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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By wavygravy87
I've put 25,000 miles on my DR650 I bought new in...

I've put 25,000 miles on my DR650 I bought new in 2011 (Yes I basically stole it, cause it was a leftover 2009 model!). It does good on the highway and I've been pretty happy with it. But I've had my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 417,146
Posted By wavygravy87
Here's the affected serial number ranges,...

Here's the affected serial number ranges, straight from the Yamaha "Intent to Recall Notice":

Affected Range:
FJ09F
RN37E-000002 ~ 001322

FJ09FC
RN37Y-000009 ~ 000162

FZ09F
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Recall coming...

Hey guys, I talked to the Yamaha rep yesterday and he mentioned details on the recall coming up. Posted elsewhere in other threads, but didn't see the serial number list posted. Affects 2015 Super...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 107,570
Views: 21,454,836
Posted By wavygravy87
Thats a Headlight Relay Harness. It plugs in to...

Thats a Headlight Relay Harness. It plugs in to the headlight connector, and the ring terminals go to the battery. This way you get full battery voltage to the headlights. The factory setup loses...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,342
Posted By wavygravy87
The KLR is like a sore pecker....its just hard to...

The KLR is like a sore pecker....its just hard to beat!
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26,524
Views: 4,794,724
Posted By wavygravy87
Damn, you beat me to it with your reply.. Sorry...

Damn, you beat me to it with your reply.. Sorry for my post looking redundant now. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26,524
Views: 4,794,724
Posted By wavygravy87
Did you happen to check to be sure the magnets in...

Did you happen to check to be sure the magnets in the rotor weren't loose or damaged? They can affect how the pickup coil gets it reading and cause funky firing problems. I work at a dealer and have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for all the input on the aux lights. I'm...

Thanks for all the input on the aux lights. I'm gonna see what I can come up with after tax time :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Another note on eBay listings..

If for some reason you need a headlight harness for your Tenere, don't buy it on eBay. Nearly all the ones I've seen for sale on there are harnesses that were removed during a recall. They were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Question Best Aux light setup for cornering visibility?

I have done a little research on aux lights for the Tenere, and am familiar with most of the popular options. But I was hoping someone could recommend which setup is best for my needs.

Which light...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 107,570
Views: 21,454,836
Posted By wavygravy87
Question I need a kickstand!

Does anybody have a lowered OR a regular kickstand laying around? I'm lowering a friend's bike tomorrow and was hoping to pick up a short kickstand, or a stock one I can cut and reweld.

If you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Concerning the "age demographic..."

I heard some talk about only older dudes riding the Super Ten......

Well, I just bought one and I'm 27.. :D

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa460/thumperJones/2015013195170516.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By wavygravy87
Nah I bought it from the dealer where I work.....

Nah I bought it from the dealer where I work.. I've bought stuff from Revzilla in the past and they are easy to deal with though.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By wavygravy87
Shoei Hornet on sale!

If somebody else posted this, disregard this message.. I looked but didn't see it.

These are nice helmets, I bought one at dealer cost for not much less. I love mine.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for the info. I've never had or...

Thanks for the info. I've never had or driven/ridden anything with projector style headlights. They certainly look like they would be great but I guess I was a little optimistic. I really dig the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Headlights...

I may be in the market for a S10 here very soon, and have been doing some research on them here and on the net. I see a lot of guys with auxillary lighting, and I understand you can never have too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Checked the service manual, and it doesn't give...

Checked the service manual, and it doesn't give any info on rebuilding the shock. In fact, it says to discard and replace the shock if it even leaks oil.

I checked in the specifications, however,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for all the confirmation guys. I had kinda...

Thanks for all the confirmation guys. I had kinda already made my mind up, but a few extra opinions never hurts, right?:D

Especially to hear from the guys with a DR650 in the garage as well. I was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By wavygravy87
I need to ask you Tenere owners a favor. ...

I need to ask you Tenere owners a favor.

Background:
I don't currently own a Tenere, but I have an opportunity to buy a '13 new in the crate for a better price than I have seen mentioned...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 417,146
Posted By wavygravy87
Ain't that the truth! The price difference will...

Ain't that the truth! The price difference will be minimal I think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 417,146
Posted By wavygravy87
http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/mo...

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelhome/721/0/home.aspx

:huh
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 417,146
Posted By wavygravy87
I thought they made the Super Tenere with all its...

I thought they made the Super Tenere with all its whiz-bang nonsense to compete with the Euros? All the nanny systems of the Euro bikes without all the failures and glitches? I for one sure as hell...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,048
Posted By wavygravy87
Look into an early 80s Kawasaki KZ550. I worked...

Look into an early 80s Kawasaki KZ550. I worked on one for a guy last week and they are some nice riding bikes. Decent low end power, and will cruise 75 mph. It's vintage, but with the modern...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By wavygravy87
I usually run Shinko 244 rear on my DR650 and get...

I usually run Shinko 244 rear on my DR650 and get well over 3000 miles out of one. Thats till its damn near smooth though. The Shinkos seem to be a little harder compound than the Kendas, but with a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 417,146
Posted By wavygravy87
I work at the dealer and we already had one guy...

I work at the dealer and we already had one guy call and ask us what that pic was doing in there with the rest lol...

I hope its a sneak peek! An "easter egg" so to speak
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By wavygravy87
Yamaha FZ6. Weak as a popcorn fart, but fast...

Yamaha FZ6.

Weak as a popcorn fart, but fast if you ever get room to rev the damn thing. Completely gutless below 8k revs... But above that, and kept there, lookout. But then you are going 100 so...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,104
Posted By wavygravy87
Any of you guys ever rode a Ural? Holy shit thats...

Any of you guys ever rode a Ural? Holy shit thats a whole nother world. Non synchronized non constant mesh 4 speed. Pretty much like a 1940s dumptruck...But it is a copy of a bike from the 40s so you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,172
Posted By wavygravy87
I bought an FZ6 about 2 months ago, to pull slab...

I bought an FZ6 about 2 months ago, to pull slab duty and ease up the mileage getting put on my DR650. Overall I like the bike, but I think a triple or twin or something would be a better choice,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 75,864
Posted By wavygravy87
Sweet! Glad to hear you like it. Thanks a lot for...

Sweet! Glad to hear you like it. Thanks a lot for the pic of the seat! I'm gonna have to get me a stock seat and give it a go.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,579
Posted By wavygravy87
Yeah this has been a bit of a train wreck.....

Yeah this has been a bit of a train wreck.. :photog I certainly didn't intend for it to turn into this!

Thanks, I'm liking it so far.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,579
Posted By wavygravy87
What were we talking about?

Hey guys, I'm the shitbag that started this big pissing match, and if I can interject your ABS argument for a minute, I just thought I'd tell you what my new bike is!

First I'd like to thank all...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 75,864
Posted By wavygravy87
Thanks for the links. I joined on there yesterday...

Thanks for the links. I joined on there yesterday and am looking around. I work in a motorcycle shop, and seats are always a pretty popular topic. It seems that half the people you ask love Corbins,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 38,090
Posted By wavygravy87
Seat Concepts?

Any of you guys running a Seat Concepts seat kit on your FZ6? I just bought an '08 that came with a Corbin seat and it sucks. I've given it 1000 miles to ease up, but it's still hard and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 75,864
Posted By wavygravy87
Seat Concepts?

I just bought a pretty clean '08 FZ6 to use for a sport-tourer of sorts. Love the bike, but not feeling the Corbin seat it came with. I've given it almost 1000 miles for me to warm up to it, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By wavygravy87
Man, I dont know you may have done. First off,...

Man, I dont know you may have done. First off, check your oil. I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with it, but if its in the right range, its good. If you put an extra quart in, worst case is it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,511
Posted By wavygravy87
The Yamaha rep told me they were releasing a ton...

The Yamaha rep told me they were releasing a ton of new bikes soon, and to expect some sort of new midsized adv/dual sport/tourer for the US market.

He may be full of shit, but he hasn't lied to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,579
Posted By wavygravy87
Well this thread has gone to shit quick... ...

Well this thread has gone to shit quick...

So which oil is better? Dino or synthetic?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,579
Posted By wavygravy87
:lol3 IME the majority of cruiser riders never...

:lol3
IME the majority of cruiser riders never use the front brake, at all, ever.
Oh, and when they use the rear brake, they lock it up instantaneously, every time. And nobody seems to care....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,579
Posted By wavygravy87
I'm cool with EFI. And ABS is fine on a street...

I'm cool with EFI. And ABS is fine on a street bike. My point is, I don't want ABS or TC on a bike meant to go offroad unless it can be totally turned off. Why the manufacturers feel the need to put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,579
Posted By wavygravy87
I think you nailed it.. :lol3 But...

I think you nailed it.. :lol3

But unfortunately there is a small group of bozos like me who aren't on that bandwagon. :D
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