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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by StolenFant, May 14, 2012.
Coffee somewhere on 17 in Mt P at 9 and then into the Francis Marion?
Yep royal assembly rd and Clements ferry 9am
Tires are gone........Got a set of 705 dual sport tires I will never use. Free to good home. Front is a 21, rear 18.
I'll probably leave tomorrow, Fri, around noon, drop dogs and wife at pond and go to office there for a couple hours. You're welcome to join for some riding Saturday single track and maybe a little dirt pathfinding to log best dirt route to the HoCat. I may spend Sat night or head back to Chas, not certain yet.
Number at the pond house is 803-259-7735. My cell is 843-224-2496
Yamaha demo days at velocity tomorrow and Saturday. Vmax, r1. 9-5. I'm going tomorrow evening.
Battery park on Sunday. Sticky fingers BBQ from velocity and 1/2 price admission.
Rode the Vmax. I was expecting a lot more. Snooze....
Took the Tenere and FJR out. Not bad with each.
We think alike, I rode those 2 also. I thought that I was going to like them both but really was blown away by the FJR. I read complaints that the recent update was not much of a change so it must have been a great bike before. The Tenere seemed kind of primitive after riding the FJR. Being a 2 cylinder I would have thought that the Tenere would have more low-end grunt than the FJR but it didnt. The FJR pulled hard from 2000rpm or less, what an awesome bike!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Charleston- did you happen to pay attention to the drive mode on the Tenere? T mode is pretty mild in the lower gears.
I liked the Tenere and knew that compared power wise to the FJR that the FJR had more ponies. Yet, I thought the Tenere had more than enough for me. Nice mild mannered. As blood mentioned though. In sport mode the Tenere does have some nice get up and go above 3k. I did notice that the Tenere was a bit choppy on and off the throttle compared to the FJR. That might have been just me though. The FJR would make a very capable sport touring machine though and my wife liked the seat on it. Would need a backrest for the Tenere for her to like that one as she felt she would slide off due to the seat being slick.
Going to need to take a GS out to see how a side by side comparison is between the two.
Ya I did try both modes but it just didnt pull from way down low like the FJR did. I really thought it would be the opposite. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
The FJR was scary in S mode. The Tenere was nice but it didnt seem as precise as the FJR but they are apples and oranges. I would guess that the GS has a better feel. My R1100S felt pretty good and has the same basic guts as the GS. I wanted to like the Yamaha because you can get parts anywhere unlike the BMW.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
The parts deal is what draws me to the Yamaha. Although, I feel as long as I can order parts to be shipped to me then it's not a big deal. Yet, being stuck somewhere.
The BMW though has a rep for being reliable and the granddaddy of the adv touring machines. From what I understand though the Yamaha also has a good rep from the euro riders. Think it's going to be a toss up in the end. Any word about passenger comfort between them?
The $0.50 clutch mod takes care of this but I don't really like it. I've come to enjoy the smoothness of the factory mapping. The bike has about a 30% HP dip at lower rpm in the first 3 gears. Clutch mod takes away the dip and makes it pretty violent. I prefer t mode for 2 up and dirt riding.
I didnt try it 2-up. I loved my BMW but it left me stranded once so parts and repair availability are more important to me now than before. The input shaft to the transmission failed going over the Wando bridge. It was pretty scary coasting uphill through the trucks. If this happened while out on a trip it would have sucked worse. Supposedly the input shaft was a know issue that doesnt happen anymore but I have heard about failures of the rear end gears. The GS might be a nicer riding bike and the Tenere might be more reliable but Im no expert.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Sorry if I have overlooked the best thread for this, but has anyone on this one decided to go to this event?
Wouldn't miss it... hope to see you (all) there
went last year and the year before also, GREAT FUN
BTW, hope to ride some tomorrow, maybe James Island or
if someone knows Johns Island would be good
Got email from Marvin that he's got my registration for Armenia. I'm pretty certain Bloodline, and Hal (sorry, forgot your nickname) are going too.
What about Wambaw tomorrow, Sun April 21. Also noticed Enoree finally opened last week. Let's plan a Saturday ride up there. I'd be up for sharing hotel and spending night if we want to ride all day.
Anyone know where can I buy yearly trail pass for SC's OHV trails?
Sent email about tomorrow and Enoree to the list. call my cell or email if you are interested. I may not log back in here before leaving in the morning.
I wish I was able to ride today but am recovering from sickness right now. I'm up for the Enoree trip as soon as I heal up (hope by next weekend) but you should consider Cedar Springs and Parsons mtn, they are pretty close to Barnwell and the same OHV yearly pass is good at all 4 USFS OHV trails in SC. The pass has never been easier to obtain, just bring a check for $50.00 (per year) instead of your usual $5.00(per day) and fill out the day form adding your DL# and address, put the check and form in the drop box onsite. Write purchased yearly pass on your day pass along with the date and check # and use it as a temporary pass untill they mail your actual pass. Mine arrived in about 3 weeks. Hope to ride with yall soon.
This just in...new section of trail at the Armenia DS...5-6 miles of virgin trail...gonna help cut and arrow, and do a little bit of deflowering!