What do we now think of the bike

So now you've got one how well does it stack up?

  • It surpasses my expectations

    Votes: 675 56.5%
  • It's exactley what I thought it would be

    Votes: 444 37.2%
  • It's not quite what I thought it would be

    Votes: 70 5.9%
  • It's nothing like I thought it would be

    Votes: 5 0.4%

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Sierra1

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What do you mean by the seat was made level?

You SHOULD be able to search "seat mod", and find the link; I tried it, but could not find it. It has to do with using shorter rubber bumpers at the back of the seat pan, on the bottom. I lowers the rear of the seat, which levels it out. I did it to mine, and there was a difference. Get Checkswrecks to point you in the right direction; I'm not very "search savy".
 

motocephalic

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I have owned this bike for 7 years since new and have had a great time riding 33k miles. The weakness for me is the weight is a bit too much, with a custom seat, makes the height at 34". This bike has good electronics, but I think the throttle control is a bit rough in low idle in sport mode. This bike is stock when it comes to being flashed. It offers plenty of power, smooth shifting, and reasonable gas mileage. I would say it's about what I expected.
 

Tenman

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I have owned this bike for 7 years since new and have had a great time riding 33k miles. The weakness for me is the weight is a bit too much, with a custom seat, makes the height at 34". This bike has good electronics, but I think the throttle control is a bit rough in low idle in sport mode. This bike is stock when it comes to being flashed. It offers plenty of power, smooth shifting, and reasonable gas mileage. I would say it's about what I expected.
Get it flashed. It makes a good bike better. You will wish you had done it a long time ago.
 
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Get it flashed. It makes a good bike better. You will wish you had done it a long time ago.
You say flashed - is there a specific ECU flash that is being used? Adding a power commander? Just picked up my bike. Awesome, but I did notice the twitchy throttle in sport mode. Not like I would use it when cruising around the parking lot though ;-)
 

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You say flashed - is there a specific ECU flash that is being used? Adding a power commander? Just picked up my bike. Awesome, but I did notice the twitchy throttle in sport mode. Not like I would use it when cruising around the parking lot though ;-)
Contact Anthony (https://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?members/avc8130.1579/). Private person who does a flash for a great price. And a reputation that is nothing short of great. He has several different flashes, and will talk to you on what would work best for what you want.
 

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I've had my 2015 S10 for two years. I am 6'4" with 36" inseam and bought it mainly for the ergonomics and legroom. Rides mostly on pavement and it's a great bike for my needs. Excellent tourer.
I have two concerns about it though.
1) Stock seat is too soft and becomes uncomfortable after an hour or so. Only aftermarket seat available in Sweden is Touratech which is expensive. Ordering from US adds freight and another 30 % in customs an VAT.
2) The bike is a little on the heavy side. Good when touring but tricky in low speed and not that funny on the twisty roads.
Considering a Tracer 900 GT to solve nr. 2. But that will create other problems for me...
Tough decision ;)
 

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….Good when touring but tricky in low speed and not that funny on the twisty roads....

Might want to check your suspension settings; or tires and pressure. I have been amazed at how well the Tenere ANNIHILATES curves. And being able to use just the back brake in slow maneuvers, and the upright seating position, makes it better than most. I love the FJR, but THAT is a heavy steering bike at low speeds. Of course this all just my opinion.
 

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Have you tried a Bead Rider for the seat? Throw a sheepskin over it during winter and yer set! The AirHawk is another low-cost comfort for your backside.

Handling is too subjective to diagnose but I have found the Tenere to be very easy to toss around tight, twisty pavement. This bike is easier to steer under throttle so get braking done with, tip in and throttle out. And use the wide bars for leverage in rapid right-lefts. Suspension and tires could be suboptimal... check those out and adjust if necessary. The FJ might feel a little cramped after being on the 1200 but it’s lighter and has that triple!
 
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Bonjour!

I have now ridden 200,000km (160,000 miles) on Super Ténéré after riding 27 years on BMW GSs (1985-2012)!

I did like all of my previous bikes through the years, still very satisfy with my ST and very impress with its reliability, low maintenance cost and versatility including riding 2up.

I am usually more concerns with my destinations than what I am riding but I have no plan to switch adventure bike at this time.

All the best!!

Cheers!


Africa 1988....


Trans-Taiga!!!


Caniapiscau 2010.....


On the way to Labrador, Goose Bay and Newfoundland..



lot`s of solo long off-road rides thru the years ........



Dragon`s Tail......


Valley of the gods.....

Cheers!
 
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BKC

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I had to undo the seat mod in the video above because the rear clip of the seat kept coming undone when I sat up towards the tank.
 

Clawdog60

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Bonjour!

I have now ridden 200,000km (160,000 miles) on Super Ténéré after riding 27 years on BMW GSs (1985-2012)!

I did like all of my previous bikes through the years, still very satisfy with my ST and very impress with its reliability, low maintenance cost and versatility including riding 2up.

I am usually more concerns with my destinations than what I am riding but I have no plan to switch adventure bike at this time.

All the best!!

Cheers!


Africa 1988....


Trans-Taiga!!!


Caniapiscau 2010.....


On the way to Labrador, Goose Bay and Newfoundland..



lot`s of solo long off-road rides thru the years ........



Dragon`s Tail......


Valley of the gods.....

Cheers!
Question....when you camp and can’t find a camp ground what is your 2nd and third campsite choice?
 
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Question....when you camp and can’t find a camp ground what is your 2nd and third campsite choice?
Good day

Sorry ....wrong topic....but to answer your question quickly... in northern Quebec as per some other amazing places....you don`t need a camp ground...wide open space......you can camp pretty much everywhere.......always bring a small survival kit !!!!
 
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Loving my Tenere more and more with every new mile. Added the Helibar risers and performed the seat mod this weekend and it is now better than ever. For the seat mod , I simply cut down the existing rear rubber bumpers with my bandsaw and reinstalled. Took all of 15 minutes.
 

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Over a year ago, bought a used 2014 with about 13.5K miles on it... have put on an additional 7 K miles in the last year.... this bike is just PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!! Does everything I want without a fuss.....easy lazy power, endless mile munching capability, awesome ergonomics... I'm gonna keep this one around for a LONG TIME! I came off a FJ-09 which was also a good bike, bit not as well built as this one...
 
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