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Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: How old are you Super Ten rider?
« Reply #225 on: April 11, 2018, 04:05:25 pm »
I am 76 years young!  My Red '15 Tenere has 38,000 on it. 90% pavement and 10% graded gravel. My Red'14 Yamaha FJR has 42,000 on it. 80,000 miles in the last 3.5 years!  I love them both.  The Tenere is easier on my knees (not as bent) on long rides. Switch my Air Hawk seat cushion from bike to bike--great investment!  Have a Givi Trunk case I switch from bike to bike (has my emergency stuff in it).  This summer I will maybe ride another 10-15,000 on the Tenere--have to get all the riding in I can while I still can!


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Re: How old are you Super Ten rider?
« Reply #226 on: April 11, 2018, 04:06:45 pm »
I'm 71 and waiting for the ice to melt in my driveway so I can get out and do one more "Mr. Pete Sees America" tour.

My 2014 ES is one of the best bikes I have ever owned.

Mr. Pete-------------->
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Shouldn't your avatar be changed every year?
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Re: How old are you Super Ten rider?
« Reply #227 on: April 12, 2018, 08:19:43 pm »
62. Bought the used '14 ES the summer of 2016 after retiring and not riding since college. They didn't make bikes like this back then.

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Re: How old are you Super Ten rider?
« Reply #228 on: April 13, 2018, 04:00:29 pm »
I am 71. This is my first post here. My 2012 S10 has 42k miles on it. My 2011 Kawasaki Concours has 125k miles on it. In mid June I will be going up to Prudhoe Bay on the Tenere and that will be the start of my IBA UCC (ultimate Coast to Coast) that will end in Key West, Florida. Then head back home to Oregon. 12k miles plus total. 23 days. Yes, I'm addicted and lucky for me my wife supports my habit. I'm not a computer person, I should look at this site more often then once a year. 

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Re: How old are you Super Ten rider?
« Reply #229 on: April 14, 2018, 12:01:46 pm »
I am 71. This is my first post here. My 2012 S10 has 42k miles on it. My 2011 Kawasaki Concours has 125k miles on it. In mid June I will be going up to Prudhoe Bay on the Tenere and that will be the start of my IBA UCC (ultimate Coast to Coast) that will end in Key West, Florida. Then head back home to Oregon. 12k miles plus total. 23 days. Yes, I'm addicted and lucky for me my wife supports my habit. I'm not a computer person, I should look at this site more often then once a year.

Congratulations you seem to be doing very well !  There is some very helpful information available on this board so I thing it would be a very good idea to read it a little more often.  We did Prudehoe Bay in 2016 other than raining every day it was a great trip for us.
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2013 Tenere heading for Inuvik about August 10th 2018
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=21543.0

Alaska and western Canada trip planing
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?board=84.0

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Re: How old are you Super Ten rider?
« Reply #230 on: April 15, 2018, 12:30:38 pm »
I'm 77. MY 2012 S10 has 74000 on it so far. Did the Bun Burner Gold attempt on my 75th birthday and screwed up by following my GPS instead of my planned route. Ended the 24 hours exactly 36 miles short of my 1500. Completed the BBG a few months later successfully.  Had another GPS screw up last summer: Followed the Garmin route in the Oregon desert instead of asking directions. It led me down progressively worsening "goat" trails until I got stuck in a rock gully. Walked a few miles till I got a weak cell signal. The 911 dispatcher couldn't figure out where I was, the SPOT emergency service sent a sheriff to the wrong coordinates and finally I called my son who contacted some local miners who found me.  Been to all of the continental states and Canadian provinces except Delaware, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Never had a desire to see Delaware. Only a couple of bike problems: The 2 year old battery died in Yellowstone NP and the "tip-over" switch refused to let me start the bike. Found out that the "error code 41" would have identified the switch problem. If only I knew how to access the ECM codes and knew where the damn switch was. It's hidden under the passenger seat very well.
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