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Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
Wouldn't call it butthurt. I look at it another...

Wouldn't call it butthurt. I look at it another way ... Three people who otherwise would have received their clutch baskets by now have not because someone ordered four of them so they could resell...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
I am aware of that situation, and when I saw it,...

I am aware of that situation, and when I saw it, my instant thought was "that's really shitty." I think it's in very poor taste. I could see a small mark up, used as a risk premium in case Yamaha...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,525
Posted By SPX
I've owned both an 800XC and a Super Tenere. I...

I've owned both an 800XC and a Super Tenere. I sold the 800XC and kept the Super Tenere. I find the Super Tenere to be far superior to the 800XC for long-distance riding. I find your opinions below...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
Great deal for $10,000. However the line at the...

Great deal for $10,000. However the line at the bottom "Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title, freight and licensing and are subject to change" has the potential to make it less of a deal.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,982
Posted By SPX
Predominantly a Harley dealership, as you know....

Predominantly a Harley dealership, as you know. Every time I go in the dealership, I feel like they don't really know or care about BMW at all.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
No heat issue. I too had an ST 1300, and that...

No heat issue. I too had an ST 1300, and that bike was hot. I don't think that I have ever even felt heat coming off of the Yamaha.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,819
Posted By SPX
Maybe, but we are only 50 miles apart. If I...

Maybe, but we are only 50 miles apart.

If I am understanding you correctly, your dealer has a new 2013 800XC for $9500? If so, that is a $2500 discount, correct? If they are selling 100 800XC's...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,819
Posted By SPX
Nobody told me, it is based on my own experience....

Nobody told me, it is based on my own experience. I had my 800XC listed at $9500, then $9000 for four months, finally reduced the price to $8500, and still no bites. Finally traded it in to the...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,819
Posted By SPX
IMO, It's going to take $8000 - $8500 to get...

IMO, It's going to take $8000 - $8500 to get interest and sell it. Sadly, the Tiger 800XC market is very slow...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,707
Views: 1,734,536
Posted By SPX
Very doubtful, since the 2014 ECU has many other...

Very doubtful, since the 2014 ECU has many other changes as well, no doubt; most notably, cruise control.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By SPX
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-03-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By SPX
St George to Moab

Looking for (street) route suggestions from St George to Moab, please.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,784
Posted By SPX
Right. They are using the incentive money to...

Right. They are using the incentive money to bring the price lower.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,784
Posted By SPX
It isn't what it seems like. They have almost...

It isn't what it seems like. They have almost $2000 of fees on top of that advertised price. Plus tax and license.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By SPX
My desire stems from having only three days to do...

My desire stems from having only three days to do the trip, but wanting to do the coast north & south. Beats I-5! I am going for dinner in Santa Rosa, and then would return home....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By SPX
San Diego to Santa Rosa on the coast

I am going to be heading off to Santa Rosa from San Diego in a few weeks. My intention is to ride I-5 to the LA area, and then take CA-1 from there to the Golden Gate bridge, and then 101N up to...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
You may be confused the final drive with the...

You may be confused the final drive with the motor, being a dry sump?
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,830
Posted By SPX
My last oil change on my Super Tenere was $33,...

My last oil change on my Super Tenere was $33, for oil & filter. I can't see why the BMW would cost any more for just an oil change? 4 quarts of oil and a filter is what's necessary for both bikes as...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
The fine print of that ad lists freight and prep...

The fine print of that ad lists freight and prep charges. I bet you're going to be very close to $15,000 as a selling price, before whatever tax and license you'd be on the hook for, exporting the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 22,911
Posted By SPX
Enjoy your journey. It's wonderful you're sharing...

Enjoy your journey. It's wonderful you're sharing this with your daughter. You're making memories that will last a lifetime.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
I was envious of your ride, until I got to the...

I was envious of your ride, until I got to the part where it appears you're trailering. [emoji3]
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By SPX
So....?? I bet if you buy the parts, and...

So....??

I bet if you buy the parts, and offer to buy lunch and beers for someone here on ADVRider, someone would step up and help you to make the repair.

I am nowhere near you, but any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 22,114
Posted By SPX
Go ride around the country, attempting to find...

Go ride around the country, attempting to find the best motorcycle roads that you can. Bet you when you come back and read the statement above, you won't agree with it any longer...

There are...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,694
Posted By SPX
So sorry to hear of Cruizers passing. I too am...

So sorry to hear of Cruizers passing. I too am very attached to my animals, and can't begin to imagine the pain which you must be feeling. Sending healing energy your way.
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 102,898
Posted By SPX
Erik - I enjoyed reading your ride report on...

Erik - I enjoyed reading your ride report on riding around the USA. But for the last few weeks, your posts have had nothing to do with the ride. How about starting a new thread outside ride reports...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
Depends who you ask. I bought a 2013, even though...

Depends who you ask. I bought a 2013, even though the 2014 was available. I know I made the correct choice for me, but doesn't mean that it's the correct choice for you.

Do your research, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,694
Posted By SPX
Have you ever read Ghost Rider by Neil Peart? If...

Have you ever read Ghost Rider by Neil Peart? If not you may enjoy it, and on some level, relate.

http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Rider-Travels-Healing-Road/dp/1550225480
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
Must be a record...

Must be a record...
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 49,882
Posted By SPX
No he isn't. The apple doesn't fall far from the...

No he isn't. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in the Mayer family, I'm afraid to say. The issues I have had with Bill Mayer Saddles have been different than those discussed here about Rick,...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,784
Posted By SPX
In many cases, it isn't a grand or two less. In...

In many cases, it isn't a grand or two less. In my case, it was $3,000 - $4000 less. I'm aware of another person who paid less than I did, making it more like $4,000 - $5,000 less for him.

To...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
10% ethanol is about the only thing that I can...

10% ethanol is about the only thing that I can find in California quite often. No issues to report other than reduced MPG.
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
The tank is supposed to hold 6 gallons. And I...

The tank is supposed to hold 6 gallons. And I believe that I read the light should come on with 1 gallon remaining.

Certainly someone has ran the bike dry and reported on how many miles that was,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By SPX
What are you riding?

What are you riding?
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
Agree.. 200-220 is the norm in my experience.

Agree.. 200-220 is the norm in my experience.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,694
Posted By SPX
Subscribed. I have been reading your ride...

Subscribed.
I have been reading your ride reports for about four years now, and am glad to have found this one!
Enjoy your ride, be safe, and clear your head. Better times are ahead .. the best...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 102,898
Posted By SPX
Are you visiting Clif while in the Bay Area?

Are you visiting Clif while in the Bay Area?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By SPX
As others have said, the above isn't factual....

As others have said, the above isn't factual. However, it may be Velocity's policy because they know in the event that you cancel your order, they're getting your non-ESA spec'd bike anyhow, and...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24,993
Views: 4,629,073
Posted By SPX
Agree, that's a very good deal. Go buy it, and...

Agree, that's a very good deal.
Go buy it, and enjoy it!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By SPX
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You can find the non adventure GS with spoke wheels. Aftermarket protection that exceeds that provided by the GSA is available for the GS.

20,000 KM is nothing. That mileage is not a concern at...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,784
Posted By SPX
Correct.

Correct.
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