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Old 11-04-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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So, does one buy a new Super 10 or a used GS?
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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A very good review of a very "hot" bike.

2 thoughts:
You can probably disable the ABS by pulling it's fuse.

Why the parallel twin, when a 90 degree vee is so much better? 2 balance shafts and special timing to make it sound and feel like a vee? The vee may be longer, but it's thinner, which I'd think matters most if you're standing on the pegs.

I want one.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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A very good review of a very "hot" bike.

2 thoughts:
You can probably disable the ABS by pulling it's fuse.

Why the parallel twin, when a 90 degree vee is so much better? 2 balance shafts and special timing to make it sound and feel like a vee? The vee may be longer, but it's thinner, which I'd think matters most if you're standing on the pegs.

I want one.
A 90 degree V would have that front exhaust pipe really close to the ground.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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That's a Big Damn Bike, Danger!

Good writeup, very informative. Will somebody please buy me one of these for my 40th? Perhaps all the MO-Fos here can pool their pennies in a praypal donation to help defray the cost of my new Soupa'-T......
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #6
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So, does one buy a new Super 10 or a used GS?
The Yami will most likely be more reliable than the BMW and if nothing else cheaper to maintain
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:02 PM   #7
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I'd go with a used GS. No radiator and used will be all kitted out already. For some reason this thing isnt doing it for me. I keep seeing that side mounted radiator with a root sticking out of it. Add in the fork dive, linked brakes, always on ABS and the always biggie with Yamaha, CASH UP FRONT.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:15 PM   #8
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Remember when they use to modify 650 twin Yamahas for dirt track by making them a 270 degree motor? One fires right after the other, like a big single. Betcha didn't know that, did ya?

And Cobb, I tried to send you an IM about the E ATK's but your profile is non-existant in the electronic mess that is MO. What happened?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #9
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A very good review of a very "hot" bike.

2 thoughts:
You can probably disable the ABS by pulling it's fuse.

Why the parallel twin, when a 90 degree vee is so much better? 2 balance shafts and special timing to make it sound and feel like a vee? The vee may be longer, but it's thinner, which I'd think matters most if you're standing on the pegs.

I want one.
A V-Twin is also costlier to build (2 cylinder heads, cams, etc), and with one cylinder so far rearward, it's difficult to get the necessary weight on the front wheel with a long-travel front suspension. Build a narrow-angle Vee and you'll again need balancers. And the Tenere has a history with inline-Twins, and it isn't too wide between your feet.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:54 PM   #10
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Remember when they use to modify 650 twin Yamahas for dirt track by making them a 270 degree motor? One fires right after the other, like a big single. Betcha didn't know that, did ya?

And Cobb, I tried to send you an IM about the E ATK's but your profile is non-existant in the electronic mess that is MO. What happened?
Yes I did know about Twingles.

I don't know about the PM issue though. Didn't it work last time? Maybe they threw an electronic MOnkey wrench in somewhere?
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