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Old 09-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #17326
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Okay, who's going to step forward with me and admit they're jonesin' to go put a deposit down on the Yammie Super Tenere?
Not me.......I'm fighting a different battle.......I'm content with the WR250R for my ADV needs.......put I'd REALLY like to throw an AZ. street plate on one of these for dualsport/desert riding:

http://www.ktm.com/300-XC-W.189.20.html
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:13 PM   #17327
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May seem like a stupid question but where do you guys keep insurance card and registrations at?
In a tank bag.

On the KTM that had a pop-off airbox cover, I taped a zip-lock baggie w/ then in there.



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Old 09-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #17328
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575lbs

120lbs more than the 990?

No way.



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No more pigs for me. Perhaps mine are unique reasons (doubt it), but no thanks on the Tenere. It's pretty much the antithesis on the "go light" theme of this thread.

I admit money is a factor, too. But frankly, I don't think I'd buy one used in a year or two for $5k or $6k or whatever.

Heck, even went for a used WRX for $2.9k with super low miles to avoid the big hit on depreciation. I only had the "new bike smell" once and didn't like the "power payments".

Each to their own. Congrats to those ordering and waiting for Super Tenere's. Love the colors, BTW.

My signature line pretty much covers where I'm at.

If I thought I could handle a big heavy street bike once again to add instead of a one bike stable, I'd probably go with one of many heavyweight superslab bikes and buy it used for low dinero. Seein' a lot of big bikes in the private used market and they don't appear to be moving for anywhere near low book. I'd plan to buy it in the dying winter market. But then again, that's a reflection of my budget, too.

By the way, I'm not saying the Tenere is a street bike. I don't know what it's genre is. But in that weight class, it would assuredly be a street bike FOR ME.

Disclaimer: Some can supposedly handle big heavy bikes in the really rough stuff. I've never seen it in person, but have occasionally seen videos that amazed me. Anyhow, I'm just too beat up for a heavyweight to be my cup of tea.

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Old 09-21-2010, 12:57 PM   #17329
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Registration & Insurance Papers Storage Solution...

"The Grifter" License Plate Locking Compartment

http://icubed-online.com/grifter.html

This is probably the most practical... I have it, not installed yet, but will be soon!
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:59 PM   #17330
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A friend of mine bought one so he could ride with us on FSR in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It is a real turd...slow, heavy and poor handling...obviously designed for the street and constructed of cheap made to a budget parts. It will break three or four parts by falling on the kick-stand.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #17331
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Windshield

I think I'm going to try this windshield setup. Info is farther down the page and it's the post by GsVs with the animated gif.

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/oh...-lip-t1296.htm

That's on a different bike, though. Here is a link to Madstad's gallery showing it on the WRR:

https://system.netsuite.com/core/med...e&cktime=87901

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:54 PM   #17332
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Believe it or not...

...this has been working nicely for me. Less than $10 at Harbor Freight and less than 5 minutes to mount. Plastic mesh screen from a grinding hood. I simply removed it from the flip-up headband mount and wire-tied it to the headlight mask between the instrument cluster and the number plate.

Flexible and distorts/disturbs the wind blast enough to get it off my chest (haven't been getting bugs on my jacket since I mounted this either). The bugs and other debris just hose off from the rear.



Just sayin'...
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #17333
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Believe it or not...

GSBS,

If memory serves, you'd earlier said it also helps with the visibility of the LCD instrument cluster.

I liked the sound of that, too.

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:02 PM   #17334
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GSBS,

If memory serves, you'd earlier said it also helps with the visibility of the LCD instrument cluster.

I liked the sound of that, too.

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...because it's black, it casts a bit of a shadow over the instruments.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:41 PM   #17335
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I am paying $12,500 for mine, yes a lot of money, but no where near $20K.
That's a smokin' deal considering the MSRP for the stripper is $13,900 (unlike the Euro first year model, the U.S. model comes without panniers). Pay for panniers and other farkles, tax, etc. and one gets pricey quickly. Even if your out the door price is $12,500, I can still get more than two or three of the bikes on my list for that (I usually buy one or two year old used bikes and let someone else pay a few thousand clams for that "new feeling" or pay a lot more for that "this model just came out" feeling and then don't pay sales tax either). Still, I'm sure I'll find a super-heavyweight adventure bike in my garage in two or three years. Might be a SuperTenere, Stelvio, or ? depending on what is out by then.

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #17336
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575lbs

120lbs more than the 990?

No way.
Awwww, come-on, Biguns. You're usually such a stickler for attention to detail. The KTM weight is dry weight, Yammie is only quoting wet weight currently; convention being 70lbs difference in fluids and battery (wikipedia). That brings the difference down to 50 lbs. Small price to pay to get away from the orange maintenance schedule. Plus I can go on a diet. KTM will always be a maintenance nightmare.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:49 PM   #17337
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Just sayin'...
Has anyone ever wondered how David can even make a picture of bug splatter look amazing?!
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #17338
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A friend of mine bought one so he could ride with us on FSR in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It is a real turd...slow, heavy and poor handling...obviously designed for the street and constructed of cheap made to a budget parts. It will break three or four parts by falling on the kick-stand.
On my ride this past weekend we had to stop on the trail four times to fix the KTM's. No problems at all with my WRR . . . and of course I was the only one to ride three hours to get there. The KTM's came on trailers . . . just sayin'.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #17339
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On my ride this past weekend we had to stop on the trail four times to fix the KTM's. No problems at all with my WRR . . . and of course I was the only one to ride three hours to get there. The KTM's came on trailers . . . just sayin'.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:55 PM   #17340
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Okay, who's going to step forward with me and admit they're jonesin' to go put a deposit down on the Yammie Super Tenere?



I'm bettin' Krabill is. Who else?... Oh, shinola...

"No, baby, I don't think it's pretty! I'm only lookin' at this ugly bike for maybe one 2-up trip a year AT MOST!" :: Rē was lookin' in the window here at work trying to see what I was typing, shhhhh ::
Cool bike for some, but no thanks. Would rather have something a LOT lighter like a Japanese version of the Beemer F800GS (hell, or the Yammie XT660 or 660 Tenere' for that matter!).

It IS more fun to ride a small bike fast anyway (keep in mind I ride the bike that inspired the Busa on the street - it collects a lot of dust since the WRR showed up...)
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