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Old 05-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #106
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Funny that this bike is regarded as heavy....even though a new C14 or FJR weigh 100 lbs more,LOL
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #107
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Funny that this bike is regarded as heavy....even though a new C14 or FJR weigh 100 lbs more,LOL
Comparing wet weight to wet weight, the difference is more like 60 pounds - Still quite significant, but then we are talking about bikes with bigger engines, bigger fairings, longer wheelbases and 40-70% more power. A better comparison might be the Sprint St, which is around 80 pounds lighter (and has 25% more power - oops!) , or the contemporary ZZR1100, which was about 50 pounds lighter with 45% more power

Like I said, I'd love to see Yamaha have another go at the RADD concept.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #108
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Not trying to start an argument and I'm certainly biased with respect to my new-to-me GTS but not sure I really understand the comment..."it has far too many serious flaws."

Wet weight specs for similar sport-touring bikes:

FJR1300 644 lbs
Kawasaki C14 688 lbs
BMW1600GT 703 lbs
GTS1000 615 lbs
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #109
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Comparing wet weight to wet weight, the difference is more like 60 pounds - Still quite significant, but then we are talking about bikes with bigger engines, bigger fairings, longer wheelbases and 40-70% more power. A better comparison might be the Sprint St, which is around 80 pounds lighter (and has 25% more power - oops!) , or the contemporary ZZR1100, which was about 50 pounds lighter with 45% more power.
Um... no. Your examples are a generation or two separate from the GTS which was designed in the early nineties. Its actual contemporaries would be the likes of the Katana 1100, the ST/CBR1100, and the ol' Concours, which had similar power to weight ratios.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #110
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Dont burst my bubble man! So in love with this ride and now searching for red one. I just spent two hours detailing it and getting ready for a sunny Sunday. Power to weight is 6.15:1 My four wheel cage is 2400 pounds wet and 500hp or 4.8:1. I have spare underwear in the trunk.

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:54 AM   #111
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Um... no. Your examples are a generation or two separate from the GTS which was designed in the early nineties. Its actual contemporaries would be the likes of the Katana 1100, the ST/CBR1100, and the ol' Concours, which had similar power to weight ratios.
I picked one modern bike and one contemporary - The ZZR1100 came on the market a couple of years before the GTS.

I LOVE my GTS! ...I'm just not blind to its flaws. Going to take it out today I think.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #112
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i always wondered why they didnt put a shaft drive on this bike
I wish they did I would sacrifice some more HP from the detuned FZR engine already about minimum needed or wanted HP
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:45 AM   #113
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I wish they did I would sacrifice some more HP from the detuned FZR engine already about minimum needed or wanted HP
Please do a nicer job of tucking in the cotter pin. That looks aweful

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #114
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Please do a nicer job of tucking in the cotter pin. That looks aweful

As a mechanic, my absolute biggest pet peeve in the world is improper cotter pin installation. Drives me up a fucking wall. This is how its done people:

The FAA recognizes one preferred method of installing cotter pins which we will cover here. There are some optional methods when space does not allow for the preferred method and those optional methods can be found in AC43.13-1. First and foremost the cotter pin must be of the correct size. If not called out, a good rule of thumb is the 2/3rds of the hole diameter but in any case the cotter pin should fit neatly into the hole, with very little side play.
If you look closely at a cotter pin you will notice it has a long leg and a shorter leg. The long leg is intended to go over the top of the bolt or fastener and the short leg along-side the nut.
1. Insert the cotter pin with the long leg on top.
2. Seat the bulbed end of the cotter pin securely into the nut and bolt.
3. Using duck-billed or needle nosed pliers, grab hold of the upper leg and in one fluid motion bend to a vertical position.
4. Using side-angle cutters (dikes- to most of us) trim the short leg so as not to cut into the structure when bent.
5. Bend the short leg down vertically along-side the nut.
6. Using your dikes trim the remaining long leg so it will lay 1/2 to 3/4 across the end of the protruding bolt or fastener.
7. Bend the remaining leg over top of the bolt or fastnener ensuring it is flush so as not to become a snag.
Here are some general rules that can help you in installing and inspecting your cotter pin installation.
a. The prong leg bent down should not rest against the surface structure or washer.
b. Never reuse a removed cotter pin, use a new cotter pin at each installation.
c. If you mess up on the installation, remove the cotter pin and give it another go until it is installed correctly.
d. The prong leg bent over the bolt end should not extend beyond the bolt diameter. This can cause a snag and injure you or someone else.
e. All prongs should be bent over a reasonable radius. Sharp-angled bends can cause breakage. Lightly tapping with a light mallet can assist you in bending the prong legs on larger diameter cotter pins.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:16 AM   #115
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DOH!!! Busted by the cotter pin police.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #116
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DOH!!! Busted by the cotter pin police.
Nothing like the assumption that how a picture looks when it was taken is how it remains.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #117
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DOH!!! Busted by the cotter pin police.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #118
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Another link for gts owners http://www.gummycarbs.com/wiki/index...amaha_GTS-1000
Found this handy in finding fuel filter replacement.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #119
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I don't care what anyone says, this is one cool bike. Pity there are bugger all around where I live.

They had the audacity to charge European money for it so hardly any one bought it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #120
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Everytime this thread gets bumped I go looking for a 94 with the Krauser bags.

And my DL is getting boring!
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