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Old 12-10-2010, 09:09 PM   #46
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DR650 owner who REALLY want's to upgrade to a bike that is not orange and black. Just signed.

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Old 12-10-2010, 10:01 PM   #47
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:16 PM   #48
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:47 AM   #49
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Wow, well over 200, nice job EVERYONE!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:51 AM   #50
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Another thing that puzzles me is why it weighs so much. According to the UK Yamaha web site it weighs 206KG, which is ~453 LBS wet. Now I realize a lot of people have unrealistic expectations of what an adventure thumper should weigh, but I would think around 400LBS or 181KG should be doable.

I am probably going to regret that statement, but this thing (according to manufacture wet numbers) weighs more than a KLR 650.
yea that seems a little heavy but if it were a pure dirtbike I would be more concerned but it looks comfortable looks to have decent wind protection and no doubt reliable
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:54 AM   #51
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Hi mr openroad

Well the good is, i went to several motorcycledealers, but from the first second on the Tenere i had this feeling of my armchair at Home. You know, you sit down and everything fits. Distances of the arm to every switch, never had the feeling of searching or missing any function, the first 1000 km´s got away in 3 Days. The Fuelconsumption was between 3.8 ltr to 5.5 ltr on German Highways at full Speed (and in the Winter Months!). Great! The only thing which was a weak point, were the Metzeler Tourance Tyres. Sometimes I had the feeling of slipping away, as soon as there was a little bit of Dirt in small Curves. I changed to Heidenau K60 and there was no more uncertainty. I adjusted the fork harder (5 turns) and that´s it. Now i own the Tenere 21000 km´s and have no problems with her... one last thing: i have to be generous with the grease (axle bearings, etc.)

And it runs and runs...
thanks for the great reply its good to hear some positive feedback on the 660 and glad you are enjoying it
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #52
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:03 PM   #53
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Anyone send this in to Yamaha yet?

This petition has been out for a while. Someone should send this in before they discontinue the bike.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:53 AM   #54
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This petition has been out for a while. Someone should send this in before they discontinue the bike.
it would be nice to have more signatures to make more of an impact they will laugh at 200
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #55
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #56
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:43 AM   #57
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:51 AM   #58
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:03 AM   #59
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#225....I have called Yamaha USA twice about this bike. Hopefully, there will be power in numbers. Thanks for initiating this!
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:04 PM   #60
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#225....I have called Yamaha USA twice about this bike. Hopefully, there will be power in numbers. Thanks for initiating this!
and what did they say?
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