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Old 10-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #9916
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wow

got realy board with this thread with all the ping pong cr..ap so I stoped checking in but could not hold on so came back and what do I see? Quadafi.... gone R... Gone D..... Gone. Me Back!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #9917
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A number of folks asked and told both guys to chill and both kept going and going. The first banning is only for a week, so they'll both be back shortly. Hopefully they learn from it.

Back to Tenere-ness, as I was getting on today, the headliner photo was of another bike roosting sand while running down a dune and it occured to me thta unless staged with the TCS off, none of us will be the subject of a photo like that. Of course, the Aussies and S.A. guys keep astounding me with what they do with their Teneres.


To dialdn:
It really is a taste difference in riding the GS, Super-Ten, and the GSA. The Yamaha is between the Beemers in weight, about the same in ergo dimensions, slightly smaller physically, about the same in a lot of aspects. Like I say, it's really a difference in smell and taste as far as the ride. In maintenance and ownership, it's all-Jap, which I write in a positive way. And I've never whacked my shins on the S10.

I have no qualms with folks who swear by their GS/GSA. You really need to personally find a dealer or owner with a Super-Ten that you can ride to see if the taste pleases you.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:41 PM   #9918
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A number of folks asked and told both guys to chill and both kept going and going. The first banning is only for a week, so they'll both be back shortly. Hopefully they learn from it.
great! hope to see Rema back and hope others realise that he has the right to be wrong in their opinion
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #9919
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well I guess then I should also be banned....

ouch, maybe neither of you can read
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:33 PM   #9920
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As a current GSA owner, I look forward to hearing more about the S10, not about how crappy or unreliable my bike has been (neither of which are true).

I am glad the aforementioned change was made. I like to hear an S10 stand on its own without dragging down other bikes in the market, in a comparison.

So, S10 owners, please continue to share your rides, post your pics and farkle away. Some of us find those conversations helpful even though we can't contribute directly because we lack experience on a relatively new bike (at least to North America).



D
Welcome along

Now let me explain just how wrong you were choosing that bike of yours...

No only kidding. Really guys I was just...........
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #9921
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Welcome along

Now let me explain just how wrong you were choosing that bike of yours...

No only kidding. Really guys I was just...........
aaah some humour to ease the tension and even BobBlowJob will catch it...
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #9922
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To dialdn:
It really is a taste difference in riding the GS, Super-Ten, and the GSA. The Yamaha is between the Beemers in weight, about the same in ergo dimensions, slightly smaller physically, about the same in a lot of aspects. Like I say, it's really a difference in smell and taste as far as the ride. In maintenance and ownership, it's all-Jap, which I write in a positive way. And I've never whacked my shins on the S10.

I have no qualms with folks who swear by their GS/GSA. You really need to personally find a dealer or owner with a Super-Ten that you can ride to see if the taste pleases you.
That is what it comes down to, a test ride. I love riding, working on and looking at my GSA. However, I do like what I hear about the Tenere. But, I am also interested in the Honda and Triumph 1200 solutions :-) Yes, and there is the water cooled GS on the way as well.

I have had no issue with the GSA ABS on or off road. It would be nice to compare it to the Tenere but stuff like that is splitting hairs for me. I just want a bike with ABS for safety. I have only ever engaged it twice. I looked at the Varadero before the GSA but didn't work for me. I also looked at the 800GS and the standard GS. They just didn't fit as well or stir the soul.

I will be putting the bike away soon so we'll see what happens and appears here over the winter. I honestly can't see myself getting rid of the GSA but have thought of adding another bike to the stable

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #9923
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Welcome along

Now let me explain just how wrong you were choosing that bike of yours...

No only kidding. Really guys I was just...........
You're too late. My mother-in-law has that role. :-) Of course her comments cover all bikes in general.

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Old 10-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #9924
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Adventure Shootout XT1200Z Vs....

Lightweight Vs the big bruiser..

Rick will just love this one.

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Old 10-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #9925
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Lets get back to the business of admiring a nice looking bike and talk about farkles

Mine is finally finished

not really but don't tell my wife

Next is the electronic enhancements

I finally received the Quick-Lock EVO carrier for my Trax bags and here she is









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Old 10-20-2011, 04:53 PM   #9926
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Lets get back to the business of admiring a nice looking bike and talk about farkles

Mine is finally finished

not really but don't tell my wife

Next is the electronic enhancements

I finally received the Quick-Lock EVO carrier for my Trax bags and here she is

Looks really nice , except maybe not dirty enough, just a little thought there, that's all.

Good stuff.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #9927
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Sweet man, really sweet
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #9928
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For those who don't know - Stephen Gall is a legend of the Australian motocross and enduro scene. I thought for a sec there we were going to see what he could do with the S10 in the dirt - no such luck

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Lightweight Vs the big bruiser..

Rick will just love this one.

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:49 PM   #9929
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Always liked the blue better but your black one looks sweeet
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:38 PM   #9930
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That is what it comes down to, a test ride. I love riding, working on and looking at my GSA. However, I do like what I hear about the Tenere. But, I am also interested in the Honda and Triumph 1200 solutions :-) Yes, and there is the water cooled GS on the way as well.

I have had no issue with the GSA ABS on or off road. It would be nice to compare it to the Tenere but stuff like that is splitting hairs for me. I just want a bike with ABS for safety. I have only ever engaged it twice. I looked at the Varadero before the GSA but didn't work for me. I also looked at the 800GS and the standard GS. They just didn't fit as well or stir the soul.

I will be putting the bike away soon so we'll see what happens and appears here over the winter. I honestly can't see myself getting rid of the GSA but have thought of adding another bike to the stable

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Goldie - That looks sweet.

dialdn - It takes a few miles to really appreciate the traction control. I know it's also a Beemer option, so maybe you can find even one of those to try on gravel.
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