What you did to your Tenere today??!!

NDK

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Call me weird but how about a picture of your foreign object collection?
I drive an end dump semi for a metal recycling company and pick things out of tires almost daily. I'm quite proficient at plugging as well :D
 

holligl

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Call me weird but how about a picture of your foreign object collection?
I drive an end dump semi for a metal recycling company and pick things out of tires almost daily. I'm quite proficient at plugging as well :D
Only two items now. Not digging it out for this post. First one was a bigger rusty hex headed screw. A tire shop I know keeps their collection in a jar on the counter. Very interesting collection including a a cut off wrench. They pointed out that punctures usually happen in the rear. The front hits it and stands it up for the rear puncture. Probably how this tiny nail went straight into the tire.


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What did I do to my Tenere today?
Something not good!

Snapped off the heim joint bolt at the bottom going into the gear shift lever.
Looks like it was repaired previously with a thread repair being in there.
Some creative work with some zip ties and a bit of Velcro and made it the 70 km to home (last night) with some soft and delicate gear changes along the way.
 

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Made a heat shield to keep my gear bag from melting. Ran it pretty hard today and stopped to see if it was getting hot and it was t so we should be good. We will see how 750 miles a day does at the end of July. I ordered a new bag but I gorilla taped the melted one so I can use it for other stuff that doesn’t need to stay dry. Can’t risk our insulating layers getting wet.

Heat shield is 22 gauge stainless. With some hammer forming around the edge to give it some rigidity. Just used a random button head bolt in the shop as the bottom die.
 

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I got two new hoops fitted by my regular tyre fitter, Don. His shop is littered with various dead two wheeled contraptions, mainly of the scooter variety and the shelves have a lot of dust covered items that will probably crumble in your hands if you bought them. However he always knows the latest info on tyre design and specs. Can look up availability on his computer for any brand you can think of. Plus he is very methodical when removing wheels and fitting tyres, every washer, nut and bolt is set aside carefully and he takes note of where they all go as he takes care of your bike. I think he can identify tyre size by just looking at them, doesn't even need to read the side wall. When I got there he was lacing a freshly chromed hub from a vintage Norton with new spokes. The owner hadn't taken a photo of the lacing pattern before dismantling it so Don had searched online and was lacing it from photos.
When I got my S10 a few months back it had a brand new Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 on the rear and a very tired Michelin Road 5 Trail on the front. I was only going to replace the Michelin with a new Pirelli to match the rear but he had a set of Michelin Anakee Adventures on the rack so they went on instead. I was aiming to fit the Michelins eventually but I think I was always going to be in the situation where one tyre wore out before the other so I would be fitting a more dirt aggressive tire with a more road focused tyre. Bike is now set for a 3-4 day ride next week.
 

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Installed new rear brake pads, the old ones had 30,000 miles on them.
Tomorrow night I will probably take a look at the front pads.
That’s pretty good going you must be light on the brakes, I didn’t even get 13000 miles out of mine.
In comparison I have 32k on the rear pads of my MT01 and they are about 25% worn, it does have MASSIVE engine braking though, it makes my S10 feel like it’s non existent
 

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That’s pretty good going you must be light on the brakes, I didn’t even get 13000 miles out of mine.
In comparison I have 32k on the rear pads of my MT01 and they are about 25% worn, it does have MASSIVE engine braking though, it makes my S10 feel like it’s non existent
same here, i,ve had 12000 out of the rear twice now on my 3rd set at 33000

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First set of rear pads on my 2013 were down to metal at 25,000 but I believe riding to Deadhorse in the rain on a 100% Slimey yucky gravel road had a lot to do with it, it was so slippery that we almost didn’t make it to the top of Antigun pass
 

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I have had my rear tire changed today.
First time ever I change only the rear, we will see...
A short ride on some local hairpins to check them out....
I am super happy with continental trail attack III.
It lasted 16000km (10000 miles), they performed well from the beginning to the very end when worn and squared...
Happy customer!
 

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My wife bought me a Garmin zumo 396 so I finally got that mounted with an eBay clamp. Went riding yesterday to try it out but the battery was dead. Didn't wire it in because I wanted to make sure I liked it there. It didn't seem to shake much but I think I'll order a set of the ladlesport supports just to be safe.
 

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