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post #1 of 44 Old 07-27-2014, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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move from Tenere to Wee

Well..hello all....

I'm strongly considering moving from my Tenere to a Wee. I know many of you will have big opinions one way or the other... but I'm seeking some wise guidance.

A little history... I'm 48 yr olds, been riding since I was 5 or so. Grew up riding dirt and dual sport and owned many and current DS is a 2012 DR650. Didnt really get into street riding till about 6 years ago although ive ridden my brothers bikes alot. 1st street bike was a Versys. Loved the bike for highway twisties, but never took it off road. Kids got old enough to ride with me and really like it so decided to sell the Versys and got the Tenere for more comfort, safety and thinking of going longer distances. Was a stretch $$ wise but I pulled it off.

Well, now with some additional debts coming along and finding myself not riding the Tenere as much as I should, mainly riding my DR on DS rides, I'm looking at less expensive alternatives that I wont feel quite as guilty about it sitting idle and lessons some expenses like gas, insurance etc...

Since I enjoyed the Versys so much, I'm thinking the Wee may be just the ticket. I'm past the power hungry stage so not all that concerned with the loss in power. My thoughts are the Wee will be better for 2 up wth my kids and some light offroad duty but still be a nice twisty ride as well.

So what ya say? I know many may think Im crazy as I know some long for a S10, but I think for now, this may be the smart move for me...at least for another 5 or so years till my kids are out of the house.

So what advise can you give me? Think its a mistake? Will i regret the move? Would a dealer really screw me over if I tried to trade? Better Options to sell outright and get a nice used Wee, or find an inmate to trade with? Give me some thoughts. Im not at the point where the $$ is an emergency, but the diff in $ would be welcome right now.
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post #2 of 44 Old 07-27-2014, 05:29 PM
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You're not crazy. But in order to get the most cash, I'd sell the 10 and look for a good used Wee. They come around at a good price if you check often. The Tenere is a beast of a bike, but I like my wee better after test riding the Tenere. Can't say if you'll feel the same, but the wee is a decent all around bike.

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post #3 of 44 Old 07-27-2014, 05:42 PM
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Wanna swap?

Well, I kinda been hankering for a Super T. Maybe we could trade...

Buddy of mine bought one about the same time as I bought my Wee. He takes that sucker all over the country on asphalt, but it ain't no slouch in the woods either.

I really like the ergonomics on my Wee, plenty of power for me, I am not really a big off-road guy-but I like to take the forest service roads when I want to and there are plenty of them around here.

Good fuel economy and insurance is reasonable.

Not bad on tires.

Don't know about 2 up, never had a passenger.

Pretty good in the twisties with the right tires.

I did have to replace the stator at 15k, which really was a bummer, but other than that the Wee is pretty fine.

Oh yeah, did I ask if you wanna swap?
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Talk to DirtDad, he went the other way, although from a DL1000.

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Oh yea? Maybe ill need to pm Dirt Dad if he doesnt chime in here.... or has he moved on to the tenere forum?

Ref to trades...I dont want to violate any forum rules discussing that here as I know I cant post in the for sale section... guess someone could pm me me with questions on that maybe?
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post #6 of 44 Old 07-28-2014, 06:00 AM
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Oh yea? Maybe ill need to pm Dirt Dad if he doesnt chime in here.... or has he moved on to the tenere forum?

Ref to trades...I dont want to violate any forum rules discussing that here as I know I cant post in the for sale section... guess someone could pm me me with questions on that maybe?
Sent ya a PM last night, but it does not show up in my sent folder.

I think my pm sender is not working right.

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Sent ya a PM last night, but it does not show up in my sent folder.

I think my pm sender is not working right.
I noticed the same thing within the past few days. I don't send many PMs, and I think mine might have been that way all along.

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On road today... The pm did come thru. Got it this morning. I'll try to reply back to ya once I'm back home this evening. Don't like trying to do a big message from the phone .... Usually ends in frustration ...
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On road today... The pm did come thru. Got it this morning. I'll try to reply back to ya once I'm back home this evening. Don't like trying to do a big message from the phone .... Usually ends in frustration ...
No prob. Just makin' sure. Thanks!
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Sent ya a PM last night, but it does not show up in my sent folder.

I think my pm sender is not working right.
You have to check a box to save a copy.

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