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. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    :D PM me with your email addy and I'll send it to you. For the truly insane.

    I have it in excel complete with formulas to calculate costs....also will help you figure financing/downpayment etc...a tab also that incorporates how much you've saved for month toward the farkles and how that impacts your downpayment/payment per month.

    Mostly though, it's to help track who you're buying from, how much the quoted price was--helps you shop and also when you go to buy it's sorted by vendor so you don't miss anything at purchase time.

    Oh and Jeremy--please, crashbars in black. You can erase my ?? where it says SW Motech, I'll be going with AltRider
  2. stevepsd

    stevepsd Been here awhile

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    I believe Wasp is working on that as well......
  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Jeremy,
    Crash bars that dont dominate the bike or degrade the narrow, sleek look of it from head on. Being able to take panels off with bar removal would be great but dont over do it making them too wide. Yamaha has strived to make the bike narrow in contrast to the wide jugs and all of the GS. If the crash bars are to overdone and too wide they can in my opinion destroy the offroad look of the bike. A fine line. for sure. Only my opinion though.
  4. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    I've tried, just not well versed enough in zen, origami and twister to make it happen. I hope Alt Rider is going to make it straight forward for us. I won't buy bars that require me to remove or do origami to do simple maintenance.
  5. SpeedStar

    SpeedStar XT1200Z and DL650

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    PM sent. I really appreciate the legwork on your part. Great job.
  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    I'll second that. :clap :freaky
  7. martinh

    martinh Been here awhile

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    Bill Funny thing my list looks like yours. LOL you only got me beat by about $100. Total list if I got everything ended up around $4200. When I saw the the total my charge card ran from my wallet. LOL This bike is going to put me in the poor house by the time I am done.

    @Jeremy, you going to be taking orders at the NY Show? I need to get my farkle pile so when the bike comes in I'll be ready to install it all and go for a long ride. Can't wait to see and feel all your products. They all look top notch.

    Also would a highway peg fit on those crash bars since you are using 1" dia SST?
  8. stevepsd

    stevepsd Been here awhile

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    When I spoke with Jeremy at the Long Beach show I specifically asked that question. You will NOT have to remove the bars to access the right-side panel electrics/battery/etc. Jeremy indicated that the prototype bars on display were even a little wider than necessary to remove the panel, so the production units would be a bit narrower.

    I don't believe that is true for the left side pane, but you only need to access that panel if doing a coolant change.
  9. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    How much will that suck?
  10. kpresco2

    kpresco2 Adventurer

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    I think you need to remove the left panel to lift the tank and service the air filter.
  11. stevepsd

    stevepsd Been here awhile

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    Just checked the service manual...and you are correct!

    Hopefully Jeremy will chime in regarding if the left side panel can be removed with the bars in place.
  12. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Really like it. Anyone knows when the altrider skid plate be available? And how much?
  13. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Man, some of you are really going to town on the farkels. Great lists. But.... you might want to tote up the poundage on everything - it adds up. I see 125+ lbs being added with some of these lists, which puts the bike right at 700-lbs or so. Then actually fill up all that luggage, and you're probably getting into the 800+ lb range. Are you really going to ride something with a weight approaching a Goldwing in the dirt?

    Light is right folks.

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  14. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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  15. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I'm with you Markjenn, lets figure some way to get a bit of weight off, not on!

    But of course, some farkles has to come, such as panniers. I plan on riding some distance 2up, but no single track (if I can help it, kind of hard to turn around sometimes :D).

    I'm just ready for a bike that keeps the front wheel on the ground in 2nd for a change! :rofl
  16. martinh

    martinh Been here awhile

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    Here is one mean looking Tenere. Some of the Farkle on this one I have not seen anyone post them up for the US yet.

    I like the front fork protector and how about the swing arm protector

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  17. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    That is Yamaha's Worldcrosser concept version and the farkles aren't available at this time.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626274
  18. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    The World Crosser is the look I am after.

    Wasp's luggage rack with pillion seat removed is AWESOME! I'll be doing that on day one.

    Removal of the passenger pegs will be the second weight reduction step for me. Aftermarket exhaust - Wasp's system in the lead at the moment, together with losing the heat shield will be third.

    I am in a real dilemma about the hard bags. Always been against them, but seem like a good idea for the S10 for commuting and on road trips. But a long not too tall bag of some sort mounted on that large rack area we now have with the pillion seat removed might make hard panniers unnecessary. For Adventure rides the Giant Loop bag together with all the space available on the pillion area/rear rack should be more than adequate.
    JB
  19. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    I'm going to do side (Micatech V2's) and top case (Givi), crash bars, skid plate, heated grips, SW quick lock tank bag mount and maybe a set of Rox risers. That'll be about it. I might do something about the windscreen if it's not to my liking. I've already got fog lights and a GPS and mount set up. Basically similar to what I've got on my DL 1000. Works out to around $2200.00. Should be set up pretty well for my purposes.
  20. Jeremy L

    Jeremy L Been here awhile

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    @Dirt_Dad: thanks for the feedback. Right now, we know the fairing can be removed on the right side, and are 90% sure you can access the bolts on the left for air filter removal. The bike is not in our shop now, but there the local Yamaha rep has one and we will try to connect with him to get a final answer on this. I can say I’m 100% confident that access is reasonable.


    @klebs01: thanks, man. It is definitely one of our goals to create a symmetrical appearance with our pannier system.


    @Chadx: no worries, the bars will retain their functionality. I had our designer give me a few images to illustrate some of the changes we were able to dial in before beginning production.

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    @MoBill: great to hear, thanks! They’ll definitely be available in black.


    @DockingPilot: thanks for the feedback. Always a challenge to find a balance between form and function, but I think we’ve come to a solution that will work well.


    @Martinh: we will be taking orders at the NY IMS, and it’s actually a really good idea to get yourself in line. We’re already taking pre-orders on some of our parts for the Tenere. If you’re pretty sure you want something, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to order it now online.

    Concerning a highway peg, we haven’t had the chance to locate an existing one that would work, but it doesn’t mean a compatible one doesn’t exist. We are considering this issue, however.


    @pinglow: we’re still finalizing that information, but will try to keep everyone here in the loop. If you want to ensure you’ll get notified, I suggest creating an AltRider account and then subscribe to the Yamaha specific product news update emails. That way you’ll only get emails about new products for this bike.