MCN ADV Bike Test: GS, Explorer, Tenéré, 1190R

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by SQD8R, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You being a Raven owner we all knew the 'girlfriend' thing was bullshit anyway.:D
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  2. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    I really can only afford a used DR 650. I pulled some serious maneuvers to get this Tenere. Yes my nuts are no longer attached to my body. They are hanging on my wife's key ring. I also am the household gardener and no longer able to spend time in the garage. (I don't need to as lucky me there is nothing to fix on my tenere). But still a have a heavy dept to pay for purchasing something way out of my price range. Yes my Tenere is paid off in full. But as far as my wife is concerned I have 2 centuries of ass kissing to do. So I walk the line.


    Shit what do you do, what do you do.

    boulder
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  3. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Shiiit...


    Me love them long time!!
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  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You got off light. From what I'm being told my eternity has been planned out.:eek1

    What she doesn't know is the Devils got my back.:D
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  5. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Oh what to comment, what to comment. Being slightly a religious man myself I think your eternity is looking around the 2nd or 3rd kingdom...he he.
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  6. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    She must be a special woman... :clap









    Future Note: Please kill me if I ever reach this stage in life :cry
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  7. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    HE he :evil Yep I am close to zombie land now. Only thing keeping me form being a zombie is my tenere, occasional fishing, skiing once or twice a year and that's about it. Every-other second available is not mine. Family life you know.



    Anyways back to bikes: GS adventure needs to be compared to Tenere. Cant wait to see the 1190's flying on the freeways here in the US! Get some info from the riders I mean some real time true life info.
    And love the Tenere--great machine great machine!!:clap

    bd
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  8. ajgranda

    ajgranda n00b

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    I'll start with my first post by saying, I'll take the Explorer! On a recent test drive, it handles great wan "for me" was surprisingly light. Honestly, I couldn't tell much of a difference (performance and handling) between it and the 13 Multistrada S in "real world" riding. I was able to flat foot both. Then again, I have owned a K1200LT which was a hand full.
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  9. vivo

    vivo Adventurer

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    Usually I straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and gently rock it side to side with no hands on the bars. If you can't tell the balance is wayyyyy different on an Explorer and Multi you must be a weight lifter type. If I can control the balance with my legs with little effort I sense the center of gravity is low enough for me to enjoy the bike. I've had top heavy bikes before, they stay top heavy and those pigs are difficult to move around.

    Vivo
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