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    Anyone else Motorcycle only year round.

    My bad, it must be a 300 Versys. The stickers are difficult to read.
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    I thought this was a great picture ! WOW

    I go to two BMW rallies a year full of GS1200s. The motor makes them wide, no doubt. I usually take my WR250R to make the ADV rides easier. I just got the ST this summer, so I'll probably start taking it to the asphault friendly rally. I imagine I'll keep taking the WR to the dual sport rally.
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    Anyone else Motorcycle only year round.

    I know a young lady who rides a 350 kawasaki to work everyday. She has a bicycle otherwise. She rides to ADV rallies where I see her twice a year, but she doesn't go on rides. She pretty much only uses the bike for commuting and not fun. Me, I only ride for fun. I used to ride to work on...
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    Rushing, tire plugs, and TPMS vs Mitas E07 failure

    I put the amazon special valve stem cap TPMS on my 2019 ST after reading about it here. It works well for my basic riding. The temp readings really let you know how much work the back tire does pushing down the highway.
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    Newbie mistake

    I still haven't dropped a street bike. I get all of that out of my system on the WR250R in the woods. :D
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    GIVI S310 lights

    You can buy an electrical connector for the aux plug near the battery. I bought a set, but haven't installed it yet. Someone else will have to chime in if there's a euro difference.
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    Tenere Scared me the other day!

    To the best of my dated knowledge, fuel injected motors do shut off injectors at closed throttle above a certain rpm due to emissions regulations. The Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen with fuel injection had this issue which could cause a lurch when rolling back into the throttle and the injectors start...
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    Anyone know if the 2020 will be updated?

    My 2009 FZ1 had the two tone paint like my 2019 ST. It does look like an older car with mismatched fenders or hoods. It's definitely not my first choice, but I've never considered color when buying a bike. I prefer not to stand out too much, though.
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    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    I was going to say the same thing about Parson's. I never got to do it before it closed. It's probably been 15 years since I drove around Cade's Cove. I need to find a day when it's not covered up with people trying to get mauled by a bear.
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    Living with OEM luggage.

    I've got the OEM side cases on my 2019 ST. I'd like a top box that can hold my helmet and doesn't interfere with the opening of the side cases. The OEM stuff is steep. I bought the side cases at a 10% discount while buying the bike, but they were still expensive. Is there a place that sells...
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    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    How did the tires do on those roads? I had a fun time on some rocky roads on the battlewings. I'd like something a little better for gravel, grass, and dirt.
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    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    I participated in a local phototag on advrider, and along the way I stopped by some old roads I had the WR250R on before. I made it pretty far down a steep, large rock, logging road, but I turned around after giving the traction control and abs a heck of a workout. The battlewings and the...
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    where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

    The Cherohala is more fun at night in a thunderstorm on knobbies. :D Did you see any women sportbike rally goers? That's going on there today.
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    Skid Plate that I couldn't find any info on................ I bought one! ( T-Rex Racing )

    I am so used to modifying parts to fit or fit better that I have multiple cans of primer, paint, epoxy paint, acetone, etc. laying around all the time. I even have zinc paint. I installed a new gate opener last night. Of course the opener module and post mounting holes don't match the...
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    Airbox/ambient temp unusually high. Slow climb in temp.

    The last five years I've only ridden a 2013 WR250R. No tachometer, no fuel gauge, no temps, no gear indicator, 20 something horsepower, dirt bike seat, etc. My 2019 ST is like a luxury sedan. I did learn this weekend what a 600lb bike feels like on steep, large rock roads--not good compared...
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