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Old 05-19-2014, 03:17 PM   #23056
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I was just thinking of something... Aren't the power restrictions in 1st, 2nd, 3rd also meant to spare the gearbox from too much power in these lower gears?

If unlocking the power with the ECU flash unleashes then more power to these gears, is this going to affect reliability, and longevity of the system?
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:30 PM   #23057
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I don't know for sure, but I believe that the power limit in 1st, 2nd and 3rd was intended to limit the rider from inadvertently applying too much power on gravel, dirt, sand and mud. ABS is great for slowing down, but on an "all roads" 1200cc motorcycle, Yamaha doesn't want you spinning the tires uselessly when off pavement.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:29 PM   #23058
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I don't know for sure, but I believe that the power limit in 1st, 2nd and 3rd was intended to limit the rider from inadvertently applying too much power on gravel, dirt, sand and mud. ABS is great for slowing down, but on an "all roads" 1200cc motorcycle, Yamaha doesn't want you spinning the tires uselessly when off pavement.
In that case they should have made a mode called wussie. Oh wait they do, it's called touring and does exactly what you describe even after the flash without the annoying hesitation.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:50 PM   #23059
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In that case they should have made a mode called wussie. Oh wait they do, it's called touring and does exactly what you describe even after the flash without the annoying hesitation.


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Old 05-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #23060
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+2! Leave it to the corporate lawyers to think of redundant ways to avoid non-existent product liability law suits.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:27 PM   #23061
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So I can join the club "I dropped my S10" ha. I got on and it just kept going. I couldnt stop it so I just lowered it to the ground. The only damage is to the right engine guard and it is a scuff the size of a quarter.

Anyone have their engine guards just laying around not being used?!
Happens to the best of us. Went on a local dinner ride a couple days ago. One of the
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I do have the OEM guards if the "Trophy Scuff" bothers you that much.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:45 PM   #23062
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Yes it does..lol. I am not too concern but I will take them off your hands.
Just PM me an address.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #23063
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Wondered if the lesser ground clearance on the 2014 ST will mean I will scrape on every tope (speed bump) from Mexico south...there are thousands+ maybe millions of them down there. The DR650 cleared them all 2 up in Nicaragua....but you really have to slow down. Any experience on the Super Tenere 2 up on the latin speed bumps? Also...how many hits can the Altrider skip plade take before the dry sump is compromised...I worry about this more than the wheels...etc. Is it going to be a problem on the XT1200?
Be careful, only 190 mm of travel. Is not the lowest bike on the roads, but is not an Enduro bike either. Is more like and scrambler. I have already hit mine now and them....... Not only the speed bumps, but also the holes and other stupid Latin American obstacles.....

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:30 AM   #23064
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So I can join the club "I dropped my S10" ha. I got on and it just kept going. I couldnt stop it so I just lowered it to the ground. The only damage is to the right engine guard and it is a scuff the size of a quarter.

Anyone have their engine guards just laying around not being used?!
Hey dude, as long as your pins are OK, nothing else really matters.



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Yes it does..lol. I am not too concern but I will take them off your hands.

My wife's first comment was..."so you wanted some practice for Alaska in our driveway?" gotta love her!

Oh and thanks for the airhawk sizes. Ordering one for the wife here soon.:)
Alaska. WOW... .... and with the boss too.....

So where are you actually going... come on ....tell the Old Git ?
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:14 AM   #23065
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+2! Leave it to the corporate lawyers to think of redundant ways to avoid non-existent product liability law suits.
Maybe, just maybe.... it was done to make it easier to ride at low speed when off road in the knarly stuff, ya think?

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Old 05-20-2014, 06:31 AM   #23066
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Yes it does..lol. I am not too concern but I will take them off your hands.

My wife's first comment was..."so you wanted some practice for Alaska in our driveway?" gotta love her!

Oh and thanks for the airhawk sizes. Ordering one for the wife here soon.:)
Are you seriously going to change your EG because it has a scuff? Throw some touch up paint on it at most and call it a day because it probably won't be the last time.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:38 AM   #23067
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I believe it's a medium cruiser. It does measure out at 14 inches at the widest spot and about 13 inches long.

For a pillion I use the rectangle one. It's 11X14.


i'm glad i found this. i was looking for an alternative to the sheep skin i have been using. mainly for the misses to be comfortable.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:23 AM   #23068
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I want a photo from the arctic circle on my wall and in my wheelchair/hospital collage.
Make sure you get one like mine, makes it for interesting conversation

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:25 AM   #23069
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Old git: riding from here to prudhoe bay, then down to Top of the world Highway,
Make sure you make it to Valdez too, the scenery there and on the way there is simply stunning

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:33 AM   #23070
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Alaska

Ditto on the Valdez run, STELLAR!!!
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