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Old 03-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #16666
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At the very least done away with the tuning that created a $450 surcharge to get rid of the 1-3 gear restrictions.
My clutch fuse fix cost maybe .50 cents.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #16667
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Thankyou sir.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #16668
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Geology Rocks.....YOU rock!

As for the new water-boxer.........Drop dead gorgeous bike.
It calls to me. It promises to be the one.

Then I look out my window and see the one that actually has delivered. It has that wasp-eyes-face and it says with the upmost confidence, "promises promises".

It pizzes me off that the wasp is right. No good reason for it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #16669
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Maybe he's just not punch-drunk off the Blue koolaid, and wanted to initiate some positive discourse.


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Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #16670
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride. Real gem of a motor. Revs quick and pulls very hard, with enough low end torque that it will drive out of a very slow corner in 3rd gear without complaint. Power output is much greater than the S10. Obviously Yamaha's 1200cc liquid cooled twin could have been tuned to a much high spec and the power tamed with different driving modes, it's a real shame that Yamaha didn't do more in this respect. The GS sounds fantastic with a deep, throaty tone. I don't know how BMW manages to get that loud of an exhaust approved, but Yamaha goes with a muffler that sounds like a garbage disposal.
Brilliant bike. It's been out just over a week and has only had 3 recalls. Handles great if you are partial to tank slappers. Looks can be deceptive.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #16671
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Thank You sir.
No problem, I've also sent you a PM with more info then you probably need. Don't forget to sign in for the Ouray Super Tenere gathering in June.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #16672
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No problem, I've also sent you a PM with more info then you probably need. Don't forget to sign in for the Ouray Super Tenere gathering in June.
Have you got a link for that ?

I may be able to get there.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #16673
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride. Real gem of a motor. Revs quick and pulls very hard, with enough low end torque that it will drive out of a very slow corner in 3rd gear without complaint. Power output is much greater than the S10. Obviously Yamaha's 1200cc liquid cooled twin could have been tuned to a much high spec and the power tamed with different driving modes, it's a real shame that Yamaha didn't do more in this respect. The GS sounds fantastic with a deep, throaty tone. I don't know how BMW manages to get that loud of an exhaust approved, but Yamaha goes with a muffler that sounds like a garbage disposal.

I believe the BMW is manufactured from surplus Yamaha mufflers
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #16674
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Hey Joe, I'm so happy for you my friend!
I should planning my trip back to Denver so we can ride some together!! or you come over here in europe and explore some old countries! ^^

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #16675
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride. Real gem of a motor. Revs quick and pulls very hard, with enough low end torque that it will drive out of a very slow corner in 3rd gear without complaint. Power output is much greater than the S10. Obviously Yamaha's 1200cc liquid cooled twin could have been tuned to a much high spec and the power tamed with different driving modes, it's a real shame that Yamaha didn't do more in this respect. The GS sounds fantastic with a deep, throaty tone. I don't know how BMW manages to get that loud of an exhaust approved, but Yamaha goes with a muffler that sounds like a garbage disposal.
I think YAMAHA was overcautious with the first three gear but since that's a 50c fix I don't care.

Secondly as I have always said YAMAHA cold have come out with a high HP high compression motor but that would put a few spanners in the works for me.

But for those that only use bikes on road or soft road, the way these things are set up now, and that includes Tiger Ex, Versys and I assume the new DL1000 etc it works well I suppose.

If that is the way things are going I am sure YAMAHA could do a triple or a big power twin with lot's of maps,

We'll see how it goes. I am sure they have one of each back at lab right now.

As a first release I am sure YAMAHA wanted a bike that was bullet proof and could travel around the world with few issues. It's just that not many people do that.

So it may be a good time for YAMAHA to release a TRX1200 or a lighter more fragile XT1200.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #16676
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My tenere seems to be wearing the rear brake quite quickly. At 20k miles it is mostly consumed. It has not been ridden hard.

I would like to know if it is possible to grind this rotor like with a car.

If not how much money is a new rear rotor?

Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #16677
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Have you got a link for that ?

I may be able to get there.
See you there.
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5637.0
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #16678
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Maybe he's just not punch-drunk off the Blue koolaid, and wanted to initiate some positive discourse.


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I was curious about how the new GS stacked up against my Super Tenere and figured others here might be as well. Was surprised by some of the responses thought all the narrow-minded koolaid slurpers were in the Oilhead Boxer forum.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #16679
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OK this is not an S10 but...

Just to give an idea how far these big slow revin' under stressed motors with under stressed riders can go if you are not seduced by the latest gee wiz electronic gismo bikes...

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-...0-writeup.html

Just checked back to see how Werra was going at 272,810 Miles.(436,496Km)

Anyone who is worried about the S10 lasting 200,000 miles shouldn't be. (Assuming that wasn't made up of 100,000 trips to Starbucks that is)
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #16680
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thought all the narrow-minded koolaid slurpers were in the Oilhead Boxer forum.
Just goes to show the S10 is as good as an oil head then?

But really, if you look at the motor it has suddenly acquired a few "2010 S10" features, at a price, hasn't it?

But no one is over there mentioning it.

The RRP numbers have been released for OZ and it looks good on the base spec until you realize that once the options are added, it's still 30-40% more money.

I have heard that it has switchable ABS as well. Did you find the option?

So I wonder if YAMAHA will ever be able to charge BMW prices. Imagine what would be possible.

look up YAMAHA morpho and morpho II from 25 years ago. A lot of those technologies would be good on an all purpose bike.
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