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Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22,775
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Posted By McBoab
Ray Id think about running tests with PCV zero'd...

Ray Id think about running tests with PCV zero'd and optimisers in /out . Whilst it would a shame if the reflash didn't cover the decat exhaust impact it would probably mean they'd have to map some...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
Ray IMO I'd pull the PCV as I can't imagine its...

Ray IMO I'd pull the PCV as I can't imagine its needed anymore after the flash II. The optimisers I'd test ride it with and without to see if its got any low rev part throttle surging (assuming the...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
2hrs is a Mr Scott estimate, the official time is...

2hrs is a Mr Scott estimate, the official time is 0.6Hrs for the work. Mine was the 1st one my local dealer did and they had if done in under an hour and had time for a quick test ride of it,
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
'14 adjustable screen parts list

I've had a browse of the online (UK) Parts catalogue for the '14 adjustable screen and bits shown as part of the adjusting mechanism
The 1st part is the '13 MY main screen stay followed by the '14...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,941
Posted By McBoab
I've had mine since they were released (in the...

I've had mine since they were released (in the UK) and love them as a road boot however the soles have gone bald in 10k miles which is a first for me as I usually end up with worn out uppers as the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 114,764
Posted By McBoab
I've regularly got ACF50 off ebay uk I'd get the...

I've regularly got ACF50 off ebay uk I'd get the larger bottles 0.9l? rather than the aerosol cans , they usually come with a refillable pump up bottle for applying. I'd also warm/heat it before...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,436,982
Posted By McBoab
You'll probably find the wear rate reduces as the...

You'll probably find the wear rate reduces as the tread blocks get shallower. My rear K60 was the same and seemed to almost stop wearing when it was down to about 2mm tread in the centre though it...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super...

I've had 60miles on reserve when I was super light on throttle in T mode and it was avoiding urban snarl. I've also had 30miles to dry/stalled on reserve when I was in the urban snarl in S mode and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By McBoab
I've ran Tourance EXPs , now on Anakee 3s ....

I've ran Tourance EXPs , now on Anakee 3s . Between the two the A3s are better in mud. I have a regular ride across a mud bank up to my garage and the tourances would slew and slip if the mud was...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By McBoab
Not had the panniers but had a Xplorer topbox 1st...

Not had the panniers but had a Xplorer topbox 1st fitted to my old XT660Z then moved to my XT1200Z, longish trip of 600 miles round saw the plastic bottom of the box crack at ever rivet hole and on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By McBoab
I've owned a 450EXC , 640LC4 , 950Adv over the...

I've owned a 450EXC , 640LC4 , 950Adv over the years and I would not recommend an EXC as a road bike except for riding to local trails . My 640 started life as a Duke640LE (1998 my),I press ganged...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,436,982
Posted By McBoab
Everything OGR says and if you ride in the...

Everything OGR says and if you ride in the rain/damp (or even if not) pull the ignition coils and get some rubber grease on the seals. I had to replace one (it seems to be the lhs coil that suffers...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By McBoab
I notice they (rukka) still haven't put a storm...

I notice they (rukka) still haven't put a storm flap on the jackets with these new style zips, which seems a recipe for a leak given the curves and creases a front zip is subjected to whilst seated...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 102,144
Posted By McBoab
I don't see the new '14 S10 as a new version its...

I don't see the new '14 S10 as a new version its more a mid-life refresh.
Yamaha have merely added a few farkles in the new dash, electro sussies and a few engine tweaks, nothing major especially...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By McBoab
I think the Latitude is the older style goretex...

I think the Latitude is the older style goretex liner whereas badlands is the bonded goretex outer shell (pro?). Have you looked at the Klim Overland ? I hear its the goretex pro shell but without...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By McBoab
Try the GT-Air it has a drop down dark visor so...

Try the GT-Air it has a drop down dark visor so doesn't need the full dark face shield?
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
I've found a weakness with the S10 :cry....

I've found a weakness with the S10 :cry. Sparkplug coils seem to suffer from corrosion if you use it in wet dank conditions (ala UK). I was bored during the winter and decided to do an airfilter and...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
In my dreams this is how I roll

Don't think this has been posted here yet .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PM8-LGRfq6c

:D
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,118
Posted By McBoab
The stock screen reminds me of this :lol3 ...

The stock screen reminds me of this :lol3

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/75/Blackadder_3_george.jpg/150px-Blackadder_3_george.jpg
Forum: Australia 01-23-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 186,863
Posted By McBoab
There are two accessory sockets (from memory)...

There are two accessory sockets (from memory) also under the RHS cover at the front edge near the toolkit location. One is permanently live and the other switched. I used the switched one to feed a...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
I've got the Yam Touring screen on mine, I found...

I've got the Yam Touring screen on mine, I found it a huge improvement over the stock one and I'd tried that in all its mounting holes. There is still some light helmet buffeting but its not...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 66,829
Posted By McBoab
Do the 1190Adv forks have the airbleed screw in...

Do the 1190Adv forks have the airbleed screw in the top fork cap? it was a feature on the 950Adv forks (and probably 990's) to weep if you didn't bleed off the air pressure, a good mod was to fit...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 102,144
Posted By McBoab
My guess is the UK rags will not warm to it as it...

My guess is the UK rags will not warm to it as it hasn't matched or beaten the headline HP figures of the KTM or BMW . Not worth the paper they're printed on IMO.
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 126,382
Posted By McBoab
Doing a comparison on Yamaha UK the 2014 ZE spec...

Doing a comparison on Yamaha UK the 2014 ZE spec is 4Kgs heavier (265kg)than the 2012 spec S10 (261Kgs) probably due to the extra bits like electro sussies and adjustable screen /larger cat.
The new...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
I dumped my S10 (left the disk lock on :muutt )...

I dumped my S10 (left the disk lock on :muutt ) and it is definitely not a hard beast to pick up . it was far easier than my previous XT660Z as the S10 does carry its weight low so its easier to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,118
Posted By McBoab
Laugh Oops My error I forgot to include Vstroms in with...

Oops My error I forgot to include Vstroms in with the GS bimmers :p
and I too have kept up with many a sports bike rider when on lesser machinery often a 50bhp single but it didn't make me a good or...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,595
Posted By McBoab
I think they may be better off with the MT-07...

I think they may be better off with the MT-07 twin in Tenere form than the MT-09 triple. It would be lighter and perhaps give better engine characteristics than a triple would give for dual use, all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By McBoab
My old 640 Duke Le which had essentially the same...

My old 640 Duke Le which had essentially the same engine/frame as the ADV wasn't a bad vibe bike when I got it new, in later years it started to get more vibes and it was all down to the exhaust...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,118
Posted By McBoab
Not a direct comparison but I had to run K60s at...

Not a direct comparison but I had to run K60s at the max pressure (for the bike) when I used on my S10 to reduce a tendency to tankslap when on the throttle at UK national speed limits . They are imo...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,881
Posted By McBoab
Laugh Mine has never grumbled or been nasty to me when...

Mine has never grumbled or been nasty to me when I wear it riding my Yam XT1200 but I've not worn it on my Ducatis yet so not sure if it likes Italian or has a preference for Japanese :D
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
K60s imo are too compromised (for me) as they...

K60s imo are too compromised (for me) as they ruin the on road experience with poor wet and dry grip (TC light is only a throttle twist away) handle like car tyres once they start wearing, rear has...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 73,372
Posted By McBoab
Just had a set fitted to my XT1200. I'm about...

Just had a set fitted to my XT1200. I'm about 100miles in so early days and as I came from a set of K60s they obviously feel superb. I'd agree on they do look narrow though again my comparison is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,118
Posted By McBoab
KTM must be going WTF. When I had my 950...

KTM must be going WTF. When I had my 950 Adventure, people used to whinge about the twin high up cans saying it needed a single low can, now that they've delivered that folks want it back the way the...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
Don't know but some thoughts on why peops sell...

Don't know but some thoughts on why peops sell bikes. The S10 is a very underground bike ie most want the image of the GSA so maybe they don't gel with the lack of "kudos" in riding a yam? or P'raps...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 186,863
Posted By McBoab
I've got the remus on mine, I ran it for a while...

I've got the remus on mine, I ran it for a while with the baffle in and it felt pretty much like the stock exhaust with a slight change in note. Took the baffle out and its like the rev range has...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
+1 . I've been running the stock screen in...

+1
. I've been running the stock screen in either lowest or next hole up fittings over the last 3 years I've owned my S10 and I recently fitted a 2nd HiD lamp that I decided to locate the ballast...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By McBoab
I've been running a Rukka Armax for about 4 years...

I've been running a Rukka Armax for about 4 years now (its the model just before they swapped to the weird zipper and changed the name to Armas)
Obviously here in Blighty the weather isn't much like...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,881
Posted By McBoab
I don't believe the chin strap or its attachments...

I don't believe the chin strap or its attachments are removable. Weird though as we get the double D on the GT-Air here in Blighty and I wanted the "clipper" but was told that it wasn't possible as...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,881
Posted By McBoab
I've recently had the chance to test mine in...

I've recently had the chance to test mine in fairly hot and humid 35degC due to a baking sun (which is a very rare temp/weather condition where I am). I had been in too minds whether to wear the...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22,775
Views: 4,025,969
Posted By McBoab
Lots of posts re Two Brothers Exhausts on the S10...

Lots of posts re Two Brothers Exhausts on the S10 on http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?action=forum
I seem to recall one of the posters had issues with the Carbon version blowing through...
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