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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 AM   #14476
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True! But I truly wonder what was up with all of those animals. If sheep are scared, what are a few stuffed animals?
Halloween, I was giving out stuffed toys. I'm a bit of an addict to those claw
machines and had four garbage bags of plush toys to get ride of.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #14477
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The GS felt like a street bike with wide bars to me. Nice plush ride. Just the way it sat and less leg room.
The leg room isn't that much different:



82 degrees on the Tenere, 81 on the BMW. The leg positioning is slightly different - more so than in the picture above, but it makes it feel like there is more leg room, but my knees are pretty much the same. I had some photos of me sitting on the GS and the Tenere in the same position, very, very similar photo angle and it shows pretty much exactly the same as above.

I had a GS Adventure seat on the GS and lower foot pegs. Made it more open than the Tenere (though not as much as indicated in the image below, it's just a little less, still more than either Tenere or standard GS):



All images with 6' rider, 34" inseam.

The Tenere feels small when sitting on it compared to either of the GS models. The 2013 GS model feels a little closer in size to the Yamaha due to the new cockpit layout, it doesn't feel as far away as on the current model.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #14478
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Someone has a little too much free time.

The Tenere feels like a super sized dirt bike to me. Sits high and has more leg room.
The BMW felt smaller, lower and my 32" inseam was bent more. With my junk knees I notice
that right off. I really was paying more attention to the motor. It surprised me for how much
spunk it had for a boxer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #14479
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Someone has a little too much free time.
Not really unfortunately. Just before going to work ...

The boxer in the 2010s is pretty nice, but I had the feeling it vibrates slightly more than the older ones. Not certain though as I didn't have much time on the pre Camhead.

The same engine in a R1200R is just plain fun - street bike though if you're not LostRider ...
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #14480
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Not really unfortunately. Just before going to work ...

The boxer in the 2010s is pretty nice, but I had the feeling it vibrates slightly more than the older ones. Not certain though as I didn't have much time on the pre Camhead.

The same engine in a R1200R is just plain fun - street bike though if you're not LostRider ...
It did have more of a vibe sense in the seat and pegs over the Tenere. Not enough to
be a deal killer for me. We both use an Airhawk seat pad. The bar vibe was about the
same. The Beemers mirrors were a tad clearer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #14481
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There is a slight weight difference to consider ya know.


Yeah, that theory doesn't work because I was on the Beemer. You can see Erick
is one of those skinny mutants we 'normal' size folk have to pity.


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Old 11-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #14482
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21" front wheel

Hi guys.
At last! This weekend I could ride the ST with the 21 " front wheel.
It has become a fat enduro!!
If you like to do off road with this bike definitely worth making the investment, it's great!
By road the direction feels lighter, with less aplomb especially at high speed or high speed corners. In slow corners I almost like it better than the 19”.
In off road the change is incredible, the bike swallows all the bumps and in technical rides the improve is great.
Best of all is that between the increased diameter of the wheel and the rear suspension I have increased 3cm the ground clearance.
Now I can do trial with it!


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Old 11-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #14483
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Pluric: For the places you take your bike, a dry clutch like on the GS wouldn't last you very long! Then you need to BringMoreWallet.
This was an all but new Altrider skid plate. I kept hearing the rocks that were thrown
up hitting it.



This side still got the exhaust pipe. I'm sure it would have been worse
without it. Looking under the plate I can see where it got pushed up to
the drain plug. Probably saving me from a night in the desert.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #14484
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Are you going for Jaxon's bomb proof plate next?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #14485
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Pluric, you need the 21"/18 wheels and harder suspensions to reach the bike. That's the best insurance against rocks.
I tested the 21" front wheel in the same place I did the skid plate some months ago (with the 19" wheel) and it was really difficult to hit the plate.... with my light weight
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #14486
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Pluric, you need the 21"/18” wheels and harder suspensions to reach the bike. That's the best insurance against rocks.
I tested the 21" front wheel in the same place I did the skid plate some months ago (with the 19" wheel) and it was really difficult to hit the plate....with my light weight
I think I'd go orange before I started to convert the bike into something else.

Opps, was that my outside voice?

You just had to throw that last comment in didn't you.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #14487
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Are you going for Jaxon's bomb proof plate next?
His set up does look impressive. It's alloy, it will all bend eventually.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #14488
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I think I'd go orange before I started to convert the bike into something else.

Opps, was that my outside voice?

You just had to throw that last comment in didn't you.

Well the new 1190 KTM R looks impressive... perhaps my next bike??
Opps another outside voice!!

To me the biggest problem the ST has is its low ground clearance:

Yamaha ST: 20,5 cm
BMW GSA: 23,5 cm
KTM 990: 26 cm

Now with the new setup I have nearly 24 cm, thats a big improvement.

What is the problem to be light??
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #14489
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His set up does look impressive. It's alloy, it will all bend eventually.
It may be alloy, but it is really thick and mounted only to the frame. You would really have to blast something hard to bend or break it. For whimpy plates I have a few hundred miles on rocky but easy to ride fast roads and my SWM plate looks like it has been through a war already.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #14490
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2012 Yamaha Tenere lowering info please???

I'm 5' 8.5" with 28.5" inseam. Currently ride a BMW with 29.5" seat height- can I get a Yamaha down to my size via rear links,front tubes & seat changes ??? Or should I keep looking-BTW, I ride pavement only & thanks!!!
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