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Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Haven't seen the one you posted before. I've...

Haven't seen the one you posted before. I've seen Touratech and RideOnAdv but those are expensive.

Today I rode after pulling the shift pedal out enough to shift. The rubber boot is still...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,253
Posted By WestVirginia
Shift lever with a "twist"

My handiwork on a gravel trail quick get off yesterday. Never seen anything quite like it.

Anyone is free to post the photo so others don't have to go to the link. The link is from my Dropbox. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24,525
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Posted By WestVirginia
Clutch lever, Yamaha brush guards are what I...

Clutch lever, Yamaha brush guards are what I meant.

I heard my clutch lever was bent, then my mind kinda went numb. Until I see how it is bent, I don't really know how it fried my clutch.
...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Don't know how the water got in there. Only me...

Don't know how the water got in there. Only me and the dealer had a key to the gas tank, so I went to a new dealer for the suspected clutch issue.

Got the call today - bent shift lever caused...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Dang. Water in gas tank and oil may have ruined...

Dang. Water in gas tank and oil may have ruined my clutch. Took it to a different dealer to have the clutch checked out. Will know more next week.

Was headed home when the revs were right but...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
I miss Texas food and the friendly/cute Southern...

I miss Texas food and the friendly/cute Southern Belles - not the heat so much.

Avg. summer time temp here is around 85 F and there are more people in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro than our entire...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Actually I was born and raised in North Texas. ...

Actually I was born and raised in North Texas. College: University of North Texas. Law School: Texas Wesleyan University

Been in WV eight years and wouldn't trade these curvy up/down roads...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
I've wanted to test my stock screen moved up, but...

I've wanted to test my stock screen moved up, but the U.S. manual has a "TIP: An accessory windshield is available from your Yamaha dealer. The upper holes are only to be used for installing the...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 06:54 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
I am interested in the Altrider screen riser. ...

I am interested in the Altrider screen riser. Anybody have a link? Seeking a smoother highway ride.
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2013, 06:47 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Found online, kinda cool.

http://www.prosportstickers.com/product_images/r/814_yamaha_flame_decal__14360.pnghttp://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/150/a/7/yamaha_skull_by_teafunny89.png
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Ouch. That hurts to look at and it's not even my...

Ouch. That hurts to look at and it's not even my rim.

Did you let air out before hitting the boonies, or did this happen at normal pressure? What's the next step after this happens?
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m80ngxmsRM1qery84.j...

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m80ngxmsRM1qery84.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 08:25 AM
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Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Hi Jim, Sorry to hear about your house....

Hi Jim,

Sorry to hear about your house. Glad you are ok. Will insurance cover it? Don't have an answer for your engine light. The guy who delivered my bike was pretty clear about having any...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Just finished the Motorcycle Safety Course and...

Just finished the Motorcycle Safety Course and rode a 250 Honda Nighthawk. Very light bike, fun.

My question is whether there is a reason for a 1200 engine in the Tenere?

I imagine the...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 09:07 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
That's exactly where I got my white Tenere, minus...

That's exactly where I got my white Tenere, minus the YES plan. They also have a white Tenere as a demo bike right now if anybody is close enough to take it for a spin.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24,525
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Posted By WestVirginia
If I still had my childhood comics, I would have...

If I still had my childhood comics, I would have a garage full of different bikes all paid for in cash.

Comics...even the word brings back good memories.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 06:54 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Saw this guy riding just below the PA border...

Saw this guy riding just below the PA border headed towards Pittsburgh today at about 1 pm. He has a matching yellow helmet. I have a funny feeling this is not his first motorcycle.

Is this the...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
I got the Gen2 reflash at 300 miles. Bike wasn't...

I got the Gen2 reflash at 300 miles. Bike wasn't even broken in. At first I was worried because the idle was very, very rough after the install.

Every 50 miles the idle improves. For any...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 03:21 PM
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Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Laugh I believe this is a scene from the X-rated...

I believe this is a scene from the X-rated version of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's "Long Way Round."
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 09:54 AM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Some of you may remember the pics of my Tenere...

Some of you may remember the pics of my Tenere getting loaded on a flatbed truck a few weeks ago. I am certainly no master wrench, but I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start.

After a little...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Don't mind me Pluric. The only reason I got into...

Don't mind me Pluric. The only reason I got into motorcycles is that girls will only talk to me if I'm wearing a full face helmet with tinted shield.

Haven't kept up here as I should. Did we...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Now things are starting to make sense. I found...

Now things are starting to make sense. I found all the cute girls Pluric was with on google. Turns out they all work for the "Make a Wish" foundation. :lol3

Sorry, just a "little" joke.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2013, 06:34 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
I read online about an upcoming Touring package...

I read online about an upcoming Touring package for the Tenere that has heated grips and luggage for less than it would cost to buy separately.

Sorry that doesn't actually answer your question,...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2013, 08:23 PM
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Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Interesting site! Claims 2,200 rescues but...

Interesting site! Claims 2,200 rescues but doesn't break down how many were BMW and how many were KTM. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Seems many moons ago I saw a post from a fellow...

Seems many moons ago I saw a post from a fellow who had a GPS on his bike that allowed his wife to see his location on her computer as he rode, and the GPS had a "help" button on it if he got in...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 08:05 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Krabill and Luni

Thanks for the bike suggestions. They are now on my radar.

If I use the Tenere as my Batman, was thinking it would be nice to have a small light Robin around. Not a huge need of course, but got...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 08:59 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
There is a lot of experience here, so let me ask:...

There is a lot of experience here, so let me ask:

If you owned a Tenere and wanted a dual sport bike you could beat up on trails and mud to extend the life of your Tenere, what would you buy?
...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
My bike is at the dealer as FINALLY the farkles I...

My bike is at the dealer as FINALLY the farkles I ordered with the bike have arrived. Included is a Altrider skidplate. The dealer is installing it, but I wonder what my oil changes will be like. ...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Soap opera? Naw, I've always thought of this...

Soap opera? Naw, I've always thought of this place as more of a band. Ya know, like the Village People.

Sing it all together in our chaps....Y-A-M-A-H-A

...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2013, 02:13 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
Thoughts and prayers for Old Git. Very, very...

Thoughts and prayers for Old Git. Very, very sorry that happened.

By the way, why do you guys keep talking about assless chaps as if they were a bad thing?
...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2013, 06:35 PM
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Posted By WestVirginia
I need to decide which bike to take to the...

I need to decide which bike to take to the Motorcycle Safety Course next month.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/942821_542182342499086_1614639745_n.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,582
Posted By WestVirginia
Late to the party and just saw Steve McQueen on a...

Late to the party and just saw Steve McQueen on a Tenere a few posts back. That needs to be a Top 10 all time best AdvRider photo. :clap

The reason it is not number one is that the Tenere is the...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,582
Posted By WestVirginia
The idea is to have the coolest bike. And there...

The idea is to have the coolest bike. And there is nobody who is more cool than Steve McQueen.

For guys in their 40's and up, here is a fun article ...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,582
Posted By WestVirginia
I've had my Tenere for about a month now, and if...

I've had my Tenere for about a month now, and if I were to sell it the reasons would be:
1) I didn't pay enough attention to the street tires Yamaha sells with the bike. Street tires. Yamaha was...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 01:25 PM
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Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
The flatbed owner...can I play an IRS official...

The flatbed owner...can I play an IRS official appearing before Congress and take the Fifth? :pain

Was upset enough to cancel Progressive and go to State Farm.
State Farm said they would only...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24,525
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Posted By WestVirginia
Don't feel alone. This is how I spent my...

Don't feel alone. This is how I spent my morning.

http://hapgarrett.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tenere/i-LrdRrTq/0/S/Tenere%20trailer-S.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2013, 07:21 PM
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Views: 1,684,253
Posted By WestVirginia
That is a point. If the gentleman was alone it...

That is a point. If the gentleman was alone it would have taken some major muscle to pull an ST out of that mud by the tail.

Good job on the bike save, and thanks for sharing the photos. :gdog
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,243
Posted By WestVirginia
Let's cut Pluric some slack for wearing pants. ...

Let's cut Pluric some slack for wearing pants.

http://auto-fail.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Demotivational-the-open-road-no-pants-no-limits.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,253
Posted By WestVirginia
Glad you and your bike are ok. I try to spend...

Glad you and your bike are ok. I try to spend most of my Tenere time on the trails.

On the street, the "oops" moment can be...embarrassing. At least help wasn't far away.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2013, 07:22 PM
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Views: 4,499,349
Posted By WestVirginia
Trivia

The original inspiration for KTM orange, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile:

http://www.prototypesource.com/images/Vehicles/Wiener-Snapshot.jpg
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