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Old 03-28-2013, 02:23 AM   #16801
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Oh how I miss Ernst.....
Come back R3B / Rema in Paluda (or whatever he called himself) all is forgiven.....not.

To be fair, the guy knew a lot but had the attitude of an alligator and the communication skills of a hippo.
And when two male alligators are in the same pond...

I'll give min a break on the communication skills. My dutch isn't too good either.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:42 AM   #16802
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Hmmm... Well, I dunno'...

My Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster doesn't "lumber" in any way at all, nor does it "respond" anything like a "cargo ship"...





Of course, all that may have something to do with the "Braking" forged aluminum 17" wheels at both ends along with "Braking" stainless steel discs, the Showa BPF fully adjustable forks, terrific YSS "piggyback" shocks out back, and some other changes to improve its steering geometry...

Of maybe it could just be that it hangs out with another one of my bikes (seen on the trailer with it) from time to time and learns by osmosis.

That said, and remember I love my Harley XR, I still don't have the depth of faith in its reliability that I do in my Yamaha Super Tenere. I own lots of bikes now (a Ducati, a Norton, the XR, my S-10, a couple of Honda's, a Kawasaki, and a bunch of vintage CZ's), and goodness only knows all the other ones I've owned in over 40 years of motorcycling... No bike I have ever owned in all that time has inspired the same kind of trust I have in the Super Tenere. With nearly 29,000 miles on it, all of those in 19 months, I can confidently say I would ride it anywhere without even the slightest concern that it might leave me stranded. It's a rock...

Dallara



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Well if you put that way.

Come to think of it, I wouldn't mind something like that XR. I had a riding bud who owned a farkled out 1200 sportster with scrambler pipes. He really tore up the twisties with that thing...and the pipe sounded great even though they weren't blow you ears drums out 'cool.'
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #16803
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As the phrase goes, horses for courses. Comparing the abilities of a Harley touring bike with a Super Tenere is about as meaningful as comparing a Super Tenere with an R1. The S10 is my go-to bike for back road blasting with friends or exploring off the beaten path. The RK gets the nod for long-distance multiday or two-up touring. It's extremely comfortable over the long haul, carries a ton of luggage and is very quick and nimble for a big touring bike. Have surprised a lot of riders on "faster" bikes...

Not required to dress like a pirate. I wear the same gear on either bike.

Is that the same road the fella at the GR forum had the bike come over into his lane and put him in the hospital?

On another note, you don't seem to be this way, but as a few others have commented on, I don't see why people think they need to change how they act when they're on a Harley. I remember going to the vibes rally at Appi Ski Area here in my neck of the woods and passing very long lines of Japanese Harley riders in the on-coming lane. When I noticed nobody would return my waves, I kept my hand waving in the air past hundreds of them as a test. I don't know how many hundreds of Harleys I passed, but not a single one waved. Why is it that most people, even Japanese who ride in some of the most brand and size diverse groups, suddenly behave like a tool when they jump on a Harley?

It's one of the craziest things I've ever seen.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:02 AM   #16804
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. Why is it that most people, even Japanese who ride in some of the most brand and size diverse groups, suddenly behave like a tool when they jump on a Harley?

It's one of the craziest things I've ever seen.
Maybe Dallara is posting from his lap top while sitting on his Harley.


(Hope he stays there, It's some funny shit.)
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #16805
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Just enjoyin' myself, as always!

And it looks like we may have a new R3B...

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You might be right.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #16806
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Maybe Dallara is posting from his lap top while sitting on his Harley.


(Hope he stays there, It's some funny shit.)


You're exactly right!!! In fact, I was posting while sitting on my Harley... And it was on the *TRAILER*, too!!!

But don't tell anybody about me wearing nothing but my H-D logo chaps at the time, OK?

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:21 PM   #16807
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any one interested in a 2012 super tenere has 150 miles on it, will be sold as new. I work at a Honda Yamaha dealer, $11899.00 plus tax & title. full warranty. you can pm me.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #16808
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any one interested in a 2012 super tenere has 150 miles on it, will be sold as new. I work at a Honda Yamaha dealer, $11899.00 plus tax & title. full warranty. you can pm me.

Where is the bike located?
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #16809
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Where is the bike located?
Nigeria. There is a small upfront fee to have it released and that will also
cover the free shipping paper work. As soon as a US sponser has been arranged
they will send the bike. Your provided account information will be carefully
guarded and as always the blessings of God to be with you.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #16810
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Where is the bike located?
it is in ky USA. and this is not a scam.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #16811
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any one interested in a 2012 super tenere has 150 miles on it, will be sold as new. I work at a Honda Yamaha dealer, $11899.00 plus tax & title. full warranty. you can pm me.
How will it be sold as new if it is used?
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #16812
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How will it be sold as new if it is used?
it has not been title yet and i put most of the miles on it my self.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #16813
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Is that the same road the fella at the GR forum had the bike come over into his lane and put him in the hospital?

On another note, you don't seem to be this way, but as a few others have commented on, I don't see why people think they need to change how they act when they're on a Harley. I remember going to the vibes rally at Appi Ski Area here in my neck of the woods and passing very long lines of Japanese Harley riders in the on-coming lane. When I noticed nobody would return my waves, I kept my hand waving in the air past hundreds of them as a test. I don't know how many hundreds of Harleys I passed, but not a single one waved. Why is it that most people, even Japanese who ride in some of the most brand and size diverse groups, suddenly behave like a tool when they jump on a Harley?

It's one of the craziest things I've ever seen.

Not sure what incident you're referring to, but the pic above is a road in Fukushima.

You know waving to other riders isn't done in Japan, with the exception of Hokkaido touring. If you really want to freak riders out here, start waving to them when you're in your car.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #16814
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I paid that for mine with 0 miles...
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #16815
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I was there, at the 2010 Tokyo Motor show, when Yamaha released the production version of the S10:




In July of that year I visited the Yamaha Communication Plaza, Main HQ and Museum:








I finally pulled the trigger today and snagged a 2013, from GForce Yamaha in West Denver, Colorado. Was in and out in 2 hours and some change and I hadn't been in there in many years. There is a great Yammie Dealer in Denver, I was beginning to give up on that... GForce did me right.






Rode it home 30+ miles this afternoon and had to jump on some conference calls.

After those, I ran out to the garage and started de-DOTing the bike. Removed front and rear reflectors and all the lawyer stickers.

Let the farkling begin!!!

I've enjoyed keeping up with this thread, sorry it took me so long to get my act together!

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