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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:56 AM
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Posted By YamaLink
Red:...

Red: http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/scout-indian-red
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
On backorder forever my PowerParts tail tidy came...

On backorder forever my PowerParts tail tidy came in. Fits great, easy install. About $120. I was content riding the stock fender and am somewhat frugal toward tail tidies and the like, but the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
I have zero remorse buying my 1290. Having said...

I have zero remorse buying my 1290. Having said that how did you like the S1000R's electronics? On-the-fly, adjustments, etc? Especially after turning bike on/off. Or do you keep it basic and just...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
I know YMMV and it depends on rider size, style,...

I know YMMV and it depends on rider size, style, etc., but in your opinion is the forward position not as street-friendly? I'm 5'10" with 32" inseam and right now I have bars in rearward position and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Exactly. I knew the tail tidy would be a wait,...

Exactly. I knew the tail tidy would be a wait, joked with the dealer "I'll probably get it in winter (we get lots of snow and ice thus I'm not riding)" but the tank pad has been back ordered almost 2...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 100,965
Posted By YamaLink
Rode a friend's 1000R yesterday for about 50...

Rode a friend's 1000R yesterday for about 50 miles. Full disclosure: I purchased a KTM 1290R last month.

I'm not an inline 4 fan these days due to decades of Japanese liter bikes, but this BMW...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 210,205
Posted By YamaLink
Rev'It Airwave fit compared to Dainese Air Flux

Can't decide between the two. Mainly because the Airwave was "redesigned" a year or so for a more Euro slim fit. Looking at the Revzilla vids the Rev'It still seems more boxy. Maybe it is the model,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Thanks! Just tried killing ignition via the...

Thanks! Just tried killing ignition via the switch and the SPORT mode stays on!!

Somewhat related: The ROAD & SuperMoto option defaults back to Road even with workaround; guess that's where the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Mine can be completely turned off via the two...

Mine can be completely turned off via the two settings on the screen: MTC and ABS. The third line/option is ROAD or SUMO.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
I've been wondering how the MTC reacts under full...

I've been wondering how the MTC reacts under full throttle use. So the light comes on.....does this mean the rear wheel spinning stop and the bike accelerates with maximum efficiency or does the ecu...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
That is crazy. Several KTM dealers told me...

That is crazy. Several KTM dealers told me they're charging "just" $180 for actual prep time. Said the $400 charge even shocked those able to afford the 1290.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
I haven't even ventured into supermoto mode....

I haven't even ventured into supermoto mode. Thinking it's next since I've decided TC is a must stay on for me. ABS is a gametime decision.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
If by glorious you mean it made my gut sink and...

If by glorious you mean it made my gut sink and cheeks pull back in awe then yes, enough that I pulled over to put MTC back on! *yes, my Aprilia and BMW buds can do it quickly on the fly.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Even though I had the video example and written...

Even though I had the video example and written how-to of how to reset the service light it took me about an hour before I got the 10 second procedure through my thick skull. Break-in miles and oil...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Thanks! The wiring and oem were my main issue....

Thanks! The wiring and oem were my main issue. Local dealer price on the PP is $115 but availability is vaporware.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Is the Power Parts tail tidy the only option...

Is the Power Parts tail tidy the only option which utilizes the oem blinkers and wiring? Can't find it online to get a visual. Link would be appreciated.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Exactly. Only reason I went for it is the...

Exactly. Only reason I went for it is the lifelong family friend owns the KTM dealership. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
I've never done extended warranties on anything....

I've never done extended warranties on anything. Big rip-off. The car dealership and their upsells of "this car has an expensive windshield and for only $950 we guarantee a crack will be fixed" or...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Not that it's a major DIY, but I did the 1000km...

Not that it's a major DIY, but I did the 1000km first service. Purchased filter at shop for $7.20, oil at auto store for $12 per quart and in about 15 minutes was done with fluid check, chain...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By YamaLink
Wow, talk about a transformation! Bike looks 50...

Wow, talk about a transformation! Bike looks 50 pounds lighter and more menacing.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 168,381
Posted By YamaLink
While it's almost a polar opposite from my 1290...

While it's almost a polar opposite from my 1290 the Nine T was a top contender. Bmw captures a great buying demographic potential.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Unfortunately for my options the Aprilia...

Unfortunately for my options the Aprilia dealership is no more. The long-time Ape dealer let it go and the new one let it go after a year. Called around the West asking because that V4 is beyond...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
I'm still pre-600 miles on mine and cautiously...

I'm still pre-600 miles on mine and cautiously getting to know the beast. With great traction and in sport mode will TC always act as fail safe?

Is it an abrupt end to fun or seamless? Like...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
My dealer got a black demo and an orange one. I...

My dealer got a black demo and an orange one. I had no idea they made the matte black. Dealer has to keep the demo for 3 months. I bought it 2 weeks and 36 miles old. The next black comes in July and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Middle of today's ride, filling up with gas, the...

Middle of today's ride, filling up with gas, the bike started and it was in Sport mode! Yea, finally. Later in ride, restart, back to Street mode. Oh well, it was nice thinking the manual was wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Ah, now I get it!!

Ah, now I get it!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
My manual and my persistence trying cannot get...

My manual and my persistence trying cannot get the bike to change modes on the fly. I've read yours stays in Sport even after turning key on/off. Mine does as manual says: reverts back to default...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
With just a little bit of fine-tuning things like...

With just a little bit of fine-tuning things like lever position, suspension, etc., this is going to be a very nice street bike. Nearest track is about 6 hours away and although many say it's a shame...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By YamaLink
Very nice pics. Currently own a black 2008 S3...

Very nice pics. Currently own a black 2008 S3 with Arrow slip-ons, but it's being sold for a 1290R. Will surely miss the bug eyes.

You keeping it stock....other than taking off the fork...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 130,662
Posted By YamaLink
Picking up my black 1290R in a few hours. Almost...

Picking up my black 1290R in a few hours. Almost purchased the 990 back in 2009 but ended up with the Speed Triple. Been seeking more power, lighter weight, decent suspension and dealer support for...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,684
Posted By YamaLink
I'm picking up a black 1290 tomorrow, but did a...

I'm picking up a black 1290 tomorrow, but did a little searching online and this forum for the "1190 or 1290" posts. Wanted to make sure I had no regret....and because the mid-10 second 1/4 mile...
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,385
Posted By YamaLink
Likin' it!

Likin' it!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11,960
Views: 1,503,815
Posted By YamaLink
Boise. Winter. Selling a $25,000 used bike:...

Boise. Winter. Selling a $25,000 used bike: http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/3434064394.html
I've heard it around town. Windows shaking, women running with children in arms.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By YamaLink
Thanks for all the input. He's decided against...

Thanks for all the input. He's decided against the Aprilias and is leaning toward the BMW F800R. Will have to wait for the 2012; the coworker appears to be out of the F800R option. It's the only...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By YamaLink
Recommend new Aprilia Shiver for newbie friend??

Friend wants to get a new street bike. He's pretty inexperienced on the street having owned just a (I'm laughing typing this) Yamaha Majesty/Majestic (?) scooter - the big heavy 250cc pig scooter....
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,029
Posted By YamaLink
Since 1985! Sold 2 times to family members before...

Since 1985! Sold 2 times to family members before ending back in the garage. Doesn't get ridden much. Was excited for the new gen VMax but the cost and weight were even scarier than the original's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,221
Posted By YamaLink
Good thread. I'm in the market and there is an L...

Good thread. I'm in the market and there is an L and a R for sale on the local CL.
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,864
Posted By YamaLink
One of my lust criteria in new bikes is sound,...

One of my lust criteria in new bikes is sound, and I hold my 85 Vmax with Kerker exhaust as the criteria others are based on; my Triumph Speed Triple with Arrows is a distant second. Almost went with...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,029
Posted By YamaLink
Still have my '85. Thought about getting the new...

Still have my '85. Thought about getting the new Gen, but several factors stopped me, namely, the price and the weight and the price.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 44,500
Views: 8,555,221
Posted By YamaLink
I like the "jump" that hillclimb has in the...

I like the "jump" that hillclimb has in the beginning; I put "jump" in quotes because last year famed MX racer Damon Bradshaw showed up to the Big Nasty Hillclimb outside Boise, Idaho, and proceeded...
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