Nick Sanders answers questions about the Super Tenere and his Pan-Am record

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by dcstrom, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Nick Sanders has graciously agreed to answer questions about his epic trip, three times the length of the Americas in just over three months. To catch up on some of the details, go to http://www.nicksanders.com/2011/parallel_world.html, or the ride report on Advrider.com . http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694112

    I'm sure many of you followed his trip - 46 days from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina AND RETURN. On a Super Tenere. And you wondered how the hell he did it! And how did the bike go? Now you have a chance to ask him directly... Go here and add your question to the COMMENTS section.

    http://supertenere1200.com/2011/09/15/nick-sanders-answers-your-questions/

    BTW, if you don't want to enter your name and email on the comments form, they are not required.

    Trevor
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  2. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Been riding longer than a lot have been alive !

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    How did he go through Columbia, no direct route through the mountains, no road, no motorcycle trail.......
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  3. dcstrom

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    He flew from Panama to Bogota - it's either that or go by boat. Plane is faster...
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  4. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Been riding longer than a lot have been alive !

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    Ok !
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  5. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    That's what makes this bike a serious choice for this type of riding. I mean round the world riding, not what Nick did (ride non stop, long miles, day after day). He must be insane.
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  6. GrahamD

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    I think that was the brief. The poor YAMAHA designers probably had to watch "long way up/down/across and around" 100 times. Poor bastards :lol3
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  7. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in Supporter

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    how gracious of him to share his information on the bike performance. :thumb..it all sounds like it performed excellent and shows little wear....even with the loose strap issue tearing the final drive seal
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  8. Gcontroller

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    Try riding into LA every morning. Talk about third world. Geessh.
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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    You'd think Yamaha would use his incredible achievement to promote this bike and its reliability...

    Thanks for the link :thumb
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    No kidding. Yamaha designs and builds such a stellar product and then orphans it to the whims of moto-journalists to promote the bike. :becca
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  12. anon

    anon ballin' the jack

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    Columbia SC? There are all kinds of roads there.

    Or did you mean Colombia, as in the country?
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  13. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I think the Yamaha is slowly proving itself and folks are warming to the lack of problems with it. It's slow but they are waking up to the fact that an ADV bikes best qualities are durability and reliability.

    F**k em (the jounos). All they want is sharp handling, 150BHP and a nice exhaust note. To55ers.

    Thread hijack:....

    The tyres that are on the side of my bike are still on it. I put them on shortly after this photo was taken. We are now in Buenos Aires and they have about 17,000 miles on them. :eek1
    We start the shipping process back to the UK tomorrow having covered just under 40K miles. Of that 5k was by hire car/boat/plane, so in all we have done about 35K in the S10 and have used 3 rear and 2 front Heidenau tyres.

    We are knackered.........

    EDIT.... So are the tyres ... Doh!
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