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Old 07-22-2010, 07:45 AM   #151
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Not yet..
Still waiting on my side panniers to rock up.
I will install the panniers first and see that it is OK to remove the silver plastic and heatshield.

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Hi Greg,

One thing I did not like about the S10 was the cover on the front of the exaust box touches the back of my left foot when standing up.
Is it your intention to do something about that ??
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:02 AM   #152
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Hi Greg,

One thing I did not like about the S10 was the cover on the front of the exaust box touches the back of my left foot when standing up.
Is it your intention to do something about that ??
Definitely.. My heel/back-of-thigh does the same thing.
I have a F800GS on the slab at the moment and as soon as I get rid of that I will be wheeling the S10 up onto it to wave the magic wand over it... I cant wait.

I know SW-Motech have a S10 and are producing prototype Protection bars and (I think) new frames and pannier's and a number of other products as we speak. I beleive they are sending some out here for trial and are due to arrive in the next few weeks. (fingers crossed)..

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:15 AM   #153
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This will be a bigger hit in the US than the F800GS and I see a bunch of those running around now.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #154
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Definitely.. My heel/back-of-thigh does the same thing.
I have a F800GS on the slab at the moment and as soon as I get rid of that I will be wheeling the S10 up onto it to wave the magic wand over it... I cant wait.

I know SW-Motech have a S10 and are producing prototype Protection bars and (I think) new frames and pannier's and a number of other products as we speak. I beleive they are sending some out here for trial and are due to arrive in the next few weeks. (fingers crossed)..

Greg.
Hepco Becker also have a development bike so we should have a good selection of products.

Cheers Rick
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:55 PM   #155
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Got bored with "stuff I have to do" the other night and inspired by Gregs gnarly off road adventure..
(And to prevent R3B getting the shakes from withdrawal).

My first XT1200z Mashup..with credits at the end.

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Old 07-22-2010, 06:48 PM   #156
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Great work Graham... Thanks for doing that.

My I.T guy was on the job last night (supposedly) so hopefully I can get some stuff up in the next couple days.

Hey - cul8trr (see-you-later) a.k.a Steve dropped up for a visit last night.
It was great to throw a leg over someone elses S10 and confirm that they are pretty much the same.

While we were standing around gawking at the bikes Steve spotted this dent in my rear rim... Must have been from last weekend.
I had not noticed it yet as I havent cleaned the bike properly yet, and you cant feel it on the road...

I will have to see if it will knock out with the next tyre change.. No biggy.

Greg.

P.S - be assured that the marks on the rim to the right of the dent are just the play of the flash light on the dirt.

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #157
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Is that all that happened?

Stop babying the thing, I mean its already...what..3weeks old?

Seriously mate, You have probably compressed about a years worth of "Evaluation" into this so far. Big thanks from me.

How do the spokes sound? Still in tune? Any cracks in the Swing arm yet? Did you feel the temperature of the shocks at any point after the ride?

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #158
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Delete this thread!!

It will end in
Yamaha are getting too much bang for their buck out of this thread which will only result in price increases.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:49 PM   #159
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Cry hello

Greg, thanks for the link to this thread, have been through it now. Those detailed pics and explanation up front on how you set up the ST post purchase are really useful. I'm envious that ST looks really nice.

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:49 AM   #160
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Seriously mate, You have probably compressed about a years worth of "Evaluation" into this so far. Big thanks from me.

How do the spokes sound? Still in tune? Any cracks in the Swing arm yet? Did you feel the temperature of the shocks at any point after the ride?

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I Checked the spokes and found the one on this side (2nd below the dent) is loose. There does not seem to be much side to side run out but there is a little radial dip (flat spot) from both sides... Must have given something a bloody good wack.

I will take the bike past the spoke dudes place on Monday and see what he has to say.

I will be giving the bike its first hand wash on the weekend so I will have a lookout for any other nicks or dents.. Was worried about the exhaust on a rock over the last bush ride.

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:59 AM   #161
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Must have given something a bloody good wack.

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Ok so would it be fair to say at this point that what you did in the video may have been close to 105%
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:17 AM   #162
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.....Must have given something a bloody good wack......

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I'm amazed that you did not notice the wack when it happened. What does that say about the bike.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:40 AM   #163
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Ok so would it be fair to say at this point that what you did in the video may have been close to 105%
Nah.. I dont think so. I certainly wasnt going at anymore than 66.6%, and the S10 felt like it had a lot more left in it for the terrain...
Not once through the whole day was I or the bike ragged or out of shape.

Typically the video footage (even the raw footage which was very high quality) does not show the extent of the terrain, size of the bumps and lumps, degree of climb and decent and the amount of jaggy rocks that appeard from no where etc, and there was the occasional unexpected rock that could not be missed.

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:46 AM   #164
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I'm amazed that you did not notice the wack when it happened. What does that say about the bike.
It says that either the suspension is very good (which it is) or the rims are made from black surf board foam (which I am pretty sure is not the case)..
I did let the tyre pressures down to 20psi front and 22psi rear.. In hindsight I would probably try them at 26f / 30r for this terrain at this pace.
On road I run these tyres at 37f / 40r so I dont think the damage would have been from curb / roundabout hopping on road.

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:23 AM   #165
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Nah.. I dont think so. I certainly wasnt going at anymore than 66.6%...
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Can't wait for the 100% video then

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