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. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    FWIW I raised my guard <> 20 mm to good effect.

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  2. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I advise ditching the fender extender too. My one got hooked behind the bash pad (after hitting a bump at pace) and got torn off but not before cracking my mudguard (both sides)

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  3. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I showed this to Karen. She replied "I wondered how long it would be before he got one of those."

    We'll be there next week...... Only joking.

    BTW, nice to see you back Rick and good to see you are still acting your shoe size. :D
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  4. Big Gav

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  5. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    In a EUR I'm size 44.:fitz:D

    Wish I had a reason to drop by a little more often. I'm afraid my posts would read:

    "Day 343 Tenere has a few more spider webs. Doesn't look like they are catching anything."
    "Day 344 Tenere continues to hold coats on the handle bars."
    "Day 345 Tenere....
  6. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Just took the new steed out tonight. Got to messing with all of the display settings and those are all set.

    Cruise is awesome.

    Doesn't feel as fast as my Roadliner but I also haven't gotten it above 5,000rpm.

    Assuming it is a 4500rpm cap. Haven't checked the manual as I don't want the wife to know about the new bike.

    Started playing with windshield height and setting one was very loud. Setting 2 a little smoother but loud. Would hate to get a barn door screen. We'll see.

    Seat needs to go. Way too soft.

    Coming from the Roadliner with its heavy duty over built parts, the S10 feels spindly. Some fatter levers will be in store. Not sure if there is a beefier shifter.

    Overall, I can't wait to free up some time and get it broken in. Dying for some off-road exploration.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Don't forget some chrome and tassels. These have been very popular with the Tenere crowd as well.

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  8. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I am currently shopping for a "get back" whip for my ST. I feel like it will be a major improvement.
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  9. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    Really! Conjecture, me thinks!
  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Cruisers aren't my thing but I loved the look and monster motor of the Roadliner.

    Glad to be back on a dual sport or ADV bike.
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  11. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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    Enjoy the new ride. The next time you're on it, twist the throttle a little more. It'll smoke a Roadliner. :ricky
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  12. kvango

    kvango Been here awhile

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    Pluric's Back!
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    Definitely completes the outfit . . . . :rofl:rofl


  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :dirtdog

    Well, I NEVER.... okay maybe once in a while.:photog

    Looks like the assless chap photo is out of circulation. Phewww.:knary
  14. kvango

    kvango Been here awhile

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    Google still has quite profile on you . . . but of course "Pluric" is not your real name, , right Mr. Git Ray?
  15. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe Semi Retired Senior bike junkie

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    In my extended leasure time/cancer recovery I've been contemplating my next bike purchase.
    A) 2017 Yamaha FJ09.
    Price is right.
    Lighter weight but almost no offroad ability.
    B) 2016 Yamaha S10 60th anniversary model. Mmm:feelgood.
    Priced higher, of course, but great road manners.
    Offroad capable but heavy as a pig.
    I'll trade my Connie 14 for either once I make up my brain.
    Thoughts,? G.
  16. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe Semi Retired Senior bike junkie

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    Hey, Berg. Could you expound on your modification process for us nosey f#%kers? Pour favor. G.
  17. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  18. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe Semi Retired Senior bike junkie

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    Thanks a bunch.
  19. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Glad to hear about recovering and looking forward.

    You'll simply need to ride both for at least 15 minutes and the answer will be clear as day. Especially for a lighter weight run-around on shorter trips, not needing cruise, staying on pavement, and OK living with chain maintenance, then the FJ09 will probably push your buttons. For more gravel and dirt, more cruising, more 2-up, less maintenance, you'll probably end up with the Tenere.
  20. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe Semi Retired Senior bike junkie

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    Thanks for the reply Wrecker, ,
    Yamaha is having a Demo Day ride next weekend. I'm gonna arrive early and try and book both for rides if they have them available.
    Fingers crossed :rayofI'll get on either. Will post my thoughts. Cheers, G.