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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,617
Posted By racer1735
And even doing it this way, sometimes after a...

And even doing it this way, sometimes after a ride the oil will be smack dab in the middle of the sight glass, and other times it won't be showing in the glass at all. You've gotta trust how much...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By racer1735
Soapy water is popular, but RuGlyde is a pretty...

Soapy water is popular, but RuGlyde is a pretty common tire lubricant. Usually available at most auto parts stores.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By racer1735
I use a disk lock on the front disk (and its red...

I use a disk lock on the front disk (and its red so it can be seen if anyone bothers to look). I also use an older Kryptonite U-lock on the rear wheel (thru the swingarm). To top it off, I cover...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,282
Posted By racer1735
Regarding what the OP was asking, yes, this valve...

Regarding what the OP was asking, yes, this valve works great! I can bleed my brakes, and clutch, by myself in about as much time as I care to take. Its the type of tool that I by two of and give...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,739
Posted By racer1735
I think you've answered the question you are...

I think you've answered the question you are asking....you've broken your foot in the past and want to know how much (protective) boot you should be wearing? As protective as you can find. Whether...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By racer1735
Looks like you decided to mount permanently to...

Looks like you decided to mount permanently to your flooring, but if you decide to go 'portable' again, I mounted mine to a wood pallet (but not the pallets you find behind Walmart). I got a pallet...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By racer1735
Thor, EVS, Alpinestar and AXO make reasonably...

Thor, EVS, Alpinestar and AXO make reasonably priced upper body pressure suits. I wear a non-current AXO (that I brought from my dirt bike life). Motorcycle Superstore currently has the AXO Air...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
One option is to get an adjustable windscreen...

One option is to get an adjustable windscreen bracket, such as Madstadt or Wunderlich. They allow some vertical adjustment, but I think more importantly, they move the screen about 1.5 inches...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
I was on a pretty serious budget and had my rear...

I was on a pretty serious budget and had my rear shock-work down by Rick at Cogent Dynamics. I opted NOT to do any revalving, but he can certainly do it. I had the shock modified so it can be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By racer1735
Not to dive-bomb this thread, but have you tried...

Not to dive-bomb this thread, but have you tried contacting Rick at Cogent Dynamics? They are a suspension firm based in North Carolina (I have no affiliation). I just had them rework my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
I pay $402/year with Nationwide, $500 deductible....

I pay $402/year with Nationwide, $500 deductible. That is about $200 cheaper than what I paid previously with an ST1300. Mind you, I've not had any claims (knock on wood).
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,510
Posted By racer1735
I normally remove the liner from my old helmets,...

I normally remove the liner from my old helmets, then dump them in the trash. The exception will be those that I've had custom painted...for those, I remove the liner and put them on a shelf for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,673
Posted By racer1735
I bought a 2012 Super Tenere just over a year ago...

I bought a 2012 Super Tenere just over a year ago and love it. Yes, it eats up the miles on pavement, but it does a pretty damn good job on the backroads and dirt roads as well (just make sure you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
That's exactly what I did.....bought my Black...

That's exactly what I did.....bought my Black 2012 530 miles away. Even worked a trade on my ST1300. Rode down, completed the deal, then rode my 'new' Super Tenere home. My riding buddy jokes that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
I purchased the bike with just under 12,000...

I purchased the bike with just under 12,000 miles....the dealer installed a new set of Distanzias for the purchase. I now have right at 27,000 miles. I picked up a nail in the rear tire at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
I'm a fan of the Avon Distanzia. I've put two...

I'm a fan of the Avon Distanzia. I've put two sets on...get good wear, they stick like glue on dry roads, and are very confidence inspiring in the wet. And I haven't had any issues taking them on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
Unless you are accustomed to a higher-powered...

Unless you are accustomed to a higher-powered sport bike, I don't think you'll notice a lack of power in the Super Tenere. And an aftermarket exhaust will cut the bikes weight by 10 lb or so, but...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,015
Posted By racer1735
As state above, most auto parts stores have a...

As state above, most auto parts stores have a slide hammer bearing remover tool to loan. You put down a pretty healthy deposit, use the tool, then return it and get your deposit back.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
Im getting ready to swap fork springs (and...

Im getting ready to swap fork springs (and sending my shock off to Rick at Cogent Dynamics for a service/rebuild/re-spring). Question: Do I need to remove the damper rod to pull the springs? How...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 38,221
Posted By racer1735
Harbor Freight frequently displays multiple item...

Harbor Freight frequently displays multiple item numbers because the source items from multiple suppliers. Same item, but since its a different supplier it has a different number
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,135
Posted By racer1735
I had it happen when I was installing my...

I had it happen when I was installing my Fuzeblock. It was a bear to get started...new battery too. I posted my comments on the other site. But can say with authority that if it happens to you, it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
As I prepare to change out my fork springs this...

As I prepare to change out my fork springs this spring, can someone recommend a decent, available spring compressor that works with the Super Tenere? I know Yamaha has the OEM model, but I've seen...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
I've asked this on another forum, but wanted to...

I've asked this on another forum, but wanted to post here to have a shot at a larger response group.
I've decided its time to upgrade my 2012's suspension...but like most I'm on a budget. I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
I'm 6'1 and find the stock windscreen to be...

I'm 6'1 and find the stock windscreen to be fine. I have one of the moveable windscreen brackets (Wunderlich Torbinator) and have the screen at almost the highest setting while being at a very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,079
Posted By racer1735
I use regular car wash soap in a bucket, applied...

I use regular car wash soap in a bucket, applied with a sponge for most of my washing needs. The heavy stuff gets a shot of Simple Green (but don't let it dry on aluminum!). Pressure washer for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,617
Posted By racer1735
Is the gps mount touratech? Or SW motech? And...

Is the gps mount touratech? Or SW motech? And do you like it? Sounds like you had an installation mishap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,617
Posted By racer1735
Which GPS mount and headlight guard did you get? ...

Which GPS mount and headlight guard did you get? And how do you like them?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
The Wunderlich and the Hepco & Becker are the...

The Wunderlich and the Hepco & Becker are the same mount. I have the H&B and really like it. Once your find your sweet spot, just set it once and leave it
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
The traction control can be turned off, as well...

The traction control can be turned off, as well as 'limited' according to your road conditions. I will say that it absolutely saved my bacon last summer when I was on a 500-mile trip, in moderate...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By racer1735
I have been using the Nelson-Rigg CL-1050...

I have been using the Nelson-Rigg CL-1050 Adventure bag for the past year. Really like it. Expands to hold a rainsuit or whatever, or you can leave it in 'normal' mode for a tire pump and kit. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
This is basically what I did when I purchased my...

This is basically what I did when I purchased my Super Tenere....did a Google search for 2012's (in 2013) and found several. Then browsed the various dealer websites. Found 2 nice options, one in...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By racer1735
I've ridden for 33 years. I am also, and always...

I've ridden for 33 years. I am also, and always have been, an ATGATT guy. For the first 31 years I wore either leather or textile 2-piece jacket/pant combos. Two years ago, I purchased an Olympia...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By racer1735
I've worn the same pair of Held Steve gloves (not...

I've worn the same pair of Held Steve gloves (not the II model) for 9 years now. I don't wash them, pre se, but will rinse them and dry with a cloth if they get muddy (such as yesterday when I had...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By racer1735
I wear the Fox Titan Race. You can generally...

I wear the Fox Titan Race. You can generally find them for around $30. Not a hi-tech shin guard, but I've whopped a few branches and they do te job of displacing the impact.
To address your issue...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,854
Posted By racer1735
I have a 25-year old Sears Craftsman workbench...

I have a 25-year old Sears Craftsman workbench with a particle board top. I went to the hardware store and got a rolled sheet of galvanized aluminum that was about 4 inches wider than what the table...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,325,617
Posted By racer1735
Beautiful colors...nice to have trees that turn...

Beautiful colors...nice to have trees that turn when the season changes. Mesquite and Live Oaks don't do that!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28,478
Views: 5,811,674
Posted By racer1735
Mine did the same. The following day, I decided...

Mine did the same. The following day, I decided to go for a ride (even tho the sight glass was empty). Returned home following the ride to find the glass showing oil to just below the top line. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,853
Posted By racer1735
I'm 6-1, so am on the short side of tall :wink:. ...

I'm 6-1, so am on the short side of tall :wink:. I have the madstat windscreen adjuster on the stock screen, stock seat (but use and Airhawk when riding anything over 100 miles) and some SW-Motech...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,559
Posted By racer1735
The Super Tenere may be reliable and low...

The Super Tenere may be reliable and low maintenance, but when it takes four (at least) different sizes of allen heads to remove the various fasteners, whatever maintenance is needed becomes a hassle...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,057
Posted By racer1735
Update: I went to Gunnison on Saturday...

Update: I went to Gunnison on Saturday (16th)....went thru the interview gauntlet and returned home on the 19th. In between, spent a lot of time scouting out the town and community. Went up to...
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