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Old 11-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #14431
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How about this.....
A portable washing line stand, a portable satellite dish kit and a small twin tub washing machine. Oh and a fat bastid.
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Location: UK based, Touring Europe
You're touring Europe with that stuff??

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #14432
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I have to agree with Dallara 100%. Give the engine time and it will smooth out. When I first bought mine last year, the vibes were killing my feet and hands. I had ridden motorcycles with every type of engine known to man prior to the S10; boxer twin, singles, V four, inline four, etc.. None of them bothered me the way this thing did. I didn't expect an inline twin to be glass smooth but I also didn't expect my hands and feet to tingle and buzz for hours after riding either. I freely admit that I whined and bitched extensively here. I even got Yamaha customer relations involved. The recurring advice I got from others was to give it time. This motor takes a looooong time to break in. That was the only thing that kept me going. Initially, instead of wanting to ride my new bike I had to force myself to ride it. I'm glad I did though. As the miles accumulated, the bike became smoother. At 13k miles and counting, I'm happy to say that my S10 is a completely different machine. It still has that big twin "character" that I wanted but it no longer feels like I'm riding a giant sex toy.

Sounds like you're describing my S10 to a T. I've also been riding for years and have owned close to 50 bikes, many of them twins so not speaking from the voice of inexperience. Thinking that the vibes are probably why the PO traded the bike in with just 4200 km on it to get a 12GS.

At what mileage did yours begin to smooth out? I put 2200 km on mine this weekend, bringing it up to 6400 km total.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #14433
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You're touring Europe with that stuff??

A man has to do his washing !

Seriously, no. It was when I had a camper. Now I have a Landy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #14434
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Sounds like you're describing my S10 to a T. I've also been riding for years and have owned close to 50 bikes, many of them twins so not speaking from the voice of inexperience. Thinking that the vibes are probably why the PO traded the bike in with just 4200 km on it to get a 12GS.

At what mileage did yours begin to smooth out? I put 2200 km on mine this weekend, bringing it up to 6400 km total.
Its hard to say exactly when it began to smooth out but I would guess around the five or six thousand mile mark. Around that time I remember taking a several day trip to the mountains where I rode aggressively. Lots of high rpm riding with constant rpm changes. It seemed that the harder I rode it the smoother it got. Currently, I have over 13k miles on it and I would say that it has improved even more. If you want my humble opinion, don't abuse your bike but ride it and ride it hard. That's what I have done and my S10 seems to get better with every mile.

As a small caveat, I have found that my bike loves the cold. The colder it is the smoother she runs. From what I've read, thats completely normal for a lot of bikes. I live in Atlanta where it gets very hot and humid in the summer. When its hot out the bike has more of that twin character but it is not even remotely close to the buzz that it had before.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #14435
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You ex GS owners have been holding out on me. I just came back from Moab today.
2010 1200 GS was on the ride I got to trade bikes on the slab. Wow what a motor!
Just blew the Tenere away in a drag race and roll ons. I mean bad.

He liked the feel of the Tenere and was dinking around doing parking lot manuvers.

The GS felt like a street bike with wide bars to me. Nice plush ride. Just the way it
sat and less leg room. Nice bike, I'll keep the Tenere over it. I'll just miss being the
ass kicker. Well at least on road. Off road the Tenere had no problem holding it's own.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #14436
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You ex GS owners have been holding out on me. I just came back from Moab today.
2010 1200 GS was on the ride I got to trade bikes on the slab. Wow what a motor!
Just blew the Tenere away in a drag race and roll ons. I mean bad.

He liked the feel of the Tenere and was dinking around doing parking lot manuvers.

The GS felt like a street bike with wide bars to me. Nice plush ride. Just the way it
sat and less leg room. Nice bike, I'll keep the Tenere over it. I'll just miss being the
ass kicker. Well at least on road. Off road the Tenere had no problem holding it's own.

Mo photos? You are slipping!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #14437
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You ex GS owners have been holding out on me. I just came back from Moab today.
2010 1200 GS was on the ride I got to trade bikes on the slab. Wow what a motor!
Just blew the Tenere away in a drag race and roll ons. I mean bad.

He liked the feel of the Tenere and was dinking around doing parking lot manuvers.

The GS felt like a street bike with wide bars to me. Nice plush ride. Just the way it
sat and less leg room. Nice bike, I'll keep the Tenere over it. I'll just miss being the
ass kicker. Well at least on road. Off road the Tenere had no problem holding it's own.
I don’t have ANY idea what you’re talking about. I had my GS for over two years and when I first test rode the S-10 I knew the Yammie had the Beamer covered on HP. (maybe it’s the rider in your case )

Yes the german machine is smooth on the road and I did like it on the dirt but... I’d NEVER trade my Yamaha Super Tenere for a GS.

Just my 2-cents.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #14438
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You ex GS owners have been holding out on me. I just came back from Moab today.
2010 1200 GS was on the ride I got to trade bikes on the slab. Wow what a motor!
Just blew the Tenere away in a drag race and roll ons. I mean bad.

He liked the feel of the Tenere and was dinking around doing parking lot manuvers.

The GS felt like a street bike with wide bars to me. Nice plush ride. Just the way it
sat and less leg room. Nice bike, I'll keep the Tenere over it. I'll just miss being the
ass kicker. Well at least on road and in the sand. Off road the Tenere had no problem holding it's own.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #14439
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Mo photos? You are slipping!
Well the GS may have had more HP but it did have one thing in common.....



Butter rim. The owner was not amused. It wouldn't hold air (Baja deja vu)



After finding out the Beemer didn't have a torx that fit the axle pinch bolt
we started aking anyone who came by. KTM to the rescue. The KTM with
us came back and had what we needed. Put a tube in so we could keep going.
This is starting to be my standard ride shot.



Erick, the owner wasn't so sure about the whole thing.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #14440
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You'll have to go over the the photo thread.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #14441
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You'll have to go over the the photo thread.

That's the second biggest windscreen I have ever seen!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #14442
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That's the second biggest windscreen I have ever seen!
It's a V Stream tall. I was originally planning on triming it down. After using it
I'm getting spoiled by the total dead air behind it. The last off road ride I removed
it and rode without a sheild. This trip had temps in the low 40's to mid 50's on
the slab. Everytime I stuck my head around the sheild I'd gasp. I agree it looks
awfully big, but it sure is comfortable to hide behind.

This day ride ended riding at night to finish. If I had taken it off as originally planned
I would have been miserable with a straight on wind chill and open face helmet.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:10 AM   #14443
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That's the second biggest windscreen I have ever seen!
I've got the Parabellum large touring screen, keeps the cold out & I can hear the iPod with almost no wind noise.

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #14444
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That's the second biggest windscreen I have ever seen!
That's the second most studly picture of pluric I've seen. Must be the new windscreen keeping the hair "just so".
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:11 AM   #14445
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You'll have to go over the the photo thread.

You are a regular "poster boy" Rick.

If I was that way inclined I would go so far as to say you make me moyt... as in "Markle Duglat - the only white boy to ever make me moyt"Name that quote...?
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