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Discussion in 'Australia' started by warnabrother, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The GTR is a great bike, for what it is. Sort the suspension, like an S10, and it'll keep pretty much anything in sight on the road. Still sorta wish at times I still had mine, nothing quite like a 4 cyl Kwaka on song for me. I like my S10, but its about where you go that excites, not so much the journey at times.
  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Gotta agree with Donks, they are pretty boring, but I'm enjoying mine a lot more in giant trail bike mode!! It's amazing what a difference it makes being able to see where the front wheel is going !:nod
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  3. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Alright guys, probably a silly place for such a question but I am looking for answers.

    I sold up the 450 a while back now to take a more easy going approach to riding in the hope to mend and prevent any more future injuries.
    So I bought a Beta480, bigger tank, well setup suspension, comfy seat and some soft bags.
    Partialy beacuse I wasn't sure I could give away the snotty hills and days in the single but It's confirmed with a lack of range and the inability for myself to stay injury free it's time to get myself a mothership of sorts and stay out of the enduro loops.

    Realisticaly there are only a few bikes on my list - ST10, r1200gs/a, 800gs/a, ktm990 and possibly an AT though I'm reluctant to buy new and bear the cost of setup.
    Second hand market, as close to setup as possible, Sub $16k would be nice but $12k would be even better...

    Question is, why the s10 over any of the others and has anyone had realmworld experience tgey can compare to the others on the list?
  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I reckon they all have +s and -s, so whatever deal on the day floats your boat. 990 is most off road biased, they all can do with suspension upgrades, although the 990 maybe only a revalve.
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  5. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mate I made a choice between S10 or 990 from Dalby Moto 4 years ago. Both new, both $18K. I really wanted the 990... it was a case of heart said 990 and head said S10.

    As a long distance all road tourer the S10 is magic. Just eats up the miles.. bitumen or dirt. More stable on dirt at speed than my KLR was.

    All I wish was that mine had cruise control on it.

    I still think the 990 is the horniest bike ever made... but if I had to make that choice again.. I'd pick the S10 !

    Every time!
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  6. Hytram

    Hytram crash test dummy

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    Had a 950ADV S, rode a 800GS for 5K in Europe and now the S10

    what Happy Snapper said

    the 950ADV S, best bike I have ever ridden, worst bike I have ever owned, it gave you a massive smile on your dial but just so much work.

    I was actually looking for both the S10 and a 990 and I found a good 2nd hand S10 before I found a good 2nd hand 990


    the 800GS, the engine suffers from asthma and is lethargic. it really is a nothing engine compared to the s10 and especially the 990
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  7. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    I had a GSA1200 was excellent on the Dirt, , the S10 is also pretty good on dirt,(pity it has a 19 inch front wheel) They both are great mile munchers on the road, I often do 800klm days on the S10 , bang for buck the S10 is a good buy, I hit a Roo on the GSA and parts list was so dear they wrote it off, that was my reason to go Yamaha, as I wanted the no fuss shaft drive!!!
  8. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Still haven't worked out how to turn ABS off. 2015 model has 2 small control fuses, not like the 50A of earlier model. Mate said he put a switch in the sensor wire to the rear wheel on a 990 and that disabled rear wheel ABS. That would also effect traction control too I would guess on the S10.
  9. Hytram

    Hytram crash test dummy

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    Hmmmmmm

    you own a S10, your name is Marty and you are trying to work out the ABS trick.....

    glitch in the Matrix?


    anywho

    I have to the 2 fuses too, I know pulling one of them kills the speedo, I think the other did too.

    I was going to switch the rear sensor on the S10, it will def kill the traction control which I dont see being a major issue as I turn it off 95% of the time on the dirt anyway, I will experiment over the next couple of weeks
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  10. sander

    sander Been here awhile

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    Try your front sensor instead. The rear is used for your speedo as well
  11. WRC51

    WRC51 Been here awhile

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  12. timbrell

    timbrell Solivagant - a lone wanderer.

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    They're Holan Nomada racks. I'll have to get a photo with the panniers on. Happy Christmas!
  13. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    Good ride on the Fleurieu peninsula today, 20161226_161944.jpg

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  14. timbrell

    timbrell Solivagant - a lone wanderer.

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    Between Ross and Cressy, Tas; before Xmas.
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  15. Hytram

    Hytram crash test dummy

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    Ok, just did a test on the ABS fuses and speed sensors

    Now I believe different S10 do different things, so YMMV l, mine is a blue/silver 2011 model

    Doing the below, one at a time...

    Pulling the 7.5A fuse in the right fuse block marked 'ABS' disables the ABS and lights the ABS dash light, it also disables the speedo making it read 0 all the time and it stops both the trip meter and ODO

    Interesting enough, put the fuse back in while the engine is running and it all goes back to normal, no turning ignition on and off to do a reset

    Pulling the 20A fuse in the left fuse block marked 'ABS SOL' does the same as above.

    Disconnecting the rear speed sensor. Kills both the ABS, and traction control and lights both lights, lights the check engine light, kills the speedo/trip/ODO.

    Reinstalling the rear speed sensor without turning the ignition off restores the speedo and turns off the check engine light.. You have power off the ignition to reset the ABS and TC, that can be done while riding with the the clutch in or in neutral.

    Disconnecting the front is the same as the rear except the Speedo/trip/ODO is operational all the time..

    I think I will switch the fuse
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  16. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    I have a toggle switch up on dash to the fuse and just switch it on/off on the move at my own peril, its cuts the speedo and brings all the lights on but I figure it allows my to ride it how I want, and ive had no concerns so far, I'm mostly standing on the dirt, so I cant see the speedo or the lights on dash anyway,




  17. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Bergdonk said he used a killswitch button so would easy on the move. His model has a 50 amp fuse so required a relay. My model uses the mini blade fuses , so spade connecters don't push in (then use an in line fuse with the switch).
  18. trgbox

    trgbox Been here awhile

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    Been two months off the S10 and need to blow off the cob webs.........Cruisy medium paced black top and following 50/50 terrain ride/s.

    1/ Doing a New Year's day ride from Forest Lake - Mt Nebo - Mt Glorious - Fernvale- Forest Lake 0830 start.... My turn working the grave-yard shift and thought I'd do this run to begin a cracker year.

    2/ Flowing Wednesday doing Forest lake- Beaudesert- Lions Rd- Kyogle (lunch)-Murwillumbah- Hinze Dam-Beechmont Rd to Canungra-Home. 0730 start.

    3/ Following Sunday thinking Forest lake- Boonah- White Swamp Rd-Wallaby Ck Rd- Drake- Rocky Rvr Rd - Tenterfield-Warrick - Home. (BYO lunch by RRR for a swim) 0730 start

    #Depending on commitments thinking something Forrest Lake North to Gympie and RTN via over nighter??? Start TBA.

    Who's in?

    Also posted on generic page.
  19. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Was good to meet you for the ride Thursday Dave. Marty
  20. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    Same back to you Marty, enjoyed the company and the ride, hope to get out for another ride soon