chased you and Fred. I know what you were doing ::26::
 

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I think alot of skid plates were tested on those trails.

I know mine was...along with the upper crash bars on that RUMBUX plate. They did their job really well. If I had the ACD or Jaxon's tank plate, I wouldn't have the scars on my engine case though.
 

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coastie said:
Patrick just turned this into the best thread of the year...lol! Hilarious. I agree, and was impressed at TG 's ability to downplay a pretty bad injury.

ahhhh did I get a "respect" nod from the Chief?
 

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True Grip said:
I've ridden with you and Fred, well chased you and Fred. I know what you were doing ::26::
Hey, TG,

Speaking of skid plates. After William and I got to experience just how fantastic our bikes are on unpaved AR "roads" during the rally, we have both decided to upgrade our skid plates to the more robust ACD ones. We really enjoyed those fantastic paved twisties, but I think we were laughing in our helmets more when we took an unpaved short cut on one of our rides. Gotta do more of that!
 

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Fred you won't mind your flat, straight roads as much when they are dirt. It's the best of both worlds with this bike.
 

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True Grip said:
Fred you won't mind your flat, straight roads as much when they are dirt. It's the best of both worlds with this bike.
Even our rustic rural roads that I like to ride around here have a bit of what once was pavement, or at least oil and chip, Mark. Still fun, but not as much fun as dirt. I'll have to do more exploring this winter to look for some dirt roads.

You are correct about this bike, as William, Chuck and I agreed after the AR rally. It showed us that it is the best of 3 worlds, twisty roads, dirt roads and even is a great touring bike. Our only question is how can they make it so good and sell it so cheap! ;D
 

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Finally made it Home! But not with the S10. Don't worry, after 2 1/2 moths & over 20000km I put the bike into a storage locker in Vegas and flew home. To below freezing temps and snow on the ground :'(. Will go down in March to visit it , but cannot ride home till mid-May.
Had a great time. Was good to put faces to names (even though I won't be able to remember them)
::021:: ::021::
 

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Great trip you had there! I'll remember you, you have that sweet None exhaust and most scratched up alt rider bars I've ever seen. ;D
 

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True Grip said:
Great trip you had there! I'll remember you, you have that sweet None exhaust and most scratched up alt rider bars I've ever seen. ;D
I love that exhaust system. And my Altrider bars. I refuse to touch them up :mad:, It shows how well they work
 

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Karson you rock.

I just got my package.

Thanks for all the hard work. I'll be lookin forward to next year.
 

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On your way? ???

That's a Texas size detour from northwest Arkansas!
Did you take the ferry over to Bolivar? Or come over from the eastside?

There's quite a few of us Tenere Rebels from down in that vicinity. Next time you're down this way, holler. I'd be privileged to treat you to a Cajun seafood platter at Benno's!

Oh, that goes to any of you fellow inmates.
 

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snakebitten said:
On your way? ???

That's a Texas size detour from northwest Arkansas!
Did you take the ferry over to Bolivar? Or come over from the eastside?

There's quite a few of us Tenere Rebels from down in that vicinity. Next time you're down this way, holler. I'd be privileged to treat you to a Cajun seafood platter at Benno's!

Oh, that goes to any of you fellow inmates.
Check the link, I have a map 8)
I went from New Orleans west to Winnie and then down 124 to the Bolivar Peninsula, crossing the ferry into Galveston :)

Thanks for the invite, next time ::008::
 

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Re: The 2014 North America Super Ténéré Arkansas Rallytytte

Snakebitten, I again have to repeat what a joy it was to see your old carcass parked on that trailer when I rode up . . . :) and thank goodness we got off that True Grip thread. . . ;-) It was a great rally and I can't wait till next year!!!!!!! Snake, (my brother Snake) great shot of the old man working his job by the diner where we had great BBQ. Miss all you guys. Too bad this country is so big we can't get together more than once a year . . .Luke
 

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TwoLukes said:
Snakebitten, I again have to repeat what a joy it was to see your old carcass parked on that trailer when I rode up . . . :) and thank goodness we got off that True Grip thread. . . ;-) It was a great rally and I can't wait till next year!!!!!!! Snake, (my brother Snake) great shot of the old man working his job by the diner where we had great BBQ. Miss all you guys. Too bad this country is so big we can't get together more than once a year . . .Luke
It was good to see him parked on that trailer when I rode up too. I had a great time and it was good to meet you Luke and your non smoker F-15 Brother. :)
Next time I will buy you and Snakes dinner. ::008::

Bruce
 

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snakebitten

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Thanks guys. It was GREAT for ME as each of you arrived!

I got there before ANY Tenere riders. And I setup camp in a place that ended up looking like a "Check In Booth" for the rally. ::)
Turned out cool because I got to meet everybody, as I answered their arrival questions.
Also became a common departure point for group rides.

Example:




I too am looking forward to doing it again!
 

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Hey thats me and Jaxon up front! What a good time that was. Lets do it again! Id like to meet everybody in the Tetons somewhere ::001::
 
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