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Old 08-01-2011, 05:03 PM   #31
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Most of the GS's I see have an extension on the windscreen. DQ's bike does and it really blocks the wind well. My only gripe is that you have to look through the windscreen; I prefer to see over it. I bet you have already looked in to something like though. Nice bike!


I look over my screen; It comes up to about my nose. The only time I don't like it is when I'm cresting a steep hill because then I have to look through it and it gives me a distorted view of the road.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #32
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I look over my screen; It comes up to about my nose. The only time I don't like it is when I'm cresting a steep hill because then I have to look through it and it gives me a distorted view of the road.
Shit, I was looking right through the connection of the Laminar Lip to the windscreen! I wish I was as tall as you! After we switched bikes yesterday and talked about it, I can see where your height would make you gravitate toward the GS with a taller windscreen. You did look good on the KTM though! I was waiting for a pop-a-wheelie!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:49 PM   #33
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No, no, let me lmgtfy http://tinyurl.com/3r9ehr4

That's what I like about you, always willing to help out another rider!
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:12 PM   #34
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I wish I was as tall as you! You did look good on the KTM though! I was waiting for a pop-a-wheelie!

Looks like you two really "bonded" on yer lil weekend "ride."
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #35
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #36
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veriest, stocker with tobinators may be the ticket for a little feller like you. What are ya? 6' 200? A mere wisp of a lad. pm thelawnguy81. he's tried everything.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #37
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Looks like you two really "bonded" on yer lil weekend "ride."

I would rather not talk about it! Thank you for understanding.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #38
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veriest, stocker with tobinators may be the ticket for a little feller like you. What are ya? 6' 200? A mere wisp of a lad. pm thelawnguy81. he's tried everything.
About 6'1" or 6'2" and about 190 lbs.

I've been running it naked actually but I miss the screen.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:02 PM   #39
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I would rather not talk about it! Thank you for understanding.
You know you liked it!
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:11 PM   #40
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You know you liked it!

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:01 AM   #41
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2012 YAMAHA Super Ténéré XT1200Z

I ordered it on yamaha's PDP program Sept. 8th, 2010. It was suppose to be a 8 month wait with deliveries based on order sequence starting May 2010. The earthquake hit in March 2011 and changed all that. I stuck it out unlike some people (who wish now that had stayed the course). Now the states are loaded with the ones who "woke up this morning and decided I think I am going to buy a Super Ténéré". Not so fast there becasue being a PDP bike the only ones you can actually buy on the dealers floor is a bike that a customer declined to buy (lost his money BTW) or a dealer who shafted yamaha and used his cousin, neice or granny as a buyer. If you do find one be prepared to pay FULL retail there are no bargains. Sellers heaven on this unit right now. Me I ordered early and got a very sweet deal from Got Gear in Ridgeland, Ms. I got my bike earlier than any of the Sept. 1st orders. Mine was one of the 1st stateside to be in a owners possesion.

The bike, it's super sweet in the 120 miles I have had time to ride it in the past week. More miles will come soon. Sitting position is completely natural. Vibration none, torque is everywhere, top end rush not so much, electronic nanny aids, too many IMO but hey everyone can ride it. Traction control bothers me the worst not the ABS as I first feared. Suspension is harsh and stiff for a small guy. Seat is okay but too soft for long rides. Accessories from Yamaha are good and fit on the bike.

Latest update, added the Yamaha panniers and skidplate last night.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:07 AM   #42
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2012 YAMAHA Super Ténéré XT1200Z

I ordered it on yamaha's PDP program Sept. 8th, 2010. It was suppose to be a 8 month wait with deliveries based on order sequence starting May 2010. The earthquake hit in March 2011 and changed all that. I stuck it out unlike some people (who wish now that had stayed the course). Now the states are loaded with the ones who "woke up this morning and decided I think I am going to buy a Super Ténéré". Not so fast there becasue being a PDP bike the only ones you can actually buy on the dealers floor is a bike that a customer declined to buy (lost his money BTW) or a dealer who shafted yamaha and used his cousin, neice or granny as a buyer. If you do find one be prepared to pay FULL retail there are no bargains. Sellers heaven on this unit right now. Me I ordered early and got a very sweet deal from Got Gear in Ridgeland, Ms. I got my bike earlier than any of the Sept. 1st orders. Mine was one of the 1st stateside to be in a owners possesion.

The bike, it's super sweet in the 120 miles I have had time to ride it in the past week. More miles will come soon. Sitting position is completely natural. Vibration none, torque is everywhere, top end rush not so much, electronic nanny aids, too many IMO but hey everyone can ride it. Traction control bothers me the worst not the ABS as I first feared. Suspension is harsh and stiff for a small guy. Seat is okay but too soft for long rides. Accessories from Yamaha are good and fit on the bike.

Latest update, added the Yamaha panniers and skidplate last night.
Very nice!
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:10 AM   #43
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Very nice!
Thanks dude!

Have you ordered panniers for the KTM yet? OEM or aftermarket?

I thought about stealing part of your personalized license tag the other day but I was going to use a "T" on the end. I decided to not waste the money on Hinds county in the end

Let's go riding sometime.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:05 AM   #44
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Roy If you get the chance I'd love some more detailed pics of the panniers and the mounting system. Are the connections plastic like the BMW system cases or metel?

I've found a couple Teneres within a few hours of me on the showrooms for retail, which isnt a bad price at the moment. I'd be picking one up and selling my GS BUT I have a ride to CO coming up soon and dont want to get in the middle of getting a new bike ready and then not be able to get the panniers or something.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:06 AM   #45
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Thanks dude!

Have you ordered panniers for the KTM yet? OEM or aftermarket?

I thought about stealing part of your personalized license tag the other day but I was going to use a "T" on the end. I decided to not waste the money on Hinds county in the end

Let's go riding sometime.
I considered getting something cute on my new tag, also... But if only the 8-10 of y'all would get it, it ain't worth the money!!!
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