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Old 10-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #13936
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Did you pop the 2 plastic clips under the headlight?

No, I didn't.

I got frustrated when I couldn't get the actual rad cover and the blue piece of bodywork separated...and saw, what appeared to be, a whole lot of fasteners/bolts still left to undo.

I opted to quit while I was behind. I thought that, if I continued, I'd be hauling a half-assembled bike back to the dealer (with a shitload of fasteners and bodywork in my hands)...


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Old 10-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #13937
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No, I didn't.

I got frustrated when I couldn't get the actual rad cover and the blue piece of bodywork separated...and saw, what appeared to be, a whole lot of fasteners/bolts still left to undo.

I opted to quit while I was behind. I thought that, if I continued, I'd be hauling a half-assembled bike back to the dealer (with a shitload of fasteners and bodywork in my hands)...


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Ah, well those clips have to come out for the rad cover to come off. Just use the tip of a phillips screw driver or similar to push the button in the center in and that should release them. Then to reinstall, put the outer shell in the hole first, then insert the center button until its flush. I made the same discovery, that the piece of bodywork and the black rad cover are actually one piece. I was even able to get it out with the altrider crash bars still installed, it just took a little creativity.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #13938
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No, I didn't.

I got frustrated when I couldn't get the actual rad cover and the blue piece of bodywork separated...and saw, what appeared to be, a whole lot of fasteners/bolts still left to undo.

I opted to quit while I was behind. I thought that, if I continued, I'd be hauling a half-assembled bike back to the dealer (with a shitload of fasteners and bodywork in my hands)...


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So how are you liking the S10 so far?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #13939
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Ah, well those clips have to come out for the rad cover to come off. Just use the tip of a phillips screw driver or similar to push the button in the center in and that should release them. Then to reinstall, put the outer shell in the hole first, then insert the center button until its flush. I made the same discovery, that the piece of bodywork and the black rad cover are actually one piece. I was even able to get it out with the altrider crash bars still installed, it just took a little creativity.

Thanks, CJ. I appreciate it.

I really just need to get my dumbass a service manual...


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So how are you liking the S10 so far?

Ya' know, Jubby, I'm likin' it.

I'm probably not the best litmus test, as I haven't had it very long (and don't have a lotta' miles on it). But, thusfar, it's been everything I wanted.

My only complaint, up to this point, is the low-speed/partial-throttle fueling. But, I have been assured that the the ECUnleashed reflash elimates that. And, that is a <$500 fix. So, that is a minimal complaint, at best (when you consider that much more expensive adventure bikes have their fair share of "teething" issues).

I wish the bike came with some engine protection. But, that complaint could be projected on any DS bike I've ever owned, and has already been addressed on my ST. I also wish it had a little more "hooligan" in its blood. But, my last "hooligan" bike had so many "issues" that I'm just not willing to trade the reliability for the "fun".

This really is a versatile bike. Obviously, you won't be entering any EnduroCross competitions with it (or most competitive events). But, I'd swear it'd do the other 90% of things you ask of it.

I turned 40, a coupla' years ago, and have reached the "no bullshit" point of my life. Therefore, If I buy a bike, I want to ride it...no issues, no nonsense. And, it appears this bike will fill that bill. It's the same reason I'd rather own a 'Vette over an Aston.

If you're really considering one, Jubby, I'd jump all over it. I'd go as far as to say that I don't think you'd regret it...not one bit.


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Old 10-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #13940
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"My only complaint, up to this point, is the low-speed/partial-throttle fueling. But, I have been assured that the the ECUnleashed reflash elimates that. And, that is a <$500 fix. So, that is a minimal complaint, at best (when you consider that much more expensive adventure bikes have their fair share of "teething" issues)."

Before you spend $500 for a reflash. Try the Mini fuse jumper on the clutch switch. No more low speed stumble.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #13941
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Is there some secret method to getting the rad cover off?
6 bolts (removable with the allen under the seat) and 2 plastic clips:

Bolts circled, clips are behind the two solid circles.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #13942
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im pretty sure you only have to take off the bottom 4 bolts to get at the radatior
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #13943
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Oh, and it does come with engine protection. Very sturdy sliders on each side that will support the bike in a fall. There is a video somewhere. I have nothing extra, just saying!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #13944
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"My only complaint, up to this point, is the low-speed/partial-throttle fueling. But, I have been assured that the the ECUnleashed reflash elimates that. And, that is a <$500 fix. So, that is a minimal complaint, at best (when you consider that much more expensive adventure bikes have their fair share of "teething" issues)."

Before you spend $500 for a reflash. Try the Mini fuse jumper on the clutch switch. No more low speed stumble.
+1

The clutch switch mod is pretty amazingly effective, especially for the price. If you are too cheap for a fuse, a scrap of stripped wire will work to prove the concept.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #13945
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"My only complaint, up to this point, is the low-speed/partial-throttle fueling. But, I have been assured that the the ECUnleashed reflash elimates that. And, that is a <$500 fix. So, that is a minimal complaint, at best (when you consider that much more expensive adventure bikes have their fair share of "teething" issues)."

Before you spend $500 for a reflash. Try the Mini fuse jumper on the clutch switch. No more low speed stumble.
The mini fuse also increases the "hooligan" factor significantly. You've been warned.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #13946
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6 bolts (removable with the allen under the seat) and 2 plastic clips:

Bolts circled, clips are behind the two solid circles.

This ^^^ is exactly what a mechanically-inept dumbass, like me, needs...pitchers.

Thanks, Mike. You score that RUMBUX set-up, yet?...


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...Before you spend $500 for a reflash. Try the Mini fuse jumper on the clutch switch. No more low speed stumble.

Yeah, I've been thinkin' about trying that. Thanks...



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Old 10-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #13947
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Anyone have a good suggestion for battery tender routing? Yeah, I could figure it out myself, but a major reason for getting this bike was no time to waste in the garage..quicker to go in with a plan
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #13948
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"My only complaint, up to this point, is the low-speed/partial-throttle fueling. But, I have been assured that the the ECUnleashed reflash elimates that. And, that is a <$500 fix. So, that is a minimal complaint, at best (when you consider that much more expensive adventure bikes have their fair share of "teething" issues)."

Before you spend $500 for a reflash. Try the Mini fuse jumper on the clutch switch. No more low speed stumble.
it mutes that annoying poor fueling between 3000/4000 +/- rpm but it does NOT eliminate it. Throttle response however is improved and very enjoyable.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #13949
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Thanks, CJ. I appreciate it.

I really just need to get my dumbass a service manual...





Ya' know, Jubby, I'm likin' it.

I'm probably not the best litmus test, as I haven't had it very long (and don't have a lotta' miles on it). But, thusfar, it's been everything I wanted.

My only complaint, up to this point, is the low-speed/partial-throttle fueling. But, I have been assured that the the ECUnleashed reflash elimates that. And, that is a <$500 fix. So, that is a minimal complaint, at best (when you consider that much more expensive adventure bikes have their fair share of "teething" issues).

I wish the bike came with some engine protection. But, that complaint could be projected on any DS bike I've ever owned, and has already been addressed on my ST. I also wish it had a little more "hooligan" in its blood. But, my last "hooligan" bike had so many "issues" that I'm just not willing to trade the reliability for the "fun".

This really is a versatile bike. Obviously, you won't be entering any EnduroCross competitions with it (or most competitive events). But, I'd swear it'd do the other 90% of things you ask of it.

I turned 40, a coupla' years ago, and have reached the "no bullshit" point of my life. Therefore, If I buy a bike, I want to ride it...no issues, no nonsense. And, it appears this bike will fill that bill. It's the same reason I'd rather own a 'Vette over an Aston.

If you're really considering one, Jubby, I'd jump all over it. I'd go as far as to say that I don't think you'd regret it...not one bit.


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Thanks for your opinion. Sounds like you really like the bike and appreciate the bike for what it's designed for. I'm really wanting to jump on the one at the local Yami dealer, but can't quite pull the trigger. I don't know what I'm waiting for? Ugh, what to do?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #13950
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Thanks, Mike. You score that RUMBUX set-up, yet?...
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No problem. And the bars are being built as we speak! Plus I got the built in 'clip-nuts' to make oil changes even easier, and they're en route too! I'm pumped, I go on a weekly dual sport ride on my WRR, and with just a few tweaks I think the Tenere will handle most of it, so that skid plate is going to get a heck of a workout.
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