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Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 11:31 AM
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Views: 6,412
Posted By Greg the pole
you are correct

you are correct
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,412
Posted By Greg the pole
swing arm is new, and longer. bye bye easy...

swing arm is new, and longer. bye bye easy wheelies
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By Greg the pole
A tenere and a bunch of kl-aaahs

Yep, it was a good trip. Central and western BC..

https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/and-a-fine-trip-it-was-2015-bc-back-road-blast/
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
Only the best for mine...87 Octane. No issues at...

Only the best for mine...87 Octane. No issues at 3500 feet:D
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
well ya! they are the equivalent of truck...

well ya!
they are the equivalent of truck balls:evil
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
A few more bits go on

https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/moar-stuff-for-the-fz-the-not-so-cheap-bits/
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
why another quarter faired road bike? you want...

why another quarter faired road bike?
you want to go up against the versys, and the vstrom?

put it in a trail bike form.
Keep the existing frame, long travel suspension, usd forks,
21/18 wheel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,433,184
Posted By Greg the pole
yay... now I wonder how much they will want...

yay...

now I wonder how much they will want for it in NA

http://www.hondanews.com/releases/the-africa-twin-is-back-crf1000l-africa-twin-confirmed-for-2015
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,683
Posted By Greg the pole
I spent time on the old gen, and never gen 650. ...

I spent time on the old gen, and never gen 650. nothing wrong with them, motor will run till Jesus comes back.
And if you put a pipe on it, it actually sounds good. They can be quick depending...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Greg the pole
no it does not. But your wrist comes standard...

no it does not. But your wrist comes standard with TC:D

in all seriousness, it's highly unlikely that you would trigger the TC on these bikes, not enough HP, on a regular road, even in the wet,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Greg the pole
How about a v-strom 650? reliable, abs...

How about a v-strom 650?
reliable, abs equipped (second gen are standard), and will do all that you as it of.
Easy to lower with links, low seat etc.

don't kid yourself the FJ09 will not do...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,338
Posted By Greg the pole
I rode a 700, good bike, nice motor. If I was...

I rode a 700, good bike, nice motor.
If I was riding street I would go for the triple.

did you consider the mt-07?
low seat, buttery clutch, great motor, and fuel efficient (5-5.5L/100km)

or...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
i'm a fan of parallel twins... check this out:...

i'm a fan of parallel twins...
check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj0X6Zh9xwA
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By Greg the pole
the spokes are not all the same. I have a few...

the spokes are not all the same. I have a few spares, but need to know which lenght.

If you're around Calgary sometimes PM me.

meantime between time, after I lost three spokes I tied them all...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
I don't know about that. The stock exhaust...

I don't know about that.
The stock exhaust sounds as if a gopher is farting through a pvc pipe.

with it modded it's better (video to follow)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,101
Posted By Greg the pole
you will lose grip on the e07s but it's not a...

you will lose grip on the e07s but it's not a true road tire.

i like them a lot, for what I do. I've been averaging 8 km out of each rear on my super tenere. you would get higer km's with a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
Agreed. I'm 5'9" and 165-168 dending on the size...

Agreed. I'm 5'9" and 165-168 dending on the size of lunch and desert.

The suspension makes this bike shine. You can actually ride it at 90% of the bike's ability. the motor, and tranny are a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,840
Posted By Greg the pole
Fj09?

Fj09?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
the front fork dived under moderate breaking..and...

the front fork dived under moderate breaking..and i'm neither fat, big boned or festively plump.

The rear was ok, wallowed a bit when pushed etc..

that said, the stock 7 suspenders are better...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
the front end is a big improvement. The rear a...

the front end is a big improvement. The rear a huge improvement.
No more wallow mid corner, good bump compliance and all that other jazz:evil
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
constant? like every fill up?:D I thought...

constant? like every fill up?:D

I thought you have to check/adjust if needed every 10 or 20km.
Not sure about the suspension linkage, my tenere linkages were a bit dry on the first check (25km)...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
matris cartridges, with preload adjuters ...

matris cartridges, with preload adjuters
https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/exhaust-suspension-first-impression-matris-cartridgepreload-install-and-sw-motech-rear-rack-install/

and a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
curious what you will be using for side bags?...

curious what you will be using for side bags? soft bags?

I agree with most of your take on the bike.
Yes it's cheap, suspension is shit. I have about $1600 into suspension alone, but it...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
Information I could have used yesterday! I...

Information I could have used yesterday!

I would have been on this like stink on a monkey.

No matter. Matris it is for the time being.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
who said that it was heavy? That's hilarious. ...

who said that it was heavy? That's hilarious. The only thing lighter in my garage was a xr200 I was working on. Carry on, and enjoy the bike. I know I am.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,617
Posted By Greg the pole
I have ridden it for a short distance in town...

I have ridden it for a short distance in town (maybe 20km), and all of 1km in California.

I've owned a 2006 1000 strom for 55 thou km, with lots of mods, including staintune pipes, loved the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,617
Posted By Greg the pole
here's mine

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97730749@N03/17091166540/
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
I'm currently trying these:...

I'm currently trying these: https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/exhaust-suspension-first-impression-matris-cartridgepreload-install-and-sw-motech-rear-rack-install/
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
there's a full write up on the FZ-07 Forum. ...

there's a full write up on the FZ-07 Forum. Ducati front end, custom wheels, bunch of weight reduction. He likes the bike, and flogs it up and down the Malibu canyons regularly.

I love the front...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
To tell you the truth, this isn't my long...

To tell you the truth, this isn't my long distance bike, so most rides have been limited to around town bimbling.
I did do a 200km day, through the local twisties.

I have a givi screen, and use...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
it's too bad yamaha didn't make them both...

it's too bad yamaha didn't make them both 43mm...easy swap, without having to feck about with the trees, bars risers etc.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
the fz09 has a 41mm diameter which isn't too...

the fz09 has a 41mm diameter which isn't too common, the lenghts doesn't help either. I think the 7 is 41 as well..most forks are 43mm
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
the upside down for has preload and rebound...

the upside down for has preload and rebound adjustment only.
It's nothing to write home about in stock form, and neither is the 7.

both bikes were built to budget. The money was saved on the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
well...I did put in aftermarket springs, and a...

well...I did put in aftermarket springs, and a penske rear shock. It wasn't the bike for me.
Oddly enough, after using it on a most excellent trip in California, I sold it as I needed the money...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
I must be living under a rock

I just found this thread,

at any rate, new-ish owner of an FZ-07, and loving it.

Quite a few mods done so far, moar here:
https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/?s=fz-07

Just installed a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
I bought a fz09 new, did it up (suspension, ecu...

I bought a fz09 new, did it up (suspension, ecu flash, various mods) and sold it on after 5xxx km. So far I only have 1000km on my FZ07, but overall it's a more ridable bike. It's easier to...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,410
Posted By Greg the pole
amazingly, the stock fork is not that bad. much...

amazingly, the stock fork is not that bad. much better than the fz09 stock.
I went ahead and installed the matrix kit in mine. valved for my size, with adjustable preload only.

Seems to be a big...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-28-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By Greg the pole
thank you California

It was that time again. Myself and Cam, loaded the tenere's and were joined by late comer captain Cockbonnet. A great time was had

moar here:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,290
Posted By Greg the pole
after 30 thousand worry free miles, I would be...

after 30 thousand worry free miles, I would be hard pressed to get rid, and go to a thumper.
No you cannot make the st lighter. But with the right tires (mitas e07's) it's damn good off road.
Yes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By Greg the pole
tenere maintenance

have a few write ups on my 2011 super t, currently with 55+ km.
www.thetenerist.wordpress.com and do a search on the site.

Pads will go quick. do yourself a favor and stick to oem pads. I have...
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