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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011, 08:48:33 pm »
And they are all Yamahas!! I have had 66 bikes, the Yammies have been the most reliable  ;D
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 08:59:27 pm »
Even though I can still pick up my GS before most people can get their cameras out, the Tenere makes it just so much easier  :imaposer:

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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 09:02:13 pm »
This is what scares me........ Easy stuff like in the video below is a mission on a big bike. Another thing is all the weight in the panniers... My last trip up Sani, I took some guys with a 990, a 1200GS, a 1150 GS, AND A 650 Dakar. A long, not very difficult trip. All of us just  average riders. Only the Dakar and the Tenere made it without a fall. The other bikes were just too big for this sort of ride.

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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2011, 09:29:10 pm »
The chap will have to decide for himself. Both are great! Silly question, just strange that orange is not in the choice?

(actually glad it ain't as it will make this thread 10 times longer!)
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2011, 09:31:05 pm »
Point taken. I ride a BM, I also own Yamaha's and love em !

This is exactly why i keep telling my wife - You cant just have 1 bike !!!
:laughing4: :thumleft: That is such a GOOD POINT.  :thumleft: I think I need to start telling my wife the same thing.  :imaposer:
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2011, 09:34:41 pm »
Plaashaas, you are correct. I never expected the used 800's to be around that mark , incorrectly assumed they sold for the high 90's and above. Definitly on the 'to Ride ' list for him.
As for Off Road Adventures i must disagree. So far as a GS in sand etc it may be a little more difficult but absolutely possible with a reasonable level of riding ability. Personally , wherever i cant take a GS id probably not want to and would rather take the plastic. Maybe the 660 is just lighter to pick up ?
So far as reliability i cant argue with facts but consider this. If you took total number of GS's on the road and added the km's they have done and then the same with the 660 the numbers may not look too bad ?

Ja lekke  have seen them for as low as early 70s the 1200 is a bit of an old man's bike (I'll buy one day when the pistons are upright)  

In short:
- Tenere = pretty and goes well on  technical a bit pricey for a single
- 1200 gs will go for ever (humble opinion) and a day
- 800GS (im biased) farking love it
- gx 650 = he will have to stand all the way


get him to ride on sand, highway, passes (if possible)

Im sure he will choose right

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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2011, 09:35:33 pm »
I don't tell her about a new bike. She doesn't ask me if she can go shopping!! I just put the new bike amongst all the others!! Two of my mates used to keep their bikes in my 5x10m bike shed, their wives did not know they had bikes!! And my woman did not notice those either!!
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2011, 09:45:09 pm »
And, if you are an INSTRUCTOR, on a BM, you ride like THIS!!
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2011, 09:51:14 pm »
Look at this mad bastard on a BM!!!
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2011, 10:14:35 pm »
Look at this mad bastard on a BM!!!
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2011, 10:14:54 am »
So, boet? What have you decided to buy your boy??  :ricky:
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2011, 12:44:29 pm »
There are so many choice to make in that price category!!! Have you considered, dare i say it, the DARK side?
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2011, 12:55:43 pm »
Have you considered, dare i say it, the DARK side?

ETS.........he explicitly mentioned that he wants a reliable bike  :pot:
 

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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2011, 12:58:21 pm »
Have you considered, dare i say it, the DARK side?

ETS.........he explicitly mentioned that he wants a reliable bike  :pot:

Damn!!!! I did'nt think you would notice that :imaposer: :imaposer: :patch:
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Re: New 660 Tenere or Older 1200GS ????
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2011, 01:27:15 pm »
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