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Old 01-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #15406
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You really sniff around over there? We just post more out of boredom. Nothing to adjust or
mess with leaves us too much post time.
And too much snow to ride?

Hopefully my bike will be fixed within the next two weeks and I might even be able to ride again ... damn wrist needs to heal faster ...
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #15407
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Just read the last two pages there and not a mention on the Yamaha, just lots of bitchin about other bikes and weather. At least here we talk about THE bike.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #15408
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And too much snow to ride?

Hopefully my bike will be fixed within the next two weeks and I might even be able to ride again ... damn wrist needs to heal faster ...
No shit. This last storm made it so even a Triumph 800 would have traction issues.




I have a great wrist/elbow exercise for you. Something tells me you may already
know and use it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #15409
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Just read the last two pages there and not a mention on the Yamaha, just lots of bitchin about other bikes and weather. At least here we talk about THE bike.
Opps, didn't mean to turn this into a similar thread. Just that there isn't much to
talk about on the Tenere side. Same stuff different day.

"You go riding? Yeah. What mileage did you get? Okay."
"How far can you go on reserve?"

You know, important things like that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #15410
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They have actually less problems. The Tiger had no real issues, just some niggling annoying things like the stepper motor getting dirty or the bad maps in the beginning. That's mostly it. Some single instance issues but nothing in a bigger scope. The Tenere had pretty much no issue at all.
Well broken spokes isn't exactly an isolated issue on the Tenere.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #15411
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Well broken spokes isn't exactly an isolated issue on the Tenere.
Never heard of an actual broken spoke. Due to the nipples being in the hub
they can back out if not checked the first miles. Several have backed out.
I lost one myself. I've also bent the rims. Don't forget the sumps that all
but come with a hole in them.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #15412
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No shit. This last storm made it so even a Triumph 800 would have traction issues.

On this recent New years eve ride, there were a couple of moments when I was jealous of Mr Twisty's Tenere traction control. Never thought I would want nanny control on a bike until that ride. We got into some nasty slud (slushy mud) on that day.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #15413
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Great weather here (for you I even switched it to Fahrenheit):



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I have a great wrist/elbow exercise for you. Something tells me you may already know and use it.
Hmpf. I'm not certain I want to know ... broken wrist and all.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #15414
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Great weather here (for you I even switched it to Fahrenheit):





Hmpf. I'm not certain I want to know ... broken wrist and all.



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Old 01-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #15415
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On this recent New years eve ride, there were a couple of moments when I was jealous of Mr Twisty's Tenere traction control. Never thought I would want nanny control on a bike until that ride. We got into some nasty slud (slushy mud) on that day.
If the weather ever breaks I'm going to try one of those Triumphs.
All I keep hearing is how fun that triple is. The FZ may just have to
move over. Until then just have to grin an bear it.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #15416
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At least you could ride if the weather got better. I might in a few weeks - when the bike is fixed and the wrist is healed. Haven't heard from the shop whether they need any parts from the UK which would slow it down significantly ...

Ah, it's winter, I haven't decided on new gear anyways, need to replace at least jacket and gloves. So, I'll take my time and drive the dealer nuts with trying every single jacket they have and researching the heck out of it ...
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #15417
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If the weather ever breaks I'm going to try one of those Triumphs.
All I keep hearing is how fun that triple is.
The Triple is lots of fun. Great engine. Love it. Don't love the chain, but that's what it is ...
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:02 PM   #15418
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Ah, it's winter, I haven't decided on new gear anyways, need to replace at least jacket and gloves. So, I'll take my time and drive the dealer nuts with trying every single jacket they have and researching the heck out of it ...
Are you growing boobs? You're starting to sound like a chick. Just sayn'.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #15419
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Are you growing boobs?
Hmmmm. Something to think about. I could sit in the corner and play with them the whole day ...
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #15420
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Pluric "If the weather ever breaks I'm going to try one of those Triumphs.
All I keep hearing is how fun that triple is. The FZ may just have to
move over. Until then just have to grin an bear it."

You can ride mine next summer Pluric, if you promise not to taco my rims!! ;0)
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