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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By bmac
Buy a used bike and take the next year learning...

Buy a used bike and take the next year learning the ropes. You will very likely drop it while rolling it around the driveway or parking lot. There is also a possibility that you could experience an...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
Many of us S10 owners, including me, previously...

Many of us S10 owners, including me, previously owned FJR's. I am 6'2" and the ergonomics were a little tight on the FJR while they are perfect on the S10. The S10 handles better and is much better...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
2nd generation.

2nd generation.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:53 AM
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Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
Understood. In my case, I am less willing to put...

Understood. In my case, I am less willing to put up with compromises and faults when solutions exist. I value comfort and performance and am willing to pay for both.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
ECU Unleashed. Perhaps my 12 was just a turd.

ECU Unleashed. Perhaps my 12 was just a turd.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
My 12 was flashed as well but it is not even...

My 12 was flashed as well but it is not even close to the 14. Perhaps they gave you the 14 with the learners key:wink:
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By bmac
Staintune

Staintune
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
I would not consider a 2013 unless it is a least...

I would not consider a 2013 unless it is a least $8000 cheaper and even then I would not buy it. I owned a 12 and now own a 14ES. All of your concerns were my real world experiences with the 12. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 16,476
Posted By bmac
Stu, you have added a lot to this discussion and...

Stu, you have added a lot to this discussion and I have learned a few things by reading your posts. So, thanks for that.

The one thing thing that really sticks out is your focus on "competitive...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 16,476
Posted By bmac
You may understand contracts but do you...

You may understand contracts but do you understand what a "track day" is?

it is NOT a competitive event. Competitive events are "timed" events. There is no one keeping score and you have no idea...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
Fly in and ride back, there is still time. If you...

Fly in and ride back, there is still time. If you make a deal and need pick up service from the airport I would be glad to help out.
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24,904
Views: 4,595,305
Posted By bmac
Local dealer in Milwaukee has both a 12 and a 13....

Local dealer in Milwaukee has both a 12 and a 13. The 12 is $9500 plus fees which puts at $10,200 I believe. The 13 is $1000 more.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 16,476
Posted By bmac
Good catch. Yes, I missed a "not" and edited...

Good catch. Yes, I missed a "not" and edited it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 16,476
Posted By bmac
Some of the replies in this thread are, quite...

Some of the replies in this thread are, quite simply, way off base. It does not matter how you feel about it. All that matters is what is written. There is no grey area as Steverino has presented it....
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,633
Posted By bmac
American Honda is as stupid as it gets. ...

American Honda is as stupid as it gets.

They have completely missed the mark in the US. We get crap and all the good stuff goes to the rest of the world. The riders that grew up on Honda's have...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By bmac
Someone needs to step in with a voice of reason. ...

Someone needs to step in with a voice of reason.

Buying a new Yamaha as a second bike simply because that is where you can get credit is just not a very good idea and I really like Yamaha's.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By bmac
That is too much for a used bike when you can...

That is too much for a used bike when you can still buy new ones for less and you get to choose your panniers.

That being said, after owning a 12 for 17k miles and now owning a 14ES, I would not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,442
Posted By bmac
Why??? His first post is a plug for some...

Why???

His first post is a plug for some dealer at whatever price they decide to charge you after they have a chance to look you over. Yah, exactly the type of place I want to do business at.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
Perhaps, they decided to make it as the target...

Perhaps, they decided to make it as the target audience for this bikei is the most neglected one in the motorcycle universe.


Most big bore adventure bikes never see anything more than a dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,708
Posted By bmac
I would have to agree and I hope you are right....

I would have to agree and I hope you are right. The ergos on the Tenere are much better than the FJR.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,779
Posted By bmac
It would seem that you have little first hand...

It would seem that you have little first hand knowledge of this engine.

This is one of Yamaha's best engines, IMHO. It is super smooth, has torque throughout the rev range, good strong top end,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,227
Posted By bmac
2012 Honda Goldwing Wife has been riding...

2012 Honda Goldwing

Wife has been riding with me quite a bit so I bought it mainly for the passenger comfort. She loved it but it was the most uncomfortable bike I have ridden. It seems as if it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
My dealer tells me that if they do come out with...

My dealer tells me that if they do come out with it as expected it will be in Europe for 2 years before it makes it to the US.

I am really intrigued by this bike but I do not want to wait 2 years.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,720
Posted By bmac
Don and Roys in Milwaukee has a 13 on the floor...

Don and Roys in Milwaukee has a 13 on the floor for 10 grand. Heck of a lot of motorcycle for 10 large.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,358
Posted By bmac
My understanding, after talking with a factory...

My understanding, after talking with a factory engineer is that the engine design and manufacturing equipment was purchased from Rotax. The engine is built by EBR and they may have made some changes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
I have it flashed and a Staintune on it as well....

I have it flashed and a Staintune on it as well. I still feel it is a little short on power and it does not get my blood going. It does not have the sound or feel that I am looking for as well. It is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
The chances are the BMW will have more than...

The chances are the BMW will have more than enough power and certainly more than the Capo. The question for me is: will the power of the Capo be enough. I won't know until I test ride one. I also...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
As of now, only the Aprilia Caponord and this...

As of now, only the Aprilia Caponord and this one.

I test rode the new Multistrada and it didn't ring any bells for me. I have yet to ride the Caponord but on paper it looks pretty good. My...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,952
Posted By bmac
You're not alone. There are a lot of us that want...

You're not alone. There are a lot of us that want to have fun AND be comfortable. This bike is on my short list.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,417
Posted By bmac
I have read several of your posts and I am going...

I have read several of your posts and I am going to make the assumption that your Dad cares about you and wants what best for you.

There is a time in most young men's life when they think they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,417
Posted By bmac
Your family has to try harder as you clearly have...

Your family has to try harder as you clearly have issues. Listen to your Dad! In a few years you will realize he is a lot smarter than you currently think.

Shouldn't your personal blog about your...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By bmac
No real problems on these bikes. If you like it...

No real problems on these bikes. If you like it buy it.

An ECU remap may be helpful.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 113,243
Posted By bmac
This is helpful, especially the part about the...

This is helpful, especially the part about the vibration. Most motorcycles produce some vibration and the question always is at what point, if any, does it become bothersome.

I am tempted to pick...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,544
Posted By bmac
If you have no passion to own a bike why should...

If you have no passion to own a bike why should anyone here try to convince you to buy a new one?

If transportation is all you are looking for there are plenty of very good cars to look at.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 516,723
Posted By bmac
Yamaha builds some great triples!! These engines...

Yamaha builds some great triples!! These engines are smooooth, have great torque, sound, character, and feel great. They need to vary the displacement and put them in everything.

I am hoping for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,985
Posted By bmac
That is one of the most beautiful bikes on the...

That is one of the most beautiful bikes on the planet. I saw one in the showroom and could not stop looking at it.

Congrats!
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,011,494
Posted By bmac
The fact is someone has to be willing to...

The fact is someone has to be willing to sacrifice a lot to do what you are doing. Very few individuals are willing to do what is necessary to make a trip like yours possible. It also takes the right...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,011,494
Posted By bmac
Lalo, Your'e right, Tam has some spunk. ...

Lalo,
Your'e right, Tam has some spunk.

Tam,
You got the best tour guide available. Just know, he does some crazy shit.

It looks like the most interesting ride report just stepped it up a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,479
Posted By bmac
When he started this thread back in 2006 that...

When he started this thread back in 2006 that bike did not exist, so no he had not heard of it!


Oh, and by the way, I stopped by the dealer and looked at one today. It is a beautiful bike but it...
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