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Old 05-30-2010, 07:54 AM   #31
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Great write up!

Q: Any wind coming in from around the fork area? The xtz660 have this problem.
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:21 AM   #32
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Well done!!!

Thanks for taking the time.

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:06 AM   #33
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Great write up!

Q: Any wind coming in from around the fork area? The xtz660 have this problem.
just cut a template and put it there, KTM LC8 owners have that problem, it's very cheaply fixed.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:32 AM   #34
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The GSA's large tank acts as an excellent fairing, and it appears from the pics that the width of the tank and rad seem to offer the same kind of wind protection...
When you go through the various pictures you can sometimes see a front shot from people riding the bike - you don't actually see upper legs. Seems to be pretty good protection wise.
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:52 PM   #35
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just cut a template and put it there, KTM LC8 owners have that problem, it's very cheaply fixed.
If i am paying so much, i would expect them to solve this problem, rather than diy a cheap fix...
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:44 AM   #36
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If i am paying so much, i would expect them to solve this problem, rather than diy a cheap fix...
The real problem is you want to assume there is a problem. Perhaps you can't find anything else to bitch about?
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:32 PM   #37
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Would you happen to have noticed how the wind protection is on the lower torso and legs? Would it be on par with the GS or the GSA?

The GSA's large tank acts as an excellent fairing, and it appears from the pics that the width of the tank and rad seem to offer the same kind of wind protection...
Lower torso and legs are fine, but do not expect GSA kind of protection.

The screen is adequate for those that don't expect too much, but your shoulders and arms have quite a lot of windblast. Personally, I would fit a biggre screen.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:55 AM   #38
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would u choose Super Tenere over GS on ur trips like Kaokoland
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134368

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:32 PM   #39
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would u choose Super Tenere over GS on ur trips like Kaokoland
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134368

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:47 PM   #40
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:55 PM   #41
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Hey MJ,

I'm wondering if you agree with the overall assessment of Kevin Ash's verdict on this bike:

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/ya...A9r%C3%A9-test
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:25 PM   #42
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would u choose Super Tenere over GS on ur trips like Kaokoland
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134368

I'm sure YAMAHA make other bikes, last time I looked there were a few options available for off road..
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:42 PM   #43
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Great write-up. Thx for sharing.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:52 PM   #44
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Hey MJ,

I'm wondering if you agree with the overall assessment of Kevin Ash's verdict on this bike:

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/ya...A9r%C3%A9-test
Yes, largely I do.

My comparison between the GS and the ST is based on my GS's, which is a 2004 and was a 2006. So the 2010 GS may well be marginally better in the power stakes.

Also, in South Africa the ST is priced at about $2700 cheaper than a comparably specced GS.

I would not call the bike bland, but it certainly is a more budget version, not having ESA etc. Budget version is also a strong word when taking into account that you get better brakes and suspension than a GS can offer.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:48 AM   #45
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Great write up. Thanks a bunch, now if only it would come to the US.........
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