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Offline eemsreno

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 01:44:52 pm »
I'll repost it another way.

Offline Cycledude

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 01:46:05 pm »
You're not going to be able to loose much weight.  Battery yes, ABS is brilliant off road, not sure why you'd want to ditch it.  Install an on/off switch for the really hairy stuff.
Where the ST falls down is the 19" wheel.  The extra weight and small wheel make the bike difficult to ride on tricky stuff (quad trails etc).  Also with better suspension, it can handle moderate bumps, but doesn't do so well when airborne. 

I'm selling my 89k km tenere, and going to an AT, as my only road/adv bike.  I have a xc300 for the truly shitty stuff (Canadian Rockies single trail)
I highly agree about the 19” front wheel.
If I was switching ADV bikes the Honda AFrica Twin with DCT would very likely be my choice.  I would love to hear what you have to say after owning one for awhile.
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Offline Dogdaze

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 01:58:05 pm »
Looks like that's been 'Mad Max'd'!!
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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2017, 03:50:54 pm »
It's...erm...different! Functional you might say.

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Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2017, 12:53:53 am »
Picture! ::008::  Wow, what a beast. I remember the story that lead up to the bike being destroyed, never heard about the rebirth. Very cool.
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Offline AVGeek

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2017, 08:51:37 am »
Checkswreck
Why would these guys not be able to see this picture?
Some weird setting?

You have to be a member and logged in to ADVRider to see the pic as posted the first time around...
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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2017, 10:49:49 am »
I'll repost it another way.

That is what I was kind of looking at doing, just one step less extreme. I would keep the fan and crash bars.
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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 12:46:40 pm »
You're trying to turn a hammer into a screwdriver. Better off replacing the KTM with something more modern. The 690s are a big improvement and can be found on used market for short money.

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 04:35:01 pm »
Pic shows fine for me.  It appears that the fan is in place.  He has some heavy mesh over the fan.  Not sure if that is a modified side cover or new fabrication.

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2017, 08:04:27 pm »
Strange. Log in at ADV, hit the refresh button here, and all is well.
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Offline greg the pole

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Re: Buying a High Milage Tenere to Replace My KTM 640
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 08:55:50 am »
I highly agree about the 19” front wheel.
If I was switching ADV bikes the Honda AFrica Twin with DCT would very likely be my choice.  I would love to hear what you have to say after owning one for awhile.
You bet.  Bike is getting picked up in January, and the bolt ons begin.  DCT is great for road, not so much for off road.  Can't replace a clutch IMO.
I'll do a full introduction write up mid january, then follow it up with more blogs...
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