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Forum: Beasts 05-14-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,463
Posted By advD
I am loving them so far on my Tenere. They stick...

I am loving them so far on my Tenere. They stick a heck of allot better than my stock battlewings did.

Don't have enough mileage on them to provide a wear assessment, but I really like the way...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By advD
I am 6' 6" and 275. I've had my Tenere for over a...

I am 6' 6" and 275. I've had my Tenere for over a year and it's the best bike I've ever had.

I added a corbin seat, Vstream windscreen and bar risers.

GREAT bike for guys our size. I like it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By advD
+1 on Rattlesnake Grade! I rode it in July...

+1 on Rattlesnake Grade!

I rode it in July and it was a wonderful ride, from Enterprise, OR up to Clarkston, WA.

If you go to Joseph, keep on riding to Wallowa Lake, and ride to the end of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,130
Posted By advD
sierraoffroad, I had a 2009 Wee Strom for...

sierraoffroad,

I had a 2009 Wee Strom for 10K miles and I've had an S10 since April.

Assuming the price differential isn't a consideration, the S10 is a significant step up in every category....
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,732
Posted By advD
It's a wonderful road bike. I commute with...

It's a wonderful road bike.

I commute with it almost daily and ride it on the weekends on longer rides. I'm 6' 6" and I think it's better than the '07 GSA or the '09 Wee Strom I had. It's allot...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,726
Views: 1,443,659
Posted By advD
WVMTS, Do it! You'll love the S10. I...

WVMTS,

Do it!

You'll love the S10. I have the OEM top case, side cases and wind deflectors. Yes, they you can get a nice discount on the accessories if you purchase them with the bike.

One...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By advD
I'm 6' 6" tall. Had a 2007 GSA. Had a...

I'm 6' 6" tall.

Had a 2007 GSA.

Had a 2009 Wee Strom (the 650 is just fine to haul you around). Bulletproof too, but bland.

Now have a 2012 Yamaha S10.

The GSA was the "roomiest" but also...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By advD
I just received one for my S10 a few days ago....

I just received one for my S10 a few days ago. Had 'em on my GSA and Valkyrie in the past and loved them. It took 10 days from my order to my receiving it here on the west coast.

It's not even...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By advD
When I got my S10 they were in short supply. I...

When I got my S10 they were in short supply. I paid $15,000 cash for mine with side bags and DMV fees, OTD. I've since forgotten the price tag since I like the bike so much.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By advD
I had a Wee Strom in the past, and I now have an...

I had a Wee Strom in the past, and I now have an S10. To me, the S10 is the best bike I've ever owned. Reliable, easy to work on, enough power to ride any way you want to. It's a very nice bike for...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 32,303
Posted By advD
Another S10, yep, without hesitation. After...

Another S10, yep, without hesitation.

After Wee Strom (good but not quite), GSA (neat but not cheap), XRL (If you can have only one, this ain't it) and a host of others, I finally found the one...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,366
Posted By advD
I had a 2009 Wee and now have a 2012 S10. ...

I had a 2009 Wee and now have a 2012 S10.

I'd considered the 2012 Wee and I did give it a serious look when I made my purchase decision.

To me, it's hard to compare the two bikes. Different...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22,855
Views: 4,041,030
Posted By advD
I agree, use "S" mode and wear a full face helmet...

I agree, use "S" mode and wear a full face helmet (to keep the bugs out of your teeth because you won't stop smiling the whole time).

Mine gets better with each ride.
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By advD
Well, here in the PNW my local dealer ordered 10...

Well, here in the PNW my local dealer ordered 10 for the spring and Yamaha only allocated them 3. Then they delayed delivery three times and they still don't have one.

I found another dealer who...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,897
Posted By advD
zeeede, If you choose the Vstrom, you could...

zeeede,

If you choose the Vstrom, you could fit on a 650 with no trouble. On a "pre-'12" model, you can just install the 1000 seat and it'll fit your height just fine. I think there's a tall seat...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,633
Posted By advD
I have the Givi along with the Yamaha "side...

I have the Givi along with the Yamaha "side deflectors" I am 6' 6" tall. I don't have any buffeting but I do get air. For me, it's perfect.

I don't use a third party internet photo service, or I'd...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,897
Posted By advD
zeeede, I had a 2009 Strom and it's a great...

zeeede,

I had a 2009 Strom and it's a great bike. I am 6' 6" tall with a 35" inseam. My wife is 5' 9". I'd been planning for a new bike for the past year. I went and looked at the Tiger 800 XC and...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,713
Posted By advD
My local dealer had a blue one on the floor. I...

My local dealer had a blue one on the floor. I wanted black. I ordered it yesterday, should be here in a week.

They're available.

I CAN'T WAIT... it's sunny in Oregon for the next 7 days and I...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By advD
I sold my 2009 650 non ABS with more miles on it,...

I sold my 2009 650 non ABS with more miles on it, a windshield, nice Givi topcase, skid plate, crash bars, tall seat and fork brace up here in Portland for $6500.

There are lots of Stroms on...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,521
Posted By advD
I can only post one photo at a time apparently,...

I can only post one photo at a time apparently, so, for comparison purposes, here's the GSA
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,521
Posted By advD
No doubt. I have a 36" inseam and it was tight,...

No doubt. I have a 36" inseam and it was tight, with the 1000 seat.

I really liked the bike though, and I like the looks of the '12 even better.

With an $8K budget, I don't think there is a...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,521
Posted By advD
I'm 6' 6" tall and 280 lbs. Rode a 2009 650 Wee...

I'm 6' 6" tall and 280 lbs. Rode a 2009 650 Wee Strom for a little over a year.

With the 1000 seat on it, you'll be fine with the 650. It did everything I asked it to. Riding two up with fully...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 164,962
Posted By advD
DirtynDusty, Wow, not only did Villopodo...

DirtynDusty,

Wow, not only did Villopodo win, but he did it with authority! I didn't know Kawasaki knew how to make bikes that work that well.... absolutely not taking anything away from Ryan's...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
I still like you Jim, and I appreciate all you...

I still like you Jim, and I appreciate all you have done for the people of this forum over the years I've been reading it.

Just for the record: NO, I do not like everyone!

Also, still not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
FWIW, I didn't think you were trolling devo, but...

FWIW, I didn't think you were trolling devo, but I do understand the point Jim was trying to make. Don't think it was focused at you as much as just tired of the all the crap that happens around...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
a57m2000, Sure I have a small beer gut, but...

a57m2000,

Sure I have a small beer gut, but I work out with heavy weights 2-3 days per week and have been riding my mountain bike 7-10 miles 4-6 days per week since April, up until the past couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
When I went into my local Triumph dealer, I...

When I went into my local Triumph dealer, I walked in with my wife who's a beautiful 36 year old woman and stood there for about 5 minutes looking at the 800's.

Nobody said anything.

Then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
I agree, and I have. I couldn't even think...

I agree, and I have.

I couldn't even think of riding the 800XC. My knees hit the tank "wings" and the bike seemed like it was 80% of the size I would have liked. The 1050 tiger was a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
Thanks for the replies so far guys. So the...

Thanks for the replies so far guys.

So the new head / valve / cam design came out in 2010? I've not been keeping up on the GS for a couple of years.

Are the new ones shim & bucket type or...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By advD
Why should I get another GS instead of an S10?

Please help!

I've been in analysis paralysis for a while now. I looked at the S10, 800 Triumph, Vstroms, and many more.

In 2007 I had a GSA that I purchased new and I owned it for 18 months. I...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,606
Posted By advD
I am in this market right now. I've had a 2009...

I am in this market right now. I've had a 2009 Wee as well as a 2007 GSA in the past (among others)

I've looked at everything I can think of ....

This weekend I went to the Triumph dealer and...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 35,980
Posted By advD
They've supposedly improved the wind flow,...

They've supposedly improved the wind flow, suspension, added fuel efficiency and reduced the highway speed RPM range by ~500RPMs.

I had a 2009 Wee, was considering the S10, but I am set on the...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By advD
Well guys, the local dealer had an S10 in stock. ...

Well guys, the local dealer had an S10 in stock.

I can now definitively say that it's a wonderful machine that looks to be very well built and it does fit my 6' 6" tall frame well. Now I just...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 194,012
Posted By advD
Thanks Phil, I'll check it out!

Thanks Phil, I'll check it out!
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,283
Posted By advD
If this is true it'll sure make me happy. I've...

If this is true it'll sure make me happy. I've been seriously considering an ST but there aren't any around for me to check out. I am tall and it's hard to find a bike that fits, so I need to sit on...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 194,012
Posted By advD
I am a big, tall guy at 6' 6" and 280 lbs. My...

I am a big, tall guy at 6' 6" and 280 lbs. My last bike was a 2009 Vstrom 650 which I liked. I haven't had a bike this year and really miss it riding, so I am exploring all options in hopes of...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By advD
Thanks Rema in Paluda for taking such a helpful...

Thanks Rema in Paluda for taking such a helpful photo!

I will be looking to sit on / try an ST ASAP!
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By advD
Kidder: How tall are you & whats your...

Kidder:

How tall are you & whats your inseam?


That is exactly my concern. I have a 36" inseam and my upper legs are long. I've had trouble "hitting" the tank on almost every bike I've ridden....
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By advD
Thanks guys. I've had two Honda Valkyries...

Thanks guys.

I've had two Honda Valkyries over the years and I've considered the VTX a few times. The Valks were modified with seats, bar changes, etc and the VTX felt much smaller IMO. The Yamaha...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By advD
Thanks to all who have replied so far. I...

Thanks to all who have replied so far.

I was remembering a thread from a long time back that had a link to an AWESOME site for people with questions like mine. You put in your height, inseam and...
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