Another motorcycle, another new member...

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Hello everyone, new guy here w/ a new-to-me 2016 non-ES. Just picked it up today after many weeks of shopping. I was actually going to go look at a couple of dealer bikes in the San Diego area when this one popped up last night. The mileage is 19k but I know that's not a lot so I went to see and bought it. The previous owner kept his bike extremely clean and well-maintained; I could eat off this bike. I feel a little guilty getting it dirty! I picked it up for 9200. It has:
-SW-Motech crash bars
-Caribou panniers (35l). Not my first choice, but I think I'll eventually be running soft-luggage anyway.
-he threw in a Garmin GPS
-tail bag
-oil and filters for the next couple of changes, although they are KN filters, so I will probably ditch those.

Otherwise all stock.

I recently sold my FJR and Triumph Thruxton so this will fill the gap since neither can do what I plan for this bike. I'm moving full-time to my house in Idaho next spring and plan to do the Idaho BDR (or as much as I can) next summer. I also intend for this to be my "quick trip to Yellowstone for fishing bike" once I'm up there full time since the park is only about 6-8 hours away. I see a lot of forest service roads in my future. Plus, this bike makes a good alternative to my WR450 when the miles are longer!

I appreciate all the help from all the helpful posts I've already read!

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pilleway

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May 18, 2019
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Mexico
Welcome from Mexico, you will enjoy your new bike, it is great! Congratulations.
 

MFP

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Welcome from NYC.
Always nice to see a S10 in the 60th Anniversary colors....
 

holligl

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My Favorite color!

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Cycledude

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Rib lake wi
Wanted a yellow Tenere but unfortunately couldn’t get one , not something I’ve ever done before but if I had one I’d probably find someone to paint the front fender to match . I’ve always figured with a decent paint job Yamaha could have sold a lot more Tenere’s.
 
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Wanted a yellow Tenere but unfortunately couldn’t get one , not something I’ve ever done before but if I had one I’d probably find someone to paint the front fender to match . I’ve always figured with a decent paint job Yamaha could have sold a lot more Tenere’s.
I really like the color, but to be honest I wasn't too concerned w/ the color (except for the newer white/gray and black w/ blue accents - not my thing). I was looking at three different bikes: yellow, red and sandstone. I was about to pull the trigger on the sandstone when this one popped up for sale. After seeing how well kept it was I couldn't pass it up. I've had two yellow Ducatis and always liked the Yamaha anniversary colors, so this is a great fit (I have a garage post of Rossi on a yellow GP bike).
 
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StefanOnHisS10

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The Netherlands, Friesland.
Welcome on this forum. Very clean bike you've got there, i like the color with the speedblocks.
Looks like you'll be making a lot of fun miles in the near future!

From the Netherlands,
Stefan.
 

Lautarooo

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Mar 6, 2019
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Riverhead, NY
Sexy bike! how do you like the windshield extender? I have the large windshield but its not enough yo keep the wind off my wifes head
 
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Sexy bike! how do you like the windshield extender? I have the large windshield but its not enough yo keep the wind off my wifes head
I haven't ridden without it yet. I've only put about 60 miles on the bike and find the wind negligible. At times I was missing my FJR's power windscreen because I liked to lower it at low speeds to get some air. I have no plans to take it off, but I don't see any reason to change the windscreen as a result.
 
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