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Forum: Road Warriors Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,519
Views: 549,017
Posted By bmac
Excellent. It is fairly light so you will notice...

Excellent. It is fairly light so you will notice heavy crosswinds but overall it is quite good.
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
I just stopped by Leo's South in MN and there was...

I just stopped by Leo's South in MN and there was a white one sitting on the floor.
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
I knew it was going to happen and, as expected,...

I knew it was going to happen and, as expected, it didn't take long.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By bmac
I am curious if other owners have come to the...

I am curious if other owners have come to the same conclusion.

I test rode a GS last week for 200 miles and even though it was a nice bike overall at 80mph + it was an absolute paint shaker.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
Rich, stop agonizing over it and do it. ...

Rich, stop agonizing over it and do it.

When you do let me know what you figure out for lowering the pegs.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
That is the one issue I have with the bike. I...

That is the one issue I have with the bike. I understand it is a little better with the new 1290 SA but more than one owner has still commented on the heat.

The BMW on the other hand has very good...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
I own an XR and test rode the KTM 1190. They are...

I own an XR and test rode the KTM 1190. They are both excellent motorcycles. In the categories you have listed they are very close and choosing between the two will come down to personal preference....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
Will the lower peg set up you had on the R work...

Will the lower peg set up you had on the R work on the XR? I need to lower the pegs as well and I am looking for options.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
Yes, 5k is the worst of it.

Yes, 5k is the worst of it.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
I can tell with absolute certainty it is not. ...

I can tell with absolute certainty it is not.

I brought my XR to the dealer today for its first service and grabbed a demo GS to ride for the day. The roads in Wisconsin are generally not great...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
Bike Review

I picked up my white XR last Friday and have accumulated enough miles (830) to offer a fairly educated opinion on this bike even though I still have the 9000 rev limit.

Appearance In my view, it...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
This is the key point about the XR. The handling...

This is the key point about the XR. The handling is absolutely superb!

It conveys such confidence to the rider that is seems like it is asking to be ridden harder. It is extremely stable and the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 42,377
Posted By bmac
That it does. It says they are ignorant unless...

That it does. It says they are ignorant unless the statements they made were based solely on knowing you extremely well rather than the merits of either motorcycle.

Today I put over 300 miles on...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By bmac
I test rode the RT as well as the K GT. The RT...

I test rode the RT as well as the K GT. The RT didn't get me excited but the GT was a gem. It is a little heavy but it has one heck of an engine. The GT has what I consider the perfect riding...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By bmac
The 12's had some teething problems that are well...

The 12's had some teething problems that are well documented on this forum.

Their price is on the high end of the high end.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By bmac
With the XR you need to use the clutch when...

With the XR you need to use the clutch when starting out. The rest of the time just a tap on the shifter, up or down, gets the job done.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-17-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 293,017
Posted By bmac
I am not sure that is the case with the higher...

I am not sure that is the case with the higher seat option. So equipped, it specs out quite well compared to many other bikes.

I am tall and need leg room and I will see how it fits when I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 293,017
Posted By bmac
There are two bikes on my radar right now, the...

There are two bikes on my radar right now, the 1290SA and S1000XR. The SA may be more off road capable but the reality is most of these bikes never go off road. As a result, they are competing for...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,175
Posted By bmac
For your situation a bigger bike may not make...

For your situation a bigger bike may not make much of a difference.

For most folks a bigger bike does offer some benefits that can provide a more comfortable experience when the miles pile up....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28,455
Views: 5,790,317
Posted By bmac
No, except for paint. Yes Yes

No, except for paint.
Yes
Yes
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-15-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,777
Views: 278,952
Posted By bmac
If you put a deposit on it than you had agreed to...

If you put a deposit on it than you had agreed to their price, is that not the case?

KTM is not alone on late starts and it seems more and more manufacturers are announcing early to get some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,777
Views: 278,952
Posted By bmac
You made a deal that was acceptable to you....

You made a deal that was acceptable to you. Later, you find another dealership offering it cheaper. So what!

If you get upset because you find out you could have saved a few bucks by doing...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By bmac
Congrats! It is a beautiful bike. I had a...

Congrats!

It is a beautiful bike. I had a chance to look one over at Daytona and was thoroughly impressed. I just wish it had more leg room.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
It definitely has that covered. Overall, it has...

It definitely has that covered. Overall, it has excellent protection from the elements.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
First time I have heard that. I came away very...

First time I have heard that. I came away very unimpressed after my test ride. Decent bike, but it did not get me the least bit excited.

The engine on the XR impresses me far more than the twin....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
I had a chance to test ride the new Multi a few...

I had a chance to test ride the new Multi a few hours ago and have the exact same sentiment. I wanted to turn around and head back. Thankfully, it was only a 20 minute test ride. It feels very...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 29,893
Posted By bmac
While I was in Daytona during bike week this is...

While I was in Daytona during bike week this is the pricing they were shooting for. It is finally confirmed on their website and is very attractive. Great bike for the money.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
It helps me, thanks. How would you compare...

It helps me, thanks.

How would you compare the handling characteristics of each? Do they feel similar or are there distinct differences?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,777
Views: 278,952
Posted By bmac
Not in the US. By law, they can't require it.

Not in the US. By law, they can't require it.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,590
Posted By bmac
I own a 14 Super Tenere ES and had a 2012 as...

I own a 14 Super Tenere ES and had a 2012 as well. I had a chance to test ride a Versys 1000 at Daytona earlier this year and came away impressed. I think it is a very nice bike and I agree with your...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
Agreed. It reminds me of the folks that like...

Agreed.

It reminds me of the folks that like to shorten the tail, in the name of looks, and then get blasted with spray and crap every time it rains.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 383,788
Posted By bmac
It looks like Honda is copying a copy since they...

It looks like Honda is copying a copy since they seem to have decided on a vertical twin like Yamaha. How lame is that? They must be destined for failure, right?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 383,788
Posted By bmac
I am sure you see them all the time and, of...

I am sure you see them all the time and, of course, we all believe you.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 383,788
Posted By bmac
Were you hoping they wouldn't be competitive?

Were you hoping they wouldn't be competitive?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
It is at the port but has yet to be unloaded....

It is at the port but has yet to be unloaded. Could be two weeks.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-05-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,777
Views: 278,952
Posted By bmac
Your right, it doesn't, it has 3 times as much.

Your right, it doesn't, it has 3 times as much.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 198,507
Posted By bmac
The facade looks like Milwaukee. That bike was...

The facade looks like Milwaukee. That bike was supposed to be mine but it was not white. Imagine my surprise when they call me to tell me my bike was in but when I go to look at it I find out it is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28,455
Views: 5,790,317
Posted By bmac
How does it feel?

How does it feel?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,519
Views: 549,017
Posted By bmac
My 12 was pretty good but the 14 is a tad better....

My 12 was pretty good but the 14 is a tad better. The FJ is quite a bit harsher than either one. There is something to be said for long travel suspension.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,519
Views: 549,017
Posted By bmac
Yes, it is, by quite a bit. I have a 14 Super...

Yes, it is, by quite a bit. I have a 14 Super Tenere ES and bought an FJ for shorter rides and found the FJ substantially harsher on the same roads. I decided that I prefer the S10 for almost...
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