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

  1. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    So just checked and rear pads have about 4 mm of friction material on them after 30,000K.

    Anyone know how thick the oem pads are when new?
  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    4 mm each pad? Wouldn't be much less than new.
  3. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Morning All,

    Well, I'm thinking of swapping bikes, yeah again! I'm after a good long haul bike to replace the ZX14 which while its bags of fun, beats me up pretty well too. I bought one of the first new S10's and enjoyed doing a lot of km's on that thing and right now I'm wondering if I didn't make a mistake letting that go. So, how has everyone faired with their S10's over the years. Dave (Sidetrack) I recall had an issue with a cam chain tensioner (I think?) are there any big issues that have popped up that I should consider?

    Thanks

    Bill
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  4. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    Over 70K km on my 2010 model now. It's been ridden quite hard for the last half of that and often in areas where it really shouldn't be. Have always applied preventative maintenance and not a single problem so far. Change final drive oil frequently.
    It's been a very versatile bike and I'll be keeping it for a while yet. A 2up counterlunch ride with the missus one day, chasing 690s through state forests the next.
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  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I'm still happy enough with mine, almost 40,000 kms now, and due for a valve check and new CCT. Last couple of cold starts have been a bit rattly. A few final drive pull aparts to change the seal, or just clean it, as grit gets in there and it leaks a bit, like a fork seal. Sort the suspension and ergos like any bike, and the CCT once its got a few kms on it and good to go. Supposedly GenIIs have a better CCT, which is the default upgrade for GenIs, or there are aftermarket manual ones for <> $100.
  6. hayfarmer

    hayfarmer Been here awhile

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    I bought my bike about the same time as you old dog and now have 65000 ks. I have not had any issues with it , even have the original battery. this bike is perfect for me and my needs.
  7. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    No issue at all. Going on 6.5 years old. Battery was replaced after 5 years but I always do that. It's doing bench duty now. (battery retirement village).
  8. timbrell

    timbrell Solivagant - a lone wanderer.

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    G'day Bill
    Just to let you know, I traded your old girl in on the ES version earlier this year. Still sitting in the yard at Sportsrider in Launceston I think, they might be open to offers ;)
    Had close to 50k on the clock, no dramas at all. Just not that keen to start after a few days if not on the trickle charger; WOT worked everytime when she didn't start first go. I kept the crash bars for the new bike, otherwise exactly as we swapped ,except tyres. Has worn set of Mitas E07 now. I reckon Yamaha got their version of an all roads tourer spot on.
  9. timbrell

    timbrell Solivagant - a lone wanderer.

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    The new girl.
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  10. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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  11. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    Bought mine new in 2013. Has been a good bike generally apart from the ABS pump shitting itself earlier this year for no apparent reason with about 30k on the clock. Cost me $2500 to replace. That and my experience with Yamaha Australia over the whole affair would prevent me buying another one.
  12. hayfarmer

    hayfarmer Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that.
  13. Sidm

    Sidm You get what you settle for!!!

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    I got mine new about 4years ago, been a pretty good all rounder, blew a fork seal at about 15k, done 30 k now, most of it has been off road, much better after I put switch on to disengage the ABS,
  14. GrahamD

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    Merry Xmas,
  15. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried to make there seat flatter not slop ford by using the lower rear seat rubber method and if so did your front catch still line up properly I have tried raising the front with spacers but the catch then dose not line up and the mount bolt on the seat is to short to lower it by much and the angle also changers as it would if lowering the rear I suspect so if you have done this were did you get the lower rubbers in OZ and how did you overcome the catch alignment or have you found a better method with out removing foam
  16. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mine went for its 30K service last week.. blown fork seal on one side. First time I have ever had that happen in over 40 years of bikes.. so I cannot really complain.
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  17. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mate I replaced the REAR rubber "legs" under the seat with those off an FJR Yam. It levelled the seat out, but I had to add a piece of rubber sheeting for the tongue to slide into to stop the rear of the seat slopping about.

    However.. after 30k of this I discovered the seat was destroying that plastic frame that it sits on. So put the original rubbers back in and learning to live with it. I do run an air Hawke though.
  18. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    That was an option as well so what air hawk did you get the one the air hawk sit recommends is quite a bit smaller then the seat and dose it stop you sliding ford
  19. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Air Hawk have an ADV model.. but that ain't mine. Mine is a cruiser I think. Just wide enough.. possibly a poofteenth too wide.... and after a few hours it does tend to bunch up a bit at the front. Anytime I stop for a leg stretch I just readjust it if it needs it.

    The S10 seating isn't perfect.. but I guess I have adapted to it.

    I used to run an air hawk on my KLR.. and I can ride for 2 or 3 hours non stop on the S10.. couldn't do that on the KLR even with the air hawk.
  20. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Mmm well thanks for the replies Gents. Timbrell I'm impressed with that yellow one, and glad the old girl served you well. It was certainly the best all rounder I've had to the point of being boring actually! I did some asking around etc but didn't unearth any reasonable offers so instead I've decided to try a GTR1400 for a while, I got a really sharp deal on one so what the hell. Never had a touring bike and the experience is...interesting.