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Old 11-10-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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This Tenere gets its TKC 80s

Beautiful weather in Seattle could only mean one thing...

It was time to swap out the tires for TKC 80s… now for a ride in the woods.





















Front tire, rear tire. Ready to go.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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OK, I'll bite. Why shouldn't I put a magnet near that part?
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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Beautiful weather in Seattle could only mean one thing...

It was time to swap out the tires for TKC 80s… now for a ride in the woods.



I would think you've had enough time to wear those tires out first - they still look brand new.

I bet if you had asked for volunteers, you would have had a taker or two.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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OK, I'll bite. Why shouldn't I put a magnet near that part?
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #5
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OK, I'll bite. Why shouldn't I put a magnet near that part?
Because you'll demagnetize magnets for the ABS sensor (or eff up their polarity) and then the front ABS will be no worky worky?

On another notice: it's not a bad looking machine but why oh why did they have to make it so freaking heavy?
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
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Because you'll demagnetize magnets for the ABS sensor (or eff up their polarity) and then the front ABS will be no worky worky?

On another notice: it's not a bad looking machine but why oh why did they have to make it so freaking heavy?
Because it's design brief was to make a bike that can travel around the world through most crappy roads fully loaded, RELIABLY.

So it was built tough.

It's was never meant to be o poser bike, even if 90% of people that buy one probably won't need it.

As YAMAHA puts it (in slightly strange english)....

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Product planning says: "This bike is built for adventure, for big loads and long journeys, for far-away places, in line with the previous Ténéré's." Engineering says: "A big bike should still feel nimble. We aimed for perfect handling and great feedback between rider and machine."
It was a clean sheet design, from what I heard and they seem to have succeeded.

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Old 11-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #7
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On another notice: it's not a bad looking machine but why oh why did they have to make it so freaking heavy?
Well, it really boils down to the type of riding you want to do. Heavier bikes have mass and develop a nice momentum. I find it less tiring on longer hauls and comfortable on gravel roads and the likes

There is always the little brother with the 660 Tenere...

Always the same problem, too many bikes and not enough money and time...
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Jeremy L]
It was time to swap out the tires for TKC 80s… now for a ride in the woods.



QUOTE]

Your shop is too clean!

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:27 AM   #9
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As YAMAHA puts it (in slightly strange english)....

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Product planning says: "This bike is built for adventure, for big loads and long journeys, for far-away places, in line with the previous Ténéré's." Engineering says: "A big bike should still feel nimble. We aimed for perfect handling and great feedback between rider and machine."

It was a clean sheet design, from what I heard and they seem to have succeeded.
In a really inbelievable manner, it feels more nimble and way more stable than its 660 brethren.


Oh and for those planning to ride TKC's just ask your dealer to fit the bike with it from start, i should not cost you a penny then.

@ Jeremy:
Did the transmissiondamper stick in the wheel or did it flop out with you too?

So to say are the rubbers of it still snug fit with yours?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:39 AM   #10
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Because you'll demagnetize magnets for the ABS sensor (or eff up their polarity) and then the front ABS will be no worky worky?
Ahhhh that's probably it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:33 PM   #11
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SO...........how was the woods ride?
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #12
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dissapointed

I was hoping for sneak peeks of all the hardware you are prepping for it. Looks mean with those tires. We need muddy pics or it never left the block.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:52 PM   #13
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The Super Ten is some bike. Had a great time out in the woods, and my friend David from Peckhammer TV captured some footage of it.



Concerning the magnets -- yes, you're right, interference with the ABS would become an issue.

@R3B: Did flop out at first, but when we reassembled we put the rubbers back first, then the plate, etc.

@Dastard: You know I won't refuse you some sneak peeks of the products we're developing. You can check out our skid plate, crash bars, and the side stand foot.

The side stand foot is already available, and the other two products are in development.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:17 AM   #14
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Super Tenere

Did you go to Canada to buy the bike? What did it take to get the title in the States?

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Old 11-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #15
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I like the crash bars. They look great. I like the ability to remove stuff without removing the bars. This thing has a glove box? Is the rear wheel locking at 1:03 and 1:10 of your video? Did you make a switch or is it just so soft that you can get away with that?
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