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Old 12-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #14926
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Politicians.........
Remember when lawyers were the butt of all jokes?
Ya but, aren't most politicians lawyers? Two for one.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #14927
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From a hopefully soon buyer....

How are you ST owners liking the Yamaha panniers?
They are a little pricey compared to some others but, I'll get a good $ break on them if I buy with the bike.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #14928
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I see you guys have nothing but bullshittin' in this thread... it's pretty boring when the SuperTen has no issues to speak off and the thread just keeps turning into the Comedy channel...

Now imagine if this was a known issue where you have to remove the fuel tanks to change the oil and when you come to put them back on, they won't fit.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9#post20309379
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #14929
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I see you guys have nothing but bullshittin' in this thread... it's pretty boring when the SuperTen has no issues to speak off and the thread just keeps turning into the Comedy channel...

Now imagine if this was a known issue where you have to remove the fuel tanks to change the oil and when you come to put them back on, they won't fit.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9#post20309379
That is quite the conundrum. The 9x0 is a great riding bike, but not a great wrenching bike.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #14930
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How are you ST owners liking the Yamaha panniers?
They are a little pricey compared to some others but, I'll get a good $ break on them if I buy with the bike.
I love mine.. Yamaha Australia gave away a set free with the bike.

Have done around 4000 k with them so far and even heavily loaded you don't notice them there!
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #14931
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That is quite the conundrum. The 9x0 is a great riding bike, but not a great wrenching bike.


Ya' know, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for KTM's. My first "real" motorcycle was really a KTM... Sure, it was called a 1970 Penton 125 Six-Days, but KTM built 'em for John Penton in Austria. And I was later a KTM dealer for a short time when I had my Honda shop.

They are confounding devices. They entice you with their air of European romance and competency, and so often they just *look* spectacular. And every one I've ever ridden handles great, usually making good power, too...

But ***JAY-SUS*** they can drive you absolutely insane keepin' 'em running with even a modicum of reliability. I never will forget a two-stroke 250 Katoom MX'er I had that was a dream to ride... *WHEN* it wasn't consuming water-pump seals. I mean no matter what we did, or what KTM recommended we did, or what parts they sent us; the damn motorcycle simply ate a water-pump seal almost every time you rode it... And so did every other KTM 250 MX we sold that year.

There were other issues (like parts supply, new parts that didn't fit, warranty support, etc., etc., etc.) along the way, finally convincing me not that I no longer wanted to be a KTM dealer, but it also convinced me I never wanted to own another KTM if I could avoid it.

Oh, I've been tempted. But every time I am I just pull out a couple of pictures busted Katoom's and it clears up my head right quick!

Funny, too... If any Jap bike had 1/10 the problems Euro-bikes often do, like Beemer's and Katoom's, then folks would be up at arms, screaming to high heaven about it, and tossing labels around like "Jap Junk", "Rice Burner", etc. However, when Euro-bikes have those sort of issues, like that fuel tank fiasco, then it's called "character", and the Kool-Aid drinkers prattle on about "it's worth it for real quality" and other drivel... Amazing.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #14932
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I just posted day 13th of my trip to Alaska

We had a lot of fun following the Takhini River just north of Whitehorse

http://www.riding-the-usa.com/2012/1...ini-river.html

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #14933
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How are you ST owners liking the Yamaha panniers?
They are a little pricey compared to some others but, I'll get a good $ break on them if I buy with the bike.
Mine have held up fine. I've run extra bags on top through the washboards of Baja and
flopped it both sides more than once with no problems.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #14934
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Mine have held up fine. I've run extra bags on top through the washboards of Baja and
flopped it both sides more than once with no problems.
Maybe, but I wouldn't want to try this with them. The Jesses took almost the full weight of the bike landing on the curb, with little damage.



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Old 12-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #14935
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I just posted day 13th of my trip to Alaska
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:06 AM   #14936
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #14937
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Maybe, but I wouldn't want to try this with them. The Jesses took almost the full weight of the bike landing on the curb, with little damage.


I'll go find a high curb today and try that.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:11 AM   #14938
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Maybe, but I wouldn't want to try this with them. The Jesses took almost the full weight of the bike landing on the curb, with little damage.


I know it's hard to break old BMX habits but I recommend using the side stand instead even if it looks less cool then just laying her down.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:29 AM   #14939
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I was more concerned with the nipple pinchers on trunk. Shouldn't those only
be on a black Tenere? Did I miss a memo?
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #14940
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The smile says it all....
Hey, who put the "© Karen & Ray" on my picture

Is it because you put a border on the picture?
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