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. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Never quite understood the obsession over a few lb's one way or the other. With what most of us bolt on put on these bikes does a few more or less lb's of original bike weight matter that much. To me it is more about how they carry the weight than what it actually weighs.

    Besides for most of us if you want a lighter load on your bike then push away from the table a little sooner.
  2. racer

    racer Long timer

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    That video was made with a very early model, and some speculate there has been a minor tooling change since then, thus requiring some modification.
  3. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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  4. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Hate it when you tell the truth.

    My Tenere lost 40 lbs!



    And it lost it on TOP.

    So it now has an even lower cog. :)



    And best of all, I didn't have to weaken it anywhere. It's still the rugged Beast it always was.



    But to be honest, lightening the Beast wasn't the driving force. Having to hold my breath to put my socks on was. I was turning purple, says my RN wife.



    It was so worth it because I bonussed a sweet lightly used Klim Badlands that woulda been off limits.



    Win win win. :)
  5. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :clap:clap:clap

    I'm running with a, ahh, full tank again.:shog Damn holidays.:bluduh

    Good for you man!
  6. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Thanks.

    Nothing magical.

    No fancy fad diet.

    I'm not a candidate for those.



    Seems all I had to do was quit eating Little Debbie cake rolls and Apple Pie. (on a dare)



    Ok ok, I quit eating junk.

    Warning, it is slow loss. About 1lb a week. But next thing you know a year goes by.



    And I still eat like a horse. As much as I want. But only stuff you grow or kill. Caveman-farmer food. Nothing "invented".



    I'll stop blabbing. Sorry.
  7. GrahamD

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    Ahhhh the Caveman, Farmer Horse diet. Yeah it's all the rage around here too. :deal
  8. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Actually, it would be easier for me in your country. Meat every meal. And beans. Drank too much expresso though. I got addicted.



    Lots of Cowboy food.
  9. scudrunner82

    scudrunner82 combustion addict

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    This thread has got to be the most light hearted one on the entire internetz.

    :rofl

    Even in the dead of winter no less!!
  10. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I gave up booze on Dec. 1 and have been on a low carb diet since, which basically means meat, fish, vegetables, cheese and nuts. AKA no junk and little processed. The weight loss hasn't been rapid but that's ok as I'm in it for the long haul.
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  12. GrahamD

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    Outstanding. :thumb:thumb
  14. de Vaca

    de Vaca Been here awhile

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    For the last year or so, I have been thinking about the S10 and have been following this thread with interest. I`ve been enjoying the conversation found here. I finally made the "mistake" of test riding one at my dealer last week, and now am looking forward to picking up a new S10 this weekend. I have been under the impression that the bike is to big and heavy for adventure riding but found the low COG to make it feel much lighter than the specs indicate. As time has gone by, I have found that I most enjoy long distance rides, touring and exploring back roads. The S10 looks like a good match for this. Reliability in a bike is a major factor for me, I`d rather ride than wrench, and past experience with Yamaha has been great. I`m planning to trade my 919 in, and expand my horizons a bit.
  15. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    I put 14,000 miles on my 2011 Ninja 1000, which was a fantastic motorcycle! But I learned that for the distances I needed to cover in a day (570 miles) at 80 mph and above, that I was arriving at my destination fairly tired. Plus, the buzzy nature of the four cylinder motor tended to wear on me as well.
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    Also, when I sought out roads like this, I was always worried about dumping the bike in the dirt and breaking all that expensive body work. Plus I had to slow down significantly when riding the Ninja in the dirt.
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    Once a friend convinced me to not spend any money on the Ninja to make it more touring oriented, I knew I needed a big adventure bike to get me places in more comfort and to be able to enjoy some dirt roads with some peace of mind. It was a revelation to step off the Super Tenere after a 570 mile day and feel like it was a 200 mile ride.
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  16. de Vaca

    de Vaca Been here awhile

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    Beautiful pictures! I considered trading the 919 for the Ninja 1000, to have better wind protection and to have ABS. The lure of any road travel made me decide on the S10 though. It is good to have some room to stretch too; my 6'2" frame is a little cramped on most sportbikes.
  17. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Yep sounds like your ready for a Tenere. You may enjoy the flashed ECU too really wakes the motor and money well spent. I really appreciate the bike the longer I have it. 2 years and 20,000 miles and I'm still infatuated.Congratulations!!!
  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I got to run the new KTM 1190R some more today. I was laughing most of the time.
    Figured out how to turn the TC off and sport mode. Just pure shits and giggles.

    I found an empty freeway on ramp with a subtle incline. I tried to just run it
    hard through a few gears. Almost came over in first, backed off and rolled it
    hard in second same thing. What a performance animal!

    Vibes are very minimal and the shifting is one of the smoothest I can remember.

    With my 32 inch inseam it's too tall for me. I was almost tippy toed at stop lights.
    Loaded or with a passenger I would really have to pay attention not to have an
    off balance tip over.

    It doesn't look it but I think the knee to tank ratio is wider than the Tenere.

    Overall I have to give it big WOW! They still have a ways to go to earn
    my trust but that sure is a damn fun bike.:D

    My wheel better be back soon. I'm starting to forget what the Tenere is like.
  19. radbrad511

    radbrad511 Been here awhile

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    XT1200=no regrets. I am crazy for the 1190, MTS, 950SM, RSV...but, the Tenere> works for me! Would not trade it now, at first...not so sure. A real good bike!:clap
  20. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    Thanks Pluric, now I have to test ride the 1190 since you said the vibes are minimal!
    Thank you very much :-I $$$$ :-(
    Believe the seat is worse for pillions and it does have a chain :-(
    Power is fun but not really needed but smoothness is!
    I was going to test ride one before the ST but $8000 more and I love Yamaha bikes made me decide to get the ST, but if I known about the jackhammer vibes it transmit through handlebars and to some extent through pegs I would certainly think twice. Otherwise I love my ST and believe the 2014 model could be an improvement, big improvement at least for me :-?