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Old 11-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #20746
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Well, I got her home and unloaded it off the trailer just in time for a 10-minute ride. Just from that agonizingly short ride I can tell we are going to be friends. Way nice.

Noob Q: where do you guys hang your helmets on these things?
If you actually want to lock your helmet, the Safeman lock works great. There is that little plastic tray under the seat, I mounted a cut piece of foam rubber there with a large enough hole to stuff a safeman lock in, actually deep enough to hold two Safemans. So stuff one lock down there and stack another on top with the keys turned to lock position on the top one, then the key is there and won't fall off during riding. Time comes to lock the helmet, remove the seat, pull out a lock, takes 30 seconds or so from there to lock the helmet to one of the grab bars. I generally just carry my helmet with me, but do long hikes, and on these extended times away from the bike I use these two Safemans to lock my pack and helmet to the bike. Highly recommended.
http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/product/CATC109.html
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #20747
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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, 11:51 AM   #20748
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I think its the reach to the bars. This bike is the first bike I have had this happen with and all my other bikes have had lower bars with more arm bend.


As for the helmet I just carry it with me. I do not trust anyone.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #20749
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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, 01:19 PM   #20750
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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?
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #20751
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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, 04:59 PM   #20752
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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, 05:05 PM   #20753
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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, 06:20 PM   #20754
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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, 08:30 PM   #20755
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #20756
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so go buy one. Its an awesome bike!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #20757
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so go buy one. Its an awesome bike!
I think I'll be trading my Z1000 in soon...

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:41 AM   #20758
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I think I'll be trading my Z1000 in soon...

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #20759
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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?

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Old 12-01-2013, 07:00 AM   #20760
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I think I'll be trading my Z1000 in soon...

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Glad to see you liked my video.
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