Made a BIG MISTAKE today

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by craigincali, May 19, 2012.

  1. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    161
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I almost always buy based on what bike will need the least amount of work to make it what i want it to be, since none of the manufacturers will build my bike at my price lol.

    But I'm the type that can look at anything and find 100 things I would do differently or better, for instance being able to adjust my shock without having to remove it from my xr650l haha.
    #41
  2. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    470
    Location:
    Singapore
    You know Triumph's have come a long way since your '73 Norton was made! They are purty darn reliable these days...:1drink
    #42
  3. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,180
    Location:
    A town called Hell
    Have any of you S10 guys had the vibration problem Roger J was complaining about?
    #43
  4. TeepS

    TeepS Full Circle Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    375
    Location:
    Torrance, CA
    Two bikes would be in my sights:
    2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
    2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

    Guzzi would be my first choice because it's nearly everything my Buell Ulysses is and is still in production.
    #44
  5. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    322
    Location:
    wickford, essex, UK
    must admit , more and more im liking the Stelvio , ive never owned a Guzzi and they seem tio have that certain something about them:bubba
    #45
  6. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Oddometer:
    381
    Location:
    SW Iowa

    Don't take the 1200 Explorer for a test ride unless you bring your checkbook with. Just remember you've been warned!
    #46
  7. high dangler

    high dangler Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    535
    Location:
    pa.
    Most the dealers around me are always trying to get me to test ride their bikes.
    Sometimes I do if I feel like it most times I dont.
    They must feel comfortable with me on their machine I guess.
    I must look like an impulsive buyer with $$ in his pocket to them.
    Truth is though, I dont buy that way .I know what i want without testride and dont even ask for one before buying.
    #47
  8. hANNAbONE

    hANNAbONE Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Oddometer:
    198
    Location:
    Versailles, IN

    ...nope...
    #48
  9. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Oddometer:
    384
    Location:
    Colorado
    Nope
    #49
  10. hoebster

    hoebster Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    214
    no vibes here. Tenere has been best bike ever for myself!!!!
    #50
  11. gigeorge

    gigeorge n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Oddometer:
    9
    Location:
    South West UK
    I test rode the ducati on Saturday, with and without my partner.. It took a little while in getting used to the handling as im used to a superduke, but once i'd gotten used to it... What can i say, it felt sublime, the adjustable dampers / map mode was quite effective although i feel id probably leave it in sport even when touring :).

    What im struggling to get past is the 6k difference between my superduke and it.. Granted its got fancy suspension and a thwacker of an engine but 6k more... I'm struggling to justify it I really am.. I guess i need to ride an Adventure and a BMW to see how 'different' it actually is..:becca
    #51
  12. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Oddometer:
    381
    Location:
    SW Iowa
    No vibes here either.
    #52
  13. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Leesburg, VA
    Not to get too far off topic, but thanks for this. I have been bouncing back and forth on these two bikes. I know Guzzi's will last forever and the S10 is getting high praise from its owners. :deal
    #53
  14. sillymike

    sillymike Yep! That's me...

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    165
    Location:
    Gaspesie
    The Ténéré is probably a wiser choice (and easier to find a dealer to service it)... But that Stelvio engine just sounds so good... :wink:
    #54
  15. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,426
    Location:
    Blue Mnts Ozstralia
    What with that nice fat 90 Degree firing order....Oh wait...
    #55
  16. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,485
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    No vibe issues on this Tenere. Note that the Tenere takes a couple thousand miles to liven up in my experience. At first I was uninspired by the engine but loved the chassis. Now the engine is loosening up and I am routinely finding myself passing everyone at 90 mph on the highway. Still enjoy the Ducati though. Off road the Tenere feels better than my highly modified DR 650 just keep it moving and the weight disappears.
    #56
  17. stevepsd

    stevepsd Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    227
    Location:
    Idaho & Southern Oregon Coast
    True, and since it's a Guzzi or maybe 'cause it's Italian (I really like Guzzis' btw) you better have another bike to ride while you are waiting on parts/repair/service....:wink:
    #57
  18. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Oddometer:
    622
    Location:
    San Antonio Tx
    If you can only own one bike and you like to do all kinds of riding including track days, cross country touring and single track. There is only one bike and it's heart is orange.


    :freaky

    The OC is far better than any dealer network.
    #58