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Forum: Beasts Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 255,463
Posted By Lion BR
I agree. Actually, I have a feeling this bike is...

I agree. Actually, I have a feeling this bike is going to be the best enduro bike of all bikes being offered these days. At least it will be good for the people who are serious about taking these...
Forum: Beasts Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
If you are a good rider, ABS not working won't...

If you are a good rider, ABS not working won't deter you, right? You just keep riding and using the brakes as always. Put duct tape on the instrument cluster if the ABS light bothers you. :rofl Same...
Forum: Beasts Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
Sarcasm is not easy to detect on written words. I...

Sarcasm is not easy to detect on written words. I had to read a few of your earlier posts to see where you stood in this conversation, to understand your humor. And then I could appreciate it. Old...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 255,463
Posted By Lion BR
If reports are correct, it will have traction...

If reports are correct, it will have traction control and abs (both designed for dirt riding - or equivalent to Enduro mode on the BMWs, I suppose) and will have a super-moto mode as well.

Just...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By Lion BR
You should say it out loud: "I want a street...

You should say it out loud: "I want a street bike. :roflAn adventure-styled street bike. And it better look good and dirt-agressive for the starbucks coffee I mean...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By Lion BR
For a dirt application, perhaps increase torque...

For a dirt application, perhaps increase torque sacrificing some HP.
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By Lion BR
Of course, it could be that the 700 is the "hers"...

Of course, it could be that the 700 is the "hers" bike and the 800 the "his" bike. It would be a disappointment for me, if that is the case...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By Lion BR
My bet (or my wish list) FZ-07-based adv...

My bet (or my wish list)

FZ-07-based adv bike: 21 in front wheel, real adv bike, lighter than F800GS and 800XC, more aggressive for dirt. The real Ténéré spirit!

FZ-09-based bike: 19 in front...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By Lion BR
With the 3cyl motor it will be heavier than...

With the 3cyl motor it will be heavier than 450lbs to achieve your desired 250+ miles based on the mpg of the FZ-09. It will be more like the Tiger 800XC and the F800GS. If not heavier.

With the 2...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 255,463
Posted By Lion BR
+ 1 on the above

+ 1 on the above
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By Lion BR
Photos or it does not exist. :lurk

Photos or it does not exist.

:lurk
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
These bikes you and I can buy have dashboards...

These bikes you and I can buy have dashboards with lots of information - they will tell you when something is not working on a clear way.

I think you should follow your own advice. :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 59,495
Posted By Lion BR
And remember, for the unifilter he kept the...

And remember, for the unifilter he kept the airbox unifilter gasket. That closed the airbox tight.

With the paper filter test, air could go through the filter AND the gap between the airbox and...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By Lion BR
I received an online survey request from Yamaha a...

I received an online survey request from Yamaha a couple of years ago, exactly it seemed about this size of the market.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
You are mixing apples and guacomole here. Rider...

You are mixing apples and guacomole here. Rider skills, awareness and forward observation is one thing.

The capacity of the brake system to stop the bike under various road conditions, such as in...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
You are mixing apples and guacomole here. Rider...

You are mixing apples and guacomole here. Rider skills, awareness and forward observation is one thing.

The capacity of the brake system to stop the bike in various road conditions is another. ON...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
if you survive the crash, that is.:D

if you survive the crash, that is.:D
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
sleeve a bendable plastic straw on the one on the...

sleeve a bendable plastic straw on the one on the left, bend it to where it needs to go and let it rip.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
Many thanks!!! I will check it and see where is...

Many thanks!!! I will check it and see where is (if there is) the best access to it without removing the tank.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
Sorry about the interruption. Please carry on,...

Sorry about the interruption. Please carry on, this is really an interesting debate. :rofl Much better than "reality TV."
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
Tank slapper? Check this out. <iframe...

Tank slapper? Check this out.

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Bxp0KRNfgho?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="640"></iframe>

All under control in the end.

But...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
I read Mike's review. I'm thinking on the...

I read Mike's review.

I'm thinking on the field solutions, in my humble view, and until a final design change is made, is more like this:
...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
Good point Paul. On my way home from my trip,...

Good point Paul. On my way home from my trip, when I got into traffic, stop and go, my bike stalled several times, sometimes it would not re-start on first or second attempts. It can be really...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
It helps. But let me show you a picture here,...

It helps. But let me show you a picture here, can you please pin point the area in question on this picture? Using "left" and "right" etc. would be helpful based on this picture. THANKS!!!
...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
Thanks T. No question, it is beautiful terrain!...

Thanks T. No question, it is beautiful terrain! And it perfectly suits this kind of bike.

I will defintely try two things. A small WD40 (or similar) can and an airduster can. Will try the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
I will check that. But I wonder if one of those...

I will check that. But I wonder if one of those air-dust cleaner cans would do that job on the field. Problem is to aim it right where it needs to go without removing the tank. I'm getting good at...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
The roller (red arrow) is a few inches away from...

The roller (red arrow) is a few inches away from the shaft (behind the black bar, under the yellow arrow), with a small plate between them. And the roller is between the two air intakes of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
You guys are missing the point. Failure is part...

You guys are missing the point. Failure is part of the adventure. Look at what happened with Che Guevara and his buddy. If their Norton was bullet proof, they would have arrived in Miami. And the US...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
Check where people say they aim their WD40...

Check where people say they aim their WD40 "on-the-field" fix.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,857
Posted By Lion BR
I love ABS on my motorcycles. Street or dirt. ...

I love ABS on my motorcycles. Street or dirt. Yeah, I wish I could lock the rear brake every now and then. But for stopping power, the front ABS brake is great. I still think I do a great job...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
But you see why I find it hard to believe...

But you see why I find it hard to believe squirting from the outside works? In the video you see the boot moving WITH the shaft. How's that holding it down? And how is the lube fixing that?

But...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,265
Posted By Lion BR
Sounds more like a screeching belt than a bendix...

Sounds more like a screeching belt than a bendix to me. Is the belt tension adjustable? Of course, it should not be a toothed belt... right? Otherwise it won't slip... unless it is really worn.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13,710
Views: 4,690,784
Posted By Lion BR
Important from Germany, but originally from...

Important from Germany, but originally from France?
Where was the restoration done?
France?
Germany?
Poland?

That might tell a few things about this bike.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20,742
Views: 3,599,587
Posted By Lion BR
You must be a troll or you need an interpreter...

You must be a troll or you need an interpreter for picture viewing. :D

The OEM filter looked CLEAN to me on that photo.
I just did this service on my bike recently, and found out my airbox was...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,126
Posted By Lion BR
I've taken my bike's tank off, stared at this...

I've taken my bike's tank off, stared at this thing (stepper motor) and still don't know where is the actual problem.

The shaft has a rubber boot. Spraying lube at the outside of rubber boot...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 255,463
Posted By Lion BR
By the way, Yamaha knows only 12% of Super...

By the way, Yamaha knows only 12% of Super Tenere's owners ride it off road. That means 88% of those dirt ready bikes are actually Starbucks coffee getters. That is an interesting statistic.

But...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 255,463
Posted By Lion BR
That's very hot in my book... :evil

That's very hot in my book... :evil
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 255,463
Posted By Lion BR
I'm sure they did research and know who they are...

I'm sure they did research and know who they are targeting. It just may be that it is me and not you they are targeting. Or vice-versa. :D But I tend to think they know what they are doing. And I...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 406,470
Posted By Lion BR
Ouch! I agree with you and others, probably...

Ouch!

I agree with you and others, probably the Shinko 705 tires are only good enough for gravel and dirt.

However, when going on wet clay soils, knobs or not, I doubt it will be too different...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 406,470
Posted By Lion BR
The reality is that tires won't transform dirt...

The reality is that tires won't transform dirt into pavement. I slow down for curves! :-)
But I like the bit of slipping action I get from Shinkos. Here is another video of Shinkos in action.
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