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Old 02-20-2011, 11:23 PM   #6991
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S10's in Northern California in April 2011?

The only problem, unless I'm reading something wrong, is that The Darth Peach lists his location as Northern California. Who has an S10 in Northern California in April 2011? And how? I am officially jealous...
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:28 PM   #6992
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The only problem, unless I'm reading something wrong, is that The Darth Peach lists his location as Northern California. Who has an S10 in Northern California in April 2011? And how? I am officially jealous...


You have missed a key piece of information... that's a girl! That's one reason why the pic is awesome


and btw, it's not April either

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Old 02-20-2011, 11:33 PM   #6993
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Here's a better one

No it's not.

The first one says "What ! Who you looking at ?" in an Al Pacino voice. The second one is just a bike ... a very good one, but just a bike.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:51 AM   #6994
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The only problem, unless I'm reading something wrong, is that The Darth Peach lists his location as Northern California. Who has an S10 in Northern California in April 2011? And how? I am officially jealous...
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You have missed a key piece of information... that's a girl! That's one reason why the pic is awesome


and btw, it's not April either
Well not only does "The Peach" get a great photo but manages to come back from the future to do it?

It's Like "The black Stig"
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:01 AM   #6995
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advNZer?........not convinced about the wisdom of adding a cross bar yet. Some think it will add vibration.

And yes the S10 has bar end weights. Someone here said they are 200 grams or about 7.05 ounces (I am assuming each piece as I haven't weighed them).
thats why i ask if you can have a "temporary" one....may change harmonics enough.....
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:31 AM   #6996
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thats why i ask if you can have a "temporary" one....may change harmonics enough.....
I was going to try that but I'm struggling to find something in my garage that is heavy, small and can be attached safely.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:02 AM   #6997
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The truth about the st1200

Hi, I didn't want to talk too soon about the bike, because I wanted to do the break in and have time to test her later.
Well, that time is now so I'm going to talk.
First at all, the ST is too heavy (I can not stop comparing her with my Tiger 955). The seat is very uncomfortable, after 300km my bum is a square.
I could do triple than that with the Tiger, is a couch!.
From 5000 to 6000rpm there is something wrong with the engine, the power goes down a bit, a very very strange feeling.
The standard tyres are bad, not much stability. Michelin much better!.
I wish the bike was more agile, I miss that a lot on the bike.
Bike is missing another 50 horse power, it is not powerful enough.
The rest is all good!.

cheers
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:18 AM   #6998
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Hi, I didn't want to talk too soon about the bike, because I wanted to do the break in and have time to test her later.
Well, that time is now so I'm going to talk.
First at all, the ST is too heavy (I can not stop comparing her with my Tiger 955). The seat is very uncomfortable, after 300km my bum is a square.
I could do triple than that with the Tiger, is a couch!.
From 5000 to 6000rpm there is something wrong with the engine, the power goes down a bit, a very very strange feeling.
The standard tyres are bad, not much stability. Michelin much better!.
I wish the bike was more agile, I miss that a lot on the bike.
Bike is missing another 50 horse power, it is not powerful enough.
The rest is all good!.

cheers
Have you tried the Ducati, It sounds like that is what you are wanting in a bike.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:22 AM   #6999
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From 5000 to 6000rpm there is something wrong with the engine, the power goes down a bit, a very very strange feeling.
That could well be something to do with emissions - typically the [Euro] drive-by noise tests are done at a speed and in a gear which equates to around 5000rpm on a bike... perhaps the EFi backs off the ignition or something there to minimise the noise and emissions outputs... it happens on some other EFi bikes too, it's like a flat spot, then you get full power again...

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The standard tyres are bad, not much stability. Michelin much better!.
In my experience, OEM tyres tend to be whatever deal the manufacture has done with a tyre company x - Fortunately they wear out pretty quickly and you can change to your personal preference...

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I wish the bike was more agile, I miss that a lot on the bike.
Bike is missing another 50 horse power, it is not powerful enough.
Hee hee - maybe you need to try a Ducati Multistrada?

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Old 02-21-2011, 04:43 AM   #7000
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Hi, I didn't want to talk too soon about the bike, because I wanted to do the break in and have time to test her later.
Well, that time is now so I'm going to talk.
First at all, the ST is too heavy (I can not stop comparing her with my Tiger 955). The seat is very uncomfortable, after 300km my bum is a square.
I could do triple than that with the Tiger, is a couch!.
From 5000 to 6000rpm there is something wrong with the engine, the power goes down a bit, a very very strange feeling.
The standard tyres are bad, not much stability. Michelin much better!.
I wish the bike was more agile, I miss that a lot on the bike.
Bike is missing another 50 horse power, it is not powerful enough.
The rest is all good!.

cheers
Didn't you het the opportunity to do a test drive?

Sounds like you don't like the bike at all, why did you buy it?

No offence, just curious,

Cheers
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:54 AM   #7001
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pretty fun ride today….
The 2012





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stop it right now!!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #7002
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Didn't you het the opportunity to do a test drive?

Sounds like you don't like the bike at all, why did you buy it?

No offence, just curious,

Cheers
was wondering the same thing.... he must buy his bikes like he buys a loaf of bread and a litre of milk...
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:07 AM   #7003
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Didn't you het the opportunity to do a test drive?

Sounds like you don't like the bike at all, why did you buy it?

No offence, just curious,

Cheers
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was wondering the same thing.... he must buy his bikes like he buys a loaf of bread and a litre of milk...
Interesting comments. Have you seen this thread?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616652

It shows that this bike has 273 orders from people in North America who have not seen it. Let alone ride it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:41 AM   #7004
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Interesting comments. Have you seen this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616652

It shows that this bike has 273 orders from people in North America who have not seen it. Let alone ride it.
so was realRider's choice of subject "The truth about the st1200" and of course the fact that he bought his bike in Oz, where he could have test rode it, I would imagine...

I'm sure the US guys will nearly all be delighted by the S10 - I still need to find an owner who is as disappointed as realRider, that is if he is for real...
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:00 AM   #7005
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Pretty fun ride today….
The 2012



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DP, I have to say the S10 looks almost as good on you as the Tiger. So tell us, whad'ya think?

There's been talk, and videos (notably from Old Git Ray) about how easy the thing is to pick up. One of the Yamaha reps asked what I thought they should do to demo the bike... I said one thing you could do at the bike shows, without even starting the bike, would be to get some petit girls to pick it up off the ground. They didn't do it - I thought it was a great idea! But I guess their liablility insurance didn't cover it...

anyway, point being, I guess you didn't have occasion to pick it up, but how was it otherwise? Especially from a woman's perspective - cos I haven't noticed a single woman (or married ones either ) joining the S10 ranks yet, kinda wondering why? Seems a lot more suitable than the other big adv. bikes.

BTW - good pic for those shorter people asking "will it be too tall for me?". I see you're almost flat-footing it - you must be 5'6" or so?

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