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Old 12-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #14656
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Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #14657
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Overall there is not much to complain about on this bike. The one thing I do not like though is riding at night....when banked over the headlights do not light up to the sides very much at all, which makes for some pretty hairy moments on my commute home which includes a lot of twisty roads with elevation change. Is there a way to adjust them outwards a little bit so they will cover a wider swath?
I' read it somewhere, but never tried it. If you have fog light, try to cross them, left to the right side (X) and vice versa.

Maybe we could adjust our headlight that way too.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #14658
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Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #14659
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Yes, there is...

Just check out the service manual. I think it's even in the owners manual, too. Just look for headlight adjustment. There's some adjustment bolts (I think they have 8mm bolt heads with phillips-head screwdriver slots, too) back in there near the caps to replace the headlamp bulbs, and two are used to adjust the headlight aim up-and-down, while two more are used to aim them left-and-right.

You could definitely use them to point the lights outward on each side, as the adjustment range is pretty broad.

Hope this helps!

Dallara

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #14660
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Eek Oh, no!!!

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I tried to bring the headlights in a little. I don't know it just made the bike look stupid.



Damn, Pluric...

If I didn't know any better I'd swear that was R3B's/Rema's/ErsTT's bike in that picture! Sure looks stupid enough to be his, what with the hanging flap and all!

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #14661
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Staintune Muffler

Just fitted a Staintune to my S10. Haven't had a chance to ride it yet. It doesn't sound a whole lot louder ... well simply by giving the throttle a tweak.

Anybody else fitted one and have any experiences or comments re this pipe?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:21 AM   #14662
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Today I was looking to move the oil filter... it's not easy, heavier, more lines... more possible troubles… I'm not sure about it.
A much easier option could be replace the OEM filter for a shorter one. Just 10 mm could make a big difference.
Do you know if this is possible?, does the engine can be damaged?
Thanks!
The good news is that Yamaha actually make a slightly shorter one for other bikes that fits exactly. For my fist service, which I did myself, I asked the dealer for a normal one and he did not have one in stock. He gave me the slightly shorter one and said it would be fine.

I used it for the 10,000km between services and it was fine. It is also about 10mm shorter as you need. If you are worried about the flow then you could make the oil/filter changes earlier.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:19 AM   #14663
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I tried to bring the headlights in a little. I don't know it just made the bike look stupid.

The true difference of the blue ones is starting to become evident.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #14664
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The good news is that Yamaha actually make a slightly shorter one for other bikes that fits exactly.
Part Number???
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #14665
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The good news is that Yamaha actually make a slightly shorter one for other bikes that fits exactly. For my fist service, which I did myself, I asked the dealer for a normal one and he did not have one in stock. He gave me the slightly shorter one and said it would be fine.

I used it for the 10,000km between services and it was fine. It is also about 10mm shorter as you need. If you are worried about the flow then you could make the oil/filter changes earlier.
Yeap, we have this one but I want to be sure it about pressure ... The dealer is asking to Yamaha... but I am pretty sure about the answer...
I will apreciate if you give us the part number

Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #14666
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Getting back to the clutch switch Mod.

My observations:
1.- Works with the Australian model.
2.- It disables S/T mappings.
3.- It disables in gear clutch safety, so if you're in 1st/2nd and you press the starter it may throw you off.
4.- It only seems to have an effect below 3k rpm.
5.- Pulling the clutch lever slightly without engaging the clutch does the same thing... so I guess they did to help wheelies .

Am I missing anything?

PS: I also if you want to preserve your sump it best to avoid going down stairs , you may even go over the handlebars if it gets stuck on a stair.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #14667
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So how have you guys routed the perminant leads for your battery tender? I am thinking thread through current wires and the wire tied to the frame rail just to the rear of the black plastic cover. I would use those two holes for zip ties to hold it on.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #14668
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So how have you guys routed the perminant leads for your battery tender? I am thinking thread through current wires and the wire tied to the frame rail just to the rear of the black plastic cover. I would use those two holes for zip ties to hold it on.
I ran a fused wire direct from the battery to a powerlet BMW style outlet.
I just plug the battery tender into it and also have a dedicated outlet to use
for other items. I put this in before the winglets. Cutting it close so move it
over a little more to the right if anyone else does this.



I use a BMW to SAE plug. Runs a compressor too.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #14669
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Getting back to the clutch switch Mod.

My observations:
1.- Works with the Australian model.
2.- It disables S/T mappings.
3.- It disables in gear clutch safety, so if you're in 1st/2nd and you press the starter it may throw you off.
4.- It only seems to have an effect below 3k rpm.
5.- Pulling the clutch lever slightly without engaging the clutch does the same thing... so I guess they did to help wheelies .

Am I missing anything?

PS: I also if you want to preserve your sump it best to avoid going down stairs , you may even go over the handlebars if it gets stuck on a stair.
I don't think it disables the S/T modes.

I wouldn't disagree on the stairs. Nice mess to clean up I would imagine.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #14670
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So how have you guys routed the perminant leads for your battery tender? I am thinking thread through current wires and the wire tied to the frame rail just to the rear of the black plastic cover. I would use those two holes for zip ties to hold it on.
Mine came from the dealer with it installed just that way.
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