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Old 07-17-2010, 03:48 AM   #3301
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.. Way too high,

Yuk..

Greg.

how tall are you? Any 6'5" guys with this bike? (Sorry, cant convert that to metric). I need a barn door (cee baily tallest) on my GS to get quiet air. I want wind protection on long winter trips.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:47 AM   #3302
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how tall are you? Any 6'5" guys with this bike? (Sorry, cant convert that to metric). I need a barn door (cee baily tallest) on my GS to get quiet air. I want wind protection on long winter trips.
http://manuelsweb.com/ft_in_cm.htm

195.6 cm = High Tower (almost)



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Old 07-17-2010, 04:57 AM   #3303
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Congrats on your purchase, you'll have a ball where ever you go....
Took the Minister for Recreation out for a 180k blap around the SW of WA and got the double thumbs up. She did miss the power of the Hayabusa though...... Can't please them all the time haha
So whats your thoughts as compared to the 'Busa (excluding of course the missing GIGAwatt of power, we can guess that one )

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Old 07-17-2010, 05:16 AM   #3304
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So whats your thoughts as compared to the 'Busa (excluding of course the missing GIGAwatt of power, we can guess that one )

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Could probably sum it up in one word
COMFORT
Not having to see the physio after a long ride for one.
Being able to ride at speed without trying to work out just how long it will be to get the license back.
Being able to keep going if rhe road turns to gravel (and then look for roads that arn't quite classed as roads haha)
Not having to worry about the hero's at the red light drag fest each intersection in there hair dryer eqipped nippon clad glitter wagons with neons for extra bling bling
Seeing the road ahead OVER the traffic instead of between the shoulders of the young couple feeding there kids there daily intake of Macca's.
I may of wandered off a bit there..... sorry about that
Overall the 'busa does a very good job of what is designed to do.
That design is limited..... Now I have only my own limits.

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Old 07-17-2010, 05:52 AM   #3305
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Congrats, you going on the Snail trails tomorrow?

Cheers Rick
All depends on how long it takes to catch up on the work that's been neglected since the S10 was picked up haha.
I thought we may have heard how Greg's adventures have been going of late.
If anybody is interested of fuel economy
The first tank was emptied today. Reserve light was flashing on at 285km's, then a further 27km's to the servo for 18.68 litres. So there was still theoretically 4.32litres to go
That tank included 30km's on fire trails and 180km's 2 up.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:06 AM   #3306
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how tall are you? Any 6'5" guys with this bike? (Sorry, cant convert that to metric). I need a barn door (cee baily tallest) on my GS to get quiet air. I want wind protection on long winter trips.
As was suggested by WASP, there may be strength issues with the higher screen. I Have my large screen as high as posible also and I am 5'10 (long body, short legs - my mum loved me). Anyway, you would likely need a 3" higher aftermartket screen and that may need extra support.

Not that I have had any issues whatsoever, it just looks to be on the limit of strength as far as the screen mounts are concerned.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:22 AM   #3307
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Not that I have had any issues whatsoever, it just looks to be on the limit of strength as far as the screen mounts are concerned.
As i am contemplating to *shorten* it Jeroen looked into the partslist, and it is quite a substantial frame around the headlamp ass'y, but it only costs 75, so a little experimenting with the stay to make it angle more is not a verry expensive business, my experiences are you better have your head in clean air.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:33 AM   #3308
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*shorten* it - you better have your head in clean air.
I am thinking the same thing...
I have the standard screen obviously, but I also have the accessory screen from Yamaha. I have thought about cutting the big screen down to a sports screen so that my head is in clean air all the time.
The standard screen on the lowest setting actually works quite well for me.

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Old 07-17-2010, 09:22 AM   #3309
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Finally a dirty girl! Great stuff mate, looking forward to the video.

M u s t __r e s i s t __d e m o__ r i d e . .

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Old 07-17-2010, 09:31 AM   #3310
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I am thinking the same thing...
I have the standard screen obviously, but I also have the accessory screen from Yamaha. I have thought about cutting the big screen down to a sports screen so that my head is in clean air all the time.
The standard screen on the lowest setting actually works quite well for me.

Greg.
Why not try the MRA spoiler or the aerotrim (www.aerotrim.co.za)?
Some inmate in orange Crush was able to get fresh, clean and quiet air by positioning it horizontally.
The KTM LC8 windscreen is one of the most ill-shaped of all screens.








This might solve some problems without compromising neither integrity nor aesthetics.

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #3311
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Very interesting.

Wasp, you took great photos of the GSA & the S10 side by side. I'm just wondering if we should be comparing the S10 with standard GS and not a GSA
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #3312
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Very nice, the pictures and ride reports are very much appreciated.

How are the footpegs? I've always wondered how the rubber inside affects footing when the conditions are less than ideal offroad.

How do the suspension settings and adjustments feel and work? If I read the specs correctly, the rear is adjustable for pre-load and rebound only?

Waiting to see your video of this most recent ride

Cheers, Stan.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:22 AM   #3313
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Very interesting.

Wasp, you took great photos of the GSA & the S10 side by side. I'm just wondering if we should be comparing the S10 with standard GS and not a GSA
The standard GS hasn't got the autonomy like the S10 and Adventure, so that would be like comparing an orange to a tangerine
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:16 PM   #3314
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The standard GS hasn't got the autonomy like the S10 and Adventure
What are you talking about?
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:19 PM   #3315
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Ugh! THAT'S IT, I GOTTA HAVE ONE!

after reading and reading and looking at pictures, and looking up videos, looking has turned into gawking, gawking was followed by drooling, the S10 has become an object of my desire.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Yamaha, bring it stateside!! I'll trade in my 09 FZ1 and both my kids, i'll even make sure they have baths before i sign them over.

this must be how a crack head feels...
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