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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Jud
I did not see an way to do it on the 14 and...

I did not see an way to do it on the 14 and 15s????
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 02:29 AM
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Posted By Jud
'Nother BTW,,,, does anyone offer tuning that...

'Nother BTW,,,, does anyone offer tuning that will make it so the TCS defaults off!:bluduh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 01:34 AM
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Posted By Jud
Bought my 14 ES back on Dec 28th and I'm getting...

Bought my 14 ES back on Dec 28th and I'm getting up around 5K miles on it now. Right off the bat I noticed the fueling was a bit odd, initial tip-in was very abrupt in Sport mode in the lower gears....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Jud
+1:lol3

+1:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,763
Posted By Jud
My ES was 14.750$ with panniers, top box and top...

My ES was 14.750$ with panniers, top box and top box inner bag thingie plus 75$ shipping of those to Ga.. That was OTD with Ga. TTT.

If memory serves, the bike alone was something like 12.5K$...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,763
Posted By Jud
Good price. Best I saw for a 13 was nearing 11K$...

Good price. Best I saw for a 13 was nearing 11K$ OTD with TTT and I nearly bought it before getting the 14ES.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,763
Posted By Jud
I rode an Explorer and given the riding I do,,,,...

I rode an Explorer and given the riding I do,,,, I wasn't that interested. Both or big and heavy but honestly, the Tenere just felt better at low speeds. The Explorer had more motor but for me the...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,148
Posted By Jud
Will be curious as to the mileage you get as we...

Will be curious as to the mileage you get as we tend to get roughly the same sorta mileage outta 705s.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
Can't be a 2 stroke diesel,,,,, 4 stroke diesel...

Can't be a 2 stroke diesel,,,,, 4 stroke diesel don't need no turbo.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,766
Posted By Jud
No experience with them. I rode the KTM, the...

No experience with them. I rode the KTM, the Tenere and the 1200GS back to back to back at two different dealers in Marietta that are maybe 2 miles apart.

I agree it's better to have two...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By Jud
I'll whole heartedly recommend Sidi On Roads if...

I'll whole heartedly recommend Sidi On Roads if off bike comfort plays any part what so ever in your criteria. I have hiked quite a few miles in the two pairs I have had over maybe 10yrs. Nearly made...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Jud
Redhead "Life times". Maybe not the absolute...

Redhead "Life times". Maybe not the absolute warmest but they are economical and tough {I haven't tried out the lifetime warranty yet even though I have a few pairs that are probably 5-7yrs old now}.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,734
Posted By Jud
Just to chime in with other's experiences my...

Just to chime in with other's experiences my Whisperlite works fine with unleaded and while it's not super easy, I regularly simmer with mine. It's just touchy as hell.

Liked mine so much I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,766
Posted By Jud
Whoops, didn't look at the thread well before...

Whoops, didn't look at the thread well before posting.

Coondawg,,, was that dealer Hall's by chance?:lol3

If so, they pissed me off too. Don't let one bad apple dealer stink up your opinion...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,766
Posted By Jud
I recently bought a 14 Tenere ES and I also was...

I recently bought a 14 Tenere ES and I also was looking hard at the KTM. I rode both, back to back, several times.

In the end, these two bikes are quite a bit different and occupy fairly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5,397
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Posted By Jud
Did they have larger tanks on their DRs there...

Did they have larger tanks on their DRs there sport?:augie:poser
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
The complaining keyboard ADV riders have...

The complaining keyboard ADV riders have repeatedly stated that it's not like a 200+ mile range is a necessity, it's just good to have. I'm fine with a 500-750cc engine {which would make having a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
Then you need to learn context. Many of those...

Then you need to learn context. Many of those places that have roads with-in 22 miles have just roads {prolly dirt},,,, not much else. Just because you might be 22 miles from some road doesn't mean...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
Are you being facetious or serious,,, I see no...

Are you being facetious or serious,,, I see no smiley indicating sarcasm???

While the lower 48 isn't say,,,, sub Sahara or the like, there are a hell of a lot of places in the lower 48 where fuel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26,557
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Posted By Jud
BTW,,, has anyone noticed the fuel computations...

BTW,,, has anyone noticed the fuel computations on the Tenere are pretty derned conservative. For example, it might show I have a range of something like less than 20 miles but when I fueled, it had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Jud
To keep things apples to apples, I just looked...

To keep things apples to apples, I just looked over my paperwork and the dealership broke it down as 12,117.00$ for the bike by itself no accessories, OTD or TTT fees.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
A DL650 has a range of around 225-250 mile...

A DL650 has a range of around 225-250 mile "depending". I had to carry additional fuel on my Trans Lab ride. I carried additional fuel on most other long rides "just in case". I would have loved it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
+1:1drink That's one of the few things I...

+1:1drink

That's one of the few things I like about BMW. They build several different versions based on one bike and unlike Honda, those versions are substantially different as far as suspension...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
Again, I don't give a shit how many gallons the...

Again, I don't give a shit how many gallons the tank holds as long as range is at least 200-300 miles. I will deal with it and I hope it averages at least 45mpg but if it doesn't, it'll be a PITA. If...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Jud
And if I want to do a 1K or 1.2K mile day,,, just...

And if I want to do a 1K or 1.2K mile day,,, just stop a lot or plumb in an aux. tank. Simple, really.:rolleyes

I am fine with a 5gal tank as long as it gets at least 40mpg but would be great if...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26,557
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Posted By Jud
Screwed up. I miss installed the key lock in my...

Screwed up. I miss installed the key lock in my top box and I can not get it to open. Any ideas to fix my brain cramp?:shog:doh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
Again, sport tourers, adv tourers or any bike...

Again, sport tourers, adv tourers or any bike that's built to take riders long distances and to out of the way places should be able to do 200 miles easy if not 300 miles. A person that buys one of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30,639
Views: 2,386,577
Posted By Jud
Thankfully, I ran off and fell right where that...

Thankfully, I ran off and fell right where that little parking cut goes straight and the the road goes hard right!:lol3

In some spots,,, it would be a long ass ways before the rider and bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5,397
Views: 957,850
Posted By Jud
Same here. Can't understand why people frett over...

Same here. Can't understand why people frett over a couple, three gallons more and when you say "Just don't fill it up all the way", they respond with "That's too much of an inconvienence". Like,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26,557
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Posted By Jud
I bought a 14 ES with panniers and top box...

I bought a 14 ES with panniers and top box OTD/TTT for around 14.7K$ and that included shipping to my house for the panniers and top box. TTT for my area was something around 1K$ if memory serves.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-16-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,141
Posted By Jud
I woulda bought it for a two up tourer but I just...

I woulda bought it for a two up tourer but I just got tired of waiting and there were some great deals on left over Teneres so I recently picked on up. If I were in the market for a sport bike, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 30,639
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Posted By Jud
Same here. Regrettably, the DNR has been getting...

Same here. Regrettably, the DNR has been getting a lot more strict with closing roads in the last few years. For example, there was no gate at the end until recently and I even though Shoal Creek Rd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By Jud
I put 90K miles on my 04 FJR, lube the wheel...

I put 90K miles on my 04 FJR, lube the wheel splines every tire change, Lubed the shaft maybe four times. Changed oil twice. No issues, not even a leaky seal

My 86 Yamaha Venture had 50K miles...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26,557
Views: 5,139,201
Posted By Jud
How'ed you like the front lowered 10mm? I was...

How'ed you like the front lowered 10mm? I was recently thinking of doing the same as I think it would help on and off tarmac.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,419
Posted By Jud
When an aftermarket reflash is done, can you get...

When an aftermarket reflash is done, can you get rid of the torque management that I've heard of in the bottom three gears? Can you possibly get the bike to default to no TCS rather than "1".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By Jud
Buying a FJR spoiled me on shafties. Before the...

Buying a FJR spoiled me on shafties. Before the FJR I had always had chain driven bikes and thought that replacing a chain every 10-25K miles {depending on the bike and how used} was no biggie. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 46,714
Posted By Jud
Just read in another thread where an inmate had...

Just read in another thread where an inmate had fueling problems that went away once he discovered that the header to exhaust port seals were compromised. He found the exhaust leaks when he went to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26,557
Views: 5,139,201
Posted By Jud
Why did you have to flip two switches? Even if...

Why did you have to flip two switches? Even if you wanted the Piaas switched so you could turn them off one could run a high beam switched relay to an on/off switch. When you want the Piaas to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26,557
Views: 5,139,201
Posted By Jud
You know,,,, this is odd because I swear my bike...

You know,,,, this is odd because I swear my bike sounds like it has an exhaust leak. I even mentioned it in an earlier thread right after I picked it up. Could you hear a difference afterwards? I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 46,714
Posted By Jud
Picked up my 14 ES back on Dec 27th and have...

Picked up my 14 ES back on Dec 27th and have already put over 3K miles on it. The bike eats the miles up, pretty much a cross between my DL650 and my old FJR. I'm even fairly happy with the OE...
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