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Old 11-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #14311
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You guys have all that open area.
And most of it you would just love...





There is this one road though...

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #14312
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And most of it you would just love...


Gasp, shudder. It's Tenere Kryptonite!

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #14313
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Gasp, shudder. It's Tenere Kryptonite!
You should try it on a Strom!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #14314
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GP, you have a Tenere?
Thanks for the input on the Grips. Is the heat easy to control while riding?
yes, I mounted the OEM heat controller where it's supposed to be.. it ain't pretty, but it's easy to reach while on the go... No one does switch gear as elegantly as bmw's, but I'm over that now!
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #14315
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Picked up a new (2012) S10 last weekend for $12,100 without even trying. Also bought the 4 year (5 year total) zero-deductible factory warranty at the same time for $380. Again, without really trying. The entire experience was 40 minutes, 20 of which was for the test ride.

Try these at a BMW shop.

Look, I LOVE my BMW XMOTO and feel like I will have it for a long, long time, but it was my first (and last) BMW motorcycle. From the pricing and availability of parts to the general attitude of the servicing dealer...I learned my lesson.
Good price!! I got mine for $12,000 and $378 for the warranty 2 weeks ago. Also got $3,100 for my 2009 KLR with 14,700 miles which I thought wasn't bad.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #14316
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The Tenere can't hold a candle to it. Bless it's heart it tries.

I was loaded down and stopped twisting the grip as a corner approached when the bike was above 115 mph on the GPS. Above about 100, the increase in speed was slow but it was still increasing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #14317
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I was loaded down and stopped twisting the grip as a corner approached when the bike was above 115 mph on the GPS. Above about 100, the increase in speed was slow but it was still increasing.
123 is the highest GPS I've been able to do. Bike was loaded, down hill and breathing very heavy.
It floats around with the K60s so I don't try to beat that.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #14318
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123 is the highest GPS I've been able to do. Bike was loaded, down hill and breathing very heavy.
It floats around with the K60s so I don't try to beat that.

123 on the GPS is the highest I've ever seen, too... Had the bags on and the Parabellum, but nothing else, running the stock OEM Metzlers. Had a slight tailwind and it still took forever to get there.

That said, mine has sat on 115 (again on the GPS) for miles at a time, no problem, and it gets there relatively quick. As an aside, the bike's speedo is indicating 123-124 when doing that speed.

Oh, and mine will clock a faster top speed in 5th than it will in 6th.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #14319
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Dunno.... I just dont get it??????

65>70mph is fine for me = I sort of like taking in where I am while getting to where I am going. It's all about the WHOLE journey for me. Not just having been there!!!

Greg.
Maybe they don't have the suicidal fauna that we are graced with?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #14320
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after reading through over half of this thread, i think my uly is in serious danger of being replaced in the near future. and i love the uly more than any other bike i've ever owned. maybe i can talk the local dealer into a test ride

thanks for all the info guys.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:49 AM   #14321
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after reading through over half of this thread, i think my uly is in serious danger of being replaced in the near future. and i love the uly more than any other bike i've ever owned. maybe i can talk the local dealer into a test ride

thanks for all the info guys.
I think if you test the ST, your uly are going to be for sale

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:23 AM   #14322
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Yea!

No kidding. The Uly will be toast. Not in the same league at all.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:44 AM   #14323
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Good price!! I got mine for $12,000 and $378 for the warranty 2 weeks ago. Also got $3,100 for my 2009 KLR with 14,700 miles which I thought wasn't bad.
I don't know about you, but I have owned more than 20 bikes and have never felt like I got so much for my money. My Y2K Blackbird comes very close, but bang for the buck on the S10 for 12K is off the charts.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 AM   #14324
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No kidding. The Uly will be toast. Not in the same league at all.
Don't ride it if you aren't able to switch. Not kidding. There is no reason to resent a bike as good as the Uly...
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:45 AM   #14325
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yes, I mounted the OEM heat controller where it's supposed to be.. it ain't pretty, but it's easy to reach while on the go... No one does switch gear as elegantly as bmw's, but I'm over that now!
Thanks GB.

You finally found a bike you like, that is great. The Tenere sounds good, now I need to get rid of my GS. Maybe the Yamaha dealer will take it in on consignment or perhaps as a trade in.
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