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Old 02-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #15856
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...first years? How about the problems that have remained for decades like final drive and shaft failures from that single-sided swingarm design?

I think a would rather have a KTM because it's the lesser of 2 evils
I still prefer to have no evil at all

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A 800/900 Teneré could be perfect. Yesterday I tried a KTM 990 and the suspensions and engine are perfect… something like this but with Yamaha reliability would be a bomb!!.
I don’t think the new GS and KTM 1190 could be much better than our ST… for my next one I would like something smaller. I’m getting old…
A GS800 Adventure version with good quality wheels, suspensions and more fuel capacity would be nice … but there are too many reliability problems….
Yes, a middleweight Tenere would be perfect. However on can't tell if Yamaha is even thinking about one right now. Japanese manufacturers are not as predictable as the European ones

Before jumping on the S10, I was decided on the F800GS for some months. Then I started to see all the reliability problems, like the shock mount, the warping tanks, the bad bearings, etc. And then I tried one and felt disppointed. It was not as balanced as I wanted, the forks are really bad (feel like something that came out from a mountain bike) and it felt overall somewhat fragile.

The F800GS is an anoying bike for me. This is because it could easly be the best bike on the market, but it's not only because of a number of dumb engineering options or even cheapness.
I would like to belive that the new 2013 F800GS corrected some of the quality issues or even the shock mount, but I doubt it
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #15857
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is 6 a lot? How many bmw's for sale? 8 on the first page
If someone would buy six of the BMWs then the six Teneres would be sold too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #15858
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is 6 a lot? How many bmw's for sale? 8 on the first page
I think your question should be: How many 2012 BMW R1200GS's for sale? You are comparing one type of bike with an entire brand. - Bob
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #15859
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I think your question should be: How many 2012 BMW R1200GS's for sale? You are comparing one type of bike with an entire brand. - Bob
you are correct. R1200GS for sale in flea market/bikes 27 active for sale
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #15860
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you are correct. R1200GS for sale in flea market/bikes 27 active for sale
All of which are a year or two old?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #15861
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All of which are a year or two old?

i dont know, there were too many to read them all. i hear as soon as the warranty runs out its time to sell
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #15862
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Been interested in a S10. Did search in the flea mkt. and found 6 for sale plus 3 that have sold since 12/15/12. This seems like an awful lot of these bikes to be for sale after being owned for only a year or so. Anybody got thoughts on why so many people are getting rid of year old bikes ?
Selling the black ones so girls will talk to them again or they're selling any of the first year
colors to get the new white one.

Perhaps the premium gas suggestion became a deal breaker.
Felt guilty they never had a reason to go back to the dealer.
Touratech wasn't meeting their needs.
Starbucks discount card wasn't valid with a Tenere.
Had to sell to save a relationship. Always out riding.
Afraid the grin would become permanant if they kept it.
Suddenly had nothing to bitch about with riding buddies.
Too intimidated after the fuse mod.
Some people need to be in an abusive relationship, not enough drama.
Don't like having KLR owners as groupies.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #15863
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It really is not that many, is it.. I am selling because of age and health and I know of at least two others that had the same reason. I now only ride on dirt and trailer the bike. The Tenere just got too heavy for me.

Others have sold because of financial situations.
And there are some that just have to have a new bike.. LOL

It does not make a difference if you buy a new or used bike. The Tenere is a really great bike and will take you were you want to go.
Never had a problem other than the recall fuel pump o-ring.
Oh, and the headlight wires heating up. Fixed that..

I think the hard start is the owner/operator problem and has nothing to do with the bike.

That''s about it, buy the bike and ride it.
Ya know, if you lived closer & wanted to trade for a KLR, I'd be tempted! But I'm way up in Lewisville.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #15864
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you are correct. R1200GS for sale in flea market/bikes 27 active for sale
You still didn't get it. I said how many 2012 R1200GS not how many R1200GS. The answer to my question is 0,zero,none,nada,not any,etc.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #15865
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You still didn't get it. I said how many 2012 R1200GS not how many R1200GS. The answer to my question is 0,zero,none,nada,not any,etc.
The faithful aren't letting the '12s go now that it turns out the '13 is an accident waiting to happen offroad..
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #15866
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Ya know, if you lived closer & wanted to trade for a KLR, I'd be tempted! But I'm way up in Lewisville.
I have been accused of being, a KLR kinda guy. Have you done the Doohicky mod yet??
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #15867
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I have been accused of being, a KLR kinda guy. Have you done the Doohicky mod yet??
Oh yes, gotta have an updated doohicky!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #15868
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Here's a laugh

I was talking to the local BMW dealer about a 2012 Triumph Explorer he had taken in trade. I commented that I thought that I would probably be more interested in a Super Tenere. He responded that they were just dressed up KLR's. Some guys will say anything to get a sale. - Bob
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #15869
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Been interested in a S10. Did search in the flea mkt. and found 6 for sale plus 3 that have sold since 12/15/12. This seems like an awful lot of these bikes to be for sale after being owned for only a year or so. Anybody got thoughts on why so many people are getting rid of year old bikes ?
You kidding? The economy sucks and we re-elected the same asshat that fucked it up in the first place. I feel good that the S10 doesn't have a payment, even though that means I took it in the shorts on trade in value. Not everyone is so lucky.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #15870
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Suddenly had nothing to bitch about but riding buddies.
It sucks when your riding buddies will only go to the Starbucks.

Thankfully, I ride with older guys that don't like bad coffee. And my wife, that likes to go far.
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