Oz XT1200Z Super Tenere owners sign in here please

Discussion in 'Australia' started by warnabrother, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Abot 15 k kms for the rear for me, now on 3rd set, Ferodos since stockers. Front still original at 35k, but will likely be swapped out at 40k big service.
  2. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Well.. I had better check my rears as they are still the originals at 30K.
  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Depends how and where you ride, just like how long your bit of string is, or how long your tyres last.
  4. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    82 metres in a standard ball of twine!
  5. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Well I never use them.. its allow the linked system to bring them on as it sees fit!

    Down to the garage tomorrow for a gander!
  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I don't like the linked brakes, too inconsistent for me. Switching off the ABS disconnects the linking too, works for me.

    As an aside, I heard of a new AT rider who negelected to switch off his ABS and it got away on him down a steep Vic high country hill and hurt both the hip pocket and body. $1200 for an AT headlight assembly aparently.
  7. Hytram

    Hytram crash test dummy

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    I am still trying to work a proper way to turn off the ABS on my 2011 S10. the centrestand/2nd gear trick doesn't seem to work to well, and pulling the fuse kills the speedo.

    how do people do it here?

    I had a major moment on a very steep shale descent when the ABS decided to free ball, luckily I made it out with just soiled underwear, plus I would like to lock the rear up on the dirt too


    on the rear pads, I bought my S10 7500km on the clock with the rear pads shot and the rear disc so worn it failed RWC. Both replaced and 10K km later no issue, last owner must have rode it dragging the rear brake????
  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I effectively pull the fuse, but then put it back in. Haven't noticed a speedo issue, will have to look closer. I use an 80A SPDT relay in series with the fuse. When the relay is off, the contacts are connected and its all as per normal. A momentary switch on the handlebar when pressed activates the relay and disconnects the circuit just like a blown fuse. After 1-2 secs the ABS is off and I release the button. It resets at the next ignition reboot, even though its reconnected once the relay is off again.
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  9. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    So just checked and rear pads have about 4 mm of friction material on them after 30,000K.

    Anyone know how thick the oem pads are when new?
  10. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    4 mm each pad? Wouldn't be much less than new.
  11. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Morning All,

    Well, I'm thinking of swapping bikes, yeah again! I'm after a good long haul bike to replace the ZX14 which while its bags of fun, beats me up pretty well too. I bought one of the first new S10's and enjoyed doing a lot of km's on that thing and right now I'm wondering if I didn't make a mistake letting that go. So, how has everyone faired with their S10's over the years. Dave (Sidetrack) I recall had an issue with a cam chain tensioner (I think?) are there any big issues that have popped up that I should consider?

    Thanks

    Bill
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  12. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    Over 70K km on my 2010 model now. It's been ridden quite hard for the last half of that and often in areas where it really shouldn't be. Have always applied preventative maintenance and not a single problem so far. Change final drive oil frequently.
    It's been a very versatile bike and I'll be keeping it for a while yet. A 2up counterlunch ride with the missus one day, chasing 690s through state forests the next.
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  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I'm still happy enough with mine, almost 40,000 kms now, and due for a valve check and new CCT. Last couple of cold starts have been a bit rattly. A few final drive pull aparts to change the seal, or just clean it, as grit gets in there and it leaks a bit, like a fork seal. Sort the suspension and ergos like any bike, and the CCT once its got a few kms on it and good to go. Supposedly GenIIs have a better CCT, which is the default upgrade for GenIs, or there are aftermarket manual ones for <> $100.
  14. hayfarmer

    hayfarmer Been here awhile

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    I bought my bike about the same time as you old dog and now have 65000 ks. I have not had any issues with it , even have the original battery. this bike is perfect for me and my needs.
  15. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    No issue at all. Going on 6.5 years old. Battery was replaced after 5 years but I always do that. It's doing bench duty now. (battery retirement village).
  16. timbrell

    timbrell The wandering wonderer

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    G'day Bill
    Just to let you know, I traded your old girl in on the ES version earlier this year. Still sitting in the yard at Sportsrider in Launceston I think, they might be open to offers ;)
    Had close to 50k on the clock, no dramas at all. Just not that keen to start after a few days if not on the trickle charger; WOT worked everytime when she didn't start first go. I kept the crash bars for the new bike, otherwise exactly as we swapped ,except tyres. Has worn set of Mitas E07 now. I reckon Yamaha got their version of an all roads tourer spot on.
  17. timbrell

    timbrell The wandering wonderer

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    The new girl.
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  18. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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  19. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    Bought mine new in 2013. Has been a good bike generally apart from the ABS pump shitting itself earlier this year for no apparent reason with about 30k on the clock. Cost me $2500 to replace. That and my experience with Yamaha Australia over the whole affair would prevent me buying another one.
  20. hayfarmer

    hayfarmer Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that.