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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11460 on: April 11, 2018, 01:54:15 am »
I have been thinking about doing the same with mine. Did you remove the latch post at the rear before coating?

Yes, all attachments were removed, stripped down to only the aluminum plate before powder coating. I was worried the coating might interfere with the latching mechanism.


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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11461 on: April 11, 2018, 08:36:09 am »

Previous owner had installed some type of  tire balance liquid which makes a hell of a mess on a change out.


I think that is green slime unless I am mistaken.  I know some folk put that in their tires just in case they get a puncture.  In theory it would self seal without going flat.  Not sure if it works though.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11462 on: April 11, 2018, 11:13:48 am »
The trouble with using any kind of goop inside your tires is that if you get a hole too big for the goop to handle, it can interfere with the adhesion of a plug or patch that would normally work in the absence of the goop.  Also, if you've installed a TPMS system, most manufacturers recommend not using goop, beads etc.
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What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11463 on: April 11, 2018, 02:01:29 pm »
The trouble with using any kind of goop inside your tires is that if you get a hole too big for the goop to handle, it can interfere with the adhesion of a plug or patch that would normally work in the absence of the goop.  Also, if you've installed a TPMS system, most manufacturers recommend not using goop, beads etc.
I use this www.bikeseal.co.uk
Not had a puncture on three bikes it’s fitted to inc my S10. Doing 2 heavy off road weekends in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales in the last two weekends of April so that will put it to the test.


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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11464 on: April 11, 2018, 05:17:49 pm »
I use this www.bikeseal.co.uk
Not had a puncture on three bikes it’s fitted to inc my S10. Doing 2 heavy off road weekends in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales in the last two weekends of April so that will put it to the test.


Did it?  Did you have a puncture that was sealed by the material or did you just not have any punctures at all? The latter point proves nothing unless perhaps the bikeseal goop actually claims to avoid punctures in the first place.

Kind of like the joke I like to tell about my dog.  He barks at all the airplanes and so far we've not had a single one land in our yard.  Good dog!
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11465 on: April 12, 2018, 07:18:37 am »
I installed 30mm Tusk bar risers and went for a happy hour (or two) ride  ::001::

There is a light I'm trying to find between the water and the open sky, I know, that's where the wild winds blow.

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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11466 on: April 15, 2018, 11:20:01 am »
Not to the Teenere exactly, but in prep for an Eggsanity 1000 http://www.ironbutt.com/eggsanity/ next weekend (Waffle House near Atlanta, Huddle House near St Louis, and back to the first WH), I'm cleaning my gear.  So, I'm hanging out at the Laundromat this morning.  Wash and Dry with Nikwax Tech Wash and then Wash-In DWR.  After that, back to the house to clean the helmet liner (pee-yewww).
 
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11467 on: April 16, 2018, 02:35:41 am »
Did it?  Did you have a puncture that was sealed by the material or did you just not have any punctures at all? The latter point proves nothing unless perhaps the bikeseal goop actually claims to avoid punctures in the first place.

Kind of like the joke I like to tell about my dog.  He barks at all the airplanes and so far we've not had a single one land in our yard.  Good dog!
On our first Alaska trip way back in 2007, myself and another member of our group wound up having rear tires that needed air added two days in a row, there were lots of stone cuts in our tires from the sharp gravel up there, so we stopped at a Walmart and bought a yellow colored bottle of tire sealant, it seemed similar the Slime but it was a different name brand and color, when I got home the tire was warn out but it had never leaked again, the tire sealant was plenty easy to washout with a garden hose, I would definitely use it again in the right situation.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11468 on: April 16, 2018, 11:39:38 am »
New tires fitted this morning.
MotoZ Tractionator GPS
First time I try 50/50 tires. Pretty happy after a short break in run.

Life is an adventure!
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11469 on: April 16, 2018, 03:32:33 pm »
Yes, all attachments were removed, stripped down to only the aluminum plate before powder coating. I was worried the coating might interfere with the latching mechanism.


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I just sent mine for satin black powder coating today, I hope to have it back tomorrow. A friend of mine has a powder coating business that he does on the side. Why I asked about removing the rear latch is I thought it was riveted on. Upon closer inspection I see it is attached with machine screws with a plastic plug stuck into the hex heads. I just popped them out with an awl. They use some strong thread lock as well. I had to heat it up with my heat gun to soften it enough to break the screws free.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11470 on: April 16, 2018, 05:02:52 pm »
I just sent mine for satin black powder coating today, I hope to have it back tomorrow. A friend of mine has a powder coating business that he does on the side. Why I asked about removing the rear latch is I thought it was riveted on. Upon closer inspection I see it is attached with machine screws with a plastic plug stuck into the hex heads. I just popped them out with an awl. They use some strong thread lock as well. I had to heat it up with my heat gun to soften it enough to break the screws free.

A friend and I put ours through together to get the best use of the minimum set up charge, we tried to match the black OEM panniers best we could. The powder coater and my friend settled on a satin 20% gloss and I think that pretty much nailed it. Be careful reinstalling the little forward mounting studs. They are evidently aluminum and can crack pretty easily if over-tightened DMFHIK! (Don't Ask My Friend How I Know)
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11471 on: April 17, 2018, 03:31:43 am »
New tires fitted this morning.
MotoZ Tractionator GPS
First time I try 50/50 tires. Pretty happy after a short break in run.


Now they look good. ::008:: Could you keep us posted as to how well they do on tarmac? Most of my long distance riding is two up on european roads, with some gravel around the Alps area. I'm running Mitch. PR 4's at the moment.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11472 on: April 17, 2018, 04:55:07 pm »
Well, today I broke shit on my S10.  Left work for an appt. in extremely high winds which pushed me and the bike over at a red light breaking the left hand guard.  Luckily nothing broke when I was blown into a ditch on the way back to my office immediately following the tip over.  All in a matter of 2 miles and 15 minutes.   ???

After 60k miles over the last 4 years that was a first.  I've ridden a ton in high, Colorado winds but never experienced that.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11473 on: April 17, 2018, 05:51:54 pm »
Winds can be a problem on these high adventure bikes. That was one of the first differences I noticed with mine verses my Road Glide, it is much more sensitive to crosswinds. The Harley takes them in stride due to it weighing over 900 lb dry and it sits much lower.
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Re: What you did to your Tenere today??!!
« Reply #11474 on: April 17, 2018, 06:17:41 pm »
Winds can be a problem on these high adventure bikes. That was one of the first differences I noticed with mine verses my Road Glide, it is much more sensitive to crosswinds. The Harley takes them in stride due to it weighing over 900 lb dry and it sits much lower.

For sure and the S10 is way better than my Vstrom was. 40 mph cross wind wth a major gust took me out. After about 30 degrees of lean it pulled me over and I’m 6’2” 255 lbs so no lightweight.  Crazy day.
There is a light I'm trying to find between the water and the open sky, I know, that's where the wild winds blow.

 

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