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Old 07-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #19051
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Lots of good riding here, it's actually bigger than Utah!

Btw, when and where were you in Japan?
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Evidently you didn't get out of the city much. ;)

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I was there 78-79 believe it or not as a Mormon missionary.

I was on the island of Shikoku for a year an then around the Okayama area.

My comment was on the need for a 1200cc bike. As I recall the locals couldn't have
anything over a 750 and those were very rare. Lots of scooters and small bores all over.
Tight streets, small and nimble seemed the way to go.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #19052
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. ..... as a Mormon missionary.

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That explains a few things including some of the photos you post
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #19053
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I was there 78-79 believe it or not as a Mormon missionary.
Obviously you've seen the light ...
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #19054
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You guys have it far better than you know. I live in Japan 3 hours from the factory and we have to pay about $17,000 OTD for a new one! They're only available as "reverse imports" from overseas.
Was in Japan a month ago and we're just back from Norway. While I thought Japan was expensive and we are fortunate in the US, Norway clearly wins the "more expensive" game. The photo is of the price tag on a new Norwegian FJR.
In US $, this is a cool $43,184!



[Photo wouldn't resize smaller. Guess the size relates to the sticker shock. ]
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #19055
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Was in Japan a month ago and we're just back from Norway. While I thought Japan was expensive and we are fortunate in the US, Norway clearly wins the "more expensive" game. The photo is of the price tag on a new Norwegian FJR.
In US $, this is a cool $43,184!


WOW!!!

I guess it's not just the cold weather that keeps motorcycling from being a bigger sporting activity in Norway!!!

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Old 07-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #19056
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Saddlemen Adventure Tour seat

Well my wife and I agree the stock seat on the Tenere is not the most comfortable seat we have ever had. So I have started the search for a better seat by picking up a Saddlemen Adventure Tour seat..Fit and finish seems excellent, fits snuggly on the bike. They must weigh double what the stockers weigh, I assume it is the denser foam and gel pads. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet as we went boating today instead, but here are a few pics since there didn't seem to be many around the web. I will report back once we put a few miles on it..





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Old 07-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #19057
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RideDualSport,

What TCS setting did you have the bike in? I have found that what you described isn't necessarily the case with mode "1". I have been brought to a standstill on a bumpy uphill in TCS 1 because the bike couldn't get consistent traction and the computer just kept cutting power more and more.

TCS 2? MAGIC.

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had that happen today in TCS1 - would have sworn I was running out of fuel until I looked down and saw blinky blinky blinky. Damn!

Why hello TCS OFF, oh how I've missed you!
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #19058
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I was there 78-79 believe it or not as a Mormon missionary.

I was on the island of Shikoku for a year an then around the Okayama area.

My comment was on the need for a 1200cc bike. As I recall the locals couldn't have
anything over a 750 and those were very rare. Lots of scooters and small bores all over.
Tight streets, small and nimble seemed the way to go.
Small and nimble is still the way to go in many areas. I'm in northern Honshu where there are many places for a large bike to stretch its legs. I used to live in Kamakura (Kanagawa prefecture) and logged lots of hours on a scooter. For all practical purposes, 250cc will fill the bill in most situations/locations, but it's sure nice to have the surplus ponies to erase slower traffic on curvey rodes and smoothness for longer rides..not to mention capacity to carry some 'stuph' Large displacement bikes are way more commonplace than they were in 79.

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Old 07-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #19059
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had that happen today in TCS1 - would have sworn I was running out of fuel until I looked down and saw blinky blinky blinky. Damn!

Why hello TCS OFF, oh how I've missed you!
TCS off? TCS 2 is your friend in most cases... deep mud being an exception.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #19060
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Well my wife and I agree the stock seat on the Tenere is not the most comfortable seat we have ever had. So I have started the search for a better seat by picking up a Saddlemen Adventure Tour seat..Fit and finish seems excellent, fits snuggly on the bike. They must weigh double what the stockers weigh, I assume it is the denser foam and gel pads. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet as we went boating today instead, but here are a few pics since there didn't seem to be many around the web. I will report back once we put a few miles on it..



There's no hex (Allen) key holder! Send it back NOW! Looking forward to your review.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #19061
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Was in Japan a month ago and we're just back from Norway. While I thought Japan was expensive and we are fortunate in the US, Norway clearly wins the "more expensive" game. The photo is of the price tag on a new Norwegian FJR.
In US $, this is a cool $43,184!



[Photo wouldn't resize smaller. Guess the size relates to the sticker shock. ]
it's the same price as the US, the one in the ad just comes pre-farkled from touratech with all the unobtainium parts
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #19062
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Pulled the tank tonight to sync the throttle bodies and found this rubber coated loop. Should the wires, fuel line or both go through it (or nothing at all)?
AFAIK the tank has never been off.

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #19063
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RideDualSport,
What TCS setting did you have the bike in? I have found that what you described isn't necessarily the case with mode "1". I have been brought to a standstill on a bumpy uphill in TCS 1 because the bike couldn't get consistent traction and the computer just kept cutting power more and more.
TCS 2? MAGIC.
ac
I was riding in TCS 1, but it was not on a very technical or big hill.
I'll experiment in TCS 2 and see what the difference is.
Cheers!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #19064
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Bought the bike. I negotiated $13,983 OTD which includes a 4 year YES warranty that I would have bought for $400, so I'm pretty happy overall. Bike has 38 miles on it (5 of which were me). The dealer is also going to give me 15% off anything I order for it until the end of the month. Not sure I care about that unless anyone has some good suggestions on Yamaha parts that I should consider. Most of the stuff I put on it is going to be from outside vendors like Touratech and I doubt the dealer can beat web prices on that even with the discount.

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #19065
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I don't think ol' Japako rides anything any longer,

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