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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9,660
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Posted By Harpoonalt
I can see it happening. I measured carefully, ran...

I can see it happening. I measured carefully, ran it for a mile and nothing on the sight glass. Ran it in the garage up to temp and nothing again. Today I took it for a 20 mile ride and checked it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
I believe you, but then how does one check oil...

I believe you, but then how does one check oil level?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
So, 3.59 quarts of oil is approx 115 ounces....

So, 3.59 quarts of oil is approx 115 ounces. After measuring carefully and adding the required oil, the level just barely ticks the bottom of the sight glass. Should I be concerned? I ran it a mile...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
I'm 6'2" and 240 so I understand fit. Even...

I'm 6'2" and 240 so I understand fit. Even standing is ok for now, although an inch riser would be perfect. My friend has a GS and I don't see 5 grand difference and I like the looks of the Tenere...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
You will love this bike! I find it to be perfect...

You will love this bike! I find it to be perfect except for the rock hard seat. Handles well, balanced perfect, and more power than I will ever need even in touring mode. U-turns and no feet down...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
I have a 2015 ES. I finally got out for a 400...

I have a 2015 ES. I finally got out for a 400 mile ride. My thoughts? Damn, this is one sweet bike. Plenty of power, handles well and fits me great. As the tires wore in and it got leaned over more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,925
Posted By Harpoonalt
Hey neighbor! I looked for a deal on a leftover...

Hey neighbor!
I looked for a deal on a leftover '14 within a reasonable distance and found none. Sport line gave me a good deal on a new '15 ES and I pick it up next Saturday. Review to come!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,663
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've ridden neither yet and have a '15 S10 ES on...

I've ridden neither yet and have a '15 S10 ES on order. The strom is a great bike I'm sure, but I just couldn't deal with the beak. It looks way out of place on an otherwise fine looking bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,058
Posted By Harpoonalt
My friend has a newer GS. I've ridden it a bit....

My friend has a newer GS. I've ridden it a bit. Nice bike. He wanted me to buy one. I looked at one and compared it to the S10. The S10 is 5 grand cheaper and being beak less, actually looks way...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've ordered one, due in May. The red is nice in...

I've ordered one, due in May. The red is nice in person, but I do love that white.

We need pictures of the red!:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
Yeah, that'll do! :clap

Yeah, that'll do! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,920
Posted By Harpoonalt
Thanks for the instructional video. I tried, but...

Thanks for the instructional video. I tried, but I like my way better.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
When I ordered my 2015, the dealer said they...

When I ordered my 2015, the dealer said they would be in short supply. He also said he could still order 2014 's. I'm looking long term so it doesn't matter. I'm happy and the red looks great. Maybe...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
Pluric looks good in pink! Disturbing yes, but...

Pluric looks good in pink!
Disturbing yes, but somehow it works!:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
So, after a million phone calls to dealers with...

So, after a million phone calls to dealers with 2014 S10's that either magically had sold just that day or were nowhere near the prices I've seen people pay, I ordered a 2015 ES due here in May.
I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Harpoonalt
I'm getting a 2015 Es. There is now a $500 rebate...

I'm getting a 2015 Es. There is now a $500 rebate on the 2015's. :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
Where did the sandman on your tank come from?

Where did the sandman on your tank come from?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
HUH? :eek1:eek1

HUH? :eek1:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
A nipple ring would make a nice farkle:D Any...

A nipple ring would make a nice farkle:D

Any US 2015 pictures yet!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,430,950
Posted By Harpoonalt
A well done DCT could be all the rage in 10...

A well done DCT could be all the rage in 10 years. People used to yell"Get a horse" years ago. I don't dismiss change until I get to try it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've called around and can find no deals on...

I've called around and can find no deals on 2014's either. I found a 2013 for $9800 but the guy is such a dick, I wouldn't buy a wheelbarrow from him. For the 2014 prices I see, I figured a 2015 is a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,430,950
Posted By Harpoonalt
I was thinking F800GSA ,but I may wait for this...

I was thinking F800GSA ,but I may wait for this one. If it's close in price it'll be my next bike. I'd even welcome the DCT. Another season on my XR650l though and my ass may be permanently...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,169
Posted By Harpoonalt
It's all relative. My neighbor has a Toyota...

It's all relative. My neighbor has a Toyota pickup. I rode in it and his dashboard was buzzing. It was driving me nuts and he was n't even aware of it until I pointed it out. I stuck a pen between...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,169
Posted By Harpoonalt
Our local BMW/ Triumph dealer is not carrying...

Our local BMW/ Triumph dealer is not carrying Triumph this year. Something about dealing with Triumph corporate. :huh
Forum: Road Warriors 02-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 556,929
Posted By Harpoonalt
I'm with you. Why limit yourself? If it works,...

I'm with you. Why limit yourself? If it works, why should anyone care?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 221,797
Posted By Harpoonalt
I finally got to sit on one yesterday. It felt...

I finally got to sit on one yesterday. It felt just like a bigger version of the Honda. The seat was noticeably way better than my XR with the seat concepts seat. I've looked at a lot of bikes and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,674
Posted By Harpoonalt
That may be your thing, but dogs avoid that:D ...

That may be your thing, but dogs avoid that:D

She's a beauty ( the dog), bikes nice too!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,920
Posted By Harpoonalt
I have to drive 50 miles to even see one. Local...

I have to drive 50 miles to even see one. Local dealer hasn't had one since 2012. I've seen exactly one on the road since they have come out. One dealer offered a '15 ES for a little over 15 grand,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,920
Posted By Harpoonalt
I'm narrowing my new bike choices down. Going to...

I'm narrowing my new bike choices down. Going to look at a Tenere Tuesday. What's a fair price before taxes on a '15 ES? I see prices all over the map.
Other bike in the running is an F800 GSA.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 556,929
Posted By Harpoonalt
Can't wait to see how this works out!:clap

Can't wait to see how this works out!:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,920
Posted By Harpoonalt
Awwww.....that was nice...... :clap

Awwww.....that was nice......


:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 221,797
Posted By Harpoonalt
Have the same bike......thinking of the same...

Have the same bike......thinking of the same switch. How'd it work out?:ear
Forum: Road Warriors 02-07-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 699,906
Posted By Harpoonalt
Glad I found this thread. I'm looking for a bike...

Glad I found this thread. I'm looking for a bike for paved and dirt back roads. The FJ09 looks great but everyone seems to think it would suck on dirt roads. I'm only looking at dirt town roads, no...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-29-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 556,929
Posted By Harpoonalt
In my world (Vermont) most explorations end up...

In my world (Vermont) most explorations end up with some dirt road time. Not fire roads, but country roads that are gravel. Some of my past road bikes were a handful on those roads. I have an XR650L....
Forum: Road Warriors 01-28-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 556,929
Posted By Harpoonalt
Haven't seen one yet as our dealer is all...

Haven't seen one yet as our dealer is all snowmobile now. I wonder how the FJ would handle dirt roads? Seems like a nice bike but half of Vermont is dirt roads. Anyone ridden one on a few yet?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,430,950
Posted By Harpoonalt
Can I be the first to say........who gives a shit!

Can I be the first to say........who gives a shit!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
I want to take a look at the FJ09. I have no off...

I want to take a look at the FJ09. I have no off road aspirations, but I probably run 50/50 dirt to paved on the roads. I'm not sure the FJ would be happy on the dirt. If it would, it definitely...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,805,910
Posted By Harpoonalt
I need counsel. I had an epiphany last summer and...

I need counsel. I had an epiphany last summer and realized I've been missing out. First, i'll give you my specs. 56, riding since age 12 (still miss my Honda 50). 6'2" , 225 (by summer) and currently...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,430,950
Posted By Harpoonalt
Riding ANYTHING on the freeway doesn't make me...

Riding ANYTHING on the freeway doesn't make me smile much! :D
Forum: Road Warriors 12-29-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 556,929
Posted By Harpoonalt
I had the same thoughts. They should have a site...

I had the same thoughts. They should have a site with photos of bikes with various sized riders aboard. Some don't care, but I don't want to look like a monkey on a football.:D
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