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Old 09-23-2011, 11:31 PM   #2026
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Was looking at trading my 07 FJR but I sat on a XT1200Z last weekend and can just get my toes on ground with the seat lowered
The front can probably be slid down the forks fairly easy ?
How would I drop the rear . Different spring ?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:31 AM   #2027
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Was looking at trading my 07 FJR but I sat on a XT1200Z last weekend and can just get my toes on ground with the seat lowered
The front can probably be slid down the forks fairly easy ?
How would I drop the rear . Different spring ?
Cheers,
Doug
Scone - NSW
Yamaha also offer a lower seat as an accessory.
Heres the item in question http://www.yamabits.co.uk/motorcycle...-low-seat.html
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:04 AM   #2028
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Was looking at trading my 07 FJR but I sat on a XT1200Z last weekend and can just get my toes on ground with the seat lowered
The front can probably be slid down the forks fairly easy ?
How would I drop the rear . Different spring ?
Cheers,
Doug
Scone - NSW
G'day Doug.
Got ducks disease huh?

I do manufacture lowering links for the big XT... See here: http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/cat...oducts_id=1162
Use with caution off-road though, as they not only lower the bike but obviously reduce ground clearance.

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:47 AM   #2029
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Greg, and all potential US customers....

I think it would be a good time to note that the USD/AUD exchange rate is the best it's been in a year (I should know - I sent AUD$2700 to Oz 3 weeks ago, and it cost me US$2974. If I sent it today it would cost me $330 less. Spewing!)

Anyway, $US1 will today get you AUD$1.02 so pricing on Greg's stuff will be a lot better than it was a month ago.

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:00 AM   #2030
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Greg, and all potential US customers....

I think it would be a good time to note that the USD/AUD exchange rate is the best it's been in a year (I should know - I sent AUD$2700 to Oz 3 weeks ago, and it cost me US$2974. If I sent it today it would cost me $330 less. Spewing!)

Anyway, $US1 will today get you AUD$1.02 so pricing on Greg's stuff will be a lot better than it was a month ago.

Trevor
Thanks Trevor, a very good point.
Also, the prices advertised on the motorradgarage web site include 10% Aussie gst which is removed for export sales.

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #2031
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G'day Doug.
Got ducks disease huh?

I do manufacture lowering links for the big XT... See here: http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/cat...oducts_id=1162
Use with caution off-road though, as they not only lower the bike but obviously reduce ground clearance.

Greg.
Thanks Greg ,
I will look at getting a set when the time comes .
Not worried too much about the height as I only want to ride gravel roads when the need arises .
Dont want to blaze new trails like you blokes do.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #2032
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I can categorically state that the fully adjustable Ohlins shock for this bike is a world apart from the standard (spring pre-load + rebound dampening only) shock.
I knew that the standard shock was very heavily over compression dampened, but I didn't realize exactly how much until having the adjustability available with the Ohlin's unit.

...

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Hi Greg,

I recently test rode a ST and noticed that unbalanced feeling between front and rear. I am relatively light in weight, about 150 pounds, but I still felt the hard reactions from the rear, while the forks where o.k. for me. I tested only on-road, but the road was lousy.
I tried to turn the knob (spring pre-load) to the soft position, but this didnīt make things much better. When I read on the german Yamaha site that the rear suspension is fully adjustable (including compression damping), I thought about re-test the bike. Then I learned today from this thread, that this must be a mistake on the german site, because I canīt imagine that bikes overseas differs in that aspect.
Anyway, I am glad that you are happy with your Ohlins.

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Old 09-28-2011, 06:35 AM   #2033
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Hi Greg,

I recently test rode a ST and noticed that unbalanced feeling between front and rear. I am relatively light in weight, about 150 pounds, but I still felt the hard reactions from the rear, while the forks where o.k. for me. I tested only on-road, but the road was lousy.
I tried to turn the knob (spring pre-load) to the soft position, but this didnīt make things much better. When I read on the german Yamaha site that the rear suspension is fully adjustable (including compression damping), I thought about re-test the bike. Then I learned today from this thread, that this must be a mistake on the german site, because I canīt imagine that bikes overseas differs in that aspect.
Anyway, I am glad that you are happy with your Ohlins.

Best wishes
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Georgios, you are about the right weight for a standard rear preload setting on the S10, the pointer on the redmark, maybe half a setting upwards, what maybe wrong by what you are describing is the rebound damper was set to hard which will cause packing, this is where the rear wheel has not followed the bottom of the bumps and has continually hit the next bump causing the shock to stay compressed. Actually, by making the preload softer would have made it worse because the rebound damper was having more control over the shock than the spring, thus not allowing the spring to extend back into position for the next bump.

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Old 10-03-2011, 02:35 AM   #2034
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Doug,

if its any indication I moved from a 2005 FJR which, I'd lowered, to the XT1200.
I fitted lowering dog bones and dropped the yokes down the forks by 10mm. I can flatfoot my right foot and usually get the ball of my left foot down . ( UK cambers).

I ride with other Teneres and the handling does not seem to be impaired, I think I could get away by lowering the yokes another 2mm. The ground clearance is reduced by about an inch. You can get that sort of compression from a couple of stone in weight.

I tried Yamaha's low seat for the test rides. That gave me similar results as the dog bones, but at Ģ120 more !! The seat is a bit harder than stoandard too.

The only other change I'm considering is a narrowing of the standard seat to enable my legs to get down quicker.

One point, with an FJR you tend to put your legs out when you come to a stop, due to the wide seat. On the Tenere you put your legs straight down.

The Tenere feels a lot lighter too.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:48 AM   #2035
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what's wrong with the Oztralians? don't you smaak the S10?
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-- 2011 Motorcycle Sales Figures Australian Retail - First Half
-- Top Ten selling Adventure-Touring models / Percentage change in comparison to 2010 First Half

Kawasaki KLR650 267 -11%
BMW R 1200 GS 153 +33%
BMW G 650 GS 134 +28.8%
Triumph Tiger 800 133
BMW F800 GS 127 +16.5%
Ducati MTS1200 104
Suzuki DL650A 99 -25.6%
Yamaha XT660Z 97 -14.9%
BMW R 1200 GSA 87 +13%
Yamaha XY1200Z 72



The krauts seem to dig the S10
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:23 AM   #2036
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #2037
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3rd place in Germany!!! It's a surprise for me.

I can't tell the same in Italy... The gs sells almost twice (and more) than the S10
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:55 PM   #2038
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Wow
3rd place in Germany!!! It's a surprise for me.

I can't tell the same in Italy... The gs sells almost twice (and more) than the S10
Don't want to start rumors but 398 to 270 = 67%
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:49 AM   #2039
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Don't want to start rumors but 398 to 270 = 67%
or the BMW only sold 47% more than the S10
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:08 AM   #2040
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A newcomer selling only 47% less than the ages long bestseller in its country of origin its quite an hit I guess
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