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Old 07-10-2010, 06:15 AM   #3136
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I couldn't find after searching what the alternator output is on the Super Tenere. Does someone know? I usually run a voltmeter on all my bikes just due to heated gear, heated grips, extra driving lights etc. so just wondered how much Mama Yama has put on this bike.

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Old 07-10-2010, 06:45 AM   #3137
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I couldn't find after searching what the alternator output is on the Super Tenere. Does someone know? I usually run a voltmeter on all my bikes just due to heated gear, heated grips, extra driving lights etc. so just wondered how much Mama Yama has put on this bike.

I havent seen a figure, but the first thing i noticed in Schiphol is the brilliant place for the rectifier, with its own air scoop inthe right side of the cowling, with a massive aluminium baseplate behind it, so they finally have taken the gauntlet of the historically overheating rectifiers ;-0
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:56 AM   #3138
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they tested the Tenere *with* traction control so it did not win the sprint,
Naive question :
Traction control is supposed to prevent wheel slippage. How should it make acceleration worse ? I understand that wheel slippage is lost acceleration.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:12 AM   #3139
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Been a-lurking here for a while. Picked up my new blue S10 here in the UK yesterday, so thought it time to sign on and show my face.

Have ordered most of the accessories, but some bits are back ordered 'til the end of August, or so I'm told.

Regarding stickers, these are fixed to the bike's plastic cowls which are flexible. I guess a clear coat over the top might be susceptible to cracking, given the flexibility?

Anyway, the bike's a peach both to look at and ride - and almost worth the ridiculous cost over here. Chopped in an XT660Z as part of the deal and I'm hopeful that the 1200 will do most of what the smaller bike could do, as well as improving on it in the areas of long-distance touring and fast road riding.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:34 AM   #3140
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I have had a good look sround this bike and I feel that it probably costs about 20% less than a GS to make.

I can only assume the large UK cost is down to exchange rates and 'new bike' pricing.

I would be worried about 2nd hand values, parts availability and mechanical knowledge.

My local dealer has one and probably wont bother getting another so their mechanics are not going to know the bike as well as a BMW dealers guys know the GS.

I also really dont like those rims !
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:08 AM   #3141
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I have had a good look sround this bike and I feel that it probably costs about 20% less than a GS to make.

I can only assume the large UK cost is down to exchange rates and 'new bike' pricing.

I would be worried about 2nd hand values, parts availability and mechanical knowledge.

My local dealer has one and probably wont bother getting another so their mechanics are not going to know the bike as well as a BMW dealers guys know the GS.

I also really dont like those rims !
Give me two guesses what bike you have???

Get out and ride...

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Old 07-10-2010, 08:50 AM   #3142
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I just dont understand why they wont sell them over here.....
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:08 AM   #3143
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I have had a good look sround this bike and I feel that it probably costs about 20% less than a GS to make.

I can only assume the large UK cost is down to exchange rates and 'new bike' pricing.

I would be worried about 2nd hand values, parts availability and mechanical knowledge.

My local dealer has one and probably wont bother getting another so their mechanics are not going to know the bike as well as a BMW dealers guys know the GS.

I also really dont like those rims !
I'm hoping the mechanics don't *need* to get to know the bike quite as well as BMW ones know the GS....

;-)

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Old 07-10-2010, 09:27 AM   #3144
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Give me two guesses what bike you have???

Get out and ride...

Greg.
I'll give you 100 !

Have had a few BMW's over the years but am using a smaller, older bike now !!!
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:29 AM   #3145
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I'm hoping the mechanics don't *need* to get to know the bike quite as well as BMW ones know the GS....

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would be hard to imagine I admit !
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:46 PM   #3146
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I also really dont like those rims !

You rather buy every three years new ones, or don't you go offroad with your investment ?
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:58 PM   #3147
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Naive question :
Traction control is supposed to prevent wheel slippage. How should it make acceleration worse ? I understand that wheel slippage is lost acceleration.
If to much yes, but in the hands of a cunning rider, a bit of slip gives just a bit extra grip, and the TC is made to function relatively prudent for good Offroad performance, so it cuts in before the 7% slip is achieved, its traction control, not launch control...

You've got six modus operandii with the Tenere, if you put on al safety features its becomes a sort of XS650 :-)

If you set it to S without TC it becomes a complete different animal :-)
(a bit itchy like the old Crosseyed TDM)
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #3148
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Give me two guesses what bike you have???

Get out and ride...

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Old 07-10-2010, 06:16 PM   #3149
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My 1st 1000k done on the S10 and having owned a TDM900 this does everything better so the only thing in my opinion that will keep the TDM in production is the large price difference as the S10 is a far superior bike IMHO.

Cheers Rick
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:41 PM   #3150
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My 1st 1000k done on the S10 and having owned a TDM900 this does everything better so the only thing in my opinion that will keep the TDM in production is the large price difference as the S10 is a far superior bike IMHO.

Cheers Rick
Have you found a source for SWITCHED power?
Is the accessory socket switched or live all the time?

If it's switched, I could tap into it.
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