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Old 11-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #14146
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10,000+ miles on my KLR. Oil changes and a jet kit. Doohickey too. Never has had
the valve cover off. It does fall over, but it's not the kickstands fault.

I've not had it out once since buying the Tenere. Hmmmmmm.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:35 AM   #14147
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wow... my s10 goes over shit like that on a regular basis
We have very similar dreams. I hate waking up just before the Dakar winning flag waves, don't you?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:44 AM   #14148
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American Suzuki Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

American Suzuki Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50221


I have been thinking a larger bike, Super Tenere for more street/gravel road/trip riding and a WR250R for trail/single track riding. I think it is hard to beat the Yamaha quality.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #14149
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American Suzuki Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50221


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What? No bailout???

Guess the election must be over.

That's just their cage division anyway.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #14150
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American Suzuki Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50221


I have been thinking a larger bike, Super Tenere for more street/gravel road/trip riding and a WR250R for trail/single track riding. I think it is hard to beat the Yamaha quality.
Autos.
Just a minor detail you left out.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #14151
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10,000+ miles on my KLR. Oil changes and a jet kit. Doohickey too. Never has had
the valve cover off. It does fall over, but it's not the kickstands fault.

I've not had it out once since buying the Tenere. Hmmmmmm.
That what I was thinking. My KLR is pushing 40,000 miles and has been very reliable once the standard KLR stuff was done.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #14152
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Any warranty issues with the Tenere? Are they difficult to service, valve adjustments what have you? Are the wheels holding up from rough riding?
I am not a fan of ABS. Id like to turn it off
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #14153
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Its Chapter 11, a restructuring bancruptcy of the sole distributor in the USA, however Auto's, M/C, and ATV's are all affected by the Chapter 11 of ASMC.

Read the article, not so much a minor detail

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Autos.
Just a minor detail you left out.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #14154
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I am not a fan of ABS. Id like to turn it off
FWIW, I have a ABS switch on my Tenere and I never use it. It took me 6 months to trust the ABS but now that I do, it's grab a handful of front and the big girl just plain stops, and yes I do ride the pig off road, a lot!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #14155
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Any warranty issues with the Tenere? Are they difficult to service, valve adjustments what have you? Are the wheels holding up from rough riding?
I am not a fan of ABS. I’d like to turn it off
You're basing that on how other brands systems work. You have to try this bike
on and off road. Non issue.

Did you ask about the wheels??? Hit a nerve there.

I would not call it a problem with owners. I just happened to get the one bike with butter rims.
Keep an eye on the spokes for the first while too.

I did start this thread out of curiosity and it remains pretty stagnant.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809307

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:04 AM   #14156
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You're basing that on how other brands systems work. You have to try this bike
on and off road. Non issue.

Did you ask about the wheels??? Hit a nerve there.

I would not call it a problem with owners. I just happened to get the one bike with butter rims.
Keep an eye on the spokes for the first while too.
Pluric got the prototype bike with the experimental warranty check wheels.

Most of us mere mortals do not have that problem.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:25 AM   #14157
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You're basing that on how other brands systems work. You have to try this bike
on and off road. Non issue.
Yeah, well, I have heard stuff like that before and in my experience it is not to be believed.
I hate the ABS system on my bike; there is nothing I like about it. And if I buy a Tenere I am going to use it off road quite a bit, going down step rough freaking hills. There are times one needs to lock a wheel.
The dealer here wont give me a test ride but I should be abel to disabel ABS?


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Did you ask about the wheels??? Hit a nerve there.
I would not call it a problem with owners. I just happened to get the one bike with butter rims.
Keep an eye on the spokes for the first while too.
I did start this thread out of curiosity and it remains pretty stagnant.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809307
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #14158
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Pluric got the prototype bike with the experimental warranty check wheels.

Most of us mere mortals do not have that problem.


Let's just leave it at I better be on Woody's Christmas card list.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #14159
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Yeah, well, I have heard stuff like that before and in my experience it is not to be believed.
I hate the ABS system on my bike; there is nothing I like about it. And if I buy a Tenere I am going to use it off road quite a bit, going down step rough freaking hills. There are times one needs to lock a wheel.
The dealer here won’t give me a test ride but I should be abel to disabel ABS?
You calling me a liar??? Well, I NEVER! Humphh.

You can throw it on the center stand and rotate the rear wheel to disable the ABS.
Only lasts till the key gets turned off.

Look back at where jaumev or Wasp take their bikes. Mine has had a rough life too.
Last weekend I had to up and down a rock, root, rutted, wet, slimey trail and starting down
I thought the same thing if this bike free wheels on me or I can't completely control the brakes I'm screwed.
I didn't even fall, Can't always say that.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #14160
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FWIW, I have a ABS switch on my Tenere !
You do? How is that hooked up?
Just take it as granted I am not going to like ABS , anywhere. I Ilike to use the brakes and be in complet control of them. It is a lot more fun for me
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