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Old 10-08-2010, 06:48 AM   #4876
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Well, you all got me laughing my A$$ off this morning!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:50 AM   #4877
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"aggressive price for the basic bike"

I kinda thought the MSRP was less than expected, and I doubt that the Aussies or Europeans would agree with the USA price being aggressive compared to what they pay. And with the discount I got, I think it is a whale of a deal.

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:16 AM   #4878
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even if the yamaha kit was the same price as the oxford kit.. I'd still have bought the oxford kit..

IMO, a MUCH better looking controller and throttle
Still waiting on the Yamaha grips...and my fingers are starting to get cold!

Sounds like your experience of the Oxfords is better than mine -- I've never had a set last longer than 2 years and have had much grief with the new electronic control design. Yamaha's appears to be an ugly old rheostat, which will be fine if it works (and ever gets here).
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:30 AM   #4879
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Still waiting on the Yamaha grips...and my fingers are starting to get cold!

Sounds like your experience of the Oxfords is better than mine -- I've never had a set last longer than 2 years and have had much grief with the new electronic control design. Yamaha's appears to be an ugly old rheostat, which will be fine if it works (and ever gets here).
I have heard story/s on this forum with regards to the reliability of the Oxford grips.. No such problem with the Yamaha grips as these are time proven on the FJR (and probably others?).

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:32 AM   #4880
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To be fair... None of those threads have "Super Tenere" anywhere in the first two words of the title. If you don't know what an XT1200Z is you have to skip all the way to the 4th or even 5th word to get Super Tenere.

Pretty tricky of people to try to hide the real subject of their thread!
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:52 AM   #4881
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Thanks, I needed a good laugh this morning to brighten my day! ! !
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:57 PM   #4882
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An XT120...


Hey, lookit that over there...


What attention span?
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #4883
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Familiar?

Does this look and sound familiar?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_n1ta05qbE
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:28 PM   #4884
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Still waiting on the Yamaha grips...and my fingers are starting to get cold!

Sounds like your experience of the Oxfords is better than mine -- I've never had a set last longer than 2 years and have had much grief with the new electronic control design. Yamaha's appears to be an ugly old rheostat, which will be fine if it works (and ever gets here).
First thing I would do if I had the Oxfords is open the controller and either fill it completely with avionics grade Silicone Rubber or epoxy. Seems like the overwhelming amount of failures are from water intusion into the controller.

I think, when the time comes for my next set of heated grips, I may well go with a Heat Troller or similar.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:32 PM   #4885
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good lord man are you blind?
how many s10 threads are there in beats???
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:03 PM   #4886
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I think, when the time comes for my next set of heated grips, I may well go with a Heat Troller or similar.
One reason I like the Symtec's - simple Hi/Lo switch. Between these and, of course, Off, I've never felt any need for any finer control.

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #4887
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First thing I would do if I had the Oxfords is open the controller and either fill it completely with avionics grade Silicone Rubber or epoxy. Seems like the overwhelming amount of failures are from water intusion into the controller.

I think, when the time comes for my next set of heated grips, I may well go with a Heat Troller or similar.
I have a WarmNSafe heattroller on my FJR with symtecs. When it rained the water made the switch come on even with it off. I put some clear silicone on the connections to prevent that. I've got the rocker switch on my ST1300 and no problem with it. I think the Oxford unit could stand either internal treatment like you said or an external cover of some flexible thin material that wouldn't melt in the sun etc. Any ideas. Oh yeah, I also looked at some from KOSO and like their control unit so may try them.

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #4888
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One reason I like the Symtec's - simple Hi/Lo switch. Between these and, of course, Off, I've never felt any need for any finer control.

- Mark
That's another excellent option that I had forgot about. Very cost effective as well. No resistors, no PWM controller...just a switch and hi/low elements. Being they are only elements, soyou can choose any grips that you want.

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:15 PM   #4889
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Sad to see this this scoot do so poorly against its peers in the latest Bike magazine from the UK. Yamaha had alot of time to get it right. Your turn Honda.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:30 PM   #4890
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Sad to see this this scoot do so poorly against its peers in the latest Bike magazine from the UK. Yamaha had alot of time to get it right. Your turn Honda.
So you will just blindy believe what that sorry rag says? How about test riding one for yourself. Also, how about reading through the thread and seeing what FORMER GS and GSA owners that now own an S10 have to say?

....or just keep riding around on your GS, blissfully happy with the breeze blowing through you 'THONG'

P.S the magazine is MCN and results were predictable because they ALWAYS favor the euro bikes, unconditionally.

I just love it when a new guy jumps into a thread, without reading any of it, just to post his conclusion based upon a Euro bike, rah, rah, booster club magazine.

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