The XT1200Z Super Tenere Link Thread MKII

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by GrahamD, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. markdvk

    markdvk Been here awhile

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    You may reconsider using green lock-tite. It's not just the nipples turning that makes a spoke loose. The head of the spoke seats into the rim and the nipple is seating into the hub. If you do use GREEN lock-tite, the next time the wheel needs truing or a spoke is loose, you'll likely be buying a full set of spokes (Yamaha doesn't usually sell singles). Applying heat might allow you to turn the nipple if it has GREEN on it though. If you're set on using Lock-tite, maybe the blue would be a better choice.

    We've been a Yamaha dealer since 1977. Over that time, they have had years where they were all perfect and years were they were all loose. On YZ's in the early 90's they were often too loose when they came out of the crate. Recently we haven't sold very many YZ's but the ones I've checked have been fine. Actually it's the dealer's responsibility to check the spokes before predelivery to the customer. It's easy to get complacent when you check them on 50 Vstars in a row and don't find a loose spoke. We have an S10 on the floor and haven't checked it. I'll do that an post back if I remember to.
  2. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    I have used loctite green thread locker 290 and have never had to apply heat to remove the screw or bolt I was working on. Perhaps you are thinking of Loctite green sleeve retainer.
    Loctite does recommend using heat on extremely long screw lengths. The spokes do not have that problem.

    As with anything, using this product judiciously, will insure proper results.
  3. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Rules of thumb for the Lock-Tite colors are:

    Red takes heat and for things that generally will not be taken apart.

    Green wicks into the threads of a fastener already torqued up. Never found to need heat to loosen.

    Blue is general purpose and better for the looser clearances of most hardware, especially those being taken apart on occasion.
  4. dually

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  5. carockwell

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    I don't think you want to be using Loctite on spoke threads. The bicycle wheel builders have using spoke nipple lubricants for 30+ years. This stuff was magic when it first appeared from Wheelsmith. Rims that needed truing every month or so could go years without needing to be trued. Most bike stores carry spoke lubricants.
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    I am looking for the factury optional headlight cover. The local dealers say it is not a US option! They show it on their advertisment posters???? :ear
  8. japako

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    That part is not available from the US dealers. You can order it through Yamabits which is in the UK.

    Cee Baily makes one that looks pretty good and I am installing when the temps get a little warmer..
  9. CravenMoorhead

    CravenMoorhead n00b

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    I have the Cee Bailey headlight screen (sent by mistake instead of wind wings) and it is all good.
  10. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    The headlite cover? Not needed cause the light is plastic, not $450. glass like the GS12.
  11. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    This time the BMW is cheaper. List price for the Super T headlight is $459 and good luck finding a used one.
  12. wescnmbkr1

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    :jjen I'm trying to get some feedback from riders using the Michelin Anakee dual-sport tires. How do they react to gravel roads, dirt 2-track roads, calcium based roads?? I'd like to hear from GS, or XT1200 Tenere riders that have taken a long trip loaded with gear.:wink:
    wescnmbkr1
  13. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Is the prefered tire in our group of 6 GS riders. Lots of pavement, gravel road riding and forest service roads. Find them better than all the rest with good wear too. Like all streety tires though, no good in sand or mud but great everywhere else.
  14. wescnmbkr1

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    Red Cat---Thanks for the good Anakee tire recomendation. Your descriptive answer is what I was hoping to read.
    wescnmbkr1
  15. GrahamD

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    2nd that, they are good things on the street-ier end of the spectrum. Had one on the Strom for a bit.
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    sallydog AVERAGE 80.69 MPD for 41 months

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    razcob Dromedary

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    I plan on jumping the GS ship for a Super Tenere :clap
  18. Chip Seal

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    Absolutely the WORSE DUAL SPORT tire out there. Have a GS1150. The Anakee slid in the rain, slid all over the wet gravel and got the worse tire mileage of any set I have ever used.
    3500 miles on a Z rate rear and 3000 miles on an H rated rear. Frankly would have been better off with Chen Shin.
    Went back to using Tourances. Should never have changed.
  19. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Razcob - Glad to have you aboard.
    Chip Seal - Glad to hear about the tires.
    There are already a couple of other Tenere threads where we'd love to have these posts.

    It'd be great if folks could keep this thread for what the title says, a resource of links as a reference for all.

    Thanks
  20. Chip Seal

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    I am thinking like you too! :wink: