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Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,630
Posted By bmac
I read your review and agree with most all of it....

I read your review and agree with most all of it. I had a 2006 FJR1300 and moved to a 2012 Super Tenere. My initial plan was to keep both but a few rides on the S10 convinced me I would not be riding...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 43,656
Posted By bmac
I was expecting a more of a budget version...

I was expecting a more of a budget version similar to the FZ-09 but if they have available stuff like cruise and heated grips I will be buying one as well.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
No problem, and they are the Trekker Outbacks.

No problem, and they are the Trekker Outbacks.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
My first thought was no, but.... I had to go out...

My first thought was no, but.... I had to go out to the garage and check. I can actually fit two XL full face helmets in the case. It did require some effort and one had to be slightly nested in the...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,815
Posted By bmac
Congratulations! It is a rare individual...

Congratulations!

It is a rare individual that can defame BMW's in a way that brings non-BMW owners to their defense.

BMW sells a lot of motorcycles. As a result there will be some problems and...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
In the 48L side case.

In the 48L side case.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,724
Posted By bmac
AWESOME! That is a super deal. Enjoy the...

AWESOME!

That is a super deal. Enjoy the heck out of it!
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,815
Posted By bmac
That is calculated by the onboard computer and...

That is calculated by the onboard computer and verified by miles per tank (it seems to be within 1mpg). That is a fair amount of non-freeway riding in the country. My 2012 was averaging about 46mpg...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,724
Posted By bmac
Have you ever heard this saying by Mark Twain? ...

Have you ever heard this saying by Mark Twain?

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,815
Posted By bmac
My 2014 ST ES is averaging 52mpg so that would...

My 2014 ST ES is averaging 52mpg so that would put your nc750x at 104mpg. That is fantastic. How do you do it?
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,724
Posted By bmac
motif: did you even read what the OP was looking...

motif: did you even read what the OP was looking for?? He is not looking for the best dirt bike.

Both bikes will do extremely well for the tasks as outlined.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,815
Posted By bmac
I bought one and several other folks that are...

I bought one and several other folks that are seeing the deals are jumping on them as well.

At that price point it does not have a lot of competition.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,862
Posted By bmac
Instead of posting all that you could have just...

Instead of posting all that you could have just said "I am an idiot" and saved us a lot of time.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
Never

Never
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
The top box adds the weight in the worst possible...

The top box adds the weight in the worst possible spot. Panniers that are no wider than the handlebars are not a problem as far as I am concerned.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
I actually meant the Trekker Outbacks. An...

I actually meant the Trekker Outbacks. An abbreviation that had a completely different meaning, my mistake. I went back and edited my original post.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
The Yamaha panniers do fit nice and snug and I...

The Yamaha panniers do fit nice and snug and I had them on my 2012. The locks SUCK! If someone wanted to, they could break into them with a screwdriver in about 3 seconds. Capacity was pretty good...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
The ES is fabulous. Super comfy on the slab when...

The ES is fabulous. Super comfy on the slab when piling up some miles and adjusted to sporty whenever needed.

Once you have heated grips you understand how much they can add to the adventure. The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,751
Posted By bmac
You must be referring to bikes like the Goldwing...

You must be referring to bikes like the Goldwing and Interceptor. One has a 14 year old engine design and the other is an almost new 13 year old design that was a step back from a 17 year old design....
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,724
Posted By bmac
Gotta love this forum; OP asks about A or B and...

Gotta love this forum; OP asks about A or B and some folks can't resist and offer up C. It is just a matter of time before options D, E, F and G show up.

For the question asked, if money matters,...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By bmac
When was the last oil change? If it has been...

When was the last oil change? If it has been awhile try changing that first.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Clearly, your definition of very old is not close...

Clearly, your definition of very old is not close to the norm. To gain very old status you would need to be at least 70 and probably 80 or 90. Could anyone over 50 be carded due to age concerns? I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
One definition of insanity is: doing the same...

One definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Motorcycles can be replaced. There is no reasonable explanation for the desire to keep a very...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
A car accident may attract some attention but a...

A car accident may attract some attention but a train wreck attracts a LOT of attention.

The path that Cliff has chosen is clearly marked and all the warning signs are clearly posted, but... not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Change has been made!

Change has been made!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Cliff, You talk about thinking positive and...

Cliff,
You talk about thinking positive and winning the lottery.

Yet, the reality is, by world standards, you have already have won the lottery by living in the US. Can I assume you were born...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Well Cliff, let me be the first to congratulate...

Well Cliff, let me be the first to congratulate you on your upcoming lottery windfall.

I am sure no one else is thinking as positively about winning it as you are so it is no doubt a sure thing....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Several folks check in from time to time for...

Several folks check in from time to time for exactly that reason!

There are a lot of people that get financially buried as severely as Cliff has, although the length of rope the banks provided to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,887
Posted By bmac
It may be possible but you lost some credibility...

It may be possible but you lost some credibility with the claim of 50,000 mile tire life.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Is the H2R in addition to the 2 BMW's? Are...

Is the H2R in addition to the 2 BMW's?

Are you going to be touring the world at the same time you are racing?

Do you have a good sleeping bag?
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
So, is the money magically appearing, as expected?

So, is the money magically appearing, as expected?
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
You're not alone!!

You're not alone!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
Cliff, I have been following your thread for some...

Cliff, I have been following your thread for some as I have been wondering how this soap opera was going to turn out. You're a dreamer, I get that, but it is still important to have some grasp on...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
I had the same opinion as you regarding the...

I had the same opinion as you regarding the engine. In my view, it was underpowered, lacked character, and produced too much vibration. The rest of the bike was great!

I tried the reflash and a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,773
Posted By bmac
DO NOT spend a penny on the Lotto no matter what...

DO NOT spend a penny on the Lotto no matter what some guru told you about positive thinking.



There may be hope for you yet. Don't give up on trying to sell a bike that you hardly use. When...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
Absolutely YES! Your ass will hurt like hell...

Absolutely YES!

Your ass will hurt like hell by the time you stop kicking yourself. Read ANY review from a rider that has had both and your decision will be an easy one.

Cruise Control
Heated...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25,272
Views: 4,709,710
Posted By bmac
No, it is just more clutter that has nothing to...

No, it is just more clutter that has nothing to do with the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,193
Posted By bmac
Staying with BMW or ???

Staying with BMW or ???
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,586
Posted By bmac
I am not following... I owned a 1983 VF750F,...

I am not following...

I owned a 1983 VF750F, 1994 VFR800, and a 1998 VFR 800. I sold the last one in 2006. Most folks, myself included, consider the 2002 version and beyond to be a step backwards....
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 43,656
Posted By bmac
Paul, I don't believe there are any statistics on...

Paul, I don't believe there are any statistics on what percentage of shaft drive bike owners don't want to go back to chain drive so I suspect it is simply a strong belief you hold due to your...
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