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Offline atkinse

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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #140 on: June 02, 2010, 07:46:23 pm »
I know I helped with the planning. Still Japanese though.

What, Japanese airport?

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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #142 on: June 22, 2010, 02:49:15 pm »
I rode one for an hour. Like I said, I need no further persuasion.
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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #143 on: June 22, 2010, 04:17:12 pm »
a technical question, from a simpleton like me...  :-)   

I did not test ride one, as there were only 1 in the shop, but sat on it.  I am +- 6.3 (1.9m)   The 1200 Tenere were setup quote low.  Even the salesperson in shop said the 660 Tenere were higher than the ST.  Is it easy to lift the suspension, or not required.  I like the feeling of high motorbike e.g. GS1200 Adventurer, 990R, I do not like the feeling of sitting low (Harley)   Or maybe this motorbike were just setup for the English, probably shorter legs than the avg. South-African; or is that gereralisation???
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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #144 on: June 22, 2010, 04:33:12 pm »
The seat height is adjustable.

It was possibly in the lower position when you sat on it ?
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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #145 on: June 23, 2010, 09:49:24 am »
a technical question, from a simpleton like me...  :-)   

I did not test ride one, as there were only 1 in the shop, but sat on it.  I am +- 6.3 (1.9m)   The 1200 Tenere were setup quote low.  Even the salesperson in shop said the 660 Tenere were higher than the ST.  Is it easy to lift the suspension, or not required.  I like the feeling of high motorbike e.g. GS1200 Adventurer, 990R, I do not like the feeling of sitting low (Harley)   Or maybe this motorbike were just setup for the English, probably shorter legs than the avg. South-African; or is that gereralisation???

Agreed, I am 193 cm and know exactly what you mean. Possibly the one I sat on may have also been set up too low, but I have the same problem with the seat being way too low. Further problem that you may not have noticed is that, at least on the one I sat on I found that my legs did not quite get into the tank cutouts so if that is the normal setup I won't be able to ride on it, as I would have to sit with my legs wide like a cheap woman on a bar stool. I had the exact same problem with the KTM 990 SMT, the bigger tank forms an edge and my knees don't fit behind it. I know you can add some padding to raise the seat but I am not going to  pay a heap of money for I bike I have to modify before I can ride it. I fit on the BMW GS and GSA as well as the KTM 990 Adventure and Adventure R and none of them feel like a puking Harldly Ableson.

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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #146 on: June 23, 2010, 09:51:47 am »
You can have your legs resized to fit  ;) :imaposer:
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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #147 on: June 23, 2010, 01:21:39 pm »
You can have your legs resized to fit  ;) :imaposer:

That is a question for Gryshond   Can you resize her legs to fit on any motorbike?
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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #148 on: June 23, 2010, 01:42:57 pm »
You can have your legs resized to fit  ;) :imaposer:

That is a question for Gryshond   Can you resize her legs to fit on any motorbike?

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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #149 on: June 23, 2010, 02:20:33 pm »
Took one for a ride again just to make shure and Yes it really is Super  :biggrin:

A few on the road now aswell which is nice to see. Look forward to hearing reports when people have a good couple of K,s under there belts  :thumleft:
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Re: Is the Super Ténéré really Super?
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2010, 08:50:08 am »
Well written, as said before; wish the SA bike mags had the same articulation and depth. Well done.