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Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
The Multi did not do it for me either. I am...

The Multi did not do it for me either. I am hoping the XR will fit the bill.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
It doesn't explain the price difference at all...

It doesn't explain the price difference at all but to us tall folks that does not matter. I also have a 34" inseam and need the extra room to be comfortable. I loved the S on the test ride but the...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:37 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
The price is a little higher than I expected as...

The price is a little higher than I expected as well.

I think "unique" is overrated. Some folks like to be different just for the sake of being different and I get that but I believe most...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
I thought, for sure, this was the bike for you....

I thought, for sure, this was the bike for you. Now what are you going to do?
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
The expanded line of BMW motorcycles with engines...

The expanded line of BMW motorcycles with engines other than the boxer design makes a lot of sense. The BMW faithful may love their boxers but many non-owners may be more attracted to the brand with...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By bmac
ECU-unleashed done by AF-1. The bike was better...

ECU-unleashed done by AF-1. The bike was better after the flash but it was still a turd.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
The Yamaha bags have a very poor lock design. The...

The Yamaha bags have a very poor lock design. The bags themselves are ok but the locks are not. I had them on my first Super Tenere but I don't on my 14. The Givi Trekker Outback's are vastly...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By bmac
I had a 2012 with reflash and my 2014 feels quite...

I had a 2012 with reflash and my 2014 feels quite a bit stronger. I felt my 12 was a bit of a turd.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,648
Posted By bmac
Joe: Cliff, good to see you again. How are you...

Joe: Cliff, good to see you again. How are you doing?
Cliff: I had a dream last night. There were purple and yellow butterflies all over the place and there was a goat with really long hair. It had...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,611
Views: 366,408
Posted By bmac
Wow! Great pictures and you have it all to...

Wow! Great pictures and you have it all to yourself, lucky dude.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
You do realize the 2014 has the GPS bar above the...

You do realize the 2014 has the GPS bar above the instruments and not on the handlebars, right?

There is not a lot happening 6 feet in front of my front tire. The things I am looking at and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 147,040
Posted By bmac
Shocking! Someone else may have different...

Shocking! Someone else may have different priorities. To each his own.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,820
Posted By bmac
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,820
Posted By bmac
I intentionally used the word "versatility" not...

I intentionally used the word "versatility" not "adjustability" in describing the differences. On an ES system you can be crushing down the freeway in a soft setting and adjust instantly to harder...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,820
Posted By bmac
The ES system may not be ideal but it can handle...

The ES system may not be ideal but it can handle a much wider range of conditions or desired ride-ability. The load generated during spirited riding are vastly different than pounding miles on the...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,820
Posted By bmac
That is, quite simply, not true. Weight of the...

That is, quite simply, not true. Weight of the rider and or passenger is the most critical aspect of setting up suspension.

A rider, or rider plus gear, or rider plus passenger, or rider,...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
Don't feed the troll. He eats plenty on his own.

Don't feed the troll. He eats plenty on his own.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
I am just surprised his "lady friend" let him buy...

I am just surprised his "lady friend" let him buy a GS. She must be over the Harley phase.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By bmac
Everything but the heated grips and electronic...

Everything but the heated grips and electronic suspension.
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By bmac
I would pay a lot more than 2k for a 14, but...

I would pay a lot more than 2k for a 14, but that's just me.

Hardly any changes, but here are a few:

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
Some of us might be scratching our heads, but...

Some of us might be scratching our heads, but laughing, nah....
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,931
Posted By bmac
That is quite a break-in ride home.

That is quite a break-in ride home.
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,518
Posted By bmac
It's a bitch when that happens. It is hard...

It's a bitch when that happens.

It is hard to truly know how well a bike will work out until you spend some serious time on one. Some things can be changed but if it starts out too far out of...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
I have no idea what they did to improve it but it...

I have no idea what they did to improve it but it was something I definitely noticed when I moved from the 12 to the 14.

It is possible that it is just normal differences from one bike to another...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
That pretty much sums it up. Why would...

That pretty much sums it up.

Why would other owners personalities (a select few) affect your decision on which is the right bike for you?
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
Nah, just listing a couple of things that came to...

Nah, just listing a couple of things that came to mind.
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
Cruise Control Heated Grips Electronic...

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable windscreen
New winglets under windscreen
Revised Instruments that are configurable
Revised handlebar controls...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
It almost looks like the show bike has the low...

It almost looks like the show bike has the low seat option fitted.

The specs show legroom being close to the GS.
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
The FJR has more power but the Super Tenere is...

The FJR has more power but the Super Tenere is far more comfortable for a tall guy. I am 6'2" and came from an FJR as many tall folks have done. I initially planned on keeping both but after owning...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,126
Posted By bmac
When you have a chance take a 2014 Super Tenere...

When you have a chance take a 2014 Super Tenere ES for a test ride. When you do I suspect it will make the "some day" list. It is very complimentary to the FZ-09 and believe it or not it actually has...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 147,040
Posted By bmac
Location? How much is the tax portion?

Location? How much is the tax portion?
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
Interesting. I have a Super Tenere and I...

Interesting.

I have a Super Tenere and I had an FJR1300 before that. When I bought the S10 I initially thought I would keep both but after a week on the S10 I put the FJR up for sale as I knew I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 147,040
Posted By bmac
In the last several years a lot of people have...

In the last several years a lot of people have chosen adventure bikes for the added comfort they have offered that has not been available with a lot of other bikes. This new crop of bikes definitely...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 147,040
Posted By bmac
It must be tough being both old and senile but...

It must be tough being both old and senile but choosing to be so grumpy is a choice you did not have to make.

By the way this is the FJ-09 thread.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 147,040
Posted By bmac
Again, most folks do not have an unlimited supply...

Again, most folks do not have an unlimited supply of money. As a result people make choices every day on what to spend money on. Your assumption that ABS is the safety feature everybody should be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 147,040
Posted By bmac
What are your smoking tonight.... Most...

What are your smoking tonight....

Most folks do not have an unlimited supply of money. ABS has a cost. Some folks would choose to spend their money on other things. Paying for it up front and...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26,109
Views: 4,976,945
Posted By bmac
I am with you on that, I hate vibration. I had a...

I am with you on that, I hate vibration. I had a 2012 and after 6 or 8 hours in the saddle at high speed (70+) it would get to be more than a little annoying. After a long, high daily mileage trip it...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By bmac
That is something I did not know and it wasn't...

That is something I did not know and it wasn't that long ago I was considering one. I am quite pleased I went in a different direction.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
Murdock has actually seen and sat on both bikes...

Murdock has actually seen and sat on both bikes that is why I asked for his assessment. They are both new, so as of now, no one has ridden both.

I am not quite sure what an FX-09 is but if it is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 93,128
Posted By bmac
So... how does the S1000XR compare with the...

So... how does the S1000XR compare with the FJ-09? Those are the two bikes on my list.
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