The new Yamaha Bolt BIKE thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by mrbreeze, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. epb

    epb Been here awhile

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    When did messenger bags get such a bad wrap? I thought they pretty much started with motorcycle riders - have all those WW2-era movies steered me wrong? ;)

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  2. kraven

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    No, you're right.

    It's just the textbook use of stigma to try and enforce normalcy in a group.

    They get the bad rap because they aren't part of the Hell's Angel starter kit a lot of cruiser riders in the US choose. Cruiser riders try to enforce the 70's biker uniform on everyone. Most of the time with great effect, to be fair.
    I mean, every rally I've attended in the last ... 20 or so years, has been a sea of black vests, do rags, black chaps, fringe, conchos, and now those stupid getback whips.

    How a guy in black chaps and a black leather vest can demean a bag as unmanly is beyond me. :lol3
  3. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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  4. kraven

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  5. GrahamD

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  6. SGrider

    SGrider 376 miles to Chicago

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    Regarding the LCD display, can the brightness be adjusted? I ask that because I was looking at the service manual for my FZ1 and it can be adjusted for brightness level.
  7. kraven

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Yzh69dfNu04" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    There's also a slip on megaphone from Low and Mean to replace the entire rear section at the pipe joint just behind the footpeg. Very loud for people who want that.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BHh3tWN4Cvc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  8. kraven

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    No, no adjustment as yet. I expect some EE will come up with an aftermarket gizmo to make it brighter.

    On the Bolt Forum, this was posted as a means to give Yamaha feedback about it.
    If you are having speedometer issues call Yamaha at : 1-800-656-7695
  9. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Let there be no doubt, many lives will be saved.

    I gotta get one of those speedy ratchets like the Low und Mean guy has!:D

    (Also, liked the "push the O2 sensor out of sight" bit).:lol3
  10. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Yeah, don't even get me started on that. :huh

    But, you know, some people want loud and don't care how. :gun1 Woooooooooooo!

    And I'm noone's mama. :lol3
  11. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Sertioulsy?

    Doesn't the O2 sensor provide feedback to the ECU to maintain correct air/ fuel ratio.
  12. brucifer

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    So, Low and Mean take a universal Supertrapp housing, bolt it to the Bolt, leave out the packing, discs and end cap and call it their own megaphone exhaust??! :huh :bluduh


    That D&D sounds nice.
  13. DirtHopper

    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    I do not ride over 80 mph. I have enough wind buffeting without a windshield
  14. DirtHopper

    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    so far I have not been overly impressed with Low and mean's DIY mods. I would much rather they do a video using any of the aftermarket tuning computers to set the Air/Fuel ratios for different set ups
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    DirtHopper Been here awhile

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    did you like the "hose clamp" provided. even they used the factory one:rofl
  16. kraven

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    Yeah, I'm pretty unimpressed altogether. It's like that guy is the brother in law of someone at Yamaha or something.

    The megaphone is just them trying to rush something to market so they can sate the market demand and make cash while other companies are actually engineering exhaust that will come out later.

    But if a Bolt exhaust is going to cost 6-800 bucks, I don't see why you wouldn't just make your own or pay a shop to make one for you? No way I'd ride around with that megaphone. That's like DIY for people who don't have any manual skill beyond keyboarding.
  17. Super Sneaky Steve

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Bt9zSfinwFA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Wow, what a piece of crap. It looks like crap and sounds like crap.
  18. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Seriously.
    Use your imagination. This is what the Bolt is all about, not "wait til a catalog comes out and use it like a ouija board."

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  19. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Custom tanks. Or: Why you shouldn't sweat the seams on the Bolt's tank. There are a LOT of tanks out there being built by craftspeople who sell them at reasonable prices. You might even try your hand at the English wheel.
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  20. Super Sneaky Steve

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    Those look great.