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Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
Is it the Arabian red or the black? I bought my...

Is it the Arabian red or the black? I bought my 2012 last November with 4700 miles on it; it now has 16,000, and I enjoy it as much as when I first bought it. I agree on the tires, anything beats the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By de Vaca
An easier check. Just change the oil, see if the...

An easier check. Just change the oil, see if the sight glass level disappears, refill, check the level and relax, and enjoy riding. Or just tilt the bike to the side slightly and see if the level in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,353
Posted By de Vaca
I'd like abs too. We in the US had to wait for...

I'd like abs too. We in the US had to wait for the bike after being available in Europe for a time. It looks like we are being made to wait on the abs model sold there as well.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,353
Posted By de Vaca
Motorcycle Consumer News tested the bike in the...

Motorcycle Consumer News tested the bike in the June edition just out. They liked it a lot, and contrasted it to the FZ09. They thought it was a better bike in several ways. Sounds like a great mid...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,250,212
Posted By de Vaca
Keep it and enjoy the fruits of your labor....

Keep it and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Besides, contrary to what some believe, the Ravens are the best.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,250,212
Posted By de Vaca
Ray, I have been over Cinnamon and Engineer...

Ray, I have been over Cinnamon and Engineer multiple times, but I cannot imagine doing so loaded and two up on my S10. You are a brave man.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By de Vaca
That is pretty cool!

That is pretty cool!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,404
Posted By de Vaca
I had both a 2012 S10 and a 2014 v strom 1000 for...

I had both a 2012 S10 and a 2014 v strom 1000 for about 8 months. The Suzuki was a great bike, but after putting 8000 miles on it, decided that I didn't need both. They were too close to filling the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 626,399
Posted By de Vaca
I've still got the stock bazooka on mine. Been...

I've still got the stock bazooka on mine. Been thinking about going with the Dale Walker stage one setup. Mine is the 2011 gsx 1250. What a great bike. Every now and then I think about trading to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28,096
Views: 5,631,322
Posted By de Vaca
So, what oil should I use?:lol3

So, what oil should I use?:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,353
Posted By de Vaca
It may be too early to tell. It just came out in...

It may be too early to tell. It just came out in my area and much of north America is still in the deep freeze. The parts guy at my local dealership bought the first one they got in and is impressed...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,353
Posted By de Vaca
I finally saw one in the flesh at the local...

I finally saw one in the flesh at the local dealer in matte black. Could not ride it due to the snow on the roads, but it looked great. Ergonomics were good too. The dealers parts manager had bought...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28,096
Views: 5,631,322
Posted By de Vaca
The bike has plenty of power. 90 to 95 rwhp and...

The bike has plenty of power. 90 to 95 rwhp and good low and midrange torque. The U.S. magazine Cycle World did a comparison test between the 2012 Tenere, the KTM 990, and the BMW GS in 2012 if you...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 485,891
Posted By de Vaca
For those that have no problem with a 110 mph...

For those that have no problem with a 110 mph limit, "you should never go that fast anyway," why not have a limit of 90 mph? The highest legal speed in the US that I'm aware of is 85 mph. This limit...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
What a great picture. Summertime and a C14....

What a great picture. Summertime and a C14. Winter in north America is in full swing. Looking forward to warmer days and melted snow. You have beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 485,891
Posted By de Vaca
The comment that the aerodynamics are "sketchy"...

The comment that the aerodynamics are "sketchy" at speeds over 100 mph as the reason for the top speed limitations is a concern. The 110 mph limit also is reflected in their quarter mile time; the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 47,793
Posted By de Vaca
At least it is shorter than that bazooka of a...

At least it is shorter than that bazooka of a muffler on the Concours.:D The bike looks great in person. The local dealer had a black one in recently. I liked my old Versys 650, but could not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28,096
Views: 5,631,322
Posted By de Vaca
+1 finally bought heated gear this year and have...

+1 finally bought heated gear this year and have ridden on dry days in the low 20's F; amazingly comfortable even on 200+ mile rides. I'd rather ride at those temps now than the 100 degree days in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 199,541
Posted By de Vaca
Yep, saw one at the local dealer 2 days ago....

Yep, saw one at the local dealer 2 days ago. Looked good in all black. Also noted that it said it had a two year warranty rather than the one year that most Kawasaki's have in the US.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4,635
Views: 798,276
Posted By de Vaca
My choice for travel in the western US is the...

My choice for travel in the western US is the Tenere. I have had a FJR, and currently own a C14 along with the Tenere. All are great bikes, but chose the Tenere for two trips last summer totaling...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 305,745
Posted By de Vaca
I have admired the Ninja 1000 for some time, and...

I have admired the Ninja 1000 for some time, and thought it would be an ideal sport tourer for me until I rode it; it seemed too cramped for me too. I'm 6'2. I have a Super Tenere that has been my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28,096
Views: 5,631,322
Posted By de Vaca
I consider the $11,500 I paid for mine a year ago...

I consider the $11,500 I paid for mine a year ago a good deal for the quality of the bike; under $9000 is a steal.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
Sounds like some good times were had. I've got...

Sounds like some good times were had. I've got some catching up to do.:D
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
It sure is easy to accumulate the miles on this...

It sure is easy to accumulate the miles on this bike; three weeks since I bought it and over 2000 miles. The bike handles very well with decent tires on it, and what a great engine. I look forward to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
Where is the best source for obtaining another...

Where is the best source for obtaining another FOB? I did get the passive spare unit with the bike but would like another radio controlled one to keep at home as a spare.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
What a difference tires make. The BT 021's that...

What a difference tires make. The BT 021's that come on this bike truly suck. They resist turn in and require constant counter steer to maintain the line in cornering. I have had good luck with other...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
How was the tire life with the 2CT's?

How was the tire life with the 2CT's?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
I'm ready to ditch them. I've experienced the...

I'm ready to ditch them. I've experienced the same thing when they got worn on a Suzuki 1250 that came with them. I knew what to expect when I tested the Kawasaki and saw them on it, and did not let...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,422
Views: 392,204
Posted By de Vaca
Just traded for a 2012 Arabian red C14 with less...

Just traded for a 2012 Arabian red C14 with less than 5000 miles on it. The stock BT 021`s are pretty worn with the typical wear pattern of the sides of the tread on the front tire that I have seen...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28,096
Views: 5,631,322
Posted By de Vaca
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 759,692
Posted By de Vaca
A test ride is all it takes. It is a very good...

A test ride is all it takes. It is a very good bike. It has great suspension, handling, braking and power. You will enjoy it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 759,692
Posted By de Vaca
The power and handling of the bike impressed me...

The power and handling of the bike impressed me with the test ride, but the engine gets even better with some miles on it. Roll on torque seems the same as my gsx 1250. That picture from the Yosh ad...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,316
Posted By de Vaca
The super tenere would be a great choice. The...

The super tenere would be a great choice. The only problem is that if you are like me you may then find that you are neglecting your dl 650. That was my experience; I solved that problem by trading...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,316
Posted By de Vaca
A small bike that you could ride to it's limits...

A small bike that you could ride to it's limits would be good. The new yamaha R3 might be fun. The ergonomics might not be good though.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,168
Posted By de Vaca
Do you have a Super Tenere? My 2012 with 18,000...

Do you have a Super Tenere? My 2012 with 18,000 miles on it averages 43 to 44 mpg with normal riding. I enjoy using the throttle, with runs to the redline a fair amount. The best mileage was 49.8...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,616
Posted By de Vaca
Tubeless tires have another advantage. When your...

Tubeless tires have another advantage. When your road bike with tube tires picks up a nail, they usually go flat immediately, such as when traveling at speed. Been there, done that. When my tubeless...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,619
Posted By de Vaca
What Pluric said. I squirt some dupont chain lube...

What Pluric said. I squirt some dupont chain lube on the shift linkage occasionally or this will develop. No problems then.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 759,692
Posted By de Vaca
I was hoping that I would like my 2012 dl 650 as...

I was hoping that I would like my 2012 dl 650 as much as the new 1000 when I tested it. I liked my 650 a lot and really didn't want to part with the money. Didn't work out that way. The power, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 184,306
Posted By de Vaca
I saw that too; I hope it is coming back to the...

I saw that too; I hope it is coming back to the US.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,353
Posted By de Vaca
I really like mid displacement standards, and was...

I really like mid displacement standards, and was intrigued by the new Honda cbr 650f. Honda may have problems selling that bike if you can get the Suzuki with another 100cc, and probably a lot more...
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