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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10,677
Views: 653,448
Posted By Wreckchecker
Hmmmm , it does put a new spin on Ride N Eat. ...

Hmmmm , it does put a new spin on Ride N Eat.
:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,478
Posted By Wreckchecker
You could be running pure street tires and still...

You could be running pure street tires and still have a great time with never leaving the pavement. Lots of twisty roads following streams and along ridges.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,676
Posted By Wreckchecker
Spell-check gotchas! :rofl

Spell-check gotchas!
:rofl
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
If it's the Strom you like and are willing to...

If it's the Strom you like and are willing to live with a chain, then go for it. Stroms have always been reliable tanks and a lot of owners here came from one. btw - The hp in the new Strom is within...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Bad luck on my sons VStrom too. We've agreed...

Bad luck on my sons VStrom too. We've agreed that we won't buy any more Shikos. Simple old Battlewings are more cost effective.

There've been more than one person who's had the tearing of the...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
I got nearly 17,000 miles out of the K60s, mostly...

I got nearly 17,000 miles out of the K60s, mostly slab and commuting. At the end they behaved like the squared off Army truck tires they looked like, but I probably could have gotten another 1,000....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,478
Posted By Wreckchecker
Just be aware that once you even get near the...

Just be aware that once you even get near the treeline of the woods, you are also hitting the edge of the poison ivy.
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Wreckchecker
Bought mine when they were still called...

Bought mine when they were still called Muffintops almost 2 years and still love them. Truly brick out house tough, on & off easily with SW-Motech quick detach racks, and cost is hard to beat. Low...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 47,845
Posted By Wreckchecker
Rule #6: KEEP IT MOVING. If you grab a tag, post...

Rule #6: KEEP IT MOVING. If you grab a tag, post the next one within 12 hours. If you don't post the new tag within 12 hours, you forfeit your tag to the previous tagger. If a tag is standing too...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Absolutely not, especially with all the other...

Absolutely not, especially with all the other bits around to take loads. My first thought was falling off the side stand, due to the direction of the angle.

BUT

I also will never say never. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
We've seen broken plastic before so I'm not...

We've seen broken plastic before so I'm not surprised to see that Yamaha has new part numbers.

But fatigue or bad welds (robotic at that) result in twisting and mis-alignment? I'm wondering if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 110,059
Posted By Wreckchecker
MSR Whisperlite stove. Had one for several years...

MSR Whisperlite stove. Had one for several years and LOVE it. Don't know when I can get to your neck of the State, but I'll make you that deal if you still have the fuel!
:evil...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,837
Posted By Wreckchecker
Nobody's yet mentioned the other 2 negatives that...

Nobody's yet mentioned the other 2 negatives that I found, beyond also having higher cost.
One is the howl they make at highway speeds.
The other is that while they are OK in regular gravel and...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,676
Posted By Wreckchecker
I've got a set and will not be doing them again. ...

I've got a set and will not be doing them again. Better than the Battlewings both on road and off, but nearly worthless in actual mud. There is a steep uphill ahead of the bike in this shot and I...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Welcome aboard - There are MANY here who've...

Welcome aboard - There are MANY here who've bailed on the BMW community, some who have kept a Beemer road bike and added the Tenere.

Mx & reliability are not concerns with this or most other...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Virtually nobody and I was quiet because MarkJenn...

Virtually nobody and I was quiet because MarkJenn got it right. The FAA's primary reason given is flammability. Of course, the damage that even a nitrogen-filled airline tire can do is truly...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,676
Posted By Wreckchecker
Yes, The previous versions of ABS were...

Yes,

The previous versions of ABS were largely based on hydraulics and wheel differential speed when compared with the other wheels. This included the BMW version that led to so many people...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Looks like the plastic table and chairs at Romney...

Looks like the plastic table and chairs at Romney WV?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/Travexer/2014SuperTenereES-_zpsef5285c4.jpg

Great dealer and after seeing the $14,750 price...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Stop focusing on the bike. You will likely...

Stop focusing on the bike.

You will likely lose your wallet &/or passport somewhere. Be ready. Have good photos of all your ID accessible online, as well as a list of credit cards with who to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41,290
Views: 7,698,286
Posted By Wreckchecker
^ Post disappearing in 5. 4. 3. ...

^
Post disappearing in
5.
4.
3.



RULE:
9. No Spam. Selling your own junk is cool but limited to the Flea Market. Selling multiple items of the same product is considered a sale by vendor,...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
You are not the first. If it is cold, the button...

You are not the first. If it is cold, the button hangs up. If not cold then there seem to be two causes. One is the copper reed of the switch gets dirty. The second is a circuit problem.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41,290
Views: 7,698,286
Posted By Wreckchecker
New body work info is here:...

New body work info is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Off-Road-Explorer/108945139487

Nice photo:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 110,059
Posted By Wreckchecker
Give my regards to ol' Dave!

Give my regards to ol' Dave!
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Wreckchecker
You didn't mention if it is a wired or wireless,...

You didn't mention if it is a wired or wireless, because the wired will shut completely and the wireless will not. As a fail-safe for a dead hearing aid battery, they give you something like 25%...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41,290
Views: 7,698,286
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 Theree are number of us with the combo of...

+1
Theree are number of us with the combo of 1200 & WRR. They each pick up where the other isn't ideal. The KLR (had one) is kinda halfway between and more an overlap.
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,676
Posted By Wreckchecker
We had some white also. ...

We had some white also.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/Checkswrecks/Super%20Tenere/D748F8E5-9CC2-4DB6-8A7E-A084F39E3C0D_zps7ait1uly.jpg

It went with the soup. Anakee 3s aren't as bad as...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,433,676
Posted By Wreckchecker
Teneres going street. MT-09s going...

Teneres going street.


MT-09s going dual-sport . . .
http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/yamaha-mt-09-tenere-concept-oberdan-bezzi.jpg?resize=635%2C425
...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
That hole in the right side of the swing arm...

That hole in the right side of the swing arm can't get into the final drive unless the FD seal is shot. In that case you'll find lots of leakage first from the drain at the back end of the left arm. ...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,981
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 to all that you wrote. You asked about...

+1 to all that you wrote.

You asked about people going from sport oriented to adventure bikes like the Tenere. If you include the sport tourers in your question, then the answer is a big part of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 41,290
Views: 7,698,286
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 Fuel, heat, and age attack the...

+1

Fuel, heat, and age attack the plasticizers so this I plan to keep mine warm when doing this operation.
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 That's what I was thinking as well.

+1

That's what I was thinking as well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 110,059
Posted By Wreckchecker
I spotted this while at the Yuasa battery factory...

I spotted this while at the Yuasa battery factory in Japan last year and the guy made a LOT of noise when he left. Of course, you're probably twice the size of that guy.
:evil...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 101,958
Posted By Wreckchecker
Ummmm, that's not Yamahas' issue (directly), it's...

Ummmm, that's not Yamahas' issue (directly), it's the dealers'. And it's why bikes are still out there. BMW owners go in assuming they will pay full retail, while buyers of the Japanese brands know...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 101,958
Posted By Wreckchecker
A 70% satisfaction rate is abysmal!!! I know...

A 70% satisfaction rate is abysmal!!! I know people who've needed their Beemers to have engines replaced and transmissions replaced. I don't even consider such things on a Yamaha.

I rent enough...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 110,059
Posted By Wreckchecker
HEY STOP IT!!! Some of us resemble that. ...

HEY STOP IT!!!

Some of us resemble that.
:evil
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 101,958
Posted By Wreckchecker
The Tenere is a bit of a niche bike, unlike the...

The Tenere is a bit of a niche bike, unlike the high volume sexy FJR, R1, etc. That said, not only has Yam sold every one they built, and production quantities are based on expected sales, but that...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
Actually the splines are sliding metal on metal...

Actually the splines are sliding metal on metal so grease is required. Yam calls for the "M" grease gun, which is moly-disulfide grease. Moly is called for when there is a high loading.

Honda...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 110,059
Posted By Wreckchecker
I haven't found mine yet. :vardy ...

I haven't found mine yet.
:vardy

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/Checkswrecks/House%20Club%20View/0E60EA7F-04C6-49FF-915A-6B6E3C545FC5_zpsttubq5qi.jpg

With the hill to the right, my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 110,059
Posted By Wreckchecker
This is from your ride in Sri Lanka: ...

This is from your ride in Sri Lanka:



Enjoyed meeting you the other day and can't wait for your upcoming Puerto Rican ride report. I've seen a lot of strange stuff riding in other countries,...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22,749
Views: 4,019,021
Posted By Wreckchecker
You ought to enjoy the Romney WV camp &/or ride...

You ought to enjoy the Romney WV camp &/or ride get together! Info at:
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=10081.msg170869#msg170869
...
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