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Title: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 06, 2018, 14:57:32
Today I handed over my hard earned for a 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere. Seems a nice bike and it has the panniers and other bits with it. It also has a rather fruity exhaust fitted with a power commander. I know very little about these devices (or anything really!) so now I need to read up. I collect it next weekend, so now I need to get the man cave tidied out ready for its arrival. Roll on the sunny weather... :auto-dirtbike:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: MartinW on January 06, 2018, 15:15:29
Enjoy Traitorhood. A bike a bit nearer to your size.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Rusty Nuts on January 06, 2018, 15:53:14
Well done. A bit more legroom than the XV.
Enjoy. ( as if you need to be told )
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: wurzel on January 06, 2018, 16:12:02
I like them, sure you will enjoy it....traitor! :grin:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: kwackboy on January 06, 2018, 16:39:54
 :welcome2: to  :traitor: .
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Ridaz on January 06, 2018, 17:07:06
Excellent news :) I think its going to be a good year for ride's out this year  :thumb:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: TLPower on January 06, 2018, 17:21:06
Congratulations young man. :lala:
Warmest greetings from  :traitor:

(Does it come with an empty tool tube in which you can carry a spare spoke but no tools with which to change it?)
xxx
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: kissofdeath on January 06, 2018, 17:40:47
enjoy it Paul, always liked the look of them but never had the chance to try one though  :thumb:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Rusty Nuts on January 06, 2018, 18:00:34


Does it come with an empty tool tube




No, it'll have a chain breaker and a bottle of Scottoil in it.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Stonec0ld on January 06, 2018, 18:29:02
Look forward to seeing it on a ride out. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Hugo Magnus on January 06, 2018, 18:34:22
Now I don't feel quite so bad. I blame The Rat, he's a bad influence on us. http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/Smileys/default/traitor.gif
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 06, 2018, 18:43:35
Thanks all! Yes Ridaz, 2018 should have some epic rideouts. Me and the other half are looking forward to it.  No room for a tool tube, but I'm keeping the scottoil handy in case any of you lads need some! Anyone got a spoke key handy...?
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 06, 2018, 18:50:45
A bit more legroom than the XV.
Plenty of legroom, even for me! The previous owner fitted Airhawk inflatable seat pads under the original seat covers for rider and pillion. It makes the seats look a bit weird but they seem to work well and makes them hard to steal. The inflator bulbs hang down the sides of the bike.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Tusker on January 06, 2018, 19:05:31
they are a big unit , that's a fact
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Ridaz on January 06, 2018, 19:21:54
a spoke key~? I thought you just went back to the dealer and got them replaced under warranty.... or is that just Africa Twins
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: SuzukiSte on January 06, 2018, 21:00:44
@Tallpaul  :welcome2: :traitor:  :thumb:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 06, 2018, 21:14:02
they are a big unit , that's a fact

As am I...!   :shy:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: UK_Vstrom650 on January 06, 2018, 21:18:00
 :thumb: :thumb: and enjoy  :auto-dirtbike: :auto-dirtbike:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: 2112 on January 07, 2018, 11:07:31
Enjoy the new toy  :thumb: The optional wind deflectors work well and you can get mirror extenders which screw into the original mirror stems which work very well and are heartily recommended. You WILL need a taller screen however as the stocker isn't very good for the longer individual (same as just about any adventure bike to be fair). Good solid, comfortable bikes and you can drain the tank before you need to get off. My longest ever day on a bike was on my former S10 (670 miles) and I was surprisingly fresh at the end of it. For even more legroom SW Motech pegs make a surprising difference too.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: 2112 on January 07, 2018, 11:09:57
Link to the mirror extenders  :thumb:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-MT09-TRACER-Mirror-Extenders-x-2-UK-Manufactured/132443877361?hash=item1ed6452ff1:g:3toAAOSwwbdWGsLK
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: King Orry on January 07, 2018, 11:47:21
I like those, looking forward to a review. 
Though having done bugger-all miles on my Glee, I certainly donít warrant a change.
What colour is it.? I like the shiny blue ones  :thumb:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Tusker on January 07, 2018, 17:00:50
was just wondering,,  how many traitors are there,,  although traitors seems a wrong name because we have stayed loyal to the site if not the bike.. Can you say FR ???? out of lets say "regular posters" what percentage are no longer on Stroms.. I'm not trying to cause mischief !!  I just think Adventure bike riders should have taken off.. or maybe put this site under that web address !!!!
 
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Fat Rat on January 07, 2018, 17:03:36
I can only look at the posts in that section, there is no other scientific way.

I am likely to close adventurebikers.net this year because of lack of interest.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 17:29:59
Thanks for the tip, 2112! I've ordered a set of the extenders. The screen fitted is the stock item but is fitted with what I presume to be a madstad bracket. It also has the optional deflectors fitted but from what I  have read they seem to be a bit of a marmite item. I'll give them a go and see how I get along with them. I'll see if MRA have a tall screen listed. The SW Motech pegs will be given due consideration too but I  found the bike quite roomy to start with. I'll know more after a few decent rides on it. :thumb:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Ridaz on January 07, 2018, 17:32:24
I'm a member of Adventurebikers.net but to be honest, I pop in rarely as I have no need.

This place more than satisfies my forum needs. I do browse the Africa Twin forums but.... this place is home :)

This fact is proven by the help and positive comments tallpaul is getting here even though like me, he sold on on his Vstrom.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 17:46:24
What colour is it.? I like the shiny blue ones  :thumb:
I like the blue ones best too, but this one is matte grey.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 17:49:36
Here's an attempt at posting a piccy of the bike at the dealers...
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: kwackboy on January 07, 2018, 18:00:39
Nice bike  :thumb: before I sold my vee I was looking at the xt1200 tenere because they have a good reputation and can swallow up miles with ease but they were a little out of my price range . 
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: wurzel on January 07, 2018, 19:01:30
  That's a lovely bike Paul, I nearly had one, but was concerned with the weight and height combination, and I love v twins, but I'm still very keen on these, and if I was looking at anything but road work, would be testing one.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Fat Rat on January 07, 2018, 19:07:08
I found the engine a bit bland, especially in touring mode. I did consider getting the ECU remapped.

The only other niggle was it gave me shoulder/neck pain, I fitted Barbacks and they fixed that.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 19:19:19
I've heard others call it bland too. This felt great to me but I've been riding a 650 for the most part and it was certainly better than my brother's vee. As I commented before though, this thing has an arrow exhaust system which others on the s10 forum claim frees the breathing up plus I have no clue what electrickery the power commander is up to!  I haven't ridden the standard s10, so have nothing to compare it with.

Which bar backs did you use? I can only seem to find risers for this one...
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Fat Rat on January 07, 2018, 19:22:24
Let me look them up, they were about £7000 from The Adventure Bike Shop (I flogged them to Josh).
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 19:23:02
Only seven grand? Bargain...!
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Fat Rat on January 07, 2018, 19:30:09
They were Rox Blox  :fix:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Fat Rat on January 07, 2018, 19:37:08
These, they don't look much but they transformed the ride for me.

(http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb348/Drcroix/Super%20Tenere/09c0e471.jpg?hotlinkfix=1515353786092)
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Tusker on January 07, 2018, 20:16:12
its a credit to you FR and your site that members stay even when they change bikes.. I have been on triumph sites and TOM site,,   not a patch on here and nowhere near as busy
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Fat Rat on January 07, 2018, 20:22:47
Tusker,

Between you and me, most of them are too daft to find other sites  :)
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: TLPower on January 07, 2018, 20:28:35
It's true. :)
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: MartinW on January 07, 2018, 20:30:27
Does the Cagiva Navigator Form use more data than the V-Strom forum and spend more time offline  :shrug:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: TLPower on January 07, 2018, 20:35:13
It's here Martin.

                                                         u
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: SuzukiSte on January 07, 2018, 20:46:45
Just like everybody says a top a forum, great banter, and great company, honest not creeping lol and looking on here we all seem to go round the block and then end up back with a Strom. :thumb:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 20:55:05
They were Rox Blox  :fix:
Cheers Fat Rat!
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 07, 2018, 21:27:45
most of them are too daft to find other sites  :)
Nobody else will have us...
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: user650 on January 07, 2018, 22:52:00
Looks a lovely bike Paul, ride out on the 20th Jan so we can all see it  :thumb:

@MartinW  lol lol lol lol lol
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: King Orry on January 08, 2018, 00:52:02
There are other forums..??  :shock:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: kissofdeath on January 12, 2018, 16:42:44
bike looks great Paul, looking forward to seeing it in the fleash
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 12, 2018, 22:28:11
Cheers KOD, hopefully we will get the chance to catch up and compare bikes. The Crosstourers were high on my list of possible strom replacements. Had a cruise control been fitted to the Honda it would most likely been one of those that I would be collecting in the morning instead of the S10! I won't be using it for the next couple or so months though. I prefer to wait until the roads are free of salt. I have a few jobs to do on it to get it right for me. I need a switched fuse holder fitting to power some DRLs, the new Sat Nav needs fitting plus the nagging voice in my head that says the exhaust is perhaps a bit too fruity and will become annoying on longer journeys. As a result it is being swapped for a stock unit which I will flog along with the pcfc.

Just one more sleep...assuming I do sleep! One is just a tad excited!
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: TLPower on January 13, 2018, 05:54:50
I take it you are outside the motorbike shop already.

They'll be there in a minute.

Carry on telling yourself  that for the next 3 hours...

Enjoy your new 'bike mate, leave the exhaust as it is and let others appreciate the 270 degree loveliness. :thumb:

xxx
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: kissofdeath on January 14, 2018, 17:03:52
take it to BigPie, he loves trying to find where to fit a fused accessory box  :fix: lol

he just loved doing mine for me  :eusa-doh:
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: bigpie on January 14, 2018, 18:25:48
I've erased my memory of where we took it from on your bike
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 14, 2018, 20:42:36
All the electrics on this thing are under a cover on the right-hand side of the fuel tank. It looks a bit tight under there... I've already started making my own fused accessory thingy but won't be fitting it for a week or two. I spent most of this afternoon making an aluminium adaptor plate to let me mount the Givi top box plate onto the Yamaha top box mount.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: Rusty Nuts on January 14, 2018, 22:42:02
Just make sure there's none of that shabby, sprawling spaghetti wiring you're renowned for when you fit your fuse block.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: 2112 on January 15, 2018, 04:46:27
All the electrics on this thing are under a cover on the right-hand side of the fuel tank. It looks a bit tight under there... I've already started making my own fused accessory thingy but won't be fitting it for a week or two.

If I remember correctly I had to evict the tool kit and stow it under the seat to make room for additional electrics, very tight under the cover as you say.
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: TLPower on January 15, 2018, 05:37:28
I quite agree Rusty, Tall's ill fated attempts at accessory wiring has been rather slipshod in the past. lol
Title: Re: Now officially a traitorous traitor...
Post by: tallpaul on January 15, 2018, 09:00:49
 :shock: I really must protest...