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Old 09-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #13726
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I've heard the first thing that people think when they see a white helmet on the road is "cop" and I have to admit I have done it, it seems to be an automatic response. Which has to be safer too.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #13727
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I've heard the first thing that people think when they see a white helmet on the road is "cop" and I have to admit I have done it, it seems to be an automatic response. Which has to be safer too.
Steve, what were doing to make you think the white helmet was a "cop" Still have the Cagiva? Clayton is only a few weeks away.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:29 AM   #13728
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I've heard the first thing that people think when they see a white helmet on the road is "cop" and I have to admit I have done it, it seems to be an automatic response. Which has to be safer too.
Until they see I'm on a KLR, that negates the white helmet.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #13729
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California Highway Patrol use Blue and Gold open faced helmets.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #13730
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Steve, what were doing to make you think the white helmet was a "cop" Still have the Cagiva? Clayton is only a few weeks away.
Hey snowball, yep still have the Cagiva Gran Canyon, went Moto camping on it a few weeks back. I've been checking the Clayton thread and I'm thinking I will try to make it thus year, been a while since I've been down to "Squatch" country! I'll send you a pm.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #13731
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Question Custom paint????????

I HAVE A SUPER 10 IN RAVEN AND I am thinking of getting a custom paint job on my super10. The new colors don't do it for me. Lets see some off the hook colors or schemes for this yamaha. The hog heads have been doing it for years. Post a pic please

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #13732
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #13733
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I like digital camo, and thought it'd be pretty cool to do an Adventure Bike up a bike in it.



I prefer the black/grey/white:


But in the end, I buy my bikes to ride, so any thoughts of putting money into the appearance are quickly passed aside for thoughts of more gas/tires/oil/protection bits/comfort parts/farkles/etc.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #13734
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I A SUPER 10 IN RAVEN AND I am thinking of getting a custom paint job on my super10. The new colors don't do it for me. Lets see some off the hook colors or schemes for this yamaha. The hog heads have been doing it for years. Post a pic please
I had the side cowlings on my Vstrom painted in bedliner. It worked great, never had to wash it or worry about scratches. When it was time to wash, scrub with a brush and wipe it down with Armor All.

I've thought about doing the same with the Tenere. I mean it's not like there's much to paint...
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #13735
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #13736
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Turn your sound off.
Really?. I didn't turn the sound on I was distracted by all the pretty colours

My apologies to all those bleeding ears.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:57 PM   #13737
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My apologies to all those bleeding ears.
Man you should be, my beagle dogs started howling!
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #13738
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Oh Hell, Not a Tire Question...

But yes, a tire question.

Is anybody running a TKC front with a Tourance/Anakee/other 90/10 tire on the back? I ran this combo on my Vstrom for many miles and it worked great for the kind of riding I do. Front and rear lasted about the same mileage. I'm sure I'll end up with the Heidenau's at some point, but I've already got a rear Tourance sitting here in the garage...
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #13739
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More of the same questions or cognitive dissonance

Like others I've seen on this and similar threads, I'm down to the XC and the Tenere. Based on test rides, I favor the XC. LIghter, smooth as silk, fun ride. HOWEVER, my test ride on the XC was on about three miles of Interstate and then on some backroads where there were a couple of nice sweeps and minimal traffic, so you could open it up a bit. The Tenere was mostly interstate and city roads with lots of traffic. Wind buffeting on the Tenere was not great and, while I did not think to look at how much gas the XC had, the Tenere was sporting a full tank. In other words the conditions of the test ride were apples and oranges and, no doubt, influenced my gut reaction to both bikes.

Now, from a purely economic perspective, it is a no brainer. Based on initial numbers from the various dealers, the cost is literally a wash. But the Yamaha is clearly more bike. I assume Yamaha also gets the nod with reliability and, of course, no comparison on the dealer network. From a 'head' perspective, it isn't even close. Heart, on the other hand... (Just as another data point, I will ride exclusively on roads, not all tarmac, some gravel and dirt but no single track or similar)

So my questions. How heavy does the Tenere feel/handle on country roads/twisties?( I realize it's not a sport bike just trying to gauge it against the XC) How expensive has the maintenance been? Have you had any traction control intervention when riding and how does it work? If anyone has the Yamaha panniers, what is the width with the panniers on?
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #13740
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So my questions. How heavy does the Tenere feel/handle on country roads/twisties?( I realize it's not a sport bike just trying to gauge it against the XC) How expensive has the maintenance been? Have you had any traction control intervention when riding and how does it work? If anyone has the Yamaha panniers, what is the width with the panniers on?
tenere does not feel heavy and is well balanced, very easy to flick around and most comfortable in the standing position. does the twisties very well. no problems there. the traction control works great and the unified braking stops the bike FAST. even downhill on gravel and rocks. bike stops faster than any bike ive ridden
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