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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:47 PM
    50Buck

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    I bet. It'd also make just about any bike easy for you to straddle. Something like a T7, which is just a bit too tall for me, would likely be pretty easy for you to at least be solidly on the balls of your feet if not flat foot it. There are Super Teneres EVERYWHERE in CA, so I would really recommend finding one in a dealership and throwing a leg over. Even if you plan to get a nice used one, it'll let you see how you fit and try the adjustable seat.
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:51 PM
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  3. Nov 20, 2023 at 10:58 PM
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    I haven't come across a bike I haven't been able to flat foot with both feet (yet).

    I would love an S10 but I think a 2014+ with heated grips and cruise control might be way out of my budget right now. I'll have to do some thinking and see how well the KTM suits me for commuting.

    Usually I'm using a Shoei RF1400 but I've got the camera/mic setup on my Bell Qualifier.
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2023 at 11:07 PM
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    I have no problem believing this. :rofl:

    Definitely understandable since you recently picked up the KTM. That yellow one for $8K is a pretty solid deal for a 2015+ from what I can tell, but I don't know if the heated grips are on the base or if you have to get the electronic suspension, or if they were their own option. I do know that cruise is standard after 2014 or 2015, though. I'm being a snob and only shopping the ES, but they definitely sit at a higher price point. The only reason I am considering them is because I plan(ned) to put down a solid chunk and have the option to sell my CB500X for the majority of what was left. If I can find one with the Altrider crash bars, less than 20K miles, in the 10-12K range I'd be stoked. I've seen a few sell on cycletrader, but my budget is on hold for a bit due to some other life events. I'm going to hold out until I can snag what I want, though. I know I'll regret it if I don't.

    All that to say, if you can live with the KTM for a bit to get the finances where you want them for the ST, I don't think you'll have trouble finding them.
     
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    Oh buddy, shes locked up GOOD!

    Does that gen of versys share a motor with other bikes as well?
     
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    Its funny, I was out in the twisty canyons above malibu this past weekend romping on the super tenere and I was like, man I should pull out my gopro and get yall a lil riding video of some romping in the canyons on the super tenere. I havent found a video of someone riding one in a spirited fashion on paved canyons.

    I used to make some random videos way back on the 919

    https://youtu.be/3hlPazw6BoA?t=321

    Man, watching that brought me back to a way WAY simpler time in life with lots of friends and people just enjoying life. (YA YA YA I know.... stupid music over most of the vid, i was young n dumb)



    YESSSSSSS let the super tenere desires flow through you guys. As far as I know, the heated grips only came standard on the ES models, though its possible they introduced them as a standard equipment on non ES models in later years. That stated, all the wiring is there for them on the Gen 2's (2014+'s) so if you wanted heated grips its simply a matter of installing them and plugging them into the harness and the stock dash will recognize them and give you the menu (some guys have even wired in Oxford heated grips to the stock harness with decent results).

    TBH, IF i had to do it again, i wouldnt hesitate to get a non ES model if the price was right and add in heated grips. I RARELY use the ES suspension options, i found dampening clicker settings i like and the rear preload only ever changes if the girl hops on the back which is rare. Rear shock and fork suspension upgrades are more abundant for the non ES model. That stated, I have no qualms about the stock ES suspension, I put "40mm" raising dogbone links in the back when I got the bike and call it good. I will be refreshing the front forks at some point with new fluid, bushings, and seals simply cus its time.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2023 at 7:56 AM
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    Nooo! I've been told on Facebook it's a bad battery or bad "alternator" that caused the bike to shut off while running and not restart, and that I need to take it to a shop to pay $100/hr for them to diagnose!

    :rofl:

    The engine is shared with the Ninja 650 of the same gen. I can get a used replacement for ~$1100.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2023 at 7:57 AM
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    I think it’s a perfect time to get an FJR lol

    …bad battery lol, WTF is wrong with people and the comments they make.
     
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    Honestly, the one that @50Buck posted in SoCal looks so good. I actually love the yellow as well. If I had $8k I'd buy it for sure.
     
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  14. Nov 21, 2023 at 8:08 AM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    It’s a lot of bike for 8k. Only better deal is the RC390 you recently scored. I will also say that I really like my 390 Adv. I added bar risers and big ass pegs. Been rolling around on it a good bit. I can see why people like these. Also amazed at how much it doesn’t buzz at hwy speeds. Being a 390 i figured it would top out quick and buzz out, but they did a great job with the gear ratios on this one.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2023 at 8:11 AM
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    I mean, everything dies when you tried to start it on the video, but I just assumed it was your started sucking the life out of everything trying to crank a locked engine.

    It's a cheap thing to check, pop in a good battery and see what happens. Doesn't explain the transmission locking up, though. Or the puff of smoke.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2023 at 8:12 AM
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    Did you get the updated spoked wheels? I was b/t the 390 and the 300 Rally. I just wasn't familiar with KTM, so I went with what I knew......big red......well.....little red :rofl:

    ktm2.jpg
     
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    Yeah, it's because the engine is so locked up the starter is drawing a ton of amps trying to turn it. It doesn't even attempt to crank.

    FWIW battery was replaced a few months ago, I have a volt meter to monitor my regulator/rectifier to make sure it was charging properly and never had any starting issues since replacing the battery. Last time my battery died it was at least cranking slowly.
     
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    That engine is locked. The lights and dash going out when trying to start is an indication of high draw at the solenoid going nowhere
     
  19. Nov 21, 2023 at 8:22 AM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    I bought a ‘23 with spokes. I do have friends with the mag wheels and have had no issues with them Offroad, but they don’t jump them, even though I wouldn’t care so much. Bending rims is just part of it ;)
     
  20. Nov 21, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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    I have no doubt that mag wheels would be fine for my uses........I just really like the look of spokes :D
     

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