Fancy is for sale - TBDBITW - 2012 Super Tenere $4k - Roanoke, VA

trikepilot

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Perhaps hyperbole… but now that I have your attention!



This Tenere is unabashedly TBDBITW – “the biggest dirt bike in the world.” It is fully pre-dropped, pre-scratched and dinged, and unwashed. She is not the Tenere for every rider and in fact, I may come to find that it is the Tenere for no rider but me. But nonetheless… I put it out there for sale in hopes she continues to provide the same offroad joy to her new owner that she gave me for over 6 years.

I cannot believe I am contemplating selling “Fancy” as she was dubbed by my riding buddies when she first arrived on the scene. But my riding has shifted to more dirt and woods riding on my Husky FE than DS riding. Plus this big ole beast takes up an outsized chunk of my limited moto storage. So I am going to liquidate her and downsize my DS ride…

So Fancy, in her current incarnation, might be the polar opposite to most every Tenere that pops up here for sale at ADVrider. While most riders have farkled the Tenere to maximize it for touring and light adventure riding, I flipped the script 180 degrees and turned my Tenere into a grossly oversize dirtbike. In fact… for two years running at the annual Romney Tenere gathering, the esteemed @snakebitten bequeathed to Fancy the title of “the rattiest Tenere ever!” I am pretty sure that he meant it as a compliment or at least I took it as such.



She is far, far from a garage queen. She may be beat up and dirty, but she is mechanically very sound. I don't worry about dirt and scratches but I take super good care of the working parts. I have detailed maintenance and repair records to substantiate her health.

HISTORY

This Tenere started life in 2011 as one of the PDP bikes with its first owner outside of Richmond VA. I bought her in 2012 with about 7k on the odo. She came with the two factory panniers and a tall CalSci windscreen and a Bags Connection tankbag. Other than that, she was bone stock.

Over the next 4 years, I stripped her of all unnecessary bulk and weight, shod her with about every type of knobby available for this bike, armored her up with Rumbux, lifted her 1”, and rode the crap out of her offroad all over NC and WV. For some reason… I was obsessed with taking a 1200cc 600+lb bike into places that people said I could not. She has NEVER EVER been to a Starbucks.



Then over June-July of 2016 my offroad love affair with this bike culminated with a 6100 mile TAT journey across the US. My trip report here are ADVrider is linked below. She performed flawlessly on this grand adventure.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/“fancy”-rides-the-tat-–-post-grad-school-decompression-trip.1146920/

In the 2 years since returning from this long trip, I have not put maybe 2000 miles on her. So I am looking to pass her on to someone that will ride her as often as she likes. My best guess is that somebody with a “sparkly” big ADV bike that wants to take it offroad but is scared to do so for fear of damaging their garage queen might just want this one to work on big bike offroad skills. Or maybe there is someone out there who wants a TAT-proven big dirt bike.

I am not sure exactly how to price this uniquely configured Tenere, but I have perused the ads here and at the Tenere forum to try to get some basis. So I will take $4000 obo cash in Roanoke, VA for the bike and all the extras. I am NOT interested at this time in parting her out.

I am happy to answer more questions and provide more details on request. You can PM me here at the forum or reach out to me directly via email – trikepilot is my address at gmail.

There a bunch of photos posted at - https://trikepilot.smugmug.com/Tenere-Sale/



FARKLES & UPGRADES

I have tried to go thru a mental list of what I have done to this bike. This list should give a clear picture of what the buyer will be getting. I welcome more questions, can dig out more photos, and can certainly show it in person to go over all of the details.

- I just took it into my local dealer for the recall on the TPS-ECU sub lead harness yesterday. All known recalls have been completed on this bike. While at the dealer, I had them fully flush the linked ABS brake system and check for correct operation as it has sat a lot more than it has been ridden over the last two years. A new inspection thru Jan 2020 was done as well

- Eastern Beaver PC3

- Custom aluminum dash with 2 fast charge 5v USB ports and voltmeter (currently inop)

- Two windscreens – CalSci tall and the OEM

- Fasstco Flex bars (Super Tenere bend) on top of Rox 2” pivoting risers. Doubletake mirrors in pix will not transfer – OEM mirrors will be put back on

- Garmin powered Rugged Mount for Montana & RAM x-grip phone holder

- Custom turn signal indicator lights on handlebars

- Front stay that holds headlight assembly and windscreen arms is cracked and broken. It has been “surgically” repaired twice in the field and works perfectly fine (see pics in gallery). Replacement part is included (Yamaha part # 23p-28356-01-00) that also has a few repairs but should work fine or at least get you through until you order another one.

- Full set of OEM luggage – 2 side panniers with mounts and a rear top box. All three hard cases have the OEM liner bags, tech spec grip tape, and two sets of footman loops on each lid. There is also a Bags-Connection "City" EVO tankbag with non-powered ring already mounted on fuel tank. NOTE: the OEM topcase was heavily modded to make it quick release on the Altrider rack and then again in the field on the TAT when the system failed. All parts provided to bring it back to truly factory settings.

- Currently shod with Motoz Tractionator ADV tires – the best big knobbies I have found for this big girl and I have tried them all!!

- One of a kind (or at least very rare according to the US importer) Heavy Duty full Rumbux protection – an integrated crash bar and skid plate system. Skid plate is made from heavier gauge aluminum and the walls of the steel tubing on the bars are thicker. This is some beefy stuff that really protected Fancy over the many many naps she has taken

- Complete written documentation of all maintenance and repair history

- WaspWorks 1” raising kit – dogbones and extensions welded onto both the kickstand and then centerstand. Original dogbones provided. All kinds of clearance now but she is a long legged lady!

- All OEM parts that I took off to strip bulk and weight down will come with her. I cannot find one of the rear footpeg brackets and I feel like I might have traded one to a buddy in Iowa for the aluminum dash. I will keep looking for it! If not, they should be easy to find on ebay or at the forum.

- Currently has all rear grab-bars, rear pegs, luggage mounts and other superfluous weight stripped off

- Stainless steel Touratech rugged toothed footpegs on the bike for better offroad grip. Right peg mount has been professionally welded back on.

- Altrider aluminum rear rack with first aid kit tucked underneath in waterproof container

- Yuasa YTZ12s battery on tender at all times. Battery cranks the starter but is on the tail end of its life (installed 05/2013 and at 8+k miles). Battery tenderleash mounted for easy charging access.

- Front wheel rim has a ding that will not seal on a tubeless tire. So front tire has a HD tube in it. Works perfectly fine

- TechSpec tank grip pads for your knees

- Odo currently reads 29981

- Several tubs filled with an assortment of take offs, spare parts, tools, oil filters, and other odds and ends will come with the bike.

- Bike stored with ethanol free fuel and stabil in the tank

- Front fork neoprene shock socks currently on and spare new pair to come with bike

- GoCruise Throttle lock – aka: poor man’s cruise control

- Jaxons billet aluminum oil plug

- Rear brake fluid reservoir relocated

- Yes… I owned a KLR in my past which explains the zipties holding on some of the plastics!!

- For the right buyer at the right price… I will also entertain the idea of tossing in the super rare Grok Harmonizer I have for this bike.




 

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Congrats to you and the new owner. May Fancy continue to please wherever she goes.
 

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One of the best sales adds ever ! :)
 

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DD - thanks for all you did to make my Tenere time so fulfilling

Jaxon - i owe you - as do all Tnere riders - a huge debt for working to hard to provide excellent parts, service, and free info here at the site. I am proud to pass fancy onto her new owner sporting some of your handiwork.

Patrick - this is not a divorce from you guys. I do hope to saddle up with yall again in the future. Maybe now that Romney is retired... I can convince yall to bring little bikes to WV!

Some may construe this as my displeasure with the Tenere. Nothing could be farther from the truth! If I had the storage I would keep her as the sale price was a pittance. My riding had just morphed into way more dirt/woods and she was not getting used. What little DS riding I was doing was such that a 1200cc 600+lb bike was just way overkill.

I am replacing the DS bike in my stable with something far smaller for the few rides. The irony is that my current woods bike will have twice the displacement of the DS coming into the fold...
 

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DD - thanks for all you did to make my Tenere time so fulfilling

Jaxon - i owe you - as do all Tnere riders - a huge debt for working to hard to provide excellent parts, service, and free info here at the site. I am proud to pass fancy onto her new owner sporting some of your handiwork.

Patrick - this is not a divorce from you guys. I do hope to saddle up with yall again in the future. Maybe now that Romney is retired... I can convince yall to bring little bikes to WV!

Some may construe this as my displeasure with the Tenere. Nothing could be farther from the truth! If I had the storage I would keep her as the sale price was a pittance. My riding had just morphed into way more dirt/woods and she was not getting used. What little DS riding I was doing was such that a 1200cc 600+lb bike was just way overkill.

I am replacing the DS bike in my stable with something far smaller for the few rides. The irony is that my current woods bike will have twice the displacement of the DS coming into the fold...


Work currently has me going to RIC VA, I will be there next week. I looked at the distance to Roanoke.......not taking my bike but maybe next time.
 

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DD - thanks for all you did to make my Tenere time so fulfilling
Funny, when you think of all the years and all the rides we've done together, I bet the total Tenere time would be less than 5 miles. All that good stuff was had away from the big bikes. So now with Fancy gone, nothing really changes. Hope to see you soon.
 

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Hard to believe and end of an era. You and Fancy proved how reliable and tough these bikes are.
I'm sure we will keep getting together but I'll never be able to keep up.
;)
Here was Fancy leading the pack and in her element.
 
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