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Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 05:17 AM
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Posted By jdpower
Eh, are you interested in adopting me :evil? I...

Eh, are you interested in adopting me :evil? I don't eat a lot and would be entertaining to have around. I would ride whatever you bought and didn't want to ride. Please. :rofl

doctorj
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2011, 12:55 PM
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Posted By jdpower
"Maintenance cost?" So far this bike is just...

"Maintenance cost?"

So far this bike is just like the FJR I have with close to 50,000 mi on it. Not a penny to a dealer for maintenance (not even 600 mile checkup) except for paying for oil,...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2011, 07:53 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Hmmm, I would be willing to bet that Yamaha sold...

Hmmm, I would be willing to bet that Yamaha sold every Super Tenere brought to the USA & Canada. How "stellar" is that? :D:rofl

doctorj
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8,707
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Posted By jdpower
Congrats on the black beauty. If your's is like...

Congrats on the black beauty. If your's is like mine, the engine will really smooth out when you get 3000 or so miles on it. Now let the farkles begin. Best get some heated gear now that cold...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2011, 01:18 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Well my FJR is not anywhere near set up like...

Well my FJR is not anywhere near set up like that, but I do have a proper car tire (Michelin Exalto A/S) on it (#40 on darkside list). Great job with it. Is your Strom LD farkled up too or not? ...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2011, 09:58 AM
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Posted By jdpower
Nay not that much of a gentleman, I will find a...

Nay not that much of a gentleman, I will find a way to mount my cappucino machine at the pillion spot though just in case I don't find a Starbucks on my daily rides :lol3.

JDP
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
FJR's did the same thing, so most on the FJR...

FJR's did the same thing, so most on the FJR forum peeps preventively unscrewed the screws/bolts and blue loctited them. I've done that & no problems in close to 50,000 miles.

doctorj
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 08:10 PM
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Views: 1,735,622
Posted By jdpower
That sure is a lot easier getting to the wiring...

That sure is a lot easier getting to the wiring if needed also. Did you just dremel it? Yes, why torx heads?

doctorj
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2011, 06:59 AM
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Posted By jdpower
Greg, how much for shipping for two or three...

Greg, how much for shipping for two or three drops of Johnson's baby shampoo to put with the water :rofl :wink:

JDP
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2011, 07:33 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Hey Dude, I must have missed you by less than an...

Hey Dude, I must have missed you by less than an hour at D & H. They had me out of there around noon, but since I was traveling on east coast time, I wanted to be on the road as soon as I could. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2011, 12:13 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Mine will take place in my garage. I'm gonna use...

Mine will take place in my garage. I'm gonna use plain ol dino 10 W 40 for first oil change and later on switch to synthetic (Rotella T6 unless they change formulation). Walmart super tech works...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2011, 05:32 AM
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Posted By jdpower
I've really liked Jesse' stuff, but I went with...

I've really liked Jesse' stuff, but I went with Micatech this time even though I like the looks of Jesse better. I didn't want to give up rear grab rails (why I don't know?) and cost of close to...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8,707
Views: 1,735,622
Posted By jdpower
Devin, in one of your frontal pics it looked like...

Devin, in one of your frontal pics it looked like a clear turn signal lens and not an amber one. It also looked like an amber bulb behind that lens. Is that just an optical illusion or have you...
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 867,669
Posted By jdpower
I've got one just about like that and got from...

I've got one just about like that and got from StrobeNmore.com as their proprietary brand much like Whelen. It is about $39 and very bright. Here is a link: ...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2011, 06:51 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Barg, Ewe is just not right!! :evil (I would send...

Barg, Ewe is just not right!! :evil (I would send you an inflatable sheep but she is busy right now).

JDP
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2011, 06:45 AM
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Posted By jdpower
Really. Hmmm, is this a consensus of opinion or...

Really. Hmmm, is this a consensus of opinion or just yours? I've not ridden either bike, but all I've read wouldn't lead me to this hyperbolic comparison. Now I will slink back to await other...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 05:20 PM
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Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
You got any idea of the cost and shipping to the...

You got any idea of the cost and shipping to the USA? That shipping was a bear on the stuff I got from Wasp a couple of months ago.

JDP
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
The R & G bar that Trevor had a pic of says it is...

The R & G bar that Trevor had a pic of says it is for the first edition ONLY. It is 150 GBP which comes to $238 plus shipping. But sounds like won't fit the USA version for some reason.

I'm...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 02:00 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Trevor, I'm still vacillating about engine...

Trevor,

I'm still vacillating about engine bars and skid plate since I like the looks of the bike without the side crash bars and the "seemingly" adequate job the Yamaha bar does for most minor...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 867,669
Posted By jdpower
I've got a raven coming, and I have the red ones...

I've got a raven coming, and I have the red ones from Greg. I think they will be the cat's meow for the Raven bike. For blue, it is a tossup methinks.

JDP
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2011, 06:42 AM
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Posted By jdpower
Is that a decal or what on the windscreen? I...

Is that a decal or what on the windscreen? I always look over the screen so wouldn't matter if mine was decorated up like that. I'm not sold on the wheel rim decoration yet though.

JDP
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 06:26 AM
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Posted By jdpower
This is the reason I put an auxiliary 12 V outlet...

This is the reason I put an auxiliary 12 V outlet under the seat that is connected to my Fuzeblock with larger fuse. I hope I won't need it but easy to get to if need to use the air pump. I will...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2011, 11:29 AM
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Posted By jdpower
Thaqua, where'd you get the extra bars to do...

Thaqua, where'd you get the extra bars to do this? Was it from another setup for the XTZ or created yourself? I like the Yam bars for highway peg mount but like the others available for more...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 867,669
Posted By jdpower
Greg, I may have missed it, but how'd that...

Greg, I may have missed it, but how'd that shifter get straighened out, and did you have to replace it? For that kind of off roading, wouldn't a foldable shifter fit the ticket?

JDP
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 08:26 PM
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Posted By jdpower
Chad, I do think the HB skid plate is nice, but...

Chad, I do think the HB skid plate is nice, but can't you get the German dudes to get a bit better price. I'm thinking close to $400 with shipping, right? I'm sure many will pop for it, but I can't...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 06:23 PM
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Posted By jdpower
For my type of riding that will not be quite as...

For my type of riding that will not be quite as adventurous as wasp and bargenator, I think the SWMotech stuff will work OK for me. I'd prefer the HB or Altrider but don't want to spend close to...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 11:49 AM
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Posted By jdpower
I'm thinking I looked at the Hepco Becker plate...

I'm thinking I looked at the Hepco Becker plate once and saw it was about $125 more than the SWMotech :eek1 and more than $200 than the Givi. I guess if I wanted to spend that kind of bucks, I'd go...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25,025
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Posted By jdpower
Trevor, I loved both the 1000 and 650 V-Stroms...

Trevor, I loved both the 1000 and 650 V-Stroms and felt they were the most comfortable LD bikes evar (well I did find Corbin seats helped a bunch). I wanted ABS and a bit more technology, so what...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25,025
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Posted By jdpower
Great, it worked this time. Thanks. JDP

Great, it worked this time. Thanks.

JDP
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 867,669
Posted By jdpower
Hey Barg, do you have any plans to fit a mini...

Hey Barg, do you have any plans to fit a mini bulldozer blade to the front of the bike to move those obstacles away easier? :evil

JDP
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25,025
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Posted By jdpower
When I tried to open that link for the service...

When I tried to open that link for the service manual I get "no result". Do you think it has been closed off?

JDP
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25,025
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Posted By jdpower
Have you seen any of the others and how they are...

Have you seen any of the others and how they are bolted up? I will have to research this but thought I could talk someone else into doing that :evil. Hey how about using 3M dual lock for the front...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
Youse guys are lousy Kool Aid drinkers!! All...

Youse guys are lousy Kool Aid drinkers!! All those things are a part of the "Character" of the bikes and a part of the roundel club :evil. It wouldn't be the same if the owners didn't have those...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
Yeah, I've got an 08 and didn't have any...

Yeah, I've got an 08 and didn't have any grounding issues, but I did a $50 grounding harness overhall just as a preventive measure. Yamaha probably has come up with a fix also by now, but I didn't...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25,025
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Posted By jdpower
That is a great looking bike and set up. That...

That is a great looking bike and set up. That white is really nice but not an option for us in the USA. Do you have any idea what rack that is on the rear of the bike? It sure looks good for...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
Glad you brought it up, I've been in that same...

Glad you brought it up, I've been in that same boat. But I got in on the discount buy with the Micatech V2 cases and will go that route. They have "grown" on me. It saves me a few hundred bucks...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
:rofl :rofl I don't care who you are, that there...

:rofl :rofl I don't care who you are, that there is funny. :lol3 Was I supposed to be impressed with that list of toys or what :wink: OK, I can match his--

2011 generic fingernail clippers (2)...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
I ain't putting no foreskins on me bike :evil. ...

I ain't putting no foreskins on me bike :evil. But if'n I did I hear whale foreskins work amazingly well. :deal OHhhhh fork skins---nevermind :rofl.

JDP
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25,025
Views: 4,633,208
Posted By jdpower
That is some serious abuse to any bike. So we...

That is some serious abuse to any bike. So we will wait and get his perspective. Ya gotta admire taking on that kind of ride. I've got some buds doing a huge ride on KLRs and have had some...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 867,669
Posted By jdpower
You buy locks separately (12-18 bucks depending...

You buy locks separately (12-18 bucks depending if 2 or 3 cases). Also $20 for adapter for cases to fit quick evo racks--- nickel/dime ya.

JDP
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