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post #1 of 17 Old 01-19-2016, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought an Adventure

Just got a 1000 adventure 2014 new otd price 10,500. How did i do?
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 10:04 AM
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Mighty fine! I bought my non-ADV for $9400 plus TTL, so probably about the same price as your ADV.

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post #3 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 10:10 AM
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You did just fine. Now go out and ride the wheels off of it! I think you are going to love your new bike.
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 10:11 AM
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Hi and welcome to the site. My only issue with the 2014 is that it uses high octane fuel not regular gas. Now I might be wrong but what happens if you are off the beaten path and only regular gas is available?

Otherwise I have heard many good things about the 2014 Vee.

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post #5 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 12:11 PM
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Don't worry too much about the price, and think about how much you'll save on repairs... or in time waiting for parts that are in back order from germany


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Hi and welcome to the site. My only issue with the 2014 is that it uses high octane fuel not regular gas. Now I might be wrong but what happens if you are off the beaten path and only regular gas is available?

Otherwise I have heard many good things about the 2014 Vee.

Take care

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I haven't had this bike for long, but so far in remote areas of quebec and ontario, and during my coast to coast trip in the us, i have yet to see a place that doesn't sell at least 91. Even in the middle of death valley. So all is good (but a lil more expensive haha)
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 12:13 PM
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I've came across a few places that either dont sell 90+ octane gas or the pump I happened to pull up to only sells regular. In both those cases I fill it up with regular and have never had an issue. I'd say 9/10 tanks though are 90+

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post #7 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 12:51 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much about the octane issue. If you are concerned there are MANY octane boosters you can buy.
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-22-2016, 10:38 PM
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When riding up North or off the main roads I often find stations that are 87 only and can't even tell the difference.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-23-2016, 12:31 AM
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-23-2016, 11:13 AM
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Higher octane is to prevent knocking. I regularly use regular gas, and have zero knocking issues. I have a buddy with a Super T with 65,000 miles on it. It requires "high octane" as well. He has never fueled up with anything but 87. Bike is still running strong.
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