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Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 72,130
Posted By wavygravy87
Suzuki TU250X Wanted to ride one forever....

Suzuki TU250X

Wanted to ride one forever. Super cool looking bike, I knew I'd love it.

Absolutely pitiful for a 250cc. Seemed cheap and just felt weird. Hated it.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 72,130
Posted By wavygravy87
Absolutely agree. And they eat starter clutches...

Absolutely agree. And they eat starter clutches like they are for free! And you have to pull the pipes for an oil filter change... You ever had to try and time an engine on one after the starter...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By wavygravy87
I've got a '13 Tenere with TCS and it's a pain in...

I've got a '13 Tenere with TCS and it's a pain in my ass. It still won't help the rear from sliding out from under you. It only keeps the tire from spinning when you give it too much throttle for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By wavygravy87
I had a set of Wolfman Expedition saddlebags I...

I had a set of Wolfman Expedition saddlebags I use on my DR650, so I decided to just swap them onto the Tenere. I went with the Moose Racing luggage racks and welded on some little loops I fabbed up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By wavygravy87
To me, a twin is better anytime on the road. The...

To me, a twin is better anytime on the road. The powerband is just better.

But offroad or in a dirt worthy dual sport, thumper all the way.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,459
Posted By wavygravy87
I'd at least start with an FZ6. You know,...

I'd at least start with an FZ6.

You know, it's like an R6 but with real handlebars and more comfortable :D

Yeah neither is ideal, but do what makes your willy tickle. That's what motorbiking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,210
Posted By wavygravy87
I've put 25,000 miles on my DR650 I bought new in...

I've put 25,000 miles on my DR650 I bought new in 2011 (Yes I basically stole it, cause it was a leftover 2009 model!). It does good on the highway and I've been pretty happy with it. But I've had my...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 546,626
Posted By wavygravy87
Here's the affected serial number ranges,...

Here's the affected serial number ranges, straight from the Yamaha "Intent to Recall Notice":

Affected Range:
FJ09F
RN37E-000002 ~ 001322

FJ09FC
RN37Y-000009 ~ 000162

FZ09F
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Recall coming...

Hey guys, I talked to the Yamaha rep yesterday and he mentioned details on the recall coming up. Posted elsewhere in other threads, but didn't see the serial number list posted. Affects 2015 Super...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 110,918
Views: 22,533,652
Posted By wavygravy87
Thats a Headlight Relay Harness. It plugs in to...

Thats a Headlight Relay Harness. It plugs in to the headlight connector, and the ring terminals go to the battery. This way you get full battery voltage to the headlights. The factory setup loses...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,013
Posted By wavygravy87
The KLR is like a sore pecker....its just hard to...

The KLR is like a sore pecker....its just hard to beat!
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27,298
Views: 5,065,936
Posted By wavygravy87
Damn, you beat me to it with your reply.. Sorry...

Damn, you beat me to it with your reply.. Sorry for my post looking redundant now. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27,298
Views: 5,065,936
Posted By wavygravy87
Did you happen to check to be sure the magnets in...

Did you happen to check to be sure the magnets in the rotor weren't loose or damaged? They can affect how the pickup coil gets it reading and cause funky firing problems. I work at a dealer and have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for all the input on the aux lights. I'm...

Thanks for all the input on the aux lights. I'm gonna see what I can come up with after tax time :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Another note on eBay listings..

If for some reason you need a headlight harness for your Tenere, don't buy it on eBay. Nearly all the ones I've seen for sale on there are harnesses that were removed during a recall. They were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Question Best Aux light setup for cornering visibility?

I have done a little research on aux lights for the Tenere, and am familiar with most of the popular options. But I was hoping someone could recommend which setup is best for my needs.

Which light...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 110,918
Views: 22,533,652
Posted By wavygravy87
Question I need a kickstand!

Does anybody have a lowered OR a regular kickstand laying around? I'm lowering a friend's bike tomorrow and was hoping to pick up a short kickstand, or a stock one I can cut and reweld.

If you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Concerning the "age demographic..."

I heard some talk about only older dudes riding the Super Ten......

Well, I just bought one and I'm 27.. :D

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa460/thumperJones/2015013195170516.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By wavygravy87
Nah I bought it from the dealer where I work.....

Nah I bought it from the dealer where I work.. I've bought stuff from Revzilla in the past and they are easy to deal with though.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By wavygravy87
Shoei Hornet on sale!

If somebody else posted this, disregard this message.. I looked but didn't see it.

These are nice helmets, I bought one at dealer cost for not much less. I love mine.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for the info. I've never had or...

Thanks for the info. I've never had or driven/ridden anything with projector style headlights. They certainly look like they would be great but I guess I was a little optimistic. I really dig the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Headlights...

I may be in the market for a S10 here very soon, and have been doing some research on them here and on the net. I see a lot of guys with auxillary lighting, and I understand you can never have too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Checked the service manual, and it doesn't give...

Checked the service manual, and it doesn't give any info on rebuilding the shock. In fact, it says to discard and replace the shock if it even leaks oil.

I checked in the specifications, however,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for all the confirmation guys. I had kinda...

Thanks for all the confirmation guys. I had kinda already made my mind up, but a few extra opinions never hurts, right?:D

Especially to hear from the guys with a DR650 in the garage as well. I was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By wavygravy87
I need to ask you Tenere owners a favor. ...

I need to ask you Tenere owners a favor.

Background:
I don't currently own a Tenere, but I have an opportunity to buy a '13 new in the crate for a better price than I have seen mentioned...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 546,626
Posted By wavygravy87
Ain't that the truth! The price difference will...

Ain't that the truth! The price difference will be minimal I think...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 546,626
Posted By wavygravy87
http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/mo...

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelhome/721/0/home.aspx

:huh
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 546,626
Posted By wavygravy87
I thought they made the Super Tenere with all its...

I thought they made the Super Tenere with all its whiz-bang nonsense to compete with the Euros? All the nanny systems of the Euro bikes without all the failures and glitches? I for one sure as hell...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-29-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,728
Posted By wavygravy87
Look into an early 80s Kawasaki KZ550. I worked...

Look into an early 80s Kawasaki KZ550. I worked on one for a guy last week and they are some nice riding bikes. Decent low end power, and will cruise 75 mph. It's vintage, but with the modern...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By wavygravy87
I usually run Shinko 244 rear on my DR650 and get...

I usually run Shinko 244 rear on my DR650 and get well over 3000 miles out of one. Thats till its damn near smooth though. The Shinkos seem to be a little harder compound than the Kendas, but with a...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 546,626
Posted By wavygravy87
I work at the dealer and we already had one guy...

I work at the dealer and we already had one guy call and ask us what that pic was doing in there with the rest lol...

I hope its a sneak peek! An "easter egg" so to speak
Forum: Road Warriors 10-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,490
Posted By wavygravy87
Yamaha FZ6. Weak as a popcorn fart, but fast...

Yamaha FZ6.

Weak as a popcorn fart, but fast if you ever get room to rev the damn thing. Completely gutless below 8k revs... But above that, and kept there, lookout. But then you are going 100 so...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,416
Posted By wavygravy87
Any of you guys ever rode a Ural? Holy shit thats...

Any of you guys ever rode a Ural? Holy shit thats a whole nother world. Non synchronized non constant mesh 4 speed. Pretty much like a 1940s dumptruck...But it is a copy of a bike from the 40s so you...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,536
Posted By wavygravy87
I bought an FZ6 about 2 months ago, to pull slab...

I bought an FZ6 about 2 months ago, to pull slab duty and ease up the mileage getting put on my DR650. Overall I like the bike, but I think a triple or twin or something would be a better choice,...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,024
Posted By wavygravy87
Sweet! Glad to hear you like it. Thanks a lot for...

Sweet! Glad to hear you like it. Thanks a lot for the pic of the seat! I'm gonna have to get me a stock seat and give it a go.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 67,608
Posted By wavygravy87
Yeah this has been a bit of a train wreck.....

Yeah this has been a bit of a train wreck.. :photog I certainly didn't intend for it to turn into this!

Thanks, I'm liking it so far.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 67,608
Posted By wavygravy87
What were we talking about?

Hey guys, I'm the shitbag that started this big pissing match, and if I can interject your ABS argument for a minute, I just thought I'd tell you what my new bike is!

First I'd like to thank all...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,024
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for the links. I joined on there yesterday...

Thanks for the links. I joined on there yesterday and am looking around. I work in a motorcycle shop, and seats are always a pretty popular topic. It seems that half the people you ask love Corbins,...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 40,102
Posted By wavygravy87
Seat Concepts?

Any of you guys running a Seat Concepts seat kit on your FZ6? I just bought an '08 that came with a Corbin seat and it sucks. I've given it 1000 miles to ease up, but it's still hard and...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,024
Posted By wavygravy87
Seat Concepts?

I just bought a pretty clean '08 FZ6 to use for a sport-tourer of sorts. Love the bike, but not feeling the Corbin seat it came with. I've given it almost 1000 miles for me to warm up to it, but it...
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