Archive for July, 2011

Picked up my Hepco & Becker parts today

I ordered a couple of things from Capital Cycles, and rode over to collect them this morning. My bike is here next Tuesday! It was time to make a decision on this stuff. After much research, I decided on Hepco & Becker skidplate and crash bars.  I’ll have a full write-up and fitting pictures next […]

The Ted Simon Foundation launched

Ted Simon has been one of my inspirations since reading his book, Jupiter’s Travels, in 1982. Now, soon after his 80th birthday, he’s still inspiring people with the launch of the Ted Simon Foundation. The Foundation is non-profit organization promoting world understanding through personal adventure travel. From the website: “The Foundation was created by a […]

Hidden easter-egg on the Yamaha USA site

This is something I’d never seen before. As far as I can tell it’s not linked from the main Super Tenere page – but the URL was included in the dealer notice that went out today. Nice work, wonder why they hid it?

Nick Sanders completes 50,000 mile ride on his Super Tenere

Nick just completed his monumental ride, three times the length of the Americas in less than four months. This includes a record time for Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia and back again. He finished a tad under 50 days for the 30,000 mile trip, riding 20-hour days while battling border bureaucracy, crazy traffic, rough roads and […]

Super Tenere delivery notice

The Super Ténéré is here!

Well not quite – they are not in our grubby little hands yet, but there are reports of them sitting in warehouses on the west coast and Chicago, awaiting shipment to dealers. They should ship any day now, and we’ll have them next week. Will update as news comes through… UPDATE – it’s official!

Jesse bags for the Super Tenere

Jesse bags for the Super Tenere

I’m at the BMWMOA National Rally in Bloomsburg, PA. I was talking to Rick from xplorermoto.com, who told me he’d sold 100 sets of Jesse luggage for the S10. Great! But what’s really interesting is what that might indicate for total Super Tenere sales. Popular guestimates for the US is around 1000 units. This would […]

More Hepco & Becker stuff coming

I had a note from Adventure Motostuff today – they have some more H&B stock coming next week. Parts are on the site now. 420-4531-09 Hepco & Becker Easy Up Lever Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-10 Hepco & Becker Secure Oil Cap Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-11 Hepco & Becker Handle Bar Riser Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-12 Hepco & Becker […]

Motion Pro Bead Popper

Two things I hope I never see again

I got a couple of cool gadgets today. I’m going to stash them in the “just in case” container in my pannier, and hope I never have to see them again. Bead Popper The first is the Motion Pro Bead Popper – I don’t know about you, but I usually change tires at home, using […]

yamaha 50th anniversary

Nothing to do with the Super Ténéré

But at least it’s Yamaha, and bloody funny!

The Tenere has landed! (in Canada, at least)

First report from a Canadian Super Tenere owner – Yukondood got the call early today, I ride and play with the owner, sales manager and head mechaninc and was lucky enough to PDI my bike.  No one else hands touch it!! Quick and easy set up, did the paper work insurance, registration and was out […]

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