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Old 06-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #12466
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What kind of miles per gallon are you getting on your Tenere?
Just finished a 3600 mile trip. Heavily loaded with my stuff and my fat ass. Avg 42 mpg....some of this at ludicrous speed....
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #12467
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I crashed my F800GS on gravel maybe at 45MPH. The left Trax case ripped off and the mount got so bent that it needed to be replaced after the trip. I spent about 6 weeks riding with that thing latched in 3 rather than 4 points and steelwired to the mount. I hammered out the case to the original shape but it is not waterproof anymore. Insurance paid me to replace it but by now I don't mind the "scarred" look. I think they survive a slow speed drop but not do so well at higher speeds. They also stick out quite far to the side, that helps with drops but not with crashes. If I was doing it again, I would spend the extra money on Touratech cases.
I had the Trax cases on my F800GS as well. Initially, I loved them. They looked good and I could deal with the admittedly minor leaking. Unfortunately, a low speed tip over crossing a wet log caved in the right side badly and bent the mounting bracket. I banged them out with a hammer and 2x4 and got it as close to square as possible. What eventually did them in was an accident when the dropped the bike on the side at speed and the box folded up like an accordion. Admittedly, they saved my wife's left leg, but I'd probably not get them again. I think I'll try the Zega Pro cases next...
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #12468
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Wolfman makes racks for the Tenere now...that's a major consideration...bags to fit both the Tenere and the WR? Nice.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #12469
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the jesse racks are the tightest, squarest, plumbest, and most solid. his boxes are quite solid too.

motech racks are wide as hell before you put the boxes on (making them weaker) and you have to shim them all funny if you want them square and plumb.
lots of pannier info here
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2767.0
and more threads there on each manufacturer
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:11 PM   #12470
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I'm rethinking the whole hardbag thing now....

Love me some jesse's though
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #12471
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the jesse racks are the tightest, squarest, plumbest, and most solid. his boxes are quite solid too.
I would agree, but I just don't like the look of them. They look too "retro" to me if that makes sense.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #12472
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In the end it's Zega pros or Wolfman...and since I haven't had a need to lock up a case and walk away from the bike in 13000 miles, AND that I can swap them to the WR, it's going to be anything I'm thinking soft luggage.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #12473
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I would agree, but I just don't like the look of them. They look too "retro" to me if that makes sense.
his boxes are as bad ass as the racks but too beveled for me. i dont understand why he bevels all 4 sides on the lid and the rear on the bottom losing all that space

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Old 06-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #12474
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his boxes are as bad ass as the racks but too beveled for me. i dont understand why he bevels all 4 sides on the lid and the rear on the bottom losing all that space
That is exactly what I'm talking about... the owners I've talked to love them, though!
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #12475
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any word on yamaha offering any other colors in the us for the 2013 models?? i'd love to have a white one but i might not be able to wait that long
I waited 2 1/2 years for a car I was in love with until it was released in white. If Yamaha makes these availabl in white over here i'm in!

And a letter/email is a great idea.
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From what I've heard, riding a DR feels just like riding a KLR except you're head doesn't sway left and right constantly scanning the ditches for aluminum cans.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #12476
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I waited 2 1/2 years for a car I was in love with until it was released in white. If Yamaha makes these availabl in white over here i'm in!

And a letter/email is a great idea.
What a bunch of excuses. There are people around that can paint things you know?

Treat it as your first farkle.

And if you use the bike as intended you will need a relationship with a good painter.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #12477
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What a bunch of excuses. There are people around that can paint things you know?

Treat it as your first farkle.

And if you use the bike as intended you will need a relationship with a good painter.
Not a bunch, just one. If I buy a brand new bike the last thing i'd waste money on is a color change. Oh who am I kidding it's the 127 beacon score.
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From what I've heard, riding a DR feels just like riding a KLR except you're head doesn't sway left and right constantly scanning the ditches for aluminum cans.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #12478
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Not a bunch, just one. If I buy a brand new bike the last thing i'd waste money on is a color change. Oh who am I kidding it's the 127 beacon score.
I think there are a bunch more excuses hiding under that "one"
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #12479
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I have the TraX EVO set up with the quick locks (now bolted on) and like it. 45L Right, 37L Left and 38L Top box. Some have said the old one's leak but so far I have not found that to be a problem with mine. They are durable for gravel and dirt although they rattle like an empty Chevy 1/2 Ton when they are not loaded. This could lead to a cracking issue long term but I'm not worried as they are usually loaded. They have a nice tiedown set up as well if you wan't to run dry bags etc. They also make for good benches when camping.

I saw a Super T with the Zega Pro's on it at the Overland Expo. I really like the apparent durability of those as well as the look. It seems like they would take a relatively high speed crash on gravel better than the Trax units but unconfirmed. They sit up a little higher than the TraX cases as but a non issue really. If money was not a problem I would go with the Zega Pro's I think.
Ironic that I noticed on my TraX 45L right case today that the lid is bowed down (bent) where I have been using it as a bench. Seems that the material is thin and could not take my weight (not fat). Now going to have to use the 37L left for this purpose since it has less of a span across the top so hopefully will hold up better.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #12480
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Ironic that I noticed on my TraX 45L right case today that the lid is bowed down (bent) where I have been using it as a bench. Seems that the material is thin and could not take my weight (not fat). Now going to have to use the 37L left for this purpose since it has less of a span across the top so hopefully will hold up better.
This lends credence to the fact that they don't hold up to even minor abuse (read- tip overs).
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