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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
I sent you a PM regarding the GPS mount, can you tell us if it is available
Pick a colour, any colour.
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Yamaha had me at blue.
I kind of liked the yellow, but really like the blue. Right now, I'd happily take delivery of a hot PINK S10, or any other color. I just want the bike. Mud will cover any poor color choices soon enough. August seems soooooooo far away.
Blue S10 on order
Thanks Rema! Anyone have direct experience with this plate? I'm not having any luck finding install diagrams. It would be nice if it required less than 8 fiddly bolts to change the oil.
This are the mounting points of the plate:
By the way, some cool data about the mileage. With my bike reaching 10K Km it's effiency is rising. Also note the wind influence with such big bikes. On this weekend trip to work (I'm a medieval reenactor and stunt fencer) I've done 400km, medium tail winds, fully loaded bike with GF on the back, average 115km/h, average 4,7l/100km. On the secound part of the trip, same 400km, medium to strong head winds, same load, average 140/150km/h, average 7l/100km.
Now the susprise, last part, 80km, little to no wind, same load but no GF, average 80km/h, 4,1l/100km
That's about 68mpg UK, 56mpg US. Not too shabby!
That has got to be one of the most rare and also cool jobs of all inmates.
Sounds like the GF needs her own bike.
I'm thinking I looked at the Hepco Becker plate once and saw it was about $125 more than the SWMotech :eek1 and more than $200 than the Givi. I guess if I wanted to spend that kind of bucks, I'd go for the Altrider plate.
This is weird - the HB plate is almost $100 cheaper in AUSTRALIA than it is in the US. That almost never happens...
Must be something to do with strong aussie dollar/weak US$, but that seems like not enough to account for the difference. At around US$280 (the Australian price, converted after removing tax) I'd be a lot more interested in this skid plate...
You gave me a brief moment of hope! Unfortunately, the link you put up for the aussie site is for the engine guard (crash bars). They call the skid plate a sump guard:
and charge the same as in the US. From reading Wasp's thread, shipping might be a killer too....
Ah crap - thanks for picking that up. I was starting to scheme about how to get one. I'm meeting rellys from Perth in Bali later this year, thinking someone could bring one in their suitcase... along with some Wasp stuff of course!
I've exchanged a couple posts with some of you but thought I'd post up some of my comments for the masses information.
I posted, in Wasp's thread, asking Thagua if he used the standard HDB handguards or the beefier and longer Ultimate guards. By looking at his photos, he had a pair of standards which would naturally be much too short for a big bike with bar end weights, etc. I don't foresee any reason why the Ultimates won't fit. For various BMW with bar end weights, Paul sells an package that includes the Ultimate handguards and new bar end weights. I imagine he'll get his hands on a Super Tenere fairly quickly and see what needs done to mount on the stock bars.
Personally, when my bike comes in, I'll ride it for a bit to determine what, if any, bar bend changes I want then order up Protaper bars of that flavor, HDB Ultimate guards and top clamp. I'll determine then if the bar end weights stay or go or are replaced with replacement bar end weights that Paul comes up with or I just do the anti-vibe bar end inserts. Until Paul gets a bike in hand, the only thing we'll have to go by is those overseas and as of yet, Thagua is the only one to mount HDB handguards and, as mentioned, those appear to be the much shorter standard version since he said they were several inches too short and he rigged some Acerbis bar clamps to secure the inside end to the bars.
If anyone with the bike "in garage" orders up some Ultimate handguards and a top clamp (100x38/40mm is the correct size), it would be great to hear about. 15% off coupon lasts until the end of June. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=679142
For my type of riding that will not be quite as adventurous as wasp and bargenator, I think the SWMotech stuff will work OK for me. I'd prefer the HB or Altrider but don't want to spend close to $700 for both those two parts. I got some new Micatechs in with roof racks recently so have to parcel out my farkle bucks more now .
I'm in the same boat from a farkle buck parcelling standpoint, but fully expect to do some riding similar to Wasp and Bargenator... hopefully minus interactions with the trees!
My thought is to ride the bike in stock form until I wear out the OEM tires. By that time, I expect to have roughly 12K on it, and will have a really good idea of what is *needed*, and what is *wanted*.
Yep, it's a cool thing to do if one has a passion for history and martial arts. And keeps me entertained while I finish my mechanical engineering degree
And on the coast of Portugal no less! Enjoy it!
Well,someone had to do the 'guinea pig' and even though the standard hand guards I got are way too short to be bolted to the top clamp as the instructions said (for a WR450 maybe), I managed to install them with the Acerbis bar clamps and a piece of aluminum bar ... the top clamp was installed and then removed when I installed the ROX risers with dampening ... maybe if I send back the top clamp HDB will send me the ultimate Hand Guards with the proper fittings for our Super Tenere's ... dreams sometimes are fulfilled.
On the SW-MOTECH skid plate the forward mounts have rubber insulators that will fail in a traumatic hit. They will effectively break away and save the motor.