I have just purchased a 2010 65k S10.
Flew into Hamilton last week with my son (12) and rode it home to Rangiora (North Canterbury). Clocked up 1665 Ks during the 5 days and loved every minute of it. It has a rear brake issue at the moment but waiting on a master cylinder kit from Partzilla. No OEM available here or Aus.
Might see you out and about some day.
Yes I did Beastie and yes the bike has all the fruit but....... I lost the rear brake and overshot a red light in Tauranga and then spent the next 5 days bleeding the rear brake twice a day to get it, me and my son home safely.
The ABS unit was nackered and they cost $2500.
Seller not interested and didn’t disclose the bike had an issue so not that nicer guy unfortunately.
I actually don't know the guy. He came over and talked with me while my brother attempted to get his Explorer running in Taumarunui. Seemed like a good bloke.
I've just done the whole brake/clutch fluid thing myself and can't express how thankful I was when I cycled the pump and both ends did their thing.
Bummer about the ABS unit. Takes a bit of the shine off of a brilliant bike.