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Hi all, names Mike. I live in New Jersey, USA. I've got quite a bit of riding experience since 2010 when I first got my license. Here's a little history.

January 2011-~June 2011 2003 Buell XB9R sold after getting into my first and only at fault accident about 5,000 miles ridden.

May 2011-~August 2013 2009 Buell 1125CR rode this bike nearly 18,000 miles in the time I've had it, sold due to returning electrical issues.

June 2014-September 2015 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 sold when I moved to Delaware and insurance doubled, put about 10,600 miles on it.

10 March 2016-19 March 2016 2015 Honda Grom, put maybe 300 miles on it, was nearly killed by a texting driver who rearended me at about 50 mph while I was slowing down or stopped for a red light. Have no memory of the bike.

1 November 2017-3 December 2019 2017 Yamaha FZ-07, the bike I've currently ridden the most at about 29,000 miles put on it in a little over two years and one month. Love the bike but am trading it in on Tuesday 3 December 2019 for a new 2019 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES which will fit my riding style a bit better.

Dates are rough estimates except for the '17 FZ-07 which is exact. When I didn't have a bike to ride I rode either a 2003 Buell Blast (my mom's) or a 1991 Honda ST1100 (my dad's other bike) and have put about 5,000 miles on the two of them.
 

EricV

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Hi Mike, Welcome to the forum. Never mind the old guys, (including me), there are younger riders here too. ;) Thanks for the nice intro. I hope the Super Ten works out great for you and takes you many places like it has me. Take a moment to add your location to your profile. It helps give context to your posts later on and if you should have questions, makes it easier for others to give you better answers since the UK/EU and Canada bikes vary a little from the US bikes.
 
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Welcome from Texas. We don't get a lot of Millennials around here. The Tenere is generally thought of as an "old man's bike". :D
I never thought of it as an old man's bike honestly. I was initially looking into a 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure that a dealer had for $11,998 but did some research on it and found a few comparison videos between that and the Super Ténéré and a few threads on ADVrider (I think the forum was called) with a lot of people recommending the Super Ténéré over the V-Strom. I took that advice and stuck with the brand I've been loyal to since I was 10 and riding Yamaha quads ('97 Blaster is my ride). I just finished prepping my FZ-07 for trade in tomorrow.
 
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I absolutely will! I'll also be starting a log of mileage milestones/maintenance/and modifications for all to see, did that with my two FZ-07s and I see it as something that can help others know what to expect as the bike ages.
 

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Neither Millennial nor old man's bike was meant to be derogatory. But, looking at member's birthdays....there are MANY more over 40, than under; myself included. With age comes the wisdom to know what a great bike is. My son bought his FJR when he was 20 (also a millennial) The service guy said he had to be the youngest FJR owner he knew.
 

MonkeyBut

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Hello Neighbor and Welcome. I'm almost down the road from you in South Brunswick, NJ. You picked a fantastic motorcycle and this is a great site with it's members and information. Don't hesitate to PM me for a ride or info on the bike. I ride with guys on HDs like your Dads so I'm not really that afraid of them. Hahaha. Now only if the weather clears up and the salt gets washed off the roads we can ride again the East. Have fun and enjoy your new motorcycle.
 

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Welcome aboard ! Yes after installing a set of heated grips on a motorcycle back in the 90’s I haven’t had a bike without installing them since.
The main reason I traded my 2013 Tenere for a new 2018 was to get factory cruise control, but I also gained a lot of other very nice little improvements.
 

Mak10

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I rode in to work this morning with it snowing a bit out. The heated grips are a pleasnt addition!
As your getting used to the bike, find the submenu on the display. You can adjust each of the settings of the heated grips to where you like them from 1 to 10. 10 being hotter.
 
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