What you did to your Tenere today??!!

Cycledude

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Mounted brand new set of Dunlop TrailMax Mission tires yesterday. Took both wheels to dealer to have the tires mounted, balanced and new valve stems, cost me $55 so if you add that to the $440 I paid for the tires it comes to $495 !!!
Here is a picture of my old Dunlop TrailMax Mission tires after 21,000 miles
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Want2

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Early this week I took my s10 for a nice ride in the northwest roads of Illinois. Stopped at Council hills station in Scales Mound for some live music, and from there I headed south on Ford road until hitting stage coach then onto west cording. From there I meandered my way back home. All in all it was a very relaxing 150 mile ride that put my odometer to 3300 miles so far this season.

Upgrades:
Installed a Motoforti 28cm wind deflector to help with the wind buffering. I opted for the cheapest Amazon version to see if I liked it and can say its a great deal that works well, very pleased and I didn’t feel guilty putting my ipass sticker on it.

Also put some Altrider hiway pegs on the forward mounts of my Givi crash bars. Other than the price of 170$ it is one of my favorite upgrades. Being able to move my feet forward helps alleviate the stress on my hips from lowering the seat which cramped my riders triangle a bit. Have a 29 inch inseam for those interested.

Another favorite is some simple wood wedges (not going for the ”Best in show“ award) underneath the top box as I hate having a new motorcycle that rattles like something out of the 70’s.

All in all I am very happy with my new motorcycle and have no regrets. It’s narrower seat than the HD-RKing has taken the pressure off of my hips and now that it’s set up close to my posture I plan on heading on a 2 or three day trip to Wisconsi/Minnesota to see how it feels on multiple all day runs.

This forum has been so helpful, with tons of infomation and tips. A library of knowledge with great members willing to take the time to help out!! Glad I joined. Thanks to all who keep this going!!!IMG_7990.jpegIMG_0533.jpegIMG_0533.jpegIMG_0534.jpegIMG_0537.jpeg
 

Chav

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Early this week I took my s10 for a nice ride in the northwest roads of Illinois. Stopped at Council hills station in Scales Mound for some live music, and from there I headed south on Ford road until hitting stage coach then onto west cording. From there I meandered my way back home. All in all it was a very relaxing 150 mile ride that put my odometer to 3300 miles so far this season.

Upgrades:
Installed a Motoforti 28cm wind deflector to help with the wind buffering. I opted for the cheapest Amazon version to see if I liked it and can say its a great deal that works well, very pleased and I didn’t feel guilty putting my ipass sticker on it.

Also put some Altrider hiway pegs on the forward mounts of my Givi crash bars. Other than the price of 170$ it is one of my favorite upgrades. Being able to move my feet forward helps alleviate the stress on my hips from lowering the seat which cramped my riders triangle a bit. Have a 29 inch inseam for those interested.

Another favorite is some simple wood wedges (not going for the ”Best in show“ award) underneath the top box as I hate having a new motorcycle that rattles like something out of the 70’s.

All in all I am very happy with my new motorcycle and have no regrets. It’s narrower seat than the HD-RKing has taken the pressure off of my hips and now that it’s set up close to my posture I plan on heading on a 2 or three day trip to Wisconsi/Minnesota to see how it feels on multiple all day runs.

This forum has been so helpful, with tons of infomation and tips. A library of knowledge with great members willing to take the time to help out!! Glad I joined. Thanks to all who keep this going!!!View attachment 112387View attachment 112388View attachment 112388View attachment 112389View attachment 112390
I think we have at least 3 of us in N IL now. We should have a ST ride sometime. Would be easy to hit galena and do a portion of the TWAT or there is a bunch of roads down here them at I’ve been exploring. I’m about 45 min south of Rockford
 

Want2

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I think we have at least 3 of us in N IL now. We should have a ST ride sometime. Would be easy to hit galena and do a portion of the TWAT or there is a bunch of roads down here them at I’ve been exploring. I’m about 45 min south of Rockford
Sounds Like a great plan , my schedule is pretty much open after this weekend.
 

fac191

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I can imagine your temperament as you were writing this…

Mine is a gen-1 but I’m not sure if the bar is genuine original as I bought the bike second hand. It’s about 5/8. I think I had to buy a special clamp to fit my Zumo XT.
That looks like a Madstad screen bracket to me ao not stock.
 

fac191

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Mounted the new to me AltRider crash bars. (The used Mastech will be going up for sale once I get them cleaned up and repainted.) Beat some dents out of the RideOnAdv plate while it was off. Even scrubbed crud off my headers. Now I need to relocate my auxiliary light. Any recommendations for 1" bar mounts? Also looking for bar protectors.


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Be mindful as my Altrider bars are not 25mm. I got some 25mm mounts and had to grind them out.
 

holligl

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I think we have at least 3 of us in N IL now. We should have a ST ride sometime. Would be easy to hit galena and do a portion of the TWAT or there is a bunch of roads down here them at I’ve been exploring. I’m about 45 min south of Rockford
Keep me on your list too. I make it out that way frequently.

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holligl

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Did the Eibach 800.250.525 ES spring. Used a local suspension shop to mount the spring on the shock. Cost was similar to buying the Tusk tool.

Pretty remarkable change. Sits ~1.25 inches higher, which is immediately noticeable. Rides much better. Lubed the suspension linkage while apart, but did not pull the swingarm.


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yer my altrider crash bars upper and lowers have had 25mm light holders on alot of different places work fine

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ConnorST619

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Got my Tusk hard panniers on! Super cheap and durable from reviews. Mounted them onto my Givi monokey rack using a DIY kit from Caribou bags! Meant for DIY Pelican cases but works for these too! Poor man’s Givi Alaskans
 

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Chav

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Further improving the budget luggage. Nelson rigg hurricane crash bar bags strap nicely to the tusk pilot bags via the molle system. The bags are perfect size to hold me and the wife’s spare gear. A down puffer, rain jacket, rain pants, insulated waterproof gloves, and thicker wool baselayer. We’ve been testing this system and it’s pretty solid for most temps. We still rely on our heavier gear for quick rides at home but when traveling this saves a ton of space.
The original tusk bags now are under the tail that I spaced up and hold the main primary tool it and a bag that has additional straps and cargo nets and such. Now that I have the Nelson rigg bags I’d like to attempt to fit the bigger long trip tool kit in one as well as a first aid in another.
Honest opinion on the Nelson rigg bags… nice for the money but the Molle straps do not hold well so unused to use the tusk molle sticks. Also the straps on one bag had extra buttons and the other didn’t. Not sure if the sewed the right part on or what. I’m still happy based on the 45 dollar price tag. We will see how they hold up.



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Tenforeplay

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Got the ECU tune thing figured out. Going from mac to windows was a little challenge, then finally called dynojet to figure out how to move the tunes around and load them.

Bike is so much more manageable and predictable. Used the hulkss tune for U.S. Tour mode is velvety smooth and seems easier to accelerate off idle from a stop. This setting will be much appreciated on gravel and loose terrain. The sport mode didn't have that 'want to run away' thing off idle, it was smoother on acceleration. Both settings acted more like a carb and made riding more enjoyable. Easily worth the $ for the improvement in my world.

Thanks hulkss!
 
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