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Old 11-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #20686
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I just leave my Helmet on my mirror. The $35 chatterbox motion sensor alarm works great. Set super sensitive so you cant touch the saddlebags helmet or tank bag. Gives off a warning the resets itself. keep touching it really goes nuts but everyone runs away at the warning
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #20687
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I am not sure if this is because well.....I am slightly rounder since getting hurt, but I have noticed my upper back between my shoulder blades gets very painful when riding. I can do 250-500 miles in a day but I do notice the muscle gets very painful. My plan is to work out a bit more now that I can, , but I am curious if anyone else has this issue? Anyone else have this pain in their upper back and if so how did you fix it?

I personally feel like its caused by a slightly extended reach to the bars so I am considering the rox off-set risers to bring the bars a bit closer to me so I have less of a reach.
I fixed my issue with back and wrists soreness by rotating my bars back a bit more. Clearly everyone is different in how they address this based on their torso height, arm length, riding position etc.... Really love this bike..
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #20688
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Hey, thanks for the helmet advice, fellas. I got to ride around for an hour today. What's not to like about the ST?

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #20689
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By the way, the worn Battle Wings were really bad on sand roads. I'm leaning toward Heidenau K60s.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #20690
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Do the yamaha bars have the pin holes for the brake/clutch?

Not on the clutch and brake or throttle tube, but there is one for the starter button.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:20 PM   #20691
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I use a PacSafe Retractable Lock to attach my helmet to either the mirror or the passengers footrest (as the situation requires). This works well and provides a reasonable level of "snatch protection" ... obviously it won't stop someone with a set of wirecutters in their pocket

However after reading the comment about the Chatterbox Motion Alarm I thought the idea of also attaching some sort of portable alarm to the helmet might be a good idea. The only thing that I could find which might fit the bill would be the Doberman Bag Protector (SE-0304) .... will look for one in my travels.

Edit ... o/k gone back and had a girl look !!! Doberman also make a Briefcase Alarm Unit ... similar concept but slightly more straight forward for this purpose ... trying to find an Austrlian Source otherwise Amazon here we come ...
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #20692
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #20693
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so go buy one. Its an awesome bike!
I think I'll be trading my Z1000 in soon...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyxb...e_gdata_player

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Old 12-01-2013, 04:41 AM   #20694
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I think I'll be trading my Z1000 in soon...

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:49 AM   #20695
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Would you sell your 950/990 for a Super 10?

I have a KTM 950 I'm thinking of selling and getting the white Sup 10. I've got a buyer who wants the 950.
I rode the 2013 10 yesterday and was very impressed. Very stable on road and weight felt the same as the 950, even though its 70lbs heavier. I just love the 950 but not the maitenance.
The Sup 10 will be double the cost of what I am selling my 950 for, do you think I will see and appreciate the extra? I know it will be waaaaaay better for long trips, but not quite sure if I will be in trouble with it off road. I'm not planning on anything more difficult than gravel, fire roads, small baby heads.
From the little I've researched this bike, just started, I think it will be perfect for me.
I've just spent tons of money getting the KTM sorted and don't want to have sellers remorse, as these bikes are getting rare to find now, and mine is a gorgeous machine with more power than I could ever use.

Any folks here go from their KTM950/990s to the Tenere? Happy? Downsides/upsides?

Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:06 AM   #20696
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I was thinking of doing that first, not much, just a small bit. Do the yamaha bars have the pin holes for the brake/clutch?
Yes. If you find it necessary to adjust the position of your controls, you will have to remove the tabs.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:10 AM   #20697
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I have a KTM 950 I'm thinking of selling and getting the white Sup 10. I've got a buyer who wants the 950.
I rode the 2013 10 yesterday and was very impressed. Very stable on road and weight felt the same as the 950, even though its 70lbs heavier. I just love the 950 but not the maitenance.
The Sup 10 will be double the cost of what I am selling my 950 for, do you think I will see and appreciate the extra? I know it will be waaaaaay better for long trips, but not quite sure if I will be in trouble with it off road. I'm not planning on anything more difficult than gravel, fire roads, small baby heads.
From the little I've researched this bike, just started, I think it will be perfect for me.
I've just spent tons of money getting the KTM sorted and don't want to have sellers remorse, as these bikes are getting rare to find now, and mine is a gorgeous machine with more power than I could ever use.

Any folks here go from their KTM950/990s to the Tenere? Happy? Downsides/upsides?

Thanks!

Not coming from a KTM but if you can swing it, I always buy my next bike used and keep the current one till I am sure I am happy.

I always end up putting money into suspension, aftermarket seats etc and that is the money you don't get back when buying and selling.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:23 AM   #20698
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I think I'll be trading my Z1000 in soon...
Welcome to the group. There are more & more of us commuting into DC on them.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #20699
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"Any folks here go from their KTM950/990s to the Tenere? Happy? Downsides/upsides?"

I sold my 06 KTM 950 this spring. I'd purchased the Tenere the previous August. No regrets. However, I rode the KTM on dirt roads and two track in AZ but haven't used the Tenere' in similar situations yet. Maintenance on the KTM was a definite factor -- the other was that I'd find myself going way too fast out on desert roads -- the KTM was sneaky fast. The Tenere', I think, is a better all rounder. I'm at the point where new Heidenau tires are in order and more off highway exploring as a result.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:44 AM   #20700
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I have a KTM 950 I'm thinking of selling and getting the white Sup 10. I've got a buyer who wants the 950.
I rode the 2013 10 yesterday and was very impressed. Very stable on road and weight felt the same as the 950, even though its 70lbs heavier. I just love the 950 but not the maitenance.
The Sup 10 will be double the cost of what I am selling my 950 for, do you think I will see and appreciate the extra? I know it will be waaaaaay better for long trips, but not quite sure if I will be in trouble with it off road. I'm not planning on anything more difficult than gravel, fire roads, small baby heads.
From the little I've researched this bike, just started, I think it will be perfect for me.
I've just spent tons of money getting the KTM sorted and don't want to have sellers remorse, as these bikes are getting rare to find now, and mine is a gorgeous machine with more power than I could ever use.

Any folks here go from their KTM950/990s to the Tenere? Happy? Downsides/upsides?

Thanks!
I used to own an 04 950 Adventure. I too sold it because of unreliability and maintenance hassles. For me, I never bonded with the KTM. The suspension was excellent, but the rest of the bike was nothing special. The brakes flat-out sucked. (A little known fact is they were lifted directly from the BMW F650 .) The carburation was horrible and the engine itself was totally pedestrian. The only thing going for it was the cache of the brand with the orange crowd (I still own a KTM for the record )

I did not go directly from the KTM to the S10, so it's difficult for me to quantify the bikes side by side. But, giving it a try, I'd say the S10 is equal to or better than the KTM in almost every area. The only area where, by my recollection, the KTM might best it would be slower more technical off road stuff, otherwise the S10 is the clearly superior bike.
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