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  1. greg the pole

    Another SV Build

    Should be yes! the GSVR 650 :p
  2. greg the pole

    Another SV Build

    I owned a 99 TL1000S for 4 yrs. Great bike. Made a fantastic noise with the yosh RS3 cans. For where I'm at in life (read...a bit more sane) the SV650 will be great. They are a dime a dozen, reliable, and well put together.
  3. greg the pole

    Another SV Build

    Thanks kindly. Enjoying the build and looking forward to actually commuting on the bike. I work downtown. There's parking at my building but it's stupid expensive even for those who work there. In excess of $20/day regardless of car or bike. A lot two blocks away charges peanuts, $5. If...
  4. greg the pole

    Another SV Build

    yeah..I got bored again.. https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/oh-my-another-sv-650-build/
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    winter...

    yeah..I got bored again.. https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/oh-my-another-sv-650-build/
  6. greg the pole

    Your thoughts on it costing $10,000 ?

    Looks ok, price wise in Canada. It's $12k Canadian tire pesos. That works out to $8.9K USD. That's early delivery price. Add freight, and tax to that, in Alberta, likely about $13.65K CDN OTD. My 2017 AT was 16K OTD back in late 2017 when it was shit hot! Compare that against a 790, they...
  7. greg the pole

    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    you're missing my point. Nothing wrong with the Tenere suspension. I ended up revalving my front, and my rear preload collar started leaking. at 10 or 15k km. Good reason to get a new aftermarket shock. Money well spent. A new bike is not meant to tick all the boxes for everone. I'm an...
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    The 1090 would have been good. But...lots of heat from the motor, and some dodgy reliability. The 790 needs a few years to prove itself 1st. So far, small issues with it. I didn't know about the 45mm on the older Betas. AT never goes further than ATV trails.
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    trust me, you can notice on the AT. Flex is a non issue on dirt bikes. Key item here is yes, they are put through the ringer, take bigger hits etc..yet carry less than half the weight with bigger forks that they put on big bikes. The Oh's have better valving, hold a line better on the shitty...
  10. greg the pole

    New Honda 2020 ES

    maybe its the tubes...mine is tubless...rock steady at 90mph...loaded to the tits!
  11. greg the pole

    New Honda 2020 ES

    Don't kid yourself. They will get sales. Latest greatest shit sells. And no I will not be buying another Honda. BTW..great seat, much better than the tenere OEM. Chain, again, personal thing. See my notes about my shaft experience. To each his own. AT leans more towards the more technical...
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    New Honda 2020 ES

    honda listening to customers? hilarious stuff!
  13. greg the pole

    New Honda 2020 ES

    don't believe the brochure. 45mm forks on the ATAS will flex, esp. under more weight. The regular one will be marginally better. I welcome CC, but the rest is window dressing.
  14. greg the pole

    New Honda 2020 ES

    I have to agree with 90% of the above. The front getting light is just crap suspension. The rear doesn't do its job. and yes it was built by accountants. At 10 paces it looks good. Look closer, and the frame pain is paper thin, the plastic remval process is not built for servicing, it's built...
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    although the AT seems tall, the OEM seat in low position caters to shorter riders. The T7 will have the limits of the high sub frame, and skew towards off road work.
  16. greg the pole

    2012 1st GEN CDN Tenere parts for sale. All gone.

    BUMP! I need the room in the garage. If something is on the list you might be interested in, send me an offer. At this point, it's just my time, and the time it takes to package this.
  17. greg the pole

    Had a couple of beautiful old girls stop by the house today. From Alaska to Argentina

    I ran into him in Calgary a few months back. He burned up the clutch on his AT, and was on his way to get a new one at the dealer. Had a good chat on the side of the road, and sent him on his way with some loctite, as he didn't have any in his kit
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