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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By RonKZ650
Geico is the stupidest company ever to be in...

Geico is the stupidest company ever to be in insurance, they most likely have some kind of policy limitations based on whether a guy wears black socks vs white. I guess stupid is not the correct...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
State Farm has been good to me over the years,...

State Farm has been good to me over the years, $250 or so a year for the GL1800, as well as the Tenere for full coverage. My Dad had Allstate on the house, and once he tried to file a claim for hail...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27,837
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Posted By RonKZ650
Not only that, but you do it and know it was done...

Not only that, but you do it and know it was done correctly. Changing oil is not a particularly difficult task, but the dealer will still mess up something by all odds even on this simple job. I'm...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,883
Posted By RonKZ650
A guy a block away from me bought a new KLR650. I...

A guy a block away from me bought a new KLR650. I was always contemplating buying one, but over the years never did. He's a good guy and a newbe to motorcycles, and was raving about the KLR as it sat...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
Thanks for the approved fuel container...

Thanks for the approved fuel container discussion. I've had approved containers leak while transporting by foot 1/4 mile home while upright. I would not be opposed to trying a non approved...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-04-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 119,905
Posted By RonKZ650
Two up distance riding? Think KTM is not the most...

Two up distance riding? Think KTM is not the most logical choice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,452
Posted By RonKZ650
I've been riding since 1969, all carb equipped up...

I've been riding since 1969, all carb equipped up until 2008 when I got my first fuel injected motorcycle. Carbs were, are, and will always be a frickin pain and constant work to keep operating...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,452
Posted By RonKZ650
The same argument when they got rid of points...

The same argument when they got rid of points ignition back in the late 70s. "I got stranded because the CDI pickup died, and if I had my old points ignition that can always be fixed on the side of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
Same idea here. I have a square piece of wood...

Same idea here. I have a square piece of wood with wire attached to it. If needed simply remove it from my jacket pocket, toss if down and push it under the stand with my boot. Time to leave, grab...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I just went out and measured mine, 2012 with...

I just went out and measured mine, 2012 with 18,000 miles and also got 50mm of play. Measured the GL1800 and got less than 20mm at 51,000 miles. I guess don't worry about it, seems normal. No one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
You'll love it, and that red is very nice. I'm...

You'll love it, and that red is very nice. I'm sure most everyone knows, but just in case, you can go to the Yamaha website and look at any motorcycle, and hit the search dealer inventory button,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 73,760
Posted By RonKZ650
I have a 2012 and have no problem with buffeting...

I have a 2012 and have no problem with buffeting using the stock shield and it's not so damn ugly as some of them people add. My gosh, I see pictures, and don't care if the Tenere turns into a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
Here in Colorado they go by the new value of the...

Here in Colorado they go by the new value of the vehical as to the registration price. A new Super Tenere is upwards of $600 and that is not sales tax which is on top of that, but then drops every...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,570
Posted By RonKZ650
Why would anyone want louder with no power gain?...

Why would anyone want louder with no power gain? I suppose I'm spoiled on the goldwing, if you can call it that, it's quiet. The Super Tenere is all right with me, louder don't impress me in the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,015
Posted By RonKZ650
All motorcycles have their high points and low...

All motorcycles have their high points and low points, money spend vs excitement, money spend for basic transportation ect. I'd say in my opinion, both are relatively equal, excitement factor high,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
The automatic pretty much leaves zero slack. It...

The automatic pretty much leaves zero slack. It has to, because it's under spring pressure constantly pressing on the chain. To leave 1/2" of slack as suggested in their starting point would be a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,570
Posted By RonKZ650
I put in premium for about the first 12,000...

I put in premium for about the first 12,000 miles, then decided to go to mid grade. I haven't felt any difference. I'm pretty sure it would run fine on regular. I ride real easy, figure the premium...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,781
Posted By RonKZ650
I'm not sure Red Dust is still here or not, but...

I'm not sure Red Dust is still here or not, but the story with his purchase was not very rosy. He bought the Super Tenere, not sure if it was the one discussed in this thread or not, but had a major...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
Have you added risers like 99.99% of riders since...

Have you added risers like 99.99% of riders since they came out? Anti Vibe risers use rubber made in China, and after the rubber goes the way of Chinese rubber, the anti vibe becomes vibe x100. Take...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
Many run them mounted that way, and in fact most...

Many run them mounted that way, and in fact most dealers deliver the motorcycle with the shield mounted in the wrong holes. Not sure why. My observation is that it looks odd having a huge gap below...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
6'2 here, and the stock windshield works good...

6'2 here, and the stock windshield works good enough for me. It's a motorcycle, I don't want or expect to have no wind while riding. Even riding the GL1800 I get lots of turbulence, depending on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-29-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,955
Posted By RonKZ650
I've never owned a KTM before, but had BMW that...

I've never owned a KTM before, but had BMW that had the similar dealer scenerio and found going to the dealer was more or less like throwing $400 away, but even worse, the service would result in 3...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I'm curious of this as well. 140/80 would be a...

I'm curious of this as well. 140/80 would be a half inch or so taller, make the speedometer error less, and in my mind look better than the 150/70. Both load rated the same, 140 is generally slightly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I have both the Goldwing, and a Super Tenere. I...

I have both the Goldwing, and a Super Tenere. I love them both, but for long distance I'll still choose the GL1800. Plenty of high mile GL1800s out there as well as FJRs, and the Super Tenere is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I like the red in the picture and would buy it...

I like the red in the picture and would buy it except my blue 12 model still works fine. Motorcycles don't sell in yellow very well. If yellow is an option, as well as other colors, the yellow will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I bought the clutch basket, nut and gasket and...

I bought the clutch basket, nut and gasket and installed them. Easy process. I didn't use the new gasket, as the old was still fine, used the new nut, but see no reason in this world the old nut...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
From what I've read about the KTM 1190, it's...

From what I've read about the KTM 1190, it's close to being as reliable and long lasting as a 1973 Chevrolet Vega. Been a long time since we've seen the likes of that in the motorcycle world. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I just replaced the basket and did use a new nut....

I just replaced the basket and did use a new nut. Just my opinion, in the future I would not bother replacing the nut. I could have re-staked my old one easy and would have worked just fine. Just a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I live one mile from this dealer, but have found...

I live one mile from this dealer, but have found them to be deceptive, and downright lie sometimes when asked a question. Vickery motorsports in Denver in a good place to buy and they have sold a...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By RonKZ650
I've got 6000 miles on a set of Anakee 3 on the...

I've got 6000 miles on a set of Anakee 3 on the Tenere and they are holding up fine, actually hardly look worn, and the noise has diminished mostly. They have worked fine for me, but I will go to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
ABS on the Yamaha Super Tenere has the exact same...

ABS on the Yamaha Super Tenere has the exact same function in braking as the default traction control does on acceleration. So I suppose you guys that love this new technology figure traction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
I also brake just fine without ABS, so that makes...

I also brake just fine without ABS, so that makes at least two of us.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
Big question on weight and power is did they...

Big question on weight and power is did they actually check these or just relying on manufacturers claims? If they checked, that is fine, but relying on manufacturers claims Yamaha claims a weight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
Not even thinking of abs failure, which is all...

Not even thinking of abs failure, which is all too common, I'm safer without it. I've tried it, and it fails miserably on both 2 and 4 wheel vehicals, but fails in comparison only if you have sense...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
It's all been said in 15 pages I suppose, but...

It's all been said in 15 pages I suppose, but after 44yrs of riding I still prefer to control my own braking and throttle. I'm still alive to this point, so anyone that says abs has "saved me x...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
I don't know. I'd say at least 50/50 in the...

I don't know. I'd say at least 50/50 in the conditions I ride in generally, I find the ABS a liability rather than an asset to braking but then I'm used to doing my own braking and don't appreciate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
I know I stop faster without ABS under certain...

I know I stop faster without ABS under certain conditions. I have modern motorcycles both with ABS and without. For example a bumpy road or other places bumps are there while braking, such as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,606
Posted By RonKZ650
I've got a Super Tenere and been riding 44yrs. My...

I've got a Super Tenere and been riding 44yrs. My first motorcycle with ABS and traction control. If I had my way, I wouldn't have either. Much better off doing my own braking and throttle control....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
It's just a basic foam mount, but it works for...

It's just a basic foam mount, but it works for me. The keys will not fall off the locks if turned clockwise so they just stay with the locks under the seat, so I put one lock in the foam and stack...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27,837
Views: 5,537,910
Posted By RonKZ650
I use locks called Safeman, they are small and...

I use locks called Safeman, they are small and work awesome. There is that space under the seat that is like a small storage area, I cut a piece of dense foam that was the correct height to size to...
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