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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Thanks Jeremy, hoping to meet you at your event in NYC on Sat of the Bike show.
  5. stevepsd

    stevepsd Been here awhile

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  6. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    That tweak of the upper bar looks better to my eyes, Jeremy, thanks. See, you can have form and function.:clap
  7. markymark

    markymark pigkiller

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    been a bit wet here lately:
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    this was straight off the showroom floor
  8. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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    Holy Moly markymark! Have you and that S10 grown gills?
  9. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Micatech V2s...hmmm hadn't considered those. Yet.
  10. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Keep a keen eye out for the croc's mate! :evil


    My heart goes out to you and all your countrymen suffering at the hand of Muther Nature.
  11. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    +2 Hoping for some relief from the floods soon!
  12. colorider

    colorider Been here awhile

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    Holy $hit batman!!!! What a way to break in a new bike!!!

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  13. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Shit, you guys are having it rough at the moment.

    Commiserations to you all....
  14. sinex

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    I read somewhere that a couple guys bought pontoons, and after inflating them, they attached them to motorcycles and crossed a pretty big river. View attachment 244608
  16. GrahamD

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    :clap :clap

    I'm adding that to the collection.
  17. Rags

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    There are a lot of bikes waiting in line Markymark...give us some details!
    (p.s. if your hardbags were waterproof give us their name)
  18. markymark

    markymark pigkiller

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    Hi guys, thanks for your thoughts on the flooding, it's really bad further North, an area the size of Texas is underwater.

    This ride was an oz adv forum christmas ride a few weeks ago:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633302&page=21

    the guy with the super ten is a legend in oz, he's an animal on the bike. Been rally racing for decades. He was doing gnarley singletrack, mud holes, rocky ridges. He was throwing it around like a 250, and it handled it all really well. Not too bad for a senior citizen :lol3.

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    Not sure about the wisdom of wading through there while wearing a crash helmet.
  20. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    Does anyone know if the S10 started once they crossed? Or did it flood?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>