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Old 04-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #17326
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Woody's did charge $100 more to fix this Beemer rim over the Tenere.
Proof once again of the 'cost of ownership' thing.
You were riding that Beemer when that poor rim was damaged weren't you?

You might want to stop running into shit.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #17327
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You were riding that Beemer when that poor rim was damaged weren't you?

You might want to stop running into shit.

Not that time. But I did get the new guy on the ride today let me try his bike.





I also got to drive this one down the hill after the owner was done dropping it.
I felt bad for him. That's a big bike to have to pick up several times on a hill.






Speaking of, this hill got steeper over the hump. Loose, little ledges and probably the first time
I thought maybe a lower first gear wouldn't be so bad. Then it just went into chug mode and
went right up. The GS rider later told me he didn't think a Tenere could make it. Changing
misconceptions one ride at a time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #17328
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I also got to drive this one down the hill after the owner was done dropping it.
I felt bad for him. That's a big bike to have to pick up several times on a hill.
So nice of you to help out Mr. West.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #17329
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Looking good, the bike that is.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #17330
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #17331
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So nice of you to help out Mr. West.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #17332
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Question Tenere or not?

So this thread started in Feb. of 2008 so forgive me guys and gals that I don't read all the postings (over 1000 pages!). I might retire my 1996 K1100RS soon but looking for a replacement. In the running is a V-Strom, the Tenere or the F800GT or maybe another suggestion. I have seen many a V-Strom out there but looking at the Tenere is new for me. I am not interested in too much off road and it has to have the ability to have highway pegs installed. (Broke my right leg and I have to straighten it out on long rides). So to those who own or have owned what is your take on it? (I did read a few posts involving discussion on vibrations and not having a good out come.)

BTW, new to the site, howdy all :)
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #17333
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Exciting times since I will pick up my new XT within 1 hour and say goodbye to my beloved DL650 that I had for 6 years.
Read a test in the new UK SuperBike magazine in a comparo with Honda`s Crossrunner (or what it is called) and the Triumph Explorer that they really liked the XT but choose the Explorer, maybe since their mag is called SuperBike? Also got a hint that Yamaha probably will come out with a triple soon which will be in the R1 and an Adventure bike rumors or not it is interesting. Now off to the bike shop!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #17334
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So this thread started in Feb. of 2008 so forgive me guys and gals that I don't read all the postings (over 1000 pages!). I might retire my 1996 K1100RS soon but looking for a replacement. In the running is a V-Strom, the Tenere or the F800GT or maybe another suggestion. I have seen many a V-Strom out there but looking at the Tenere is new for me. I am not interested in too much off road and it has to have the ability to have highway pegs installed. (Broke my right leg and I have to straighten it out on long rides). So to those who own or have owned what is your take on it? (I did read a few posts involving discussion on vibrations and not having a good out come.)

BTW, new to the site, howdy all :)
To sum up the last 1,000 pages it's a bunch of bored happy Tenere owners.
NO break downs. Some loose spokes, weeping fork seals misc personal adjustments
that's about it.

You have to realize this is a Tenere thread and owners tend to praise whatever they ride.
Tenere people tend to put this bike on their top favorite list. I generalize, but I've also followed
the full thread and own one due to all the positive owner feedback.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #17335
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Adjusting rear suspension rebound

Is there a special tool to help turn the grey knob at the bottom of the rear shock? It's too hard to turn by hand, not to mention that I can't get my hand in there. Help.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:37 PM   #17336
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Is there a special tool to help turn the grey knob at the bottom of the rear shock? It's too hard to turn by hand, not to mention that I can't get my hand in there. Help.
The general procedure is to put the bike on the centerstand, lay down beside it with feet facing rearward, and reach in there from the bottom... the rebound adjuster is right above the dogbones. I have big hands, but have no issue at all getting a good grip on the adjusting ring. It should turn relatively easily; if not, your shock has a problem. As motorcycle suspension adjustments go, this is one of the easier ones.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #17337
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I'd rather adjust the suspension than have to remove the ECU.
It's good there isn't much reason to get to it because it's sure buried in there
and the one allen bolt hidden in the inside fairing was thoughtful of mother Yamaha.

Anyway, I pulled it out tonight to get the reflash upgrade from AF-1. (hands rubbing)

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:17 PM   #17338
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The general procedure is to put the bike on the centerstand, lay down beside it with feet facing rearward, and reach in there from the bottom... the rebound adjuster is right above the dogbones. I have big hands, but have no issue at all getting a good grip on the adjusting ring. It should turn relatively easily; if not, your shock has a problem. As motorcycle suspension adjustments go, this is one of the easier ones.

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Thanks for the advise. I'll try that.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:31 PM   #17339
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So this thread started in Feb. of 2008 so forgive me guys and gals that I don't read all the postings (over 1000 pages!). I might retire my 1996 K1100RS soon but looking for a replacement. In the running is a V-Strom, the Tenere or the F800GT or maybe another suggestion. I have seen many a V-Strom out there but looking at the Tenere is new for me. I am not interested in too much off road and it has to have the ability to have highway pegs installed. (Broke my right leg and I have to straighten it out on long rides). So to those who own or have owned what is your take on it? (I did read a few posts involving discussion on vibrations and not having a good out come.)

BTW, new to the site, howdy all :)
There is a Super Tenere Forum where riders are even more biased...

...but I bought one last May, put 5000 miles on it riding small twisty roads all the way to Canada and back and had a real good time. My 3rd street bike ever. All good for the first 8000+ miles.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #17340
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To sum up the last 1,000 pages it's a bunch of bored happy Tenere owners.
NO break downs. Some loose spokes, weeping fork seals misc personal adjustments
that's about it.

You have to realize this is a Tenere thread and owners tend to praise whatever they ride.
Tenere people tend to put this bike on their top favorite list. I generalize, but I've also followed
the full thread and own one due to all the positive owner feedback.
So, for full disclosure, I've just had a couple of fabulous Brash Item Nines at a favorite watering hole here - but I have to say you're dead on Pluric. I ride this bike for the same reason I've driven Toyota Land Cruisers for years - it is the best tool, barnone, for the job. All this stuff about the latest and greatest electronic wizardry and gadgetry on new Euro bikes - to have to deal with that shit when it goes tits up in the middle of nowhere - are you kidding? There's a reason a Jap built truck is preferred by people all around the world, living and working in remote places. The Super Tenere is its equivalent.
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