BergDonk's XT1200Z

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by BergDonk, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    This followed me home last week :D

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    Replacing the GTR, that will not be forgotten, but it wasn't for the sort of riding I'm keen on now.

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    So the net no of bikes in the shed remains the same for the time being.

    Why an S10? The price was right and they are a great bike as attested to by many, and I enjoy riding them. I had toyed with getting a GS when I got the GTR, but once again, they just don't do it for me for some reason. So why not an S10?

    Been googling a bit and sorting out the farkling needs and wants and it'll end up like many, but I thought I'd post up the build here on ADV anyway. And I'd certanly like to specifically mention that Wasp's and jaumev's threads have been very helpful. Thanks guys. And as ever, there is also lots of good stuff here on ADV and also over on the Super Tenere forum.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595933
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778809
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797977
    http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php

    First up was connecting up the battery tender, so off with the side cover/panel and hook up the tail for the Ctek and the first issue is identified!

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    Its almost impossible to get the screw on the +ve battery terminal to grab the nut because it won't stay put, gravity and all that.

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    A little bit of foam that I think originated a mouse pad or similar and good to go.



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    Also note that I have got a can of flat fix jammed nicely in where the tool kit is supposed to live.


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    Next was the supplied factory headlight protector after using some thinners to remove the 'Not For Highway Use ' logo. Fits well and looks the part.


    So what to do with the tools?

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    There is some useful space under the seat, so some CO2 cartridges and tubeless repair plugs go there nicely.



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    Then raiding SWMBO's tupperware drawer located a tray that after a little trimming fits too. This is with the seat in the high position, and I modified the mount a bit so the low position isn't so simple now. Not sure about the colour, but it was cheap, and its hidden once the seat is on. Gotta set up the tool kit so that roadside maintenance can be done, and the stock kit isn't much good for much at all.

    We get mail 3 times a week here, and today was one of those days :wink:

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    Hepco Becker bash plate, water pump and rear master cylinder guards, Altrider crash bars, uni joint guard and Rox Risers have arrived and await fitment.

    Also to be fitted are the factory panniers that were included in the package, and to do in no particular order are:
    Driving lights
    GPS mount and wiring
    Clutch switch bypass
    ABS disable switch
    Extra power outlets
    tank bag
    Ohlins shock
    Sort the forks with linear rate springs and valving
    footpegs
    barkbuster
    etc

    My focus is on comfort/ergonomics and suspension, because that's what I like. There may be a pipe in the mix down the track too, time will tell!

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  2. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Skinny Decaf Latte Thanks

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    Hey Steve, did you copy Mcalister or did he copy you?? :evil :evil :evil
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  3. BergDonk

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    Dunno Woody, but displaying my igorance here, who's Mcalister?

    Nevertheless, not too much original stuff likely to happen here, but you never know.
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    Shane, from DSMRA...950SE...plus S10 as of a coupla weeks ago.
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  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Well there you go, great minds think alike perhaps?
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  6. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Mate I have had mine for 9 months now... just love it.

    With the alt rider rear rack there is a sub rack that holds my compressor and puncture kit. Have also fitted a small GS style aluminium tool box that holds the OEM tool kit.

    You'll love it mate!
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  7. BergDonk

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    Bit like I made up for my DR?

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    Definitely a possiblity on the S10 for sure.
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  8. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    I will grab a pix soon and post it!
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  9. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Actually you see it on one of my ride report photos I think!
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  10. Aussie Trev

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    There ya go Steve, just the bike to ride to the Classic in 2014. Don't tell anyone but it will be same place April 3-7......just a heads-up.

    Nice jigger..no doubt you'll have some fun with it.:clap
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  11. BergDonk

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    Can't spot the photo, but I get the idea. The S10 has a spacer under the rack such that if the passenger seat is removed, the lower level rack forms a single level platform right through. Its a neat design and I may take advantage of.

    Fun is the name of the game.

    Seems like we might have a date clash again which is a bit of a bugger. The DSMRA Kowen Ride is nominally the first weekend in April each year, or ASAP after Easter if that clashes.
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  12. Aussie Trev

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    Bugga! Maybe we'll go back to May for 2015.....:wink:
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  13. BergDonk

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    That'd work for us from over this way for sure.
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    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    :dizave
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    So sucking it all in, some bits arrived in the post:

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    First up, the Hepco Becker bash plate. It had some sharp edges, so a little time with the file seemed like a good idea. Fits well, and its all welded. The marketing pics show its rivetted, but welding works better for me I reckon. It doesn't contact the engine underneath and where the lug is on the LHS, there is a hole in the plate. I thought about cutting the lug off the cases but couldn't quite bring myself to do it, yet.


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    The standard plastic deflector.


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    You can see the lug through the hole in the plate, and hole below it. in case.


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    No protection for the water pump and hose though.
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    Some Altrider crash bars.


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    And a HB water pump guard. The wp guard goes under the crash bar mount onto the stock bar mount on the frame, spacing out the front 3 mm. After tightening it up from the LHS, this RHS mount was about 1 mm clear of the wp guard, and 8 mm clear at the back, so I machined up a spacer that you can see under the back bolt so that I didn't overstress it all by pulling it in.


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    Which has the benefit of adding a little more space to remove the panel to access the electrics and storage area underneath. The rag just means its less likely to get scratched.

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  17. BergDonk

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    The rear master cylinder reservoir is a bit vulnerable.


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    HB has a simple solution
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    I had a Kappa top box lying about in the shed, so decided to fit it.

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    Removed the standard rack top plate.

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    Machined up some spacers to get it level.


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    Bolted the top plate down with the stock bolts and one longer one up on the tail.


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    Fit the blanking panel and its good to go as a rack that's a bit bigger than stock.


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    Or with the monokey box clipped on.
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    Some bar risers needed. Rox has a nice solution that goes up and not back. All cables are fine with no tweaking needed.
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  20. BergDonk

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    The standard heel plate on the LHS stops about half way up compared to this Altrider version. Not impossible to hook your pants cuff over the stock one and find out about it as you attempt and fail to put your foot down when coming to a stop. Cheap easy fix.
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