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Old 07-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #121
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Hey Greg,

I think those videos of yours should be seen by a many people as possible. When you have time you may want to pop onto Youtube and tag the crap out of it. I am sure many people round the world would love to be able to find it.

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P.S. What are the Seth Efrikarns doing? Haven't seen much from them?
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:39 PM   #122
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Finally managed to get Part1 of the "Gnarly offroad" vid uploaded.
Part2 is uploading as we speak and will be linked up as soon as is available.
Part2 ends at the infamous fall.

In this vid the camera is mounted on Mike's handlebars looking forward.
The footage starts from the top of the valley (where the previous, front suspension travel, vid ended).

Again, sorry for the small size of the vid.

so in the meantime, enjoy,,or not.






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Old 07-18-2010, 08:19 PM   #123
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G'day Greg

How did you find the bike ergonomics when up on the pegs? Anything need changing/improving?

That powerline track is real gnarly. It looks like the S10 took it in its stride. You rode it well too. I was surprised to found that my GSA was easier (relatively speaking) to ride the gnarly "steep incline, crawl over the boulders" section than my 640. The torque seemed to be the difference. Did you get that impression from the S10, i.e. the torque allowed you to control the ride rather than riding the controls?

BTW: Thanks for those high quality pics of my GSA alongside yours . I'll have to get some solo ones from you .
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #124
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Well sumbitch, they went and made a bike that looks like a better choice for me. I ride an 07 GSA, and for the type of riding I do I should be on a 950. This looks like all the reliability I could want, good power, shaft drive, and smaller so it should be more nimble.

Now if only Yamaha Canada would import it.


Wasp, good job on the pics and write-ups, looking forward to your future endeavours.

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:51 PM   #125
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Hey farcall good to see you pop up here.

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G'day Greg
How did you find the bike ergonomics when up on the pegs? Anything need changing/improving?
It's a tough call so far.. I havent worked it out yet as I thought the bars needed to be forward slightly for standing up but now that I have done some serious offroad I think it is just about right. On the road the reach is about perfect for my frame.
I think if anything I would like to try the bars with slightly less bend back..

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That powerline track is real gnarly. It looks like the S10 took it in its stride. You rode it well too. I was surprised to found that my GSA was easier (relatively speaking) to ride the gnarly "steep incline, crawl over the boulders" section than my 640. The torque seemed to be the difference. Did you get that impression from the S10, i.e. the torque allowed you to control the ride rather than riding the controls?
Thats the ride that I was asking you to join us on Friday hoping you could come along with us...
The slow speed did perform well with great engine braking but I think the BMW does have a slight advantage there with a slower slow speed crawl gear 1st.
All in all, there was never a moment that I was uncomfortable or loose.

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BTW: Thanks for those high quality pics of my GSA alongside yours . I'll have to get some solo ones from you .
Any time you are ready we can get some glam shots of the GSA.

Good luck with the Canning Stock Route ride. I look forward to reading the reports and seeing the pics.
Stay safe.

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Old 07-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #126
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Thanks Greg.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:32 AM   #127
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Nice to see the back doesn't jump around on the big patches of sandrock, the sturdy lightness of the long driveshaft swing seems to pay of bigtime

P.S. i see you have found the solution now :-)

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Old 07-19-2010, 03:49 AM   #128
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Nice to see the back doesn't jump around on the big patches of sandrock, the sturdy lightness of the long driveshaft swing seems to pay of bigtime

P.S. if you put in 980 by 765 in the Youtube inclusion you force it to play 480, sadly swith black borders, but its a strat to widescreen :-)
Thank's R3B. I could do with some of your knowledge on how to get this other clip to upload.. Another 9 friggen hours of upload to be told there is a problem just before it is completed.
I am waiting to talk with my tech guy so he can explain..

The bikes suspension was excellent.. As stated before, it could have done with a little bit extra spring pre-load so I will do that next time.

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Old 07-19-2010, 04:18 AM   #129
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There seems to be a format question, your vids are extra wide to Youtube, perheps you better downsize them to i720 (mp4/h264) with quicktime or moviemaker, so its less data to pump



Does it bottom out more than 3 times a ride?
I recorded on GoPro at 720-60fps, dunno what it converted to avi at...?

The suspension did not bottom at all (at least not that I felt). but has used 183mm of the available? 190ish mm front travel..

Greg.

Although in hindsight it took some farken huuuge hits. Therefore, probably dont need more preload..

Ohh, by the way, front LED's are in to pick up.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:02 AM   #130
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Ohh, by the way, front LED's are in to pick up.
Aaaarrggghhh
How do you get your kit so quick..........
Still waiting for the gear I ordered when I bought the bike
I suppose that's what you get for living in the "country" enviroment...... haha
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:59 AM   #131
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a few questions...

I just watched your vids and from those vids come my questions
Number 1: Whats the job market like in Australia?

well really thats the only question because, damn i think i need to pack up the fam and move there.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #132
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The suspension did not bottom at all (at least not that I felt). but has used 183mm of the available? 190ish mm front travel..
Although in hindsight it took some farken huuuge hits. Therefore, probably dont need more preload..

Ohh, by the way, front LED's are in to pick up.
Nice to see parts are coming up to speed to.

my own rule is that if a rear damper bottoms out more then 3 times on terrein like you did, it really is to soft, but if it doesn't bottom out at all, its really perfect, any harder will loose you traction in the softer parts, and will thus speed up tire wear humongous.
(too soft will also give lots more tire wear, but then on the tarmac...)
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:55 PM   #133
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Cam was mounted on the R/H engine crash bar using one of these clamps (top left corner) http://camzilla.com.au/
good value and a great kit.

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Thanks, Greg !

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Old 07-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #134
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Yo, Greg,

You didn't try to over do it i hope, we are anxiously awaiting more uploads :-)
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:24 PM   #135
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Yamaha do keep a pretty close eye on chat forums like this.

Keeping people guessing actually works to their advantage in a sort of 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' kind of way. The more posts and threads there are over the internet the more it sells bikes.

You only have to loo at the long and drawn out spin he bike had before the launch and you'll see how this stance works well.

The XTZ1200 is coming to the US - for sure.... But it wont be until next year.
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