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. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Notice the windshield on the right bike is higher than the left. So which is the default setting since yamaha says there is only one height??
  2. Uncle_Dave

    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    The one on the left appears to be the tall factory option windscreen set on the lowest setting where as the one on the right is the standard one set to the high position.

    Well that's what it looks like to me. :scratch

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  3. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Default is the low one on the left. At least that's how mine came out of the crate.

    Excusing my ugly mug, here's a pic that shows how the screen came on mine.

    [​IMG]
  4. Uncle_Dave

    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    Hmm, it may be just an illusion.
  5. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Filled up today and got my first full tank to full tank economy figures. 19.09 litres for 366.1 kms which works out to 5.2 l/100kms. Interestingly, this differs quite notably from the bike's own economy guage which read 4.7 l/100 km.

    This works out to be an 11% optimistic reading by the bike which could lead one to believe there was 47 kms more range (489 vs 442 km) in the tank than there actually was.

    On the pessimistic side, I had ridden with the last fuel bar flashing for about 40 kms when I filled. This low fuel indication is supposed to come on with 3.9 litres left in the tank, yet that is the exact amount I had left when I filled, so it appears the low fuel indication came on about 40 kms early.

    Not a biggie, as all these indications are just, well, indicators so they should never be relied upon in isolation; at least not until you have characterised them. In this case I can truly say YMMV :D
  6. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Nope, both ar standard item, the high screen is a a different shape, more of a "Bubble" at the top, see Wasps thread for pictorials ;-)
  7. breaky33

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  8. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Well then doesn't yamaha then made it safe for the rider even if he presumed that the tank is dry he still have another 40km to find a fuel station in isolation??:huh
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    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Its all coming down to your stance in Life!

    Is your glass half full (YES!)

    Or is your glass half emty... (Noooo!)
  10. sinex

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    Being packing my bags, thought I would have a lot more storage space in the Tenere 1200, excluding top box, which I would not use,

    The storage space is pretty much on a par with a Tiger 1050, but the shape of the inner bags is better (square) allowing more and better packing, my searches on the Internet have found:

    Tiger 1050i 43 litres
    XTZ 1200 Super Tenere 61 litres
    GS 1200 50 TO 68 Litres
    Multistrada 58 to 73 litre options
    GS 1200 aluminium panniers 82 litres

    Added 7th Aug 2010, Yamaha UK have advised me that the combined litres of the panniers are 61 (Not 46), 29 and 31, so the internet information I found is apparently wrong, so the panniers are much in line with a GS1200, apologies.
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    Hey, That's sp!ke ! :D
  13. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    If you are happy to fill up 40 km earlier than absolutely necessary that's fine, but I'd rather have a fuel gauge that I can believe and be able to reliably utilise that extra range.

    The fuel gauge on a previous bike I had used to read under empty (analog gauge) with more than half the fuel left in the tank, which is just plain ridiculous. Fixed that puppy with a resistor across the sensor.

    Thankfully the S10 fuel gauge's pessimism isn't anywhere near that bad and therefore should not hurt any Ewoks. But between the S10's fuel gauge and average economy display, the total error is > 20% (on my bike at least). Just something for folks to be aware of that's all.
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    Well it counts 10% extra so that isn't that bad, look at your GPS, at 110 on the clock it really goes 100 miles far per hour, its stupid, but its a fact with most bikes today, all to do with fines...


    A meter in a tank is never trustable, cold petrol is way denser than warm, so the only recurity one can get is a metered 5 ltr can in the tankbag, and running on emptry in warm and in cold weather once, then you know average consumptinon with your riding style, and real tank volume, our different GSses with plastic tank differed 1,5 liter from 23,5 for the RR, to 22 for the whithe
  15. OldDog

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    Just came back from a test run on the Super Ten
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    Heres a pic of it in my front yard with 2 km's on the clock:D
    I spent most of the ride in T mode and only switched over to S in the last few kms and what a difference! The bike feels very planted and it certainly goes well. I was amazed at the leg room and comfort. The centre of gravity was a real surprise as was the ease at which you can get it up on the centre stand.
    Pity about -no heated grips standard, no gear indicator, horrible exhaust / sound, plastic guards, (all of these are of little concern and easily fixed) and the fuelling. This bike has a real harshness in the 3 - 3.5k rpm range like what you guys have mentioned. Feels like fuelling to me. The bike feels like it has a fair bit of restriction, i'd say add a new exhuast can and fiddle with the fuel map and it'll be real sweet.

    I expect i'll drop a deposit on the bike on Monday.

    One thing, you guys are talking about meddling with the O2 sensor readings i think? Does that have the same affect as having a Power Commander fitted?
    Thanks
    Bill
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    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    Hey Bill, looks like you're making exactly the same transition as I am with selling the GS Adv and going with the S10. I'm hoping to pick mine up this week.

    It'll be a sad day leaving the GSA as I have a lot of good memories with it.... I hope the S10 lives up to expectations.

    Cheers,
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  17. Tee Dee Mmm

    Tee Dee Mmm Long timer

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    Hi Bill good choice,

    The power commander has adjustments right across the range but doing the Co basicially is like opening or closing the tap as it affects a wider range. then again i read on the 660 thread the fuel mod on them only affects the low range.

    Cheers Rick
  18. OldDog

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    Yeah Dave i am. I think its a combo of the light weight of the s10 and its stability. The 1150's are a good thing and i'm gonna miss that fuel range (at least until i work out a way of fitting an aux tank to this beast), but that top heavy feeling of the 1150 i won't miss. I think the S10 will live up to the promise, there are a few area's that need some attention (plastic guards etc) but after having a BMW you should be used to adding a few things
    :D
    The DOMESTIC AUTHORITY has given me her blessing so its off down to Parisi Motorcycles on Monday morning to drop a deposit on the bike!:clap
  19. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    well done mate... looks like these are going to sell well...

    don't hold your breath for the accessories though :deal

    although YMA did have the tank bag and tank protectors in stock..
    the tank bag is well worth the $$ IMO.. it's a very nice bag that fits perfectly and looks the part too.. not to mention it's massive storage capacity
  20. Uncle_Dave

    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    Hey mate, how is the tank bag when you're standing on the pegs? I know from using a tank bag on the GSA that it really gets in the way and I cannot get forward enough, end up stooping over the front.

    If it isn't a problem I may get one when mine arrives. I'm giving the panniers a miss though and will stick with soft luggage.

    Cheers,
    Dave.