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Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 810,985
Posted By Bain Dramage
Honda can make the new bike: 1. Light 2....

Honda can make the new bike:
1. Light
2. Powerful
3. Low priced
Pick two of the above.

My guess is that they will go with a heavy bike (relative to the competition) because it will be built...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,049,837
Posted By Bain Dramage
No Sertao?

No Sertao?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,891
Posted By Bain Dramage
When do we get the YouTube sneak peek? Will...

When do we get the YouTube sneak peek?

Will the DVD and tracks be out in Feb?
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 810,985
Posted By Bain Dramage
The frame on Steph's CRF 250 just snapped. Not a...

The frame on Steph's CRF 250 just snapped. Not a great ad for Honda's "Adventure" theme.

Hopefully their new adventure bike is built to withstand the rigors of actual adventures.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 810,985
Posted By Bain Dramage
I totally agree with Heavy Fuel. I don't see a...

I totally agree with Heavy Fuel. I don't see a need in the current marketplace for a 1000cc 500+ lb "dual sport".

Something in the 500-700 range, with an emphasis on lower weight would be nice....
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 810,985
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 810,985
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,041
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 2,012,498
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 2,012,498
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 2,012,498
Posted By Bain Dramage
I drank the red cool-aid

It followed me home today. Here's proof.
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
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, 06:53 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,554
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,554
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,513
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,891
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, 06:34 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 356,787
Posted By Bain Dramage
Awesome Vid Hoots!

Awesome Vid Hoots!
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 356,787
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 356,787
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,011
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,597
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,725
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
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, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,725
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 115,959
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, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 31,127
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 244,678
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,101
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,800
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, 07:15 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 185,901
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.
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