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Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 08:26 PM
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Posted By bmac
Does Deals Gap have enough curves? The Goldwing...

Does Deals Gap have enough curves? The Goldwing appears to have adequate clearance at a very spirited pace. A good rider on a sport bike will be plenty busy keeping up with Yellow Wolf.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
I am struggling to understand why you would buy 1...

I am struggling to understand why you would buy 1 oil filter at a time, especially if you value your time.

Purolator Pure One is my oil filter of choice and also fits my FJ-09 and Mazda CX-5.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27,104
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Posted By bmac
I suspect that virtually nobody is running the...

I suspect that virtually nobody is running the recommended fuel. I don't even know where to find it.

"Your Yamaha engine has been designed to use premium unleaded gasoline with a research octane...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
I would suspect that in general a good fairing is...

I would suspect that in general a good fairing is going to do a better job of wind protection than the hand guards. Keeping the arms warm is important in keeping the hands warm.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27,104
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Posted By bmac
I did the same.

I did the same.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By bmac
Version 2

Version 2
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
My 2014 easily outperforms my previous...

My 2014 easily outperforms my previous ECUnleashed 2012. There is no comparison and I knew in the first mile of the test ride.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
You can judge for yourself how serious the...

You can judge for yourself how serious the upgrades are to the 2014.

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable windscreen
New winglets under windscreen...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
It will not!

It will not!
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
There is no magic number but 30% is a good...

There is no magic number but 30% is a good starting point. Folks that are more aggressive may be in the 25% range. If you spend most of your time on crappy roads than slightly higher than 30% may...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27,104
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Posted By bmac
Assuming the throttle bodies are in sync?

Assuming the throttle bodies are in sync?
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
Suspension set up is more art than science. There...

Suspension set up is more art than science. There are no absolutes, only guidelines. Rider preferences and intended purpose change things quite a bit. The ideal suspension for cruising straight on a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
I had a Madstad on my 2012 and it is hard to...

I had a Madstad on my 2012 and it is hard to beat. There is so much adjustment that you will find a position that works.

It is always a crapshoot on any individual screen as everyone is so...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,142
Posted By bmac
Wait a minute..... He is going to let you ride...

Wait a minute..... He is going to let you ride the prototype?

I spent a lot of time at looking at and sitting on it and I didn't get any such invite. If I did I would have taken it even if it is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
The site was attacked by spammers so they took...

The site was attacked by spammers so they took some extraordinary action to deal with it. You might try a follow up note.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,661
Posted By bmac
They also have revised rubber damped handlebars.

They also have revised rubber damped handlebars.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
It is quite simple. They want a bike that...

It is quite simple.

They want a bike that has looks designed specifically for them, the perfect riding position, less than 500 pounds, top shelf suspension, large gas tank, tons of power, great...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
Was the seat in the high position? I have a 34"...

Was the seat in the high position? I have a 34" inseam and it felt pretty good to me in the high position and I don't like tight knee angles at all.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
It won't fit. I am 6'2" and it was too tight for...

It won't fit. I am 6'2" and it was too tight for me. The fact that your asking tells me you already know it is too tight for you.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
Interesting career path... I came from 2...

Interesting career path...

I came from 2 VFR's (94 and 98) with a total of over 80k between them. I then moved to a 2006 FJR and then a 2012 Super Tenere for comfort and now a 2014 Super Tenere...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By bmac
I am seeing 11% better over the first 2000 miles.

I am seeing 11% better over the first 2000 miles.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27,104
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Posted By bmac
Well, it certainly is not a wear item, so the...

Well, it certainly is not a wear item, so the answer would be yes.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,142
Posted By bmac
I was told by the dealer that it is integrated. I...

I was told by the dealer that it is integrated. I guess we will see. At this point, it would be silly not to integrate it if the capability exists.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
Is the BMW GS and Super Tenere still on the list...

Is the BMW GS and Super Tenere still on the list or has something changed?
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
The OP is considering both so the FJ-09 is an...

The OP is considering both so the FJ-09 is an alternative to the FJR and he is not alone. If someone is looking at one bike that has a broad range of capabilities the FJ-09 is an excellent choice.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
Just about right! 2014 Super Tenere ES...

Just about right!

2014 Super Tenere ES (touring and 2-up)
2015 FJ-09 (sport riding, middle distance)
2007 Aprilia Tuono (hooliganism)

I am not sure if I am done playing musical bikes just...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
Perhaps I wasn't clear. I don't believe the FJR...

Perhaps I wasn't clear. I don't believe the FJR has ANY chance of keeping up with an FJ from a performance standpoint except top speed (FJ-09 is limited to ~132)

I don't believe the FJ will need...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
For long hauls or when my wife tags along the...

For long hauls or when my wife tags along the Super Tenere will get the nod. When I am by myself and don't need to pick up anything I will likely take the FJ-09. In reality, once I have both we will...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
comfort/performance??? I am not sure what...

comfort/performance??? I am not sure what comfort/performance you would give up.

I can tell you this, after owning an FJR and an FZ-09 that performance wise there is no comparison. The FJ-09 will...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,037
Posted By bmac
I had a 2006 FJR and currently ride a 2014 Super...

I had a 2006 FJR and currently ride a 2014 Super Tenere ES. I am adding an FJ-09 to the fleet within the next couple of weeks.

The FJR is substantially heavier than the FJ. It is also more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
No one owes Pluric an apology, ever. He dishes it...

No one owes Pluric an apology, ever. He dishes it out as well as he takes it. The sole purpose of this thread is so he has something to do at work.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
I spoke with two dealers and they were both at...

I spoke with two dealers and they were both at $3500 with my FZ having 2600 miles on it so I would say your price is right in the ball park.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
I am the same age, height, weight and have the...

I am the same age, height, weight and have the same priorities so, no doubt, my opinion should matter the most.:D

If you choose the Yamaha you give up a lot less cash, a little power, and the BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,142
Posted By bmac
There is very little new data on the bike that...

There is very little new data on the bike that was announced a couple of months ago. Several folks have seen them at the shows but there have not been any test rides (that I can find) of the bike by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,783
Posted By bmac
Telling someone to do a search is akin to telling...

Telling someone to do a search is akin to telling them to piss up a rope. Some might describe it as being a Dick.

The fact is that there is not a lot new going on with the Super Tenere. So unless...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
I had a chance to sit on an FJ-09 for the first...

I had a chance to sit on an FJ-09 for the first time yesterday. One of the first things I did was change the seat to the high position. After doing so, the riding position felt very close to my Super...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By bmac
At the very least, get a bike with a different...

At the very least, get a bike with a different engine. Go for the 1300.

Consider a new S1000XR if you really feel adventurous.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 321,806
Posted By bmac
As Mark pointed out the FJR is a great bike but...

As Mark pointed out the FJR is a great bike but it is heavy. I had one for several years but got tired of the weight and cramped riding position. While riding through tight twisty sections it took...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,661
Posted By bmac
If you go by the service schedule and take it to...

If you go by the service schedule and take it to the dealer the BMW will be more expensive. The service intervals are more frequent on the BMW.

If you service the bike yourself the BMW is easier...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,142
Posted By bmac
Is the seat one or two piece?

Is the seat one or two piece?
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