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Old 12-27-2010, 06:00 PM   #6046
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Super Tenere Ozzy Test continues - First Impressions

Here is another vid in the Super Tenere video series, brought to you all the way from Australia. This video focusses on first impressions from a small group of riders of varied experience and ability.


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Old 12-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #6047
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Thanks again Edog!!

Good stuff as usual

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #6048
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I"m still waiting for a video of the S10 going down a steep, loose, off camber, rocky dirt trail to show all of us, in video, how well it works and how an R1200GS would do on exactly the same trail in the same conditions.

I think the previous video just posted gives insight into this request. As usual the video does not do the hill justice, from about 5.53 on the vid.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:37 PM   #6049
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Here is another vid in the Super Tenere video series, brought to you all the way from Australia. This video focusses on first impressions from a small group of riders of varied experience and ability.
Great vid! Really makes me want to get one...
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:12 PM   #6050
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Here is another vid in the Super Tenere video series, brought to you all the way from Australia. This video focusses on first impressions from a small group of riders of varied experience and ability.


@ 4:50 Dropped the seat hight???


If I could venture some criticism (vs a BM)...
I think the BM controls are better quality.
The BM nuts and bolts are better quality too and consistent... the XT uses everything under the Sun Hex, Allen, Torx, security torx, Philips...
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:32 PM   #6051
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@ 4:50 Dropped the seat hight???

the XT uses everything under the Sun Hex, Allen, Torx, security torx, Philips...
Better security! and this bike is targeted at the more intelligent person you realise

Easy fixed if it's a problem here

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:48 PM   #6052
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@ 4:50 Dropped the seat hight???


If I could venture some criticism (vs a BM)...
I think the BM controls are better quality.
The BM nuts and bolts are better quality too and consistent... the XT uses everything under the Sun Hex, Allen, Torx, security torx, Philips...

wow, a hex AND allen... how will I ever survive?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:55 PM   #6053
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@ 4:50 Dropped the seat hight???


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5.50 my friend.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:27 PM   #6054
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5.50 my friend.

@ 4:50 - 5:00
You said you lowered the seat when you actually raised it.
Or
It was already in the lowest position, and then you put it in the highest position... and then you said "it's dropped it, look at your feet now".

Never mind... thanks for the vid.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:44 PM   #6055
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Thoughts on location for an aux fuse box, I'll do the Eastern Beaver one, compact 8 position unit, about 4x3x2.
I installed an interface relay for my alarm and an Audicator next to the “Starting circuit cut-off relay” - Should be enough space for an extra fuse box...
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:43 AM   #6056
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Hmmm

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@ 4:50 - 5:00
You said you lowered the seat when you actually raised it.
Or
It was already in the lowest position, and then you put it in the highest position... and then you said "it's dropped it, look at your feet now".

Never mind... thanks for the vid.
You're the second person to tell me that. Maybe his legs grew longer really quickly.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:52 AM   #6057
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At last...

"It was WR territory and we took a Tenere there"

Thanks EDOG

Untill you have been on this bike and properly tested the ABS it is not possible to believe how good it is.

Eat your heart out BMW. I bet BMW change their ABS within 2 years to try and keep up with the Yam technology.

The brakes on my previous 09 GSA would have given up on that slope.


Edit: Hows the cricket going ?

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Old 12-28-2010, 04:05 AM   #6058
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Edit: Hows the cricket going ?
You were going real well until you mentioned the cricket - a breach of thread etiquette Our mates from the US will think we are talking about a small insect that makes noise in the evening....come to think of it, sounds like our captain.

No doubt about it, ABS is good.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:15 AM   #6059
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You were going real well until you mentioned the cricket - a breach of thread etiquette Our mates from the US will think we are talking about a small insect that makes noise in the evening....come to think of it, sounds like our captain.

No doubt about it, ABS is good.
You'll be allright. The Ozzie sense of humour is better than the Brit one - it needs to be

Should be called UBS (ultimate), Oh, and 40% to us is just supertax
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:40 AM   #6060
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Good point, I have been trying to do just that, but every time I try to do a comparison ride my friends r1,200gs's are in the shop being repaired. Figure that .....


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Sorry if this discussion has already been resolved (I'm trying to catch up on my reading of this thread), but as a former 2007 R1200GSA owner with over 10,000 miles of off-road experience with this particular bike, I am very interested in this topic, expecially since I plan to get another R1200GS or an S10.

I don't like to ride deep sand on any bike much less at big and heavy adventure bike.

The only way to put this discussion to rest is to have a "smack down" (test ride) on some sandy trails with both bikes and several objective riders to provide feedback.

If you really want to have the ultimate test on this, ride the two bikes in deep silt!!!!! (For those who haven't ridden in "silt", it has the consistency of flour and when it is 12" or more deep, it is a real challenge to ride on any bike.

This discussion about handling and ABS is all a mute point until we can get some S10's owners in the USA to do some serious "side by side" comparisons with the R1200GS bikes which have a big following for good reason. I loved riding my GSA and my riding buddy now owns his third R1200GS.

I think the S10 is the first bike to truely be in the same catagory with the R1200GS so I look forward to it coming to the USA. I consider the KTM990 to be in it's own class.

The feedback from European and Austrailian S10 owners is great but I'm not seeing enough side by side comparisons with the GS's in real life trail riding situations, maybe because I'm not aware of enough reviews.

Feedback from actual owners of the S10 and GS's is the most valid in my opinion.

I"m still waiting for a video of the S10 going down a steep, loose, off camber, rocky dirt trail to show all of us, in video, how well it works and how an R1200GS would do on exactly the same trail in the same conditions.

If I buy an S10 when they become available in the USA, I will be able to provide that kind of video feedback and commentary comparing both bikes side by side.

Sorry again, if there is already footage of what I'm asking for. And if there is, please post a link to it.

To date, the S10 sounds like a great bike.

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