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Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 65,254
Posted By SilverBullet
Hmm..you didn't spell it like you did above did...

Hmm..you didn't spell it like you did above did you?

I just used TRACKSPOT ten minutes ago online and got free tracking on my Gen 2 that hadn't been activated for ~ 6 months. I've renewed twice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
That and notice his ever changing setups. That's...

That and notice his ever changing setups. That's something I do also, pack with your current trip in mind only. For me oversized Jesse bags, rear compartment, two sizes of dry bags and a Nomad...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
Curious about all the front wheel off flat tire...

Curious about all the front wheel off flat tire photos. Are these tire slices too large for tire plugs so you must remove and patch from the inside. I always thought that most flats too big to seal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
Interesting hydration system but definitely not...

Interesting hydration system but definitely not for everyone.

My camelback still has ice after 6 hrs. I like the water on my back so I can drink while standing on the pegs. It is also my water...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
Where did you buy this from? I like this much...

Where did you buy this from? I like this much better than the threaded rod coupler and my current makeshift 3/4" bolt with nuts jammed onto it.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 64,606
Posted By SilverBullet
That is exactly why I did mine soon after buying...

That is exactly why I did mine soon after buying the bike. I knew I would be doing it eventually and would be asking that same question and then kicking myself in the head for waiting. It is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
My high beams are exceptional. I did upgrade both...

My high beams are exceptional. I did upgrade both bulbs to Osram 65W Off Road though. I ordered a Rigid LED bar prior to taking delivery of my bike based on reports of the lights being lacking. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
Very very nice for sure but ouch! About a grand...

Very very nice for sure but ouch! About a grand invested there in that setup.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
And still yet you'll find the most Fuelly data...

And still yet you'll find the most Fuelly data here:
http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/yamaha/super_tenere_1200_z

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
Wow that mileage for the rear tire also? If you...

Wow that mileage for the rear tire also? If you haven't pitched the old rear tire yet I would love to see a photo.
I've read some getting high mileage but didn't think it was typical. From your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
How many miles do you average from a Dakar E07? ...

How many miles do you average from a Dakar E07?

I think you forgot about the pesky German part that failed.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
Yellow? One of us must be color blind then. Blue...

Yellow? One of us must be color blind then. Blue and orange like a 990 Dakar.

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Forum: Vendors 05-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 912,136
Posted By SilverBullet
What a shame all the photo links are broken in...

What a shame all the photo links are broken in this thread. So much ingenuinity and hard work went into this build, I would love to see the visual.

Wasp, any chance the photos can be restored?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,201
Posted By SilverBullet
Never had a Tourance. My stock rear Battlewing...

Never had a Tourance. My stock rear Battlewing had 5,000 miles and about 70% gone when I replaced it with the 805.

The current 3,700 miles on the 805 are mostly easy touring miles. Only 100 miles...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,201
Posted By SilverBullet
Update for the rear 805 on my Super Tenere after...

Update for the rear 805 on my Super Tenere after two weeks. Rear tire is now at 3,700 miles, looks well worn but tread measures 5-5.5 mm. New tire measures 11 mm. Based on that I figure another 2,000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,672
Posted By SilverBullet
Here's another to consider and it's a 300 XC-W...

Here's another to consider and it's a 300 XC-W not a 200 XC. Also buying from a known reputable seller goes a long way in my book.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103072

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,201
Posted By SilverBullet
Nothing has changed here yet in regards to that....

Nothing has changed here yet in regards to that. And don't forget all the alligators on the roads also. They never clear the roadways of those carcasses they just let them eventually get knocked off...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,201
Posted By SilverBullet
Mounted a set on my Super Tenere last week. After...

Mounted a set on my Super Tenere last week. After a quick scrub got speed up to 100mph for a test and so smooth could have removed both hands from bars, chopped throttle hard and same. I don't static...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
Okay you got your wish, this thread really sucks...

Okay you got your wish, this thread really sucks big time again. Can we now go back to the best oil talk and BMW bashing again? At least that is usually entertaining. I like Mobil 1 15W-50 full...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By SilverBullet
+1 Another thing to consider is how long do...

+1

Another thing to consider is how long do you plan on keeping the bike and anticipated miles to be racked up. Extending your warranty to 5 yrs unlimited mileage for only $104 a year is a no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
They're only blue now because you're in cold...

They're only blue now because you're in cold Canada. Once you travel south and they warm up the blue will disappear. That's why you don't see the blue color on Yamaha's USA website. Lol
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
I know those boxes are popular but to me they...

I know those boxes are popular but to me they look too added-on and hard edged. If I kept the bags on 100% of the time to hide it then would be okay but with bags on that little extra space is really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By SilverBullet
I also still have my DL650 after buying the...

I also still have my DL650 after buying the Tenere. My Wee has basically stock suspension (emulators, Sonic spring, fork brace) and compared to the stock Tenere suspension it sucks off road. Stock...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
*Getyour ECU reflashed/unrestricted and S mode...

*Getyour ECU reflashed/unrestricted and S mode is impressive.
*Tools are under the right front side panel by the battery. Not much there though but something.
*There is some heat coming from the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,672
Posted By SilverBullet
You don't have to have DOT stamped tires to pass...

You don't have to have DOT stamped tires to pass safety inspection. The Texas DPS requirement is your tires cannot be stamped "off highway use only" . This opens up your selection considerably and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,672
Posted By SilverBullet
Here's one priced a little better and a real 300....

Here's one priced a little better and a real 300.

http://houston.craigslist.org/snw/4976891503.html

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,201
Posted By SilverBullet
Yeah the E805, 150/70-17 rear I put on last month...

Yeah the E805, 150/70-17 rear I put on last month was "Made in Korea" also. My bike is in AZ though so I cant supply a photo. Unless someone has mad CSI like photo rendering skills.

E804/805 now...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,136
Posted By SilverBullet
I thought we use chain lube on the shifter pivot...

I thought we use chain lube on the shifter pivot bolt?
Not sure what's best PJ-1, Bel Ray, WD40 or DuPont teflon. Or maybe hook up a Scott's oiler? Lol

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,676
Posted By SilverBullet
Comes in one very big strong box, just weighed...

Comes in one very big strong box, just weighed mine and is 2-1/2 lbs empty (edit: I weighed a smaller U-Haul box in error. Double that box weight so ~25 lbs total would be more accurate). Plus Eric...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,440
Posted By SilverBullet
I see they now offer a 17" rear tire to fit the...

I see they now offer a 17" rear tire to fit the KLR650 and DR650 also. Good call on Shinko's part.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
Same here but with more bikes comes more...

Same here but with more bikes comes more maintenance. If decision is whether to ride on the weekend or stay home to wrench guess which wins out? So I ride the bike that's ready to roll and let the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,858
Posted By SilverBullet
What is the fuel capacity being targeted? This...

What is the fuel capacity being targeted? This would be the most important data for me. If the increase is at least 3 gals I would be in the "in the future" bracket if the looks of it were not too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
Ouch! Plus you have a state income tax also. Your...

Ouch! Plus you have a state income tax also. Your state sales tax is the lowest of any state that has a tax (a few with zero sales tax) but you rank in the top five for highest local sales tax so the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,136
Posted By SilverBullet
I was going to try a MC60 set until I heard they...

I was going to try a MC60 set until I heard they are being discontinued. You wont be able to find them in 6 months so I decided not to even try. Afraid I would love them and then never be able to buy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28,479
Views: 5,811,854
Posted By SilverBullet
Not a good time to sell a used Tenere that is for...

Not a good time to sell a used Tenere that is for sure. But once the Yamaha incentives run out and pricing goes back to normal things will even out some after a couple years. I have bought leftover...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,593
Posted By SilverBullet
Not "owned" but "own" and still occasionally race...

Not "owned" but "own" and still occasionally race it. After the 2nd lap of my very first moto on it I had dagger like pain in my lower back. Upon returning to my pit I started searching kidney belts...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,593
Posted By SilverBullet
I don't think they always say that. Some would...

I don't think they always say that. Some would not even be satisified with the stock ES suspension. So if you need to change it out anyway for your riding satisfaction why pay for a more expensive...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,440
Posted By SilverBullet
Not bad for a big block. Quieter than a TKC80 but...

Not bad for a big block. Quieter than a TKC80 but a little louder than a Full Bore M40/41 (Shinko 705)

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Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,440
Posted By SilverBullet
Was below freezing early mornings but warmed up...

Was below freezing early mornings but warmed up into the 70's when the mid day sun came out. 1st day we got rain and sleet in the morning but that afternoon and Days 2 and 3 it was beautiful all day....
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,440
Posted By SilverBullet
Not really, I packed up the bike and jumped on...

Not really, I packed up the bike and jumped on the road immediately after installing the tire.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh216/harisond/V-Strom/20150223_142006_zpskhqzjq58.jpg...
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