Have you dropped your Super Tenere? Damage?

SHUMBA

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I drop mine all the time as I like to push it fairly hard off road and like to take challenges with my mates to ride naalie obstacles and terrain. Bike is covered in war wounds but nothing serious. But that’s why we bought a Yamaha, right.
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I got over confident in some mud and the front washed out on me. My bike is pretty well armored so all that ended up happening was a broke mirror. I found a replacement on Ebay for $40.


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Mines been dropped more times then I want to count in the dirt. Rustoleum semi-gloss black, matches the AltRider bars. Bike has been dropped on the left, and the shifter was shoved up 90*. Popped it back, and no damage. This bike is tough.

As always, if you are going to play in the dirt with her, understand, that damage may/will occur.
 

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I got over confident in some mud and the front washed out on me. My bike is pretty well armored so all that ended up happening was a broke mirror. I found a replacement on Ebay for $40.


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That's an excellent photo, also because I think you're smiling :D

When I dropped mine the mirror came loose, and I had to stop and tighten it. I tend to keep the mirrors _just_ tight, hoping they'll spin if I drop it.
 

SHUMBA

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That's an excellent photo, also because I think you're smiling :D

When I dropped mine the mirror came loose, and I had to stop and tighten it. I tend to keep the mirrors _just_ tight, hoping they'll spin if I drop it.
Good idea

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I dropped mine on the test ride from the dealership! I found slick pavement when turning onto a side street and WHAM! o_O

Scratched up the right side mirror, handguard, the little exhaust pipe shield, rear brake lever, passenger footpeg assembly, and broke the plastic engine guard (but it did it's job!). The dealer was cool about it and even said "well aren't you going to finish your test ride?" after checking out the bike. Of course, all of my purchase negotiation leverage was instantly gone. I bought it and he replaced all of the damaged parts at dealer cost and no labor charges.
 

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Mines been dropped more times then I want to count in the dirt. Rustoleum semi-gloss black, matches the AltRider bars. Bike has been dropped on the left, and the shifter was shoved up 90*. Popped it back, and no damage. This bike is tough.

As always, if you are going to play in the dirt with her, understand, that damage may/will occur.
It is also important to understand that dropping these bikes can be very expensive damage. I am learning really quick that the Super Tenere is not to be used on anything other than smooth fire roads. Pictures of guys taking these on nasty roads and trails are the exception rather than the rule. I already had my taste of max capability of this bike. Every single rider regardless of skill level is forced to respect the weight of this machine. It is by no means a dirt bike.
 

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I’ve never dropped any motorcycle, but every once in a while even the best of them need a little nap.
I just thought the Yellow ones came without a kickstand the amount I see them on their side around here! ;)
 

Crowberto

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5 times now. Once in the garage. Once at a gas station when I came to a stop and my pants were caught on the peg and 3 times in the sand going really slow.

The braket holding one of the aux lights is slightly bent and the plastic face of the light is a little scratched from the sand. The cases might be slightly scratched but its hard to tell.

Basically no damae. Has crash bars.
 

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It is also important to understand that dropping these bikes can be very expensive damage. I am learning really quick that the Super Tenere is not to be used on anything other than smooth fire roads. Pictures of guys taking these on nasty roads and trails are the exception rather than the rule. I already had my taste of max capability of this bike. Every single rider regardless of skill level is forced to respect the weight of this machine. It is by no means a dirt bike.
I think that this is a sad truth. I had some unrealistic expectations, at least for my skill level.
 

jeckyll

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I think that this is a sad truth. I had some unrealistic expectations, at least for my skill level.
You hit the nail right on the head, much depends on skill level (also, judgement level, but that's a different discussion).

May folks successfully and frequently do more than 'smooth fire roads' on Super T's. But Chris is 100% correct, they sure are no dirt bike. I mean, how can anything over 500 lbs be a dirt bike? It can't.

However, in the end, most things on motorcycles are much more dependent on the rider than the machine. So we each have to find our own comfort zones and ensure we don't get carried away and get into situations that are beyond our capabilities. While still challenging ourselves (for those that like that kinda thing), have fun, and continue to expand and build our skill levels. So, it's a balancing act :)
 

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I dropped mine on the test ride from the dealership! I found slick pavement when turning onto a side street and WHAM! o_O

Scratched up the right side mirror, handguard, the little exhaust pipe shield, rear brake lever, passenger footpeg assembly, and broke the plastic engine guard (but it did it's job!). The dealer was cool about it and even said "well aren't you going to finish your test ride?" after checking out the bike. Of course, all of my purchase negotiation leverage was instantly gone. I bought it and he replaced all of the damaged parts at dealer cost and no labor charges.
Pretty cool dealer reaction :cool:
 

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The day after bringing my 2013 home it fell over on left side because I was idiot that parked in soft gravel, absolutely no damage. 65,000 miles since then without Tenere getting laid down, but way to many close calls, hopefully my very good luck continues !
 

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Maybe you got it over with? 'Cuz, sooner or later. . . . you're gonna fall. (or let the bike take a nap) I'm gonna cry when I drop this one. (Being my favorite child and all) :)
 

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I’ve dropped mine numerous times. There is a point of no return. When it decides it’s going over not much to do but get clear. My guards have done a good job of minimizing damage. I have never laid mine down at any speed. A black Sharpie covers up the scratches on my Givi bars well.
I had the wind gust and blow mine over once.
 

maverick2076

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In one 20 mile stretch between Utah and Colorado last summer, I dropped mine at least a dozen times when the nice gravel road turned into soupy clay. Left side, right side, at 15 miles an hour, and at a standstill. The bike was so caked in mud I had to take it to a car wash once I got back to pavement, and I still have stains on my soft bags and hand grips from the red clay. The only damage, other than scratches to the Rumbux engine guards and a twisted ankle (pretty sure my Toucans kept me from breaking it) was a hairline crack in the factory handguards that I didn’t notice until I got back to Texas. Good crash bars and a skid plate will save you a lot of money.
 
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