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Forum: Road warriors Today, 03:11 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 168,164
Posted By bmac
Aprilia as well. It can be a big problem and even...

Aprilia as well. It can be a big problem and even replacement tanks have suffered the issue as well.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
Fueling is fine as is. I wouldn't mind seeing the...

Fueling is fine as is. I wouldn't mind seeing the top speed limiter gone.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
Easy fix, slap a madstad set up on the FZ or...

Easy fix, slap a madstad set up on the FZ or order the low seat for the FJ. And, for the record, the FJ is the faired version of the FZ.

I am very pleased with Yamaha. They have been on quite a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By bmac
It does not. Owners may just get used to it.

It does not. Owners may just get used to it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By bmac
You must not have rode a 2014 or newer Super...

You must not have rode a 2014 or newer Super Tenere. On its own the V-Strom 1000 is not bad but compared to the new S10 it is a virtual paint shaker.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,181
Posted By bmac
The 750 I tested had excellent fueling. I expect...

The 750 I tested had excellent fueling. I expect no less from the 1000.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 202,406
Posted By bmac
I had a chance to test ride one in Daytona during...

I had a chance to test ride one in Daytona during bike week along with several other bikes including: FJ-09, Versys 1000, Ninja 1000, Vmax, GSX750S, Super Tenere, and FJR1300.

I was most impressed...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,181
Posted By bmac
Suzuki is going to price this bike very...

Suzuki is going to price this bike very competitively.

They have seen the success of other bikes like the FZ-09 and will follow their example with a very attractive price. Since it is an existing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
A smart shopper that is in the market for a new...

A smart shopper that is in the market for a new bike would look at everything that is available and not limit themselves to a certain category, brand, or even price point. As long as were comparing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,385
Posted By bmac
Same here! The new V-Strom was surprisingly bland...

Same here! The new V-Strom was surprisingly bland and uninspiring.

No contest, Super Tenere all the way.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 135,427
Posted By bmac
Class or category doesn't mean squat. All that...

Class or category doesn't mean squat. All that matters is which bike puts a smile on your face and makes you want to go out and ride. I was only considering two bikes, the FJ-09 and the BMW S1000XR....
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 135,427
Posted By bmac
One other that comes to mind is the Kawasaki...

One other that comes to mind is the Kawasaki Versys 1000
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
What he said, plus better wind protection and way...

What he said, plus better wind protection and way more comfortable. The Super Tenere is all day (800 to 900) comfortable. I will need to change the seat to see how good the FJ is. Right now, I start...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
You might. I have a 2014 Super Tenere ES and a...

You might. I have a 2014 Super Tenere ES and a 2015 FJ-09. For an all around bike the S10 is the better choice. If I had to choose between the two it would not even be a contest.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,823
Posted By bmac
I compared the ones I rode. Suzuki chose the...

I compared the ones I rode. Suzuki chose the standard V-Strom for their test fleet and not the Adventure model. Feel free to complain to Suzuki to revamp their test fleet so more realistic apples to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,823
Posted By bmac
Versus had more power, more stable chassis,...

Versus had more power, more stable chassis, better wind protection, better instruments, handled better, looked better, felt much better, had integrated luggage and would undoubtedly attract more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,823
Posted By bmac
Versus 1000 by a long shot. If I could only have...

Versus 1000 by a long shot. If I could only have one bike the Versus would be near the top of the list.

I was in Daytona during bike week and had a chance to test ride about a dozen different...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,025
Posted By bmac
Not a chance. Out the door (OTD) means...

Not a chance.

Out the door (OTD) means TOTAL price paid. This includes the price of the vehicle itself along with all fees, taxes, freight, paperwork and any other additional real or bogus dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
The bike really doesn't go into limp mode at 110...

The bike really doesn't go into limp mode at 110 but it softens out quite a bit until at 115 it is all done. It does not feel at all like hitting a rev-limiter. If you didn't know better one might...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
The US FZ-09 is restricted as well but at a...

The US FZ-09 is restricted as well but at a higher speed, namely 132mph.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
You're on the right track. The Super Tenere is...

You're on the right track. The Super Tenere is the do it all bike the covers most bases but is still a little on the heavy side and no one is bragging about how strong the motor is.

The FJ-09 is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,386
Posted By bmac
I think you did pretty good. It may be a bad way...

I think you did pretty good. It may be a bad way to lose an engine but being able to get 125K out of it is not too bad. Instead of paying for the labor it may be best to hold off for awhile and keep...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
In the US OTD pricing is virtually meaningless as...

In the US OTD pricing is virtually meaningless as tax rates and registration fees vary so much between states and localities. The best way to compare prices is the quoted cost of bike plus any and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
Nowhere in the owners manual does it say to baby...

Nowhere in the owners manual does it say to baby it.

Generally, these discussions come down to the baby it versus ride it like you stole it or Motoman camps. The reality is you can do an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,946
Posted By bmac
Congrats on the new bike and don't worry one bit...

Congrats on the new bike and don't worry one bit about long days in the saddle. The 14ES can easily handle 800 to 900 mile days without an issue. A 500 mile day will simply be a nice warm up ride.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,865
Posted By bmac
Fueling was good, no bad vibrations and it is a...

Fueling was good, no bad vibrations and it is a naked so you are in the wind. The riding position is still on the sporty side with some forward lean.

From the ergonomics side of things it could...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,865
Posted By bmac
I had a chance to demo one today in Daytona. This...

I had a chance to demo one today in Daytona. This was the bike I was most impressed with. It is really smooth, good power, and a real strong top end. It feels really solid and well sorted. I could...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By bmac
I had a chance to see this bike in Daytona today...

I had a chance to see this bike in Daytona today and it is nothing short of a work of art. It is a really nice piece and the pricing seems quite reasonable considering the level of equipment.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
Does Deals Gap have enough curves? The Goldwing...

Does Deals Gap have enough curves? The Goldwing appears to have adequate clearance at a very spirited pace. A good rider on a sport bike will be plenty busy keeping up with Yellow Wolf.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
I am struggling to understand why you would buy 1...

I am struggling to understand why you would buy 1 oil filter at a time, especially if you value your time.

Purolator Pure One is my oil filter of choice and also fits my FJ-09 and Mazda CX-5.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
I suspect that virtually nobody is running the...

I suspect that virtually nobody is running the recommended fuel. I don't even know where to find it.

"Your Yamaha engine has been designed to use premium unleaded gasoline with a research octane...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
I would suspect that in general a good fairing is...

I would suspect that in general a good fairing is going to do a better job of wind protection than the hand guards. Keeping the arms warm is important in keeping the hands warm.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
I did the same.

I did the same.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
Version 2

Version 2
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
My 2014 easily outperforms my previous...

My 2014 easily outperforms my previous ECUnleashed 2012. There is no comparison and I knew in the first mile of the test ride.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
You can judge for yourself how serious the...

You can judge for yourself how serious the upgrades are to the 2014.

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable windscreen
New winglets under windscreen...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
It will not!

It will not!
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
There is no magic number but 30% is a good...

There is no magic number but 30% is a good starting point. Folks that are more aggressive may be in the 25% range. If you spend most of your time on crappy roads than slightly higher than 30% may...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 5,396,140
Posted By bmac
Assuming the throttle bodies are in sync?

Assuming the throttle bodies are in sync?
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By bmac
Suspension set up is more art than science. There...

Suspension set up is more art than science. There are no absolutes, only guidelines. Rider preferences and intended purpose change things quite a bit. The ideal suspension for cruising straight on a...
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