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Old 03-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #16636
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Just a little video (sorry a little windy out that day) of the AltRider crash bars and skid plate on my 2013 Tenere and what I think of them..


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Old 03-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #16637
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I thought about this excellent bike even before it came out but had some issues so I have waited to get one. Next month they will release the new KTM1190R here in Australia which seems to be a great bike as well but since I can get the XTZ brand new or a demo for AUD$5-7K cheaper I wonder if the new KTM is that much better, a test ride will tell.
Try to take more than one test ride. If possible, do it on a used one, especially if it has the clutch switch mod.

If the test bike that I rode 3rd had been the first, I would not be a Tenere owner. They are stiff and sluggish till about 1200-1500 miles. Some need a throttle body sync to get past the EPA settings and it can be a big change. Plus, the way that demo bike was set up was horrible.

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What I do not like about the XTZ1200 is: Buffeting from the windshield (is it removable or can I get a super low one for the Australian climate plus a smaller screen or no screen will minimize wind buffeting).
Windshield replacement is almost normal for any bike, including the two Stroms that we've had.

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Seems to be vibrations from the handlebar?
The one needing the throttle body sync had a vibe, mine not so much, and it got better with the sync also.

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Need to use the clutch at lower speeds, like the shaft drive idea but gearing can not be changed.
How much crawling and clutch slipping do you do? If you are off road in the rocks that much is one thing. Traffic is not an issue.

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Tank range? My current DL650 can go up to 500km`s between fill ups and the KTM according to owners in Europe says around 300-400km.
I refill at 200 miles normally, have stretched it to 240, and others report about the same. Obviously, this is more a function of your right wrist and we have folks who can go thru the tank at 32 mpg.

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My mate got a XTZ1200 and I can see how fast he is on really bad roads, impressive for such a big bike!
It usre can and be a heck of a lot of fun doing so!
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #16638
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35000 miles. check the valves, still in spec
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #16639
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35000 miles. check the valves, still in spec
EXCELLENT Kinda amazing that with all the advancements in modern engineering that a motor can run that long without NEEDING valve adjustments.

Yes, this is a poke at BMW. Had one. Wont do that mistake again.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #16640
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Howdy to all. I've put 5000 miles on my S10, and couldn't be happier with my choice in bikes. The first trip was a 6.5 hour trip trip to DC and back...middle of summer, all I95, and half of it in the pouring rain. The bike was comfortable, confident, and powerful.

A few weeks later I rode 4 hours, one way, for a two day camping/riding trip. I overpacked the bike on purpose. I carried enough for a multi week ride. The S10 did great loaded at more than highway speed, and once at camp, tore the forest roads, jeep trails, and single track up! All stock.

I have used my S10 as my primary mode of trans all winter. Some cold days, but with the factory heated grips, larger windscreen, and side screens, I have been comfortable.

I will overtime purchase more aggressive tires, and will upgrade to a better bash plate. Other than that, my S10 will remain factory/stock.

Huge fan here. Glad I picked the bike.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #16641
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EXCELLENT Kinda amazing that with all the advancements in modern engineering that a motor can run that long without NEEDING valve adjustments.

Yes, this is a poke at BMW. Had one. Wont do that mistake again.
GO YAMAHA! Lovin my Tenere
The water boxer is shim under bucket, is it not? "Reel him in, tighten the drag...OK, slip that net underneath."



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Old 03-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #16642
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The water boxer is shim under bucket, is it not? "Reel him in, tighten the drag...OK, slip that net underneath."
Just wait....Shaft drives were once considered reliable and trouble free as well..

Which company changed that perception again?

"BMW..changing people perceptions for 30 years."
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:59 PM   #16643
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Greetings all,

Just got a used Tenere. Needs tires. This is my first shaft drive. Can someone explain how to remove rear wheel and reinstall it. Owners manual doesn't say much or am I just not seeing it.

Thanks Ryan Dickensheets in Colorado.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #16644
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Greetings all,

Just got a used Tenere. Needs tires. This is my first shaft drive. Can someone explain how to remove rear wheel and reinstall it. Owners manual doesn't say much or am I just not seeing it.

Thanks Ryan Dickensheets in Colorado.
Some info here http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5275.0
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:35 AM   #16645
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!



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Old 03-23-2013, 01:34 AM   #16646
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Good to see you back on the bike
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:25 AM   #16647
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Well done. Take it easy, but well done.

You only appreciate what you have when it is taken away from you.

And it's that much sweeter when you get it back.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:00 AM   #16648
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it.
well done...
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:35 AM   #16649
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EXCELLENT Kinda amazing that with all the advancements in modern engineering that a motor can run that long without NEEDING valve adjustments.

Yes, this is a poke at BMW. Had one. Wont do that mistake again.
GO YAMAHA! Lovin my Tenere
Ditto! +1
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #16650
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Geology Rocks- It's awesome to see a picture of that bike in motion again! Well done!
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