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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
I already have a cabln, we just need an early snow melt.
Great ! Are you on the list on the first post? Looking forward to seeing everyone !
Anyone here ridden their S10 in the pine barrens (central jersey) much? Just talking about the legal roads, but they can be pretty sandy and whooped in some places. What tires are you running?
kenda big block
Thanks - how much can you safely air down on this bike? 20 pounds front? Rear probably not so important..
k60 15lbs front.. most of the legal roads you dont have to air down. the ones that you do have to air down are to long and deep to enjoy on a big bike
Ya' know... Now that's a brand new year there's a question I've been mulling over in my head. The Yamaha Super Tenere has been out and available here in the USA for nearly 18 months now, and there are quite a few S-10 riders out there who have racked up fairly substantial mileages during that time. The Super Tenere has been out in the field in Europe, South Africa, Australia, and a few other spots around the globe for a lot longer than that... Nearly 3 years now, right? And I know some of the riders in those areas have even more miles/kilometers on their Super Ten's...
So the question is this...
Have any of you folks out there, anywhere in the world, heard of any major failures of a Super Tenere?
I'm not talking about crash damage, or busted sumps from poor skid plates (or no skid plates). No, I mean any *MAJOR*, catastrophic failures - the kind that means the bikes goes home on the tow truck or a trailer. Engine component failures, blown up final drives, exploding gearboxes, fragged clutches, busted frames, snapped swingarms, etc., etc., etc.
I mean any at all... I'm sure if any inmates here had suffered one of these big failures it would already be posted about, but have any of you even *HEARD* of any kind of major mechanical failures?
I wonder the same thing, no failures or major issues
What disappoints me is Yamaha could be using this for publicity but they don't do anything, nothing, zilts :huh
You don't see any adds on TV :huh I subscribe to a few mags, never see and add from Yamaha (about the Tenere) do see other adds for quads and snowmobiles but nothing for adventure bikes.
Mean time we have guys going around the world on BMWs and there's links to them on Facebook, websites, they visit all the BMW dealers along the way and they advertise how great BMW is
BMW gets a lot of publicity from these riders, I follow lots of riders and I don't follow a single one riding a Yamaha :huh
Why doesn't Yamaha help people? maybe they could push Yamaha dealers to sponsor riders, they could help with some money too.
I think Nick Sanders is the only rider I know doing something big with Yamaha.
I just read a few bloggers that arrived in Ushuaia and all the posted pictures are all BMW's
Got it- thanks. Probably just need to get another little bike to be safe
What's an "arn't"?
Just kidding... I know the S-10 is no BMW. That's the point...
I've enjoyed every one of the trouble-free 26,000+ miles I've got on my Super Tenere the past 17 months, and I'm looking forward to thousands and thousands of miles more!
What kind of mileage you getting on those?
Winter around colorado looks non existant this year, so melt may not be a big deal. I remember going over the 4wd roads up there in August back in the 80s and many of the passes were snowed in all summer. I doubt an issue this year. Also in years past you could about depend on a big thunderstorm virtually every day and cold 40 degree rain to go with it. This doesn't seem to happen often anymore. Have a good time there guys, beautiful area there.
Are you in the states? Upper midwest by chance?
I'm looking to downsize from my 640A plus I need a new project.
I sniff around all the time too. Not aware of anthing other than the spoke, sump stuff.
No one has added anything to this bitch list in a long time either.
Cuz the bike is bad ass ! Friend of mine just turned over 70K miles.. When he shows up at the Colorado event he is thinking he should have about 105K + The bike is a 'Diesel'
I dind't hear about major failures but there are some annoying ones that Yamaha must solve:
- Hard starting
- Loosing spokes
- Bending wheels
But in general this is an amazing bike
no im not
im from Sweden
You right. BMW invest a huge amount in publicity to promote the GS. Probably that is one of the reasons the sales of this bike are far away to the others.
I think the S10 sales are marginal to Yamaha, and they would be like this forever: as you say no adverts, not much helping to adventure riders, nor events to promote it
this is not the way to increase sales.
But I must say that Yamaha Spain helped quite a lot to my dealer to sell us two bikes at a good price. We are 10 riders (most in GS) who do an annual off road trip with a good press coverage. Thank to this now there are two S10 in the group breaking the BMW monopoly.
The strange thing is after the trip we offered tons of pictures and videos to Yamaha and they dont use it at all
Same thing here in Australia.....Yamaha do no promotional work on the S10. It pisses me right off that they have a top product and wont sell it.