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Old 01-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #15491
twinrider
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Location: 日本
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I used to have an 1100GS. Great touring bike -- handled great no matter how much I loaded it up -- but I got tired of the clunky shifting on my commute, the frequent valve checks and wasn't looking forward to dealing with spline lubes or changing the clutch as the miles piled on so eventually I sold it. Later I got a TDM900. It didn't handle as well as the GS but I loved the 25,000 mile valve check intervals, the smooth shifting and the V-twin feel of the motor courtesy of the 270-degree crank. Sold it when I got an offer I couldn't pass up and figured I'd make room for a Super Tenere "just in case." Fast forward a few months and a dealer had a used one in stock for a decent price. Took a test ride and pulled the trigger. To me the Super Tenere combines the best points of the GS and the TDM. Great handling, awesome motor and low maintenance.
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