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Offline Zepfan

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Hard to complain and......
« on: March 08, 2013, 08:32:50 pm »
Wish they had a high beam trigger for flashing high beams on and off.

Wish they had a hazard switch for turn signals.

Had both of these on my Vstrom and I miss them, especially the high beam finger trigger.

I'm sure I'll notice more things I don't like as the days go bye but it HARD to complain.

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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 08:46:11 pm »
Must be a Suzuki thing. I have both on my Busa as well. I wish the S10 had them too. I'm getting over it too.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 08:51:39 pm »
And there are multiple threads in here about how you can retro these on.


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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 09:28:21 am »
With all of the swank electronics WHY NO GEAR INDICATOR????



That's about all I got other than the oil filter location, which perplexes me beyond any possible realm of understanding
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Hard to complain and......
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 11:20:33 am »
With all of the swank electronics WHY NO GEAR INDICATOR????



That's about all I got other than the oil filter location, which perplexes me beyond any possible realm of understanding

This one screwed me up coming from BMW. Used to it now. Didn't realize how dependent I'd become on having that indicator. One less thing to fail, which is good.


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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 10:44:45 pm »
But you do put the bike in whatever gear it needs to be in even if you don't know which gear that is exactly.

Put another way, I rode hard for 7 hours today off road. I had my hands FULL just keeping the Beast under me with tires down. Wouldn't have even looked at an indicator. And if I had, it still wouldn't have influenced me as to what gear I should be in. The immediate demands on the bike determined that.

But it does look cool on an FJR.
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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 11:10:49 pm »
Offroad I agree, no need


However, up in the mountains up down over and around twisties, I much prefer changing gears in accordance to suggested corner speeds (typically double) as opposed to quickly trying to figure out what gear I am in.....


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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 10:41:48 am »
With all of the swank electronics WHY NO GEAR INDICATOR????

That's about all I got other than the oil filter location, which perplexes me beyond any possible realm of understanding

No need gear indicator but I'm completely agree with you: why they put the oil filter in the worst possible place??
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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 11:27:14 am »
...you do put the bike in whatever gear it needs to be in even if you don't know which gear that is exactly.....it does look cool on an FJR.

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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 12:31:43 pm »
Aside from knowing what gear I'm in, I really just want to know when I'm in sixth once I'm up to cruising speed.  For that, I just note the rpm as the speed multiplied times 50.  For example, when you are in sixth gear at 30 mph the rpm is around 1500, at 40 mph, 2000, at 50 mph, 2500, and at 60 mph, 3000. 

When I was riding my xr250l, it was simply a factor of spinal vibration.  Now with a quieter and smoother engine, I have to use math  ::001::
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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 12:42:25 pm »
The aftermarket is alive and well thanks to these little annoyances but how do you keep the
traction control set  . :'(
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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 05:55:41 pm »
Wish they had a high beam trigger for flashing high beams on and off.

Wish they had a hazard switch for turn signals.

Had both of these on my Vstrom and I miss them, especially the high beam finger trigger.

I'm sure I'll notice more things I don't like as the days go bye but it HARD to complain.

why not contact Yamaha here in Australia we have all that on ours, I'm sure other countries have it too. Couldn't be to hard to buy and fit
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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2013, 01:35:11 am »
...However, up in the mountains up down over and around twisties, I much prefer changing gears in accordance to suggested corner speeds (typically double) as opposed to quickly trying to figure out what gear I am in.....

My mind tends to really wander and I don't keep track


What?  :question: :question: :question:

Maybe I'm confused, but you're saying you determine what gear to be in based on road signs? What happens when you ride on "twisties" where they don't have road signs with speed recommendations for the corners?

Me, I don't care what gear the bike is in as long as it has it in the proper rev range for whatever particular circumstance I happen to be in. The twistier the road is the less you should be looking anywhere but as far around the corner as you can see...  Certainly not pulling your eyes down to a gear indicator IMHO.

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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2013, 02:45:43 am »
Dont think this has been mentioned before, but cruise control would be real nice.
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Re: Hard to complain and......
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013, 08:25:51 am »
No need gear indicator but I'm completely agree with you: why they put the oil filter in the worst possible place??

  Because it's a ok place for a street bike.  Yamaha marketing/budget won, if you want to ride it off road; you lose. 

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