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Old 06-04-2012, 05:42 AM   #12406
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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!
The common 'issues' are buffeting and the sloped seat. There are free 'fixes' for the seat, and several purchasable options for the buffeting (aftermarket windshield, adjustable brackets, winglets).

That being said, I've pulled personal record length days on this bike without issue. My first big ride (which was 1 week after the day of purchase) I had two separate days over 800 miles. No seat mods, no aftermarket stuff, no problems.

The suspension is harsh at first, but it smooths itself out after a few thousand miles.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:32 AM   #12407
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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!
You might find this interesting:

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=2376.0

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #12408
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Anyone tried Michelin Pilot road 3 Trails on the Ten yet? I know it'll be heresy for some - but i'm tarmac only and the rear Metzler is nearing the end of it's usefulness.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #12409
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Anyone tried Michelin Pilot road 3 Trails on the Ten yet? I know it'll be heresy for some - but i'm tarmac only and the rear Metzler is nearing the end of it's usefulness.
If they are the same compound as the standard Road 3's I would say they will be a great thing. Never tried them on the S10 though.

I will say, they don't offer much grip on wet clay
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #12410
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If they are the same compound as the standard Road 3's I would say they will be a great thing. Never tried them on the S10 though.

I will say, they don't offer much grip on wet clay
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #12411
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Another Tire Question

I know several folks love the K60's... I'm wondering if anyone has tried the closest competitor, the Mitas E-07:


I've read good things about traction on and off pavement, and the treadlife is spectacular:
At 19,000 miles :


I'm simply concerned about vibrations. I know the K60 suffers from noticeable vibes, I wonder if this will be any worse. As it stands, I can get a set of Mitas E-07's for only $295 shipped from Canada to my door, where as K60's from a US distributor come in at $325.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #12412
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Anyone tried Michelin Pilot road 3 Trails on the Ten yet? I know it'll be heresy for some - but i'm tarmac only and the rear Metzler is nearing the end of it's usefulness.
Paul, what mileage are you getting out of the Metzler? I ran those on my Ducati and was getting about 6500-7000 miles with a not too heavy throttle. Could some others chime in as well on their mileage? REALLY wanting an S10 and wanting to pull the trigger soon.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #12413
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Strange request...

First off, I have been following this thread (and the "...Show Us Your Bikes!" thread) for about a year-and-a-half now. I have really enjoyed all the great info. and pics, and would like to thank all the "owners" who have kept this "non-owner" drooling for all those months.


Anyhow, onto the request...

I know that quite a few of you are KLR (or ex-KLR) owners. I was wondering if anyone might have a pic of a skidplate-equipped KLR (preferably 2nd-Gen) sitting next to a skidplate-equipped S-10...just for a relative view of ground clearance.

Anyone?...anyone?


Thanks in advance...


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Old 06-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #12414
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Anyone tried Michelin Pilot road 3 Trails on the Ten yet? I know it'll be heresy for some - but i'm tarmac only and the rear Metzler is nearing the end of it's usefulness.
i use those on my bandit. awesome tires.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #12415
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Paul, what mileage are you getting out of the Metzler? I ran those on my Ducati and was getting about 6500-7000 miles with a not too heavy throttle. Could some others chime in as well on their mileage? REALLY wanting an S10 and wanting to pull the trigger soon.
The rear is still ok at 4000 miles - but might need changing in 500 miles or so. The front look fine. I'm not too shy with the throttle though..
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #12416
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i use those on my bandit. awesome tires.
Cheers for that. Haven't heard too much negative press about the Pilots so far.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:43 AM   #12417
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I know several folks love the K60's... I'm wondering if anyone has tried the closest competitor, the Mitas E-07:


I've read good things about traction on and off pavement, and the treadlife is spectacular:
At 19,000 miles :


I'm simply concerned about vibrations. I know the K60 suffers from noticeable vibes, I wonder if this will be any worse. As it stands, I can get a set of Mitas E-07's for only $295 shipped from Canada to my door, where as K60's from a US distributor come in at $325.
I run E-07 all round on a Transalp and wet bitumen can be a little slippy at the rear. Ride is very smooth though and off road traction is better than it looks capable of.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:12 AM   #12418
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G'day Mike I have had one fitted to the back on my S10. I got 11000km out of it which I was very happy considering I have a sidecar attached to it. It looked like the second photo you posted when I was finished with it just shy of showing the belting.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:50 PM   #12419
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First off, I have been following this thread (and the "...Show Us Your Bikes!" thread) for about a year-and-a-half now. I have really enjoyed all the great info. and pics, and would like to thank all the "owners" who have kept this "non-owner" drooling for all those months.


Anyhow, onto the request...

I know that quite a few of you are KLR (or ex-KLR) owners. I was wondering if anyone might have a pic of a skidplate-equipped KLR (preferably 2nd-Gen) sitting next to a skidplate-equipped S-10...just for a relative view of ground clearance.

Anyone?...anyone?


Thanks in advance...


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This was without the skid plate on my S10 but I have the OEM skid plate fitted now. The KLR has the SW-Motech skid plate.




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https://picasaweb.google.com/1134679...2067/Skidplate
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #12420
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I know several folks love the K60's... I'm wondering if anyone has tried the closest competitor, the Mitas E-07:


I've read good things about traction on and off pavement, and the treadlife is spectacular:
At 19,000 miles :


I'm simply concerned about vibrations. I know the K60 suffers from noticeable vibes, I wonder if this will be any worse. As it stands, I can get a set of Mitas E-07's for only $295 shipped from Canada to my door, where as K60's from a US distributor come in at $325.
street traction doesnt concern me. the TC on the ST works awesome on the street
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