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Offline Padrone

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A choice
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:27:58 pm »
Lets hear it fellow dog's : If you had a choice  ;D between a 1200GS or a Super ten what would you choose. Riding will be 40% dirt not too technical and 60% tar. I need to start looking at upgrading from my faithfull old pig  :ricky:
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Re: A choice
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 04:30:04 pm »
I'd say GS, but I'm biased. GS = no radiator to puncture...

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Re: A choice
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 04:33:30 pm »
Between the normal GS and S10 I would take the S10, both tubeliss and good service from dealers. And mechanically sound.

The GS Adventure is in my opinion better than both for touring and offroading, big fuel tank and super standard extras.

My dad just had the same delema as he a a BIG Yamaha supporter, but have had good service from BMW so he took the ADV at the end due to the Fuel capacity and having extras from his normal GS that fit.

Get both ....
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 04:52:08 pm »
Positive's both ways. You would only get the S10 if you really dislike BMW's and the brand

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Re: A choice
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 05:06:44 pm »
Positive's both ways. You would only get the S10 if you really dislike BMW's and the brand

Agreed. S10 for me.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 05:30:31 pm »
GS. But I'm biased.   8)
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Re: A choice
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 05:49:28 pm »
S10
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Re: A choice
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 06:31:20 pm »
A biased GS   ;)

Don't know Yamaha's service quality, but after experienes with other makes, I'll stick with BMW.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 07:44:21 pm »
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Re: A choice
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 07:51:20 pm »
Keep the pig. Legend motorcycle that :thumleft:
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Re: A choice
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 07:54:51 pm »
Super Ten - Got mine on Saturday - As happy as a pig in sh...!
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 08:05:31 pm »
The Pig will be kept forever but the dilemma is still there  GS or ST.Is there anyone that has used both??
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Re: A choice
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 08:51:55 pm »
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Re: A choice
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 09:02:41 pm »
ktm 990 s , there is only one

problem with reading maybe, or do you need to justify your own decision?
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Re: A choice
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 09:21:40 pm »
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Re: A choice
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2010, 09:45:29 pm »
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Don't pick a fight with an old man.If he is too old to fight,he'll just kill you.
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for"
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Re: A choice
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2010, 09:56:21 pm »
ktm 990 s , there is only one

problem with reading maybe, or do you need to justify your own decision?

Definitely self justification, for sure!

Go and ride both, I think the S10 is quite cool and must be worth considering. New DOHC gs's have issues that need sorting... some bad vibes have been experienced and fixed but only after some rather persistent discussions! Did have the option to use one of three dealers however, check in your area what would be your choices i.t.o. servicing agents.
Must just say I really enjoy the gs, since valve clearances got sorted, pull like a steam train and nice soundtrack to go with it :biggrin:

 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2010, 07:09:13 am »
The nearest dealers are in PE and I got a wiff of the GS issues. Problem is that I am 3 hours from the nearest dealer and cannot just pop in to discuss issues.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2010, 07:29:27 am »
Ok the Super Ten would be my choice if you going to keep the pig  :thumleft:
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Re: A choice
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2010, 07:43:48 am »
Dunno!? ???
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