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Offline illesg3

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More bike than rider
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:30:22 pm »
Newbie to the S10 -- lots of experience on smaller/lighter hardware, but this 600+ pounds takes some serious getting used to. Oh yeah, I'm 5'7" and 155#. Love the bike, now I gotta make it love me.  :o)

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 12:57:02 pm »
The big girl can dance once you learn the steps. Big ADV takes some additional skills once the pavement ends.

I'm 5'7" and 170, so I understand. First thing I did was get a SC low seat. Then Altrider crash bars, skid plate...

Went off to YouTube and watched a few Clinton Smout videos. Then attended a little training at Overland Expo provided by a couple of DART instructors. After a few weekends rides practicing the large bikes moves, I feel much more confident in sand, which we have a little of down here in Florida, so off piste excursions are much more fun.
14 Super Tenere, 06 Concours, 74 R75/6 Hack, 72 XS650, 83 XS650

Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 12:58:16 pm »
 ::004::
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 02:35:06 pm »
 ::004:: I've had years of experience with larger bikes, but there was still a learning curve when I moved to the Tenere.  You'll find that as you get used to her, she will begin to feel much lighter; on the street.  I have zero experience with serious off-roading on her.
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

Offline Paletes3

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 06:12:37 pm »
 ::004:: illesg3
and greetings from Portugal
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Offline OldRider

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 07:40:37 pm »
I remember when I was just a pup and bought a new Z1 900 Kawasaki, the shop owner told me "don't worry, it won't run any faster than you twist it's ear".

Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 01:55:37 am »
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Offline Juan

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 03:23:06 am »
Greetings from Malta and welcome to the forum

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Re: More bike than rider
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 08:32:30 pm »
a simple hello, illesg3.....
comments with substance will be chastised by soulless pub riders lacking intellect and imagination...
while calling out princess trolls will be met with the monomaniacal pruning shears of snowflake censorship.....

 

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