Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Texas Hill Country (1hr NW of San Antonio)
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Hey Roy, you were a true "early" adopter on the Tenere! I test rode one and loved it back in 2011, I think (dealer demo rides.) But I hated the spoked wheels so I put off getting one for a long time. My buddy got a 2012 and he raved about it and after three years of his spokes staying straight and true, I decided to take the chance. Sold a DL1000 and a CBR954 to get a 'leftover' 2013 model (white/red) and I really like it. I cut the windscreen way down and cut a 'naca duct' in it to cut the windblast & turbulence. Then I had the ECU flashed and that really 'woke' it up in SPORT mode, making it a lot more fun to ride. I have about 17,500 mi on it but have ridden it very little in the past year and a half.
I was hoping the GSX-S1000 would help me find the 'joy' in riding again and I have to admit, it did. Having a 'sportbike' again (without the origami riding position) was a blast. But I still haven't been riding near as much as I used to. I've been at this since 1987 and I wonder sometimes if I'm just "done" with bikes. I don't know. Doesn't matter at the moment as finances are driving my decisions for me. I'll hold onto the Tenere until Spring (if I can). If I'm still not back into riding, I guess it'll go, too. I have had the Tenere on some off-road adventures in Colorado and west Texas. What I've learned is...I'm not much of a 'dirt-bike' guy, ha!
Putting this thread back on track - SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUY THIS BEAUTIFUL 2016 Naked Gixxus! (1,256 miles...practically new.)