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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 63,476
Posted By cbreakin
I have personally seen a 2014 with arrow headers,...

I have personally seen a 2014 with arrow headers, akra can and PC-V, no flash put down a little over 100 hp to the rear wheel with a pretty darn flat torque curve to boot. From the above link it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 380,791
Posted By cbreakin
DCT sounds phenomenal, but I'm still faithful to...

DCT sounds phenomenal, but I'm still faithful to the conventional gear box. One of the greatest joys of motorcycling for me is rev matching on downshifts. In modern cars, DCTs and to a lesser extent...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/I...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/IMG_0121.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/cbreakin/media/IMG_0121.jpg.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
Congrats on the purchase! I came off an R1 with...

Congrats on the purchase! I came off an R1 with dirtbike bars so I understand your former concerns perfectly. One thing I found, if the usable power of this bike is awesome. I find riding this bike...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,004
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for coming out! I was great meeting you. ...

Thanks for coming out! I was great meeting you. If you PM me your number I'll keep you in the loop for future rides. You did really really well for not being a regular on those SLICK trails. This...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,004
Posted By cbreakin
I can probably make that. What do you ride?

I can probably make that. What do you ride?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,004
Posted By cbreakin
Cool deal!

Cool deal!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,004
Posted By cbreakin
Mojave Mutt and DSchmidt7of7, I live in Spring...

Mojave Mutt and DSchmidt7of7, I live in Spring Valley Lake and ride the hills above AV fairly regularly. It'd be great to meet up with you guys and go for a cruise.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,462
Posted By cbreakin
I apologize for my ignorance, I must admit I...

I apologize for my ignorance, I must admit I didn't read the rules prior to posting. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, and again, I'm sorry.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By cbreakin
I have a 2014 Super Tenere and find it to be very...

I have a 2014 Super Tenere and find it to be very smooth, very little if any notable vibration is transmitted through the handle bar grips. Interestingly enough however, if you touch the hand guards...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,462
Posted By cbreakin
Is it off 138 just outside of Crestline?

Is it off 138 just outside of Crestline?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By cbreakin
Lots of riders lower the rear of the seat about...

Lots of riders lower the rear of the seat about 1/2" to make it more flat. It may not be exactly what your looking for, but it might be just enough. It also adds the benefit of curing the tendency to...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the comments, the headlight bracket...

Thanks for the comments, the headlight bracket was purchased from speedmotoco.com. I wish I had the skills to make those...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
I installed the ES heated grips on my non-ES...

I installed the ES heated grips on my non-ES 2014. I'm going from memory so some details may be off, but the installation was straight forward. I believe the "plugs" are on the right side tucked in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,766
Posted By cbreakin
I have the 2014 standard model, I chose it due to...

I have the 2014 standard model, I chose it due to cost. After riding the bike for several thousand miles I realize the merits of the ES. I generally keep the bike set-up for a brisk canon pace,...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-10-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the kind words! She's a blast to ride...

Thanks for the kind words! She's a blast to ride for sure!
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 398,666
Posted By cbreakin
The Lomas pipes work well for my intended...

The Lomas pipes work well for my intended purpose. They have a strong "hit" that comes on at about 6,000rpm and pull hard to about 10,000. I do feel that they sacrafice some low end and midrange...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 398,666
Posted By cbreakin
73 RD350 I rebuilt over the winter ...

73 RD350 I rebuilt over the winter

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/image1.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/cbreakin/media/image1.jpg.html)
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By cbreakin
73 RD350 rebuild

I acquired a 73 RD350 in "ok" condition. Over the winter I rebuilt most of it in a effort to make her a good, fun, reliable, runner for cruising my local canyons (ACH, Big Pines, Upper Big T etc). ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
Very true, I didn't notice an pinging or...

Very true, I didn't notice an pinging or knocking, but I did only ride for about 45min, cool temps, and no pulling hills in too high of a gear either.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
I just added the arrow headers and akra pipe on...

I just added the arrow headers and akra pipe on my 14. I have a PCV on order but decided to take the bike for a spin as is...all I can say is WOW! Theres a hugely noticeable power increase...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
The stock windscreen on the 2014 Tenere isn't...

The stock windscreen on the 2014 Tenere isn't horrible, but being 6'2" my helmet was constantly in "dirty air." For me, the stock screen wasn't high enough to push the turbulent air over the top,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
I agree 100% with you and your friend's...

I agree 100% with you and your friend's assessment of the Tenere. I love the way mine rides and handles in the twistys. I have the base model so I'm not sure if it applies to you but I raised the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,057
Posted By cbreakin
You won't regret it. I purchased a 2014 non-ES...

You won't regret it. I purchased a 2014 non-ES model in June and I've already put ~5000mi on it. I've taken it on a 6 day cruise through 7 states fully loaded, camping off of the bike every night,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By cbreakin
Sorry to hear about the leak. I'd do just as you...

Sorry to hear about the leak. I'd do just as you are and speak with your Yamaha dealer first. If they're any good they'll make some phone calls on your behalf and hopefully come up with some sort...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28,439
Views: 5,788,543
Posted By cbreakin
I too have a 2014 and wouldn't describe the motor...

I too have a 2014 and wouldn't describe the motor as having too much tractor feel, however I haven't ridden a previous model so I'm not able to compare. I've read that the 2014 may not be as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9,651
Views: 2,316,867
Posted By cbreakin
Here's mine somewhere in Utah ...

Here's mine somewhere in Utah

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/IMG_0309.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/cbreakin/media/IMG_0309.jpg.html)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 67,623
Posted By cbreakin
I'm a new owner of a Super Tenere, and also had...

I'm a new owner of a Super Tenere, and also had apprehensions about all of the electronic nannies. My back ground started with dirt bikes, and then track ridden 600cc sport bikes, none of which had...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 191,572
Posted By cbreakin
Here's mine, Grandpa bought it new in '68. This...

Here's mine, Grandpa bought it new in '68. This first pic was taken in the early 80s. Thats Grandpa and me

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/photo-11.jpg

I grew up with the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,465
Posted By cbreakin
This here is the spirit of the thread! You don't...

This here is the spirit of the thread! You don't have to pony up for an FJR or GS the get out on the road and enjoy life. Im many cases our "converted" bikes serve our purposes much better than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,907
Posted By cbreakin
I have a 2009 TE510 so naturally I pay much...

I have a 2009 TE510 so naturally I pay much attention to threads concerning the issues and reliability of these machines. That being said I've done most of the common preventative "mods" (securing...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,465
Posted By cbreakin
Both of those Kawis are awesome! There's nothing...

Both of those Kawis are awesome! There's nothing like taking a machine and making it your own.:1drink
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,465
Posted By cbreakin
Post up your converted sportbikes!

Hi just wanted to see if anyone else is touring on a once was hyper-sport. This is my 2002 R1, I bought it on the cheap with a roached second/sixth gear, missing wheel spacers, gummed up tank/fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,232
Posted By cbreakin
I dont't think the later bikes need the coolant...

I dont't think the later bikes need the coolant crossover hose addressed, but here was the issue on 2009 and older bikes: The stock hose was prone the failure when exposed to extreme heat and psi. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By cbreakin
Blackbird! That bike moves more than the body, it...

Blackbird! That bike moves more than the body, it moves the soul!
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the replies! When I pulled the...

Thanks for the replies! When I pulled the throttle bodies to access the valve cover I noticed the number 4 intake boot had a loose clamp, I'm hoping thats it, but I'm fairly certain those seal pretty...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By cbreakin
Well checked the valves today...typical Yamaha. ...

Well checked the valves today...typical Yamaha. Everything was in spec, not just in spec but in the middle and for the most part consistent across all 20 valves! Any other ideas?
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By cbreakin
In this case it's cylinder #3. Thanks for the...

In this case it's cylinder #3. Thanks for the replies, looks I'll be doing a valve clearance check/leak down test...let the fun begin!
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By cbreakin
Throttle body sync question

I preformed a throttle body sync on my 2002 R1. I hooked up the carbtune fired up/warmed the bike and saw the first three cylinders were all within ~10mm/Hg of each other, however cylinder 4 was...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,647
Posted By cbreakin
I hear you there, I long distance ride on an 02...

I hear you there, I long distance ride on an 02 R1 with the LSL bar conversion. At least on that bike the buffeting problem was cured with a SHORTER windscreen, keeping the helmet in "clean" air.
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