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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,012
Posted By ironbutt
eBay says auction number does not exist and could...

eBay says auction number does not exist and could not find it searching with Alt Rider Crash Bars Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,012
Posted By ironbutt
Ran mine 15,000 miles around the world, never...

Ran mine 15,000 miles around the world, never higher then mid-grade, but a lot of gas so bad surprised it ran (especially Russia and western China). No issues but then again, I never put it in 6th...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,012
Posted By ironbutt
I had it happen in Kazakhstan - that will get...

I had it happen in Kazakhstan - that will get your heart going. Fortunately, it was after a good washing (the morning after), I calmed down, remembered the instructions, held it wide open to the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,270
Posted By ironbutt
2014 Tenere (non-ES) Chicago - Save ME!

A new Yamaha dealer in Chicago (Chicago Yamaha) has a non-ES for $11,700 (all fees included in that price, they start at $10,990, then add shipping and set up) but NOT tax or license, for an in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
2012 Heated Grips on 2014?

I purchased a 2014 Tenere (NOT ES) and wondering if anyone knows if the 2012 heated Yamaha heated grip kit (I purchased a kit for my 2012 but never got around to putting on) will fit on the 2014...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,353
Posted By ironbutt
NO! I have two 2012s - both are smooth as smooth...

NO! I have two 2012s - both are smooth as smooth can be and suffer none of the vibration or shudder or otherwise mentioned.

If you are in the market for a 2012 or 2013, I would ride it. That is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,282
Posted By ironbutt
That is funny, I have an R1200GSW-Adventure and...

That is funny, I have an R1200GSW-Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere in the garage - the S10 gets ridden far more then the GSW... I just like the S10 power delivery better. Yes, the GSW is much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,353
Posted By ironbutt
The problem has to be some sort of build issue...

The problem has to be some sort of build issue specific to some units. Both of mine (two-2012s), are really smooth and that is with the stock clutch basket, stock flash, stock everything... If...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,353
Posted By ironbutt
Same here, I have TWO 2012s (one in Chicago, one...

Same here, I have TWO 2012s (one in Chicago, one in Vegas) 25,000 miles on Chicago, 20,000 miles on Vegas and both are as smooth as can be with zero clutch shudder on either one - VINs are 8 bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 53,778
Posted By ironbutt
As one of the first riders to complete a 1,000...

As one of the first riders to complete a 1,000 mile day in Ukraine (August 2009) Iron Butt Association member Anna spent about a week at my home in Chicago so that we could speak to long-distance...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
Mine was the same way, I finally took some sand...

Mine was the same way, I finally took some sand paper to the bolt and sanded about 10 minutes - that did it! Just saying something to try...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,628
Views: 984,511
Posted By ironbutt
Sorry, it is an all or nothing deal, but I'll...

Sorry, it is an all or nothing deal, but I'll keep you in mind in case the (future) buyer does not want the luggage or use some cash to off-set the bike price.

Kike
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-01-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,628
Views: 984,511
Posted By ironbutt
You can buy an entire Uly for little more then...

You can buy an entire Uly for little more then the price of luggage :rofl

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021763

That is a bit of a joke, but to tempting to pass up! (and hopefully...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By ironbutt
I saw them out testing in the Gobi Desert when I...

I saw them out testing in the Gobi Desert when I rode across China this summer. They are serious, they were testing in extreme hot weather. When I went over to see who was riding the adventure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
These Yuasa batteries are just crap. I was...

These Yuasa batteries are just crap. I was riding my Tenere down the Kansas Turnpike last week when I stopped to pay a toll. The lady was trying to talk to me, I shut off the bike to be able to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-25-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
I rode from the tip of Northern Ireland to...

I rode from the tip of Northern Ireland to Beijing on this expanded tank, it was worth every penny. I could easily go 250 miles before hitting the reserve light (I did NOT try to adjust the fuel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,510
Posted By ironbutt
Thanks for the heads up on the kit - ordered...

Thanks for the heads up on the kit - ordered mine! Two days ago I was going to sell my pristine 2006 with only 3,700 miles on it (long story), but took it for a ride yesterday in some nice corners...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
2012 R1200GS-Adventure won't start

As predicted by the ADVrider brain trust (all of you), it is indeed the fuel pump.

Total odometer reading at time of tow: 44 miles.

Seems to run great, but then she ran great until, well,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
I'll keep you posted, but no, just would be happy...

I'll keep you posted, but no, just would be happy if they can sort this out soon!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
They towed it today, turns out the tow truck...

They towed it today, turns out the tow truck operator BMW roadside assistance sent is a Harley rider and did a great job tying it down on the flatbed. They were there within 1 hour 20 minutes of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
Thanks! It looks like a tow is in the...

Thanks!

It looks like a tow is in the future... I was just hoping it was something common as I am responsible so the thought of it getting scratched or some other thing during the tow kind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
I am trying to avoid working on it - it's not...

I am trying to avoid working on it - it's not mine, it has 40 miles on it, etc, but I figured I would pull them if I have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
I promise, it absolutely has gas in it... Shell...

I promise, it absolutely has gas in it... Shell V-Power Premium, about 80% full.

It did sputter once tonight, if you put your nose up to the exhaust you can smell a very small amount of gas (but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,289
Posted By ironbutt
2012 R1200GS-ADV won't start

I picked up a brand new 2012 BMW R1200GS-Adventure for a friend of mine from the dealer, rode it home, put it on a charger (yes, right kind) and it sat for about 3 weeks - it has about 40 miles on it...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 88,608
Posted By ironbutt
wow, this set-up is really slick! And with the...

wow, this set-up is really slick! And with the side loading bags, you get a lot more flexibility for the rear top box. On the Tenere, when top loaders are tucked in tight, you are limited in size...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
It is hard to believe, no one would want the EPA...

It is hard to believe, no one would want the EPA or a slew of other government agencies on their back and would risk that.

After my Radio Shack(R) run for jumper wire, I thought a lot about this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,510
Posted By ironbutt
Something radical has happened to RideNow since...

Something radical has happened to RideNow since 2008, I purchased my DL650-ABS there in July of 2008, got a reasonable deal (I could have saved some money by going to Arizona or back to Chicago, but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,510
Posted By ironbutt
I haven't been to the new dealer, but I had a...

I haven't been to the new dealer, but I had a similar experience to you at Ridenow (the two Yamaha dealers on the north side of Vegas). Really high pressure, wanted my license to quote me a price! ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
That is the way to go, after my HIDs I totally...

That is the way to go, after my HIDs I totally lost my desire for driving lights.

I used a kit from FutureVision http://www.futurevisionhid.com, it was pretty straight forward and you can...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,092
Posted By ironbutt
Wow, a lot of great detail here! As an owner of...

Wow, a lot of great detail here! As an owner of both, I have to add one thing; the Uly is a hooligan, go wild bike. The Tenere, even though it is faster, feels mild by comparison - it is the...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 98,919
Posted By ironbutt
Customer Service Report

I absolutely have to give them the same vote of confidence.

I have Jesse bags on 3 different V-Stroms. They are absolutely top quality and will take a pounding like you won't believe and will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
No, they don't, those applications want to save...

No, they don't, those applications want to save weight above all else. The Telelever is designed to separate the suspension and steering forces but it is at the expense of parts count and weight. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By ironbutt
Wow, that is the exact opposite for me (all of...

Wow, that is the exact opposite for me (all of these design things must be impossible for these windshield people!), with it wider at the top I get a lot less wind noise around my helmet (using it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
Really, first year bike, they take on the guys...

Really, first year bike, they take on the guys that have been doing this what, 30 years and get 85% on day one, that is a testament to Yamaha!

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
I **sold** my GS in favor of the S10, so I do get...

I **sold** my GS in favor of the S10, so I do get to bash it and you can't endorse a product better then purchasing it. But you look at any component on the GS vs the DL or S10 and the BMW...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
I own a GS (I should say, until a short time ago,...

I own a GS (I should say, until a short time ago, it has a new owner now), a DL650, a DL1000 (actually 4 of them - long story), a Buell Ulysses AND an S10. The BMW design absolutely is the best...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 124,042
Posted By ironbutt
Is that the National Cycle V-Stream windshield? ...

Is that the National Cycle V-Stream windshield? How do you like it?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
Yet Honda can do it in Ohio... they are pouring...

Yet Honda can do it in Ohio... they are pouring molten metal at one end of the assembly line for the cases and cylinders. Yes, the pistons and rods are from Asia, but all the heavy stuff is made in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,027
Posted By ironbutt
Same here, my 2006 is in Las Vegas where it is...

Same here, my 2006 is in Las Vegas where it is known to get pretty hot, and no problem with gas boiling or the frame so hot to burn me. In fact, the hot Vegas area sun hitting the frame WILL make it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-05-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27,075
Views: 5,277,162
Posted By ironbutt
Have you ridden another S10 to compare the...

Have you ridden another S10 to compare the vibration level? When running a shop, I made all the mechanics ride at least two of each model (as was possible), so they had a baseline to compare...
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