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I have changed from the 660 tenere which I have owned from new for 4 years to a 1 year old, 2k miles 1090.

Honestly I am not sure i made the right decision, only time will tell. Main concern is the weight when i drop it. Checking the stats for both bikes though, there is not much in it dry weight.

On the test drive there is a whole pile more room to be had. At 6' 3" that makes for a more comfy ride.

Time to add a few more bits n bobs now and get it dirty.....
 

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What made you change? That 660 is nice.


As far as dropping the 1090, it's freaking heavy for sure. Here's what I do:
A) Lift weights
B) Hope like **** you have an almost empty fuel tank.

I've dropped mine twice and picked it up (loaded with camping gear) by myself once.
 

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What made you change? That 660 is nice.


As far as dropping the 1090, it's freaking heavy for sure. Here's what I do:
A) Lift weights
B) Hope like **** you have an almost empty fuel tank.

I've dropped mine twice and picked it up (loaded with camping gear) by myself once.
I guess i needed a little extra poke on the longer runs to southern Europe from the Island of Ireland.

As a solo traveller I need to judge risk on my ability and the consequences of a spill and the terrain. I do not think I will tackle single tracks alone but i can def have a go at forest trails. And ultimately the heart wants what the heart wants.....it is orange for me at the minute.
 

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I know what you mean about the extra poke.....I came from a KLR650. It's really nice to cruize at 70 and be able to feel my hands at the same time .....no handlebar buzz, always power available and that suspension is just perfect.

I ride solo a lot too, it is a concern and always in the back of my mind, I just don't let it slow me down and the 1090 keeps going.
I have a Garmin inReach that stays in my jacket if I'm solo.
 
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