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Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 486
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Posted By fredz43
[QUOTE=decooney;25516972]The dealer invoice on...

[QUOTE=decooney;25516972]The dealer invoice on the ES base bike with wholesale shipping fees is more than this even with MFG kickbacks.regular QUOTE]

With the current $2,000 in Yamaha...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 28,670
Posted By fredz43
Thanks for the tip, but google goes nowhere for...

Thanks for the tip, but google goes nowhere for me, Also tried IE11 and Firefox to get to the site and they time out. I have my order in, just wanted to look around again. I'll try tomorrow.
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 28,670
Posted By fredz43
I just tried again and can't get it.

I just tried again and can't get it.
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 28,670
Posted By fredz43
The links don't work for me. Looks like their...

The links don't work for me. Looks like their site is still down.
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 28,670
Posted By fredz43
Yes, I got your reference for shipping to them....

Yes, I got your reference for shipping to them. My inquiry was why they would list a charge of $45 to return a seat that cost me $10.38 to ship to them. My UPS shipper did do the measurement of the...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 28,670
Posted By fredz43
When I filled out the on line order, it showed...

When I filled out the on line order, it showed $45 for return shipping on my front portion of a two piece seat, S1. I shipped it via UPS to CA from IL yesterday for $10.38. Did I misread their...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
While I'm posting charts, here's another that...

While I'm posting charts, here's another that illustrates the different damping adjustment rates on the ES.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Yeah, while I find those charts interesting, I'm...

Yeah, while I find those charts interesting, I'm not sure I understand all I know about them. The shock is shown to be longer, with more stroke than the standard, but lists a much lighter spring....
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
As far as suspension components, they are not the...

As far as suspension components, they are not the same. Here are the specs: BTW, I had Ohlins front and rear on my 2012 and I like my 2014 ES suspension at least as much, but that's just my opinion....
Forum: Vendors 11-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 28,670
Posted By fredz43
I was also surprised with the email yesterday...

I was also surprised with the email yesterday saying my build date is 11/20. Shipping my seat today!
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
That was my friend Chuck Mayfield riding from...

That was my friend Chuck Mayfield riding from Alexandria, VA on my previously owned 2012 Super Tenere. He is at my house now and we will be riding to the Super Tenere rally in AR later this week.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
There was an additional promo of $1500 on Oct 1...

There was an additional promo of $1500 on Oct 1 and the $500 customer cash is still in effect.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25,695
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Posted By fredz43
As of Oct 1 there are $2,000 in dealer incentives...

As of Oct 1 there are $2,000 in dealer incentives on 14 Teneres, as well as other Yamahas, so bargains are available now. Also there will be a video on line next Thursday the 16th with info on...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
They had white/black in most of the rest of the...

They had white/black in most of the rest of the world in 2014, but Yamaha USA decided that we would only get the ES in primer gray.

At my age, I didn't want to wait a year to see, so had my 14...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Bless you for doing that "volunteer"...

Bless you for doing that "volunteer" work.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,858
Views: 1,831,916
Posted By fredz43
Rode 700+ miles to Biloxi to visit my son. An...

Rode 700+ miles to Biloxi to visit my son. An overcast day at the beach and it's fixin' (I'm learning to talk like a local) :Dl to rain.

...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
It was stock. This was in the recent issue where...

It was stock. This was in the recent issue where they compared it with the new V Strom 1000.
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Motorcycle Consumer News dyno tests showed a 8.25...

Motorcycle Consumer News dyno tests showed a 8.25 HP increase for their 2014 vs their 2012. They got 99.5 with the 14. Having said that, I do not believe my 14 has the bottom end grunt of my EC...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Yamaha knows a way and we can only hope that they...

Yamaha knows a way and we can only hope that they will incorporate that on later models. With their R1 they have something like 7 levels of traction control and all can be switched on the fly. You...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Congrats on the ES. I am enjoying mine after...

Congrats on the ES. I am enjoying mine after putting 32,000 miles on my 2012 S10 and agree with you that the ES feels very planted and confidence inspiring, even more so than my 2012.

BTW, if...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
The menu consists of toggling what level you want...

The menu consists of toggling what level you want your grips to heat up to with your left forefinger. Easy peasy. only takes a second.
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Well, it may not be any more of a PITA to plug...

Well, it may not be any more of a PITA to plug the new grips into their associated connector than it is to install the wiring for heated gloves, plus once you do that, you are done.
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Yes, you can use heated gloves, if you remembered...

Yes, you can use heated gloves, if you remembered to bring them and don't mind the hassle of putting on bulky gloves and associated wiring whenever you think it might be cold. Did you pack them with...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
I believe that scoobynut on the YST forum has...

I believe that scoobynut on the YST forum has installed the Yamaha heated grips on his non ES 2014. It uses the new instrument panel to control them, just as the ES does. I don't know if he is on...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
I had 3 ST1300's so know what you are talking...

I had 3 ST1300's so know what you are talking about. You will think you are in heaven as far as lack of heat compared to the ST1300. Not an issue.
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
I would have sold it to them for half the price...

I would have sold it to them for half the price of what it cost me to cover it up and we would have both been happy. :D
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
The article that I was referring to on MCN is in...

The article that I was referring to on MCN is in the current (August) edition where they compare it to the new DL1000. I don't have a link, but did note that they were pretty high on the ES...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
I think you are correct, ac. BTW, my...

I think you are correct, ac.

BTW, my mother always told me that I was the "ideal male", thank you for confirming that. :D
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Thank you, Sir. I have had lots of compliments on...

Thank you, Sir. I have had lots of compliments on it already and also comments from other S10 riders being disappointed that they did not offer this paint scheme that was offered in other parts of...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Hi AC, As mentioned, I weigh 180 in...

Hi AC,

As mentioned, I weigh 180 in street clothes.

I'm 5' 11" with 30 inch inseam, which reminds me the new bars and mounting are a big improvement for me. Another forum member that is...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
The only problem I had with my new ES is that...

The only problem I had with my new ES is that when setting it up, I saw that something was wrong, but couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then I realized what it was. In their haste to get it to me...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Actually I first had Penske shock and Stoltec...

Actually I first had Penske shock and Stoltec rebuilt forks. Later I went to Ohlins shock and Ohlins fork conversion.

I am sure that those that are more talented than me in making suspension...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,016
Views: 265,946
Posted By fredz43
Hope to see you there, Bill. I plan to be there...

Hope to see you there, Bill. I plan to be there Fri-Sun. Will be parking at Kenny's also.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
From what I have read here, CA buyers should be...

From what I have read here, CA buyers should be aware that buying a non CA model will present problems when trying to register the new bike in CA.
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Well, it is not standard OEM suspension with...

Well, it is not standard OEM suspension with adjusters. It is KYB with adjusters that is different from standard. For example, the forks are set up just as my Ohlins forks were, with the left fork...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
I can't speak as to the ES loaded two up with...

I can't speak as to the ES loaded two up with gear. I weigh 180, never have a passenger, only my Trax luggage, sometimes empty, but full on trips. This past weekend, we did 965 miles of very twisty,...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
As one who first had Penske/Stoltec rear and...

As one who first had Penske/Stoltec rear and front and then later Ohlins shock and one of the 10 fork conversions Ohlins made on my 2012 S10, I can say without a doubt that for me personally, my 2014...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
Which video are you talking about? Several show...

Which video are you talking about? Several show up on that link and I don't see any about the 2015 Super Tenere.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
On my 2012 I had enough room to store a small air...

On my 2012 I had enough room to store a small air compressor kit under the seat. On the 14 ES there is no room to do that as there is what looks to be an additional ECU type device there, perhaps for...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25,695
Views: 4,867,872
Posted By fredz43
A common solution to the problem of sticky...

A common solution to the problem of sticky downshifts is to remove the shift lever pivot bolt, clean it and grease it and that normally takes care of that problem. It is a 5 minute job and should be...
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