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. 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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  2. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Do you moonlight as a coroner/pizza delivery/ice cream vendor? :lol3
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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  6. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Roughly 2800-3400-4200.
  7. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Thanks... I really need to get one of these on a test ride.
  8. 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...
  9. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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

    simmons1 Long timer

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    My mileage went up a little after the flash.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    nice post buildit. thanks for the detailed pics. I was thinking when i buy an S10 I would either get the trekkers or jesse luggage setup. there is a 400.00 difference roughly.
  14. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Hmm. That's weird. I have a Givi Trekker as a top case on another bike and it did not come with a side latch. :huh
  15. jwdub

    jwdub Long timer

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    The side latches were added after GIVI received complaints that the lids leaked. I think I got one of the first sets that had the latches. It takes a bit more time to open them, but that's OK if they don't leak.
  16. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Good to know. Thanks
  17. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    How often do the valves actually need adjusted on the first check?
  18. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    mine were still in spec when I check them at 33,000
  19. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Two of my intakes were loose and out of spec on my first check at 29,000. Exhausts were all in spec. Several on the YST forum found they had tight exhaust valves on their first check and one other owner recently posted that he had loose intakes also on his first check. Mine sure seems to run a bit better with the intakes properly set.
  20. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    My 4 Exhausts were tight and 1 Intake on the 1st check. I wouldn't skip the 1st one. Maybe skip the 2nd check.