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Old 03-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #7606
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Spent the morning on one.
Short text - i get mine in about a month. It's THAT good...
Congrats Paul.

Those white ones do look good, they are growing on me. But the pic is silver?

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:46 PM   #7607
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After talking with the guys on the truck, the bike is now in production. After seeing the USA model, I would have to agree. He also said the orders were at 770 the other day.
Take that for what it is worth..

Also, a person can still order the bike on Saturday as the demo truck will be there. Just bring money.

I'm not sure how to reconcile this information with the fact that production remains suspended at Yamaha's Iwata facility http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global...4/factory.html

As you can see, they had "limited production" on monday, but no production since then.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:08 PM   #7608
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I'm not sure how to reconcile this information with the fact that production remains suspended at Yamaha's Iwata facility http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global...4/factory.html

As you can see, they had "limited production" on monday, but no production since then.
"In production" takes on a lot of faces, not just a conveyor belt with people putting things together. Production involves the sourcing and manufacturing of parts from outside vendors, swapping over of tooling, etc.

It's no stretch to think that our bikes are not currently rolling down the conveyor but it is very plausible to think that the behind the scenes stuff is on going. I would further expect better information in a couple weeks after the PDP closes and the corporation can pin down specifics in terms of units sold for just in time parts and the needed spares.

In the end, it will get here whenever it gets here. It's a 2012 model and Yamaha will come through with this bike once their nation is in a position to produce it safely and compassionately after caring for themselves first.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:09 PM   #7609
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I'm not sure how to reconcile this information with the fact that production remains suspended at Yamaha's Iwata facility http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global...4/factory.html

As you can see, they had "limited production" on monday, but no production since then.
The way I interpreted it was... the bike has already been produced. At least the first batch.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:12 PM   #7610
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The way I interpreted it was... the bike has already been produced. At least the first batch.

well that would be just fantastic. I hope they made all the black ones first
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:22 PM   #7611
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You will notice I said, take it for what it is worth. In my opinion, some bikes have been built and cleared EPA and DOT.
How many is anybodies guess. Could have been a short production run for demos, test, jurno peeps, in other words, maybe 100 bikes.

The main production run may be setting up during the short times the plant was open, and MAY, start the next time the plant opens. That could be in a day or two.

These bikes have been made for the overseas group, so ours cannot be far behind.
Just my opinion and this is the internet.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:39 PM   #7612
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Congrats Paul.

Those white ones do look good, they are growing on me. But the pic is silver?

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The silver is the dealer demo. I hope to see mine in a few weeks. If there are any glitches i'll happily have a blue one.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:04 AM   #7613
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Question for those that have them - when the tank indicator shows empty, does the dash display have a distance to empty countdown?
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:08 AM   #7614
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Nope, it has ODO - TRIP 1 - TRIP 2

When you hit reserve, the reserve block starts flashing, and the display switches to R. Now you have ODO - TRIP 1 - TRIP 2 - R

It just starts at 0.0kms again. So you can see how far you have ridden on reserve. User reports indicate 80kms before the bike truly dies.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:40 AM   #7615
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It can go for 80km, but it can stop at 50km depending on the circumstances !
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:42 AM   #7616
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Well, the 80kms must be with very carefull riding then ;)
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:00 AM   #7617
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Thanks guys. That's what i thought i saw on the display.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:02 AM   #7618
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Thanks guys. That's what i thought i saw on the display.
Congrads on the purchase, and I am jealous of the WHITE!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:24 AM   #7619
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In bad weather? Just finished a 4,500 km ride. Had a full day of blinding horizontal rain, lashing winds, lightning (you get the picture). The road feel through the bars was superb (no vagueness or lack of feedback about the surface you are on). On TCS1 it was flawless. Even hitting deeper standing water on tarmac than I would like. Only took it out of Sport mode for a little bit for the worst of it. The TCS system is superb. It engages without drama and stops working without drama. Highly recommended.

In the dry? At Pemex gas stations the concrete beside the pumps becomes HIGHLY polished and super slippery. You basically idle away from the pump on this stuff. I forgot and gave it some excess throttle and.......no problem, no slipping and spinning and no immediate toss you on your butt with the bike on its side. Excellent TCS. Couldn't be more pleased.
Great to hear, that is what impressed me the most, the traction control on our super slippery cement roads.

12hrs or so after I bought the bike I rode through this crazy rain and the roads felt dry. Hard to explain I guess unless one rides another bike through that rain and wind and then rides the S10 through it.



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It had all the EPA stickers and a sticker on the tank for 91 octane.

Let me get this straight, the USA's S10 has a 91 octane requirement and we, who live in the land where our octane is 92 maximum they place a 97 octane rating on our tanks?

Did they remap the engine for a lower octane requirement or is it a totally new system?

I wonder if we can remap our S10's for a lower octane requirement, it would come in handy from Mexico going South.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:40 AM   #7620
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Congrads on the purchase, and I am jealous of the WHITE!
I know some of you guys have been waiting ages - but the galling factor for me is i'm off work from next week for most of the month, and i could have a blue, black or silver next week. I just know i'll kick myself if i don't have the white one.
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