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Old 12-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #14776
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Exactly like that one...


Oh, your S-T is black?

Please don't respond to anymore of my questions...




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Hard to understand his lisp anyway.

As far as the OEM side bags mine have sealed well. I remember your question and didn't want to
be a "mine never does that" answer. I have caught the little pull loops or bag handle on the liners
when closing the lid. That may be the cause for dust or water to get in???
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #14777
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Hard to understand his lisp anyway.

As far as the OEM side bags mine have sealed well. I remember your question and didn't want to
be a "mine never does that" answer. I have caught the little pull loops or bag handle on the liners
when closing the lid. That may be the cause for dust or water to get in???

Somewhere out there, in the universe known as the internet, there is a thread that started with one dude asking about the lid (on his topbox) not closing all the way. IIRC, the discussion progressed to the latch, OEM seals, and some "warranty" options.

Where that discussion is, I have no idea...unless I imagined it (which is not completely impossible).

The lid on my topbox has never completely closed, since Day One. The first time I took it into the THC, it had about a pound of dust in it, when I returned home. It has also let-in water.

If there is some kinda' "warranty" option, I would like to take advantage of it. On top of that, I'm thinking about getting the OEM panniers. And, I don't want to run-into the same situation (despite the fact that I've heard a lot of positive feedback about 'em)...


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Old 12-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #14778
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Somewhere out there, in the universe known as the internet, there is a thread that started with one dude asking about the lid (on his topbox) not closing all the way. IIRC, the discussion progressed to the latch, OEM seals, and some "warranty" options.

Where that discussion is, I have no idea...unless I imagined it (which is not completely impossible).

The lid on my topbox has never completely closed, since Day One. The first time I took it into the THC, it had about a pound of dust in it, when I returned home. It has also let-in water.

If there is some kinda' "warranty" option, I would like to take advantage of it. On top of that, I'm thinking about getting the OEM panniers. And, I don't want to run-into the same situation (despite the fact that I've heard a lot of positive feedback about 'em)...


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Not trying to be a smartass, try filling it with some water, close it and tip it upside down.
Watch where the water comes out and check the seal or lid warp or some smoking gun
must exist to allow that much stuff to enter. I've just never looked that close at mine
because it's never been a problem.

The driveline lash and excessive oil usage bother me much more.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #14779
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...The driveline lash and excessive oil usage bother me much more.

The lack of a gear indicator is what puts me off this POS...


I may have to try that "inverted waterbox" trick. Thanks...

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #14780
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The lack of a gear indicator is what puts me off this POS...

I may have to try that "inverted waterbox" trick. Thanks...

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Good point. I always want to know what gear I'm in when the BMW is pulling away from me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #14781
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Good point. I always want to know what gear I'm in when the BMW is pulling away from me.

Your S-T won't keep-up with a tow truck?...


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Old 12-18-2012, 11:11 AM   #14782
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Oh, your S-T is black?

Please don't respond to anymore of my questions...




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Sorry, I thought we had something going there. I thought you had a black one too...

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #14783
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Sorry, I thought we had something going there. I thought you had a black one too...

So it's true. You guys are always trying to recruit.


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Old 12-18-2012, 11:39 AM   #14784
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Here you go. The Sierra Nevada, just outside Granada. Taken 6 weeks ago.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #14785
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Your S-T won't keep-up with a tow truck?...


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How do I laugh at that and ignore you at the same time?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #14786
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Wait until you try it against a 2010 GS. That was just humiliating. Oh well, The Tenere beat it off road.

I did feel it pulled stronger in the upper gears after the reflash. As far as lofting the wheel into second
you must be at or close sea level. When I had it in Baja it was a different bike. Big grins.
Utah is pretty stingy with it's air and it's a noticable differerence in power loss.

Trying to get to Death Valley next week to get my air fix.
The odd thing is that the S10's motor feels much quicker in the lower gears than the slower revving boxer, I was sure I was going to at least beat the 2006, if not the 2008 GSA with the full Akra system. I also rode a 2010 DOHC before buying the S10 and wasn't that impressed with the motor. After I rode the S10 a couple weeks later I would have bet that it was faster...
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #14787
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Do the Clutch Switch Mod!

Contest will be a little more even then.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #14788
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Contest will be a little more even then.
I did do it...

Still prefer the S10's motor over the boxer for its quicker response in the lower gears, with help of the clutch mod...
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #14789
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I have been putting off any mods up till now as most of my riding is 2 up.

Can someone tell me (and I am sure it was posted before on page gazillion) but does the ECU flash remove T mode.

I find T mode useful in traffic especially when the boss is on the back.

The stumble and cutting out when blipping the throttle is starting to pi55 me off so now I am thinking about it.
The re-flash does not get rid of T mode. Before the flash I would run S mode exclusively as I felt that it helped minimize the shudder at 3,000 - 3,500 rpm, but now after the re-flash I'm running T mode in most cases especially 2-up. No stumble in traffic or shudder at 3,000 rpm and it pulls nice when having to pass. Even the boss noticed the difference! It's all good, maybe when your in Texas you can have the flash done while you wait.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #14790
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I've been on the fence for a while now about buying this bike. There are some good deals out there. Then it happened. I started reading up on the Ducati Multistrada 1200S. Oh my, what a bike, especially the 2013 with the active suspension! I'm in love.

Any reason I should forget the Ducati and go with our Japanese friend?
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