Author Topic: Making the change  (Read 325 times)

Offline maverick2076

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Making the change
« on: July 08, 2018, 11:41:04 am »
Seven years riding, all on cruisers, 6 of it on HD's.  I've always wanted to try ADV riding and get off the pavement, and I've decided now is the perfect time.  I sold my beautiful '14 Street Glide Friday, rode 4 different ADV bikes this weekend, and I've decided the Super Tenere is the bike for me.  I'll be picking up a '14+ model within the next two weeks.  I'm hoping to pick up a holdover '16 or '17 ES model, but I found a barely used non-ES '14 for a really good deal, so I might take the savings on that.  I haven't decided just yet.  I'll be looking for good roads to travel throughout Texas to start.  No offroad experience, but I'm excited to learn.  My wife also rides her own, and she will probably be taking the plunge once we sell her Heritage.

Offline RCinNC

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 12:21:31 pm »
You won't regret it.

I went from an '04 HD Road King to a '12 650 V-Strom and then to a '14 Super Tenere, and the S10 is hands down a better touring platform for me than the Road King was.  Better more practical luggage, better riding position, more passenger room, more power, and the ability to go places that the RK wasn't suited for.  18,000 miles on the Suzuki and then 52,000 miles on the Yamaha, and I've never wished I was back on the Harley.  Last month I was riding two-up down roads like Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park, the Moki Dugway, and Phantom Canyon Road, and was extremely glad that I was on the Yamaha.  It's a "do-it-all" kind of motorcycle.
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere
2012 Suzuki DL650 (traded)
2004 HD Road King Custom (sold)
2000 Yamaha Road Star 1600 (traded)
1994 Yamaha Virago 1100 (traded)
1982 Honda V45 Sabre (traded)
1984 Kawasaki 440LTD (sold)

Offline maverick2076

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 05:56:16 pm »
My wife rides her own (Heritage Softail for now), so 2 up isn't a concern right now.  My daughter is turning 5 in a few months, and talks about nothing more than getting on a motorcycle with me.  I'd much rather take her off the beaten path than on the interstate, so ADV riding is a good fit.  I think it lets riding be a little more family friendly, especially at this point in our lives.

Offline barkingllizard

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 11:00:56 pm »
congrats on your soon to be new ride, maverick2076, with a simple hello.....
comments with substance will be chastised by soulless pub riders lacking intelligence and imagination...
while calling out princess trolls will be met with the monomaniacal pruning shears of triggered snowflake censorship.....

Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 01:41:18 pm »
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 02:11:06 pm »
 ::004:: For what it's worth, my 2 cents says wait for an ES.  I don't think there's anything WRONG with the non-ES; there's just more RIGHT with the ES.  ::001::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

Offline RicoChet

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 02:52:01 pm »
I'm a cruiser guy too at heart, but the S10 is just a wonderful bike to ride - its so smooth and some comfortable that I don't regret not having a big cruiser anymore!!  ::001::
Current Bike: 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere ES & 2012 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Offline maverick2076

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 05:29:47 pm »
Well, I should be picking up a 2015 ES tomorrow, and my wife may be picking up a 2014 non ES too!

Anyone want to buy an '06 Heritage Classic??

Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 08:39:48 am »
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Offline Super08

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 10:18:12 am »
I came from having a 14 Low Rider and a 15 Road Glide to a 16 Tenere and a 18 FJR. I don't miss the Harleys a bit.
16 Tenere
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Offline maverick2076

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 10:28:41 pm »
Well, we both picked up our Super Tenere's yesterday.  '15 ES for me, '14 non-ES for her.  Time to put the Heritage up for sale!

Offline Super08

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2018, 05:47:03 pm »
Well congrats on the bikes. You two will have a blast riding them together.
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Offline Madhatter

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Re: Making the change
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 08:52:03 pm »
hello again , and thanks for the PM, hope you received my reply..... and welcome to the forum.... both of you.

 

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