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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,137
Posted By RonKZ650
Why would anyone want louder with no power gain?...

Why would anyone want louder with no power gain? I suppose I'm spoiled on the goldwing, if you can call it that, it's quiet. The Super Tenere is all right with me, louder don't impress me in the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-21-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By RonKZ650
All motorcycles have their high points and low...

All motorcycles have their high points and low points, money spend vs excitement, money spend for basic transportation ect. I'd say in my opinion, both are relatively equal, excitement factor high,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
The automatic pretty much leaves zero slack. It...

The automatic pretty much leaves zero slack. It has to, because it's under spring pressure constantly pressing on the chain. To leave 1/2" of slack as suggested in their starting point would be a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,137
Posted By RonKZ650
I put in premium for about the first 12,000...

I put in premium for about the first 12,000 miles, then decided to go to mid grade. I haven't felt any difference. I'm pretty sure it would run fine on regular. I ride real easy, figure the premium...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 42,157
Posted By RonKZ650
I'm not sure Red Dust is still here or not, but...

I'm not sure Red Dust is still here or not, but the story with his purchase was not very rosy. He bought the Super Tenere, not sure if it was the one discussed in this thread or not, but had a major...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
Have you added risers like 99.99% of riders since...

Have you added risers like 99.99% of riders since they came out? Anti Vibe risers use rubber made in China, and after the rubber goes the way of Chinese rubber, the anti vibe becomes vibe x100. Take...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
Many run them mounted that way, and in fact most...

Many run them mounted that way, and in fact most dealers deliver the motorcycle with the shield mounted in the wrong holes. Not sure why. My observation is that it looks odd having a huge gap below...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
6'2 here, and the stock windshield works good...

6'2 here, and the stock windshield works good enough for me. It's a motorcycle, I don't want or expect to have no wind while riding. Even riding the GL1800 I get lots of turbulence, depending on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-29-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,522
Posted By RonKZ650
I've never owned a KTM before, but had BMW that...

I've never owned a KTM before, but had BMW that had the similar dealer scenerio and found going to the dealer was more or less like throwing $400 away, but even worse, the service would result in 3...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I'm curious of this as well. 140/80 would be a...

I'm curious of this as well. 140/80 would be a half inch or so taller, make the speedometer error less, and in my mind look better than the 150/70. Both load rated the same, 140 is generally slightly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I have both the Goldwing, and a Super Tenere. I...

I have both the Goldwing, and a Super Tenere. I love them both, but for long distance I'll still choose the GL1800. Plenty of high mile GL1800s out there as well as FJRs, and the Super Tenere is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I like the red in the picture and would buy it...

I like the red in the picture and would buy it except my blue 12 model still works fine. Motorcycles don't sell in yellow very well. If yellow is an option, as well as other colors, the yellow will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I bought the clutch basket, nut and gasket and...

I bought the clutch basket, nut and gasket and installed them. Easy process. I didn't use the new gasket, as the old was still fine, used the new nut, but see no reason in this world the old nut...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
From what I've read about the KTM 1190, it's...

From what I've read about the KTM 1190, it's close to being as reliable and long lasting as a 1973 Chevrolet Vega. Been a long time since we've seen the likes of that in the motorcycle world. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I just replaced the basket and did use a new nut....

I just replaced the basket and did use a new nut. Just my opinion, in the future I would not bother replacing the nut. I could have re-staked my old one easy and would have worked just fine. Just a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I live one mile from this dealer, but have found...

I live one mile from this dealer, but have found them to be deceptive, and downright lie sometimes when asked a question. Vickery motorsports in Denver in a good place to buy and they have sold a...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By RonKZ650
I've got 6000 miles on a set of Anakee 3 on the...

I've got 6000 miles on a set of Anakee 3 on the Tenere and they are holding up fine, actually hardly look worn, and the noise has diminished mostly. They have worked fine for me, but I will go to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
ABS on the Yamaha Super Tenere has the exact same...

ABS on the Yamaha Super Tenere has the exact same function in braking as the default traction control does on acceleration. So I suppose you guys that love this new technology figure traction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
I also brake just fine without ABS, so that makes...

I also brake just fine without ABS, so that makes at least two of us.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
Big question on weight and power is did they...

Big question on weight and power is did they actually check these or just relying on manufacturers claims? If they checked, that is fine, but relying on manufacturers claims Yamaha claims a weight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
Not even thinking of abs failure, which is all...

Not even thinking of abs failure, which is all too common, I'm safer without it. I've tried it, and it fails miserably on both 2 and 4 wheel vehicals, but fails in comparison only if you have sense...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
It's all been said in 15 pages I suppose, but...

It's all been said in 15 pages I suppose, but after 44yrs of riding I still prefer to control my own braking and throttle. I'm still alive to this point, so anyone that says abs has "saved me x...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
I don't know. I'd say at least 50/50 in the...

I don't know. I'd say at least 50/50 in the conditions I ride in generally, I find the ABS a liability rather than an asset to braking but then I'm used to doing my own braking and don't appreciate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
I know I stop faster without ABS under certain...

I know I stop faster without ABS under certain conditions. I have modern motorcycles both with ABS and without. For example a bumpy road or other places bumps are there while braking, such as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,985
Posted By RonKZ650
I've got a Super Tenere and been riding 44yrs. My...

I've got a Super Tenere and been riding 44yrs. My first motorcycle with ABS and traction control. If I had my way, I wouldn't have either. Much better off doing my own braking and throttle control....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
It's just a basic foam mount, but it works for...

It's just a basic foam mount, but it works for me. The keys will not fall off the locks if turned clockwise so they just stay with the locks under the seat, so I put one lock in the foam and stack...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I use locks called Safeman, they are small and...

I use locks called Safeman, they are small and work awesome. There is that space under the seat that is like a small storage area, I cut a piece of dense foam that was the correct height to size to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I go back and forth debating the reflash. The CJM...

I go back and forth debating the reflash. The CJM made my Tenere run worse, so that was quickly removed. $450 seems like highway robbery to me, but I still debate. The motorcycle runs plenty good, so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 808,643
Posted By RonKZ650
I probably posted before somewhere in the huge...

I probably posted before somewhere in the huge thread, but if not, yes I bought one and regretted it. I've owned a lot of motorcycles the last 45yrs and can only off hand think of three or four I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
If the stock seat and sheepskin doesn't work out,...

If the stock seat and sheepskin doesn't work out, try it without the sheepskin. No doubt you already have, but my own personal review of sheepskin is it's better in the short run, but in the long run...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
The pump draws less than 10A, and that is if it...

The pump draws less than 10A, and that is if it is really working at high pressure. At low pressures amps are very low. It would take a lot of pumping to flatten a battery. No need for the engine to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 65,517
Posted By RonKZ650
I must be in the minority. My Tenere never got...

I must be in the minority. My Tenere never got noticeably smoother or more powerful after broken in. It has 14,000 miles now and far as I can tell feels same as the day I rode it home. Great that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,782
Posted By RonKZ650
Mine make a lot of noise. I figure I've got right...

Mine make a lot of noise. I figure I've got right at 400,000 miles riding motorcycles, and I've never had a tire anywhere near this noisy. I can hear them pretty much any speed from 15mph on up to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47,722
Views: 9,764,537
Posted By RonKZ650
It will cruise fine at 85mph indicated speed on...

It will cruise fine at 85mph indicated speed on flat ground or down hill, however speedometer is wildly optimistic. Indicated 85, actual speed closer to 65mph. The bike made the Guiness world record...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
He's from Colorado as am I. They say the altitude...

He's from Colorado as am I. They say the altitude helps in gas mileage and I think it must on motorcycles at least. I get 50mpg or better most the time.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By RonKZ650
Cheaper and easier to lower the seat than raise...

Cheaper and easier to lower the seat than raise the bars. Leave the bars alone, put the seat in the low position, and have a shop cut off a couple inches in seat height. You lose the padding and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,358
Posted By RonKZ650
Growing up in the DT1 250 era, I thought that was...

Growing up in the DT1 250 era, I thought that was a decent bike, then got the WR250R Yamaha to more or less go back 40 years. I'll take the 40 year old bike if it was sold, but it isn't and got the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I got the recall done last Thursday. They pay...

I got the recall done last Thursday. They pay 0.6hr labor for the work and the harness comes priced at $32 give or take. Not a hard job. I hung around and they did the work, as well as the fuel pump...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
For the KTM naysayers which I am one, here is a...

For the KTM naysayers which I am one, here is a 990adv that has been over the road pretty good.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/RonKZ650/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/aqudegev.jpeg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,287,991
Posted By RonKZ650
I'm 6'2" and have no problem with the stock...

I'm 6'2" and have no problem with the stock screen.
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