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Old 06-16-2011, 12:17 PM   #8356
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By the book filter change only every 2nd service and add these http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-1200-Z...ve-Yamaha.html to make life quicker and less messy.

Cheers Rick
No thanks. Quick drains can be good on an airplane but not on a motorcycle. I've seen branches and such lodge under these and dump the oil.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:26 PM   #8357
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No thanks. Quick drains can be good on an airplane but not on a motorcycle. I've seen branches and such lodge under these and dump the oil.
That would be my worry as well, I love the concept, but not sure I could get past something protruding from the bottom like that.

Wreckchecker, saw your note about Tengai body work! Brought back fond memmories as my college roommate freshman year (and lifelong cycle trip buddy) had a Tengai. They were an odd one back then, but sure dont hear much about them now days!
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #8358
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When I tried to open that link for the service manual I get "no result". Do you think it has been closed off?

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JD, when I clicked on the link it did not open, but started the download. It is a PDF..

Try the smaller parts file. Click on that and wait until it should be done and it will open on your screen, then save the file.
That's how it worked for me. HP/win7
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:42 PM   #8359
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Told me it was because of my "anatomy".
Read this http://www.badmotorworks.com/2010/07...y-bike-of.html for some comical relief.

PS: Reading/posting about BMW vs Everyone never gets boring for me... what else do ya wana talk about, sump plugs?!
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:04 PM   #8360
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Tyres: Seen a lot of posts about Turance, Conti Trails... has anyone tried or got an opinion of the Michelin Anakee 2's?
http://motorcycle.michelin.com.au/tw...moreProduct/38

I've always had a soft spot for Michelin and the reality is a ride my XT like a naked.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:03 AM   #8361
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Tyres: Seen a lot of posts about Turance, Conti Trails... has anyone tried or got an opinion of the Michelin Anakee 2's?
http://motorcycle.michelin.com.au/tw...moreProduct/38

I've always had a soft spot for Michelin and the reality is a ride my XT like a naked.
Have them on the Strom, The front was on when I bought it. It's still there 12,000K later. The rear was put on 6,500K ago and is starting to look a bit "flat" in the middle, but that's all so far.

Feel a bit "squishy" after the Pilot Road 2 Rear, but all OK. Handles fine road and dirt.

I am a brisk, but smooth rider, not a tear arse. Your mileage may vary.

Give 'em a Go I reckon.

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Old 06-17-2011, 03:10 AM   #8362
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... has anyone tried or got an opinion of the Michelin Anakee 2's?
I have used Anakee (10k kms), and Anakee 2 (10k kms so far, and counting) on the rear of my TDM850. I have found it suitable for gravel and seal. In combination with the Sirac on the front, it's ideal for what I do.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #8363
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JD, when I clicked on the link it did not open, but started the download. It is a PDF..

Try the smaller parts file. Click on that and wait until it should be done and it will open on your screen, then save the file.
That's how it worked for me. HP/win7
Great, it worked this time. Thanks.

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:27 AM   #8364
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Read this http://www.badmotorworks.com/2010/07...y-bike-of.html for some comical relief.

PS: Reading/posting about BMW vs Everyone never gets boring for me... what else do ya wana talk about, sump plugs?!
Agreed. Looked at your link about "Bad Motor Works"............where they make Big Mistakes on Wheels(bmw). A hoot. Sent it all over hell. Thanks.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #8365
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One S10 available at Romney WV

I'm at Romney Cycles WV right now, just finished riding 2 Super Teneres (but that's a different story - short summary - a better V-Strom, exactly what I'm looking for).

Romney Cycles had one cancellation, so get in touch if you want/need it. Ask for Larry and tell him Trevor sent you. Good deal and good people.

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Old 06-17-2011, 12:20 PM   #8366
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I'm at Romney Cycles WV right now, just finished riding 2 Super Teneres (but that's a different story - short summary - a better V-Strom, exactly what I'm looking for).

Romney Cycles had one cancellation, so get in touch if you want/need it. Ask for Larry and tell him Trevor sent you. Good deal and good people.

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Trevor, I loved both the 1000 and 650 V-Stroms and felt they were the most comfortable LD bikes evar (well I did find Corbin seats helped a bunch). I wanted ABS and a bit more technology, so what you are saying makes me glad too. With all it has on it, it would be hard for Suzuki to make a V-Strom with all that on it at that price I'm thinking.

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #8367
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Can it fit for me?

hello Everyone,

I'm new here, read 1000ds of posts with regards to the S10 here in advrider.com. I really-really appreciate the contribution.
I have a stupid question. I ride a 2006 FZ6n (highly customized) but now I a thinking about to buy something which is bigger and the most important thing is to have shaft drive instead of chain...
I immediately started to look after GS/GSAs, but I have a big problem with these BIG bikes. I AM SHORT, which means these are too high for me. My hight is 5"3 (160 cm) [don't laugh] . Question: Can the XT1200Z fit for me somehow? There is a factory available lowered & narrowed seat drops -35mm. There are "dog bones"/low links which can drop additional 25-40 mms OR Hyperpro spring set, also dropping 40 mm both on front and rear side.

Thanks for the reader & sorry for my english.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #8368
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hello Everyone,

I'm new here, read 1000ds of posts with regards to the S10 here in advrider.com. I really-really appreciate the contribution.
I have a stupid question. I ride a 2006 FZ6n (highly customized) but now I a thinking about to buy something which is bigger and the most important thing is to have shaft drive instead of chain...
I immediately started to look after GS/GSAs, but I have a big problem with these BIG bikes. I AM SHORT, which means these are too high for me. My hight is 5"3 (160 cm) [don't laugh] . Question: Can the XT1200Z fit for me somehow? There is a factory available lowered & narrowed seat drops -35mm. There are "dog bones"/low links which can drop additional 25-40 mms OR Hyperpro spring set, also dropping 40 mm both on front and rear side.

Thanks for the reader & sorry for my english.
You can get a lower seat and lowering links. Will fit most people fairly well.
I would definitely try before you buy though. It's a good thing but if it's too big it's too big.

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #8369
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I'm at Romney Cycles WV right now, just finished riding 2 Super Teneres (but that's a different story - short summary - a better V-Strom, exactly what I'm looking for).

Romney Cycles had one cancellation, so get in touch if you want/need it. Ask for Larry and tell him Trevor sent you. Good deal and good people.

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Hmmm, what kind of deals are they working out now on the S10?
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #8370
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Hmmm, what kind of deals are they working out now on the S10?
You'll have to ask Larry, but assuming the same deal he's been doing all along, $12295 otd.
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