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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by AndreiZ, Jun 21, 2010.
Nope. 50 shades of grey.
There on next month's list...
My S-10 with our New Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags, with Small Rolie and Fuel Bottle. Expedition Duffel, Renegade Duffel, and Large Expedition Tank Bag.
Now you're ready to go to the end of the world!!
Anything Wolfman I've ever purchased has been very durable! Good stuff, keep it up please.
If Yamaha was as smart as BMW in terms of marketing, the stock S10 would look a lot more like that
I have been out of riding for a while due to finances or lack there of. But............I am now looking at getting one of these new Yamahas. My last bike was a 2010 BMW 1200 GS Adventure but I REALLY like this new Yamaha. This may not be the thread so please feel free to redirect me but I was wanting to know how you guys like the new bike. How does it handle and compare to the competition. Any issues to be aware of and etc.............
Thank you...................these things are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
This should get you started... Work backward from the last page.
And don't forget the dedicated Yamaha Super Tenere web forum. ADVrider frowns on posting links to it here, but maybe this will help get you there...
Just pop over to the YAMAHA SUPER TENERE big thread for that. When you have one post the pics here...
but the simple answers are.
1) It is pretty well bullet proof, although that's just conjecture as no one has had any reason to shoot one yet.
2) It is a proper all road bike not a jacked up street bike so it has a different set of compromises than more HP faster lap times etc.
3) Every time I get on mine I appreciate what it does. It will be with me for a while. If YAMAHA release an XT900z that may change but it may not.
4) I am not a bike swapper or a YAMAHA fan boy...well maybe this bike has made me a bit of a fan boy.
Duane, the S10's CoG is very low so the bike feels very light lifting it off the side stand and very nimble once rolling. Handles great and is comfortable over long distances. I rode a friend's GSA back to back with my S10 and at parking lot pace and during u-turns the Yamaha feels much lighter and more manageable. Next I rode another friends standard 12GS, felt very similar to the Yamaha.
No mechanical issues to be aware of as far as I know other than some headlight harnesses overheating on the earlier bikes but I believe this has been addressed. I know Yamaha that replaced it free of charge on my First Edition.
Yamaha put power restrictions on the first 3 gears in both touring and sport mode. These can be eliminated with an ECU reflash, or simply by placing a jumper in the clutch wire. I did the latter and the bike runs great. Plenty of information about this and everything else at the dedicated S10 forum.
WOW..............thank you for the link to the S10 forum!!!!! AND your input..............I really appreciate it!!!
Went to the boat show tonight. Made me remember there is a summer.
Weird place for a boat show, but I guess that was all underwater about a million years ago.
Hey, hey, hey. GrahamD is the resident smartass around here.:ddog
Coming from you Pluric I'll take that as a huge compliment.
My previous bike was also a GSA.
I'm very happy with the Yamaha. If you like to do off road the ST is much better than the GSA, well balanced, better suspension.... and very relliable.
GO FOR IT!!
I think we all know each other well enough around here....
Jaumev is in charge of stickers and any English corrections needed.
Dallara is more the "Tell me a story grandpa".
DaFoole is like the gay uncle good for comic relief.
Warriorprincess always on the quest for drama when there isn't any to be found.
Williams42 the smartass protege.
Twinrider, tougher call. Waiting to pounce at the smell of blood.
Me? I just hang around ready to hijack a thread if it gets too on track.