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Old 01-21-2013, 02:40 AM   #15496
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Tnx guys for your experiences. Unfortunately, where i live, Conti's are the least available tires. Metz, Michelin, Bridge...no problem what so ever. Even for the Haidenau's i've got to pull a couple of magic tricks.

@Ray
Usually i do everything with my s10, but mostly commuting and travelling. When the day comes that i want to go offroading with it, i don't want to change tires. Therefore, if this K60 is comfy enough for a big road trip, i'am done searching for the right tire any more.
I guess, if i dont try it now, i'll never no. Than again, i don't want to ruin my holiday because of the shaky tire.
I'll do some more reshearch and i'll let you know how it went, if i choose Haidie's.

Tnx.


We're getting over 20,000 miles (not km) on the K60s in commuting and highway use in the US. I did a 10,000 mile ride on mine and didn't half use the rear. They get really squared off at the end but they ride well and while not a sport tire, I've had mine in on twisty roads many times. I ride regularly 2-up or with lot of weight and the tires have been great.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #15497
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The Happy Trails racks are pretty tough and I really like their mounting system... I've used their system on my KLR for several years with good results. The boxes don't come off unless you take them off, but when you want them off they come off easily... I have the Happy Trails 9" Teton boxes, they have been through Hell and back and still look pretty good, they have never dented, bent or changed shape through my many tip overs on nasty mountain roads with lots of boulders and rocks...
The Happy Trails system will turn Your 1200 Tenere into a "big butted girl"... their rack system and boxes are equa distant on each side of the bike, making the overall rack system a lot wider than some others. I like this because it gave me room to mount my tool tube under the right rack which balances up nicely with the left side where the exhaust is... we'll have to see how wide is too wide... I have a KLR for the tougher mountain trails and plan to ride the Tenere 80% tarmac... without any single track at all... so the width of the HT system doesn't bother me... ymmv
Could you post a pic of the bike with just the HT racks (no boxes) from either side? Please...?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:39 AM   #15498
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http://www.happy-trail.com/ZoomImage...2-5f6ff3768609
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #15499
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I'm on the cruise ship trying to decide if it's worth the 75 cents a minute
for internet to flip people shit. Tuff call.
You is a cheapskate bar steward

I have just paid $42 just to phone the US embassy in London (all to the US govt - not the phone company) for the privilege of allowing them to take another $320 off my card for a 30 minute visa interview next week.

75 cents...pah....
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #15500
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It's the left side I really want to see, the HT site doesn't show it. But thanks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:58 PM   #15501
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cheap bastard, you probably booked a cruise on the Costa Concordia



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You is a cheapskate bar steward

I have just paid $42 just to phone the US embassy in London (all to the US govt - not the phone company) for the privilege of allowing them to take another $320 off my card for a 30 minute visa interview next week.

75 cents...pah....
You win. I've now purchased a block of minutes for 44 cents so flip all the shit you
want now.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #15502
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I'm on the cruise ship trying to decide if it's worth the 75 cents a minute
for internet to flip people shit. Tuff call.
Nanana.... cruise...
Nanana...bikinis....

Ok... show some pictures!!! that is what you want to do to make us really jealous....
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #15503
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HT SU rack

Best I could get with my flip phone:



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Old 01-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #15504
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those are ugly (imho) and too far out

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:56 PM   #15505
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Best I could get with my flip phone:
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #15506
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those are ugly (imho) and too far out
Pannier-less racks aren't exactly eye candy regardless of the manufacturer.
And I agree the HT racks don't even attempt to be anything but functional as mounting surfaces. But they are as sturdy as they come. And the whole HT system is a no nonsense value.

Lots of Happy Trails Happy Customers. :)

I always imagined coming up with something clever to mount to the empty racks to give them a less fugly look. Would be really easy to do using the threaded knobs that we use to mount the cases. But it turns out I never ride without them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #15507
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That's me exactly!! I wanted no drama on my riding holidays.. BMW left me stranded more than once and far away from home..

I now have a double Yammy stable and I'm very pleased with both. Solid, dependable.. it took me a while to get to really like the Super Ten.. and really like the punchy engine, especially after doing the 5 second clutch switch bypass mod.
Would someone mind letting me know what the 5 sec clutch switch is please. In addition any simple electronics mode (engine chips) worth doing. Please point me to the right thread if there is something that deals with engine character/power. I have enough power and really like the solid ride for touring but it lacks the urgency of my GSA.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #15508
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those are ugly (imho) and too far out
True its not the most sightly of racks, but then again, who am I fooling in my hi-viz jacket and Space Balls helmet atop a royal blue water buffalo. If I was worried about that I'd be wearing one of those triumph jackets that says "cool like McQueen" or whatever and polishing a bike with a fake carburetor....
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #15509
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Would someone mind letting me know what the 5 sec clutch switch is please. In addition any simple electronics mode (engine chips) worth doing. Please point me to the right thread if there is something that deals with engine character/power. I have enough power and really like the solid ride for touring but it lacks the urgency of my GSA.

Maybe these will help...


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Super+Tenere+%22clutch+switch%22

or


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Super+Tenere+%2...+jumper+mod%22

or

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Yamaha+%22clutch+switch+mod%22

or

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Super+Tenere+%2...switch+mod%22+


Or you could simply do a "Search" here on ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/search.php), though there is much more info over on the Yamaha Super Tenere forum... But ADVrider doesn't like folks posting links to other forums here.

Enjoy!

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #15510
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