Tenere seat compatibility

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Oh, now I get it. Get a lowering link kit, which drops the bike before I drop the bike....ha hah hah....I like your sense of humour....SHUMBA
 

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Hmmmmm, maybe look into that, but my concern is: would this change the dynamics or handling characteristics of the bike??...SHUMBA
Yes it will.
But I don't think it will be a problem. Maybe you won't even notice it..
But, as other pointet out, the ground clarence will of course also drop...
And the "lowering link" I am refering to (don't know is you guys have this store over there), will lower the bike about 34mm (it says on homepage)
 

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Yes it will.
But I don't think it will be a problem. Maybe you won't even notice it..
But, as other pointet out, the ground clarence will of course also drop...
And the "lowering link" I am refering to (don't know is you guys have this store over there), will lower the bike about 34mm (it says on homepage)
We have lowering and raising links here too. Most of the lowering links are 25mm drop. Raising the fork tubes 13mm in the triple tree will counter the handling change and return the bike to neutral feel. Not 12mm, not 14mm, 13mm.

Lowering the rear tends to slow steering down. Making the change to the front returns it to stock feel.

Some prefer to raise the rear to quicken steering as well, but that's not a short leg thing. ;)
 

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I rode my 2016 Africa Twin for 30,000 KM over two riding seasons in Canada. Great bike, flawless, never any issues, just change tires (OEM's) at approx 15,000 KM. I oiled the chain on a very regular basis, change oil and filters, set valves at 25,000 along with an new air filter.....rear brake pads..............and nothing else!!! I highly recommend the Africa Twin. If I were a rich man, I would have kept it, but here in Ontario Canada we get hosed by both the government and the insurance companies as I would have to pay licence and insurance for both bikes. Anyone out there figured out how to ride two bikes at one time?? The insurance company thinks you can. Looking forward to riding my new Super Ten in March or April or whenever the weather breaks. Judging from what I have read so far it all sounds good to me. I think I have a lead on a lower seat which, hopefully will fit onto my 2018 Super Ten without any issues.... SHUMBA
Maybe multiple choice?

1. AT was too tall
2. Tired of chain maintenance
3. Ergos / fit/ personal comfort of ST better than AT
4. New bike itch > enjoyment of AT
5. All of the above.
 

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Maybe multiple choice?

1. AT was too tall
2. Tired of chain maintenance
3. Ergos / fit/ personal comfort of ST better than AT
4. New bike itch > enjoyment of AT
5. All of the above.
I'd honestly say it is a toss between #2 and #4.
I would have purchased another Honda in a heartbeat as I miss my Africa twin and my CB650F. I had a look at the Honda bikes available for 2018-2019 and sadly found nothing to my liking.
Don't want a wing, don't want a CB1000R and I've just parted with my AT. There's nothing else as the VFR1200X has been discontinued
So S-Ten it is.
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You can get these bigfoot lowering links. You can lower between 10mm to 50mm depending on the hole position you select. They also do a version to raise the bike to a similar degree. I bought a set thinking I would get a manual suspension version ST and raise it. In the end I bought a ZE and the links I've bought won't fit it. Oh well, you live and learn...!
 

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I feel that the Tenere is a little too tall for me as I cannot comfortably flat foot with the seat set to the lower position.....SHUMBA

SHUMBA, what is your inseam? Mine is 31"/78.74cm. I also have my preload set to 2 helmets, due to weighing 300lbs/136kg. I don't sit completely flat foot; one flat, the other on the ball of the foot, or both on the balls of my feet with some flex. I don't think I've ever been FLAT foot on any litre bike. I'm guessing that I became used to it, because I don't feel "wobbly" at all; I'm completely stable. Just a thought, because you have to feel comfortable to enjoy the bike.
 

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Ha, we're about the same height as my inseam is approximately 31 inches.
I'm considering a lower seat, changing links or fiddle with the suspension adjustments. My bike is an ES model.
Thanks for your assistance
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Slid my forks up 3/8”, works for me.
SHUMBA, what is your inseam? Mine is 31"/78.74cm. I also have my preload set to 2 helmets, due to weighing 300lbs/136kg. I don't sit completely flat foot; one flat, the other on the ball of the foot, or both on the balls of my feet with some flex. I don't think I've ever been FLAT foot on any litre bike. I'm guessing that I became used to it, because I don't feel "wobbly" at all; I'm completely stable. Just a thought, because you have to feel comfortable to enjoy the bike.
Hmmm, I'll look into that.
Thanks for your reply
SHUMBA
 

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I'm only 5 foot 8 1/4. About 180 lbs, so I'm not a big Guy.
I found the Africa Twin commanded respect during slow maneuvers even with a lower seat installed on it.
The Twin has a high centre of gravity along with 9 1/2 inches of
ground clearance.
So I told the Tenere although a heavier machine by approx 60 lbs, the c of g is lower along with a lesser ground clearance. I won't be doing any off roading other than occasional gravel roads.
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[QUOTE="SHUMBA, post: 355352, member: 16534....I won't be doing any off roading other than occasional gravel roads.[/QUOTE]


Some of the best riders I've known have not been large. Large is not an advantage on motorcycles....until you have to pick one up. I got her because of the versatility; expected just a bigger version of the KLR. She's quicker, faster, stronger, than she needs to be. People bitch about the 600lb. I'm sure I will too if I ever have to pick her up, but when she's moving....she doesn't feel anywhere near 600lbs. And she'll keep up with sport bikes....in the corners.
 

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I had four drops from stationary positions with my Africa Twin in two years and 30,000 KM of riding and a lot of this was city and parking lot maneuvering exercises.
I install crashbars on all of my bikes and crash bars are worth their weight in gold!!!
I hope I never have to pick up the Tenere. I always had help picking up the Africa twin.
SHUMBA
 
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