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Forum: Beasts Today, 10:04 AM
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Posted By de Vaca
It does seem like the new 1000 has a more relaxed...

It does seem like the new 1000 has a more relaxed peg position than the 650. I put a peg lowering kit on my 650, but don't feel like I need it on the new bike. The S10 is probably more comfortable...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I'm not Desert Dave, but to me, the super tenere...

I'm not Desert Dave, but to me, the super tenere has a little more leg room, and a more compliant suspension that along with its greater weight, absorbs the bumps better on a long trip. Wind...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I've had the dl 650, and currently own the 2014 v...

I've had the dl 650, and currently own the 2014 v strom 1000 and a 2012 super tenere. All are great bikes. For your planned trip my choice would be the super tenere. It is heavier, but IMO would be...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I've been averaging about 42 mpg; best has been...

I've been averaging about 42 mpg; best has been 45 mpg. You can make 200 miles on a tank, but it will be getting pretty low. I ride it pretty briskly. I like feeling the roll on torque. :evil Heat is...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
Redline is 9200. For best acceleration I usually...

Redline is 9200. For best acceleration I usually shift just after 8000. It is not a KTM, but it is not as expensive as one either. If my funds were unlimited I would probably have a KTM, but I may...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
The engine improves with break in. Mine pulls...

The engine improves with break in. Mine pulls great from 3500 to 8000 rpm, then flattens out for the last 1000 rpm.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I talked with my local dealer about sales of the...

I talked with my local dealer about sales of the new dl1000. He said sales have not been as brisk as hoped, and that Suzuki is pushing a demo bike program to try to make bikes available for demo...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
The beak does catch attention. A guy asked me...

The beak does catch attention. A guy asked me yesterday how I liked my Beemer. As to sales of the bike, Suzuki should make the decision to put demo bikes at the dealerships and loosen the policy of...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
Mine is a little rough shifting between first and...

Mine is a little rough shifting between first and second too; it's been like that since I bought it. My GSX 1250 is like that too, and has not changed in it's 22,000 miles. I thought that it may be...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
You will enjoy opening up the throttle. I am at...

You will enjoy opening up the throttle. I am at 2500 miles, (4000 km,) and it only gets better. A great bike overall.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,832
Posted By de Vaca
2200 miles on mine. Runs great. The idle sounds I...

2200 miles on mine. Runs great. The idle sounds I hear are normal sounding to me for a big twin engine. My GSX 1250 also makes some noise at idle that goes away with the clutch engaged. It has 22,000...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I understand the liability issues that make some...

I understand the liability issues that make some dealers reluctant to allow test rides or to only allow them in controlled settings; it is unfortunate for the consumer though. I know that in my case,...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
That looks great; how does it sound?

That looks great; how does it sound?
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I suspect that when you test a bike makes a...

I suspect that when you test a bike makes a difference. The engine on mine seemed to be pretty tight until after about 600 miles. Since then it runs great. I haven't tried to loft the front wheel...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I don't know what the reviewer's bike was like,...

I don't know what the reviewer's bike was like, but mine after break in pulls like a beast to just after 8000 rpm. When I want maximum acceleration, I upshift when the rpm's pass the 8000 mark. It...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
The power band is very strong between 3500 to...

The power band is very strong between 3500 to 8000 rpm, and tapers off somewhat to red line at 9200 rpm. It is a rapid trip to highway speeds with no need to downshift for most overtakes. Brakes are...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I didn't like the looks much either at first. It...

I didn't like the looks much either at first. It is a bike that looks better in person than in pictures. Nevertheless, even the looks are growing on me.
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I was satisfied also with my 650 until I rode the...

I was satisfied also with my 650 until I rode the 1000. To stay happy with yours, avoid test rides.:D
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I have not noticed any significant vibration. The...

I have not noticed any significant vibration. The 650 always impressed me for it's displacement, but this new 1000 is a great street motor. It really does remind me of the big bandit powerplant,...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 415,399
Posted By de Vaca
I was a satisfied owner of a 2012 wee strom that...

I was a satisfied owner of a 2012 wee strom that I thought I'd keep for a long time. My local dealer offered a demo ride with the 2014 v strom 1000 and told me to ride it for as long as I liked. It...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,314,085
Posted By de Vaca
Sounds like a great price. It is less than I paid...

Sounds like a great price. It is less than I paid for my new 2012 earlier this year. It is hard to believe that this good a bike can be had for such low prices. I also thought about waiting for the...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,374
Posted By de Vaca
I like the super tenere. After touring on the...

I like the super tenere. After touring on the FJR, a weestrom and now the S10, I prefer the Tenere. The upright ergonomics, and weather protection is good. It is comfortable and stable on the...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,314,085
Posted By de Vaca
I read that it provides more linear and true...

I read that it provides more linear and true control of the throttle butterflies; since I have not ridden a bike with the flash, I was asking how this makes the response different. If there does not...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,314,085
Posted By de Vaca
Dallara, as always, you are a wealth of...

Dallara, as always, you are a wealth of information. If the removal of the throttle restrictions do not equate to more power, in what way do they manifest? Is it mainly in the removal of uneven...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,314,085
Posted By de Vaca
I like the bike as it came stock. Mine seems to...

I like the bike as it came stock. Mine seems to have no problems with fueling, stumbles, or power. I can't see a problem with it. Any bike can be improved, but I'm happy with it the way it is. I do...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By de Vaca
I've also been afflicted with MBS, (multiple bike...

I've also been afflicted with MBS, (multiple bike syndrome, ) but have never been as captivated with one as much as the Super Tenere. Plenty of power, handles great and fits me like no other bike...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,595,214
Posted By de Vaca
That is a plus. Paint and I don't always do well...

That is a plus. Paint and I don't always do well together.
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,595,214
Posted By de Vaca
I like the matte black muffler cover; it matches...

I like the matte black muffler cover; it matches the black parts of the bike well. What did you use to cover it?
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,301
Posted By de Vaca
A bump for an old thread.. I saw one mention of...

A bump for an old thread.. I saw one mention of the Wolfman boulder beta 60 liter bag above. Has anyone had any experience with this bag yet? I've been trying to decide between hard luggage for my...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,595,214
Posted By de Vaca
Congratulations, you are going to enjoy it.

Congratulations, you are going to enjoy it.
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By de Vaca
I would buy the earlier model at that price. The...

I would buy the earlier model at that price. The new features on the 2014 would be nice to have, but are not worth $4,000 plus to me. You could buy a lot of items such as luggage, crash bars, skid...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By de Vaca
10/10's, you are going to enjoy your new ride....

10/10's, you are going to enjoy your new ride. With the extreme smoothness of this engine and the roll on torque on demand, there is a turbine like character to the way power is delivered on this...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,314,085
Posted By de Vaca
Congratulations on the new bike. You are going to...

Congratulations on the new bike. You are going to like it. Ride it first and break it in. I'm pretty happy with mine stock without a reflash. Going to spend my money on protection and luggage and gas.
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 84,769
Posted By de Vaca
So you are trying to learn more about the 2014...

So you are trying to learn more about the 2014 ST; are you thinking of trading in your 2014 BMW on one?
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 84,769
Posted By de Vaca
This thread has seemed to change from it's...

This thread has seemed to change from it's original discussion about the changes to the 2014 Tenere to a discussion about the supposed superiority of the BMW. "It is lighter, it is faster, it is...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By de Vaca
The bike does not seem that heavy to me; the...

The bike does not seem that heavy to me; the center of gravity feels low. It handles fine and is stable at speed but transitions well in the curves. It is probably the last bike that I would sell....
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,215
Posted By de Vaca
Grab the deal now. There are few bikes out there...

Grab the deal now. There are few bikes out there with a better motor for street use. Great power and acceleration at normal street speeds. I have enjoyed mine a lot. Reliable as a hammer too.
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 26,027
Posted By de Vaca
Dealer was selling his last two 2012's for...

Dealer was selling his last two 2012's for $11,500 and his 2013's for $13,000. OTD price.
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 26,027
Posted By de Vaca
The Tenere is a great bike. I bought mine about...

The Tenere is a great bike. I bought mine about one month ago from new old stock at the local dealer, (2012 model with zero miles on the odo.) I only have 1800 miles on it so far due to the snow and...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 636,555
Posted By de Vaca
Great looking bike! I like the blue. You have...

Great looking bike! I like the blue. You have some good camera skills.
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