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Old 07-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Anyone not like their Super Tenere?

Hopefully this will be a REALLY short thread. It seems all you read is how much
owners like their S10. I was just wondering if there is anyone who regrets the
purchase and why?

Don't turn this into a love fest. I would like hear from the haters.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Why!

Why?
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Why?
Looks for reasons not to buy one, I'd wager.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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Looks for reasons not to buy one, I'd wager.
Looks like he is on the back wheel on one in his avatar....

I absolutely hate my Tenere because it is invisible, and I can't ever find it...

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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Don't turn this into a love fest. I would like hear from the haters.
Should they also post their address, phone number and facebook page?

You're just trying to figure out where the next Tenere Rally is going to be aren't you?
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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Whats wrong Pluric, are you bored?
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:30 AM   #7
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Well, seems like as happy as folk in the threads on the bike are, that my response would be the closest to the issue, even though I never actually got to have one...

BUT... I don't like it when a company out of pure laziness chooses to back out of a deal. I work in a quasi-diplomatic setting, so I'm entitled to import one new motor vehicle every two years without taxes or any other governmental fees. I'd signed and sealed everything with the dealership, when the central Yamaha Austria told them they could not sell the bike under the conditions we had agreed. Apparently it turned out to be too much paper work for Yamaha Austria, who rather than having another Tenere on the streets of Austria, forced the dealer to pull out of the deal. This in a country where the number of Super Teneres rolling on the roads can be counted with single digits, if the dealer gave me half way correct information. Outright stupid and lazy, if you ask me.

So, again, this has little to nothing to do with the bike itself, but I'm not sure I'll be looking at Yamahas next time I'm in the market for a new bike. I got myself a used DL1000 instead, and actually I'm happy I did, because although I had very limited seat time on the Super Tenere (test drive of about 3 hours), this bike seems to really float my boat.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:56 AM   #8
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2 years and 37000kms on and the only regret I have is that I didn't purchase it a couple of months before when it was first released in Australia. That's a little regret amidst a whole lotta love.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:26 AM   #9
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Well there's some bait.

I could copy/paste all my previous evil Tenere' comments but then everyone else could just copy/paste their responses. Companies are building complete wheel sets, handlebars, skid plates ect. to address the S10's failings off road. And that's what bugs me, Yamaha could have made this bike so much better for off road without sacirificing it's street manners. To add salt to the wound is that Yamaha has made it so hard to get the bike happier to be off road. On the other hand, maybe it just takes a lot more work to develop off road products for a street bike motor/bike. I will say that it is strange that a guys like Greg at WASP spends months (or is it years now) trying to get a S10 more likable for off road and gets standing ovations for his efforts. But for every change that he makes he is, in fact, saying that he thinks the bike could be better (or really sucks) and from his fan base seems a whole lot of others agree. Woody is building wheels like crazy for people who want a better off road performance from this bike.
For every aftermarket part that offered for the S10 is done so because someone perceives a need for it. I've never seen a bike that as taken so long to develop a sensible bash plate for. If you call a $400-$700 bash plate sensible. On the other hand, it just takes a lot more work to develop a bash plate for a street bike and that could be said for almost anything you want to change on the bike to make it better off road. The sad thing is with all it's failings the Tenere' is still at the top of it's class (if you discount the KTM). Why? Because the BMW, Triumph, Duc and the rest are all street bikes dressed up to be something else. So is the Tenere' but the S10 offers Yamaha reliability, dealerships and price. Bingo. Instant market share. None of these bikes give me what I want but the S10 comes the closest.

Ok fire up the torches sharpen your pitch forks.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:32 AM   #10
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It's too fucking heavy. There, I said it. And I've ridden big bikes off road before, so bite me..

Other than that, I like it because it's a Yamaha.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #11
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It's too fucking heavy. There, I said it. And I've ridden big bikes off road before, so bite me..
And, that explains wfopete's complaints.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:23 AM   #12
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Why?
Just curious.

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Looks for reasons not to buy one, I'd wager.
Too late.

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Looks like he is on the back wheel on one in his avatar....

Maybe, are you a cop?

I could have been a little bored last night. I just read so many positive remarks
I wondered if there were any who had some negative feelings and what they were.
Not stirring the pot.

I know when some post in the regular S10 threads they get jumped as Trolls.
I'm guilty of flipping them shit too. So maybe if there was a place they could
make legitimate comments they would. That's all.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
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To be honest, I absolutely hated my bike when I first purchased it. I actually left my keys in the ignition while in the grocery store more than once. I was one of the unfortunate bastards to get a bike with vibration problems. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that everyone said the motor smoothes out with miles. There were many times when I forced myself to ride instead of wanting to ride. But I rode it. In fact, I rode it hard to force the motor to break in.

Thankfully, a year later its a totally different machine because the vibes have subsided greatly. Now I actually enjoy riding again. As a matter of fact, yesterday I purchased the YES extended warranty because I intend to keep this bike for a long time.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #14
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Well there's some bait.

I could copy/paste all my previous evil Tenere' comments but then everyone else could just copy/paste their responses. Companies are building complete wheel sets, handlebars, skid plates ect. to address the S10's failings off road. And that's what bugs me, Yamaha could have made this bike so much better for off road without sacirificing it's street manners. To add salt to the wound is that Yamaha has made it so hard to get the bike happier to be off road. On the other hand, maybe it just takes a lot more work to develop off road products for a street bike motor/bike. I will say that it is strange that a guys like Greg at WASP spends months (or is it years now) trying to get a S10 more likable for off road and gets standing ovations for his efforts. But for every change that he makes he is, in fact, saying that he thinks the bike could be better (or really sucks) and from his fan base seems a whole lot of others agree. Woody is building wheels like crazy for people who want a better off road performance from this bike.
For every aftermarket part that offered for the S10 is done so because someone perceives a need for it. I've never seen a bike that as taken so long to develop a sensible bash plate for. If you call a $400-$700 bash plate sensible. On the other hand, it just takes a lot more work to develop a bash plate for a street bike and that could be said for almost anything you want to change on the bike to make it better off road. The sad thing is with all it's failings the Tenere' is still at the top of it's class (if you discount the KTM). Why? Because the BMW, Triumph, Duc and the rest are all street bikes dressed up to be something else. So is the Tenere' but the S10 offers Yamaha reliability, dealerships and price. Bingo. Instant market share. None of these bikes give me what I want but the S10 comes the closest.

Ok fire up the torches sharpen your pitch forks.
Some valid comments. Wasp has been a busy boy. jaumev is another one who has taken his
S10 to another level.

I also find that motorcycle owners tend to farkle up no matter what the original intent of the bike is.
Dirt, street, Dual Sport we like our goodies.

I've had my Tenere in areas that pushed it's limits and a lighter weight would have been nice.
That's been rehashed before. You start to trim it down and sacrifice strength for bags, fittings.
mounts and pretty soon people are complaining it's fragile. The over built nature appeals to some.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #15
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To be honest, I absolutely hated my bike when I first purchased it. I actually left my keys in the ignition while in the grocery store more than once. I was one of the unfortunate bastards to get a bike with vibration problems. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that everyone said the motor smoothes out with miles. There were many times when I forced myself to ride instead of wanting to ride. But I rode it. In fact, I rode it hard to force the motor to break in.

Thankfully, a year later its a totally different machine because the vibes have subsided greatly. Now I actually enjoy riding again. As a matter of fact, yesterday I purchased the YES extended warranty because I intend to keep this bike for a long time.
I concur!
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