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. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Nice looking bags, and interesting thread - 28 pages so far. This is the English Google translation;

    http://translate.google.com/transla....php?t=26591&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
  2. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    How you know dis den ???
  3. dcstrom

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  4. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    I only wish for the Touratech panniers due to added space for longer travel.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I have the stock panniers by Yamaha, they came with the bike and unfortunate they are crappy. They are good for short travels with a few items. The unlock mechanism to take the pannier off the bike broke the other day and now I can’t take the pannier off. On top of that the lock is super tight and it bends your key when you open the pannier.<o:p></o:p>
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    Besides that I dropped the bike without any damage to the exterior of the pannier. They are super water tight and they are the exact width of the handle bars so filtering and lane splitting is super easy. They remove the worries as far as, "how much space do I really have to squeeze in there..."<o:p></o:p>
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    Another S10 rider here bought the Touratech panniers and I have to say they are really nice. They offer plenty of space with a smart design. I only wish they could work with the same mounts to switch between the two. I guess I have to figure out how to take off the pannier that is broken before I can wish I could fit the Touratech ones on the same mounts.<o:p></o:p>
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    Those Moto Shop panniers look great. They are exactly what I was searching for, many thanks. I will be in Italy this summer, great timing. :thumb<o:p></o:p>


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  5. GOBBOMAI

    GOBBOMAI GOBBOMAI

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    The WorldCrosser is another Italian creation :pimp

    The treathd that I posted shown all the works of that Italian guy , and then he mount everything on his bike
  6. Goldie05

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    That's Davide Biga in the center, he's currently in Russia going around the world solo.
    I posted links to his sites a few pages back :wink:

    Those are nice looking panniers, I'm just not sure how easy it is to remove them with that cross member in the back attached to both panniers.
  7. RogerJ

    RogerJ Waypoint Wanderer

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    +1 on enjoying the TT Zega Pro bags. I also put the TT reinforcing kit inside the bags just in case of a very serious go down. Haven't field tested that yet.........knock on wood.

    BTW.......if you go the TT route I would suggest you get some 8mmX200 mm bolts, lock washers and nuts for the right hand side bag where it mounts to the hanger for the right rear peg. Reusing the OEM bolts that only are secured by the threads of the larger piece (without a washer and nut) is not a tough enough solution. It will tear out the threads in the hanger for the footpegs. Mine now are bolted through with lock washers and nuts on the interior side. Much stronger now. YRMV but I am happy with this improvement. Cheers!:freaky
  8. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    That is a great looking bike and set up. That white is really nice but not an option for us in the USA. Do you have any idea what rack that is on the rear of the bike? It sure looks good for strapping on a dry bag etc.

    JDP
  9. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Thoughts: it the racks are symmetrical this supports different size bags best, smaller on exhaust side...if racks are assymetric then THIS supports same size bags...allows bigger on left, no?

    Didnt someone just say the opposite?
  10. colorider

    colorider Been here awhile

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    I believe you have it backward - if you are looking for overall symmetry of the final configuration WITH bags installed.

    Asymmetric racks with different size bags = symmetrical overall
    Symmetric racks with same size bags = symmetrical overall
  11. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Colorider is confirming what I posted about the Hepco Becker racks for the Super Ten. Asymetrical racks equal symetrical overall if you use different size bags.
  12. zeth609

    zeth609 Super Tenere *****

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  13. GrahamD

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    Sorry about the fall.
    Glad it turned out Ok with little damage though. :thumb

    Cheers
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  14. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Then I am not tracking what an assymetric rack is.

    If the left rack sticks out farther because of the exhaust then it is what?
  15. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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  16. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    I do know what it means. :lol3

    BUT, I was just thinking about the Exhaust side only...just the exhaust side...and my brain farted....

    I got the assymetric racks...just farted on the bags.
  17. kpresco2

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    I was wondering if anyone knew what type of grease I should use on the rear wheel drive hub splines?

    I got some Molybdenum grease from the local auto parts store - it says it is suitable for drive shaft splines - but I thought I might check with the collective brains here. I trust you guys a lot more than the pimply youth that served me at the shop.....

    (Hope this does not turn into an "oil" thread.....)


    Thanks

    Ken.
  18. SuperCruise

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    According to the service manual, the rear wheel drive hub should be lubricated with lithium soap based grease. The rear wheel drive hub I'm referring to is item 2 on the following diagram.

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  19. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    I've been back from my ride around Australia for two weeks now and it has been that long since I started the bike. I went out to fault find my broken Oxford heated grips and fiddle around for a few minutes with the ignition on before I thought it best to start the bike so I didn't drain the battery.

    Engine turned over but wouldn't start. Checked voltage and it was reading 12.6 volts loaded, which meant it was marginal but would likely have read more than 12.8V disconnected which should have been enough. I kept cranking it over and after a minute or so it fired every now and again, but still would not start. Cranked it over off and on for another few minutes but still nothing.

    It was time to change the spark plugs anyway, so I pulled off the air box in preparation and tried starting it again, to no avail. Changed the spark plugs (pain in the ass undoing/redoing the restraining bolts!), put it all back together and tried starting again. Nothing. The old plugs were wet with fuel from repeated cranking, but otherwise looked fine.

    The fact that it had cranked for probably 5 minutes all up since I tried starting the bike, I figure the battery must have been OK after all. Nonetheless, it was starting to struggle turning the engine over, so I hooked up jumper leads to my son's car. More enthusiastic cranking, but again nothing.

    In a last desperate attempt, I opened the throttle up full before hitting the started and she coughed into life, spluttering pulsing white smoke for the next five minutes while it warmed up. Took it for a test ride and rode it like I stole it and all was fine. Revved it in the garage and no more smoke. Bike now starts no problems.

    What the heck would have caused this?
  20. Don in Lodi

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    That was a "clear flood" trick you used. I dunno, is it possible the injectors were letting fuel through while you fiddled with the broken electrical? Does the pump stay on till the battery is dead? Probably don't want to just sit there with the key on any more. That was definitely a flooding scenario you described.