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Old 12-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #14596
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I'm in Columbus (on the opposite side of town from iron pony though) and you can ride my s10 sometime if you like. I checked out that matte one at the Pony last week, that thing looks sweet!

Start with the clutch switch mod, and then work on the windshield. For cruise control, a throttle lock is easily added, while electronic cruise control is very doable, but more work/money.

Then revisit the engine work, if the clutch switch mod isn't cutting it for you, get the ECM flashed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #14597
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Had a new 06 KTM 950 Adv S.

Great bike. Big Grin Factor in the dirt. Not so great on the road. Carburated model and didn't run great at higher elevations compared to a FI bike. Wind management was terrible. Was always worried about reliability. But it was ok till I sold it to get an 08 BMW GS12 which was also a great bike but always worried about reliability and recalls and Dealer BS about voiding warranty doing my own maintenance. Kept that one 4 years till I got the S10. Believe it or not I like the Yamaha best of all. It does everything well and the TC and ABS and suspension work better than on the Beamer. Its going to be heavier than the Katoom for sure but I hope to ride it not carry it. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #14598
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Just playing with it it's way more intuitive on entry items.
After about three letters it already has options for me
to just touch and load. Big letters easy to see. Kinda weird
you have to go between screens for more letters because
of the size. Just a little something to get used to. People who
text a lot will love it. I don't text much so little slow for me.
So were my other Garmins to type into.
The Zumo is actually quite clever when you get used to it (if a bit slow to recalculate or figure out you have taken the wrong turning). My unit, and I guess yours too, came with a car window mount. When and if you use it in a car, it detects the change in mount and the letters change to smaller a QWERTY keyboard. The big letters are designed so that you can still type with gloves on. The good news is that it is changeable to QWERTY when in motorcycle mode through Tools > Settings > System

The bad news is that the manual is completely crap and tells you very little of the units capabilities.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #14599
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The Zumo is actually quite clever when you get used to it (if a bit slow to recalculate or figure out you have taken the wrong turning). My unit, and I guess yours too, came with a car window mount. When and if you use it in a car, it detects the change in mount and the letters change to smaller a QWERTY keyboard. The big letters are designed so that you can still type with gloves on. The good news is that it is changeable to QWERTY when in motorcycle mode through Tools > Settings > System

The bad news is that the manual is completely crap and tells you very little of the units capabilities.

I did not know that. I've only played with it on the bike and sitting on the couch.
You're right about the manual. Just one of the those quick start fold outs.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #14600
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Bigger 550 manual here in the discontinued part of Garmin support.

Almost as bad.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/1369_OwnersManual.pdf
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #14601
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Bigger 550 manual here in the discontinued part of Garmin support.

Almost as bad.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/1369_OwnersManual.pdf
Still better than what I had. Thank you.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #14602
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After needing a tube two times now I decided to try and come up with a spot
it would always be on the bike for those non bag rides. Bought a fender tube
bag and after holding it all over the place this made the best sense for easy
removal and not in the way of anything else. Cut the little hooks off so they
wouldn't vibrate on the cover.



Tucked it inside the Altrider side guards running the strap so it won't blow
back. The other pipe angle should keep it from coming forward.








Here's another option. Go to vendors, look for Custom Sewing and Cordura Items. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...487221&page=62 Guy does nice work.



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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #14603
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traded in my 1700 Nomad for a black 2012 Super Ten today... have been researching and analyzing this for months and finally pulled the trigger...

I know it's not a perfect bike... there is no such thing... but I think this bike is going to bring a lot of smiles to my ugly mug...


this comment from Cycle World on a Long Term Test update on the Super Ten made me chuckle...

"Our long-term Super Ténéré is so popular with CW editors that we’ve had to resort to putting requests to borrow it on a calendar. Must have something to do with the bike’s versatility, as it seems to be the first machine staffers think of when they want to cover serious miles, explore dirt roads, take a two-up, week-long vacation or do all of these on the same trip.With popularity comes a lot of mileage"

eventually this bike is going to "catch on" and become hard to get at reasonable prices... glad I got mine now!!

and to no one's surprise... my "other" bike is a highly farkled 09 KLR...
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #14604
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traded in my 1700 Nomad for a black 2012 Super Ten today... have been researching and analyzing this for months and finally pulled the trigger...

and to no one's surprise... my "other" bike is a highly farkled 09 KLR...
Go get yourself a new silver milk crate my man. Should set off the black nicely.

Congratulations
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #14605
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Go get yourself a new silver milk crate my man. Should set off the black nicely.

Congratulations
Done!... there's a dairy just down the road!!

you know THIS guy has to own a KLR!!




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Old 12-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #14606
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Originally Posted by pluric
I'm probably a little late to this party. Did you ever get your wife to see the light?

Here's one just over the border....

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...&search=tenere


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Those are some good prices!
I purchased the last of the two bikes this dealer had today...

I have had 3 or 4 people tell me about this add and one like it on Craigslist... I told the dealer that there is some buzz about his adds and if he can get some more left over 2012s from the warehouse for this price, he will likely get some more buyers... he says there are more available... if your looking for the Super Ten, give him call, his name is Russell, good guy to do business with, very smooth transaction...
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:38 PM   #14607
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Here's another option. Go to vendors, look for Custom Sewing and Cordura Items. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...487221&page=62 Guy does nice work.



Oh, now you tell me.

Good lead, thanks for the link.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #14608
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Originally Posted by pluric
I'm probably a little late to this party. Did you ever get your wife to see the light?

Here's one just over the border....

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...&search=tenere



I purchased the last of the two bikes this dealer had today...

I have had 3 or 4 people tell me about this add and one like it on Craigslist... I told the dealer that there is some buzz about his adds and if he can get some more left over 2012s from the warehouse for this price, he will likely get some more buyers... he says there are more available... if your looking for the Super Ten, give him call, his name is Russell, good guy to do business with, very smooth transaction...
Good for you!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #14609
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Still better than what I had. Thank you.
Here is the 660 one. Note the date on the owners manual (not quick start).

https://support.garmin.com/support/m...hManuals.faces

It is seriously out of date. Without going through it, it still talks about Audio books. This feature was bought out by Amazon years ago.

BTW, as soon as you get time, plug it in to your computer and get it updated.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:08 AM   #14610
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Seat comfort.... actually seat discomfort

My Super Tenere seat is a real pain in the bum after a while. I had an air hawk on my last bike.... but it is too long for the S10.

Anybody else have comfort issues with the seat.... and how did you overcome them?
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