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Old 11-17-2010, 05:15 PM   #2266
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Because I actually will very likely get one, unless I find a much better deal on an F650GS.

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Nope. Too tall and/or too heavy for my use.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #2267
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Thank you Olivier.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:35 PM   #2268
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Nope. Too tall and/or too heavy for my use.
The 800 Street is not too tall and/or too heavy, in case you're confused. And would be used more like 75/25. The XC and 800GS are both too tall for their weight, for me anyway.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:43 PM   #2269
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It needs a decent microphone to reproduce exhaust tone...."I think"

The head to head by an independent tester would be a nice test.
Yes, a typical microphone is going to filter out much of the lower frequencies, exaggerating the valve train noise, this aside from the fact that you computer can't reproduce what it captures anyway.

Not only that, but a bike with a good stock exhaust is largely going to have you hearing more engine noise, less exhaust note. At worst, it's an excuse to get a new, lighter can and you won't hear the mechanical noise any more.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:25 PM   #2270
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I know that the weight of few different bikes has been stated some where here, but just for a giggle...

MFG's "wet" weight.
KLR 650 -196kg (432lbs)
Tenere 660 -206kg (452lbs)
F800GS -207kg (455lbs)
800XC -215kg (473lbs)

I have beat my KLR through swamps, some single track and lots of ATV trails. It is capable, I can only imagine how well all the others do. The dealers tend to discourage the kind of "road" testing that I'd like to do
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #2271
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Ouf! not an easy task, hope you can understand most of my crappy english
Thanks, Olivier. Well done!

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:14 AM   #2272
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MFG's "wet" weight.
KLR 650 -196kg (432lbs)
Tenere 660 -206kg (452lbs)
F800GS -207kg (455lbs)
800XC -215kg (473lbs)l
I'd take the Tenere 660........IF they sold the bloody thing in the US.

This should be broken down further into "ownership cost and parts replacement"! I think it would be something like;

KLR 650/Tenere 660
800XC
F800GS


Just say'in!
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:30 AM   #2273
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What does the instrument cluster look like and what functions does it have???

BTW.....Anybody have shots of the instrument cluster/readout?? What does it display/functions does it offer....MPG, Temp, trip odometer...etc. Anybody got the goods on this??
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:07 AM   #2274
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I know that the weight of few different bikes has been stated some where here, but just for a giggle...

MFG's "wet" weight.
KLR 650 -196kg (432lbs)
Tenere 660 -206kg (452lbs)
Those are two fat pigs right there, being only 650 singles.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:24 AM   #2275
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Those are two fat pigs right there, being only 650 singles.
They both have big fuel tanks... Tenere 23l, KLR 24l. That's around 18kg of fuel. For sure it would be nice if they were lighter
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:20 AM   #2276
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I test rode the smaller 660 Teneré - for about 30 minutes...

I had a headache after! Seriously! The thumping from the engine - was good for the start - but then VERY soon got on my tits while out on the road/tracks!

I thought to myself, "could I ride this 6 hours down to Italy...? NO!"

So I stopped trying to convince myself that this cheeper, lighter, plastickier Yammi could be the one for me!
Obviously - it's THE ONE for a lot of people - just not ME.

Just my PERSONAL findings - everyone IS DIFFERENT!
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:38 AM   #2277
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I test rode the smaller 660 Teneré
the one thing a fat pig of a japanese single has going for it over a way more powerful lighter and quicker euro big single is the reliability factor, and despite its weight it looks cool
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:56 AM   #2278
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BTW.....Anybody have shots of the instrument cluster/readout?? What does it display/functions does it offer....MPG, Temp, trip odometer...etc. Anybody got the goods on this??
A number of photos of the instrument cluster have been included in some of the reviews. Here's one of them.



Obviously includes fuel gauge, speedo, odometer/trip meter, gear indicator, time of day, and water temperature. I don't recall any of the reviews mentioning if there are any other functions included such as MPG or whatever. I would guess not as it's not billed as a "trip computer" the way the sort-of-optional one on the F800GS is.

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Old 11-18-2010, 07:16 AM   #2279
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Obviously includes fuel gauge, speedo, odometer/trip meter, gear indicator, time of day, and water temperature. I don't recall any of the reviews mentioning if there are any other functions included such as MPG or whatever. I would guess not as it's not billed as a "trip computer" the way the sort-of-optional one on the F800GS is.

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The current Tiger also has diplays for max speed achieved, trip timer and miles to empty. So I would expect the 800 to at least have that functionality.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:20 AM   #2280
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While I would prefer an analog speedo to match the looks of the headlights, I'm ok with it, at least they included a gear indicator.

I can see 4 lights on the right , neutral, headlights, low fuel. What is the 4th one?

Also, by zooming in, there seems to be 6 lights with a darker face. I'm guessing one of them is oil and another one water temperature warning. By the sign, I can see there's one about brakes too. Any idea what the rest would be? Maybe one for the tire pressure indicator in there too.
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