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. 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]
  2. 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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  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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

    Cykel I'm Adventurer?

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    Congrats!

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

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Know that feeling. :)

    Poor KLR. Dead battery and clogged carb in its future.
  9. 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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  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I made the switch last year from a KLR/DL 1000 combo to a Tenere. No regrets for sure!

    At first the Tenere seemed big compared to the KLR but after the first weekend of riding around I realized even though it was bigger it was much better. Every time I go off pavement with the S10 I get even more comfortable with it. There are probably a few nasty places I have taken the KLR that I may not tackle with the S10 but they are very few.

    Trust be save yourself some money and put that KLR up for sale now before it depreciates from neglect:deal
  14. HBL

    HBL Adventurer

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    I am looking to replace the KLR next season, and the S10 is at the top of the wish list. The one nagging question/concern I have is if I will be able to pick it up if (when) I drop it while riding solo. I can manage the KLR and it is known to be top heavy. I have also read that the S10 carry’s its weight lower, so would that help to offset some of the extra 150 lbs.? Has anyone here actually picked up both bikes that could comment on the difference?<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  15. jwdub

    jwdub Long timer

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    I recently tipped over in my driveway when the side stand wasn't fully down and locked. Back into the bike, one hand on the end of the handlebar and the other at the luggage rack. With your butt at the seat, push back into the bike. You'll have it upright in a jiffy. While I'm 6'2" and 220 or so, I'm also 68. There are also some Youtube videos of people picking the Tenere' up.
  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    This is our own Git Ray in the video. He currently has the record for the most overloaded
    Tenere on the planet.

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  17. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Virtually any bike can be picked up with with the right techniques, but I don't think there is any doubt the S10 will be considerably more difficult to right than a KLR. If you're near your physical limits with the KLR, you may be over the limit with the S10. And I'm not a big believer that the S10 has any significant low-CG advantage over other comparable bikes - it's a tall DOHC parallel-twin with a high-mounted radiator and battery.

    If you feel you need to address this concern, my suggestion is that you look at the 650-800cc adventure twins.... Wee, F800GS, Versys, etc. Or the small Tiger. Or, if your off-road needs are modest, even the CB500X which is about the same weight as your KLR, but is a lot nicer bike for highway cruising.

    - Mark
  18. HBL

    HBL Adventurer

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    He picked that thing up like it was a toy :eek1 Okay, I should be fine. Time to start shopping :clap
  19. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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  20. HBL

    HBL Adventurer

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    Thanks. Off-road ambitions for this bike would be relatively modest, gravel and fire roads. After a few weekends home alone this past summer, the wife is suddenly interested in riding along. I am 6'3" and 210 lbs., so the KLR feels pretty cramped when she climbs on board. I want to keep that upright riding position and leg room, and the S10 seems to provide that where many other bikes have less seat to peg distance. Picking the thing up is my only concern, so probably best to just stop at the dealer to get a better feel for the bike.

    Thanks again for the comments :beer