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. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Well it's not as easy as with an R11GS who almost jumps on teh centrestand by itself, the only bike i can hoist barefooted, but the GTXT comes very near, so much easier than the R12GS or GSA (which needs Herculanean power)
  2. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Greg,
    How much is he charging for these screens and does he have a web site ? I have the big (?) Yamaha screen and am not that impressed with it.

    BTW, what shape is your back wheel these days ?

    Ray
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    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Washed my S10 for the first time today. While I had it out, I also reglued my heated grips (stupid half-azzed installation by my dealer) and put the windshield up to the upper setting. Haven't ridden it yet with the shield raised but I will tomorrow and will report back on whether there is any less wind noise. Here's what the shield looks like in the upper most position:

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    Good luck lane-splitting with these bags :eek1
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  7. R3B

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    Why?

    The Tracktion control is quite busy if your really gas it, so it has plenty of power aboard, woould it make any sense to pollute the enviroment to get bikes banned???
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    So i went for a spin on Sunday and ended up in Sydney:D , rode home yesterday in the rain most of the way, a total of 1500km's of tar. I still think this is a bloody good bike, the seat gets a bit hard after a while so i may have to look into a sheep skin or something. The bike handled road duties well and even handles the twisties well. The screen is a bit irritating, i've tried most settings and i think i'll go back to the highest spot and order a tall screen as this one tends to let the wind hit the helmet and wobble it around. Actually i think there was a guy in the US tooling up to make touringb screens so i might contact him as well.
    The grumbling from the engine at 3 - 3.5k rpm is still there, i notice its worse in sports mode so i'm sure its fueling. The engine is noticeably loosening up, but you can tell its restricted somewhere, it feels like it wants to go harder.
    While i was away i fitted up some Oxford heated grips (which have now stopped working, i think the switch is full of water) and with some skilled use of a lathe by Pezz we fitted up the Touratech cruise control off my 1150 GS as well as a TT GPS holder (which needs to shifted half an inch to the left)
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    Also a bit of grime to get rid of the horrible "new bike" lustre
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    And the most important bling of all
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  10. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    oooh.. you fitted the sportsbike heated grips :deal:deal

    I mounted my grip controller on the console on the opposite side to the aux power socket.. out of the way and I can only see it if I stick my head "around the corner" :evil

    I wired mine up through a relay and put all the wiring in where the stock toolkit sits which I have relocated to under the seat.. I didn't like the idea of having to pull a panle off everytime I wanted a tool
  11. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Yep forgot to mention that i've wired in a 5 pin relay as well, both the GPS and grips go through it. I used the power wire from the accessory plug to run the relay. Good idea mounting it on the fairing as i think having mine where it is exposes it to the rain. It says its sealed but i doubt that claim......sports bike grips? Don't tell me they make a longer set? I was dissappointed to see that these were short and left gaps where the standard long grips once were.
  12. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    nope.. the standard ones are the same length.. just the surface pattern of the grip is different.. I was also very dissapointed at the length of the throttle side grip.. I actually butted mine reasonably close to the throttle tube housing and trimmed the exposed throttle tube plastic sticking out the other side..

    not perfect, but I can live with it..

    as for the waterproofness.. these are pretty good.. I've fitted these to lots of customer bikes (when I worked at Honda) and never once got a water damaged controller back... and some of those customers were daily commuters in crappy Melbourne weather..

    the main reason I fitted mine on the bulkhead was just to get it out the way.. I routed the wiring up behind the dash and into the right side fairing.. I'll get some pics of the mounting tonight
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    I think it was a kind of pun way to say to BMW;
    "see we put our tools hidden away, because the rider wont need them anyhow, instead of not delivering it like you do..."

    Weird to see the handlebar rubbers are that wide, i allready experienced the handlebar is a fair bit wider then my Beemers, it doesn't fit through my front door, that was my first scratch, the panniers do fot so thats nice to know wile filtering.

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    Oh and about the screen i'v made a *low* one, and the buffeting is *gone*, so thats a solution too, instead of barndoors which will crack at every spill.
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    Just totaled my GS on a deer. Have insurance. Free at last,free at last,great God almighty,free at last. Am American. HOW can I get a Tenere? Fly to UK, Columbia...where ever & ship one back to the USA? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Contact http://www.kjm.net/ for years they have been bringing in USA models into the UK, I wanted a black R1 a few years back, Yamaha UK didi not do the black in the UK, KJM supplied my local Yamaha dealer with one, so they will have contacts in the states, for import.
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    Hey Warna, where have you taken the power from for your grips? As i think i mentioned i have a relay which has a switching wire spliced in from the accesory socket. It's blown the 3 amp fuse (and the spare) and i'm wondering if the relay is too high a load? I've fitted up a 5 amp for the moment but don't want to push my luck. Any suggestions?
  18. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    I have mine wired as per the diagram below...

    if yours is wired like this, there is no reason the fuse should blow.. the coil on the relay will draw way less than 1A and the warmers should not draw more than 4A.. I think my warmers came with a 5A fuse fitted ?? not a 3A

    EDIT - I did the drawing with a 3A fuse.. but as mentioned I'm pretty sure mine had a 5A fuse in the little fuse holder ???

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  19. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    just checked the review on webbikeworld and it mentions that they come with a 5A fuse.. so perhaps yours was incorrectly fitted with a 3A
  20. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Yep, reading all the info i have here, it shouldn't have a 3 amp fuse fitted for the acc socket. Very strange stuff indeed. I'll leave the 5 in there and mention it to the bloke when i take it in for a service, By the way, i've used a 5 pole relay but other than that the wiring is the similar to yours.
    Thanks for the fast reply
    Bill