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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by AndreiZ, Jun 21, 2010.
Twin Lakes, CO a couple weeks ago. Great trip!
Do you need oxigen?
Great pics!! :eek1
Since you started off on the right foot..
Here is some inspiration for next time you need a tire change.....
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Valley of the Gods...
Does anybody know if the SW-Motech tailrack has two height positions so that it can provide a flat long surface when you remove the pillion seat?
I remember that video.
All pretty easy stuff, I'm getting really good at doing the last bit, where you stop and place the bike on the side stand.
Went and rode one today and I'll be taking delivery tomorrow! I'm very excited. Its going to be great paired with my XT660R...
The Super Tenere is an outstanding machine. Yamaha hit a grand slam with this bike.
It was about a 30 mile jaunt home down the interstate and some backroads from the dealership, but i swear i was grinning the whole way. Im a prior GS owner and 950 owner and so far this bike is everything i wanted both of them to be. Its all of the good things about the BMW that i liked without all the retarded quirks that pissed me off... such as being able to take the seat off without breaking the key... No EWS to fail and leave me stranded (twice)... No BMW dealerships to hassle with... No stupid fuel gage that only starts showing at a half tank :huh
Props to Bloke @ Mountain Motorsports for hooking me up with a great deal.
How far have you ridden it?
Holy shit! This video changed my opinion of this bike. I thought it wasn't capable of that crap. The rider is a crazy bitch but shit that impressed me. What's your opinion of this bike after owning one?
It's capable of that crap,
If I was it would be even better
It's what makes it seem a bit boring on test rides, The bike is totally bored basically
This one has an ECU flash installed, Akro can, stiffer springs and a funny seat for the desert rally's.
The guy is also a pro YAMAHA rider and is 6' 5" tall which helps.
It's a nuclear powered dirt bike basically set up a bit soft from the factory but easily fixed.
Please dont tell me it does the same thing??? On my 12GS the 1st half tank was represented as one big block and the 2nd half was divided into more accurate increments. This one looks divided all the way down.
*fingers crossed for sarcasm!
Yeah, it appears evenly divided, but the reality is more like this for me:
My first (full) block is the largest, I often get between 70 and 90 miles out of it.
The next block is only around 40-50 miles.
The third is another larger one, often 50-60 miles.
The forth is the smallest one; 35-45 miles. And I've never tapped out the empty block, but I've put 30 miles on it and still only filled up 5.1 gallons.
Total capacity from folks reportedly running out was about 5.7 gallons.
On mine it goes like this...
Fill to the brim (which is a bit further than the bottom of the neck). wait 160Km. then the first bar disappears.
The it ticks down fairly linearly until the F trip comes on and you have about 70Km left (all depending on how you ride of course).
And that with a theoretical max range of 450Km.
Well, at least it gives some representation of the fuel level dropping. The GS goes from full and happy to "start looking for gas" as one tick.
Regardless, I like it better than my GS.
Those Givi cases look great on the S10. I was looking at the Corbin seat for mine as well. How do you like it?
Hey MudNut, and thanks!
Yea, I just came from a DL1000 a little over a month ago and the side cases were on my DL. I keep thinking about other cases but until I find something else these have worked for me for the last six years so I'll keep with them for a while.
Although the stock seat wasn't bad I find the Corbin a much better seat and can run all day. It doesn't seem to be as good as the Corbin I had on my DL though. I'm not sure what to think about that although it still needs some breaking in. I only have about 400 miles on it so far. Both seats have more "forward tilt" than I like and I jacked up the front about 3/8" temporarily this past weekend and I find it much better. Now to make it a permanent fix and I think it will work just fine for me.
Your experience with the gauge percentage readings pretty much is how mine works, though I *NEVER* get that good a mileage (I never get 200 miles to a tank full, ever), but just for the record...
I've gone over 40 miles with the "flashing E" going several times, but you're stretching going much further than that with mine. I went 47 miles once and it began spitting, coughing, sputtering, and trying to quit. Fortunately I was able to reverse my field and get back to a close-by gas station before it lost fire in the boiler.
That time it took 5.918 gallons to fill it up. Freaked me out so bad that it got so close to Yamaha's claimed 6.0 gallon capacity that I saved the receipt! Never had a bike that got to within all but pulling a tenth of a gallon of rated capacity out of the tank.
I usually start looking for fuel when the "flashing E" starts, and have regularly put in anywhere from 5.1 to 5.7 gallons, and the only time I came close to running out where I might have stopped is the one described above, and that's in over 16,800 miles of riding in the just over 10 months I've owned it.
Just FYI... But IMHO it's a great motorcycle and the fuel gauge works far better than many a bike I've owned.