Super Ténéré 1200 OFF ROAD preparations and experiences thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by jaumev, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Friday I was in the manufacturer (Uni Racing) to collect the new decal kit for the ST. I asked for a vinyl to protect the windshield from scratches when I ride in the forest, this is the result:

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    Is the same material we use to make the side tank protections. Very strong.

    They also develop some rim protections

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  2. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I have the bike at the dealer and was at home without work (wife was busy!! :wink:) So I've been doing some holes in the boring plastic cover on the right. :evil
    So far I've done one but I think I'll add another .... :ear

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  3. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Did it!

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  4. GB

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    Nice setup :thumb

    Any plans to add the under the seat 10 liter fuel tank? If yes, please give us a pictorial :D
  5. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I don't think so.
    I need more range only once a year and could have less expensive provisional options.
  6. omroizo

    omroizo n00b

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    Hey jaumev.

    I was thinking to do the same to open hole to the right panel and make it to look just like the radiator panel.
    But then i realize that maybe i will cause problem with the electronics of the ST that they are located under the right panel.
    Is there any way to make them waterproof???
  7. jaumev

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    Hi omroizo, sorry I didn't see your post before.

    In the interior of the grid I glued a plastic piece to close the hole, so it still "waterproof" like the OEM.
    Is the same Yamaha does in the Worldcrosser version.
  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Couldn't you just get a grill sticker?







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  9. jaumev

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  10. jaumev

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    The modifications to fit the 21” front wheel are finished. It was a long work but the dealer make a very good job:
    We use the OEM hubs to keep the ABS and TC that I love. I also like the low OEM front mudguard so we need to make some longer brackets to rise it.

    Next step was a new brake line to avoid the one fixed on top to the mudguard. Now there is one to each front brake. Finally we decided to change the complete system, so all the lines are metallic now.

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    I had to take off the grid fixed under the front light. I like it a lot but with the new wheel there isn’t enough space when the front suspension is in full compression. Instead I fixed some aux lights that I’ve already had.

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    Next problem, the wheel doesn’t fit with the big ACD skid plate. They modify it but the wheel still touch in it in full compression, we need to work on it.
    We enlarge the centre stand 4cm just cutting and welding. The side stand has an extension I can replace for the OEM end with a single screw.
    We bend the centre stand to be closer to the bike. As I have the dual exhaust It could closer than with the OEM exhaust.

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    To balance the bike, there is a new enlarged suspension but it wasn’t enough so we need to have new links.
    Now the bike is 3cm higher than the OEM. I’m not very tall so I had to modify the seat to reach properly the ground. The new shape and a non slide material on top also avoids slip forward as in the OEM seat.

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    I’m very pleased with all this mods. With the 21” wheel and the upgraded suspensions this bike is a beast. It has lost a bit of stability in highway at high speed but in slow windy roads it’s even better than before. Overall loss is minimal.
    In off road is impressive, really agile and balanced. More technical is the track better it works, is really fun!!.
    Also with the better ground clearance is difficult to hit the skid plate.
  11. BRUNO BOTELHO

    BRUNO BOTELHO Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    i have been following this topic and i must say that you have done a very good job :clap
    The ST is looking very nice and i believe that all the modifications done have improved the bikes performance in off road.
    Congrats and keep up the good work :clap
  12. Flydream

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    Bruno,
    Stop following this topic, otherwise you are going to sell your bike... :evil
  13. LoneTraveler

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    When/where might one be able to buy that skid plate? I'm looking at buying an S10 soon, and this is probably the first upgrade I would do, along with the Givi Trekker luggage and crash bars.
  14. jaumev

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    Glad you like it!! Now is a off road beast… nearly a KTM950… :wink:
    (I have a DRZ-E as well…grat bike!!)

    :beer:beer

    Don’t be evil… he’s not the only KTM owner with doubts now… :evil :lol3

    Good choice, you can mail here: acd_cedric@recamlaser.com

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  15. BRUNO BOTELHO

    BRUNO BOTELHO Been here awhile

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    Who knows???:D



    Fortunatelly i have cleared all my KTM doubts long time ago :D



    Yep, love it!!!:clap


    But keep up the good work :freaky
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    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    That's one hot looking bike! great work!
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    is beautiful :yum
  18. jaumev

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    Thanks guys! :beer

    Last look with the improved skid plate and decals in the sides to protect the paint . Usually the branches scratch this areas.

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    As always, Looking good !!!! :evil
  20. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    jaumev, there is nothing else to do in your bike, so if you want we could change bikes ( mine is all most virgin ).
    Otherwise you are going to get bored:evil:rofl