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. lout

    lout AYCIC

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    I thought the first 'wing was '74 and weighed 267kg (590lb) and yeah they were an adventure. (that is best left in the past!)

    sorry I mentioned it in retrospect!
  2. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    :nono

    When it comes to talking about how heavy the S10 is, you will find that denial is not just a river in Egypt.
  3. rocca

    rocca Been here awhile

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    ...and a troll is not just a cave-dwelling species found in Norse mythology?
  4. sail2xxs

    sail2xxs Been here awhile

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    I just missed seeing the S10 when I went to the Yamaha Offroad school in Wales last October. The instructors there are insanely knowledgeable and capable, the scenery is beautiful, and the experience was worth every penny. Since I almost always ride alone, the only "feedback" I get about what I'm doing is when I dump the bike. :roflI learned more in that one day on a 250 than I have from all my reading and practicing alone in the past 2 years. I wish Yamaha would consider offering the same type of program in the US. I'd sign up in a heartbeat.

    Chris

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    '05 V-Strom til it gets here
    '06 ST 1300A - sold, but I miss it every day
    '09 800 GS - sold, happiest day of my life
  5. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    What is it with you're obsessive need to hang out on this thread just to bag people and the S10.
    You dont like it - W E..... G E T..... T H A T !!!

    I knew a fellow by the name of West when I was in my thirties, you could be related.............................He was an annoying over opinionated turd as well.

    Get out and ride your 990 or your Porsche or plane or whatever and stop annoying people with bullshit...

    P.S - You missed itemizing the Rolex watch and Calvin Klein jocks in your brag list..:asshat

    Greg.
  6. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    :rofl :rofl I don't care who you are, that there is funny. :lol3 Was I supposed to be impressed with that list of toys or what :wink: OK, I can match his--

    2011 generic fingernail clippers (2)
    2010 nose hair clippers
    1889 rubber band set (no stretch at all left)
    1990 jock strap and cup (molded some I think)
    1995 hoover vacuum cleaner--broken
    OK, that is enough--I apologize for being too prideful of my possessions :evil

    JDP
  7. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    Yall two crack me up talking about the West Nile Virus :lol3
  8. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I see Nick Sanders has just arrived in The US again....

    This is what he has to say about the Yam.. An excerpt from his blog which contains a "Spot Live" locator system.

    http://www.nicksanders.com/2011/parallel_world.html

    "The food in the hotel was free and you can eat all that you want. It’s a nice twist of hospitality having travelled so far on a bike that has now clocked up 16 665 miles. What a bike! This Super Tenere seems capable of taking everything I throw at it. I cannot make it meek. The R1 had that naughty streak and whilst not that, this bike is cheeky with it’s movements. It handles every range of surface imaginable, and, without any loss of comfort. Surely something should have snapped or come loose by now, but nothing, not a washer. We still have a very long way to go."

    Eat your heart out BMW. Trolls: get back under the bridge...


    I just popped over to Oilheads in Gspot.

    Every other thread relates to some sort of failure. :rofl

    How I love my Tenere :D:D:D
  9. Big Mistake onWheels

    Big Mistake onWheels Banned

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    HOT DAMN ! By 3200 miles on my GS1200, 3 headlight bulbs blew, burned oil, ABS pump blew($3000+ fix but was warrantied), shock blew, screws fell outta the thing, Got dirt in ABS switch-screwed everything up, worried about rearend burning up, etc.Deer put it outta it's misery. R.I.P. deer. Tenere on order.
  10. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    I am new to this site/forum... is this joint always like this?
  11. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    No...Yes...This is normally Jo Momma like. Don't want to get the tread punted to another part of the forum though....so need to keep it civil.

    After the earlier discussion of the Jesse's VS Trax and other...I'm really torn.

    Maybe I'll just suck it up and go Touratech. Hmmm.

    It's been bashed around--the topic, but since I don't have the bike yet, it's hard not to think about it.
  12. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    Check the tires. No knobs for Nick and he's got a gas can
  13. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    No, people have little else to do, thanks to the earthquake/tsunami making deliveries come late. Once the bikes are on the road and people have toys to farkle this BS will pass.

    It is frequently entertaining though.
    :lol3
  14. rocca

    rocca Been here awhile

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    Check the rest of the bike too. No accessory screen, bars, rack, crashbars, etc. etc. This is a guy who's been round the world several times (including the deserts!) on an unmodded R1. An object lesson in how far you can get with what you've got.

    The good news is that on this latest trip he's filming as he goes so there should be a DVD & book out at some point in the future.
  15. dcstrom

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    I guess he's using road tires most, or all, of the trip, just cos they last longer - and they are either Conti Road Attacks or Conti Trail Attacks. Not much different to look at them. Conti is a long-time sponsor of his. He may not change to off-road tires at all - I think the Ruta 40 is doable on road tires or at least something like the Trail Attacks. Can't see him changing to TKC's just cos they will wear faster and cost time in changing them.

    Interesting that after all our discussions of fancy-shmancy auxiliary gas tanks, he has a plastic just strapped to the back with a cargo net!

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  16. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Also the fact that Yamaha gave him the bike might have something to do with it using all Yamaha parts...
  17. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Cool to hear from you and I've been following Nick Sanders.

    You know, there wasn't any one aspect to the Super Tenere that blew me away when I got to ride one. Of course, I didn't get a chance to off-road it like the Aussies and Sanders. For me, the Super-T was just a more comfortable all-arounder than the GS series and there are few other competing non-chain bikes for the type and amount of riding I do.

    While I've not beat my bikes like Sanders, I've been impressed by how reliable my Yamahas have been. Plus, for the few issues there have been (they are machines) MamaYama has taken care of them, unlike some other companies.
  18. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    THANKS WASP, it's about time someone says something :clap

    It's always about the weight or the non-switchable ABS , let them switch off the ABS if it gives them a "stiff one" :lol3

    Your comment, "highlighted" above made it worth me login in to check what's up on this forum :lol3
  19. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    Glad you brought it up, I've been in that same boat. But I got in on the discount buy with the Micatech V2 cases and will go that route. They have "grown" on me. It saves me a few hundred bucks over Jesses and about the same as Trax cases but think Micatechs are better construction. I'll go with 37L left and 45L right.

    JDP
  20. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Beasts seems to be a grumpy place sometimes. I wonder if it has anything to do with the GS and KTM riders having their own sections and the less significant large dual sport bikes are all piled into one?