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Offline JV

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So it followed me home.....
« on: August 08, 2015, 05:03:24 PM »
I just bid farewell to my trusty 02 KLR this morning as it left for it's new home in Kansas City. I had already gotten rid of the R1200GS last fall and I've been looking hard at the new Versys 1000 but this fit me much nicer and was easier on the wallet than the Versys would have been.
The new ride, a 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere with all of 711 miles on it when I brought it home. It's seems to be an excellent ride.

Offline kapochek

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 10:07:30 PM »
Congrats on that beautiful bike! Yamaha does make a quality machine, and the ST's are pretty well proven. A friend of mine bought a '12 this spring and said he can go anywhere with it that I can on either my KLR or Goldwing in better comfort (at least compared to the KLR!) without having to switch rides!! I tried to purchase a '93 TDM850 just before I purchased my KLR, and sometimes still wish I called in sick that day to get there before anyone else did... but have few real regrets, the KLR is a real nice bike, and will likely resale well if/ when I do upgrade.

Offline oldstove

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 10:29:26 PM »
Wow! Very nice bike JV!


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Offline MacGyver

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 05:36:24 AM »
Sweet ride John!  :mol:
Been lusting after a Tenere myself.

Offline Buzzardco

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 08:10:45 AM »
I test drove one at a dealer and was impressed with the power band. I was up to 80 in no time and was surprised when I looked down at the speedometer as I felt like I was at about 60. Nice luggage to boot.

Offline Hondo

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 09:08:02 AM »
Very cool JV!

Congrats!

Offline hotshot

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 08:20:58 PM »
JV is your new toy the ES model? :biker_h4h1:
Pushing for 100,000 miles

Offline JV

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 06:18:47 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys!
 
ES, no it doesn't. I think the ES started with the 14 model, I'm not sure.
I've been adjusting the settings on the front and rear and found a setting I like for road riding. Probably won't do much off road with it right now.
 
This bike has the feel of the last three I've owned. The familiar ergos of the KLR, the sewing machine like ride of the DL650 when in "Touring" mode and the hopped up power of the R1200GS when the button is pushed for "Sport" mode.
The ABS is nice and I haven't tried out the traction control feature yet.

Buzzardco is correct about the first time you take it out on the highway, 80 is achieved before you realize it.  :ricky: I need to check the speedo against my GPS for accuracy.

Offline hotshot

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 07:34:20 PM »
JV how are you doing with your new ride?  :biker_h4h1:
Pushing for 100,000 miles

Offline JV

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Re: So it followed me home.....
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2015, 06:58:43 AM »
I'm getting in a few Saturday rides and adding a few farkles. I installed and Eastern Beaver 3CS fused relay set up for the newly purchased Oxford Grip Heaters, the heated jacket liner plug I had on the GS and the GPS/charging rig I had on the KLR.
I bought a discounted set of ROX 2" Anti-vibration risers with a set of 2" brake and clutch extension hoses that really made for nice ergos.
Ordered a Seat Concepts foam and covers which arrived yesterday and I got them put on after work. I need to give it a nice long test ride now.
I rode it just over 200 miles last Saturday and the seat change is definitely needed.
It's a tall man's bike just as the KLR is and a great choice for those wanting a change with a similar feel and skads more power.  :ricky:

 

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