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Southwest Events / Re: 2018 National in Kerrville TX
« Last post by Old Man on a Connie on Today at 04:15:29 am »
I don't always volunteer but when I do, I'm all yours.

Let me know what you need  :)

Ted
Yes Sir you are. 1st Looking to run the OtP through your AO. Then the SC area is looking for some help leading group rides for the National. You'd be good at That. List started.  :great: :beerchug:
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Southwest Events / Re: 2018 National in Kerrville TX
« Last post by redline on Today at 03:51:01 am »
I don't always volunteer but when I do, I'm all yours.

Let me know what you need  :)

Ted
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Other Motorcycles / Re: Inexpensive sportbike tires
« Last post by Daytona_Mike on Today at 03:49:58 am »
" Inexpensive sport bike donuts" ?....hmm..  I always try and  buy the cheapest rubbers I can find too just  for fun and chance.  ;)
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Southwest Events / 2018 National in Kerrville TX
« Last post by Old Man on a Connie on Today at 03:41:47 am »
Call out to the SW Area COG. Roll call! The SC area is looking for some help to lead Group rides during the National. Who is attending and who would like to volunteer to help? Bet we can get you a Rally Volunteer T shirt out of the deal. The SC area have been great supporters and helpers in SW events. Time for some payback. Who's in? I already volunteered. Step up and be counted.
Mark Hartman
COG/SWAD
2017 OtP traveler
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Old Battery
« Last post by Frank on Today at 03:34:21 am »
When the dealer replaced the OEM battery under warranty  they replaced it with a Yuasa YTX14-BS battery which worked nicely for about 6 years until I replaced it last year with the same.

Thanks for the quick info
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Old Battery
« Last post by TimR on Today at 03:11:08 am »
When the dealer replaced the OEM battery under warranty  they replaced it with a Yuasa YTX14-BS battery which worked nicely for about 6 years until I replaced it last year with the same.
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Old Battery
« Last post by Frank on Today at 02:57:14 am »
Any suggestions for a new battery? What is the difference between the stock FB FTZ14-BS battery and a Yuasa YTX14-BS battery? I did notice that the original FB has 14 AH as opposed to the Yuasa's 12 AH. Will the Yuasa work as well?
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Temps in the 70's.  Rode to Owensboro, KY to get something from home depot.  Quite windy it was. :motonoises:
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Finding the comments about the newer model FJR interesting.
I have a good friend who's owned 3, (older ones.)
I once asked him when we were riding together on a trip how he liked it, and was kinda surprised.
We had both come from years of owning/riding Yamaha XS11's.
His response was, "Meh, it's ok. Don't get me wrong, it's quick, handles ok, I think it, it executes. But it doesn't have the SOUL of an XS11."

I was shocked.

Then, after all the revamping Yamaha has done to the FJR1300 (especially the ES), I figured the responses would be better. Think about all the changes...
Inverted forks, 6th gear, updated guage cluster, electric windscreen, heated grips, cruise control, ES has electronically adjustable suspension on the fly, wire throttle, adjustable seat...

and still, the comments are the same. Wow...

They cost more, and don't have the warranty the C14 has.
Fuel economy's not quite as good. All reasons I went C14.

I just completed my last warranty reup. I love my C14, but have started thinking about what I might replace it with one day. Since Kawi released their new tourer replacement, and I doubt seriously I'll ever go that way (not to mention the double price...)

Like Steve earlier said, BMW's are nice, but tough to work on. I agree, and have worked on my friends bmw's many times. They're pretty complicated, especially brakes and electronics...

Until this conversational thread, I figured it would be an FJR1300ES. Or, a BMW either RT or GS.

Now, I figure I'll do like Cliff... keep riding it from now on...
200,000 miles.

Why not? I love it. It works. It's customized for me. It does everything I want it to do...and more.
Ride when ya can, guys!
Bob
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Fit a MRA sports screen,Sargent seat,Mountain runner flash,a set of Pirelli Angel GT 'A' spec tyres and it will do me till something better comes along,and I have been waiting a long time for that situation.
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