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Old 06-06-2011, 02:44 PM   #8191
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I sometimes wonder whether YAMAHA engineers are sitting back looking at all the crazy people using it as a big Trail bike wondering why no one listened to the marketing department

I suppose that's what you get for calling it a Super Tenere.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #8192
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Ahh, so others are suffering from this as well,eh!
They just need a clean up with a card, or, preferably keep the shit off them in the first place. I'm making some protectors up!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #8193
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Well someone had to do it...



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Old 06-07-2011, 12:47 AM   #8194
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Graham, with an 1150 GSA still sitting in the shed, I have a foot in each camp!!!! If a leaking fork seal is my biggest drama with the Ten 12, I'll be well happy!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:22 AM   #8195
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That ought to drive the price through the roof!
Na, that'll just mean everybody will need special (expensive) tools to change the coolant.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:02 PM   #8196
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If you're in the UK this sounds like a pretty good excuse to go for a test ride on an S10;

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.uk/uk/cam...adventure.aspx
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:02 PM   #8197
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Eek

I can't believe that we are complaining about leaking fork seals. Hard to keep any cartridge fork from leaking after a few dirty rides. Clean the dust covers and keep a strip of mylar handy. Really miss the conventional cartridge fork design, I can cope with a little extra unsprung weight.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:36 PM   #8198
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If you're in the UK this sounds like a pretty good excuse to go for a test ride on an S10;

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.uk/uk/cam...adventure.aspx
That would be cool!

I like the Video

http://vimeo.com/17195521
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #8199
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I sometimes wonder whether YAMAHA engineers are sitting back looking at all the crazy people using it as a big Trail bike wondering why no one listened to the marketing department

I suppose that's what you get for calling it a Super Tenere.
It's only 6kg heavier than the first Goldwing that we all had great fun calling a leadwing.

I swear if Yamaha put a s10 sticker on a gl1800 peeps would be out adventuring them.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:22 PM   #8200
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It's only 6kg heavier than the first Goldwing that we all had great fun calling a leadwing.

I swear if Yamaha put a s10 sticker on a gl1800 peeps would be out adventuring them.
No.

1975 GL1000 - 295kg Wet (Curb weight) 60Kw
2012 XT1200z - 268Kg (with pannier racks, Stone guard, engine bars) and 200cc more. 81Kw
Difference = S10 27Kg Lighter.

1975 BMW R90 232.0 kg Curb Weight Power 48.9 kW (Tiny little gutless thing, but great to putter around on endlessly)
1975 Ducati 900SS (225Kg Wet) 51.1 kW. And this machine was a "Super sports bike" It didn't seem that bad back then but today a Wee-Strom will run with it on the track prolly.

And just for shits and giggles
2010 DR650 165Kg Wet, 32KW of "Knob ripping power"

I must admit though the first GL1000 was an adventure just driving around the suburbs. Total challenge as I remember.

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #8201
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No.

1975 GL1000 - 295kg Wet (Curb weight) 60Kw
2012 XT1200z - 268Kg (with pannier racks, Stone guard, engine bars) and 200cc more. 81Kw
Difference = S10 27Kg Lighter.

1975 BMW R90 (Between 215 and 232.0) kg Curb Weight Power 29.4 kW (Tiny little gutless thing, but great to putter around on endlessly)

And just for shits and giggles
2010 DR650 165Kg Wet, 32KW of "Knob ripping power"

I must admit though the first GL1000 was an adventure just driving around the suburbs. Total challenge as I remember.

Cheers
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I thought the first 'wing was '74 and weighed 267kg (590lb) and yeah they were an adventure. (that is best left in the past!)

sorry I mentioned it in retrospect!
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:43 AM   #8202
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sorry I mentioned!


When it comes to talking about how heavy the S10 is, you will find that denial is not just a river in Egypt.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:57 AM   #8203
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When it comes to talking about how heavy the S10 is, you will find that denial is not just a river in Egypt.
...and a troll is not just a cave-dwelling species found in Norse mythology?
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:22 AM   #8204
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If you're in the UK this sounds like a pretty good excuse to go for a test ride on an S10;

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.uk/uk/cam...adventure.aspx
I just missed seeing the S10 when I went to the Yamaha Offroad school in Wales last October. The instructors there are insanely knowledgeable and capable, the scenery is beautiful, and the experience was worth every penny. Since I almost always ride alone, the only "feedback" I get about what I'm doing is when I dump the bike. I learned more in that one day on a 250 than I have from all my reading and practicing alone in the past 2 years. I wish Yamaha would consider offering the same type of program in the US. I'd sign up in a heartbeat.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:26 AM   #8205
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When it comes to talking about how heavy the S10 is, you will find that denial is not just a river in Egypt.
What is it with you're obsessive need to hang out on this thread just to bag people and the S10.
You dont like it - W E..... G E T..... T H A T !!!

I knew a fellow by the name of West when I was in my thirties, you could be related.............................He was an annoying over opinionated turd as well.

Get out and ride your 990 or your Porsche or plane or whatever and stop annoying people with bullshit...

P.S - You missed itemizing the Rolex watch and Calvin Klein jocks in your brag list..

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