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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
Yamaha YES four year warranty was around $1500...

Yamaha YES four year warranty was around $1500 plus tax for a FJR or S10.
About $500 in the States with potentially double the riding season.
I doubt Yam Canada sold many of those extended...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
I ended up getting a three year warranty as part...

I ended up getting a three year warranty as part of a Suzuki promo.
The 2014 is the first year role out, so maybe the extended warranty is not a bad idea, and at 500 bucks or so, not too bad.
In...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Toto
Gotta agree.. Keep that S10 if you do longer...

Gotta agree..
Keep that S10 if you do longer trips and go on the slab.
I bought a new KLR back in 2008 and it was a fun bike for the secondary paved roads and dirt back roads...and pretty comfy for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By Toto
I remember when I first demoed this bike about a...

I remember when I first demoed this bike about a year ago.
It seemed to fall not quite flat on it's face about 6500 rpm
I don't know if it had reg gas in it or not.
I can tell you that the new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
Good info...thanx

Good info...thanx
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,602
Views: 553,909
Posted By Toto
"j/k I live in Canada's only desert where our...

"j/k I live in Canada's only desert where our summer temps hover around 90-100. That's why I ride all air cooled bikes, without a doubt my air cooled bikes have all been the "coolest" bikes I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By Toto
The new Strom isn't a stellar seller around here...

The new Strom isn't a stellar seller around here either.
Pick your poison and shop around a bit.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
True...ear plugs are your friend...then it sounds...

True...ear plugs are your friend...then it sounds ok.:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
Thanx B, I will check it out. BTW, I listened...

Thanx B, I will check it out.
BTW, I listened to a new strom uncorked completely...boy do they bark!:eek1:wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
Very nice MrB... BTW...where did you get that...

Very nice MrB...
BTW...where did you get that for $220?
Oh...and the tires do look good!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,606
Posted By Toto
My last three bikes had/have ABS. 2008 Wee...

My last three bikes had/have ABS.
2008 Wee Strom, 2009 CBF1000 and 2014 Vstrom 1000.
I would not buy a bike today without it.
One of my favourite bikes is the MG Grisso, but no ABS so no buy.
If...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,783
Posted By Toto
Yes

Yes
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,783
Posted By Toto
Re read the last two paragraphs of the article...

Re read the last two paragraphs of the article posted, except for the last sentence and you will know why some of us prefer the Strom.
And it is nice and stable and vibration free on the slab.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,110
Posted By Toto
Well, I just picked up my bike from the dealer...

Well, I just picked up my bike from the dealer after performing the 1000 km service, two weeks to the day after I picked it up new.
My snowmobile suit got lots of use.
Bike runs good.
Happy with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By Toto
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By Toto
The only big problem on the new Strom is how it...

The only big problem on the new Strom is how it disguises it's speed.
You look down at the speedo and wonder "how did I get here?"
It is so stable and rolls down the road so effortlessly.
For big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 408,019
Posted By Toto
Ya...that is one nasty crash! That poor cyclist...

Ya...that is one nasty crash!
That poor cyclist will be hurting for a while.:eek1
It hurts just watching it....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
Yes it will, so to speak. But I found that when...

Yes it will, so to speak.
But I found that when I softend the back preload it was worse.
So I "stiffened" the front and upped the damping and compression settings.
I have not tried it out yet, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,867
Posted By Toto
Agree...I had many years of off road and street...

Agree...I had many years of off road and street riding experience under my belt when a friend said try this.
It was one of those Honda, balloon tired ATCs.
I rode it for about 50 yards, probably no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
This all may be in the damping and rebound...

This all may be in the damping and rebound settings.
I too find the front end quite stiff.
I went with two rings on the front preload because of my weight.
I will try it tomorrow.
I really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
You know Mr Black, this is the first bike I have...

You know Mr Black, this is the first bike I have had with such a sophisticated suspension.
There will certainly be a learning curve for me.
Sometimes when you think you should be softening or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,783
Posted By Toto
I think that the new Versysn, FJ09, Vstrom and...

I think that the new Versysn, FJ09, Vstrom and S10 are all excellent bikes.
Just pick the one that fits your needs the best.
That new Versys wiii be a mile munching, fast slab machine and probably...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
The factory position for rear preload is 11...

The factory position for rear preload is 11 clicks out.
I sofened mine to 8 clicks after measuring sag on stand, on wheels and with me on it. It rode like shit. I then tightend it up to 14 clicks...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
Ya, I rode home a few blocks yesterday without...

Ya, I rode home a few blocks yesterday without earplugs.:eek1:lol3
NOT a good sounding bike while riding.
My Wee made some funny noises and this one is worse and the stock pipe sounds like the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,749
Posted By Toto
I just picked up a new 2014 Khaki Vstrom 1000 SE...

I just picked up a new 2014 Khaki Vstrom 1000 SE on Thursday.
Got almost 400 klm on it already.
Nice bike...handles real nice.
A real back roads rum runner!
I was a little worried it would be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 17,529
Posted By Toto
Ya, that pretty much says it all re Honda...for...

Ya, that pretty much says it all re Honda...for some time now.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27,727
Views: 5,496,350
Posted By Toto
Yes, there is a lot of milarkey on this thread,...

Yes, there is a lot of milarkey on this thread, but that, in part is what makes it fun!
There is a lot of good info on it also...you just gotta sift through Pluric's shenanigans to find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,713
Posted By Toto
do you practice shooting yourself?

do you practice shooting yourself?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,107
Posted By Toto
Sidecar and motor...yer 6 YEARS too late!:D ...

Sidecar and motor...yer 6 YEARS too late!:D


...not that there's anything wrong with that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,602
Views: 553,909
Posted By Toto
Thanx for the direction...

Thanx for the direction...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,602
Views: 553,909
Posted By Toto
Why did Jerry get the boot! Ya...some of his...

Why did Jerry get the boot!
Ya...some of his posts were "out there", but he had some good points in some of his posts.
If you don't like his ramblings..don't read 'em.
There are lots of other...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 41,051
Posted By Toto
Ya...that sounds pretty wild!:wink::clap

Ya...that sounds pretty wild!:wink::clap
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,096
Posted By Toto
Ya...I noticed that heated jacket on display at...

Ya...I noticed that heated jacket on display at the time.
I was thinking about getting a heated liner for riding.
The only concern was no heated sleeves.
I sure could have used it for ice fishing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27,727
Views: 5,496,350
Posted By Toto
Pissed "We aren't all in the gray hair club yet." ...

"We aren't all in the gray hair club yet."

Piss off!:fyyff



:eek1:wink::lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,193,814
Posted By Toto
"alcohol" There...I shortened it for you...

"alcohol"

There...I shortened it for you Rat110...:wink:
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 442,791
Posted By Toto
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 442,791
Posted By Toto
My dad was an electrician and he used to see...

My dad was an electrician and he used to see blown, screw in type fuses, with penny's behind 'em on a fairly regular basis back in the day....:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 1,269,128
Posted By Toto
"Reminds me of an old joke: Fart, 10% substance...

"Reminds me of an old joke: Fart, 10% substance and 90% aroma."


Wait 'till your over 50...:eek1
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 442,791
Posted By Toto
Do you now or did you ever own a KLR?:wink:

Do you now or did you ever own a KLR?:wink:
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,096
Posted By Toto
Thanx Vic With your info and a little more...

Thanx Vic

With your info and a little more digging on Youtube, I think I will go with the 1/4 inch. Light and easy to handle.
I have a 1/2 inch air gun for the bigger stuff.
Thanx
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