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  1. Skytower

    Coolant Change the easy way

    I haven't tried it on the S10 yet, but I've never had a problem filling a radiator with this funnel: Fill up the radiator, start the engine, squeeze the hoses, and refill as necessary. Put in the center plug to return...
  2. Skytower

    Givi Water/Oil/Gas Tank TAN01 replacement cap seal

    I have a pair of their tanks, and use one for water, the other, gas. The cap's seal rotted out after 2 months of gas use. Has anyone found a replacement seal? Givi only offers a replacement cap. No seal In the meantime I'll be measuring and looking for an o-ring.
  3. Skytower

    Whose season is winding down?

    I switch from road trips and camping, on the bike, to camping and road trips, in the truck. With heated gear, temp isn't my issue. Rain and salt are. I'll ride in the cold, or the rain, not both.
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    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    I agree. I almost face-planted in a couple spots. It was only some fancy footwork that saved the bike and I. Both were front tire slide outs, while i was up on the pegs.. After that, I was waddling through anything I suspected to be mud. If those ruts were any deeper, they would be impassable...
  5. Skytower

    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    The leaves were coming down as if they were a blizzard, while being wet and slick, from last night's rain. That trail definitely challenged my riding ability, as well as the tires: Dunlop Trail Mission.
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    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    NEBDR Section 5, Vermont. Rode with some guys from Iowa for a bit. Found them by accident at the start's gas station. They had an easier time, for the most part, on their GS. If I had knobbies, I could have carried my gear, but this section would have still been a challenge. I left my...
  7. Skytower

    So the Super tenere stock is empty and they told me is discontinue

    I'm riding my new bike in the Adirondacks of NY. Twisty and dirty:D NEBDR section two, this weekend!
  8. Skytower

    Planning a trip to NY?

    If you haven't found it already, there's a site that'll show you where you can find all of the outdoor activity locations available: DECinfo Locator It starts out with the Environmental Quality tab open. Click on the Outdoor Activity tab, then scroll down to check the box of the activity you're...
  9. Skytower

    How to get that fine brew of black gold in the morning

    Just picked up a MSR Windburner stove and filter. Going to ty it out next weekend. The lid for the filter doesn't stay on, so I'll have to use a rubber band. Or, carry coffee in another container.
  10. Skytower

    Anyone getting out or at least ready to break out?

    Rode section one of the NRBDR last weekend. Section two will be next weekend. Camping in a primitive site around Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest, NY. I dump my non-essential gear in the tent and ride the route. Side cases, top case, etc.. Tools, fuel/water, first aid kit, etc., ride in a dry...
  11. Skytower

    Radiator fan rotation direction

    A radiator fan is supposed to blow air the same direction it flows through the radiator as you're riding it. If you run it the opposite direction, it will be fighting the incoming air. It will not be effective in boosting airflow through the radiator=less/no cooling.
  12. Skytower

    Dunlop TrailMax Mission Tires

    I'm eligible:D
  13. Skytower

    Bias vs Radial tires

    The Dunlop Trail Missions I have are bias. Max speed rating is 113mph. I like them better than the stock Battlewings, as they don't squirm in the corners. They also perform better off-road than I expected. I love carving twisties, with an occasional off-road trip, so the loss of top end is no...
  14. Skytower

    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    Rode the NEBDR Section one from start to Peaceful Valley Campsite. The very first dirt section was a challenging, short climb and descent with wet rock ledges and loose stones. IIRC, it was River Rd. that had a nice, long stretch with small shale ledges which was easy to navigate(2nd time I had...
  15. Skytower

    Accessories Wiring.

    Red=unswitched 12v black= ground Brown= switched 12v for relay energizing
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    Accessories Wiring.
  17. Skytower

    Towing and tying down the S10

    Eventually, I'm getting an enclosed trailer with e-track. The Condor chock has an adapter that allows it to attach to the e-track, or use in the garage. I like the Fat Straps. Probably going to get the ratcheting version.
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    Towing and tying down the S10

    I have other cargo to haul, and will probably be doing it in during the winter. NY-VA. I'm planning to attach the Condor to a couple 2x6 boards to keep it centered side to side, and tie off the bike to the walls. I have to check my bike's actual height. The claimed height is 56", and the 6x12...
  19. Skytower

    Towing and tying down the S10

    I'm going to have to tow mine back to VA in the next few months. Will probably be using a 6x12 enclosed U-haul trailer, and getting a Condor wheel chock. I'm curious as to how others get it done
  20. Skytower

    Idling in Neutral while rear brake

    Sold my 03 K1200RS and got the S10. It had the servo system, but the brakes still worked with the engine off. Operated like a car with power brakes. Had to use more effort than usual to stop. As to the rear brake issue... If the relief valve/solenoid for the rear ABS loop is sticking open, you...