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Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
I predict the aftermarket will offer a...

I predict the aftermarket will offer a handguard/windscreen combo kit that will convert the FJ-09 to normal. A windscreen that clears OEM hand-guards is doomed, and conventional hand-guards alone...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
I don't care for the hand guards. They are too...

I don't care for the hand guards. They are too far out in front of the grips and cause the windscreen to be narrow at the bottom for clearance. If they have been designed that way for a styling...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By coast range rider
38 pages here: ...

38 pages here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954716
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,371
Posted By coast range rider
Yamaha FJ-09 is due out in November which is...

Yamaha FJ-09 is due out in November which is ending soon of course. I recommend getting a test ride in, right after riding the NC700X. For some of us, the NC700X will be enough, and good for the...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,190
Posted By coast range rider
Ohlins now offers their ($400) SCU which converts...

Ohlins now offers their ($400) SCU which converts the S to a semi-active suspension. This part was never offered by Ducati. I have found it significantly widens the gap between the S and non-S...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
What a coincidence that the rake is changed by a...

What a coincidence that the rake is changed by a degree, but the wheelbase is identical to a tenth of an inch :huh
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
If Grand Total were $8,200 + $1,700 = $9,900: ...

If Grand Total were $8,200 + $1,700 = $9,900:
Then this thread would be full of remarks like in the FZ-09 thread about what a great price the bike had.

Or if the FZ-09 was priced higher then we...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
Does anyone know if the FJ-09 has the same...

Does anyone know if the FJ-09 has the same steering geometry as the FZ-09?
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
Please, no more posts about ABS in this thread...

Please, no more posts about ABS in this thread unless you went to the EICMA in Milan, sat on the FJ-10, and ABS saved you from serious injury.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
I'd rather have power and features at twice the...

I'd rather have power and features at twice the money WITH Japanese reliability, but it seems like the Japanese are offering only budget bikes instead of matching features of latest BMW, KTM, and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
Old Tech for 2015

Why couldn't Yamaha have come out with the FJ-09 a few years ago to compete with the Triumph 800's?
I simply don't see features I expect to see on a all new model for 2015:
no active suspension
no...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 143,271
Posted By coast range rider
Hopefully cheaper and/or equipped better than...

Hopefully cheaper and/or equipped better than those bikes.
It must be lighter also.
Cheaper, lighter, and faster will be the ticket to big sales numbers.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,900
Posted By coast range rider
Thanks for great post, murdock2002. The 1000...

Thanks for great post, murdock2002.

The 1000 has been considered a winner based on reviews because the clunking transmission and top heavy feel of the 1000 has not been highlighted until now.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By coast range rider
I like this one better, except for the color. ...

I like this one better, except for the color.

I wonder how much more money Aprilia will want for the bags, bars, lights, skidplate, and wire wheels. I bet it's $1999 more money.
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By coast range rider
Eh? :huh I'm guessing you have not ridden the Capo...

:huh
I'm guessing you have not ridden the Capo 1200, the Multi, and the 1190. For anyone that rides for enjoyment, I would say the power difference is a big issue comparing the Capo to the other 2...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By coast range rider
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,522
Posted By coast range rider
How specifically did the MTS not fit daily...

How specifically did the MTS not fit daily commute needs?
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
Since I've already ridden both also, I can say I...

Since I've already ridden both also, I can say I agree with everything above, it is just a matter of degree for all described. For a 3/4 speed long tour or sport tour, the Capo is very nice, but for...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
I test drove the Capo 1200, the Multistrada 1200...

I test drove the Capo 1200, the Multistrada 1200 Touring, and the Ktm 1190. Did not venture off pavement.

The Capo in the automatic suspension mode definitely felt better at a more relaxed pace....
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
I would say: point of reference: 2013...

I would say:

point of reference:

2013 BMW F800GS 0-60 mph 3.8 Quarter Mile 12.4

2014 Aprilia Caponord 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 11.2
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 33,084
Posted By coast range rider
http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cooltu.gif ...

http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cooltu.gif Ninja 1000 seems like it has good aerodynamics, good ergos, and not cumbersome. I like the improved 2014 model. Has reputation for high cost to insure...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 33,084
Posted By coast range rider
The OP has added this statement: ...

The OP has added this statement:



Sparrowhawk, your thread is supposed to be about a "supersport bikes with more relaxed ergos" and according to your first post, also good aerodynamics. To me...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 618,774
Posted By coast range rider
Quote: ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by de Vaca http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 618,774
Posted By coast range rider
What makes the Super Tenere more comfortable for,...

What makes the Super Tenere more comfortable for, say, a (solo) 400 mile drone on the Interstate? Suspension, legroom, wind management, or something else? Please explain what makes it more...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 618,774
Posted By coast range rider
Since a stiffer spring costs about a hundred...

Since a stiffer spring costs about a hundred dollars, and that could give you the same ground clearance as a lightly loaded V-Strom, I wouldn't choose my bike based on that alone. If you need more...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By coast range rider
Spray penetrating lube on the shock threads just...

Spray penetrating lube on the shock threads just above the ring, then use a longer breaker bar. Sudden force on the breaker bar will work better than gradual force.
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By coast range rider
http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&day...

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=30&f=54
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By coast range rider
The 1190 Adventure comes with 24 month warranty. ...

The 1190 Adventure comes with 24 month warranty.
The 1190 Adventure R comes with 12 month warranty.
I remember because it was so odd.
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,786
Posted By coast range rider
Move to the mountains and the twisty roads will...

Move to the mountains and the twisty roads will be fun on any bike. Get a new job to commute to if necessary.
If not possible, get any dirt bike, get off the pavement, and keep riding faster until...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By coast range rider
Interesting to see the specs side by side like...

Interesting to see the specs side by side like that.
No way the Ktm has only a half inch more ground clearance. I think your 8" figure for the Capo is wrong.

The Ktm would ride circles around the...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 618,774
Posted By coast range rider
Book a ride in appointment at Rick Mayer Cycle in...

Book a ride in appointment at Rick Mayer Cycle in Red Bluff, which is 200 miles north of Tracy. His seat is on my Wee, and his dad made one for my R100GS many years ago. Works for me!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-14-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,908
Posted By coast range rider
Please just do one more demo ride on the 1190. ...

Please just do one more demo ride on the 1190.
1) Reprogram shift light as it was distracting and influencing you.
2) Turn off traction control.
3) Use 6000-9000 rpm.
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
I also test road the Capo in "street enduro"...

I also test road the Capo in "street enduro" conditions. :rofl
Amazingly comfortable is a pretty good description, considering the narrow width, suspension, smooth engine, and high, short reach...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
Two years ago it was active in Road Warriors: ...

Two years ago it was active in Road Warriors:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761625&highlight=aprilia+caponord+1200

I would say it should be in the same section as the Multistrada...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/25/2014-aprilia-...

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/25/2014-aprilia-caponord-1200-abs-travel-pack-road-test-review-photos-specifications/?src=SOC&dom=fb

Mark Hoyer, Editor-in-Chief, says:
"It’s a bit like a...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,866
Posted By coast range rider
The previous Caponord had a larger front wheel,...

The previous Caponord had a larger front wheel, more ground clearance, and therefore was more off-pavement capable. If the new Caponord had a different name and Aprilia offered a separate, big dual...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 618,774
Posted By coast range rider
Deuce, nice you could add an interesting (and on...

Deuce, nice you could add an interesting (and on topic) post to this thread of adventure scholar postings. Not everyone is that fortunate:

I also went to my local Suzuki dealer today in Southern...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,334
Posted By coast range rider
To those who think the universe has other...

To those who think the universe has other elements that matter,
let's just say for posts in this thread, that's all that matters.
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 618,774
Posted By coast range rider
2012 model year (and older) DL1000 costs less and...

2012 model year (and older) DL1000 costs less and has less complexity. The techno trickery and/or wizadry would be the ABS and traction control that is only available on new model. If you can live...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,627
Posted By coast range rider
On a more serious note: I find this thread...

On a more serious note:

I find this thread interesting because in many ways these two bikes are opposites. If only we could have the best of both, for a do it all bike.

I wanted to buy an 1190...
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