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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By de Vaca
The S10 handles great on road and is definitely...

The S10 handles great on road and is definitely not "disconnected or squishy." As far as its carrying capacity, go to the S10 threads to see how heavily loaded this bike can be and still tour long...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By de Vaca
I agree; I had a 2014 dl1000, and have a Super...

I agree; I had a 2014 dl1000, and have a Super Tenere as well. The Suzuki was a great bike, but the Yamaha seems to be of higher quality in terms of materials and components. I decided that I didn't...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 554,888
Posted By de Vaca
I'm 6'2", fits me fine. Very good ergonomics. I...

I'm 6'2", fits me fine. Very good ergonomics. I can stand on the pegs comfortably to give my butt a break when needed too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By de Vaca
That's a good deal. I bought my 2012 18 months...

That's a good deal. I bought my 2012 18 months ago from left over new stock for $11,500. 29,000 miles later and liking it just as much as when I first bought it. It is probably the best motorcycle...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 554,888
Posted By de Vaca
I recently bought a new FJ 09 finally after about...

I recently bought a new FJ 09 finally after about 5 months of deliberation. I wanted a street only bike with ADV bike ergonomics and narrowed down the choice to the FJ and the Versys 1000. After my...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,089
Posted By de Vaca
Yep, the Suzuki website confirms the prices. The...

Yep, the Suzuki website confirms the prices. The 1000 ABS will come in the blue and a good looking black/red. The Bandit is priced at $9,899. Suzuki will make some sales at these prices.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,622
Posted By de Vaca
I think that my 2012 Super Tenere is one of the...

I think that my 2012 Super Tenere is one of the best bikes I have owned; I like the engine, power, handling, riding position, etc. It has been my long distance touring bike and backroad explorer, but...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,885
Posted By de Vaca
Copperhead.

Copperhead.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 68,514
Posted By de Vaca
Are you referring to the bandit? It's the Versys...

Are you referring to the bandit? It's the Versys 1000 I'm referring to. The Tenere is not going anywhere. The Versys would not be a replacement for it. I think that the two would complement each...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 68,514
Posted By de Vaca
I was able to test ride this bike today. All of...

I was able to test ride this bike today. All of you that speak so highly of it are right. It feels like it has more low and mid range power than the Ninja 1000 I rode, but still has a good top end...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By de Vaca
Origins of the engine block notwithstanding, its...

Origins of the engine block notwithstanding, its still $3,600 cheaper than a new Z1000. Reviews from the European press appear to be mostly positive. It is also the first of the Japanese mid size...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By de Vaca
Kawasaki Z800 ABS

It looks like this is coming to the US as a 2016 model. $8399 price tag with ABS standard. It is heavy at 509 lbs, with a steel frame, but it is good to see another naked mid size available in this...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-25-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
Great looking bike; looks brand new.

Great looking bike; looks brand new.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
Is it the Arabian red or the black? I bought my...

Is it the Arabian red or the black? I bought my 2012 last November with 4700 miles on it; it now has 16,000, and I enjoy it as much as when I first bought it. I agree on the tires, anything beats the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By de Vaca
An easier check. Just change the oil, see if the...

An easier check. Just change the oil, see if the sight glass level disappears, refill, check the level and relax, and enjoy riding. Or just tilt the bike to the side slightly and see if the level in...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,115
Posted By de Vaca
I'd like abs too. We in the US had to wait for...

I'd like abs too. We in the US had to wait for the bike after being available in Europe for a time. It looks like we are being made to wait on the abs model sold there as well.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,115
Posted By de Vaca
Motorcycle Consumer News tested the bike in the...

Motorcycle Consumer News tested the bike in the June edition just out. They liked it a lot, and contrasted it to the FZ09. They thought it was a better bike in several ways. Sounds like a great mid...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,321,169
Posted By de Vaca
Keep it and enjoy the fruits of your labor....

Keep it and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Besides, contrary to what some believe, the Ravens are the best.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,321,169
Posted By de Vaca
Ray, I have been over Cinnamon and Engineer...

Ray, I have been over Cinnamon and Engineer multiple times, but I cannot imagine doing so loaded and two up on my S10. You are a brave man.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By de Vaca
That is pretty cool!

That is pretty cool!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,660
Posted By de Vaca
I had both a 2012 S10 and a 2014 v strom 1000 for...

I had both a 2012 S10 and a 2014 v strom 1000 for about 8 months. The Suzuki was a great bike, but after putting 8000 miles on it, decided that I didn't need both. They were too close to filling the...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-11-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 641,651
Posted By de Vaca
I've still got the stock bazooka on mine. Been...

I've still got the stock bazooka on mine. Been thinking about going with the Dale Walker stage one setup. Mine is the 2011 gsx 1250. What a great bike. Every now and then I think about trading to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By de Vaca
So, what oil should I use?:lol3

So, what oil should I use?:lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 03-04-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,115
Posted By de Vaca
It may be too early to tell. It just came out in...

It may be too early to tell. It just came out in my area and much of north America is still in the deep freeze. The parts guy at my local dealership bought the first one they got in and is impressed...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,115
Posted By de Vaca
I finally saw one in the flesh at the local...

I finally saw one in the flesh at the local dealer in matte black. Could not ride it due to the snow on the roads, but it looked great. Ergonomics were good too. The dealers parts manager had bought...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By de Vaca
The bike has plenty of power. 90 to 95 rwhp and...

The bike has plenty of power. 90 to 95 rwhp and good low and midrange torque. The U.S. magazine Cycle World did a comparison test between the 2012 Tenere, the KTM 990, and the BMW GS in 2012 if you...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 554,888
Posted By de Vaca
For those that have no problem with a 110 mph...

For those that have no problem with a 110 mph limit, "you should never go that fast anyway," why not have a limit of 90 mph? The highest legal speed in the US that I'm aware of is 85 mph. This limit...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
What a great picture. Summertime and a C14....

What a great picture. Summertime and a C14. Winter in north America is in full swing. Looking forward to warmer days and melted snow. You have beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 554,888
Posted By de Vaca
The comment that the aerodynamics are "sketchy"...

The comment that the aerodynamics are "sketchy" at speeds over 100 mph as the reason for the top speed limitations is a concern. The 110 mph limit also is reflected in their quarter mile time; the...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 68,514
Posted By de Vaca
At least it is shorter than that bazooka of a...

At least it is shorter than that bazooka of a muffler on the Concours.:D The bike looks great in person. The local dealer had a black one in recently. I liked my old Versys 650, but could not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By de Vaca
+1 finally bought heated gear this year and have...

+1 finally bought heated gear this year and have ridden on dry days in the low 20's F; amazingly comfortable even on 200+ mile rides. I'd rather ride at those temps now than the 100 degree days in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 202,651
Posted By de Vaca
Yep, saw one at the local dealer 2 days ago....

Yep, saw one at the local dealer 2 days ago. Looked good in all black. Also noted that it said it had a two year warranty rather than the one year that most Kawasaki's have in the US.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-03-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4,713
Views: 827,520
Posted By de Vaca
My choice for travel in the western US is the...

My choice for travel in the western US is the Tenere. I have had a FJR, and currently own a C14 along with the Tenere. All are great bikes, but chose the Tenere for two trips last summer totaling...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-21-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 315,306
Posted By de Vaca
I have admired the Ninja 1000 for some time, and...

I have admired the Ninja 1000 for some time, and thought it would be an ideal sport tourer for me until I rode it; it seemed too cramped for me too. I'm 6'2. I have a Super Tenere that has been my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By de Vaca
I consider the $11,500 I paid for mine a year ago...

I consider the $11,500 I paid for mine a year ago a good deal for the quality of the bike; under $9000 is a steal.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
Sounds like some good times were had. I've got...

Sounds like some good times were had. I've got some catching up to do.:D
Forum: Road Warriors 12-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
It sure is easy to accumulate the miles on this...

It sure is easy to accumulate the miles on this bike; three weeks since I bought it and over 2000 miles. The bike handles very well with decent tires on it, and what a great engine. I look forward to...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
Where is the best source for obtaining another...

Where is the best source for obtaining another FOB? I did get the passive spare unit with the bike but would like another radio controlled one to keep at home as a spare.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
What a difference tires make. The BT 021's that...

What a difference tires make. The BT 021's that come on this bike truly suck. They resist turn in and require constant counter steer to maintain the line in cornering. I have had good luck with other...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 409,558
Posted By de Vaca
How was the tire life with the 2CT's?

How was the tire life with the 2CT's?
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