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« Reply #120 on: January 01, 2011, 10:42:59 PM »

I put my deposit down on 12/16/10, I will probably keep my current '08 Kawasaki 1400 Concours until I decide if I am going to be happy on the Super Tenere.  Headscratch
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« Reply #121 on: January 03, 2011, 09:51:37 AM »


Not quite ready to order one yet.  I forgot to ask Zeke to take the bags off so we could see what it looked like without the steamer trunks.

Yesterday goes down in my little black record book as shortest group ride ever; maybe all of 1.5 miles from MCC to the diner.  

Good seeing ya'll again - funny running into Lisa & her husband there - was a good lunch.


I had the salesguy open up the cases.  They are not very huge, nor did they give the impression of hardcore durability.  Plus the guy had a deal of a time getting the latch and key to work right.  I would not jump immediately on the OEM sidecases.  

I enjoyed when they started it up for us.  As articles have said, the firing order of the twin cylinders are timed to sound sort of like a huge thumper.  I liked the meaty sound of it.

I thought the small headlights looked questionable given the girth of the front of the bike.  I'd hope they do a good job, but they look like projection cut-offs that may not be greatest at night.

Overall my impression of the bike was pretty favorable.  I like the Dakar styling, large tank, and the shaft-drive is not overly huge.

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« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2011, 10:45:20 AM »

Looks like a nice alternative to a GS, but I'd have to add a third wheel to most bikes this big...
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« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2011, 02:19:18 PM »


I had the salesguy open up the cases.  They are not very huge, nor did they give the impression of hardcore durability.  Plus the guy had a deal of a time getting the latch and key to work right.  I would not jump immediately on the OEM sidecases.  


I haven't seen the OEM side cases but have heard what you experienced.  

I am planning to get Micatech V2 panniers for mine.  
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« Reply #124 on: July 27, 2011, 09:45:49 AM »

Just an FYI -

The Super Tenere's have hit the warehouses and are scheduled to hit the dealers this week or next.  Bigok
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« Reply #125 on: July 27, 2011, 11:15:03 AM »


Just an FYI -

The Super Tenere's have hit the warehouses and are scheduled to hit the dealers this week or next.  Bigok


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« Reply #126 on: July 27, 2011, 11:26:52 AM »

Sounds like the tsunami did not delay the deliveries much?

Don't forget to post pics, Gat!  
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« Reply #127 on: July 27, 2011, 11:33:41 AM »


Sounds like the tsunami did not delay the deliveries much?

Don't forget to post pics, Gat!  


The original delivery date was May so the delay wasn't too bad.  

I will be sure to post pictures!  Some stock pics and after all the farkles are on, I've been collecting parts since March.
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