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Old 11-20-2011, 08:27 AM   #781
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Maybe you are calling me a KTM fan boy, some posts above it was KTM lover. Just in case, I am currently riding Yamaha and Honda. However, your imagination about the stock tenere suspension does not match reality, sorry to say so.
If you read through the forums you will find the rear shock failing after not so many kilometers. Most people get it replaced after probably 20000km. The tenere will refuse to stay on its sidestand due to the rear shock spring shrinking over the time. With some luggage on it it will simply fall over.
A friend of mine who crashed his tenere (rear shock not subject to crash impact) found the rear shock kind of exploded with its weak internals totally broken. Not what i would call reliable in any way. But these things need to be found out by each one on his own.

In case we reduce it to durability without considering engine size, the WR proved to be somewhat better than my Tenere. Daily rides of 130kms, backrouds mostly, any weather. Some offroad. For instance my Tenere lost its chain which was kind of cumbersome and left some damage. There is no chain guidance block installed, unfortunately. Something that should be installed with any realiable enduro style bike. Big trouble could result from that.

For travellers a big fuel tank is nice, but it is even nicer to have an engine low on fuel consumption. With the 14l safari tank, the Wr might come close to the Tenere with its 23l tank, since it takes one liter less per 100km. And it weighs so much less. However, I do not recommend getting the smaller engine. I am just saying, there are not that many alternatives.

Two updates: "Japanese bike": the 2008 and 2009 Tenere were fully Italian made with a Minarelli engine as you know. Later on they were said to have moved to Spain and to France, I cannot tell. Not a single part of it is made in Japan. Rims are cheapo steel stuff from San Remo, suspension is paioli, fuel tank however is an expensive Elkamet :)
"subframe": one piece design. Crashing it means fixing up the whole frame as my friend had to do (together with the fork being bent althougt not being subject to the crash impact). The WR for instance has got a steel rear frame which is extremely solid. You may just remove it and fix it in case. Main frame and stearing head is massive aluminium, looks undestructible. Frame downtubes are steel. Afaik there were no issues with this frame reported in the forums I read.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:30 AM   #782
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Sooooooooo back to some pics , fitted the single Akrapovic and cleaned up that ass abit... I am a happy man











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Old 11-23-2011, 06:04 AM   #783
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With this tailtidy OTR lamp, you went into some serious expenses.

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Old 11-23-2011, 06:14 PM   #784
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Huh?

I own a ktm. Never mentioned it.

I just think comparing a 660 to a 250 is utter horseshit. I don't care if they're both enduros or not.

The "states" have, KLR, XR, DR etc. from the Japanese and a host of similar offerings from Europe.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:23 PM   #785
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Forbidden fruit. Why did I look at this thread?

I do love my S10, it just needs a little brother.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:05 AM   #786
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #787
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My 10. MTC cans, R&G tail tidy, Pipercross air filter.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:31 AM   #788
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:50 AM   #789
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:51 AM   #790
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:09 AM   #791
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Question @payser

Is that a custom seat on the 10?

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:40 AM   #792
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:42 AM   #793
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Where did you get it done? and is it more comfortable? :)

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:38 AM   #794
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Sorry,i was thinking of something else..it is a stock seat.Sorry one more time.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:51 PM   #795
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Like first one,but more closer..
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