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Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 389,391
Posted By Bain Dramage
The most important question is, of course, what...

The most important question is, of course, what kind of oil will it use? :hide
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 389,391
Posted By Bain Dramage
An adventure bike (one that is actually built to...

An adventure bike (one that is actually built to ride off road/primitive roads) with 1000cc engine, that weighs 180 kilos dry would be extremely impressive.

Heck, keeping it at 205 kilos would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,806
Posted By Bain Dramage
You say you ride "around town". How big is the...

You say you ride "around town". How big is the town?

Both bikes you mention are great bikes for their intended purposes, but for riding around a city under 50,000 population and doing dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10,086
Views: 1,800,782
Posted By Bain Dramage
Thanks for the details on this. Reading it gives...

Thanks for the details on this. Reading it gives me that "uh-oh" feeling.

I have about 325 miles on my CRF, and in just the last 25 miles or so I noticed a bit of a "clattering" sound coming...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10,086
Views: 1,800,782
Posted By Bain Dramage
In Northern Calif: Sticker price + "Freight &...

In Northern Calif: Sticker price + "Freight & Setup" + Tax + Lic. I bought mine last week and when I shopped around I found that OTD pricing varied from $5,800 to $6,500.

All of the dealers I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-25-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Bain Dramage
Garmin GPSMAP 64st

I'm looking for a GPS for the handlebar, that can:


Show me a topo of the immediate area
Capture waypoints that I manually take (like when I take a right turn), so that I can
Backtrack to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10,086
Views: 1,800,782
Posted By Bain Dramage
I drank the red cool-aid

It followed me home today. Here's proof.
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bain Dramage
3-wheel bike conversion to adv bike?

I assume this has been done, but does anyone know of a conversion of a 3-wheel bike (like the can-am, and now Yamaha is introducing a small one) to an adv bike?

Seems costly, but I wonder if it...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
My local dealer has 2013 Super Teneres for...

My local dealer has 2013 Super Teneres for $12,790 and 3.99% financing. Your choice of colors.

I'm going to optimistically guess that they want to make room for the 2014 models.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
Will the changes to the 2014 model increase...

Will the changes to the 2014 model increase sales?

I can buy brand new 2012 and 2013 Super Teneres for a great price. There;s tons of them available. This means many 2012 and 2013 models went...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 88,045
Posted By Bain Dramage
[QUOTE=GrahamD;23469623] 70% of BMW owners...

[QUOTE=GrahamD;23469623]
70% of BMW owners according to the figures, the actual owners surveys, don't have major problems. That leaves 30% that do have Major problems in the first three years.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 88,045
Posted By Bain Dramage
That is interesting. I wonder where they...

That is interesting.

I wonder where they get the data that supports statements like this:

"Owners will point to its practicality, its strong residuals, but 90% are just like school-run...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,958
Posted By Bain Dramage
Well said. I do hope Honda is willing to build a...

Well said. I do hope Honda is willing to build a bike (or more than one) according to the specs provided by riders - as opposed to picking a price point and seeing what they can fit into the design....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,486
Posted By Bain Dramage
Looking forward to the ID BDR! Do you do...

Looking forward to the ID BDR!

Do you do these routes on a DR650? Seems I only see BMW and KTM in the videos...

Any plans on doing California??

A CA <> OR <> WA would be a terrific...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
I have a bike with electronic suspension, cruise...

I have a bike with electronic suspension, cruise control, heated grips, and a heated seat. They all work wonderfully.

I would not buy a bike built for long-distance travel that did not have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 295,392
Posted By Bain Dramage
Awesome Vid Hoots!

Awesome Vid Hoots!
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 295,392
Posted By Bain Dramage
[QUOTE=LukasM;23299654]Define better? ...

[QUOTE=LukasM;23299654]Define better?

QUOTE]

That's a great point - and I should have identified my metrics.

1. Comfortable enough & powerful on highway at 60MPH (even in the mountains)...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 295,392
Posted By Bain Dramage
I second this question. I'm looking for something...

I second this question. I'm looking for something to take me from my home in the valley to my vacation home in the mountains (85 miles of 2-lane 55MPH roads), ride local fire roads and moderate...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,728
Posted By Bain Dramage
I was going to ask if you have a sister who is at...

I was going to ask if you have a sister who is at least 18 years old - then offer some suggestions on the money thing, but nevermind.
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
A Yamaha 700 - twin or triple - configured as an...

A Yamaha 700 - twin or triple - configured as an ADV bike - would be a wonderful addition to the mid-size market.
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 19,879
Posted By Bain Dramage
Assuming I would be travelling with the support...

Assuming I would be travelling with the support crew they had - I would take two bikes.

BMW GS for tarmac, and something like a KTM 690 Enduro or 500 Exc for the primitive roads.

Best of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,532
Posted By Bain Dramage
Sell the GSA - despite it being a wonderful bike....

Sell the GSA - despite it being a wonderful bike.

Buy a KTM 1190 Adventure R AND a KTM 350 EXC. They live well together and play separately quite nicely!

Go to your dealership right now...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Bain Dramage
KTM 690 if you're doing distance and wide open...

KTM 690 if you're doing distance and wide open spaces paved/offroad combo at high speeds.

KTM 500 if you blasting around a desert area.

KTM 350 if you're in the mountains/forests.

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,532
Posted By Bain Dramage
Keep drinking and smoking till Tuesday, then go...

Keep drinking and smoking till Tuesday, then go out and buy a KTM 350 EXC-F before you sober up.

You'll thank yourself on Thursday.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Bain Dramage
Get a custom seat made. There are several...

Get a custom seat made.

There are several good options available.

I had two done by Rick Mayer http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ and they are excellent.

Rick is also an RN, so he...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
I can buy a brand new, 2013 Super-T for $12K +...

I can buy a brand new, 2013 Super-T for $12K + tax & lic. That's a terrific price for a big adventure bike.

That said, Yamaha markets the Super-T based on price (if you can call what they do...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
The Super-T has two big challenges when striving...

The Super-T has two big challenges when striving to achieve market share:
BMW GS
KTM 1190 (particularly the Adv R)

The Super-T has one big advantage:
Price Point and TCO (two sides of the...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,584
Posted By Bain Dramage
Looks like Yamaha is listening. Good for them....

Looks like Yamaha is listening. Good for them. The updates are a big step in the right direction.

The future of ADV bikes will be all about selective ride modes.

I hope the updated S10 sells...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Bain Dramage
Wouldn't it be nice if Yamaha made a WR450R?

Wouldn't it be nice if Yamaha made a WR450R?
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 29,304
Posted By Bain Dramage
What Yamaha Should Do

Yamaha needs more people voting with their wallets - buying this bike - or the model will be history. It is not selling well enough to keep it going long-term. This is a shame.

My suggestions to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Bain Dramage
I would like to see cruise control on the 800 as...

I would like to see cruise control on the 800 as well.

Not so sure about EGAS but Jim Cramer says it's a buy.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 235,555
Posted By Bain Dramage
OMG OMG OMG! I'm so glad you and Patty...

OMG OMG OMG!

I'm so glad you and Patty walked away form that.

Very sorry to hear about the bike. What a wonderful journey so far - and what a tragedy for the bike - but very happy to read you...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,870
Posted By Bain Dramage
FI for better mileage and altitude performance...

FI for better mileage and altitude performance would be a significant leap forward.

If they can keep pricing static (I think the new ones are bit spendy as it is), they should increase market...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,221
Posted By Bain Dramage
Thumb Terrific RR and pics. I'm following. :lurk ...

Terrific RR and pics. I'm following. :lurk

Hows your Spanish? Thinking of doing similar trip, but wondering if I need to spend a year learning basic communication.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 162,342
Posted By Bain Dramage
Does this one have cruise control, or is that...

Does this one have cruise control, or is that only the GS 1200's?

Cruise control would be sweet for laying down the miles.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 162,342
Posted By Bain Dramage
Anyone ride both the new 800GS Adventure and the...

Anyone ride both the new 800GS Adventure and the new Water Cooled R 1200 GS?

Looks like weights are close, though the boxer carries it low on the bike.

Be curious to know the handling...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 162,342
Posted By Bain Dramage
But does the new model have cruise control? ...

But does the new model have cruise control?

I hope BMW adds CC to the new 800's. Awesome feature for LD riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,468
Posted By Bain Dramage
http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ Go in...

http://www.rickmayercycle.com/

Go in person, and have it fitted.

If you can't go in person, send requirements and photos and phone to explain what you need. For a DS, you will probably want...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bain Dramage
BDR on a Ural or 1WD Hack?

Doing one/all of the BDR routes on a Ural -or- some other hack.

What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

Why?
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 698,827
Posted By Bain Dramage
I talked to a dealer yesterday who sells Husky...

I talked to a dealer yesterday who sells Husky (but not BMW or KTM) and he said he was informed that his dealership would continue to sell Husky after the sale of Husky becomes final.

His...
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