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Old 12-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #46
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Everything with two wheels sucks in sand. Can we PLEASE talk about anything else?
Two years of therapy just went out the window.


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Old 12-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #47
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Thanks for the write up. I currenlty have a 2008 Wee and on Sunday I'm picking up a used Tenere with 13k miles. I haven't done anything but sat on one but it seems to be getting great reviews. It has an upgraded windscreen (Givi) and a Corbin seat so it soulnds like two of the issues you mention have already been addressed.

I'll let you know what I think on Sunday.

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A used S10? I'm not jealous. Well, ok I'm jealous already. I almost found one used at a local dealer, but the numbers weren't there. How much though did you pay used.

I paid $11.5k and it has 13.5k miles on it. As I mentioned below it has the Corbin seat, Givi windscreen, and factory side cases. So far, good.

It's funny the OP mentioned the GS felt like a tractor. That's exactly how I felt about the Tenere when first took it out on the road. The Wee has one smooth engine my friends.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #48
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The Tenere seat has a slight tilt forward to it. You can modify it for the cost of 4 shorter rubber bumpers, so it sits flat. Once I did that, my comfort level increased dramatically and I cancelled the Russell Day Long seat build.

Unleash the beast by lifting the restriction in the first 3 gears by performing the clutch switch bypass mod.. it's a 50 cent and 10 second operation. MiniATF fuse inserted.. You could do another test ride with the mod in place and see what you think.. just keep in mind the Touring mode no longer works as long as the mod is in place.
Echoes on the minor and super low cost seat mod. It worked like a dream for me as well. In addition, I put a pair of ROX on the bars and bringing the bars back just a tad made the riding experience considerably more comfortable over longer range. Vibes on mine brand new were as expected and reasonable, and have subsided to a very tame level.

Similar views on the clutch mod. It took the snore out of 1-3... Just be certain not to turn off TC as it'll come up very easily after the mod.

Here's to you and your upcoming pillion platform!

Prior to purchase I chose to play a pretty full field and test rode BMW (dealer 65 miles away), Triumph, KTM, and the Tenere. In my case the decision was quite clear and easy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #49
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And why would you sell a Guzzi? This just gets stranger and stranger.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #50
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And why would you sell a Guzzi?
Fuel seepage woes

NTX top end woes

warranty woes

So en light of the problems/issues I have with my new Norge

Guzzi woes.. It quit

Regulator Woes

fuel injection woes

Starting woes

battery woes

Don't know. Seems strange to me. They seem to have a lot of "character"
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:44 AM   #51
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And why would you sell a Guzzi? This just gets stranger and stranger.
Do you happen to have a brother named Rick who rides a KTM?
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #52
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I raced a '12 GS 1200 the other day. We went 1-1 up to about 100mph and I had my wife on the back. When he was hooked up and it was a straight line race with the tires on the ground, he was leaving me. But, as I said, I was carrying a passenger. I came away thinking the s10 would dust him if I were solo. Both bikes are bone stock.

Maybe Pluric's bike is just slow.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #53
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I raced a '12 GS 1200 the other day.
Oh, dog ... we are getting into fully scientific studies again ...
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #54
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Maybe Pluric's bike is just slow.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #55
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Ya GrahamD...we have another one of you guys over on the Stelvio thread....there are such things as lemons. But me thinks you protesteth too much.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #56
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But me thinks you protesteth too much.
Not compared to the Guzzi owner I met a couple of weeks ago with another lemon.

He was Italian and he laughed at me when I politely stuck up for the brand. Funny that.

When they are running they are fine, when they are not it seems to take forever to get them sorted where I am from.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #57
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Must of been a real sour discussion......
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #58
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Despite the helpful suggestions from my two English Lit Professor brothers the point stands....which on theses blogs should always be the point of discussion...you should really try a Guzzi. I did, after I did what you are doing, and realized you really can have both worlds.

(Written at 5th grade level so all can understand.)
I sat on a new Stelvio a few weeks back...feels good bro. It had the factory side- and top-cases. Was surprised that my Arai XD-3 fit in the top case with room to spare. The 8-frickin-gallon gas tank is a nice feature.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #59
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Must of been a real sour discussion......
No I was mentioning that at least they don't tend to break like those Bavarian things over there, something about the shaft still being sealed and then it started...The hands started flapping around ...

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:15 AM   #60
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I would have a look at the versys 1000 if your on the street most of the time. The inline four motor is as smooth as they come. With loads of power. You can still catch air in the dirt too if that appeals to you.

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