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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
i like how they brought a support vehicle yet did not pack a can opener with all that extra room.
Great looking video and bunch of blokes..
I look forward to reading of their adventures.
I'm thankful for the more comprehensiver reviews. Unlike the MCN crew, who seems to grade every bike based upon tarmac performance and how sportbike-like something handles. :huh I wonder how many perfectly good bikes they've single-handedly damaged the reputation of. :fyyff The hacks!
You might enjoy this one then..
I had not seen it before.
Look closely and about 75% of the way through you will see the video clip where the 3 bikes are cresting a hill doing a wheelie side by side.
The pictures surfaced about 3 or 4 weeks ago and were very well received.
Thanks for that Greg,
Good video. Two videos with actual off road testing!!
OMG what is the world coming to?!
Loved the comment about the poms, getting nervous about crossing a paddock, sorry, field.
Liked that too - and this one - "Africa is not for sissies"
Andy Strapz are now making soft pannier racks for the Super Tenere..
I picked mine up today.. pics can be found half way down the page here -> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605112&page=17
Coming soon to the former colonies: a road network worth the name.
See ya soon for some cricket (the side will be packed with South Africans which might give us half a chance...).
Great vid! I would have enjoyed that one even if they were all riding GS's. When he remarked about not being able to kill the ABS was a bad idea for off-road, I thought uh oh, here we go again with pre-conceived notions, but it was nice to see that the bike opened his mind again.
Thanks for posting that.
Alas, i've found something i don't like about the S10....
Changing the F&%#ing back wheel! That thing is a right bitch to get off and an even bigger mongrel to get back on! The axle is a stupidly tight fit you have to hit it to get it out, which then moves the wheel off the cush drive rubbers which then wedges the wheel in place. Be warned when removing the back wheel, do not allow the cush drive to come apart. I also found it best to remove the caliper and torque arm and swing them out the way. Getting the caliper back over the disc is a mongrel too, do yourself a favour and spread those brake pads out to the stops before you attempt to get it back on.
Hope that helps someone
+1 on that. I changed my tyres for TCK80s when I collected it from the dealers before even starting the engine. They are a bit of a pig. On top of that attention needs to be paid to the ABS pick up as it is easy to put it back incorrectly.
Oi....us poms resemble that remark. If you ever come here you will see why. We have armies of tree hugging civil servants on missions to stop us going off tarmac. Maybe because there are no speed cameras there ???
Looks like i have the back axle spacers mixed up as the back brake doesn't feel right anymore. There are two washers, one obviously fits under the 27mm nut on the left hand (drive side) so where does the other one go? I have it between the swing arm and the brake caliper mount, i can't see that it'd go between the caliper mount and the abs cover as thats shaped to locate the brake mount, and i can't see it going under the abs cover.
The washer does go between the swing-arm and the caliper mount... Outboard of the caliper and against the head of the rear axle bolt.
The rear swing-arm is assembled similar to a set of front forks. The axle is tightened against the final drive side and floats in the right hand side until tightened by the pinch bolt. This removes compressive stresses from the swing-arm.
At assembly, tighten the axle pinch bolt on the R/H side of the swing-arm, fully tighten the axle nut (final drive side), then loosen the axle pinch bolt and tap the top of the swing arm several times with a rubber/nylon mallet to allow the swing-arm to spring back un-stressed.
Edit: Then obviously tighten the axle pinch bolt again...
Lack of revenue trumps philosophy every time.
Greg how you describe the assembly is exactly how i've assembled the wheel, and yet i find that the disc is touching and rubbing on the brake caliper mount. No idea why so i'll have to ride it gently home from work and strip it all back off. Strange, and i didn't have any "leftover" parts once it was assembled either.
Okay, found the problem. Turns out i'm an idiot who sometimnes should step away from the tools
Nothing to see here, move along....
Just for future reference, what exactly was the problem ?