What you did to your Tenere today??!!

richarddacat

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I checked on the wrapping of my side covers.
You’ll probably see the scratches under the wrap, it probably won’t stick well being plastic or around the angles and it will be around $300.

I’ll pass.
 

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$300?!?!?!? I got two flags installed on my Jeep for $32. They weren't as large as a case panel, but they're not 10x smaller. Shop around. . . . or use a rattle can wrap.
 

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Very interested to hear your thoughts on these sneakers once you put some distance on them.
Just a quick note, I only have about 150 miles on them at the moment: So far my initial reactions to the Trailmax Missions are as follows: On pavement the front end LOVES to tip into corners, way more than my old Battleax A41s - that was disconcerting at first. It rides a little bit like a blocky tire on concrete but with much less noise and wobble. There's still some wobble but it's not terrible. When cornering on pavement, under heavy acceleration, it gets a little slippy in the rear, but I think that's just the kind of acceleration I was doing and the fact that it's a 50/50 not a street bias 80/20. In the wet on pavement it performs admirably, I didn't notice any issues that it didn't already have while dry. I have not yet taken them off road (it's been cold and I DO have to work), but I'm certain in anything but the most sloppy conditions, they will do well.

I will also say that at 124 on pavement, there is no speed wobble or noise level that is unacceptable. So all in all, so far I'm really happy with their performance. I'm about 100 miles off what I could call scrubbed in (250miles), so I'm hopeful that as I get used to the way they are different, I can adjust my riding style to match and have more confidence in them on-road.

(I also posted that on ADVRider so it's a copy/paste).

Having read a bunch of other rider impressions, they'll last and last and last. I may not get a chance to really take them off road in the near future and once winter hits it's that much harder (though not impossible). But a lot of public spots close down "for the season"
 

WJBertrand

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Using a GPS, all I could manage was a little over 110 MPH. Perhaps I ran out of patience as it wasn't accelerating very quickly at that point. Bike has factory side boxes and factory tall shield.
 

elricfate

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Using a GPS, all I could manage was a little over 110 MPH. Perhaps I ran out of patience as it wasn't accelerating very quickly at that point. Bike has factory side boxes and factory tall shield.
I had no boxes on it at the time, so maybe my wind resistance was just a bit better? I think the downhill section of I-270 helped a bunch.
 

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My yamaha warrior hit 135mph...i would be shocked if the tenere wasnt close to that. I have honestly never tried to find the max speed on this bike.

I would expect to find max speed in 5th gear on this bike, rather than 6th.
I saw 137mph, and she was still pulling well, when I backed off. Level ground, no bags, can't remember wind, and semi-confirmed by my kids FJR speedo. Stable as a rock. Only reason I backed off, was that I was still breaking her in. Wasn't looking for high speed when I got her; that's what my FJ is for. Was expecting a 100-115mph bike; just expecting a bigger KLR.
 

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The top layer was a trip to Decorah IA a month ago. Got 42-43 mpg. Did our Fall Leaf Ride to same place this weekend, 750 miles. This trip the bike says 50.9 mpg. So clean pays!
Dang, is it just because most of my riding since I picked up my 2013 in February has been in-town, with a few 50 mile trips on the road, because I tend to get mpg averages in the mid to upper 30s. totally stock powertrain (so faR).
 

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Dang, is it just because most of my riding since I picked up my 2013 in February has been in-town, with a few 50 mile trips on the road, because I tend to get mpg averages in the mid to upper 30s. totally stock powertrain (so faR).
My riding is mostly commuting. Only go through a handful of lights otherwise it’s easy going. My average MPG for the last 1000miles is 42.


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Dang, is it just because most of my riding since I picked up my 2013 in February has been in-town, with a few 50 mile trips on the road, because I tend to get mpg averages in the mid to upper 30s. totally stock powertrain (so faR).
My bike gets better mileage when I keep the speeds down. As long as I stay below 72 mph (3,900rpm) I will get 43ish. If I stay between 55-60 will let me get upper 40s. And, if I stay below 50mph, I will get over 50mpg. She can do 80mph all day long, but she won't get into the 40s, mileage wise. Mine is a bone stock '17.

And make sure your tires are up to the right pressure(s). That was my first indicator that my tire had been punctured. My mileage started dropping. . . . and then it started handling kinda funny.
 

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My bike gets better mileage when I keep the speeds down. As long as I stay below 72 mph (3,900rpm) I will get 43ish. If I stay between 55-60 will let me get upper 40s. And, if I stay below 50mph, I will get over 50mpg. She can do 80mph all day long, but she won't get into the 40s, mileage wise. Mine is a bone stock '17.

And make sure your tires are up to the right pressure(s). That was my first indicator that my tire had been punctured. My mileage started dropping. . . . and then it started handling kinda funny.
Dude a game changer was riding in the slow lane. After years of riding in the fast lane/ carpool lane because you know bikes are suppose to go ride. I started getting 47 to 49 mpg. What crazy is i started riding my bike like my honda civic, slow and steady. Of course I punch it when I need to get of danger but I also use my airhorn as before I change lanes sometimes.
 

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Dang, is it just because most of my riding since I picked up my 2013 in February has been in-town, with a few 50 mile trips on the road, because I tend to get mpg averages in the mid to upper 30s. totally stock powertrain (so faR).
Are you looking at the dash computer or doing the math yourself. Those two numbers tend to vary pretty widely.
 

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How do you like the bend of the Protaper vs stock?
I am considering this change as well and would like to hear your thoughts.
I got some Protaper ADV bars. Mounted them with tape in the clamps. Tookem off and sent them back. For mostly hiway riding. I wouldn't do it. For offroad yeah.
 
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