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Old 07-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #31
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s 10 would i buy again ????

hi, just thought i might "chime " in with some gripes ive got with the s 10.

1/ spoke design is poor . they can fall out to do major damage to the swing-arm or front fork tubes and brake-lines.
if not check on a regular basis.
2/ the standard rear shock is shit. dampening is all wrong and it fades when pushed hard.
3/ the steering head bearings come loose way too often. say every 300k's of rough off-road riding.

4/ last but not least, the ome heated hand grips have a major design fault in the r/h wiring set up. in short , the wiring cable rubs through the insulation (as you twist your throttle) and shorts out on the inside of the throttle housing. thus blowing the fuse and rendering your $550.00 + accessory useless.


now would i buy another s 10 ?????????? f$%K yeh with all its failing it still the coolest thing to ride on road or off.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #32
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Gear indicator?

Lessee...on my short test ride...it needed a gear indicator.

Otherwise a contender for my Ducati MTS1200S replacement.

Good enough?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #33
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Interesting; the bitchers in biggest need of the whaaambulance don't even own one?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #34
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Interesting; the bitchers in biggest need of the whaaambulance don't even own one?
Funny, I was about to post just that: What I dislike most about the Super Tenere is that I don't own one!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #35
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Unfortunately, the hacksaw won't fix the goofy angle the ends of the ST bars have. If I bought a ST the bars would be the first thing I would change. Otherwise, it is pretty close to the perfect all-arounder.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:35 AM   #36
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I was one of the unfortunate bastards to get a bike with vibration problems. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that everyone said the motor smoothes out with miles..
This is something new I've had to learn the hard expensive way about bikes and vibes. Risky buying a secondhand bike and annoying to find it can be risky buying a brand new bike.

It would be very nice if there was a vibe meter you could stick on the handlebar and then tell the dealer to break open another crate and you'd take the low vibe one and even better if that bad example ended up shipped back to the factory.

One guy I have had communication with has 13,000 miles on his bike and still waiting for it to smooth out.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #37
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This is something new I've had to learn the hard expensive way about bikes and vibes. Risky buying a secondhand bike and annoying to find it can be risky buying a brand new bike.

It would be very nice if there was a vibe meter you could stick on the handlebar and then tell the dealer to break open another crate and you'd take the low vibe one and even better if that bad example ended up shipped back to the factory.

One guy I have had communication with has 13,000 miles on his bike and still waiting for it to smooth out.
Even to this day my bike runs smoother in cooler temps which is pretty normal for some bikes. When I took delivery last August it was hot as hell and I'm assuming I had an extremely tight motor. Kind of the perfect storm for vibes I guess. I've purposely ridden her hard to break the motor in. Yesterday I rode with temps in the 90's and the engine had "character" but my hands and feet didn't buzz for days after I got off like they used to do.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #38
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First impression...

After months of hearing all the good reviews surrounding the famed Yamaha Super Tenere, I could no longer help myself...I FINALLY bought one.

If a first impression means anything, I can tell you that I was NOT that impressed...







































Fortunately, the dealer has assured me that I will be MUCH more pleased once they get it uncrated, and fully assembled...






Pluric did not want his thread to turn-into a Love Fest. So, to all the guys from the Super Tenere thread...


Thanks for ruining my checking account.


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Old 07-21-2012, 11:40 PM   #39
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Funny, I was about to post just that: What I dislike most about the Super Tenere is that I don't own one!
me too man!! i'm chompin at the bit and fighting every urge in my body to hold off till next spring for mine
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:34 AM   #40
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Thanks for ruining my checking account.

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Yeah!! Bloody YAMAHA POS. I'll leave it at that otherwise I might end up saying something really positive to WR-JJ..
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #41
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After months of hearing all the good reviews surrounding the famed Yamaha Super Tenere, I could no longer help myself...I FINALLY bought one.

If a first impression means anything, I can tell you that I was NOT that impressed...


Fortunately, the dealer has assured me that I will be MUCH more pleased once they get it uncrated, and fully assembled...





Pluric did not want his thread to turn-into a Love Fest. So, to all the guys from the Super Tenere thread...


Thanks for ruining my checking account.


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Old 07-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #42
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doesn't have a hemet holder
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #43
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What I most dislike about my S10?

How it smugly looks at me if I walk past it and get in my truck.
It's more like a sneer and it's calling me a puss.

Keep in mind I RARELY take the truck. But seriously, what can I do if there are 3 or more of us going somewhere?
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #44
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What I most dislike about my S10?

How it smugly looks at me if I walk past it and get in my truck.
It's more like a sneer and it's calling me a puss.

Keep in mind I RARELY take the truck. But seriously, what can I do if there are 3 or more of us going somewhere?
That's where the adventure starts.

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #45
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doesn't have a hemet holder
See above. Don't need to hold what you don't have.
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