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EricV

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So I wanted to go for a ride today, (it was 68F), and felt like I should show the wife that the new to me FZ6 was still useful like the S10. Soo, I wandered off to pick up some eggs...
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No problem. Mission accomplished. :D
 

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Funny you post this, was just thinking the other day how much I miss my FZ6. All around the best bike I have ever owned.

Blast around town, twisties, long distance touring, even light off-road.
 

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Funny you post this, was just thinking the other day how much I miss my FZ6. All around the best bike I have ever owned.

Blast around town, twisties, long distance touring, even light off-road.
I'm enjoying the Fizzy. I had a FZ1 back around 2002/3. Best ergonomically natural bike I'd ever sat on out of the box. An easy bike to ride well too. After 300k miles of riding 600+ lb bikes loaded up with bags and crap, the Fizzy is sooo light its comical. So much easier to push around in the parking lot, backing out of spaces or what ever.

@Cycledude - About 58 cents a dozen here at Walmart or Kroger. I think I paid $1.50 yesterday since the wife wanted some on Christmas day and hardly anything was open, so got them at a gas station/C-store at the edge of our neighborhood.
 
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The Super Tenere is the largest/heaviest bike I have ever owned. I have to say my Ninja 650R was my favorite lightweight "do all" street bike. It was a commuter, grocery getter, and excellent touring machine. When the bags came off it was a great canyon carver. Very comfortable riding position.

The Beta is always ready for duty doing anything. It does not have the comfort of the bigger bikes for long trips but is way more capable for any riding condition.
 

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To me, after the Beemer, Honda, and FJR, the Tenere feels much smaller/lighter. The KLR was the only non-liter bike I had ridden since '86. It felt almost too light/small. The Tenere, again to me, feels more like a substantial KLR, than a 600 pounder.
 

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To me, after the Beemer, Honda, and FJR, the Tenere feels much smaller/lighter. The KLR was the only non-liter bike I had ridden since '86. It felt almost too light/small. The Tenere, again to me, feels more like a substantial KLR, than a 600 pounder.
Maybe its partly that I've always run both the FJR and Super Ten in full rally mode. Side cases, fuel cells, water jug and aside from the clothing bag, always loaded up for a trip. It was exceedingly rare for me to go for a ride on either w/o bags and fuel cell. Maybe twice on the S10 in 150k miles, not counting the rides home from the dealer when I bought them.
 

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I love my Tenere but it’s a whale compared to my Gen1 FZ1. The day is coming when lighter is better. But I’m not there......yet.
 

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Yrs ago when I first started riding my daughter just had my grandson so I had to get a carseat. Took my 250 ninja to walmart. I was tempted to put a babydoll in seat.. that would've been funny


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Yrs ago when I first started riding my daughter just had my grandson so I had to get a carseat. Took my 250 ninja to walmart. I was tempted to put a babydoll in seat.. that would've been funny
You should have picked up a stroller too, great tow behind...
 
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