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Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,101
Posted By RonKZ650
Not even thinking of abs failure, which is all...

Not even thinking of abs failure, which is all too common, I'm safer without it. I've tried it, and it fails miserably on both 2 and 4 wheel vehicals, but fails in comparison only if you have sense...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,101
Posted By RonKZ650
It's all been said in 15 pages I suppose, but...

It's all been said in 15 pages I suppose, but after 44yrs of riding I still prefer to control my own braking and throttle. I'm still alive to this point, so anyone that says abs has "saved me x...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,101
Posted By RonKZ650
I don't know. I'd say at least 50/50 in the...

I don't know. I'd say at least 50/50 in the conditions I ride in generally, I find the ABS a liability rather than an asset to braking but then I'm used to doing my own braking and don't appreciate...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,101
Posted By RonKZ650
I know I stop faster without ABS under certain...

I know I stop faster without ABS under certain conditions. I have modern motorcycles both with ABS and without. For example a bumpy road or other places bumps are there while braking, such as...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,101
Posted By RonKZ650
I've got a Super Tenere and been riding 44yrs. My...

I've got a Super Tenere and been riding 44yrs. My first motorcycle with ABS and traction control. If I had my way, I wouldn't have either. Much better off doing my own braking and throttle control....
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
It's just a basic foam mount, but it works for...

It's just a basic foam mount, but it works for me. The keys will not fall off the locks if turned clockwise so they just stay with the locks under the seat, so I put one lock in the foam and stack...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
I use locks called Safeman, they are small and...

I use locks called Safeman, they are small and work awesome. There is that space under the seat that is like a small storage area, I cut a piece of dense foam that was the correct height to size to...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
I go back and forth debating the reflash. The CJM...

I go back and forth debating the reflash. The CJM made my Tenere run worse, so that was quickly removed. $450 seems like highway robbery to me, but I still debate. The motorcycle runs plenty good, so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 359,678
Posted By RonKZ650
I probably posted before somewhere in the huge...

I probably posted before somewhere in the huge thread, but if not, yes I bought one and regretted it. I've owned a lot of motorcycles the last 45yrs and can only off hand think of three or four I...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
If the stock seat and sheepskin doesn't work out,...

If the stock seat and sheepskin doesn't work out, try it without the sheepskin. No doubt you already have, but my own personal review of sheepskin is it's better in the short run, but in the long run...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
The pump draws less than 10A, and that is if it...

The pump draws less than 10A, and that is if it is really working at high pressure. At low pressures amps are very low. It would take a lot of pumping to flatten a battery. No need for the engine to...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 52,079
Posted By RonKZ650
I must be in the minority. My Tenere never got...

I must be in the minority. My Tenere never got noticeably smoother or more powerful after broken in. It has 14,000 miles now and far as I can tell feels same as the day I rode it home. Great that...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,347
Posted By RonKZ650
Mine make a lot of noise. I figure I've got right...

Mine make a lot of noise. I figure I've got right at 400,000 miles riding motorcycles, and I've never had a tire anywhere near this noisy. I can hear them pretty much any speed from 15mph on up to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43,759
Views: 8,336,067
Posted By RonKZ650
It will cruise fine at 85mph indicated speed on...

It will cruise fine at 85mph indicated speed on flat ground or down hill, however speedometer is wildly optimistic. Indicated 85, actual speed closer to 65mph. The bike made the Guiness world record...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
He's from Colorado as am I. They say the altitude...

He's from Colorado as am I. They say the altitude helps in gas mileage and I think it must on motorcycles at least. I get 50mpg or better most the time.
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By RonKZ650
Cheaper and easier to lower the seat than raise...

Cheaper and easier to lower the seat than raise the bars. Leave the bars alone, put the seat in the low position, and have a shop cut off a couple inches in seat height. You lose the padding and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,110
Posted By RonKZ650
Growing up in the DT1 250 era, I thought that was...

Growing up in the DT1 250 era, I thought that was a decent bike, then got the WR250R Yamaha to more or less go back 40 years. I'll take the 40 year old bike if it was sold, but it isn't and got the...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
I got the recall done last Thursday. They pay...

I got the recall done last Thursday. They pay 0.6hr labor for the work and the harness comes priced at $32 give or take. Not a hard job. I hung around and they did the work, as well as the fuel pump...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
For the KTM naysayers which I am one, here is a...

For the KTM naysayers which I am one, here is a 990adv that has been over the road pretty good.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/RonKZ650/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/aqudegev.jpeg...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
I'm 6'2" and have no problem with the stock...

I'm 6'2" and have no problem with the stock screen.
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 52,079
Posted By RonKZ650
I wouldn't think so either, but they were sure in...

I wouldn't think so either, but they were sure in the line "what we have seen is not what we get". What we do get we will find out towards the end of march. These are guys I've known and dealt with...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 391,504
Posted By RonKZ650
I like the sissy bar on the back, nice touch to...

I like the sissy bar on the back, nice touch to compliment the paint.
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 52,079
Posted By RonKZ650
We better wait til March to do much planning. My...

We better wait til March to do much planning. My dealer, who is one of the larger tenere sellers at 60 or so sold says all they know is what we've seen pictured so far is not what we get. He even...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
Congrats on the new 2013. You'll like it. I...

Congrats on the new 2013. You'll like it.
I have a question on the ECU unleashed reflash. Does anyone have this done that lives at 5000ft or higher and does it work up high? Reason I ask is...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 85,637
Posted By RonKZ650
Then Kevin Ash is tragically killed on a BMW. I...

Then Kevin Ash is tragically killed on a BMW. I guess it's true in England the tenere price was upwards of a 1200gs, so in that case I would agree over there, not the case in the USA by a large...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 391,504
Posted By RonKZ650
A month old motorcycle is already needing a paint...

A month old motorcycle is already needing a paint job? Wow KTM needs some real attention in their quality. Rox riser question, has there ever been a motorcycle produced that had bars high enough?...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
Where did the fuzzy grey seat set up come from?

Where did the fuzzy grey seat set up come from?
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
"What tank protectors are those"? Standard...

"What tank protectors are those"?

Standard JC Whitney stuff in the catalog. JCwhitney.com/rubber/adhesive/tenere
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By RonKZ650
Yea, breaking the mount took some effort. What...

Yea, breaking the mount took some effort. What broke??
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By RonKZ650
Put lower bars on the Harley and leave the KTM...

Put lower bars on the Harley and leave the KTM be. It's probably the day to day riding of a cruiser has you trying to make both the same. Having risers on this bike is just not right somehow to me.
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
Read the posts over in the KTM 1190 threads and...

Read the posts over in the KTM 1190 threads and several guys complain of "vibes" there too, but most say the same as the Tenere and they are a throbbing low frequency thing that is not all that...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24,092
Views: 4,381,482
Posted By RonKZ650
Yea, the claimed weights are real amusing. What...

Yea, the claimed weights are real amusing. What Yamaha claims wet is pretty much spot on, but compare to a BMW 1200GS. They claim some ubsurd figure like 480LBs so the bike is 100LBs lighter than the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 359,678
Posted By RonKZ650
I bought one hoping to enjoy an enduro like I did...

I bought one hoping to enjoy an enduro like I did in the 70s. I had a HT1 90cc, CT3 175cc, DT175 and DT400, and a XT500 all Yamahas. They were all great memorys except the XT500. The WR250R will go...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6,755
Views: 1,523,224
Posted By RonKZ650
Thanks for your thoughts. I still have the super...

Thanks for your thoughts. I still have the super tenere, but wish all you KTM guys the best. The 1190 is really an awesome motorcycle, no doubt about that.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6,755
Views: 1,523,224
Posted By RonKZ650
You got what I think to be the first Super Tenere...

You got what I think to be the first Super Tenere in the whole country if I remember right, then the Moto Guzzi, now the KTM. Comparing the three, what do you think in a condensed version?
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By RonKZ650
The whole tool isn't worth $5.00. I've bought...

The whole tool isn't worth $5.00. I've bought junk over the years, but this tool takes the cake as the worst ever, but like anything, everyone has different views.
In 6 years those restrictors have...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By RonKZ650
Thanks for scratching that thing off your list....

Thanks for scratching that thing off your list. It deserves a good scratch with a sledgehammer.:D
Anyway, there are probably other places to get the Morgan Carbtune, but I was happy with...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By RonKZ650
I haven't checked mine and since it seems to me...

I haven't checked mine and since it seems to me to run fine, I'll not check for a while yet. As to what tool, DON'T USE THAT PIECE OF CRAP MOTION PRO TOOL!
OK now I'm done yelling I'll explain. The...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 108,555
Posted By RonKZ650
I suppose that is true, the normal bashplate...

I suppose that is true, the normal bashplate under the engine is cool, but that thing with the tit for the oil filter is a little over the top for most guys intended use in the USA. Where you ride...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 108,555
Posted By RonKZ650
We don't even know if we get the 2014 in the usa...

We don't even know if we get the 2014 in the usa for 3 months, so worrying about 15mm doesn't matter at this point. I hope you guys that fit them bash plates use them bash plates or whatever they...
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