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Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 10:54 AM
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Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
It RIDES again! And I suspect with a...

It RIDES again!

And I suspect with a freshened upness? 😊
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,045
Posted By snakebitten
Excellent observation! Those rake-trail #'s...

Excellent observation!

Those rake-trail #'s ARE what we feeeeeel. Regardless of how we describe it or what we prefer.



Literally, both the V2 and GSW have more street bike geometry.

The...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Lots of options. But I have no reason to believe...

Lots of options. But I have no reason to believe that choice wouldn't be plenty sufficient.



Sounds like a great adventure!
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,208
Posted By snakebitten
Heated grips is an option on 2014 Standard. And...

Heated grips is an option on 2014 Standard. And it integrates with the built in OEM grip software, as I understand it. So that would be the very essence of plug-n-play.
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,045
Posted By snakebitten
What is 125lbs heavier than a V2? 😶 On...

What is 125lbs heavier than a V2? 😶

On paper, the Tenere is a bit beefier. But nowhere near that amount. And once rolling, it's famous for giving off a much lighter experience.

But I agree with...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 781,389
Posted By snakebitten
Theloop, He doesn't have to let me. ...

Theloop,

He doesn't have to let me.

And I let him have Day1 without asking.

But he still NEEDS me. ☺
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 781,389
Posted By snakebitten
Well thanks to all you gents on this thread, I...

Well thanks to all you gents on this thread, I steered one of my kids in his first bike purchase. (without my funding. Lol)

I think that smile confirms you guys steered ME straight. Thanks.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Towboat, all I can say is that's a pretty...

Towboat, all I can say is that's a pretty uncommon issue reported on either forum for the 3 years I've been following. You're pioneering on this one. So let US know what you find out. 😁
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,475,337
Posted By snakebitten
He couldn't have meant that. :) Even with...

He couldn't have meant that. :)

Even with the oversized rotor and upgraded pads, hauling a fast moving KLR down is an event.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 781,389
Posted By snakebitten
Each morning I go out on the porch and decide the...

Each morning I go out on the porch and decide the ride-of-the-day. It might be 100HP KTM. Or a 100HP Tenere. Or a 37(?)HP Scooter. They all will take me down my 60-65mph roads with ease and 2-wheel...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,208
Posted By snakebitten
Tenere looks good in every color I've seen. I'm...

Tenere looks good in every color I've seen. I'm way easier I suppose.

By the way, my 2012 is Blue. I was buying that PDP Beast if it was pink!
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Those cliffs up close. It is an awesome chunk of...

Those cliffs up close. It is an awesome chunk of rock. You can walk right across there. Even climb the cliff to the right. Bet you had a great weekend.


...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Big Bend. Might be my favorite spot on the...

Big Bend.

Might be my favorite spot on the planet. I need to stay long enough sometime, that I get over it.

It's motorcycle Mecca, in my book.

Have fun!
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,045
Posted By snakebitten
Obviously I am a huge fan of the Super Tenere....

Obviously I am a huge fan of the Super Tenere. But am I on the right thread? :)



I figure there will be some 2014 Vstrom OWNERS showing up here soon enough. (been a couple so far) I'm looking...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,208
Posted By snakebitten
Nobody loves the Tenere more than me. And I...

Nobody loves the Tenere more than me. And I appreciate your enthusiasm.

But I don't think so. :)



I DO believe the Tenere will continue its apparent steady increase in garnering advocates...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
TeneRay, What a loooong strange trip it's...

TeneRay,

What a loooong strange trip it's been. (I sang)

Good job.
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Thanks Buster. Guess I was really asking if...

Thanks Buster.

Guess I was really asking if you thought a TKC on front would last 2 knobbies on the back?

And since you were mismatching anyways, what helped you to decide on the TKC over...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 130,230
Posted By snakebitten
Early arrival IS a sweet surprise! Congrats....

Early arrival IS a sweet surprise!

Congrats. And you were meant to have spokes anyways. :)
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
Yes muddysoles, fantastic shots. And that grey is...

Yes muddysoles, fantastic shots. And that grey is certainly photogenic, it appears. :)
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,208
Posted By snakebitten
I'm a capitalists dream. More so than when I was...

I'm a capitalists dream. More so than when I was younger, at least.

My dealer(s) has it really easy. All they gotta do is genuinely care about making\keeping me happy. If they can enjoy that, then...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Ah, a breath of tire fresh air. I declare your...

Ah, a breath of tire fresh air. I declare your strategy as having a large "fun quotient". :)



Can you expound a bit on the TKC front? I think I'm doing that next. Gotta decide soon since the...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
Kalho13, That's a New Tenere smile! Dig...

Kalho13,

That's a New Tenere smile!

Dig the helmet too. :)
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,208
Posted By snakebitten
I'm sure if he researched, he would find the 1000...

I'm sure if he researched, he would find the 1000 posts of the Tenere motor improving substantially during the first few thousand miles. And the many more that admit to it demoing poorly because of...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,934
Posted By snakebitten
Happy Snapper, Why are you SURE that there...

Happy Snapper,

Why are you SURE that there are others that this has failed on?

I agree that there are Tenere owners that have never been on ADV or YST. But there is a plenty valid cross section...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
Pretty much reveals why it handles its weight so...

Pretty much reveals why it handles its weight so well. It's just a big giant trials bike. Lol
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,990
Views: 1,426,804
Posted By snakebitten
I need to look at the battery in my Tenere. It...

I need to look at the battery in my Tenere. It too sits at a vertical angle and would calls to be AGM antidrip. Just bought a new one at the dealer. Yuasa. $89 I think.

Curious if they are...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
I often get mine hot enough to leak. :) Long...

I often get mine hot enough to leak. :)

Long high speed (west Texas) runs get it too hot to touch.
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
Where's that snow? That looks very ridable!

Where's that snow? That looks very ridable!
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,257
Posted By snakebitten
Those double full length tractor trailer rigs are...

Those double full length tractor trailer rigs are so OZ. :)

There were so many of them there. They were the norm.

Still relatively rare here.
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,045
Posted By snakebitten
That's a little better explanation of your...

That's a little better explanation of your meaning of 50. But still, "last" bike? I'm 55. And I agree that retirement probably does require controlled burn rate. But no longer affording the priciest...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,257
Posted By snakebitten
Don't take this wrong, but it seems just a little...

Don't take this wrong, but it seems just a little weird when the choice come down to a Multistrada and a Tenere.

While I admit they both are now squeezed into the same diluted genre, but in...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
And thus the dilemma. :) Keep in mind...

And thus the dilemma. :)



Keep in mind though, it's a win win regardless.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,045
Posted By snakebitten
I think that's fair. Declaring the KTM as...

I think that's fair.

Declaring the KTM as more fun & does it better? No shock to me.



But I have an LC8. She demands far more attention. It's worth it at times. But irritating at times also.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Ray, His looked worse. Lol I promise!

Ray,

His looked worse. Lol

I promise!
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By snakebitten
Ask Limey about water-dirt getting to that ABS...

Ask Limey about water-dirt getting to that ABS motor.

Killed his.

(Although I believe he admits to submerging it. :) )



Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
This is an amazing bike on dirt tires in the...

This is an amazing bike on dirt tires in the rain. TC & ABS & a bit of caution. She does just fine.
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,045
Posted By snakebitten
It's an opinion that I value! I like your...

It's an opinion that I value!

I like your credentials. :)

I'm pretty sure you'd confess anything you didn't like about it if it presented itself. In fact, you did.



And yea, I admit, I...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,208
Posted By snakebitten
TC2 on dirt/gravel roads limits what the little...

TC2 on dirt/gravel roads limits what the little red pitch forked dude whispering in my left ear can talk me into. :)



If I'm feeling extra rebellious, then I tc-off. But that's like selling my...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 572,968
Posted By snakebitten
Burned my cover. Thanks Graham.

Burned my cover. Thanks Graham.
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By snakebitten
That could be what Ohlins used, for all I know....

That could be what Ohlins used, for all I know. Again, I really don't know any part numbers or measurements or buzzwords to describe what's inside my forks.

I was just the customer that shipped my...
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