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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,337
Posted By AlsoRan
Normally average 48 with a max of 51 MPG. I do...

Normally average 48 with a max of 51 MPG. I do not ride it up to redline all the time but typically just cruise. If pushing 75 MPH and slightly uphill then it will drop to about 46.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
My 2012's clutch vibes were getting worse but...

My 2012's clutch vibes were getting worse but after changing to the 2014 clutch basket all vibes relating to the basket are gone. The bike is much smoother now. No more trying to avoid the 3,200 RPM...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-13-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,562
Posted By AlsoRan
WOW what a great deal! Way to go! That bike will...

WOW what a great deal! Way to go! That bike will get better with age, enjoy the worry free miles ahead. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
The manual machining days were fun stuff, throw...

The manual machining days were fun stuff, throw in variable speed, power feed, digital readout etc. and it was a true craft! Now at the push of a button you watch the machine trochoidal mill or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
With the milage you have it could be the clutch...

With the milage you have it could be the clutch basket. It's a new design for 2014. The new basket will fit your 2012 and it makes a big difference in reducing vibration under load.

You can check...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
The new basket and the old basket are exactly the...

The new basket and the old basket are exactly the same, well +/- .002. I checked the linear dimensions before installation. Also the nut is a closer tolerance "fine" thread which likely will be close...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,514
Posted By AlsoRan
Several years ago I mentioned to my boss who was...

Several years ago I mentioned to my boss who was from Sweden that I rode a motorcycle called a "Husk-var-na", he looked at me puzzled and then said oh you mean a "Yoou-sk-varna". I backed away from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By AlsoRan
Those were the days! The old two stroke would...

Those were the days! The old two stroke would clearly speak it's own language, one we used to sometimes curse back then but now look back on as some of the fondest memories of riding a motorcycle....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By AlsoRan
Gets it started - running rich (lot's of blue...

Gets it started - running rich (lot's of blue smoke), starts to clean out -- then it cleans out, then quits. Repeat process...:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By AlsoRan
I would not get the warranty. Besides that kind...

I would not get the warranty. Besides that kind of money will buy a lot of Super Tenere gas!

Your going to like that bike!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
The bike has fork skins so it just looks like...

The bike has fork skins so it just looks like that.

Pluric can chime-in to define "fork skins". :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
If your not worried about the looks, you can zip...

If your not worried about the looks, you can zip tie them and once they corrode a bit you won't have to touch them. Cheaper than loctite. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By AlsoRan
Your probably thinking district 37 in So Cal.? I...

Your probably thinking district 37 in So Cal.? I used to race the "C" bike class (0-200cc) back in the day a few years earlier than 96 though (70-80s), wore out some bikes but 3 were YZ125's. Top...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
I've got them but not yet set up to post PIX on...

I've got them but not yet set up to post PIX on this site. They look great.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,313
Posted By AlsoRan
The bike should go in straight on the drivers...

The bike should go in straight on the drivers (left) side of the bed. That way when your driving you can see out the cabs review mirror and you vision is not blocked. If the tailgate won't close then...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
And there is a mod for that too. Little known but...

And there is a mod for that too. Little known but it's out there by request. Keep the hard hitting "Gen-2" S-mode for a drag race and also have a T with no restrictions or hesitation and good power...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,893,361
Posted By AlsoRan
I remember my first beer too. :lol3

I remember my first beer too. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,901
Posted By AlsoRan
Ok...now that's funny! :lol3

Ok...now that's funny! :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 63,228
Posted By AlsoRan
Super Tenere in Cycle News

Excellent write up about the 2014 Super Tenere in this weeks Cycle News...

http://cyclenews.uberflip.com/i/295587
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
The Kaoko works great it just takes some getting...

The Kaoko works great it just takes some getting used to. Easy to operate though. Good for fine tuning throttle friction to lock in or create some drag. It fits the bike well.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 1,149,218
Posted By AlsoRan
Thumb I know that jump! Indian Dunes "Shadow Glen"...

I know that jump! Indian Dunes "Shadow Glen" track…right hand sweeper onto a small straight (next to the fence) and over that jump, then a flat landing into a left turn. Small berm on the outside....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
I've been down all those roads too and with a...

I've been down all those roads too and with a first generation XD (the worst of them I think), including sanding a 1.5" radius on both corners of the visor to keep it from bending down in a side...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 63,228
Posted By AlsoRan
The ABS does not need to be shut off for dirt...

The ABS does not need to be shut off for dirt roads. It they are insecure about that then they should get a different test rider that can describe the performance accurately.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
Way to go Jaumev! Really like to hear a good...

Way to go Jaumev!

Really like to hear a good running 2-Stroke, and someday would like to ride one again. Looks like an awesome bike. Amazing with electric start.

Good stuff all the way...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
2-Stroke madness!

2-Stroke madness!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
Didn't he also enlighten everyone about global...

Didn't he also enlighten everyone about global warming? :lol3
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 242,600
Posted By AlsoRan
The guide is showing that SX is back LIVE on FS1...

The guide is showing that SX is back LIVE on FS1 this Saturday. Hope it's not another bait and switch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By AlsoRan
Don't know what unpopular market your talking...

Don't know what unpopular market your talking about? At least here I'm seeing more Super Tenere's than ever, and it appears that the word is getting out since Yamaha has very little marketing effort...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
Great picture. What tank protectors are those?...

Great picture. What tank protectors are those? Next on the list...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
Theres some pictures on this site from...

Theres some pictures on this site from "SpaceTraveler" who has the same bike color as you with the black Touratechs. They look good, not too dark.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,893,361
Posted By AlsoRan
:lol3 I thought so but you never know these...

:lol3

I thought so but you never know these days.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,893,361
Posted By AlsoRan
Hopefully not scudrunning in a G-4 :eek1

Hopefully not scudrunning in a G-4 :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,385
Posted By AlsoRan
I also use the bike for 2-up and have a top box...

I also use the bike for 2-up and have a top box with a back pad that covers the top edge. My wife's jacket also has a back pad in it, both combined make for a comfortable backrest.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 116,285
Posted By AlsoRan
Not much different in touring mode between stock...

Not much different in touring mode between stock and the standard re-flash. 2-up mine used to run 48-49 mpg for normal touring, but a little less if running high speed interstate. I wanted more 2-up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,391
Posted By AlsoRan
Mine was done at 15,000 and it was not off by...

Mine was done at 15,000 and it was not off by much. Idle throttle to adjust.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 116,285
Posted By AlsoRan
I read somewhere about a Stelvo that went into...

I read somewhere about a Stelvo that went into the ditch upside down and was whiskey throttle until the rider climbed out and shut it down. No shutoff switch but maybe the cruise control kicked in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,893,361
Posted By AlsoRan
Thats a nice set up. Way to go!

Thats a nice set up. Way to go!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,893,361
Posted By AlsoRan
Ocotillo Wells is just east of San Diego. Grew up...

Ocotillo Wells is just east of San Diego. Grew up riding down there in the sand, good training ground. A different sand than the upper desert or Nevada or Arizona. Definitely has it's own look, smell...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,893,361
Posted By AlsoRan
It depends on the type of sand. :deal I...

It depends on the type of sand. :deal

I know…buzz kill. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,013,661
Posted By AlsoRan
I've read about the headlight harness burning up...

I've read about the headlight harness burning up on some earlier bikes but I know that Yamaha has a replacement / fix. Very select few have had this problem from what I hear. Other than that I can't...
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