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Old 01-01-2011, 11:29 PM   #6166
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Which from the same memory is about 20mm (3/4") lower than the GSA... Unless you fit the MotorradWorks rear link suspension riser kit, then they are the same as the GSA.

Greg.
I can live with only 3/4" difference and would see no need to install a rear link to raise it.

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Old 01-01-2011, 11:53 PM   #6167
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crosswinds

In reply to army medic.
One of my previous bikes was a weestrom and I found I had to raise the t clamp to get any sort of stability in crosswinds or dirty air from trucks.
Now with the Tenere it is all stability. I guess thats one of the advantages of a heavy bike.
But its not just the weight, its the overall handling and balance thats great with this bike.
My confidence level with the Yammy is way up there.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:24 AM   #6168
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I can live with only 3/4" difference and would see no need to install a rear link to raise it.

Thanks.
Each for their own, but I did not create the links just to increase ground clearance, that is an added benefit.
The main focus was to liven/quicken up the steering by raising the rear end, which it has done to exactly the desired degree.
After riding around 3000kms with the rising links I would not change back for anything.

By the way, I also manufacture lowering links that drop the rear by a similar degree. This would allow raising the forks through the triples to get geometry back similar to standard.

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Old 01-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #6169
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I assume you are using the stock height Yamaha windscreen. Have you tried the Yamaha winglets or the taller Yamaha windscreen?
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Don't bother with the "bigger" screen - it isn't. This is the original held against the "big" one.


It's a bit wider at the top, as you can see from the piccy above, and it leans back a lot more but it not realy any bigger or better. I wasted 120 on this.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:17 AM   #6170
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Depending what you're used to, it could be considered underpowered.
It's smooth below 4000 revs.
The screen generates terrible helmet turbulence... at around 90kmh my helmet vibrates so much that illuminated/digital road signs blur.

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That's probably relative to the riders height. On my S10 I couldn't say the screen generated much turbulence at all, certainly nothing like you're talking about. A bit of buffetting might have kept me awake .

Could be the helmet too?

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #6171
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Any owners care to comment on this bike's handling in crosswinds? Thanks.
I have had a chance to ride with 30 knots and stronger gusts on a 90 Deg angle. This bike is realy easy compared to my last bike ( xt660z) and the one before that (DrBig 800). It inspires a lot of confidence in me and it feels stable and continues upright and follows the line I choose with no jerking and weaving.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #6172
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Could be...

I am the one that say's "Go on,, Give it gas and lift the front wheel off the lights - Whats the worst that could happen"

Greg.


I see that "Here, hold my beer and watch this" is an international concept.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:10 PM   #6173
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One of the negatives about the GSA is the cost to maintain the bike if you take it to the dealer for scheduled service every 6,000 miles.

The possitive on the GSA is it has a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #6174
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Think S10 first real valve adjustment at 40,000 kms. The first two service checks at 1000 km and at 3000 km are FREE. You only pay for lubricants here in Mexico for these services. The labour is free.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #6175
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One of the negatives about the GSA is the cost to maintain the bike if you take it to the dealer for scheduled service every 5,000 miles.

What is the scheduled service schedule for the S10 and how does the cost of this service compare to the GSA?

The possitive on the GSA is it has a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty. What is the warranty on the S10?

Thanks.

you are going to like this. The valve service interval is 24,000 miles. The oil is the standard 6,000 mile interval after the initial break in.

the bike comes with a standard 1 year warranty, but you have the option of adding 2, 3 or 4 more years onto the automatic one year. The cost is modest at around 4??, $560, and 6?? respectively for the warranty extentions. (I'm only certain of exact cost for the 3 year extension, because that is what I got for a total of 4 years). I'm pretty sure there is unlimited mileage on those
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #6176
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One of the negatives about the GSA is the cost to maintain the bike if you take it to the dealer for scheduled service every 5,000 miles.

What is the scheduled service schedule for the S10 and how does the cost of this service compare to the GSA?


From the owners manual... Valve clearance checks recommended every 24,000 miles, and same with the air filter. Everything else, like oil and filter changes, etc. are recommended every 6,000 miles or annually, whichever comes first.

There is a recommended "first check" at 600 miles.


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The possitive on the GSA is it has a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty. What is the warranty on the S10?

Thanks.


From Yamaha's web page...

"Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)"

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspecs/651/0/specs.aspx

As has been mentioned you can purchase Yamaha's factory warranty extensions for an additional 1, 2, 3, or 4 years over and above the 1 year warranty for an additional charge, and the price for that varies from one dealer to another.

Aren't thread searches and Google wonderful. They get you these kind of answers in literally seconds!

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #6177
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lets have everyone repeat the same information over and over again
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #6178
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Eh? Missed attempt...

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lets have everyone repeat the same information over and over again

That was kind of my point with stating it all again, and for closing with:

"Aren't thread searches and Google wonderful. They get you these kind of answers in literally seconds! "

All the info is already out there, and also contained in the various Super Tenere threads... if somebody is just willing to look for it.

I was trying to be facetious, but I guess it didn't translate very well...

Oh, well.

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Old 01-02-2011, 03:07 PM   #6179
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I have had a chance to ride with 30 knots and stronger gusts on a 90 Deg angle. This bike is realy easy compared to my last bike ( xt660z) and the one before that (DrBig 800). It inspires a lot of confidence in me and it feels stable and continues upright and follows the line I choose with no jerking and weaving.
Was out in 60 to 75 kph winds the other day on pavement and the S10 tracks beautifully even in the worst of the gusts. My R12GS with OEM shocks would't do that. Now it has Wilburs it is better but still not as good as the S10. My R12 GS Adventure tracks better that the "normal" GS but still not as good as the S10. Probably because of the ADV's larger volume and weight carried higher.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #6180
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Aside from the 2400mile/40,000km valve check, everthing else can be done by the average biker. Oils, checks and moving part lubes.

My 6000mile mandatory (due to the "service" light) on my BMW cost 300.

In the UK the bike may be more expensive, but in the long run the Yam wins hands down.

PS. Before you bother looking, I've said this before.....Doh!
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