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Old 01-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #15466
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That is great to know thanks. Its the long journeys I'm interested in and am I quite willing to give up the sportsbike characteristics of the Multi.

I started my search with google and started to notice that the word underpowered was showing up in a few forums. As you say, more than likely people who have never ridden the bike. This progressed to typing in "underpowered Tenere 1200" into google against my better judgement. The interweb is an evil place at times

I realise that it can only come down to my decision and a test ride is definately going to be on the cards. Its mainly the "having it there when needed" feeling of power delivery I was concerned about.
Thanks for all opinions so far
I used to hear this a lot about my Honda CBF1000 as well. It's boring, it's slow. Honda took the 170+ HP motor out of the CBR and detuned it to under a 100 in the CBF. It sure was linear and if you're used to 2 strokes or small displacement super sports that require high revving then yes you may "see" it as boring, but that was one of the best "riding" motors I've ever had in a bike. Endless instant torque and for twisty's you simply pick a gear and roll on roll off and enjoy the ride. Sure you could bounce it off the rev limiter and work up and down through the gears but it wasn't any better. I never rode two up, wife rides her own bike, a Street Triple R and she's one of the ones who called the CBF boring. But for two up I can't imagine a better type of motor. As I said, pick a gear and roll on roll off, you can be very smooth. Good luck on your search.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #15467
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Go on - you know you want to!

I may look a complete knob when riding the Worldcrosser (I may look like a complete knob full stop!) but at least when riding the Worldcrosser I look like a happy complete knob!





Your bike looks pretty BAD ASS !!! Love the white & the WC parts
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #15468
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I may look a complete knob when riding the Worldcrosser (I may look like a complete knob full stop!) but at least when riding the Worldcrosser I look like a happy complete knob!
I think this says it all.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #15469
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Just got back from the future! in 2086 the Tenere is still Adventure Touring Bike of the year!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270744802267

if anyone needs an LED indicator for the X50 radar detector... the LEDs listed in the ebay ad work like a champ. Just wire them up in parallel with each other and no resistor required. Then connect them to a 3.5mm mono plug. you can mount then in anything you like... wood, I used aluminum and drilled it out and stuck them into it. Be sure to pain it black first. If it is shiny aluminum it will reflect sunlight and make it harder to see the LEDs.







Also stuck on a auxiliary LED light on front. cheap set for $110. they are incredibly bright but the light pattern is round, so a lot of light is wasted. I will post a video later so you can see how bright they are compared to stock lighting. Another thing to consider is to wire them to the high beam. I put a SPDT switch to control the lights. I can turn them on with the switch, off, or link them to the high beams. I wired a relay to the high beam light. That way I can just kill the high beam and turn them off too. Great for when riding roads with the occasional car. I had to build a mount for it. The mount is just a piece of aluminum bent at 90 degrees. The lights themselves are very nice. they are adjustable and can be aimed up and down. I am thrilled with them.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #15470
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So how long have you had this disdain for batterys?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:36 PM   #15471
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Go on - you know you want to!

I may look a complete knob when riding the Worldcrosser (I may look like a complete knob full stop!) but at least when riding the Worldcrosser I look like a happy complete knob!




Great post And great bike!

Thanks for all the great posts. A test ride it is. As i stated, I am more than happy to leave the point and squirt power of the Duc behind. The Tiger 1050 had nowhere near the power of the Duc but we loved the smoothness of the engine and acceleration.

I have already dropped words like "Yamaha reliability" and "the only owners on the net who seem happy have Yamahas" to the other half. I dont think she will be too surprised when we arrive at the Yamaha dealers on our next ride out.
Cheers all
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:46 PM   #15472
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Tim, where did you find this pocket bike version of the Super Ten?
What a good replica!!

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:45 AM   #15473
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And you ask why I hate the stuff.....

Gods curse to the earth.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #15474
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And you ask why I hate the stuff.....

Gods curse to the earth.

And that's a profissional...don't try this at home
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #15475
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And you ask why I hate the stuff.....

Gods curse to the earth.
Ya gotta admire the the way he tucks his legs up out of the way mid flight. It looks intentional to me.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #15476
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Ya gotta admire the the way he tucks his legs up out of the way mid flight. It looks intentional to me.
I don't think so. Too much momentum to be stopped that fast.


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Old 01-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #15477
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Tim, where did you find this pocket bike version of the Super Ten?
What a good replica!!

You are a very courageous man jaumev.
Guernsey is not to far from you.... and Tim may want to visit Barcelona
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #15478
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I hear WV has an open border and the folks there are most respectful of our veterans...not to mention the fair to middlin' riding.
WV is on the list! Merci
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #15479
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You are a very courageous man jaumev.
Guernsey is not to far from you.... and Tim may want to visit Barcelona
Jaumev won't need much of a head start.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:31 AM   #15480
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I don't think so. Too much momentum to be stopped that fast.


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He's a mean looking dude !!!

Sort of like a Police mugshot. Bless him.
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