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Old 06-13-2013, 02:46 AM   #316
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I reckon it's the cost that keeps Suzuki from using them, not the weight.

I fix.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:14 AM   #317
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I am going to invent a remote controlled chain cleaner/tensioner maintenance thingy.

Then I will laugh hysterically while all you lazy, whining, fat, donut munching losers make me rich.

If chain maintenance is too tough for you, I would hate to see how long it takes to pull your pud... ghead:

Back to the point of this thread:

Dear Suzuki, don't change a goddam thing! Release it already please... and always always, always sell a motorcycle with that wonderful 1000cc v-twin. Thanks, Joe :
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #318
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If chain maintenance is too tough for you, I would hate to see how long it takes to pull your pud... ghead:
Don't know about a pud ghead: but you can pull the pumpkin on a Tenere grease it up and re insert it in 15 minutes.

Maybe that's another reason some people like their (YAMAHA) shafts...
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #319
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wow 15min. not bad, considering I could have my chain lubed tightend and back riding in 5...that gives me a 10 min head start! ha ha!
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:48 AM   #320
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wow 15min. not bad, considering I could have my chain lubed tightend and back riding in 5...that gives me a 10 min head start! ha ha!
Well I'd say you were pulling my chain but I don't have one
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:25 AM   #321
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Well I'd say you were pulling my chain but I don't have one

Ha ha ha!...good one! as Long as I don't get the shaft!
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:52 AM   #322
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:32 AM   #323
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #324
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #325
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Higher, Tenere country.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #326
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But it is still a fact, that some people are not even gonna look at the DL1000, because it does not have a shaft drive.
That's me. After living with a very reliable old school BMW shaft for 150,000 miles, then going back to a chain on the Vee, well..... that's a big part of why I bought my Stelvio.

If Suzuki had added shaft drive to the new Vee I would have seriously condidered it. I truly believe they should put a shaft on the Vee and leave a chain on the Wee. Suzuki knows how to build a good shaft drive.

Simply having to think about a chain on a long trip isn't where I'm at. And late model BMWs are pretty much the only bikes with shaft drive problems. There is a very long list of shaft drive bikes without any problems.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #327
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When the 500 mile day is over... lube and go inside.

Not sure what the big deal is...even shaft drive needs maintenance.

Shaft drive = loss of power thats why most manufactures dont go this direction.

Americans are all about big Horse Power numbers shaft drives are always down on power.

I do understand the shaft drive mystic but I never had one and probably wont.

Enjoying my over complicated and hard to deal with chains!
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #328
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When the 500 mile day is over... lube and go inside.

Not sure what the big deal is...even shaft drive needs maintenance.

Shaft drive = loss of power thats why most manufactures dont go this direction.

Americans are all about big Horse Power numbers shaft drives are always down on power.

I do understand the shaft drive mystic but I never had one and probably wont.

Enjoying my over complicated and hard to deal with chains!
Chains are not such a big deal in normal riding. With an oiler all they really need is the back wheel cleaned up if you are that precious about it.

If the Manufacturers would go back to the sealed chain system for adv bikes that would be be the best of both worlds. But alas too many people would laugh at the looks and wouldn't buy based on that.

Anyways sprockets in the mud and dust are a pain on long trips, but since most people just like to think they are on a long trip I suppose it's not a problem in reality.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #329
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I'm glad it's got a chain. I can count on two hands the number of times I lubed my last wee Strom chain. Replaced it at 25,000 miles. Might have adjusted it 3-4 times.

If someone wants a shaftie there are plenty of other bikes to choose from.

I've never seen the need for an automatic oiler either.

YMMV
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:20 AM   #330
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I'm glad it's got a chain. I can count on two hands the number of times I lubed my last wee Strom chain. Replaced it at 25,000 miles. Might have adjusted it 3-4 times.

If someone wants a shaftie there are plenty of other bikes to choose from.

I've never seen the need for an automatic oiler either.

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You are soooooooo right. I have lubed my chain maybe 3 times in 11,000 miles.
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