Good job on a really good write up. I'm thinking real hard on getting a new bike to replace my FJR and the NTX, the Tenere and the Explorer are all on the short list. Each bike has good and bad points. You haven't test rode either of the other two have you? Once again, good review.
Oh yea, I actually thought real hard about getting the exact bike you just bought after sitting on it and looking it over. I liked their black one that had the freight damage though. I checked out a Tenere last week but the dealership decided that the ability to give test rides really wasn't all that important and decided not to participate in the test ride deally so their insurance won't allow them to give them.
Still need to get a test ride on a Explorer.
And yea,,,, Rider's Hill rocks!