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Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:33 PM
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Posted By bmac
My 12 was pretty good but the 14 is a tad better....

My 12 was pretty good but the 14 is a tad better. The FJ is quite a bit harsher than either one. There is something to be said for long travel suspension.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
Yes, it is, by quite a bit. I have a 14 Super...

Yes, it is, by quite a bit. I have a 14 Super Tenere ES and bought an FJ for shorter rides and found the FJ substantially harsher on the same roads. I decided that I prefer the S10 for almost...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By bmac
My 34" inseam doesn't work on it either. Great...

My 34" inseam doesn't work on it either. Great motor and a great bike but just a little too tight. I am hoping the XR will do the trick.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 198,415
Posted By bmac
Detune is a commonly used term and completely...

Detune is a commonly used term and completely wrong.

Race bikes are often tuned for maximum HP but often sacrifice low and midrange torque and power to do it. This is fine for the race track but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 212,680
Posted By bmac
It is on schedule for a 2036 revision. :D

It is on schedule for a 2036 revision. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
First thing to try is a throttle body sync and a...

First thing to try is a throttle body sync and a 14 clutch basket. If that doesn't do it for you the next solution is a tad bit more costly.

For me to solve it I had to trade my 12 for a 14. It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 198,415
Posted By bmac
Excellent, me too! I am considering picking one...

Excellent, me too! I am considering picking one up (and a BMW S1000XR) to go along with a 2014 Super Tenere ES and sort it out later. Not to mention, I just put a deposit on an Africa Twin just for...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-26-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 198,415
Posted By bmac
Is it intended to replace the 1190R or an...

Is it intended to replace the 1190R or an addition to the fleet?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 212,680
Posted By bmac
True enough. He his hoping that Honda or...

True enough.

He his hoping that Honda or Yamaha discovers that there are millions of forum posts asking for a midsize adventure bike , (no matter the thread title), and not realize they all came...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-24-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By bmac
If it is more than 30 days out of service lemon...

If it is more than 30 days out of service lemon law will apply and you can get a new one.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 212,680
Posted By bmac
You are correct in saying it does not lubricate...

You are correct in saying it does not lubricate the chain, but the reality is nothing else you spray on it is lubricating it either.

O-ring chains are internally lubricated and the o-ring acts to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-24-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 198,415
Posted By bmac
This is the second report of a seat hot enough...

This is the second report of a seat hot enough that the rider thought the seat heater might be on. I am curious to hear reports from other riders and their experiences.

I have been reading...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By bmac
I have a 2007 Tuono and had a well appointed and...

I have a 2007 Tuono and had a well appointed and sorted FZ-09 (as well as an FJ-09). If you have only one bike the FZ-09 or FJ-09 might be the better choice. For an all around bike the FJ is the best...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 166,408
Posted By bmac
KTM Super Adventure seems to be missing.

KTM Super Adventure seems to be missing.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,418
Posted By bmac
I have a Klim Badlands Pro and think it pretty...

I have a Klim Badlands Pro and think it pretty much meets your requirements if not your specs. I have ridden in very hot weather (low to mid 90's ) for extended periods without issue. When stopped,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By bmac
I have ridden a lot of inline fours over the...

I have ridden a lot of inline fours over the years. This year alone the list includes a Concours 14, Versys 1000, FJR1300, Ninja 1000, Suzuki GSX750S, and a BMW S1000R.

My 2014 Super Tenere ES is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By bmac
After owning both (17k on my 12) I would strongly...

After owning both (17k on my 12) I would strongly suggest the 14 and up. It took all of 1 mile into the test ride of the 14 to know it was significantly better.

The numerous subtle and some not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,338
Posted By bmac
It depends a lot on how tall you are and what...

It depends a lot on how tall you are and what your preferences are. Tall folks will be more comfortable on the S10. The FJR has better overall protection and a lower seat height. It also feels a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
This is exactly the same issue as in Wisconsin....

This is exactly the same issue as in Wisconsin. Better suspension is needed for the crappy roads.

It would be nice if the bike was a bit lighter but it is so good at most things that I am willing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
I also have a 2014 Super Tenere ES and have found...

I also have a 2014 Super Tenere ES and have found I prefer it over the FJ for most all riding conditions. The longer wheelbase and more forward footgpeg position feel much better to me. I thought the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
There is one available just a little north of you...

There is one available just a little north of you as I have decided to sell mine.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 183,275
Posted By bmac
Only to an extent. Marketing, for sure, but there...

Only to an extent. Marketing, for sure, but there is far more to it than just that.

There are very real differences between these bikes. If you compare the BMW XR to S you will see a longer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
Yes, and it is only those two differences,...

Yes, and it is only those two differences, everything else is the same.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
Duh!! If you are getting worse fuel mileage you...

Duh!! If you are getting worse fuel mileage you ARE burning fuel faster. 3 gallons per hour is MORE than 2 gallons per hour. Pretty simple really.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
Lighten up, Francis!

Lighten up, Francis!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
The ES offers integrated electronic adjustable...

The ES offers integrated electronic adjustable suspension along with heated grips. It offers options for both spring settings as well as damping choices at the press of a button.

ES owners...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
Some folks have trouble with the concept that if...

Some folks have trouble with the concept that if you are getting worse fuel mileage you are burning fuel faster. Seems pretty simple to me.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-23-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,031
Posted By bmac
Brilliant! Did you really come up with this test...

Brilliant! Did you really come up with this test all by yourself?

Idling in 3rd and applying the brake??? If this is intended to duplicate some riding conditions you encounter you first need to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
I had an FZ-09 (with full suspension work) and...

I had an FZ-09 (with full suspension work) and currently own an FJ and a 2014 S10 ES, after previously owning a 2012 S10. The Yamaha triple is a really great engine that is for sure.

By your post...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By bmac
You do have to take the front part of the...

You do have to take the front part of the handquard off. I actually thinks it looks better without it.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k94/bmacrc46/IMG_0436_zpskzmcuxon.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By bmac
The stock windscreen is adequate for some folks...

The stock windscreen is adequate for some folks but a lot of people will change it out. Ermax makes a very nice touring screen and Madstad has a complete set up with full adjustability.

I hated...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By bmac
Go for the 14 or newer. The smoother engine and...

Go for the 14 or newer. The smoother engine and cruise alone are worth it for your intended purpose.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
I have not heard of any problems and I don't...

I have not heard of any problems and I don't believe this is one. The shifter might have been set a tad high for your riding style.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
Tough choice, that is for sure. The more I...

Tough choice, that is for sure.

The more I ride the FJ the more I like it. I will need to change the seat (i have a Corbin on the Tenere) and I have already installed a Madstad bracket and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
The main thing you have to worry about is the low...

The main thing you have to worry about is the low clearance and oil drain bolt.

It will handle fire roads just fine. I was out the other day exploring in central FL and the road went from asphalt...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
How would they know you were carrying it to pull...

How would they know you were carrying it to pull you over in the first place?:ear

Jud, you have been warned! You better not let this happen again! It is better to carry around fuel in approved...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
Thanks Jud! That was easily one of the best posts...

Thanks Jud! That was easily one of the best posts I have read in a very long time. Nice work.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
My FJ-09 is shorter than my Super Tenere. I wish...

My FJ-09 is shorter than my Super Tenere. I wish it were a tad taller. And yes, the seat is adjustable.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 502,122
Posted By bmac
Call Yamaha Customer Service (1 (800) 962-7926)...

Call Yamaha Customer Service (1 (800) 962-7926) and ask for cruise. They need to hear that potential purchasers will buy one if it has it.

They have had requests for cruise control and they are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28,167
Views: 5,667,582
Posted By bmac
It does burn slower but I believe Jud meant that...

It does burn slower but I believe Jud meant that the higher percentage of alcohol in the fuel means the fuel is consumed at a higher rate. This is accurate.
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