Why So many Super Teneres for sale???

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by gjcarving, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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    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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  2. kojack06

    kojack06 Been here awhile

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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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  3. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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    Didn't we have this conversation already?
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  4. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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    Ok, where's the link Mr. Helpful?
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  5. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    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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  6. pluric

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  7. Gonzodog

    Gonzodog Been here awhile

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    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:rofl:

    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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  8. gjcarving

    gjcarving Been here awhile

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  9. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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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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  10. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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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
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  11. crazyjeeper

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    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? :ear
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  12. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    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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  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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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.:D
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  14. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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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.

    ac
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  15. Zapp22

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    ..... <<< WIN! :lol3
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  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Seems the Europeans are going with the Diapason reflash out of Italy. Either way a fair amount
    of owners have the reflash done.:dunno
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  17. skyRIDER55

    skyRIDER55 Gilly

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    I bought mine used. The previous owner loved the bike but could not make it fit him exactly like he wanted for what he wanted it to do. So instead of pouring more money into it he decided to sell it and get something else. Win, win for me. I also have not had a problem with the fueling, but I still would like the reflash. The old Hot Rod lover in me.
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  18. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    I'm going for the reflash. Slightly more range and it beats spending $10K on a new bike just to get different issues.. :lol3

    Can't think of much else to do really.
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  19. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    And now that I've sent the BMW to a new home, hardly a used Tenere around for sale. :huh
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  20. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    I wish I had kept mine. Although like you pointed out, lots of good used deals out there....

    The main reason for selling was the porky weight, second was that it just didn't feel all that zippy. Of course it would get moving in a hurry, it just didn't FEEL fast. I couldn't really imagine being comfortable in the dirt. And now of course I have only ridden my new smaller bike offroad once and have been riding everywhere two-up...go figure.
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