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Old 11-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #20491
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I'm interested.

Please suggest your road-only replacement for the S10.
Cycle World seemed pretty impressed with the new 900 triple. The pricing seems
really competitive too.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #20492
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Cycle World seemed pretty impressed with the new 900 triple. The pricing seems
really competitive too.
It certainly seems to be the MC world darling lately.

Did you see the "Motard" version announced last week?

http://www.eicma.it/en/2013/11/yamah...treet-rally-2/
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #20493
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It certainly seems to be the MC world darling lately.

Did you see the "Motard" version announced last week?

http://www.eicma.it/en/2013/11/yamah...treet-rally-2/
I had not seen that version. I have an older FZ 1 that I would consider the 900
as a replacement. It's just that that damn Tenere leaves me with little desire
to ride anything else in the garage.

If I don't ride on Veterans Day then I think I'll yank the forks and send them in
to Dallara's suspension guru. Not really disappointed with them, just sounds
like there is room for improvement front and rear.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #20494
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I had not seen that version. I have an older FZ 1 that I would consider the 900
as a replacement. It's just that that damn Tenere leaves me with little desire
to ride anything else in the garage.

If I don't ride on Veterans Day then I think I'll yank the forks and send them in
to Dallara's suspension guru. Not really disappointed with them, just sounds
like there is room for improvement front and rear.
I assume by "Dallara's suspension guru" you mean Nick from Stoltec Moto?

There are DEFINITE improvements available front and rear.

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Old 11-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #20495
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I assume by "Dallara's suspension guru" you mean Nick from Stoltec Moto?

There are DEFINITE improvements available front and rear.

ac
Yes. Alan speaks highly of him and it sounds like he is familiar with Teneres.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #20496
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I don't think correcting things like "it's just a road bike" or "It's too heavy for off road use" or "It weighs 700lbs" is being a zealot. We don't seem to have an issue with using a finely crafted tool for the correct job.

Hell some people aren't impressed if I don't recommend an S10 for road only use. There are better general purpose bikes for that job.
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The S10 goes in for it's 20,000 kms service shortly and I'm going to take the opportunity to test ride the new FZ09 ... I just hope I absolutely hate it because otherwise I might be looking for additional parking space in the garage
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #20497
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I had not seen that version. I have an older FZ 1 that I would consider the 900
as a replacement. It's just that that damn Tenere leaves me with little desire
to ride anything else in the garage.

If I don't ride on Veterans Day then I think I'll yank the forks and send them in
to Dallara's suspension guru. Not really disappointed with them, just sounds
like there is room for improvement front and rear.
The ergos of the s10 are just perfect for me...I can't see the FZ09 being as good for us taller fellas.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #20498
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Bought a new helmet yesterday, a Shoei modular Multitec and in combination with Madstad, wind deflectors, Parabellum, MRA X-Creen it seems to be as good as it gets with the wind management, took a lot of time and $ but got there in the end, never thought a different helmet would help so much, also a flip up helmet is very convenient which I have been using in the past!

Only had/have 2 real issues with this great bike and it seems like I`m down to only one issue now, the vibes. Will test the new ST whenever it comes out and see if it is better then maybe install whatever improvements to the issue that Yamaha has tried to rectify.

Will install a Stebel horn today to replace the weak stock horn, had that horn on my DL650 for 50K k`s and in lot of dusty bad roads, still working just fine but might look into a train horn in the future (can be installed in one of my side panniers), my bike is almost as heavy as a locomotive so I probably get away with a train horn if an officer would pull me up :-?
Need for loud horns? I believe so especially in our crazy traffic here down under where many drivers seems to think about everything else than focus on their driving.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:40 PM   #20499
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The ergos of the s10 are just perfect for me...I can't see the FZ09 being as good for us taller fellas.
I'm not that tall but I do agree the ergos just work well. Big part of the reason I gave
up the FJR (which I did quite like) after liking the Tenere layout better. I'll ride the FZ
for a quick OMG fix and that's about it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #20500
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Gotta make room in the garage for a Street Rally. From what I see in the pictures, it' got attitude, hope it looks that good up close..... If it comes to the US.

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #20501
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Cycle World seemed pretty impressed with the new 900 triple. The pricing seems
really competitive too.
My buddy just picked one up. He is super picky and not very easily impressed. He's impressed. He can't take the smile off of his face just talking about the bike.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #20502
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My buddy just picked one up. He is super picky and not very easily impressed. He's impressed. He can't take the smile off of his face just talking about the bike.
Sounds like a Tenere owner.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #20503
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Yes. Alan speaks highly of him and it sounds like he is familiar with Teneres.
Yup. He used my bike to develop the Penske rear and his custom forks. Tell him I sent you when you call.

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Old 11-10-2013, 05:01 AM   #20504
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Yup. He used my bike to develop the Penske rear and his custom forks. Tell him I sent you when you call.

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I rode my ST to visit with Nick yesterday. Looking forward to the delivered product in a few weeks.

Nick is a great guy and super knowledgeable on all things suspension. stoltecmoto.com
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:46 AM   #20505
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Yes. Alan speaks highly of him and it sounds like he is familiar with Teneres.
Huge +1 on Stoltec. He did my shock and I resprung my forks to straight rate and WOW what a difference. I didn't bother with the valving up front but maybe someday, its really not bad at all stock.
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