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Discussion in 'Australia' started by warnabrother, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    I got mine new about 4years ago, been a pretty good all rounder, blew a fork seal at about 15k, done 30 k now, most of it has been off road, much better after I put switch on to disengage the ABS,
  2. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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  3. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried to make there seat flatter not slop ford by using the lower rear seat rubber method and if so did your front catch still line up properly I have tried raising the front with spacers but the catch then dose not line up and the mount bolt on the seat is to short to lower it by much and the angle also changers as it would if lowering the rear I suspect so if you have done this were did you get the lower rubbers in OZ and how did you overcome the catch alignment or have you found a better method with out removing foam
  4. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mine went for its 30K service last week.. blown fork seal on one side. First time I have ever had that happen in over 40 years of bikes.. so I cannot really complain.
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  5. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mate I replaced the REAR rubber "legs" under the seat with those off an FJR Yam. It levelled the seat out, but I had to add a piece of rubber sheeting for the tongue to slide into to stop the rear of the seat slopping about.

    However.. after 30k of this I discovered the seat was destroying that plastic frame that it sits on. So put the original rubbers back in and learning to live with it. I do run an air Hawke though.
  6. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    That was an option as well so what air hawk did you get the one the air hawk sit recommends is quite a bit smaller then the seat and dose it stop you sliding ford
  7. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Air Hawk have an ADV model.. but that ain't mine. Mine is a cruiser I think. Just wide enough.. possibly a poofteenth too wide.... and after a few hours it does tend to bunch up a bit at the front. Anytime I stop for a leg stretch I just readjust it if it needs it.

    The S10 seating isn't perfect.. but I guess I have adapted to it.

    I used to run an air hawk on my KLR.. and I can ride for 2 or 3 hours non stop on the S10.. couldn't do that on the KLR even with the air hawk.
  8. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Mmm well thanks for the replies Gents. Timbrell I'm impressed with that yellow one, and glad the old girl served you well. It was certainly the best all rounder I've had to the point of being boring actually! I did some asking around etc but didn't unearth any reasonable offers so instead I've decided to try a GTR1400 for a while, I got a really sharp deal on one so what the hell. Never had a touring bike and the experience is...interesting.
  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The GTR is a great bike, for what it is. Sort the suspension, like an S10, and it'll keep pretty much anything in sight on the road. Still sorta wish at times I still had mine, nothing quite like a 4 cyl Kwaka on song for me. I like my S10, but its about where you go that excites, not so much the journey at times.
  10. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Gotta agree with Donks, they are pretty boring, but I'm enjoying mine a lot more in giant trail bike mode!! It's amazing what a difference it makes being able to see where the front wheel is going !:nod
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  11. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    Alright guys, probably a silly place for such a question but I am looking for answers.

    I sold up the 450 a while back now to take a more easy going approach to riding in the hope to mend and prevent any more future injuries.
    So I bought a Beta480, bigger tank, well setup suspension, comfy seat and some soft bags.
    Partialy beacuse I wasn't sure I could give away the snotty hills and days in the single but It's confirmed with a lack of range and the inability for myself to stay injury free it's time to get myself a mothership of sorts and stay out of the enduro loops.

    Realisticaly there are only a few bikes on my list - ST10, r1200gs/a, 800gs/a, ktm990 and possibly an AT though I'm reluctant to buy new and bear the cost of setup.
    Second hand market, as close to setup as possible, Sub $16k would be nice but $12k would be even better...

    Question is, why the s10 over any of the others and has anyone had realmworld experience tgey can compare to the others on the list?
  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I reckon they all have +s and -s, so whatever deal on the day floats your boat. 990 is most off road biased, they all can do with suspension upgrades, although the 990 maybe only a revalve.
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  13. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mate I made a choice between S10 or 990 from Dalby Moto 4 years ago. Both new, both $18K. I really wanted the 990... it was a case of heart said 990 and head said S10.

    As a long distance all road tourer the S10 is magic. Just eats up the miles.. bitumen or dirt. More stable on dirt at speed than my KLR was.

    All I wish was that mine had cruise control on it.

    I still think the 990 is the horniest bike ever made... but if I had to make that choice again.. I'd pick the S10 !

    Every time!
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  14. Hytram

    Hytram crash test dummy

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    Had a 950ADV S, rode a 800GS for 5K in Europe and now the S10

    what Happy Snapper said

    the 950ADV S, best bike I have ever ridden, worst bike I have ever owned, it gave you a massive smile on your dial but just so much work.

    I was actually looking for both the S10 and a 990 and I found a good 2nd hand S10 before I found a good 2nd hand 990


    the 800GS, the engine suffers from asthma and is lethargic. it really is a nothing engine compared to the s10 and especially the 990
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  15. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    I had a GSA1200 was excellent on the Dirt, , the S10 is also pretty good on dirt,(pity it has a 19 inch front wheel) They both are great mile munchers on the road, I often do 800klm days on the S10 , bang for buck the S10 is a good buy, I hit a Roo on the GSA and parts list was so dear they wrote it off, that was my reason to go Yamaha, as I wanted the no fuss shaft drive!!!
  16. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Still haven't worked out how to turn ABS off. 2015 model has 2 small control fuses, not like the 50A of earlier model. Mate said he put a switch in the sensor wire to the rear wheel on a 990 and that disabled rear wheel ABS. That would also effect traction control too I would guess on the S10.
  17. Hytram

    Hytram crash test dummy

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    Hmmmmmm

    you own a S10, your name is Marty and you are trying to work out the ABS trick.....

    glitch in the Matrix?


    anywho

    I have to the 2 fuses too, I know pulling one of them kills the speedo, I think the other did too.

    I was going to switch the rear sensor on the S10, it will def kill the traction control which I dont see being a major issue as I turn it off 95% of the time on the dirt anyway, I will experiment over the next couple of weeks
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  18. sander

    sander Been here awhile

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    Try your front sensor instead. The rear is used for your speedo as well
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    WRC51 Been here awhile

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  20. timbrell

    timbrell The wandering wonderer

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    They're Holan Nomada racks. I'll have to get a photo with the panniers on. Happy Christmas!