2021 USA Ténéré 700 (PDP) Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by mcmann, May 28, 2020.

  1. singletrak

    singletrak Been here awhile

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    After a call this morning that my bike has been invoiced meaning it is one the way.. to a late afternoon call that my bike is at the dealer and ready for pick up...Yahoo! It will be a sleepless night
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  2. beerbaron

    beerbaron soldier of misfortune

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    i got my goodies from Camel ADV today. Stickers too, which is really the only thing i wanted
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  3. nordic1

    nordic1 Uff Da! Supporter

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    Apparently it's true, my bike has arrived and I pick it up tomorrow
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  4. beerbaron

    beerbaron soldier of misfortune

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    purty
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  5. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Congrats! I could ride that!
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  6. Baggey22

    Baggey22 Adventurer

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    My PDP story: Got the reservation and claim number pretty quickly, ended up with Claim number 736481. Was originally slated for second half of June delivery. Then that got moved to first half of July. That then moved to July 24 ship date. Which again got moved to July 30 ship date.

    My bike was put on a truck last night! Coming from Georgia to Vermont. My salesman said expect it the week of August 4th.
    VIN: 642
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  7. CatscanBill

    CatscanBill Adventurer Supporter

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    2D9E1185-FB63-4AF7-ABCF-DFBE4A828C70.jpeg 969B66DC-903D-4F82-911D-4129C986EC43.jpeg Got my bike today. Plan on putting some break in miles on it tomorrow. Looks like they are finally making it to the east coast.
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  8. socially stunted

    socially stunted Mind astray

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    I got the call. My PDP ordered bike has a ship date of 7/31, straight outa Compton. My dealer may see the bike that day or or early next week. Ontario, CA.
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  9. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Picking up Friday in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
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  10. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Well, not married, but Linda and I have been playing house together for 31 years. She is the best.

    The rules are as follows:

    1. No bikes in the house.
    2. I can have as many as I can reasonably store under roof provided that they get ridden.

    Some of the bikes I have currently I have had a long time. For instance my 72 H2 was bought in 1985.

    I typically spend a lot of money and time setting up bikes for me. Once they are done, I have a hard time selling them until I justify in my brain I have gotten my moneys worth in use out of them.

    That said, I am cleaning up and getting ready to sell my 2005 ST1300. I bought it new on a fly and ride. Its still my all time favorite long distance mile muncher. None of my riding buddies do long distance sport touring anymore, and since Linda has retired I have been doing a lot more traveling with her on the Goldwing. After 15 years and 125,000+ miles I have gotten my moneys worth.

    The jury is still out on keeping the AT and my old KLR, but I haven't gotten near my moneys worth out of the AT yet. The KLR on the other hand was bought in 2005 and at 50+ thousand dual sport and commuting miles is pretty tired.
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  11. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    So, is the Wing a better two-up bike, or just more comfortable for Linda because of the giant backrest, etc.? Any other comments on the comparison -- maintenance, features you hate?
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  12. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    The Wing is a way better 2-up bike comfort wise especially for Linda because of seat room, floor boards and the big backrest. At 6'1" I find my 2012 Wing a little cramped for me 1 up or 2 up. It has a custom seat, Heli -bars, and Mic- O-Pegs to make it work for me. Its smooth as silk pulls like a freight train and is pretty effortless riding on the highway. I just get stiff from being a little cramped. The ST1300 has a Russell Day Long seat for me, bar risers, the big 7.7 gallon fuel tank, and handles better on twisties. Its a lot hotter to ride from the waist down but I don't get as cramped on it. As far as getting tired riding, after a 500 or 600 mile day on the Wing I feel about the same as a 1000 mile day on the ST1300 riding 1 up. 500 mile days 2 up on the ST1300 would be tough these days. We aren't kids anymore. Maintenace is a wash, mostly because they are both Hondas and I ignore most of the maintenance requirements with out any consequences.

    I guess this thread needs to get back on track for T 7's.
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  13. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    Truck drivers are paid by the mile.
    Bet there is someone at your dealership to recieve that trailer Monday morning.Driver will be sleeping in his cab.
    The perfect chance for me to slip in and hijack the load.
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  14. b9farm

    b9farm Adventurer

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    So i got the call from my dealer today. my bike has arrived, but it is damaged. they informed me that they already ordered a left side passenger foot peg bracket, and rear plastic tail section. i am going tomorrow to look at it. :hmmmmm
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  15. Benduro

    Benduro Motorodeo Supporter

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    Got my vin# 370 yesterday.

    Was available a few days ago, but I was in Alaska.

    Did the Camel ADV tail tidy today.

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  16. beerbaron

    beerbaron soldier of misfortune

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    Camel ADV needs to make a exhaust tidy
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  17. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Long timer

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  18. Benduro

    Benduro Motorodeo Supporter

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  19. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Picked the bike up today and a nice 210 mile ride back home.

    For those curious my bike was built 6/20
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  20. flyingpumpkin185

    flyingpumpkin185 BMER

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    Picked up my bike friday and did a 200 mile ride back home. Mix of highway, twisties, dirt roads and trail. This bike is very impressive. My bike was built 6/20 as well.

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