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Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 09:32 PM
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Posted By raybies
XT1200Z fueling issue

Hi.

I have 2010 XT1200Z with the only mod being a silencer. It's always been a little hesitant to start... kind of coughs into action, and if a wash it, it really struggles to start.
If I use...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
I agree. I've damaged the bike twice, once...

I agree.

I've damaged the bike twice, once dropped it in some lose terrain which bent the "crash bar" and damaged the right panel.
And once cracked the sump going down stairs.
Little more...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2012, 05:32 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
It was just 3 freaking steps... I needed to park...

It was just 3 freaking steps... I needed to park in a gated parking lot. So I decided to go in through the side walk/foot path down some stair.

I stood up, go down and bam!
2nd step hit the sump...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Getting back to the clutch switch Mod. My...

Getting back to the clutch switch Mod.

My observations:
1.- Works with the Australian model.
2.- It disables S/T mappings.
3.- It disables in gear clutch safety, so if you're in 1st/2nd and you...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,398
Posted By raybies
US$22,000 here... how would you describe that? ...

US$22,000 here... how would you describe that?

Look at 2nd hand prices:...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 53,144
Posted By raybies
Did you cut yours, or buy it? I've been wanting...

Did you cut yours, or buy it?
I've been wanting to do this since I saw the Super Tenere's in Morocco things 14 months ago.
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By raybies
How are you securing the extensions to the...

How are you securing the extensions to the ProTaper?
The Fatbars ends are smooth, with no thread, so I use one of those expansion bolts... holds the hand guard.
Feels solid, but if I were to slide,...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By raybies
I replaced mine cos I thought the stock were too...

I replaced mine cos I thought the stock were too angled back... Fatbars (WINDHAM 603-01) in black... BEST mod I've made... BUT they're a little short from where the grips go to the 1st bend, so the...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,348
Posted By raybies
The Altriders are here:...

The Altriders are here: https://www.adventuremoto.com.au/index.php?cPath=111_126 (in stock @ Dural)
The Givi's are from revzilla: $160 + $85 shipping

I don't have any bar right now, but when I...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,348
Posted By raybies
Those Givi bars look pretty nice, not too big......

Those Givi bars look pretty nice, not too big... and their reasonably priced too :evil

For the lucky people down under Givi = $250, Altrider = $450
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,348
Posted By raybies
Best crash bars for the XT1200Z

Howdy.

Is there a best crash bar for the Super Tenere?
I'm leaning towards the Altriders.

But how do you rate yours?

1.- Protection
2.- Weight (lower better)
3.- Quality, nice welding,...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
In 2009 I created a web site called:...

In 2009 I created a web site called: BadMotorWorks.com, BMW eventually bought the bike back off me, and I let the domain registration lapse.

http://users.on.net/~ray1/BMW2.gif
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Well I finally sold my piece of crap S10... gave...

Well I finally sold my piece of crap S10... gave me nothing but problems, I really liked the weird ass switch gear, the final drive problems, the nice finish and the tele-lever.

Oh wait, wrong...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
If you want to do a lot off road, don't buy this...

If you want to do a lot off road, don't buy this bike... look at the tires.
If you want to go from Valencia to Andorra, and a little caminos, buy this bike.
Or Camino de Santiago :evil, maybe a...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Na, that doesn't work if you want to look cool. ...

Na, that doesn't work if you want to look cool.

I'm holding out for this...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2012, 08:26 PM
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Posted By raybies
I'm still on the look out for a REALLY small...

I'm still on the look out for a REALLY small screen... some one please make one now. I have the CalSci shorty, but the pneumatic pounding is still their with my Arai XD3.

If I stand up and get...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcafe/en/index.asp...

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcafe/en/index.aspx?view=techspecs&pmc=XTZ1200&year=2010&category=motorcycles&segment=&article=442655&model=XT1200Z%20Super%20T%C3%A9n%C3%A9r%C3%A9
...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2011, 12:02 AM
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Posted By raybies
Is this a new thing, or has it been this way...

Is this a new thing, or has it been this way since the 1st edition?
Anyone know if Australian bikes are restricted?


Also I noticed the 2012 model has increased the trail.
2010:
Caster Angle:...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2011, 10:06 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Fark Al you're a little hard of learning.

Fark Al you're a little hard of learning.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2011, 10:06 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
ECU restriction

Does anyone know anything about the "ECU restrictions"...
http://ecunleashed.com/ecu-tuning-item/2009-12-yamaha-xt1200z/
http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-1200-Z/ECU-restriction-removal/
Only Euro...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2011, 09:16 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
I've had my bike for 13months and so far so good....

I've had my bike for 13months and so far so good.

I came from a BMW K bike (so not exactly comparable) and it was a piece of crap... owned it for 14months and 13 of those months were trying to get...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2011, 08:02 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Awwww, how cute, y'all finally got your toys...

Awwww, how cute, y'all finally got your toys :freaky

Now get making some cool parts.

PS: Anyone try checking their bike with a geiger counter? I reckon the seat is a prime candidate for storing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 287,682
Posted By raybies
Awesome, so are you up to doing (Himalayas) Nepal...

Awesome, so are you up to doing (Himalayas) Nepal > Tibet on a rented Royal Enfield next year? Something laid back, you know taking plenty of pics, 200-300K's a day, 10:00 start - 16:00hrs finish.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 06:26 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Maybe their scared you're gona sue them for...

Maybe their scared you're gona sue them for something and the MD hauled up before congress explaining why the ABS can't be switch off :rofl
Just saying.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 06:02 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
How much of a grumpy starter is your XT1200Z? ...

How much of a grumpy starter is your XT1200Z?

Mine kind of splutters in to life, it usually splutters once, but rarely will start without a splutter.
It's always sounded kind of pathetic.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 05:59 PM
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Posted By raybies
Longer foot pegs can be dangerous. Case:...

Longer foot pegs can be dangerous.

Case: Imagine your at the traffic lights with 1 leg down just outside the foot peg, when a tard playing with her iFool doesn't see the BIG red light in front of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 287,682
Posted By raybies
Well Nathan, thanks for sharing your adventure...

Well Nathan, thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

So what were the highlights, lowlights, best and worse food, etc?

Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2011, 11:04 PM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Tyres: Seen a lot of posts about Turance, Conti...

Tyres: Seen a lot of posts about Turance, Conti Trails... has anyone tried or got an opinion of the Michelin Anakee 2's?
http://motorcycle.michelin.com.au/twproduct/findProduct/moreProduct/38
...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Read this...

Read this http://www.badmotorworks.com/2010/07/k-1300-r-badmotorworks-wonky-bike-of.html for some comical relief.

PS: Reading/posting about BMW vs Everyone never gets boring for me... what else do...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 04:44 AM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Sorry buddy... I had a BMW, never again. My...

Sorry buddy... I had a BMW, never again. My XT1200Z is good no problems, every day it rides better.

Not sure what Yamaha warranty service is like because of the 4 Yamaha's I've had none had any...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2011, 02:22 AM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Na, that'll just mean everybody will need special...

Na, that'll just mean everybody will need special (expensive) tools to change the coolant.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 287,682
Posted By raybies
Yup the last one looks like a young cane toad. ...

Yup the last one looks like a young cane toad.
Your going through some pretty awesome terrain... good on ya buddy.

Don't forget to keep looking up at night time... seriously there's supposed to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 287,682
Posted By raybies
Dude... yup Oztralia charges for everything, at...

Dude... yup Oztralia charges for everything, at least you don't have the ATO on your back about an account you don't even have.

Anyway Kakadu, the name really describes the place for me....
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Went through specs. ST more traditional. BMW...

Went through specs.
ST more traditional.
BMW was faster getting to 212kmh.
BMW was more economical.
ST was surprising good.
If he had done the test for more than a couple hours then the BMW...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Yes... and it's not short enough.

Yes... and it's not short enough.
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2011, 01:21 AM
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Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Just here to remind our American friends how...

Just here to remind our American friends how totally awesome the xt1200 is.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_9pMDSJVN9C4/TZgsdghXpWI/AAAAAAAAEHY/L7YWaRgkx3I/s1600/IMG_5860-1.jpg

Now can some...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Any one know where I can get one of those carbon...

Any one know where I can get one of those carbon fiber muffler heat shields I see on all these bikes...

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Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 287,682
Posted By raybies
Nathan: mate, Australia's NT (Darwin) has 2%...

Nathan: mate, Australia's NT (Darwin) has 2% unemployment... if you can't get a job there, there's something wrong with you.
Wages are good, but like all of Aus living is expensive.

From your...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8,661
Views: 1,719,911
Posted By raybies
OMG I painted my right side panel with matt...

OMG I painted my right side panel with matt (flat) black too.
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 24,929
Views: 4,600,013
Posted By raybies
Yeah I had to forget the leg out habit... peer...

Yeah I had to forget the leg out habit... peer pressure :evil
But it sure saved my rump on the motocross 80's and 125's.
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