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Old 06-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #12391
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Just got my new akrapovic exhaust and put together a quick video to compare it to stock.

Hope you like it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHeaBo2lgh8
AWESOME video!

Do you have any other S10s near by? With other exhausts?

We need a comparo just like that!

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #12392
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Excellent with actual numbers. Good stuff
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #12393
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World crosser is pretty cool...

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/produc...pg|ymeGallery1||

Europe only?
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #12394
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Another S10 Built in feature I found...

The people who designed the YAMAHA S10 obviously thought of a few things for the off road intrepid adventurer in mind..

Radiator out of the way
Able to cop a pounding off road.
Double sided swing arm.
Spokes
Big down low torque for that gnarly terrain.

Built in cigarette / camp fire lighter.

Never worry about leaving the matches behind again.

Easily accessible to get those camp fires started on a cold night....

















Just let it warm up until the siren starts and rev it to 4K for 1 minute.

I think my motor is nicely balanced at low throttle settings at least

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:49 AM   #12395
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A note for when folks are changing tires, especially for those new to Yamaha shaft drive:

When changing the rear tire, pop the 4 bolts that hold the rear differential, the pumpkin easily slides aft for removal, and do 3 things.

(1) Lube the shaft splines. Wipe off whatever is left of the factory grease and apply new. I've never heard of a Yamaha spline set failing but it is a wear point and tire changes are your opportunity. btw, the lower end of outboard motors use similar spline drives, have similar corrosion concerns, the grease works perfectly, and it's available in almost any car parts store.

(2) Spray some ACF-50, CRC, or other anti-corrosive spray on the shaft and other exposed metal. Again, never heard of a failure, but there will probably already be the start of some surface corrosion. The Max, FJR, and Tenere ALL do it. A quick spritz or wipe can stop it.

(3) There is a drain hole in the shaft housing that dirt and bugs can plug. Check that it is clear.

When re-installing, the shaft slides in easily, no circlips or other tricks. And it is EASY to overlook the washers under the 4 nuts that hold the pumpkin in place, so watch you haven't lost one.

Finally, put some anti corrosion spray on the axle, because it will rust and be hard to take out the next time if you don't.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #12396
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Engine management Light

Hi all looking for some info.

Went to the 2011 XT1200 yesterday morning and the battery was dead no ignition lights at all. It is plugged into an optimate when its parked up too. ( the parking lights had not been left on)

Got the bike out and jump started it from one of my mates bikes. The bike started but the battery was so flat that as soon as you took the jump cables of it died on tick over. We left the cables connected to see if we could get enough in the battery to set of and noticed the the Oxford heated grips were getting warm even though they were switched off. (so looks like i have a fault on them).

Put the bike back in the garage plugged it back into the Optimate. Went to the bike today it has full battery and started no problem.

The question is when the bike started the engine management light was on.
Any ideas why? Can it be reset by me or does it have to to Yamaha?

Thanks for any help Simon
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #12397
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Hi all looking for some info.

Went to the 2011 XT1200 yesterday morning and the battery was dead no ignition lights at all. It is plugged into an optimate when its parked up too. ( the parking lights had not been left on)

Got the bike out and jump started it from one of my mates bikes. The bike started but the battery was so flat that as soon as you took the jump cables of it died on tick over. We left the cables connected to see if we could get enough in the battery to set of and noticed the the Oxford heated grips were getting warm even though they were switched off. (so looks like i have a fault on them).

Put the bike back in the garage plugged it back into the Optimate. Went to the bike today it has full battery and started no problem.

The question is when the bike started the engine management light was on.
Any ideas why? Can it be reset by me or does it have to to Yamaha?

Thanks for any help Simon
I've disconnected my battery a couple of times and if I remember correctly, any warning lights reset themselves after a ride - never had to go to dealer

On the cause: I think your grips are probably wired incorrectly as well, as they should be OFF if the ignition is OFF - I would also think your battery has now taken quite a pounding and is bound not to last very much longer - just my guess....

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Old 06-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #12398
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I've disconnected my battery a couple of times and if I remember correctly, any warning lights reset themselves after a ride - never had to go to dealer

On the cause: I think your grips are probably wired incorrectly as well, as they should be OFF if the ignition is OFF - I would also think your battery has now taken quite a pounding and is bound not to last very much longer - just my guess....
Cheers Ill take it for a run and try that.

The grips were fitted at the dealers, thought they would of wired them trough the ignition (never used them yet) The main thing was that they were not swithed on at the controler but were still hot with the bike running. I have dissconected them for the moment.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #12399
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unfortunately I dont know of any other tenere owners in my area.

If someone wanted to compared dB levels they could do that. I put the dB meter 50cm away from the muffler at a 45 degree angle (that is how akrapovic measures)... then mounted the mic 24" above the ground. I used A weighted setting on the meter. so anyone with a meter can check their bike at idle and 3000 RPM and compare.

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AWESOME video!

Do you have any other S10s near by? With other exhausts?

We need a comparo just like that!

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Old 06-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #12400
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can someone help me out here?

How do you embed a youtube video in a message?
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #12401
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When changing the rear tire, pop the 4 bolts that hold the rear differential, the pumpkin easily slides aft for removal, and do 3 things.
Absolutely nothing wrong with doing these things, but I'd judge that doing this every tire change would cross over into the area of "excessive maintenance." Yamaha specs absolutely no maintenance whatsoever in this area for the life of the motorcycle and like you say, I've never heard of any failures.

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Old 06-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #12402
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can someone help me out here?

How do you embed a youtube video in a message?

Learn How to Embed a Video Clip Here


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385793

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #12403
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Yahoo it worked... thanks for the info on how to post videos.


Here is a video of HWY 123 in Arkansas

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #12404
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overall ride quality?

Hello,

I am curious how you would rate the overall ride quality on the highway with this bike. I do a lot of cross country riding and would appreciate some of your insight(s). I know it is not a Goldwing or BMW GT.

thanks!
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:39 AM   #12405
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I do 600km highway per week, very pleased with it (rode an FJR before).
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