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Old 08-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #19426
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Gee, I'll never understand how West Virginians get such a bad stereotype???




(Just rib poking there WV.)
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #19427
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Gee, I'll never understand how West Virginians get such a bad stereotype???(Just rib poking there WV.)

Go ahead, kick a guy when he is down.

That way you don't have to lift your food as far...
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #19428
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Go ahead, kick a guy when he is down.

That way you don't have to lift your food as far...
It's more a matter of he can't catch me with the slipping clutch.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #19429
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It's more a matter of he can't catch me with the slipping clutch.

Or trying to shift that clutch lever... or is it clutch that shift lever...

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #19430
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Or trying to shift that clutch lever... or is it clutch that shift lever...

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #19431
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That's why when I'm riding as Nacho Grande I always use a scooter. No shifting or clutch.


The *REAL* Nacho Grande would never wear sandals... :ymca

And is that a scooter turd under there?

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:21 PM   #19432
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And is that a scooter turd under there?

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #19433
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Shift lever or clutch lever?

And by "Bark Buster", you mean the stock Yamaha brush\hand guards?

And water?

What a run of bad luck! Just crazy.
Clutch lever, Yamaha brush guards are what I meant.

I heard my clutch lever was bent, then my mind kinda went numb. Until I see how it is bent, I don't really know how it fried my clutch.

Certainly a run of bad luck but with encouragement from Dallareha I will make it through.

And we West Virginians are getting our act together by the way. Soon a case will be decided that will say whether - after a divorce - the boy and girl still remain brother and sister.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:03 PM   #19434
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with encouragement from Dallareha I will make it through.


In Dallar's defense he may have just come back from a BMW shaft drive thread..
You need to go through a bit of attitude re-hab after that.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #19435
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In Dallar's defense he may have just come back from a BMW shaft drive thread..
You need to go through a bit of attitude re-hab after that.


No defense necessary. Yamaha can't be held responsible for owners getting water in their gas or oil, and I doubt anybody would ever expect them to warranty something caused by a customer bending a clutch lever in a crash, etc.

Reminds me of the guy who once bought a Honda CH125 Elite scooter from us...

He only had it about 3 days when he called and said he needed to bring it in. When he got it there (in a pick-up truck) it was pretty obvious it had been involved in a hell of a crash. He said, yes he had crashed it, but he wanted it fixed. So we unloaded it and told him we'd do an estimate and call him with the numbers. We did the estimate, called him up, told him how much it was going to cost to fix it - to which he answered...

"What! You mean it's not covered under warranty?"

And this guy was serious. It wasn't until his own attorney explained to him that operator induced crashing was not covered under warranty that he believed it.

True story.

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Old 08-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #19436
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Laugh Maybe it's because you can't tell your clutch lever from your shift lever...

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Hey, I'm not the one with the water in my gas, water in my oil, a cooked clutch, a bent up clutch lever, and doesn't know the difference between a clutch lever and a shift lever... And all on a nearly new bike!


Maybe you shouldn't drink until *AFTER* you ride!


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Old 08-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #19437
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #19438
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I used to hear this stupidity almost weekly as a service writer. It is appalling how many diaper clad losers inhabit our society, believing they are entitled to everything for free.


Being in car and motorcycle dealerships literally all my life I know what ya' mean...

But he was the first one we ever had who took it as far as consulting his own attorney to have it explained that crash damage is not covered under warranty.

I hope his attorney charged full billable hours!

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:24 AM   #19439
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Why do riders sell their Super Tens

Hello Everyone.

Steve from Oz here.

I have been looking at the Super Ten as a long distance ride. In Oz, there seems to be quite a few for sale with low kms. Plus some people purchased 2010 models from dealers in 2012.

So my question is - why the slow sales + riders off loading their Super Ten. Am I missing something, as they seem a good motorbike. Some people say they are a bit boring to ride. As you all have one (or had one) how do you find them as a tourer.

Thanks for you thoughts on this.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:03 AM   #19440
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Hello Everyone.

Steve from Oz here.

I have been looking at the Super Ten as a long distance ride. In Oz, there seems to be quite a few for sale with low kms. Plus some people purchased 2010 models from dealers in 2012.

So my question is - why the slow sales + riders off loading their Super Ten. Am I missing something, as they seem a good motorbike. Some people say they are a bit boring to ride. As you all have one (or had one) how do you find them as a tourer.

Thanks for you thoughts on this.

Cheers

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There would be multiple reasons, I suppose. The guy I bought mine off was 5 foot 5 60kg had it lowered and thought it was a tarmac only bike. Go figure. I spent 9 month waiting for one to some along at the time.

Then there would be a bunch of people ditching them like they ditch the last model BMW and KTM's because the new one have so many more gadgets.and HP etc and they get lots of rave reviews from road riders in road rider mags.

There will be the ones who need to feel up to date at the bike meets and think they better sell before the resale value plummets for the next best wiz bang thing and they need the reassurance of bragging rights.

Why else do people sell a solid reliable trouble free bike that does exactly what it was built for.
All I know is it is exactly what I thought it would be and it has been absolutely great as a long distance all roads bike.

The market for the big trailies is basically dominated the BMW's. Just as the market for Cruisers is dominated by Harley.

Doesn't matter what anyone else does there is a bunch of not so knowledgeable people that think Harley if they want a cruiser and BMW if they want an ADV bike. They turn up at said dealership, end of research.

So whether it is right for you is up to you to research. It looks like you are on that road now.

The bike sells about 20% fewer units than the Tiger800XC, 25% less than the Multi and more than the last BMW GS the year before the new GS came out.
As soon as the new GS arrived the bike disappeared off the charts. Same happened when the 800GS arrived, It even ate into 1200GS sales.

At the moment the new GS and the New KTM are the must have accessory for a glamorous lifestyle.
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