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Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
Perhaps, they decided to make it as the target...

Perhaps, they decided to make it as the target audience for this bikei is the most neglected one in the motorcycle universe.


Most big bore adventure bikes never see anything more than a dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,964
Posted By bmac
I would have to agree and I hope you are right....

I would have to agree and I hope you are right. The ergos on the Tenere are much better than the FJR.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By bmac
It would seem that you have little first hand...

It would seem that you have little first hand knowledge of this engine.

This is one of Yamaha's best engines, IMHO. It is super smooth, has torque throughout the rev range, good strong top end,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,871
Posted By bmac
2012 Honda Goldwing Wife has been riding...

2012 Honda Goldwing

Wife has been riding with me quite a bit so I bought it mainly for the passenger comfort. She loved it but it was the most uncomfortable bike I have ridden. It seems as if it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
My dealer tells me that if they do come out with...

My dealer tells me that if they do come out with it as expected it will be in Europe for 2 years before it makes it to the US.

I am really intrigued by this bike but I do not want to wait 2 years.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,434
Posted By bmac
Don and Roys in Milwaukee has a 13 on the floor...

Don and Roys in Milwaukee has a 13 on the floor for 10 grand. Heck of a lot of motorcycle for 10 large.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,669
Posted By bmac
My understanding, after talking with a factory...

My understanding, after talking with a factory engineer is that the engine design and manufacturing equipment was purchased from Rotax. The engine is built by EBR and they may have made some changes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
I have it flashed and a Staintune on it as well....

I have it flashed and a Staintune on it as well. I still feel it is a little short on power and it does not get my blood going. It does not have the sound or feel that I am looking for as well. It is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
The chances are the BMW will have more than...

The chances are the BMW will have more than enough power and certainly more than the Capo. The question for me is: will the power of the Capo be enough. I won't know until I test ride one. I also...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
As of now, only the Aprilia Caponord and this...

As of now, only the Aprilia Caponord and this one.

I test rode the new Multistrada and it didn't ring any bells for me. I have yet to ride the Caponord but on paper it looks pretty good. My...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,626
Posted By bmac
You're not alone. There are a lot of us that want...

You're not alone. There are a lot of us that want to have fun AND be comfortable. This bike is on my short list.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,814
Posted By bmac
I have read several of your posts and I am going...

I have read several of your posts and I am going to make the assumption that your Dad cares about you and wants what best for you.

There is a time in most young men's life when they think they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,814
Posted By bmac
Your family has to try harder as you clearly have...

Your family has to try harder as you clearly have issues. Listen to your Dad! In a few years you will realize he is a lot smarter than you currently think.

Shouldn't your personal blog about your...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By bmac
No real problems on these bikes. If you like it...

No real problems on these bikes. If you like it buy it.

An ECU remap may be helpful.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 93,859
Posted By bmac
This is helpful, especially the part about the...

This is helpful, especially the part about the vibration. Most motorcycles produce some vibration and the question always is at what point, if any, does it become bothersome.

I am tempted to pick...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,414
Posted By bmac
If you have no passion to own a bike why should...

If you have no passion to own a bike why should anyone here try to convince you to buy a new one?

If transportation is all you are looking for there are plenty of very good cars to look at.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 492,085
Posted By bmac
Yamaha builds some great triples!! These engines...

Yamaha builds some great triples!! These engines are smooooth, have great torque, sound, character, and feel great. They need to vary the displacement and put them in everything.

I am hoping for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,016
Posted By bmac
That is one of the most beautiful bikes on the...

That is one of the most beautiful bikes on the planet. I saw one in the showroom and could not stop looking at it.

Congrats!
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,983,126
Posted By bmac
The fact is someone has to be willing to...

The fact is someone has to be willing to sacrifice a lot to do what you are doing. Very few individuals are willing to do what is necessary to make a trip like yours possible. It also takes the right...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,983,126
Posted By bmac
Lalo, Your'e right, Tam has some spunk. ...

Lalo,
Your'e right, Tam has some spunk.

Tam,
You got the best tour guide available. Just know, he does some crazy shit.

It looks like the most interesting ride report just stepped it up a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,250
Posted By bmac
When he started this thread back in 2006 that...

When he started this thread back in 2006 that bike did not exist, so no he had not heard of it!


Oh, and by the way, I stopped by the dealer and looked at one today. It is a beautiful bike but it...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,759
Posted By bmac
I had an FJR and I currently ride a Super Tenere....

I had an FJR and I currently ride a Super Tenere.

I have a Madstad bracket on the S10 along with a Powerbronze windscreen and I find the wind noise is very subdued. It is much better than the FJR...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,842
Posted By bmac
The reality is that life is full of compromises....

The reality is that life is full of compromises. Vehicles can serve a multitude of different purposes. You can choose your motorcycles like you choose your cars or approach it a little differently.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,842
Posted By bmac
Just think of the freedom you would have and the...

Just think of the freedom you would have and the vacation you could take if you sold the other one as well. Go for it!
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,241
Posted By bmac
Some cars have gauges that don't move even though...

Some cars have gauges that don't move even though the temperature does. This was done because some consumers panic when their guage moves even a little. Other cars have eliminated temp guages...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,842
Posted By bmac
Sounds like a good compliment to your current...

Sounds like a good compliment to your current bike. You want it to be different enough so the decision on what you are going to ride today is an easy one based on what you are doing.

I don't buy...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,983,126
Posted By bmac
Lalo, You have an uncanny ability to find...

Lalo,

You have an uncanny ability to find great camping spots. I am amazed at many of the interesting places (Chimay was the best so far) that you have found and suspect there will be more to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,553
Posted By bmac
Then it is an even bigger mistake. The Gen 5 was...

Then it is an even bigger mistake. The Gen 5 was better than the Gen 6 by virtually all accounts. The gear driven cams were great and the VTEC motor did nothing positive.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 492,085
Posted By bmac
If I could find one at $7266 I would buy one...

If I could find one at $7266 I would buy one today. Great price!
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,553
Posted By bmac
So they brought back the 1998-2001 VFR with a few...

So they brought back the 1998-2001 VFR with a few updates. It better be cheap. A lot has changed in the last 16 years.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 492,085
Posted By bmac
Enough people have been asking for one for a long...

Enough people have been asking for one for a long time with me included. I hope you are right.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 492,085
Posted By bmac
Tuono's are typically selling for between 5 and...

Tuono's are typically selling for between 5 and 6k with relatively low miles, exhaust and remap. These bad boys put out about 135-140hp and a torque curve that will stomp on an FZ-09. Also, the front...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 28,685
Posted By bmac
I am still trying to figure out what fueling...

I am still trying to figure out what fueling issues you are referring to. My bike runs great at all RPM's as it has from day 1. I only have about 8,000 miles on it so maybe it will show up once I get...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,983,126
Posted By bmac
Ed, Sorry to hear about Kathe. I suspect...

Ed,
Sorry to hear about Kathe.

I suspect there are a lot of non-BMW guys reading your reports as it really is not about the bike but the adventure.


You do a great job of keeping it up to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,983,126
Posted By bmac
So....let me see if I have this right. You left...

So....let me see if I have this right. You left on an 800 day motorcycle adventure around the world and in the middle of it you had to take a break to go on a cruise...too funny!

Great report...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,750
Posted By bmac
I would not wait for ABS. I have one bike that...

I would not wait for ABS. I have one bike that has it and I all my cars have it. In all my years of riding or driving with it I have never needed it. If you are a competent alert motorist the need...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By bmac
I have similar needs and chose the Sena SMH10 and...

I have similar needs and chose the Sena SMH10 and couldn't be happier. With proper and precise placement of the microphone the VOX works perfectly. Sound is crisp and clear at all speeds.
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,328
Posted By bmac
David, When you have some time head over to...

David,
When you have some time head over to bobistheoilguy.com and do some reading. Don't fall for the marketing propaganda of the big oil companies.

For the most part semi-synthetic is a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,983,126
Posted By bmac
Hey Lalo, If you are not already doing so you...

Hey Lalo,
If you are not already doing so you should probably keep a log of all the wines you have sampled along with their country of origin. If you had done so from the beginning of the trip you...
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