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Old 08-09-2010, 03:33 AM   #61
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Anyone knows the right tire pressure for tkc80?I'm 120 kg!
On road a good starting point is 2 bar F 2,5 bar R, but as always "spice to taste"

Here is my thoughts about it, watch out, its translated from Dutch, so grammatic is lost in space Tirepressure guide
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:26 AM   #62
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Nope, i'm an Offroad rider, and Trailwings are reasonable dual sport tires, but not very confortable off tarmac, espacially the rocky split road here about are no fun with semi road tires, and in Autumn the mud is undoable, so i ride Tkc's since 1999.

And if you ask the dealer to fit them right away, he can sell the BW's as new, so it's just a swap deal. And i must say, although i only did some quiet back roads (still breaking in the engine) i'm amased at how well the ABS functions on reasonable steep downslopes, it outbraked my guts with a pristine bike :-)

I Can confirm the rubbyness at about 3000 rpm though, its not much, but you defenitely feel a bit of een slight judder like a slightghtle slipping clutch, not pinging, but some rithmics out of the drivetrain i presume.

But hey if it were silky smooth, it would be like riding elektric !

Oh and my southern brother, don't sulk, you not even could buy one no, they are oficially sold out now (90 sold in the Netherlands in 1,5 month) it's a Hit :-)
Got the bike and it feels great. I am quite amazed how it holds its own in the corners. I can feel a great difference between T and S and I will stick to the T for time being until I finish the 1st 1000 Km service.
I am a bit unsettled because of the shudder and scruffiness I feel from the engine at about 3100-3300 RPM. It seems much better in the S mode but it is more than evident in the T mode and bugs me a bit. I hope that as the engine breaks in after a few thousand K's it will be better.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:02 AM   #63
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I am a bit unsettled because of the shudder and scruffiness I feel from the engine at about 3100-3300 RPM. It seems much better in the S mode but it is more than evident in the T mode and bugs me a bit. I hope that as the engine breaks in after a few thousand K's it will be better.
Yeah it feals real unconfortable, as if the clutch is a bit rubbing or something like that, the Deom had none of it, i've not used real power because of break-in dilligentia, but it seems to have something to do with the torque, if you gas it mre teh shudder can be made also at 3500.

But hey, it's nice to feel it working, and now my Odo is 950 i've done some motorway, and what a lovely feeling it is, to give a little throttle and fell it jump past a tourist :-)


But this being a "Show u your bike" thread i will now post my latest modifications, to make it *mine* :-0



What a littlebit of paint can do :-)

And annoyed by the blistering noise from the windscreen, i made my own deflector, so my head it in clean air again, i realy don't understand why they put such horrible windowpanes on bikes, if i would like to take a car i would do so!
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:51 AM   #64
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I am a bit unsettled because of the shudder and scruffiness I feel from the engine at about 3100-3300 RPM.
I noticed that in my short test ride. I'd call it a "rumble"... it's not an annoying vibration, just enough to let you know there's a lot of big metal parts whizzing around down there. If it were a BMW you'd call it "character" - but it's not even severe enough to be called that I don't believe.

Coming from a 1000 V-Strom - it's not bad at all. Vee is pretty smooth at higher revs, but 3-3500 does shake a bit. Not complaining mind you, just learn to ride at 4000 or above, not that hard.

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Old 08-10-2010, 12:29 PM   #65
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Coming from a 1000 V-Strom - it's not bad at all. Vee is pretty smooth at higher revs, but 3-3500 does shake a bit. Not complaining mind you, just learn to ride at 4000 or above, not that hard.
Or below it, blast through the gears, and then "cruise" in fifth or sixth through the ardennes, a pitty they splitted the road out of Liege upwards, but hey the ATC does its work marvelous :-)
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:43 PM   #66
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I noticed that in my short test ride. I'd call it a "rumble"... it's not an annoying vibration, just enough to let you know there's a lot of big metal parts whizzing around down there. If it were a BMW you'd call it "character" - but it's not even severe enough to be called that I don't believe.

Coming from a 1000 V-Strom - it's not bad at all. Vee is pretty smooth at higher revs, but 3-3500 does shake a bit. Not complaining mind you, just learn to ride at 4000 or above, not that hard.

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The biggest bike I rode before this one was a TDM 900 that I spent 2000 K's on during a road trip to Greece and it felt smooth all the way through. My last 2 bikes were a XT660Z and a DR Big 800 that being singles were much rougher.
Since I have had very little experience with twins I expected it to be smoother but if it is normal and not an issue I need worry about then it is really no hassle at all and all in all this seems like a great bike.
I will post a few when I get the camera out.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:23 PM   #67
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:57 AM   #68
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Come on...

Well there are sold more than thousend S10's now, so were in pete's name are all the Piccers !?!
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:24 AM   #69
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Well there are sold more than thousend S10's now, so were in pete's name are all the Piccers !?!
Too busy riding I expect. Well, that's what I'm doing anyway.
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Well there are sold more than thousend S10's now, so were in pete's name are all the Piccers !?!
They can't afford cameras?
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:44 AM   #71
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Well there are sold more than thousend S10's now, so were in pete's name are all the Piccers !?!
Oh did you want pics? I've been too busy riding the wheels off the bloody thing. As it runs in this thing just gets better!
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:29 AM   #72
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Oh did you want pics? I've been too busy riding the wheels off the bloody thing. As it runs in this thing just gets better!
Yeah right, and you never stop for the occasional Gitanes and Pastis?

Sorry but there is something hard to believe :-þ
(i really need an VholdHD camera :-)
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #73
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Great thread. Pisses me off, but I look anyway.
This bike belongs in the US. I think I will throw a super tantrum.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:25 PM   #74
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I registered for test drive at Yamaha dealer and today morning took a short ride. It was amazing :)




Yamaha is selling it in Hungary but not in the USA, NICE!

I can't wait for Triumph to come out with theirs, that's probably where my money is going, specially if it's a 3 cylinder I need something to compete with my brother's GSA

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Yeah right, and you never stop for the occasional Gitanes and Pastis?

Sorry but there is something hard to believe :-þ
(i really need an VholdHD camera :-)
Heh heh ya got me, when it dries out here i'm gonna get some "hardcore" pics of the beast in the sand. But heres some i took earlier





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