The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    +6 and a vista cruise.

    It's hard for me to compare vibes as my other bike is a 640A. :1drink
  2. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    I bought a used '12 with 21k miles and love it. Mine doesn't vibrate at all (not in the high-frequency, hand-numbing style of my departed ST1300). Rather, it has a slight 'shake' that you would expect from a Big Twin (which it is, just not a 'V'). Nice character....one of the smoothest bikes at speed I've owned.
  3. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Good one Robbo.

    I might just see if I can retrace your steps on that one. I was going to head up into Barrington and surrounds over the weekend plus mon tues, but the forecast is for mud and you know that these bush pigs like lying down and wallowing in the stuff.

    Good fun write up and thanks for the kind words .:feelgood :D :thumb
  4. Robbo60

    Robbo60 Looking 4 Adventure

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    Graham,

    I just sent you a PM of the route, hope the links work ok.
    Please do not do Bago State Forest alone. It is very remote and we came across some suspect characters....or was that just my mirrors?
    Think along the lines Ivan Milat with a banjo.....:eek1
  5. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I personally have no more issues with my Tenere than I do any other bike I ever had. I also have issues with my hands as I have worked with them my whole life and they are definitely showing signs of wear. I agree with Mark that using a throttle lock or rocker can help a lot with grip..which for me seems to be the bigger problem.

    Vibrations are like buffeting, seats, bars, peg relations..it really depends on the individual and there sensitivity levels. We all have different things that bother us at different levels..

    I say buy the bike, see what you think, make a few minor adjustments if needed. If that doesn't work then sell the bike and move on, there are lots of great bikes out there.
  6. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    That is the plan, going to hang on to the FJR until I am sure about the S10.

    My only two complaints with the FJR are its luggage capacity for two up trips and it's difficulty keeping speed on gravel/dirt roads.

    Oh and a 3rd complaint, being near perfect it leaves me with nothing to work on and "fix" :lol3
  7. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    shut it bucko!!!:rofl

    I believe if needed I could ride today.:clap
  8. 690Emaf10

    690Emaf10 Adventurer

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    What is everyone using for top cases? I was looking a the pelican but am looking for suggestions. I would like to be able to put a laptop in it and maybe a change of cloths for commuting to work.
  9. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Moved this over to the Tenere when I traded in the KLR............ :lol3

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  10. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Do you moonlight as a coroner/pizza delivery/ice cream vendor? :lol3
  11. twflybum

    twflybum Prodigal Biker

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    I've been pretty happy with the OEM top case. Can fit a XD-3, but little else when it's in there. I'm single and it can handle most of my grocery store visits..:D

    Could it be bigger? Sure. But it suits my needs 90% of the time and I like that it's keyed to the ignition. YMMV

    I've never owned a Pelican, but I think it is probably more robust than the factory top box. I think if you took a particularly bad spill off road with the factory box, it might not hold up as well.
  12. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Mine works great for me.

    Although-

    I want to switch to the altrider or another rear rack and it doesn't look like there is any adapters for the OEM topcase...bummer.
  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've been using this Givi E45 for about 18 years now. Extremely tough, watertight and replacement parts are readily available.

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  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Roughly 2800-3400-4200.
  15. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Thanks... I really need to get one of these on a test ride.
  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    When you do, keep in mind that a reflash will turn the motor into an absolute torque monster...
  17. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    how is gas mileage affected by the reflash??
  18. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    My mileage went up a little after the flash.
  19. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    My gas mileage also improved a bit, not enough to ever off-set the cost of the reflash. .........
    ...
    .... Bit one ride and it's paid for in grins. :lol3

    Regards, Paul
  20. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    So I thought I'd share photos of my new GIVI Trekker cases (33l). I wish they had a flat matt color but I guess they look okay. (Sorry shaky dark garage photo).
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    The distance from the bike for symmetry isn't too bad

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    I like the option to open the cases two different ways. Either on the top

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    Or clam shell style

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    Most of all I like the side latches for a more secure closure.

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    I'll try to return and add on the road observations for them after I get some time and maybe warmer weather to try them out. :D