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. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Good work mate - That looks tough :nod

    Get out and get it dirty... I wana see them pics.

    Enjoy.

    Greg.
  2. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    DIRT!! Noooooo....:D
  3. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    Sweeeet!!

    Pete
  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Whoa I missed this! Congrats Paul :clap

    Now you've got a big ADV bike you can come up to the NW and whack it around the great roads of Yorkshire . We'll get it broken in over a weekend..:evil
  5. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    So how did my Raven bike end up in the UK? :eek1 Can you please help it find its rightful home--anytime in the next week or two will be acceptable :evil.

    Thanks in advance.

    JDP
  6. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Hopefully this is a good sign, it's exactly the same as the US model with the all black seat :D

    Let's hope there's a ship somewhere out there loaded with these on the way to the US :wink:
  7. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    That doth make one sporteth wood.
  8. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Change is as good as a rest and all that. Looks like i've got the weather for running in this weekend. I don't really like using any bike at the weekend - one of the plus points of working mad shifts - but i can't wait for tomorrow morning.
    I'm hoping to get out and do a bit of exploring over the next few weeks.
  9. Siddhartha

    Siddhartha New Adventurer

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    I blew the fuse on my bike when I plugged an air-pump into the socket to blow up a camping air bed this weekend. Apparently it's a very low ampage fuse - and the socket/wiring is designed for devices like satnavs. If you change the fuse to accommodate higher requirements - you risk invalidating your warranty if the device generates wiring damage or whatever - I have no technical knowledge of this - but this is the gist of what I was told by my dealer today when I asked for higher level fuse to be fitted at 600 mile service.

    So - I will have to add an alternative device myself to blow-up a camping airbed....bit disappointed to be honest - as I would have thought this was basic stuff for an adventure bike...
  10. rocca

    rocca Been here awhile

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    That black looks mighty fine. Fender extender from the off is a good move, too.

    Siddhartha, just checked the book and it says the socket is rated 30w/ 3A fuse - too low for heated gear as well, I fear. It seems to be wired off the lighting circuit though a better man than me needs to cast an eye over the wiring diagram to be sure. The back of the socket is easily accessible, and it's a short, simple route to the battery, so a direct rewire with in-line fuse to suit would seem eminently do-able.
  11. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    One thing I have done on my other bikes is to just guy a 12 volt outlet from an auto parts store and put an inline (posi lock is one I use) fuse with a large enough fuse or just run it to my Fuze block that has enough fuse size to accomodate the air pump. That way the OEM outlet is left for minor duties. I put this outlet under the seat so easy to get to without making more holes in the tupperware or plastic stuff.

    JDP
  12. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    Looks Great! Is that the stock height on the windsreen or is it a tall screen?
  13. Mugatu

    Mugatu Sidewalk adventurer

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    stock in high position
  14. GrahamD

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    Greg, he's English, they don't do dirt, they do mud. :lol3

    Looks good Paul :thumb

    Looking forward to some impressions as the miles tick up.

    Cheers
    Graham
  15. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    I blew my accessory fuse when using a tyre air pump. Couldn't find a 3A fuse anywhere, so a 5A fuse was looking to be the likely replacement. When I checked out the wiring, I was annoyed that the wires going to the 12V socket were sufficiently thick to carry 10A yet the fuse was only 3A. After the fuse it just hooks into one of the very thick main power lines, so the potential for wiring damage is very minimal. I ended up just replacing the 3A fuse with a 10A one and haven't had any problem since and the wiring still looks fine.
  16. Siddhartha

    Siddhartha New Adventurer

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    Supercruise - thanks for that - was hoping/expecting that would be the case...and will follow your approach....

    Rocca - Just seen your note also - thanks for that too.
  17. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    I should have noted that I don't run anything continuously that draws 10A, because that might be pushing my luck. I'm happy to run a high current draw item, like an air pump, for a couple of minutes though, which is all you normally need really.
  18. Paulvt1

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    Done about 100 miles. It does everything i want. Comfy, quick enough, and nimble on it's feet. Fun too. Excellent piece of kit.
    Will be ordering the Givi rack soon.
    I honestly can't think of any negatives.

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  19. vmaxaust

    vmaxaust Adventurer

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    Regretfully, I'm offering my 5 month old Super Tenere for sale. It was bought to do long hauls around Australia but with an ever worsening hip joint (Osteo Arthritis) I won't be riding around Melbourne let alone the back roads of Australia.

    The bike is virtually just run in with 1970 road kms. Has never been in the dirt. Is fitted with Motorrad billet adjustable foot pegs, Motorrad bar riser kit (not fitted yet), Ventura rack, have the optional Yamaha lower seat as well as the original seat, custom made highway peg brackets fitted with Kuryakin billet adjustable pegs.

    Basically, the bike is ready to go anywhere. Always garaged, had 1st service with engine and diff oils changed. $18,000 and take it away.

    Call Sam 0418 303044 or email me direct...
    come@comeracing.com

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  20. GrahamD

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    That's a pity Sam. I spotted that earlier in the week. I am sure it will go to a decent home.

    Cheers
    Graham