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. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Well, we can't say it any longer... It's as verboten as the "C" word. :lol3

    But it rhymes with "haven", and it denotes a dark, dark color... Or a certain "alternative" lifestyle. :rofl

    But remember, I never said it... :deal

    Dallara



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  2. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Thanks mate. I was under the impression that was the G word associated with the R word.which often popped up when someone captured an image with their C word, usually caused by the P word which led to P being B'd :deal
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It's been dry docked for so long I can't remember what to compare it to.:deal

    The water temptation is over for the year.:lol3

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  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Naw, that just got a hand slap. This one in a politically sensitive thread and one about an
    inmates wife got me looking at other sites for a few weeks.:wink:


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  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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  6. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Had the hard start happen today.
    Getting colder here.
    Yep I didn't keep the start button pushed down for the full cycle. Then it never would start after that.

    Charged battery and it coughed a bit and started up.

    Whew!!
  7. Tuska

    Tuska Adventurer

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    Found one of my head lamp bulbs blown after yesterday's 1200km ride on washboard gravel.....nearly at 40k and this is my biggest problem so far!!!:eek1


    may be we could start talking about things that might go wrong....like how long will shutter system in head lamps last for???
  8. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Jiggle the connector to the back of the bulb before assuming the lamp is blown. As you may be aware, a somewhat common problem with the S10 has been intermittent headlamp connections due, at least in part, to localized overheating at the contacts. There are a few theories about the root cause floating around. Yamaha has recently revised the headlight wiring harness with a new part that has heavier-gauge wires and different connectors which presumably solves the problem. Since there is a bit of a safety angle, some are expecting a recall.

    - Mark
  9. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Here is a pic of the new harness. I took a bird hit and had to repair some tabs on the headlight housing decided to replace harness too since it was available. Much heavier.[​IMG]
  10. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Saw that pic over on the dedicated forum...

    Funny thing is, from the picture it appears that Yamaha has only gone to much larger gauge wire. Despite what markjenn posted above the actual headlamp bulb connector plug looks exactly the same - identical.

    Way back when all the headlamp harness meltdowns were first reported (mine was one of the first) I corresponded with Jim at "Eastern Beaver", sending him pictures of my melted harness, etc. He said from the beginning the wire size was the problem with the original harness, and perhaps the plug where it connected to the motorcycle's main wiring harness (he thought the pins were too light and small there). He wasn't as concerned about the actual headlamp connector plug.

    Big thread over on the other forum about it, with all the info.

    Just FYI...

    Dallara



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  11. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    Hey fellas, I just gotta share: If it all works out I'll be joining your ranks as a Super Tenere owner on Friday!

    I am buying Snowingonraton's pristine 2012 blue one from him. I'm waaaaay excited. I've been wanting a Tenere since they came out and this is the right one!

    I'm driving to Austin to pick it up on Friday. I'm post pics when I can!
  12. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Welcome Blue, you've been around the KLR world for many years.... I think you'll enjoy the SuperT!
  13. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Yamaha USA paid the dealer to inspect the head light wiring harness on my bike after I called them and expressed a concern about my safety. The inspection found a faulty harness(resistance too high) and it was replaced at no cost to me.
    Good on Yamaha USA! :clap

    Paul
  14. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I guess I'm the last hold out. :cry
  15. Cykel

    Cykel I'm Adventurer?

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    Congrats!

    I'm planning to ride Friday if you want to break it in :evil
  16. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Know that feeling. :)

    Poor KLR. Dead battery and clogged carb in its future.
  17. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    Excellent, more Texas Teneres!
    It is a good motorcycle.
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  18. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    Thanks for the good words, everyone.

    It's a great used bike. 10k miles and in great condition. No silly mods. Needs tires, which is cool, because now I get to pick what goes on.

    It's REALLY nice when a bike is advertised honestly/correctly.
  19. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    Speaking of the headlight wiring harness... PCP Motorsports http://www.pcpmotorsports.com/ stocks this harness. They recently returned the original harness and replaced it with the newer harness. Ask for Michael and mention you are from the forum.

    Just saying in case someone needs a harness and wants it shipped the same day.
  20. k7tbt

    k7tbt Been here awhile

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    Picked up my new 2013 Super Tenere yesterday. Nice day for this time of the year in Northwest Washington so took it out for a spin, 100+ miles. Big compared to my KLR but see that the KLR is not going to get much use anymore.