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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By fredz43
I posted a video on my dealer's website...

I posted a video on my dealer's website www.niehauscycle.com (http://www.niehauscycle.com) 's youtube channel back in January 2011 on how to do this. That was on a Euro model with USA side panels...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By fredz43
Mr. eemsreno, Those are special order...

Mr. eemsreno,

Those are special order racing machines, only sold to experienced riders, not to the general public, sorry.

I understand that they did manage to sell one blue one. It went...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By fredz43
It is good that those decals are now available...

It is good that those decals are now available thru Yamaha USA. Last year, when I had my 14 ES painted white and wanted the Euro decals, including those, I had to pay a ridiculous price thru a UK...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
That's a fact. Scott went on an off road ride...

That's a fact. Scott went on an off road ride with the serious dirt guys during the Tenere rally in AR last Oct and did just fine with his PR4's.

Scott, do you run the PR4 Trail version on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By fredz43
Congrats on getting such mileage on the...

Congrats on getting such mileage on the Distanzas. I will have to try them, as I have never gotten that many miles on either my 12 or 14 S10.

As far as following the manual, my manual says 33F,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 09:48 PM
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Posted By fredz43
I have a rear Trail Attack (not the Trail Attack...

I have a rear Trail Attack (not the Trail Attack 2) on my 14 S10. A new one has 9 mm tread depth. Mine has 2.5 mm tread depth in the center at 3200 miles. I got it at such a good price, I bought 2....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9,365
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Posted By fredz43
Here is a red 15 that my dealer, Niehaus Cycles...

Here is a red 15 that my dealer, Niehaus Cycles has outfitted with Altrider gear.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-09-2015, 09:29 PM
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Posted By fredz43
You're probably right, I apologize. I understand...

You're probably right, I apologize. I understand there are a lot of those in MN. :D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-09-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By fredz43
Uh, this year is 2015 and he's a she. :1drink

Uh, this year is 2015 and he's a she. :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 194
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Posted By fredz43
The first check on my 12 was about 28,000 miles....

The first check on my 12 was about 28,000 miles. Exhausts were in spec, but 2 of the intakes were too loose. Ran better after the adjustment.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
I was thinking the same thing, Scott, but you...

I was thinking the same thing, Scott, but you beat me to it.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9,365
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Posted By fredz43
Laugh Hi Steve, To be clear, I should have said we...

Hi Steve,

To be clear, I should have said we rode unpaved roads, so I guess technically it was still roads, just no pavement, everything from deep gravel to mid size rocks. I don't know if I'll...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9,365
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Posted By fredz43
At the Super Tenere rally in AR last Oct, I rode...

At the Super Tenere rally in AR last Oct, I rode the 14 off road more than I ever did the 12 and was amazed at how well balanced it was, how easily it handled and how much fun it was standing on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,365
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Posted By fredz43
I sold my 2012 to a friend, who really likes it....

I sold my 2012 to a friend, who really likes it. I love the ES version, it is the best suspension that I have ever ridden on street bike. It is really nice to be able to change settings on the fly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 03:27 PM
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Views: 2,186,360
Posted By fredz43
Hi Lucas, In case you or anyone is...

Hi Lucas,

In case you or anyone is putting off getting an ES until they come out with a color combo you like, there is no need to wait. A good paint shop can paint the tank and two side covers...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9,365
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Posted By fredz43
Actually that is silver with blue accents and a...

Actually that is silver with blue accents and a similar version is available in the USA in the USA in the standard model for 2015 without the blue forks or wheels.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,757
Posted By fredz43
Plenty of people have run regular with no...

Plenty of people have run regular with no problems, including Nick Sanders who did over 50,000 miles on his trip from Prudhoe Bay, down to the tip of South America and back. When they got his bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,757
Posted By fredz43
That is MSRP on the standard. MSRP on the ES is...

That is MSRP on the standard. MSRP on the ES is $16,190.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By fredz43
Only the ES model has that side panel to protect...

Only the ES model has that side panel to protect some of the added electronics. The 14 and 15 standard do not have it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
Those trailer miles were when I delivered it to...

Those trailer miles were when I delivered it to him as a surprise Christmas present from his wife. Lucky man.:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
Good question. So far I have only ridden in the...

Good question. So far I have only ridden in the rain when it wasn't very cold, so didn't have my heat troller mounted. I used that setup for over 42,000 miles combined on my 2 S10's, (not all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By fredz43
There are existing holes in each side of the...

There are existing holes in each side of the frame. I use the one on the left side to install a Gerbing coax fused harness that goes to the battery. I use this with a Gerbing controller that I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By fredz43
He changed the ad to remove the part where he...

He changed the ad to remove the part where he originally stated that it will get rid of the clutch chudder.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By fredz43
You just missed the biggest rebates on the...

You just missed the biggest rebates on the leftover 14's. From Oct 1 until Dec 27 there were $2,000 rebates on them. Right now that has been reduced to $1,100. There are still $2,100 in rebates...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 08:17 AM
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Posted By fredz43
My Akrapovic was on my 2012 Super Tenere for...

My Akrapovic was on my 2012 Super Tenere for about 30,000 of its 34,000 miles and the same one is now on my 2014 model for all of its 8,000 miles. While it is pricier than many, it is top quality and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-10-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
I guess it depends if you don't mind cleaning up...

I guess it depends if you don't mind cleaning up the mess when oil from the filter drips into your skid plate, or if you just leave the oil in there. With my previous SW Motech plates, I could remove...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,754
Posted By fredz43
I have a ACD skid plate on my 2014 ES and had the...

I have a ACD skid plate on my 2014 ES and had the best customer service from ACD of any vendor that I have ever done business with. Read about it here:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,708
Posted By fredz43
The plug under the seat is for the dealer to...

The plug under the seat is for the dealer to connect an ABS diagnostic instrument to. The driving light plug is near the toolkit under the right front panel.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
Directly from Yamaha USA. This info is sent to...

Directly from Yamaha USA. This info is sent to authorized Yamaha dealers and salesmen.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
No that "customer cash" $500 incentive is still...

No that "customer cash" $500 incentive is still in effect. The one that expired was an additional $1500 dealer rebate. That $1500 is now $600, so instead of a total of $2,000,it is now $1100.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
They update them monthly. The one announced on...

They update them monthly. The one announced on Dec 28 for the S10, however goes thru May 31.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
The present incentives effective Dec 28 on the...

The present incentives effective Dec 28 on the 14's aren't quite as good as the one that expired on Dec 27. $900 less than they were just a few days ago.
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,024
Posted By fredz43
That is exactly what I was thinking I need done...

That is exactly what I was thinking I need done to my seat. Thanks for that.

Never tried the bagpipe, but I used to play the trumpet. I'll see if the wife doesn't mind me practicing up as I...
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,024
Posted By fredz43
Thanks for the reply. I have had several custom...

Thanks for the reply. I have had several custom seats over the years, Rick Mayer, Seth Laam, Sargent, Corbin and have had to send some back for adjustments, but all seemed to "bed in" after a bit of...
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,024
Posted By fredz43
That is good to know. So, they lowered it for...

That is good to know. So, they lowered it for you, right?

I have about 150 miles on it and it is comfortable, but I have trouble reaching the ground at stops and I am too high in the sitting...
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,024
Posted By fredz43
From Rusell's web site: Any Custom fitted...

From Rusell's web site:

Any Custom fitted "Day-Long" Saddle found not to provide satisfactory comfort after the break-in period may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price provided...
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 35,024
Posted By fredz43
My build date was Nov 20 and when I hadn't heard...

My build date was Nov 20 and when I hadn't heard anything a few days after that, I called to see if they needed my cc number yet. Kim said that the "build date" was actually when it went into the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8,606
Views: 820,532
Posted By fredz43
If you are looking for some outstanding pavement,...

If you are looking for some outstanding pavement, try continuing east on 32 from Bixby, then turn north on DD, one of the best roads anywhere. Then a jog on C to P into Potosi is very good also.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27,565
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Posted By fredz43
My dealer has a red standard and red ES ordered,...

My dealer has a red standard and red ES ordered, but no confirmation of the shipping date yet.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,160
Posted By fredz43
As for customer service from ACD USA, I had the...

As for customer service from ACD USA, I had the opposite experience. Out standing customer service. Read my post here:

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=14153.0
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