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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,973
Posted By decooney
Cycle Gear is a standup business that does a...

Cycle Gear is a standup business that does a pretty decent job with a great return policy. Yes, they sell Bilt entry level and higher grade versions of Bilt and Sedici house brands. AND, they sell...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
Do you know if the '14 bike that measured 99.5HP...

Do you know if the '14 bike that measured 99.5HP on dyno was 100% stock or by chance did it have a slip-on muffler or any sort of air box mods?
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
Absolutely. I posted this after reading (several)...

Absolutely. I posted this after reading (several) completely ignorant posts on other threads made by people who've likely never ridden a flashed '12/'13 Tenere or the new '14 ES Tenere. Thanks to...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 33,461
Posted By decooney
Search engines don't care about dates. just...

Search engines don't care about dates. just topics of interest. Looks like old Tenere rumors are new Tenere rumors again. The noob did exactly what the noob was suppose to do, oh no, the sky is...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 33,461
Posted By decooney
If the noob started a new Tenere rumor thread,...

If the noob started a new Tenere rumor thread, someone would whine and complain the noob did not reply to the existing Tenere rumor thread.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
A good rider buddy and I started out wanting to...

A good rider buddy and I started out wanting to move from Yamaha FZs to FJRs. The FJR seemed like the perfect sport touring bike, however we live in an area where there a lot paved backroads with...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
I tested the new BMW water cooled GS for two days...

I tested the new BMW water cooled GS for two days and then the '13 and the new '14 Tenere shortly thereafter. The new BMW GS is awesome for sure, however the '14 Tenere surprised me and how it rides...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
And, the rider's skill has something to do with...

And, the rider's skill has something to do with it as well, don't ya think :thumb
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
While researching early reviews and feedback on...

While researching early reviews and feedback on the new '14 the Tenere ES along with other Adventure bikes and a few road bikes I liked on paper, the very first thing I realized is 99% of the...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,589
Posted By decooney
Kag, Exactly. Could not agree more. Leaving...

Kag,

Exactly. Could not agree more. Leaving the beast bikes for bumpy roads and touring, this is what I'm more "in to" when knobbys and dirt or mud is involved. We really need some rain over...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,589
Posted By decooney
Took the '14 ES Tenere for my first real ride...

Took the '14 ES Tenere for my first real ride today with a buddy.

We rode 230 miles of nothing but super tight stuff for seven hours solid today, and one hour of straights returning home. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
Amazing 1st day on '14 Tenere

Took the '14 Tenere ES for my first real ride today with a good buddy.

We rode 230 miles of nothing but super tight stuff for seven hours solid today, and one hour of straights returning home. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,589
Posted By decooney
Picked up the 2014 Yamaha Tenere ES and finally...

Picked up the 2014 Yamaha Tenere ES and finally rode it home today.

Many will struggle with this decision between these two bikes I'm guessing. Sixty days ago and before demo test riding...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Agree. The only thing that's good off road is an...

Agree. The only thing that's good off road is an off road bike. :)
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Moose, If you can hold on a tad longer, the...

Moose,
If you can hold on a tad longer, the extra wait might be worth it. Big brother to your WR coming soon. Check out what's said to be going through C.A.R.B right now, FJ-09 filings reference...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,383
Views: 484,762
Posted By decooney
Yes, this is what my local dealer referred to,...

Yes, this is what my local dealer referred to, and it may have been that way out of the crate, before they remove a restrictor screw and before customers doing any kind of restriction removal to the...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Sounds complicated, I ride my bikes to the...

Sounds complicated, I ride my bikes to the trails. Back to the Yamaha S10 1200cc vs. Triumph 800cc discussion as it were. Enjoy your bikes!
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Good point, but it was not my assumption to make...

Good point, but it was not my assumption to make that you could have bought two TE630s, but now that you bring it up maybe it is a valid point to review. Yes, I agree, "get two TE-630s for the price...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10,383
Views: 484,762
Posted By decooney
okay, it was just a quick question. Found this...

okay, it was just a quick question. Found this older 2011 article just now. They did some basic GYTR mods back then, Athena kit is mentioned, for an increase in power and torque. I probably would...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10,383
Views: 484,762
Posted By decooney
Did not know this, never thought to check...

Did not know this, never thought to check wheelbase length before, but it explains something I wondered about the handling after a ride on the new WR250R a few years back. Other than it being...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
You are a tough rider or a very determined rider...

You are a tough rider or a very determined rider if you can do 700 miles on a Triumph 800 in a day. Wow, hats off to you. Wish you the best of continued luck with that.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Good comeback, but it was actually the other way...

Good comeback, but it was actually the other way around. After the ride once they experienced the real adventure dual sport weapon in action on the road, then dirt, you know what happens there if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10,383
Views: 484,762
Posted By decooney
what broke now, I almost re-started riding with...

what broke now,
I almost re-started riding with a WR250R getting back to it in 2008, and let me tell ya if you do any woods single track technical riding, you'll forget the WRR once you ride the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10,383
Views: 484,762
Posted By decooney
Nice. I don't feel so bad now after reading this...

Nice. I don't feel so bad now after reading this list. Recently parted with my 450 dual sport Beta 450RS to get a new KTM 690 Enduro R and replaced my street bike with a new Tenere ES for my...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Yep, I know what you mean. A few weeks ago our...

Yep, I know what you mean. A few weeks ago our local DS group did a long day/night ride and most brought out the Triumph 800s, 1100s, KTM 990s, and several V-Stroms. This was a perfect time to bring...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Okay, now this is going somewhere that people can...

Okay, now this is going somewhere that people can relate to a little better.

When some of us refer to "long" rides, we are talking about something closer to 10-12 hours in the saddle with a...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Thanks Bryan, and I agree. If I've learned...

Thanks Bryan, and I agree. If I've learned anything from this particular thread, it's that people are also looking for different bikes at different times in their life too. As I've grown older, I've...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
BryanCo, yeah, I hear ya about the magazine but...

BryanCo,
yeah, I hear ya about the magazine but I don't wanna go too far out there on that one since the character reference I'm aware of is from the dirt side. Have an old rider buddy who's...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
What a great explanation. Hahahah. Now I know...

What a great explanation. Hahahah. Now I know why I like it so much. :rofl Been riding dirt bikes for 44 years and never really liked riding street bikes I've owned all that much until I rode the...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Interesting comments about the Tenere in the 2013...

Interesting comments about the Tenere in the 2013 Cycle World Adventure Bike Comparison Test article. I would not call it the best, but agree with the descriptive comments about the Triumph 800 XC...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
SPX, Wow, owning both and riding 10,000...

SPX,

Wow, owning both and riding 10,000 miles on each bike is quite a validation and reference. Thanks for taking the time to post this and your comments about the Tenere handling and such. The...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Thanks, I followed some of your prior posts too...

Thanks, I followed some of your prior posts too in between test rides and various rental trips we made on various bikes. I too overlooked the Tenere' early on and it almost slipped by me. I was just...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Not 100% sure. This prior photo was listed as the...

Not 100% sure. This prior photo was listed as the 35th (last) photo on the Cycleworld review of the 2014 Yamaha Tenere ES, now removed. Website posting error, who knows. Just rechecked it and it...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
I have, the 800, 800xc, 1200 Explorer. Retested...

I have, the 800, 800xc, 1200 Explorer. Retested a few times in fact, and rode side by side with friends who own them, some wishing they did not buy the XC with 21" front wheel for road use, now...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Comparing a smaller Triumph 800 XC to a larger...

Comparing a smaller Triumph 800 XC to a larger 1200cc Yamaha Tenere is a strange comparison to me. I would never want to take a Triumph 800 XC on a long road trip, for example.

EDIT: BMW...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
browneye, I did demo days too when the Yamaha...

browneye,
I did demo days too when the Yamaha truck came around but I missed the S10 and the ES was not there for some reason. So, I missed it the first go-around.

To figure this out for my...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24,944
Views: 4,606,392
Posted By decooney
Yo Kenaroo, Are you the same Kenaroo I knew...

Yo Kenaroo,
Are you the same Kenaroo I knew from the Beta TT Beta forum?

reluctantly sold my Beta 450RS, and moved to a KTM 690 Enduro for longer DS runs. Sold my regular road bike, and...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
cbreakin, thanks for the note. That is...

cbreakin,
thanks for the note. That is encouraging news. I was surprised how good the non-ES version was. The suspension was nice, controlled, supple. I did notice after getting up a little speed...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
I've looked at the Tenere at least 15 times in...

I've looked at the Tenere at least 15 times in person over the past year, and because a test ride was never offered, I kept looking at all the other bikes. When another (different) Yamaha dealer...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,134
Posted By decooney
Well, I finished test riding three remaining ADV...

Well, I finished test riding three remaining ADV bikes today and so glad I did. The only bike I really liked up until today for simple multi-day ADV touring mostly on asphalt was the new BMW...
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