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Old 03-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #31
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Ever wondered shy it feels light to ride.

Leverage!!

Just looking at it nekkid gives you an idea.

That picture would have erased my fear when i first looked at the weight specs of the S10. Instead i took the word of the africans and aussies about how nimble and balanced it was. Yamaha did a great job of keeping the mass low as the pic shows. Since owning i've picked it up from a tipover with boxes loaded and a full tank of gas. No more worries just fun.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #32
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Well, gentlemen (can I use that word here? hehe)

I traded the KLR for the new mistress. Raven. Rode her home 66 miles and HOLY CRAP! KLR who??? I got a pretty good trade value, too.

Don't get me wrong, the KLR does some things well, but this new beast is a whole other world!

I'm happier and it only took 66 miles.
I had a DL650 all set up for me. Never thought I would sell it. I bought the Tenere for two up riding. Didn't take many miles on the Tenere to decide to sell the DL650. Never regretted selling it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #33
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Well, let me tell you guys...I have been riding the crap out of it and already have 300 miles on it since yesterday

Seriously loving it! What a delicious beast.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:36 AM   #34
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same boat

burnoil, I'm in the same boat. Love my 08 KLR, but really want something that is bigger and more comfortable - like the Tenere or Explorer. Rode 'em both and they are both great bikes. Can't decide between the two, and will definitely miss my KLR when I do decide. Glad you are happy with the Tenere so far.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #35
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Don't ride the Tenere without the clutch-lever mod.

Just don't.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #36
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I had a similar issue....I just kept my 06 KLR.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #37
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Well, let me tell you guys...I have been riding the crap out of it and already have 300 miles on it since yesterday

Seriously loving it! What a delicious beast.
You have been assimilated.
Especially since you kept the KaTooM for the true off road rides.

While the KLR was a good basic bike, I haven't once regretted selling the 25+ year old technology. The newer stuff just plain works and does so with a lot less hassle.

Congratulations!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #38
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I went from a KLR to an adventured out Verseys to an S-10. The S-10 is the king daddy and it's not bad off road either.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #39
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The ST is a better bike in just about every possible way except one: it weighs about 150 more pounds. Only an issue if you are riding offroad in situations where weight matters. Or in really heavy slow urban traffic. Oh, and its twice the price.
I love how guys shout all this wisdom from the sidelines after reading a spec sheet. The S10 has a very low center of gravity and is super-easy to manuver at slow speed. "really slow urban traffic" is a breeze. I used a KLR as a loner during my last servicing and the S10 feels less top heavy.

Rodger on the price and weight though.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #40
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I've got a friend that lets me ride his S10, and it's a great bike. Love everything about it, except that you have to run premium/high octane fuel in it. Call me crazy, but that's a deal breaker for me. I've called Yamaha HQ to see if there was something I could do to the bike to run regular fuel and they said "nope". I know lots of folks are going to refer to what Nick Sanders did with non-premium fuel on his epic trip. Great bike though and it would fit ALL my needs except that one. Good luck!


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Completely a non-issue. I've run nothing but regular in mine. The only way to coax a knock out of the engine is by going about 30 MPH in 6th gear uphill and whacking the throttle wide open. Anybody who would regularly ride in that condition probably shouldn't own a bike in the first place.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #41
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That's some promising information. Thanks.How many miles have you put on it? I'm not sure what my hang up is with this issue, but it is.
I'm still researching it.



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Completely a non-issue. I've run nothing but regular in mine. The only way to coax a knock out of the engine is by going about 30 MPH in 6th gear uphill and whacking the throttle wide open. Anybody who would regularly ride in that condition probably shouldn't own a bike in the first place.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #42
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I have 44,000 miles on my Super Tenere and run the 89 octaine that is 10 percent ethynol, I have run 87 if I had too and it runs just as good.
I do try Premium once and a while to see if I can tell any differance, It all runs the same.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #43
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I've run regular in mine and can't tell the difference (Kalifornia water mind you). Lately I have been adding Fuel-Med RX for no particular reason but to try it out and they say it helps guard against Ethanol corrosion. Still no difference.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #44
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It's gonna be a lot harder to get that Tenere up on the milkcrate
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #45
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It's gonna be a lot harder to get that Tenere up on the milkcrate


Maybe Jaxon should make a special Aluminium, milk crate just for the Tenere.
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