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Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:36 PM
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Posted By de Vaca
I have admired the Ninja 1000 for some time, and...

I have admired the Ninja 1000 for some time, and thought it would be an ideal sport tourer for me until I rode it; it seemed too cramped for me too. I'm 6'2. I have a Super Tenere that has been my...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,982,834
Posted By de Vaca
I consider the $11,500 I paid for mine a year ago...

I consider the $11,500 I paid for mine a year ago a good deal for the quality of the bike; under $9000 is a steal.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
Sounds like some good times were had. I've got...

Sounds like some good times were had. I've got some catching up to do.:D
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
It sure is easy to accumulate the miles on this...

It sure is easy to accumulate the miles on this bike; three weeks since I bought it and over 2000 miles. The bike handles very well with decent tires on it, and what a great engine. I look forward to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
Where is the best source for obtaining another...

Where is the best source for obtaining another FOB? I did get the passive spare unit with the bike but would like another radio controlled one to keep at home as a spare.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
What a difference tires make. The BT 021's that...

What a difference tires make. The BT 021's that come on this bike truly suck. They resist turn in and require constant counter steer to maintain the line in cornering. I have had good luck with other...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
How was the tire life with the 2CT's?

How was the tire life with the 2CT's?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
I'm ready to ditch them. I've experienced the...

I'm ready to ditch them. I've experienced the same thing when they got worn on a Suzuki 1250 that came with them. I knew what to expect when I tested the Kawasaki and saw them on it, and did not let...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 336,607
Posted By de Vaca
Just traded for a 2012 Arabian red C14 with less...

Just traded for a 2012 Arabian red C14 with less than 5000 miles on it. The stock BT 021`s are pretty worn with the typical wear pattern of the sides of the tread on the front tire that I have seen...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,982,834
Posted By de Vaca
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
A test ride is all it takes. It is a very good...

A test ride is all it takes. It is a very good bike. It has great suspension, handling, braking and power. You will enjoy it.
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
The power and handling of the bike impressed me...

The power and handling of the bike impressed me with the test ride, but the engine gets even better with some miles on it. Roll on torque seems the same as my gsx 1250. That picture from the Yosh ad...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,245
Posted By de Vaca
The super tenere would be a great choice. The...

The super tenere would be a great choice. The only problem is that if you are like me you may then find that you are neglecting your dl 650. That was my experience; I solved that problem by trading...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,245
Posted By de Vaca
A small bike that you could ride to it's limits...

A small bike that you could ride to it's limits would be good. The new yamaha R3 might be fun. The ergonomics might not be good though.
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,272
Posted By de Vaca
Do you have a Super Tenere? My 2012 with 18,000...

Do you have a Super Tenere? My 2012 with 18,000 miles on it averages 43 to 44 mpg with normal riding. I enjoy using the throttle, with runs to the redline a fair amount. The best mileage was 49.8...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,309
Posted By de Vaca
Tubeless tires have another advantage. When your...

Tubeless tires have another advantage. When your road bike with tube tires picks up a nail, they usually go flat immediately, such as when traveling at speed. Been there, done that. When my tubeless...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By de Vaca
What Pluric said. I squirt some dupont chain lube...

What Pluric said. I squirt some dupont chain lube on the shift linkage occasionally or this will develop. No problems then.
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
I was hoping that I would like my 2012 dl 650 as...

I was hoping that I would like my 2012 dl 650 as much as the new 1000 when I tested it. I liked my 650 a lot and really didn't want to part with the money. Didn't work out that way. The power, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 172,254
Posted By de Vaca
I saw that too; I hope it is coming back to the...

I saw that too; I hope it is coming back to the US.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,822
Posted By de Vaca
I really like mid displacement standards, and was...

I really like mid displacement standards, and was intrigued by the new Honda cbr 650f. Honda may have problems selling that bike if you can get the Suzuki with another 100cc, and probably a lot more...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,822
Posted By de Vaca
Suzuki GSX S 750

This bike is now listed on the Suzuki US website. It is good to have a mid displacement standard from Suzuki available again for the US. In black or special edition blue and white.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
It's interesting how much worry there is over how...

It's interesting how much worry there is over how much a bike vibrates, or if it makes noises. I'm not sure I'd like a bike that you couldn't tell was running. The thing to remember is that these...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
That is termed "idle hammer", and has been...

That is termed "idle hammer", and has been discussed at length earlier in this thread. It is felt to not be related to the clutch; it seems to be a harmonic sound that develops as the motor wears in...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,982,834
Posted By de Vaca
The lack of issues with this bike does create a...

The lack of issues with this bike does create a vacuum that gives rise to characterizations for this motorcycle that are absurd at times, but comparing it to a clothes drier? Getting old has few...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
The great thing about this bike is the excitement...

The great thing about this bike is the excitement will last. I seem to enjoy mine more with each ride. Congratulations!
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,982,834
Posted By de Vaca
It was mentioned before, but the easiest way to...

It was mentioned before, but the easiest way to fill the final drive is to buy a plastic ketchup bottle with a spout and a cap. Fill with the final drive lube of choice, dispense, and cap bottle for...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By de Vaca
An advantage of the Nealy kit is that there is no...

An advantage of the Nealy kit is that there is no glue tube to leak or go dry; the tube the kit comes in is self contained and seals well to keep the strings from drying out. By turning the inserting...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By de Vaca
Nealy tire repair kit. www.tirerepairkit.com...

Nealy tire repair kit. www.tirerepairkit.com (http://www.tirerepairkit.com). Comes in a small tube, no need for a rasp insert, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By de Vaca
You probably will have to go lower on the rear...

You probably will have to go lower on the rear sprocket. I've heard that a 19 tooth sprocket on the front will not clear in the space available. Front stock sprocket is an 18 tooth. You will also...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
I wish it did. I am afflicted with them as well.

I wish it did. I am afflicted with them as well.
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
Galling is the friction "welding" that occurs...

Galling is the friction "welding" that occurs between two metals; certain alloys are more prone to this from what I understand. This occurred on my dl 650 and resulted in the loss of metal from the...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
Getting close to 6000 miles on the v strom 1000,...

Getting close to 6000 miles on the v strom 1000, and decided to adjust the chain. It had been set up with about 1.25" of slack from delivery, and with much "spirited" acceleration was getting closer...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,364
Posted By de Vaca
The 650 v strom will cruise all day at 80+ mph...

The 650 v strom will cruise all day at 80+ mph with a full load and out accelerate most HD's. You won't be giving up anything but weight. You will enjoy the bike.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
The concave lids on those panniers is a smart...

The concave lids on those panniers is a smart idea; it should help stabilize bags lashed on top.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,811
Posted By de Vaca
Agree with the Bandit; either the 1200 or the...

Agree with the Bandit; either the 1200 or the newer 1250. A great street motor. If you really want to feel the torque, go down a tooth on the countershaft sprocket.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
Thanks Bungees, don't know how I missed that. I...

Thanks Bungees, don't know how I missed that. I might go that route. Oneida has the seat for less than $200.
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
Another option to improve seat to peg distance...

Another option to improve seat to peg distance would be the taller oem seat. I'd be interested in hearing about it from those who are using it. Looks like it is 30 mm higher.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,335
Posted By de Vaca
There are so many good bikes available that it...

There are so many good bikes available that it can be tough to choose. For your purposes, it would be hard to beat the newer v strom 650. It can handle rough roads, is extremely reliable, and is...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
Aside from the oil change, as others have said,...

Aside from the oil change, as others have said, spend a little time just going over the bike checking to make sure that all fasteners are snug and that the chain tension is ok. Basically, make sure...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 621,953
Posted By de Vaca
I think that the Motorcycle Consumer News article...

I think that the Motorcycle Consumer News article was pretty much on as well for the most part, but I don't think that my V strom vibrates as significantly as they mentioned. The S10 has it's own...
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