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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,256,600
Posted By SilverBullet
Yellow? One of us must be color blind then. Blue...

Yellow? One of us must be color blind then. Blue and orange like a 990 Dakar.

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Forum: Vendors 05-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 906,155
Posted By SilverBullet
What a shame all the photo links are broken in...

What a shame all the photo links are broken in this thread. So much ingenuinity and hard work went into this build, I would love to see the visual.

Wasp, any chance the photos can be restored?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,996
Posted By SilverBullet
Never had a Tourance. My stock rear Battlewing...

Never had a Tourance. My stock rear Battlewing had 5,000 miles and about 70% gone when I replaced it with the 805.

The current 3,700 miles on the 805 are mostly easy touring miles. Only 100 miles...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,996
Posted By SilverBullet
Update for the rear 805 on my Super Tenere after...

Update for the rear 805 on my Super Tenere after two weeks. Rear tire is now at 3,700 miles, looks well worn but tread measures 5-5.5 mm. New tire measures 11 mm. Based on that I figure another 2,000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,714
Views: 368,297
Posted By SilverBullet
Here's another to consider and it's a 300 XC-W...

Here's another to consider and it's a 300 XC-W not a 200 XC. Also buying from a known reputable seller goes a long way in my book.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103072

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,996
Posted By SilverBullet
Nothing has changed here yet in regards to that....

Nothing has changed here yet in regards to that. And don't forget all the alligators on the roads also. They never clear the roadways of those carcasses they just let them eventually get knocked off...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,996
Posted By SilverBullet
Mounted a set on my Super Tenere last week. After...

Mounted a set on my Super Tenere last week. After a quick scrub got speed up to 100mph for a test and so smooth could have removed both hands from bars, chopped throttle hard and same. I don't static...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Okay you got your wish, this thread really sucks...

Okay you got your wish, this thread really sucks big time again. Can we now go back to the best oil talk and BMW bashing again? At least that is usually entertaining. I like Mobil 1 15W-50 full...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By SilverBullet
+1 Another thing to consider is how long do...

+1

Another thing to consider is how long do you plan on keeping the bike and anticipated miles to be racked up. Extending your warranty to 5 yrs unlimited mileage for only $104 a year is a no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,256,600
Posted By SilverBullet
They're only blue now because you're in cold...

They're only blue now because you're in cold Canada. Once you travel south and they warm up the blue will disappear. That's why you don't see the blue color on Yamaha's USA website. Lol
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
I know those boxes are popular but to me they...

I know those boxes are popular but to me they look too added-on and hard edged. If I kept the bags on 100% of the time to hide it then would be okay but with bags on that little extra space is really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By SilverBullet
I also still have my DL650 after buying the...

I also still have my DL650 after buying the Tenere. My Wee has basically stock suspension (emulators, Sonic spring, fork brace) and compared to the stock Tenere suspension it sucks off road. Stock...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
*Getyour ECU reflashed/unrestricted and S mode...

*Getyour ECU reflashed/unrestricted and S mode is impressive.
*Tools are under the right front side panel by the battery. Not much there though but something.
*There is some heat coming from the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3,714
Views: 368,297
Posted By SilverBullet
You don't have to have DOT stamped tires to pass...

You don't have to have DOT stamped tires to pass safety inspection. The Texas DPS requirement is your tires cannot be stamped "off highway use only" . This opens up your selection considerably and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3,714
Views: 368,297
Posted By SilverBullet
Here's one priced a little better and a real 300....

Here's one priced a little better and a real 300.

http://houston.craigslist.org/snw/4976891503.html

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,996
Posted By SilverBullet
Yeah the E805, 150/70-17 rear I put on last month...

Yeah the E805, 150/70-17 rear I put on last month was "Made in Korea" also. My bike is in AZ though so I cant supply a photo. Unless someone has mad CSI like photo rendering skills.

E804/805 now...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 24,565
Posted By SilverBullet
I thought we use chain lube on the shifter pivot...

I thought we use chain lube on the shifter pivot bolt?
Not sure what's best PJ-1, Bel Ray, WD40 or DuPont teflon. Or maybe hook up a Scott's oiler? Lol

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,256,600
Posted By SilverBullet
Comes in one very big strong box, just weighed...

Comes in one very big strong box, just weighed mine and is 2-1/2 lbs empty (edit: I weighed a smaller U-Haul box in error. Double that box weight so ~25 lbs total would be more accurate). Plus Eric...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,151
Posted By SilverBullet
I see they now offer a 17" rear tire to fit the...

I see they now offer a 17" rear tire to fit the KLR650 and DR650 also. Good call on Shinko's part.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Same here but with more bikes comes more...

Same here but with more bikes comes more maintenance. If decision is whether to ride on the weekend or stay home to wrench guess which wins out? So I ride the bike that's ready to roll and let the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,542
Posted By SilverBullet
What is the fuel capacity being targeted? This...

What is the fuel capacity being targeted? This would be the most important data for me. If the increase is at least 3 gals I would be in the "in the future" bracket if the looks of it were not too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Ouch! Plus you have a state income tax also. Your...

Ouch! Plus you have a state income tax also. Your state sales tax is the lowest of any state that has a tax (a few with zero sales tax) but you rank in the top five for highest local sales tax so the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 24,565
Posted By SilverBullet
I was going to try a MC60 set until I heard they...

I was going to try a MC60 set until I heard they are being discontinued. You wont be able to find them in 6 months so I decided not to even try. Afraid I would love them and then never be able to buy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Not a good time to sell a used Tenere that is for...

Not a good time to sell a used Tenere that is for sure. But once the Yamaha incentives run out and pricing goes back to normal things will even out some after a couple years. I have bought leftover...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,455
Posted By SilverBullet
Not "owned" but "own" and still occasionally race...

Not "owned" but "own" and still occasionally race it. After the 2nd lap of my very first moto on it I had dagger like pain in my lower back. Upon returning to my pit I started searching kidney belts...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,455
Posted By SilverBullet
I don't think they always say that. Some would...

I don't think they always say that. Some would not even be satisified with the stock ES suspension. So if you need to change it out anyway for your riding satisfaction why pay for a more expensive...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,151
Posted By SilverBullet
Not bad for a big block. Quieter than a TKC80 but...

Not bad for a big block. Quieter than a TKC80 but a little louder than a Full Bore M40/41 (Shinko 705)

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Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,151
Posted By SilverBullet
Was below freezing early mornings but warmed up...

Was below freezing early mornings but warmed up into the 70's when the mid day sun came out. 1st day we got rain and sleet in the morning but that afternoon and Days 2 and 3 it was beautiful all day....
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,151
Posted By SilverBullet
Not really, I packed up the bike and jumped on...

Not really, I packed up the bike and jumped on the road immediately after installing the tire.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh216/harisond/V-Strom/20150223_142006_zpskhqzjq58.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,151
Posted By SilverBullet
The Shinko 805 rear is an excellent off road...

The Shinko 805 rear is an excellent off road tire. Just did 3 days riding the V-Strom 650 in So. AZ over some very technical terrain for a big bike. Dirt, light sand, some mud and rocks, rocks and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 24,565
Posted By SilverBullet
Then why the new exhaust I have to ask? I'm the...

Then why the new exhaust I have to ask? I'm the opposite, keeping the stock exhaust but doing the reflash to improve the fueling smoothness mainly but will appreciate the power gains also. I believe...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Could you post a photo of the beam emitted from...

Could you post a photo of the beam emitted from that light please?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
haha That seller sure has plenty of integrity....

haha That seller sure has plenty of integrity. He gets stuck with some dinosaurs and tries to pawn them off on unsuspecting buyers. He should have just said that it fixes the problem until you ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Yup and he also added that it is a 2012/2013...

Yup and he also added that it is a 2012/2013 basket. Before it just said that his basket would cure the vibration/chudder on 2012/2013 bikes. Seller must be a member here or on yamahasupertenere.com...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 811,993
Posted By SilverBullet
You must have a different kind of 630 then. The...

You must have a different kind of 630 then. The Husqvarna TE630 that most of us have would be quickly rejected attempting those boulders. I can't even see a possible line up there to the summit?...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
Ebay seller beware!

Careful guys, this Ebay seller has a new OEM clutch basket he is selling. Ebay listing states it will fix you vibration/chudder issue so you would think it is the new revised p/n correct? Wrong it is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 811,993
Posted By SilverBullet
I'm no guru but I think I'll be a guinia pig and...

I'm no guru but I think I'll be a guinia pig and leave mine out. I favor that risk versus my engine grenading. Actually I remembered back a couple years to a weird incident and I'm wondering if mine...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 811,993
Posted By SilverBullet
Ok all this failed screen talk now has me...

Ok all this failed screen talk now has me officially paranoid. I will pull mine out before my next ride and either reinforce the end caps by TIG welding or just 86 it all together. I guess after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
If you order from Bikebandit they are $292 to...

If you order from Bikebandit they are $292 to your door after AMA discount and reward bucks. For 2013 and before $304, higher due to the heat controller not integrated into bike I guess. Still very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28,139
Views: 5,646,836
Posted By SilverBullet
So no separate heat controller is required for...

So no separate heat controller is required for this install? You select heat level and on/off with the dash controls?

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