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Offline Stridey

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Yamaha Tenere Experience
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:18:38 am »
I did this a few years back and tried out one of their S10 for the day. I never forgot that and was amazed at how good the S10 was off road and eventually this led to my purchasing my Gen 2 S10 in 2015.
If you use your own bike it costs £100 for the day including instruction and lunch. Instruction will be from one or both Jones' including the legendary Geraint Jones an iconic British Enduro champion from the 80's and 90's.
There is a feature in the September issue of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure and photos of a couple of pages are below.
I'm planning on doing the two day course next year prior to the Taffy Dakar early April  to gain some more knowledge. Any Uk/Euro based or visiting AmCans wanting to have a go and join in let me know.


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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 11:59:00 am »
I've fancied doing it for a while now and living in Wales I've got no excuse!  I was considering using my own bike but I'd need to add TKC80's that I might not leave on, the cost of adding the tyres it might make sense to use their bike. That said I marshal at the Taffy so might have use of them!

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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 01:22:56 pm »
Yoyo. Yes give it a go. 
As you know I had great fun on the TD.
Perhaps we can make a group up under S10 forum? If anyone else is interested let's start a list? It'll be good for anyone thinking of taking their own S10 off road and you can decide to use your own or rent one of theirs on the experience.


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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 02:02:17 pm »
I could be up for this.

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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 02:51:58 pm »
Sounds like a plan, I've got a mate with an S10 that would be up for it

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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 04:15:25 pm »
Hey Ken, when is it? As I hardly rode thus far this year, I might fly over and do it, the wife owes me  ??? Lets hope it's in March/April next year........
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Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 01:44:54 pm »
I'll check some dates out for say early April for the "training" with Tenere experience and perhaps  YOYO could check on date for TAFFY Dakar which I guess is May Day bank holiday weekend?
We can pick some dates from those they have available and then we can choose best date for those who have expressed an interest so we can make up a group. 
I'll check it out over next few days and let you know. Thanks


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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 04:00:59 pm »
I'll pick up with Jase and Christian to get the dates for the Taffy now. It's normally the first Bank Holiday in May which would make it 5th/6th/7th but I'll confirm it.
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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 07:25:13 pm »
Thanks.


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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 04:15:06 pm »
I called Tenere Experience today and left message on their voice mail to call me back. As soon as they do I'll let you know dates they have next year. 


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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 04:25:39 pm »
Excellent  ::008::

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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 01:18:49 am »
I got a call back yesterday and  it's not good news!
They had a big fire back in June and it destroyed all of the bikes!
See here.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=74&t=1680364
At present they intend to still operate but as they are approaching the close season and awaiting what bikes Yamaha will provide which they have said they will for next year.
They said they may have the new "T7" twin 700 which will replace the XT660z Tenere and hope to get some S10's but it's upto Yamaha.
So I have very provisionally booked weekend of 14/15 April which is 3 weeks before the Taffy Dakar and they will let me know in the new year and update me on the situation.
It's a real shame.
So we can revisit this early in 2018.
Thanks. 


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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 05:51:46 am »
Thanks for checking this out hope Yamaha sort them out too.

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 10:01:52 am »
That really sucks, let hope they stick it out with Yamaha, we are lucky in South Wales to have BMW Off Road School and a Honda one, I know Triumph had been looking to open something also. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Yamaha Tenere Experience
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2017, 03:21:19 pm »
That really sucks, let hope they stick it out with Yamaha, we are lucky in South Wales to have BMW Off Road School and a Honda one, I know Triumph had been looking to open something also. Fingers crossed!

The Triumph one's in Gloucester  (Trailquest ).. I've been on that one bloody excellent it is too... Run by ex Forces guys... I did the three day course, Richard the owner is excellent..

I wish I could go on this one with you guys but the risk is too great... I'm bound to pop a rivet!!  :))

But just reading Strideys pst 2018 may be a possibility if I can get a bit stronger  :)

Greg