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. ironmorph

    ironmorph Adventurer

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    I need so save some money for gas. Bike gets here, no money left. But I really like these as well...

    motocephalic
  2. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    Sorry for my prior comments on loud as I have no idea how any of these pipes sound. May be fine. I just can't handle the Harley sound so I thank all for definately dimissing any fear of Harley sound out of a Yamaha. :D I get moody and have to complain about things that don't really matter I suppose. We'll get the bikes and go from there.
  3. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    Here is a good horn upgrade for your bike, Ron http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=when3v7NVFk


    turn your speakers up :rofl


    make sure to wait until the end to see what the horn is mounted to
  4. GrahamD

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    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    Don't have a full face helmet, have 2 x schuberth C3 though...

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    Don't have a pic of the different lid configuration, here's a web pic

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    To be honest I find the lid configuration pretty useless. If you could press a button to open it fully and another button to open it partially it would rock. Now you have to open the lid fully, change 2 tabs (and try not to break your fingers in the process, they are very hard to move), close the lid, and now it's in partial opening mode. So yeah.
  6. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    A bit OTT mate. I agree with you about loud pipes. Here in the UK bikers have a bad image for no good reason and loud pipes do nothing to enhance that. I use and will continue to use a stock pipe. Aside from the anoyance to others problem, they become tiring after a while.
    However, Greg at wasp works makes good stuff and believe me, unless you only ride the bike to the local shop, you will want to do something with the screen. On top of that the bash plate (if you buy one from Yamaha) is useless.
    Whilst this bike is a leap forward in motorcycling, it is not perfect and you will (I believe) want to change some things.
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  8. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Just to say it again--the wasp pipe isn't louder, just has a different tone. :deal


    Dunno about Akro or GYTR or whatever.

    Loud is bad, anywhere, I agree...but this started as a "I don't need all that techy stuff"...and then an incorrect assumption that any S10 buyer wanted to make lots of noise.

    Don't know where that latter notion came from...but no one is proposing it from what I've read.

    Again...sorry KZ...not a flame on a difference of opinion mate. More, it sounded like a troll since it really wasn't relevent.
  9. RoyQ

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    If I buy a pipe of any kind it will be to lose weight and nothing more. The S10's pipe is up high and a bad place to be carrying excess weight. Most of the after market pipes I have heard are not what I would call loud. Straight pipes on a Harley or clone cruiser, now that is loud.
  10. stevh0

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    vnp514 Been here awhile

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  12. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Very few outside South Africa im afraid. Shipping costs is a killer from South Africa to AUS/US/EU :(

    The bars are about 300 Euro's If you can liaise with a shipping agent to collect them from me, I can get them out the country :)
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    If you are thinking the stock muffler weighs a ton, and that you can save a lot of weight changing to an aftermarket one, you might to check this post:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13367170&postcount=5

    Where Wasp/Greg himself says...

    Just FYI...

    Dallara



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  14. Paulvt1

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    That Bars / bashplate combo look good.

    I'm less than 48 hours away from picking my 10 up. I'm starting to get the jitters.

    Can anyone give me a bit of info. Does the 10 come with any 12v sockets and if so, where are they?

    Thanks.
  15. rocca

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    Yep, there's one to the right of the dash - takes a car-type plug.
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    Cheers mate. That's my heated jacket taken care of.
  17. RoyQ

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    Yes I know there is not a lot of weight to be saved but every little bit counts and why stop at the muffler. I am sure there is a lot of un-necesary junk that could be removed, first and foremost any emission crap they tack on it. EVAP system went on both my B-King and Bandit 1250, you'd be suprised how much that crap weighs.
  18. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    I agree with you, not much savings in weight and not worth it for that reason IMO :D
    Sound? that's another story :wink:

    I'm curious if you or anyone in this forum would know by loosing let's say 10lbs on any particular bike what the difference in 0 to 60 would be?

    I know there's too many differences between bikes, engines and so on but let's take the Tenere weight, 100+ HP and a 160lbs rider, would the 0-60 or 1/4 mile vary that much?

    There's got to be some kind of formula :wink: and since you were involved in racing maybe you know :wink:

    I'm curious because so many riders give that excuse as the reason why they boght a new pipe :ear
  19. dcstrom

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    I don't know if there's a formula, but if you look at MotoGP you'll see Danny Pedrosa often gets lightning starts and is able to out-accelerate most others out of corners. Bikes all weigh about the same, but Pedrosa, at 49kg, is 20-25kg lighter than other riders. So difference is definitely there in acceleration, no so much in top speed.

    I think for the S10 there is not a significant amount of weight to be saved in replacing the muffler. The stock V-Strom exhaust is much heavier, and mounted high, so more gains to be had by replacing it.

    That said, I can't see too many places to prune weight off the S10, so exhaust would probably be one of the easiest. For me I'd only do it if there were other advantages as well, like fuel economy and/or power. None of the current systems have demonstrated that so far as I know.

    Trevor
  20. Dallara

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    True enough. I pulled the EVAP cannister, etc. on my Ducati Hypermotard S, and pulled the silly, heavy, high-mounted stock underseat exhaust, etc. to exchange it for a low-mounted QD exhaust system to drop some mass and lower the CG...


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    But that was on a bike that was light to begin with (390 lbs), and now weighs less than 370 lbs thanks to other changes.

    OTOH, the Super Tenere weighs 575 lbs or so stock, so dropping only 7 or 8 lbs is not really that significant percentage-wise. And if one starts adding things like skid plates, crash bars, hard bags, etc. that kind of weight will quickly be offset.

    Understand, it's your bike and you certainly should mod it anyway you like. My only point was that if you're trying to make an S-10 into a lightweight by changing the exhaust you might be disappointed.

    Just for the record, right now my plan for my S-10 is to keep the stock muffler - I want this bike to be quiet - but change out the stock header pipes/catalytic converter for some cat-less pipes, simply because I'm not found of catalytic converters and the excessive heat they produce. Not to mention the flow restriction they cause. Every time I've pulled the cat on a bike I've gotten way less heat coming off the bike and better, crisper throttle response.

    Just my two cents... YMMV. :D

    Dallara



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