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Old 10-15-2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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Why So many Super Teneres for sale???

Hello. I have been interested in this bike since the initial spy shots of it. But recently and throughout the last summer I have seen many of these bikes up for sale. Some with very, very low mileage. I am wondering what are the reasons for all these sales as I have been contemplating adding one of these to the stable. Hoping owners aren't selling due to finding them lacking in spirit or the like. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:56 AM   #2
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Personally, I believe many that buy the bike may be new riders on the big Adv bikes and tire of the weight. Just my opinion...
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #3
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Didn't we have this conversation already?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:14 AM   #4
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Didn't we have this conversation already?
Ok, where's the link Mr. Helpful?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:14 AM   #5
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Buy One!

Cause they are a great motorcycle. I've had new BMW GSs and KTM Adventures and this is by far my favourite over all. No issues. Just ride. Go to the Super Tenere Forum and see all the happy owners. They are the bargin of the century right now. Got 44,000kms on mine and it still feels new and love riding it. If you are just another road rider, there are a lot more options but if you want any kind of dirt/gravel thrown in, its a big comfortable package and is very hard to beat. Harder you ride it, the better it works. Did I mention Reliable! No extra charge.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:44 AM   #6
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Ok, where's the link Mr. Helpful?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ht=tenere+sale
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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Typical

Seems to me that there are always people who buy the latest thing and then decide it is not for them. Maybe they don't research/test ride before buying, maybe something in their life changes, etc.

Have seen several WCGS, 2013 FJR, Tiger 800 and Tiger Explorers for sale. All new or recent introductions... Then there's the Harleys:

Just seems to be how it goes.

I just bought an S10. Really like it, has none of the heat and riding position issues my old FJR had, just really comfortable, stable, reasonably fast. And since it has a higher profile ( i.e. more visible to the cagers ) with ABS & TC, might even be safer.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #8
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Thanks! For some reason this did not come up when I searched.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
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Some of us are getting older, and priorities change, can't afford to keep every bike I buy in the garage. There are so many choices out there, and lots of fun bikes.

I purchased the Super Tenere for a specific goal, go to Alaska, did it done it, wife doesn't want to go, so SELL. Pretty simple, not as complicated as some make it out to be. LOL
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #10
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Did I mention Reliable! No extra charge.
really?
so why is it that virtually everybody that has one forks over another $450 to try to get the fueling acceptable?
I guess its like the syndrome we see in proud owners of the more famous brand: when you go in hock to buy a toy you feel obligated to believe its flawless
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #11
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really?
so why is it that virtually everybody that has one forks over another $450 to try to get the fueling acceptable?
I guess its like the syndrome we see in proud owners of the more famous brand: when you go in hock to buy a toy you feel obligated to believe its flawless
I think you will find the vast majority of owners have not had the flash done. I'm sure it is an improvement, but I haven't felt the needed to get it becuase I think the fueling is fine. I really don't need more power, I can get into plenty of trouble with the stock bike as it is.

Also, how does owners tweaking the fuel mapping affect the reliability record?
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #12
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really?
so why is it that virtually everybody that has one forks over another $450 to try to get the fueling acceptable?
I guess its like the syndrome we see in proud owners of the more famous brand: when you go in hock to buy a toy you feel obligated to believe its flawless
It isn't "unreliable" or even "unacceptable" without a re flash...it just runs better with it..just like putting a booster plug on a BMW or Rogers lambda fix...something we have done for years...
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #13
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really?
so why is it that virtually everybody that has one forks over another $450 to try to get the fueling acceptable?
I guess its like the syndrome we see in proud owners of the more famous brand: when you go in hock to buy a toy you feel obligated to believe its flawless
You're confusing flawless with reliable. They didn't break before a reflash and they still don't break after one.
I'd say it's almost 50/50 of owners who opt to have a reflash done. I did and am happy I did. My bike isn't for
sale anyway.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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You're confusing flawless with reliable. They didn't break before a reflash and they still don't break after one.
I'd say it's almost 50/50 of owners who opt to have a reflash done. I did and am happy I did. My bike isn't for
sale anyway.
Probably more like 50/50 of owners ON A FORUM get the flash done.

If 50% of Yamaha owners gave ECU-U $450, we would all be fighting to buy stock in ECU-U.

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #15
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Probably more like 50/50 of owners ON A FORUM get the flash done.

If 50% of Yamaha owners gave ECU-U $450, we would all be fighting to buy stock in ECU-U.

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