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Old 02-15-2011, 07:23 AM   #6901
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+1 . My thoughts as well. I have a mild vibration starting at 120kmph and bit more of a vibration at 160kmph, it is not a defect, it is how the bike is built. The S10 is MASSIVE dirt bike, and they vibrate. If a smooth ride is sought after than a Gold Wing should be considered.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:39 AM   #6902
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Folks thinking a 1200cc parallel twin shouldn't vibrate... any... at all. Period.

Others thinking a bike is not completely equipped unless it has gear indicator...



Sorry, but I have to laugh.

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+1 I have to agree

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:40 AM   #6903
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vibes and gear indicator

well, the first cell phones weighed in at 2.5 pounds and the battery didn't last a day - I wouldn't be satisfied with that today...

I would think it is probably possible to measure the vibrations on the S10 with an accelerometer and then decide if it's excessive.

As I said, my S10 is fine, when compared to my previous bikes (Dakar, F800GS)
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #6904
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This is a motorcycle you are riding not a cage. For all of you ladies over seas that have the ST already and are complaining about vibrations you can just send all your bikes here to the States and we will gladly ride them for you.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:38 AM   #6905
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Old Git Ray - when can we see pictures of your customised crash bars - or have I missed a message somewhere above? Thanks...
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #6906
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Here's Wallace, my vulnerable Tenere. Named after William Wallace of Scotland and freedom....



And here's Wallace on steroids looking to pick a fight...


Its a Yamaha system with some beefing up.


Here's the side view
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #6907
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Do you think this will vibrate...

And here's Wallace on steroids looking to pick a fight...



Here's the side view
Gee whiz, Ray, where's the deck gun?


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Old 02-15-2011, 10:16 AM   #6908
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Gee whiz, Ray, where's the deck gun?


Still working on the mounts.....
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:18 AM   #6909
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wow looks like you can use it as a battering ram now. Why can't some one put into production something similar to that.

Are the tabs for conecting bags to the side?
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #6910
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wow looks like you can use it as a battering ram now. Why can't some one put into production something similar to that.

Are the tabs for conecting bags to the side?
Looks pretty mean don't it.
If I did it again I would likely soften the tapers where it meets the original Yam vertical loop. My main criteria were, 1) protect the rad and 2) have something to strap extra bags to and still allow the rad to breathe. The bars around the lights are excessive but what the hell, it makes it pretty crash resistant. Its difficult for me to get stuff like that done as I live in a motorhome and am always on the move.

Not sure about the tabs yet, stuck them on as an afterthought. Likely for mesh to stop sticks puncturing the rad. I thought, if they were on I could do what I liked later without too much hassle.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #6911
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Looks pretty mean don't it.
If I did it again I would likely soften the tapers where it meets the original Yam vertical loop. My main criteria were, 1) protect the rad and 2) have something to strap extra bags to and still allow the rad to breathe. The bars around the lights are excessive but what the hell, it makes it pretty crash resistant. Its difficult for me to get stuff like that done as I live in a motorhome and am always on the move.

Not sure about the tabs yet, stuck them on as an afterthought. Likely for mesh to stop sticks puncturing the rad. I thought, if they were on I could do what I liked later without too much hassle.
Jeepers, looks MEAN!
what is that white little thing under your right headlight near you right shock?
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #6912
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Jeepers, looks MEAN!
what is that white little thing under your right headlight near you right shock?
A better horn/hooter with a trumpet

Like this..
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165704
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:38 PM   #6913
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i have never understood the need for gear indicator....
Not needed, but I put it in the "nice to have" category. It occasionally avoids phantom shifts hunting for a gear above 6th (or below 1st) and sometimes it helps finding neutral. I'm surprised the S10 doesn't have it. One really doesn't "need" a neutral light either, but most would agree it is a handy feature.

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:59 PM   #6914
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Not needed, but I put it in the "nice to have" category. It occasionally avoids phantom shifts hunting for a gear above 6th (or below 1st) and sometimes it helps finding neutral. I'm surprised the S10 doesn't have it. One really doesn't "need" a neutral light either, but most would agree it is a handy feature.

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Aaaaah, at last a less macho, more sensible comment... thanks Mark!
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #6915
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Those bars will take business away from others...have you got them patented.

You've helped confirm I think that the standard Yamaha bars don't provide enough protection for the radiator - which is why I'm interested in an alternative product.
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