Category: Reviews

Bags Connection GS tank bag

Bags-Connection “GS” Quick-Lock Tankbag

Let me say this up front – I love tank bags. Always have. Yes, they are annoying when they won’t stay in place, when they scratch up the tank, when you have to mess around with straps every time you get gas. And REALLY annoying when they hit the horn when you turn hard left, […]

Rear Shinko 705

My Shinko Experience

I’ve enjoyed the Shinko 705’s on the rear of my 1000 V-Strom for some time, so it made sense to give them a go on the new Super Tenere. I had them fitted at the dealer before I took delivery. I wasn’t expecting good life out them them – I never got more than 4000 […]

Ear buds to match the bike!

I took a trip to New York City last week for a photography seminar at Adorama Camera. The talk by well-known photojournalist David Honl was inspiring, and I came away with some gear recommendations as well. Of course I couldn’t afford any of them! Well, one – this Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap makes the camera […]

SW-Motech Skidplate Fitment

SW-Motech Skidplate Fitment

Post with thanks from Twisties – originally posted on the yamahasupertenere.com forum. SW-Motech skidplate supplied by Twisted Throttle, exclusive distributors of SW-Motech in the USA.   The SW-Motech skid plate arrived today, so it’s off with the old, and on with the new. Tools and Supplies: 10 mm box end wrench 10 mm socket 12 […]

Protecting your fork seals

Protecting your fork seals

If you’d been following Nick Sanders on his Pan-Am record ride (ask him about it here) you may have heard that one of the few problems he had with his Super Tenere was leaky fork seals. Luckily he was due for a service in Salt Lake City so seals were replaced there and didn’t cost […]

Broken Super Tenere footpeg

SW-Motech footpegs review

When I saw the first pictures and detail on the new Super Tenere, one of the things that impressed me was the footpeg design. It has serrations around the outside edge, with a slightly higher rubber insert in the middle. The theory is that the rubber piece is comfortable on the road (and easy on […]

Fitting a Stebel air horn

I have a Stebel Nautilus air horn and Eastern Beaver horn relay. The Stebel is quite large, and after spending some time going over the bike looking for a good mounting location, I had to conclude there isn’t one. However the Stebel, being an air horn, is made up of two parts – the compressor […]

Touratech Skid Plate Now Available

Touratech are a little late to the party with this one, but better late than never. Their offering has a few features the others don’t, and the price seems quite reasonable (for Touratech). SW-Motech remains the cheapest of the crop at $229, but it seems to be the mounting system and coverage it lacking a […]

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 […]

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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