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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 164,954
Posted By bmac
It didn't. Reread what he wrote. To go from...

It didn't. Reread what he wrote.

To go from 5.3 to 4 is a pretty good starting point.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
BMW targeted the Multistrada as their main...

BMW targeted the Multistrada as their main competition for the XR and priced it to compete with it. The RR has to compete with several extremely competent Japanese competitors and as such is priced...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By bmac
At roughly the same price add another vote for...

At roughly the same price add another vote for the BMW.

In the US right now a fully equipped Super Tenere ES is around $13,000 and the BMW is around $20,000 so the math looks quite a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
You are sadly mistaken. A fair number of inmates...

You are sadly mistaken. A fair number of inmates are looking at both.

A very comfortable, light weight, sport touring bike with plenty of leg room is the answer for a lot of folks. Both of these...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 583,579
Posted By bmac
Most recently, Yamaha has been doing a good job...

Most recently, Yamaha has been doing a good job of listening to their customers and potential customers. There is a huge market waiting for a modern midsize 2 cylinder adventure bike. Yamaha might be...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 164,954
Posted By bmac
You need to find another dealer. Mine was $9550...

You need to find another dealer. Mine was $9550 plus tax and title. No other charges. Check Cycletrader.com for some reasonable pricing.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 164,954
Posted By bmac
Sounds about 2 grand too much.

Sounds about 2 grand too much.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 164,954
Posted By bmac
For all those folks that wish Yamaha offered...

For all those folks that wish Yamaha offered cruise control on this bike, please give Yamaha a call.

Yamaha USA can be reached at: Customer Relations (800) 962-7926

I gave them a call today...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
Throttle locks are as close to completely useless...

Throttle locks are as close to completely useless as possible. Where I ride there are lots of hills and valleys. Set a throttle lock at 55 and your speed would go from 35 to a 120. How does that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
Mark, Thanks for the feedback on your...

Mark,

Thanks for the feedback on your height.

I have noticed in the XR pictures from the show circuit that it appears, at least to my eye, that it could be fitted the low seat option. From the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
I wouldn't be surprised if a fair number of folks...

I wouldn't be surprised if a fair number of folks are looking at both bikes, I know I am.

Awkwardly tall sounds great to me! In my quest for additional legroom every extra inch helps.

I have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 398,406
Posted By bmac
That is a great idea. Ed, how about it?

That is a great idea. Ed, how about it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,396
Posted By bmac
My first thought was an FZ-07. Your best bet...

My first thought was an FZ-07.

Your best bet is to take her to a multiline dealer and look at all of them. See what trips her trigger.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
The Multi did not do it for me either. I am...

The Multi did not do it for me either. I am hoping the XR will fit the bill.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
It doesn't explain the price difference at all...

It doesn't explain the price difference at all but to us tall folks that does not matter. I also have a 34" inseam and need the extra room to be comfortable. I loved the S on the test ride but the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
The price is a little higher than I expected as...

The price is a little higher than I expected as well.

I think "unique" is overrated. Some folks like to be different just for the sake of being different and I get that but I believe most...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
I thought, for sure, this was the bike for you....

I thought, for sure, this was the bike for you. Now what are you going to do?
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,085
Posted By bmac
The expanded line of BMW motorcycles with engines...

The expanded line of BMW motorcycles with engines other than the boxer design makes a lot of sense. The BMW faithful may love their boxers but many non-owners may be more attracted to the brand with...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By bmac
ECU-unleashed done by AF-1. The bike was better...

ECU-unleashed done by AF-1. The bike was better after the flash but it was still a turd.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
The Yamaha bags have a very poor lock design. The...

The Yamaha bags have a very poor lock design. The bags themselves are ok but the locks are not. I had them on my first Super Tenere but I don't on my 14. The Givi Trekker Outback's are vastly...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By bmac
I had a 2012 with reflash and my 2014 feels quite...

I had a 2012 with reflash and my 2014 feels quite a bit stronger. I felt my 12 was a bit of a turd.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 25,346
Posted By bmac
Joe: Cliff, good to see you again. How are you...

Joe: Cliff, good to see you again. How are you doing?
Cliff: I had a dream last night. There were purple and yellow butterflies all over the place and there was a goat with really long hair. It had...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 398,406
Posted By bmac
Wow! Great pictures and you have it all to...

Wow! Great pictures and you have it all to yourself, lucky dude.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
You do realize the 2014 has the GPS bar above the...

You do realize the 2014 has the GPS bar above the instruments and not on the handlebars, right?

There is not a lot happening 6 feet in front of my front tire. The things I am looking at and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 164,954
Posted By bmac
Shocking! Someone else may have different...

Shocking! Someone else may have different priorities. To each his own.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,447
Posted By bmac
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,447
Posted By bmac
I intentionally used the word "versatility" not...

I intentionally used the word "versatility" not "adjustability" in describing the differences. On an ES system you can be crushing down the freeway in a soft setting and adjust instantly to harder...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,447
Posted By bmac
The ES system may not be ideal but it can handle...

The ES system may not be ideal but it can handle a much wider range of conditions or desired ride-ability. The load generated during spirited riding are vastly different than pounding miles on the...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,447
Posted By bmac
That is, quite simply, not true. Weight of the...

That is, quite simply, not true. Weight of the rider and or passenger is the most critical aspect of setting up suspension.

A rider, or rider plus gear, or rider plus passenger, or rider,...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
Don't feed the troll. He eats plenty on his own.

Don't feed the troll. He eats plenty on his own.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
I am just surprised his "lady friend" let him buy...

I am just surprised his "lady friend" let him buy a GS. She must be over the Harley phase.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By bmac
Everything but the heated grips and electronic...

Everything but the heated grips and electronic suspension.
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By bmac
I would pay a lot more than 2k for a 14, but...

I would pay a lot more than 2k for a 14, but that's just me.

Hardly any changes, but here are a few:

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
Some of us might be scratching our heads, but...

Some of us might be scratching our heads, but laughing, nah....
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 58,789
Posted By bmac
That is quite a break-in ride home.

That is quite a break-in ride home.
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By bmac
It's a bitch when that happens. It is hard...

It's a bitch when that happens.

It is hard to truly know how well a bike will work out until you spend some serious time on one. Some things can be changed but if it starts out too far out of...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
I have no idea what they did to improve it but it...

I have no idea what they did to improve it but it was something I definitely noticed when I moved from the 12 to the 14.

It is possible that it is just normal differences from one bike to another...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
That pretty much sums it up. Why would...

That pretty much sums it up.

Why would other owners personalities (a select few) affect your decision on which is the right bike for you?
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
Nah, just listing a couple of things that came to...

Nah, just listing a couple of things that came to mind.
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26,187
Views: 5,008,920
Posted By bmac
Cruise Control Heated Grips Electronic...

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable windscreen
New winglets under windscreen
Revised Instruments that are configurable
Revised handlebar controls...
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