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Old 11-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #16
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Forget the wire, this is even quicker to install on a test ride: Bring a mini ATF fuse, it fits right into the clutch wire modular connector.. slip it in.. and go for a ride.. this unleashes the beast and lifts the power restriction in the first 3 gears..



Riding NorCal last summer, 2 sport touring bikes and a SuperTen... we wanted to take backroads from Redding to just north of San Fran..and on the map it looked paved... it was paved on and off.. this was the easy off pavement part:





My buddy on the third bike taking the pics has a GSA at home.. He was kicking himself for not being on it.. Sure the ST bikes were fine, but they had to slow down, as both bikes were 2 up, and the road on which we were on for about 3 hours had lots of big pot holes and some loose gravel and sand in some sections.. They both needed a change of underwear when we got to Bodega Bay!! I was enjoying it on the SuperTen.

Ultimately, it comes down to your personal preference.. The Concours is a great bike, but the 15K valve inspection interval is an 8 hour job at the shop. The S10's valve inspection is at 24K, and the top end of the engine is easily accessible, the fuel tank is hinged at the rear, so it doesn't even need to be removed. Personally, I'd love to have one of each!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #17
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Thats interesting.

I had the Triumph version of both for a short bit. 2007 Sprint ST that was fabulous on the super slabs. Then I bought the T800. Thought I was gonna keep both but the wife had other ideas.
Ended up selling the Sprint and now only have the T800XC.
The Tenere is quite a bit more versatile than the Concours. Stick with the adventure bike.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #18
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As the owner of a 2012 Concours I would say get the S-10. I like the motor of the Connie but it seems to cause me alot of wrist pain and makes my hands go numb after a few miles. I have installed bar risers and grip puppies and it still causes me discomfort. I do have arthritis and the bike ergos do not help. That said, I have owned a DR650 dualsport in the past and was able to do long days in the saddle on it. I liked the ergos of the dualsport better and they seem to absorb crappy road conditions way better that any roadbike I have ever rode. I was looking at the S-10 also before I got the Connie but I made the mistake of thinking that my bones would feel better on a sport tourer. I did not get to testride either of them so I would take advantage of the testride offer and really ride them for a while , at least a half hour or more each, before I made a decision.
The Connie is up for sale and not really sure what I plan on replacing it with. I ride two up so that is a big factor in my next bike. Goodluck and enjoy the free testrides.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #19
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I've owned the C14 and now own the S10. The Connie is a fun bike when you can find a place to exploit its abilities. The problem is, normal riding and sane speeds is boring once you've experience the top end. The S10 on the other hand, is fun at any pace, more comfortable, and more versatile in nearly all situations. FWIW....I'll never regret letting the Connie go and grabbing the S10.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #20
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I had a 2011 C14 and liked it but didn't love it. Now have the S10 and really love it, great bike and better for fit for my riding interests and ergos are better for me out of the box. I would have another C14 as a second bike but wouldn't give up my S10 to get one if that helps. Let us know what you decide on
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #21
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Love my Connie (it's got 87,000km on it now), don't think I'll every sell it. Wouldn't mind trading the Vee on S10...
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #22
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I've just selled my S10 and bought a concour 2012...

My S10 was good, but not fantastic for me (spokesquality, twincaracter too lazy, luggage too small, shitty sideboxes,... ) . It's a tourer who looks like a big trail.

Nice looks , but for almost the same price i have now the C14.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #23
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Apples and Oranges.. I have a Super Tenere and a FJR 1300. Perfect combo..
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #24
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I've just selled my S10 and bought a concour 2012...

My S10 was good, but not fantastic for me (spokesquality, twincaracter too lazy, luggage too small, shitty sideboxes,... ) . It's a tourer who looks like a big trail.

Nice looks , but for almost the same price i have now the C14.
You'll have to come 'touring' some time. Bring your C14.


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Old 12-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #25
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:50 AM   #26
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You'll have to come 'touring' some time. Bring your C14.

Hey,Sure it's heavy but still not a boat, he...

No Serious , i did'nt do that with my S10 before, so nothing changes for me .


For messing around like that I use a XT660R from my work...

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:47 AM   #27
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To pavement, yes.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #28
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To pavement, yes.
Hey man, that's 10 km of really (cough) gnarly (cough) gravel! I came very close to almost nearly getting the tail out...
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:21 AM   #29
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Hey man, that's 10 km of really (cough) gnarly (cough) gravel! I came very close to almost nearly getting the tail out...
Isn't there another thread on "Stories to tell your grandkids"?. Or you could start one.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #30
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Hey,Sure it's heavy but still not a boat, he...

No Serious , i did'nt do that with my S10 before, so nothing changes for me .


For messing around like that I use a XT660R from my work...

Another great bike that we will never have in the US.
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