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Old 05-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #12331
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got my first ticket today on xtz....138kph...2kph more and i wouldv been walking !
So anyway was surprised when told speed on radar as exactly same as i saw on speedo when glanced down thinkin oooppps! 1km from home after 972km day. i thort the speedos read high on these?
Any sugestion on radar detectors

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Old 05-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #12332
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got my first ticket today on xtz....138kph...2kph more and i wouldv been walking !
So anyway was surprised when told speed on radar as exactly same as i saw on speedo when glanced down thinkin oooppps! 1km from home after 972km day. i thort the speedos read low on these?
Any sugestion on radar detectors
check it via GPS as my speedo is showing 100kmph actual is 92 kmph so a fair margin for error.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:12 PM   #12333
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So who is HighADVTours?

Nice little ride. If your stuck at home here is 20 odd minutes....





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Old 05-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #12334
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GPS speeds aren't exact either. Usually closer than the oem speedos but they can fluctuate a bit too.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:34 AM   #12335
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These throttle cables are driving me nuts! They are right in the way, I can't see my instrument cluster.



I'm going to try rotating them down out of the way. Anyone do this? Have any lessons learned to share?

Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #12336
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Throttle cables

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These throttle cables are driving me nuts! They are right in the way, I can't see my instrument cluster.



I'm going to try rotating them down out of the way. Anyone do this? Have any lessons learned to share?

Thanks!
Hi CafeRacer ... I did that and the only thing you have to do is to get rid of the plastic little buttons on the 'cable holder' that prevent it to turn because they fit on holes drilled on the handlebar .... since I replaced my handlebar with a SW Motech Non Shock Endurance, I didn't want to drill any holes.

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #12337
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I just tie them to the handlebars with a tie-wrap. They're just long enough for that
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #12338
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I just tie them to the handlebars with a tie-wrap. They're just long enough for that
Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable binding the throttle cables further down the bar - they work better with single-curve large radius bends and with plenty of slack to handle lock-to-lock steering angles.

My solution is to use a tie warp on the cables where they go through the guide to provide a "catch" that snags the guide and pulls the cables a little lower and below the line of view to the instrument panel. This works in a fashion, but the next time the steering goes to the full left lock, it unsnags so you have to re-snag it again to get the benefit.



Another person came up with this rather clever solution.



I'm going to look into the "rotate the housing" solution this winter.

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #12339
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Guys I went with Mark's second photo, the hose standoff and it works great for me. If you have any fuel line lying around with some zip ties give it a shot and see what you think.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #12340
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Problem solved!



Also, I tried the "fuse in the clutch wiring" mod. I was holding off until I got through the first 600 miles, but only made it to 500.

Wow. Just, wow. I don't care if it gains horsepower or loses mileage, it's just so much smoother. Love it. Someday I'll look into an ECM upgrade just to have the peace of mind that everything is tuned properly. But until then, I don't see this little fuse ever coming out.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #12341
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Had a *perfect* day yesterday.

Left house at 0600. Rode 120km's all backroads to the German Eifel forest. Arrived there at 0730. Saw about 5 cars on the entire trip. Loaded a GPS track called "Huge Eifel Tour 350km's" in the GPS. Rode all day, on a brand new Bridgestone BW502, with the clutch mod on. Arrived at Vogelsang Military area around 1330, and it was absolutely PACKED with bikes, cars, motorhomes, trucks,....saw hundreds of bikers taking nice sweeper turns in 1st or 2nd gear. Loads of squids and pirates, sweating their asses off. I was laughing in my helmet for the rest of the way home Got home with 600.8km's on the odo.

1. I don't care what anyone thinks, I prefer my BW502 tire over the Tourance EXP's. Little cheaper on the buy, and alot better on the road!

2. Clutch mod makes a big difference. Had it on for most of the time, and didn't see a big consumption increase.

3. What an awesome bike!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:24 AM   #12342
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Do I Or Don't I.....?????

Here's my dilemma.

I'm nearing the end of my first year riding here in Australia - have been restricted to 660cc bikes but will be free of this in August. I dropped into a Yammie dealer with a mate today for him to look at helmets and saw a brand new 2011 Super Tenere with a price tag of $18990 (Aussie dollars, yep - things cost more here). They have only one at this price (blue) as it is plated 2011, not 2012. Couldn't believe it. Just to put it in perspective, the BMW 1200GS kitted up with ABS and spoked wheels here is about $28000 and my G650GS was $13500 new. So the ST seems too good to be true, AND it comes with the "Adventure Pack" for free which includes the Yamaha aluminium panniers, headlight protector and bash plate ($2000 value). Sooooooo, do I buy it now and let it sit for 3 months until I'm unrestricted - then sell the Beemer? Are they as good as y'all say they are? What do I need to be aware of? (No - I haven't read the 823 pages under this thread).

Thanks for your help

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #12343
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Hi Glenn,

Seems like a good price to me. I bought mine in Nov 2010 (ex demonstrator with 1000km on the clock for $18k). I reckon you could do better on the price though. Wait until a few days before the end of June and you'll be able to name your price. The sales guys will be deparate to do a deal before the end of the financial year!

Is it new or a demo unit?

And yes, they are as good as they say, especially for long distance trips.

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Here's my dilemma.

I'm nearing the end of my first year riding here in Australia - have been restricted to 660cc bikes but will be free of this in August. I dropped into a Yammie dealer with a mate today for him to look at helmets and saw a brand new 2011 Super Tenere with a price tag of $18990 (Aussie dollars, yep - things cost more here). They have only one at this price (blue) as it is plated 2011, not 2012. Couldn't believe it. Just to put it in perspective, the BMW 1200GS kitted up with ABS and spoked wheels here is about $28000 and my G650GS was $13500 new. So the ST seems too good to be true, AND it comes with the "Adventure Pack" for free which includes the Yamaha aluminium panniers, headlight protector and bash plate ($2000 value). Sooooooo, do I buy it now and let it sit for 3 months until I'm unrestricted - then sell the Beemer? Are they as good as y'all say they are? What do I need to be aware of? (No - I haven't read the 823 pages under this thread).

Thanks for your help

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:04 AM   #12344
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......... Sooooooo, do I buy it now and let it sit for 3 months until I'm unrestricted - then sell the Beemer? Are they as good as y'all say they are? What do I need to be aware of? (No - I haven't read the 823 pages under this thread).

Thanks for your help
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They are very good and extremely easy to ride. Virtually all people who get on then notice how the low CofG make the bike feel lighter that is is. As far as I can tell, no one has had one break down to the extent where they cannot get home (aside from punctures and accidents). This cannot be said for the expensive BMWs.

The ABS can be used off road and the TCS is working all the time to keep you safe (when turned on).

It eats off road stuff despite its size. The screens are too small and induce buffeting on the forehead for most people. Depending upon your intended use, the sump guard could be a problem. If you intend to abuse the bike off road there is a risk of the sump guard breaking a hole in the sump. Both these things are easily remedied.

On the BMW it is difficult to alter the electrics without upsetting them. The Yam has a conventional electric system.

If you can afford it, get the bike and wait. 100s of Americans waited a long time and very few have been disappointed.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:09 AM   #12345
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Here's my dilemma.

I'm nearing the end of my first year riding here in Australia - have been restricted to 660cc bikes but will be free of this in August. I dropped into a Yammie dealer with a mate today for him to look at helmets and saw a brand new 2011 Super Tenere with a price tag of $18990 (Aussie dollars, yep - things cost more here). They have only one at this price (blue) as it is plated 2011, not 2012. Couldn't believe it. Just to put it in perspective, the BMW 1200GS kitted up with ABS and spoked wheels here is about $28000 and my G650GS was $13500 new. So the ST seems too good to be true, AND it comes with the "Adventure Pack" for free which includes the Yamaha aluminium panniers, headlight protector and bash plate ($2000 value). Sooooooo, do I buy it now and let it sit for 3 months until I'm unrestricted - then sell the Beemer? Are they as good as y'all say they are? What do I need to be aware of? (No - I haven't read the 823 pages under this thread).

Thanks for your help

G
No don't listen to what they say here as they are actually better than quoted mine is 2 years old at the end of next month and it is still getting better with every ride. Read Wasp's thread here on Beasts to see a couple of mods as there is also a 21/ 18 "wheel conversion now available and many many other products.
I purchase mine from Capalaba Yamaha with a great deal (Thanks Duncan) and last week he had 2 New blue ones on the floor so I guess they would give a good deal as well.

Cheers Rick
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