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Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By mcgrump
...and another thing I forgot to mention, I...

...and another thing I forgot to mention, I noticed that the vibes through the bars were significantly effected by the windscreen. I had much less vibes with the stock screen and more with the...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By mcgrump
Lava, you didn't say whether your bike is new or...

Lava, you didn't say whether your bike is new or not... my experience with the tiger has been that when i first got it new, it had very minimal vibes through the stock bars. But, after about 100...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By mcgrump
Ok, so the Rod website has several, but which one...

Ok, so the Rod website has several, but which one fits the XC? Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
That said, what keeps a bike in the garage is...

That said, what keeps a bike in the garage is whether it has character, performs as expected, and whether there is another option available that meets, or exceeds, the expectations of the owner....
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
Not really, just a refinement of my previous...

Not really, just a refinement of my previous answer. Dollar for dollar you will get more options with a Super T. However, what you will not get is the "BMW" thing (by this, I mean the image that goes...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
No doubt you get more for your money with the...

No doubt you get more for your money with the Super T. But I honestly don't think that is what's driving the sales. I think image and marketing (reputation) have way more to do with it. Remember,...
Forum: Racing 05-29-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,214
Posted By mcgrump
Closer to the edge - full movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFdwM0tByX4

Love this movie!
Forum: Racing 05-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,214
Posted By mcgrump
Closer to the edge - full movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFdwM0tByX4
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
2013 Tenere sells for $14, 790 ...

2013 Tenere sells for $14, 790
(http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/651/0/specs.aspx)

2013 R 1200 GS sells for $15, 800
(http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html)...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
1) because it is ugly -sorry ST fans- but that...

1) because it is ugly -sorry ST fans- but that hole between the headlamp and the front fender makes it look like some slack-jawed cousin nobody wants to talk about. Paint it rust brown and add a...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
Great response, information I can really use....

Great response, information I can really use. Thanks mate. Given that most dealers aren't keen on allowing test rides on new bikes, it's really a buzz kill to ride a new bike home and wonder where...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,941
Posted By mcgrump
How bad are the vibes?

On a scale of one to ten, how bad are the vibes? I ride a 2012 Kawasaki Versys and it buzzes the hands like a weed hacker, even with ISO grips. Was seriously thinking about the Yamaha but was worried...
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