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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By soldierguy
I've had both a KLR and a V-Strom 650. Neither...

I've had both a KLR and a V-Strom 650. Neither is terribly exciting (although riding ANYTHING puts a grin on my face), but both have some very good things about them.

The V-Strom is smooth, easy...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By soldierguy
Traction control can help, but it's not a total...

Traction control can help, but it's not a total cover for any and all situations. My Super Tenere has it, and I've dipped into it only a few times, but I ride pretty conservatively.

To me, the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By soldierguy
I love my '13 Super Tenere and haven't ridden the...

I love my '13 Super Tenere and haven't ridden the others, just so you've got a framework for my thoughts...

Yes, the Super Tenere is heavy. I only notice that when I'm pushing it around the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,128
Posted By soldierguy
I've owned both a current generation V-Strom 650...

I've owned both a current generation V-Strom 650 and I currently own a '13 Super Tenere.

To me, it's different types of vibes. The V-Strom felt smoother overall, but the vibes were higher...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,739
Posted By soldierguy
I know what I like in a riding position. I've...

I know what I like in a riding position. I've sat on Goldwings and ridden a couple of cruiser/bagger bikes. I don't like the riding position on them because of where my feet sit...too far forward. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,739
Posted By soldierguy
This is what I'm talking about. I ride a...

This is what I'm talking about. I ride a SuperTenere (I love the riding position). For comparison, I included a Goldwing and one of the 1150GS, since you mentioned those. The feet are too far...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,739
Posted By soldierguy
That was a bit of a mis-statement on my part. ...

That was a bit of a mis-statement on my part. Anything with the foot controls more forward than a typical adventure or dirt bike ends up being lumped together in my mind with cruisers, baggers, etc....
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,739
Posted By soldierguy
I love it. Would I buy it? No. I don't...

I love it.

Would I buy it? No. I don't like the cruiser/bagger feet-forward riding position. I've tried riding a couple of them...to me, feet forward feels like I have far less control over the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,254
Posted By soldierguy
I went the opposite way...I had a KLR, and...

I went the opposite way...I had a KLR, and swapped it for a leftover '13 Super Tenere.

I think the KLR and Super Tenere have a similar attitude about riding. By that I mean, both seem to say...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,383
Posted By soldierguy
I'm out of town this weekend, but on the way out...

I'm out of town this weekend, but on the way out we are stopping by the Ducati dealer in Sunnyvale...found out that they are hosting a Ducati Experience day Friday through Sunday, so we are swinging...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,383
Posted By soldierguy
I haven't finished watching the video yet, but so...

I haven't finished watching the video yet, but so far so good. I'm definitely interested in watching the rest of it and your other videos on the Scrambler...it's a possible addition to the garage at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By soldierguy
Get outta my head! That's pretty much exactly...

Get outta my head! That's pretty much exactly what I was going to write. Except I won't bother with the clutch basket until it's time for a new clutch.

On another note. People keep talking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
I have no time on the Explorer, but have a fair...

I have no time on the Explorer, but have a fair amount of seat time on an 800XC, and I currently own a '13 Super Tenere. So I'll focus on the two with which I have experience.

The 800XC is a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 74,804
Posted By soldierguy
You hit on an excellent point. Buffeting isn't...

You hit on an excellent point. Buffeting isn't just a windscreen issue, but a helmet issue as well.

Until I damaged my Shoei Neotec, I used the Yamaha touring screen with Madstad brackets and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,320,897
Posted By soldierguy
It's funny how little changes can make a...

It's funny how little changes can make a difference in the character of the bike. With the stock exhaust on, seat in the low position, and the windscreen all the way up (madstad bracket) it has a...
Forum: Photos 03-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,104
Views: 1,925,741
Posted By soldierguy
Interesting use of warp drive to get over the...

Interesting use of warp drive to get over the humps!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By soldierguy
I used to have an F800GS...obviously different...

I used to have an F800GS...obviously different than your 700, but the same basic platform. I liked it but thought the suspension was way to squishy, it got blown around a lot on the highway, and...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By soldierguy
I just had to stop using my Neotec...it suffered...

I just had to stop using my Neotec...it suffered a high fall and landed exactly wrong on some rough asphalt. I could feel a tiny bit of give to the shell where it hit, so I decided I should replace...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By soldierguy
Ouch. So sorry to hear that. Hopefully the...

Ouch. So sorry to hear that. Hopefully the Super Tenere (and any dealers you go to) treat you well and let you enjoy your time back in the US!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By soldierguy
Super Tenere. Fairly easy to find good deals,...

Super Tenere. Fairly easy to find good deals, reliable, comfortable...mine is definitely my favorite bike out of the ones I've owned.

It does not impress on a test ride, unless you value an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
That's a slick setup!

That's a slick setup!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
Scooters are fantastic for cities, and are a lot...

Scooters are fantastic for cities, and are a lot of fun to ride. When I was living in Seoul I had a 125cc scooter...the Hyosung Beaver. It was great fun riding the Beaver every day!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
Look a year or two out...do you see another...

Look a year or two out...do you see another change coming where the Super Tenere would make more sense? Also, would the other smaller bikes really be better for what riding you can fit in, or would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
Sorry to hear that! My riding time lately has...

Sorry to hear that! My riding time lately has been consumed by the never-ending restoration of a 93 year-old house. Every time I say "tomorrow I'm not working on the house and I'm going to ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
Anyone else find it a pain to have to wade...

Anyone else find it a pain to have to wade through the egos and pissing contests when all you want to do is have a quick read about the bike?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
To me the changes weren't worth the extra cash...

To me the changes weren't worth the extra cash outlay to get the '14. I wouldn't have wanted the electronic suspension adjustment, but I'm more of a "set it and forget it" kind of guy. When it...
Forum: Photos 12-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,959
Posted By soldierguy
These pics are making me want to go. I've driven...

These pics are making me want to go. I've driven through Wyoming before, but only on I-80 on numerous trips between Colorado and California...relentlessly dull. Apparently I need to get there on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 288,776
Posted By soldierguy
I love the UE, but the accessories make me think...

I love the UE, but the accessories make me think of lumbersexuals. In case you aren't familiar with this breed, feel free to follow the link. Or simply imagine a combination of a hipster and a...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 554,537
Posted By soldierguy
I sat on one at my local dealer. I was stunned...

I sat on one at my local dealer. I was stunned at how light it felt, but I ride a Super Tenere which is no lightweight. I really like the ergos...comfortably upright and pretty roomy. My only real...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,320,897
Posted By soldierguy
Yamaha crash bars, but nothing removed...that's...

Yamaha crash bars, but nothing removed...that's how they come. They were free when I got the bike, so no complaints. I've got the Rumbux add-ons coming though...should be here soon! They replace...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,320,897
Posted By soldierguy
Just a short ride this afternoon before the rain...

Just a short ride this afternoon before the rain starts falling again for the next few days. It was probably the last ride of the year :cry ...about the time the rain is supposed to stop is when I'm...
Forum: Photos 12-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 3,922,533
Posted By soldierguy
Just a short afternoon ride before it starts...

Just a short afternoon ride before it starts raining overnight & for the next few days. I'm pretty sure today was the last ride of the year...about the time it stops raining, I'll be getting on a...
Forum: Photos 12-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 3,922,533
Posted By soldierguy
All I will say is this: ...

All I will say is this:

:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb
Forum: Americas 11-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By soldierguy
Funny, while exercising today I was thinking...

Funny, while exercising today I was thinking about an impending move next spring from California to DC, and was just thinking of riding across the country to house hunt, then fly back to pick up my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
The key is washers...the longer screws just...

The key is washers...the longer screws just facilitate the washers. Kick the lower part of the screen out, and see what works.


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
Get the side wind deflectors...they will help. ...

Get the side wind deflectors...they will help. Also a madstad bracket helps out a lot, whether with the standard or taller (touring) windscreen. Or if you don't want to buy the madstad just yet,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,175
Posted By soldierguy
I should have commented on the seat comfort that...

I should have commented on the seat comfort that the OP was asking about.

Every butt is different. For me, the Tenere's seat is great...very comfortable for short and longer rides. Get out and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,175
Posted By soldierguy
And that to me is an opinion worth listening...

And that to me is an opinion worth listening to...he's had KLRs, and has both a GS and a Super Tenere. Granted, everyone has opinions, but there's some experience there. :beer
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,175
Posted By soldierguy
Dude....or Dudette (didn't check to see): I went...

Dude....or Dudette (didn't check to see): I went through this over the past several months, and took home a leftover '13 Super Tenere, and I traded a KLR in on it.

For me, it went something like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,801,228
Posted By soldierguy
Someone around here did a mod to the seat-height...

Someone around here did a mod to the seat-height adjustment thing to level out the seat. They cut the adjuster, and I believe they installed it so the front of it was on the high setting, and the...
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