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Old 04-20-2013, 04:20 AM   #4621
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I have only had a chance to ride her for a few hundred miles this week but I can already tell I made the right decision buying a Tenere'

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:21 AM   #4622
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Indeed, it was about time. All that time sitting around and waiting for spring only leads to buying gear and farkles

But at least i have now a new can, indicator lights, rack and a selfmade cutoff rear and heatshield:
Where did you get the tank pads?
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:43 AM   #4623
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Where did you get the tank pads?
They are from the oem worldcrosser kit i bought the bike with, they are made of 3mm foam/rubber material.




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I know people say the TT crash bars arent strong but damn they look good. I think for the super light off road I will do they will fit the bill.

I just love them.
Jaumev's bike seems to be still running, if they work for him they will do it for me i figured :-D

And they look good and are made of unpainted stainless steel, so small scratches are no issue.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:03 PM   #4624
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You can buy it from any canadian Yamaha dealer.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #4625
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Jaumev's bike seems to be still running, if they work for him they will do it for me i figured :-D

And they look good and are made of unpainted stainless steel, so small scratches are no issue.
Yeap she's running but I broke the ventilator in Marroc due a fall... the crash bars bent and the ventilator was trapped...

I must do something to make them stronguer...

Is a good think is not painted... but mine is quite scratched ... dunno why?
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #4626
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Is a good think is not painted... but mine is quite scratched ... dunno why?
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Having a rest.. ::)

To prevent scratches you could get off the bike and use the kickstand when you take a break
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #4627
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #4628
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:08 AM   #4629
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good theory...
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #4630
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #4631
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My ST after a diet

So... preparing a new trip and to not suffer in the sand, I put my ST in a big diet and the results are anazing!! :



I tested this morning: a 2013 Yamaha WR450... whow...
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #4632
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So... preparing a new trip and to not suffer in the sand, I put my ST in a big diet and the results are anazing!! :



I tested this morning: a 2013 Yamaha WR450... whow...
I think the Super Tenere has beaten some sense into you.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #4633
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I think the Super Tenere has beaten some sense into you.
Well... I hope so... at 54 is time to have some sense, don't you think?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #4634
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I tested this morning: a 2013 Yamaha WR450... whow...
I'm guessing a little nicer than the DR???
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #4635
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I'm guessing a little nicer than the DR???
Yes if you like a racing bike. This is the brand new WR model with the same light and small frame than the Yamaha 250 MX bike, incredible good suspensions and brakes... powerful 450cc fuel injected engine... nice looking (lot of stickers )...
With this bike it you can go really fast without effort, she’s doing everything for you!!

So. Is nearly perfect except the fuel tank (only 7,2 litres) and the price: 8.700€ (a Yamaha Tenere 660 is about 7.000€…

When arrived home I took my DRZ-E and did the same track to compare. The Suzuki looked old fashioned, big and heavy, but I’m pretty sure I rode faster with it than with the Yamaha. The WR engine is so powerful that is difficult with my riding level to use all the power. But with the DRZ I can open full throttle and the traction is always there.
I’ve got two DRZ's so I’m very used to it, perhaps with more practice I can run faster with the WR....

These 450 enduro bikes are really fun to have a crazy riding morning but in general are too radical to me. The DRZ allows me to do more or less the same but also a long trip (I’ve got all the farkles to convert it in a trail bike).
For the moment I don’t change it.
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