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Old 10-16-2012, 06:53 AM   #1306
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Got a question for you all...

As much as I like my KLR it's lacking the "umph" I want in a serious adv touring bike. I initially got my KLR so I could ride 50/50, but learned over time that I'm more a 80/20 road rider. As much as I like hitting the trails on my KLR, I'm much more into driving 300 miles on a highway comfortably to find a decent dirt road that takes me to a secluded camping spot. I'm hooked on ADV but I want something bigger and more adv touring oriented (gear and/or 2-up kinda stuff), like the BMW 800, 1200 GS/GSA etc. I almost bought a 1200GSA last month but decided to hold off to do some more research. Well, I'm kinda glad I did because it seems to me that all roads lead to the new Super Tenere. I know a lot of you got tons of experience in this field and ride bigger bikes as well.

What's your thoughts on the Tenere? The good.. the bad... the ugly... I'd like to hear it .

And yes... if I decide to make the switch my pampered KLR will be out for grabs
Look into the KTM 990/950 Adventure as well. I have an '05 950 that does just what you're looking for, IMO.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #1307
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Ok, I'll lead:

Saturday. 9am. Hereford post office, ready to ride.

Destination, Sunnyside via International Border road, lunch in Patagonia, quick way home. Big, fat, overweight bikes, no camping gear, tools optional. The border is in different trim pretty much every week. Could be like fresh pavement, could be moderately dicey, never "hard", but I'll be riding with due regard to the bottom of my BMW motor, and the fact that my son needs a living father anyway.

Skinny little dirt bikes can come if you don't have a big kid bike. The return leg will be a valve burner on anything with an 8 hour service interval.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Been a while since I've checked this thread, or even spent much time on this site for that matter. I'm IN for Saturday. I should have my TKCs by tomorrow, so I'll be able to rally the new Super Tenere in the dirt a bit better than with the stock road tires.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:11 PM   #1308
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Got a question for you all...

As much as I like my KLR it's lacking the "umph" I want in a serious adv touring bike. I initially got my KLR so I could ride 50/50, but learned over time that I'm more a 80/20 road rider. As much as I like hitting the trails on my KLR, I'm much more into driving 300 miles on a highway comfortably to find a decent dirt road that takes me to a secluded camping spot. I'm hooked on ADV but I want something bigger and more adv touring oriented (gear and/or 2-up kinda stuff), like the BMW 800, 1200 GS/GSA etc. I almost bought a 1200GSA last month but decided to hold off to do some more research. Well, I'm kinda glad I did because it seems to me that all roads lead to the new Super Tenere. I know a lot of you got tons of experience in this field and ride bigger bikes as well.

What's your thoughts on the Tenere? The good.. the bad... the ugly... I'd like to hear it .

And yes... if I decide to make the switch my pampered KLR will be out for grabs
I recently bought my Tenere for more two-up, highway type riding. It works great for that, and seems to do alright in the dirt also, although I probably won't take it to all the places my DRZ loves to go.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #1309
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Just got back into town today. If anyone's up for a weekday ride let me know. I'll probably be riding a couple days this week. Lunch in Patagonia sure sounds good, but I'm not sure about Saturday - might be family day. Sunday's a maybe too - looks like I'm going to make a run down to Copper Canyon and will probably leave Sunday or Monday.

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #1310
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Ok, I'll lead:

Saturday. 9am. Hereford post office, ready to ride.

Destination, Sunnyside via International Border road, lunch in Patagonia, quick way home. Big, fat, overweight bikes, no camping gear, tools optional. The border is in different trim pretty much every week. Could be like fresh pavement, could be moderately dicey, never "hard", but I'll be riding with due regard to the bottom of my BMW motor, and the fact that my son needs a living father anyway.

Skinny little dirt bikes can come if you don't have a big kid bike. The return leg will be a valve burner on anything with an 8 hour service interval.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Sounds good. Should I bring the 650 or the 990?
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #1311
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Sounds good. Should I bring the 650 or the 990?
There's gonna be a super 10 in the house....

I ride a big fat BMW.....

So the only question is, has the 990 been moved out of the living room yet?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:44 AM   #1312
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Nice ride last weekend....

Noticed the BMW open house at Iron Horse is on Nov 3rd...

Not sure I can go yet, but if I did, I'd possibly go thriogh post, west gate to sonoita, Tucson via Madera canyon.... Jus sayin....

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #1313
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Gonna be out of town that weekend. Have fun!
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #1314
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Hey, where does that go?

Found a road, rode down it.


That's a big rock!


It's pretty here!



Oh, this is where the road goes.





And then I turned around because it wasn't going in the right direction at all, and I had a hot date for dinner.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:40 PM   #1315
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newbee.........

Hello Cochise County! I'm new to ADV and currently building up a DR650 in Tucson. Been riding all my life, but haven't been off-road in about a million years. Last dirt bike was a '74 Husky 390! Will watch your thread for upcoming rides and hope I can tag along. I have no idea where to go in Southern AZ to ride so I'll appreciate the tribal knowledge you guys all possess. Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #1316
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Count down to the dezzzzz........

Welcome to the region and the site Godzillat2. No shortage of riding in SE AZ for the DR.




Hey Mergatroyd, that sure looks like the doubletrack NW of the Johnson rd. If so did you see this?







It is a stones throw away.
Looking forward to the Desert season soon!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:19 AM   #1317
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Hey Mergatroyd, that sure looks like the doubletrack NW of the Johnson rd. If so did you see this?







It is a stones throw away.
Looking forward to the Desert season soon!
It's off the westbound onramp just north of Dragoon. I don't know if it has a name. I don't think the gate was locked, and there was an earlier offshoot that I didn't go down.

I did find another one that hared off into the wilderness off of the Pomerene exit frontage road, but again it was going in the wrong direction.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:36 AM   #1318
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And an organized event

and I'm kind of in charge of organizing this:

www.theheroscrossroads.com
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:33 PM   #1319
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Goodbye KLR... Hello Tenere!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:37 AM   #1320
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Goodbye KLR... Hello Tenere!
You already get it?

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