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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
For what it's worth... Mine in December was...

For what it's worth... Mine in December was $11,800 including all fees except for state tax. I trailered it and paid those at the DMV here. It was a '14 non-ES.

Don

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Thanks for the help. As for the resistance...

Thanks for the help.

As for the resistance and power flow, I agree with the posts about a high current/power. I doubted the results, but I tested both, and they were the same resistance, so I'm...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Spare plug

Speaking of plugs, does anyone know what this spare plug is under the seat of my 2014 Non-ES? I haven't seen anything in the manual as of yet.
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
For the record, the factory units can be had...

For the record, the factory units can be had pretty easy at around $300. Mine were $315 with shipping to my house from a dealer about an hour away. You just have to get on the phone and make a few...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Just got done installing the OEM heated grips on...

Just got done installing the OEM heated grips on the bike. Took me about 1.5 hrs watching "Rudy" on TV and screwing around some. Install on a '14 is VERY straight forward. Both left and right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-31-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Of course leave it to the Duc to make the spokes...

Of course leave it to the Duc to make the spokes look sexy. That would be my preference if these ever give me troubles, I'm not a fan of the through rim style, even though I know they're proven. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Thanks! I'm rather fond of it too. As far...

Thanks! I'm rather fond of it too.

As far as the wheels (if you were talking about these), they are tubeless. This may not be the best design for spoked wheels, but the spokes in these never...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
In a word... "awesome". In the middle price wise...

In a word... "awesome". In the middle price wise as far as "luggage systems", but very good quality and they have a lot of options. I'm very happy with them, and the longer term reviews say they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Farkles

The farkling is progressing nicely with the new Super T. Other than a skid plate (arrived damaged), heated grips (on the way), a 6" LED kit for the front, and maybe some bark-busters or equiv., I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-28-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
The farkling is progressing nicely with the new...

The farkling is progressing nicely with the new Super T. Other than a skid plate (arrived damaged), heated grips (on the way), and maybe some bark-busters or equiv., I think I'm set. Still only 198...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,081
Posted By elmo_4_vt
That is awesome news... I've been having a hard...

That is awesome news... I've been having a hard time figuring out what type of luggage system to get that would allow me to use my existing Wolfman dry bags and a hard back option. I don't see any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26,503
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Traction control can be turned off... I'm loving...

Traction control can be turned off... I'm loving mine so far. Especially for that price, I think you owe it to yourself to try it out.

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-16-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Speaking of RC conversion... And to try and make...

Speaking of RC conversion... And to try and make up for RC's lack of videos lately, take a look a this:

http://youtu.be/ISVlq8U2-go

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Not sure on the price yet... Have to look around....

Not sure on the price yet... Have to look around. I was hoping for $4k, but that may be high. Opinions?

As far as farkles, nothing special. Rear side luggage rack, skid plate, rear box, front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26,503
Views: 5,123,406
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Long drive, but there is a '14 grey ES for...

Long drive, but there is a '14 grey ES for $12,000 here in DE. 236 miles, was won for a prize, and sold back to the dealer after one ride.

Don

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26,503
Views: 5,123,406
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I just picked up my '14, non-ES on Saturday for...

I just picked up my '14, non-ES on Saturday for $11,800 (including freight and doc fees, but not Tax and Tags). They also have a used (267miles) ES version for $12,000. For me, I REALLY wanted the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
That is the pick is from Diamond in Dover, but...

That is the pick is from Diamond in Dover, but the one I bought was in Glen Burnie, MD. Diamond couldn't match price, so I took the longer drive for $450. Never knew this, but apparently, once the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-14-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
So this followed me home yesterday: ...

So this followed me home yesterday:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn195/elmo_4_vt/20141212_115050_zps0nfwdbkq.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26,503
Views: 5,123,406
Posted By elmo_4_vt
So I just got a new '14, non-ES Tenere, and the...

So I just got a new '14, non-ES Tenere, and the part below about the grips is awesome. I rode an ES demo with the factory heated grips and really like the interface and performance of them. Not a...
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 780,277
Posted By elmo_4_vt
LOVE the Pelican type cases, but need a little...

LOVE the Pelican type cases, but need a little help...
Is there some close-up information/pictures on the racks for a '14, non-ES Tenere (pictures on the web-site are very small)? I need to be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Our thoughts as well and hoping for the best. ...

Our thoughts as well and hoping for the best.






As for the big bike... Thanks for the links provided. I've done lot of reading, so hopefully the test drive tomorrow will work out the rest...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Hey All... I'm thinking I may take a big...

Hey All...
I'm thinking I may take a big plunge this weekend and go for a 2014 Super T. :D Does anyone have any direct experience with them, or know the guy that showed up to the Granogue Trials...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26,503
Views: 5,123,406
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Hey all... Just learned that I'm getting my...

Hey all...
Just learned that I'm getting my work bonus early and I'm thinking about selling my KLR and getting a '14 Super T. I've started looking looking into the costs associated with kitting...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
No... I'm pretty sure any registered/insured...

No... I'm pretty sure any registered/insured vehicle can be used there. Between the fact that I've never heard that statement from any other sourse and that I've talked with/passed Forest Rangers...
Forum: Trials 10-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,047
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Saw you pushing the bike back I think at...

Saw you pushing the bike back I think at Granogue... I have the same bike, so I'll be watching to see what you come up with. Good luck.

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13,942
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
BTW... If you, or anyone else wants to take a...

BTW... If you, or anyone else wants to take a trials bike for a spin around the parking lot just to get a feel for it, I'll be checking at the section by the river and will have my bike there.

Don...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Looking for some help with the purchase of a used...

Looking for some help with the purchase of a used WR. Right now I have a KLR, and I think I'm at the point where I'm tired of the compromise that it provides. I want to get something that's better...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 138,507
Posted By elmo_4_vt
GRAB: ...

GRAB:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn195/elmo_4_vt/20140824_103046_zps7a5ec650.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/elmo_4_vt/media/20140824_103046_zps7a5ec650.jpg.html)


And DROP:
...
Forum: Trials 02-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I went in at the end of last year to get that...

I went in at the end of last year to get that exact helmet, and ended up with this one... Fit better and felt lighter (not sure if it actually is). Only $20 on sale with the visor, but it is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Oh yeah... '02 GasGas TXT Pro, 280. A little...

Oh yeah... '02 GasGas TXT Pro, 280. A little bigger than what most recommend for a first bike, but it was a pretty good price, and other than being a little beat up (what I was looking for), it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13,942
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
Trials

Look what followed me home today from work:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn195/elmo_4_vt/Motorcycle/FirstPictureHome_zps9cc24d15.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I've got a line on one... We'll be needing...

I've got a line on one... We'll be needing someones yard to ride in before the end of the year... I'm getting a Christmas present. :clap

Don
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-09-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Nice! Those tires look awesome on the bike. ...

Nice! Those tires look awesome on the bike. Truthfully, knobbie tires make any bike look better in my opinion. I'm weird like that though.

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Hadn't been on in a while... I'll be there for...

Hadn't been on in a while... I'll be there for both the breakfast if there's still room and the Trials .

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Hack, That was me... The site flaked out after I...

Hack, That was me... The site flaked out after I hit send, so I didn't know if it worked or not... But your welcome.



On the cycle related news. I think I'm going to try the Adventure loops of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Sorry I missed the ride guys... Got called into...

Sorry I missed the ride guys... Got called into work last minute.

Though when I got out around 3:00, I did do some Hack inspired short track racing. Video attached below:

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Safety First

02/RC

Be carefull out there:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=9238094

:cry
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13,942
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
I'd be game... Need to blow the cobwebs off. ...

I'd be game... Need to blow the cobwebs off. :clap

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I can't even imagine the thought process that...

I can't even imagine the thought process that would go through your mind when about to hit a deer on a bike. Hope I don't ever find out (knocking on wood and such). Glad your not hurt too bad.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-31-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,942
Views: 635,400
Posted By elmo_4_vt
AMA at NJ Motorsports Park

Not sure who said they were going to the AMA races in Sept at the NJ Motorsports park, but Groupon has a half price deal for the 3 day passes that includes all the activities and parking. Just...
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