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. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    I don't know about OEM skid plates for the Gen2, but for the Gen1 they could lead to a broken sump and loss of oil. I think the Gen2 were redesigned.

    You sound like the SW-Motech would be perfect and it's the cheapest one out there.
  2. setexascustoms

    setexascustoms n00b

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    I wish I hadn't just read this. This is the OEM skid plate, right? And I really use mine, maybe I should upgrade...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. TwinsFTW

    TwinsFTW Been here awhile

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    SW-Motech mounts to the sump as well. The Givi doesn't, and is usually about $50 cheaper than the SW-Motech as well.

    If you're doing real off-road stuff, then you will need to go with something considerably beefier (and a lot more expensive) than any of those, though.

    If you are 95%+ on-road and only do light gravel otherwise, the OEM option plate is often seen as fine - and can be picked up for really cheap when they come up for sale secondhand.
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  4. WJBertrand

    WJBertrand Ventura Highway

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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    I wonder if the OEM accessory skid plate has the weaker brackets to keep from breaking the sump in a big hit?
  6. setexascustoms

    setexascustoms n00b

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    What do you suggest for serious off-road?

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  7. TwinsFTW

    TwinsFTW Been here awhile

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    ACD or RideOnAdv are usually the two I see chosen by the off-roady guys.

    (I myself am mostly on-road, and feel fine with my Givi.)
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  8. vt wingman

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  9. smoker2

    smoker2 Founding member Flying Pig Assn.

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    Skid plate important.

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  10. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    That is something like what I was thinking of. Thanks for posting.

    Where did the carbon fiber plate come from? Was it easy to fit?
  11. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    The problem with the OEM one is that the rear fixing bolts straight into the flat part at the rear of the sump and a solid landing on a rock punches the rear fitting through the sump.
    I flattened my rear fixing with in days of buying the bike. I was lucky.
    I then bought an SWMotech one and am happy with it. It does indirectly fix to harder parts at the front of the sump and mine has taken some horrible abuse.
    This was after an overloaded 2 up trip down Engineer Pass direct to Ouray (not Silvertown).
    The oil is from a loose clutchcase bolt.[​IMG]
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  12. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    The SW-Motech does not mount to the sump. There is a small rubber bumper that is in between the sump and the skid plate. It can be left off if you want.

    Great lower cost skid plate for the OP’s application. I’ve had some big hits with mine, its got some dents but no problems other than that. Would buy another one if ever needed.
  13. TwinsFTW

    TwinsFTW Been here awhile

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    The lower front bracket mounts to the sump. If you can omit it, fine, but you can't say that it doesn't mount to the sump in its as-specified configuration.
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  14. vt wingman

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    It is actually a thin piece of aluminum with a faux carbon fiber sticker! Pretty easy to fit, a little measuring and cutting and fiddling! I use Gerbing extension cords with the 90 degree end on them, keeps them tucked in close to bike and have enough stretch to allow you to stand up!
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  16. Chillis

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    Givi skid plate looks like a deal. Rubber mounted?

    I don't minding spending the money but I don't intend on doing super hardcore off-roading necessitating a bomb proof arrangement.

    I also don't like the looks of the setups reminiscent of aluminum origami.
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  17. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile

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    My Altrider skidplate protected well on a weeklong bikepacking trip to Toroweap. After that one trip, my '12 S10's skidplate shows 3 different places that would have cracked cases, or side covers. Bent the shit out of her. But every time she comes off for an oil change, I think about straightening, and smile at the dents, put it back on.

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  18. krussell

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    It's not rubber mounted. Bolts to the front of the engine, the sidestand mounts on the left rear, and the muffler bracket on the right rear. It's a nice, light, gravel guard.

    Moutning instructions are at http://media.givi.it/XN-Prodotti/istruzioni/RP2119.pdf
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    I am sure it must have be answered before... just can’t find it so here we go: on a -12 what does the clutch vibration do apart of bothering the rider ? Is there any consequences (verified please...) on the engine longevity? I am planning to ride my Tenere/sidecar to Prudhoe bay next year and trying to decide if it is worth to change the clutch etc for a -14? Thks


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