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Old 10-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #14056
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Doesn't bother me that much but since I ride Every single day of the year I go for comfort when i can. And switch to the little one for off road trips
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #14057
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Platty.....are you big into AR15s and live between colorado and nz?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #14058
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Parabellum medium with Motorrad brackets

Can you post some photos of this setup with the screen in the highest and lowest postions? Please?

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I searched and found your photos.

One quick question:
With the Parabellum in the lowest position is the top of the screen at @ the same height as the stock screen?
I am inclined to go for the Motorrad brackets with the stock screen first to see if it works for me.



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I've used the Parabellum medium windshield with Motorrad adjustable brakets and it works great. I can move it way down for dirt and slow stuff or way up for blasting down the freeway. I'm 6'1". Done some 900 mile days with this setup, and it works great.

If I didn't have the Motorrad brackets I would prefer the Parabellum Tall.

That Vstream is a sail of windshied, way too big. I hate looking through windshields too. What happens in dusty conditions or heavy bugs, especially at night with on coming headlights? <-- you can't see, that's what happens.

If wind really bothers you then get a Goldwing.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:45 AM   #14059
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Platty.....are you big into AR15s and live between colorado and nz?
Well some would say I'm big ... yes I'd love to caress an AR15 ... and the NZ was close

Just noted that I hadn't loaded some basic details so have updated accordingly.

Windscreens - happy to ride wind-in-the-face but I'm getting on in years and looking for comfort Have the Yamaha large screen fitted and its generally fine but thinking about some long distance touring so considering options.

Being located in Oz it's not possible to just go down the road and try another supplier coupled with the fact that the logistics of getting something from overseas do take a bit of organising. My rational with something tall is that it's always possible to trim but adding more is something entirely different
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #14060
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That Vstream is a sail of windshied, way too big. I hate looking through windshields too. What happens in dusty conditions or heavy bugs, especially at night with on coming headlights? <-- you can't see, that's what happens.

If wind really bothers you then get a Goldwing.
There's this thing that you look for when shopping for a windshield..it's called 'sizes.' The Vstream is available in 3 different 'sizes'.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:38 AM   #14061
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Well some would say I'm big ... yes I'd love to caress an AR15 ... and the NZ was close

Just noted that I hadn't loaded some basic details so have updated accordingly.

Windscreens - happy to ride wind-in-the-face but I'm getting on in years and looking for comfort Have the Yamaha large screen fitted and its generally fine but thinking about some long distance touring so considering options.

Being located in Oz it's not possible to just go down the road and try another supplier coupled with the fact that the logistics of getting something from overseas do take a bit of organising. My rational with something tall is that it's always possible to trim but adding more is something entirely different
Is your name cameron? I ask because i am on a few ar15 sites and you have the same fighting bird avatar as him.

Question....why do people who dont own and have done nothing more than a 20 minute test ride say the S10 is a pig and to heavy to ride on anything but pavement?
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #14062
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Question....why do people who dont own and have done nothing more than a 20 minute test ride say the S10 is a pig and to heavy to ride on anything but pavement?
Because, It weighs a lot and few people will give YAMAHA credit for knowing a thing or two about engineering, despite a history of making slightly heavy bikes go pretty well, in this case off road.

All things are not equal, but often people just see max HP and weight.

I think there is also a bit of intimidation factor going on as well. In the early days the "on road" guys thought it was a pig off road, (if they even bothered) and the "off road" guys tended to think it was great. I think it was just the "off road" guys being comfortable off road to begin with and could push things harder and were surprised.

Having said that, if they made a lighter smaller bike I am sure it would be even betterrer off road.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #14063
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Having said that, if they made a lighter smaller bike I am sure it would be even betterrer off road.
Like the XT660Z perhaps. It is a great all rounder except perhaps for 2 up adventuring.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #14064
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Don't you have a wheel to go spin?
Er ..yeah ...sorry. No offense I was only joking.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:17 AM   #14065
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I wanted to still run tubeless tires so they have a silicone seal and then a tape
seal around that. We'll see.




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Pluric, is there a chance that when you hit a big bump and the wheel flexes that the spokes may poke through the seal ??
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:26 AM   #14066
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Er ..yeah ...sorry. No offense I was only joking.
You can't offend me. I can take a good rib poking too.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #14067
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Pluric, is there a chance that when you hit a big bump and the wheel flexes that the spokes may poke through the seal ??
I'm trusting Woody's Wheels to knows what they are doing. I really don't know. I've checked
the air pressure twice sitting in the garage (been snowing here) and it was spot on.

I would be very surprised if there would be enough rim movement to poke a spoke through it.
I'm more concerned with the rim keeping it's original shape!

Hopefully I'll get what I paid for....

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #14068
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Hopefully I'll get what I paid for....

Is it all ginger ?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #14069
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Like the XT660Z perhaps. It is a great all rounder except perhaps for 2 up adventuring.
yeah...tell me about it. if yamaha would pull their head out of their butt and sell the xt660z in the US I would buy one.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #14070
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I think they're making the right choice; I don't think there's much of a market here for a high end 650.


Now, I do think the market is begging for a WR450R class bike.
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