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. sail2xxs

    sail2xxs Been here awhile

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    Thanks Brendan! I'll keep an eye out for pics on the bike. BTW, when will the plate show up on your website?

    Chris
  2. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    I like the Klim stuff too - not that keen on the price though! I bought a Rev'it Sand suit - good but not totally happy with it so might have to spend the bucks on a Klim next time.

    One thing is the built-in armour. I've never had a lot of faith in it - aside from the fact there is not really that much of it, there are plenty of opportunities for it to move around depending on how tight or loose the suit is. Seems such a waste to spend good money on this stuff and then there's only a 50/50 chance it will stay where it's needed in a crash.

    I saw this video which was the final thing I needed to be convinced that a pressure suit is the way to go. I bought a Juggernaut with the ADV discount, and tried it last weekend. Great, very cosy and comfortable, there are some logistical problems however. The Sand jacket just fits over the top, with all the built-in armour removed. Fine in moderate temps, but what if you need to add layers? It's not gonna fit. Need a bigger jacket - crap, this one's pretty new. Anyway there are a number of practical issues with wearing a pressure suit for normal touring usage. I will persevere...

    Link to the story

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/21223833?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/21223833">BMW F800 GS Crash</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/lostrider">Finn</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  3. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Ya also get funky tan lines. I underarmor warmgear for that...
  4. GrahamD

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    I think pressure suits are good things BUT I am getting to the point where it is going to take me an hour to get everything on and adjusted unless someone comes up with something a bit more integrated.

    I run an Airbag jacket, which is fine if you have 200ms for inflation, but does not do much when sharp objects some into play very quickly.
  5. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    I seem to have gotten in a gear thread, where did the Super 10 thread go?
  6. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Patience Grasshopper...
  7. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Yeah...just killing time until August.
  8. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    I'm getting my suspension adjusting knob, which rounded off inside on my recent trip around Australia, replaced by Yamaha under warranty.

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    Amusingly, the lowest level assembly that the knob is part of is the entire rear shock assembly. So I'm getting a new rear shock fitted for free for what otherwise should have been a $20 fix. Silly Yamaha. :lol3
  9. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    That is interesting news for out of warranty work. :uhoh

    I suppose that gives someone a year to come up with a nice CNC machined Titanium Knob.

    Can't get the girl too much overweight can we?

    Cheers
    Graham
  10. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Had me doing a double take there. Thought you were talking about hip replacements...
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  11. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up :thumb
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    Note to self: Do not adjust the rear shock with full panniers and heavy duffle bag on the bike while traveling. <o:p></o:p>
  12. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    ...unless still under warranty and rear shock worn out? :evil
  13. Rema in Paluda

    Rema in Paluda Been here awhile

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    In the netherlands we now have what seems to be the first real flaw !

    Three users of our dutch forum have now a sweating gasket (not really leaking but a just some oilsweat) on the lower front of the right engine casing, probably triggered by a badly measured guidance pin.


    Any sweating internationally?
  14. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    Are they running a synthetic oil ? I know on my Yamaha motorcycles, if I run regular oil there is no sweating, if I run synthetic there IS sweating and have had no issues for tens of thousands of miles..... Just a thought..
  15. GrahamD

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    :lol3

    Sounds like it will cost about the same. Has me a bit worried that one.
  16. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. Yamaha is replacing the whole rear shock assembly under warranty, ie. free. If they weren't, I'd have just fashioned a metal support bracket for the existing broken knob, found an alternative stronger knob or, if it all got too hard, keep using a small adjustable spanner to change the suspension setting. All is good!
  17. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    No you were clear, no problems there.

    I was just fast forwarding a year or so into the future when the warranties have all expired and some poor guys knob falls off and he enters the YAMAHA dealer and comes out screaming about the price of his new knob. He might feel a bit shafted.. :lol3

    Never mind.

    Seems like a good time for the bling makers to do some very fancy aftermarket replacements, like they do for the Ducati mid life crisis guys.

    Speaking of which..This has nothing to do with YAMAHA or knobs but it was funny as.

    This is how Australians do reviews.

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    Cheers
    Graham
  18. vilageidgit

    vilageidgit Adventurer

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    Finally got a test ride on a Super Tenere in Tonawanda,NY
    No thanks to Yamaha Canada and their stupid static Super Tenere display at their demo rides
    Many thanks to Yamaha USA,I can't buy one in the US,but guess where I will be buying most of my accessories and parts
    Wasn't impressed or disappointed with the bike,need more time to evaluate properly
    It felt like riding big smoothish thumper, at 60 mph it's chugging along at 3000 Rpm,very relaxed
    Acceration was good enough for my slowing reflexes and limited skills
    Didnt know what Mode or Traction Control Setting it was,I was too excited just to be able to ride one
    I never intended to ride it off road,but from the feel of the bike,I will certainly try
    Some buffeting from the windscreen
    I think I made the right decision in buying one
    Please try to make it out for the Charity event and mayb snag a test ride
  19. GrahamD

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  20. Grouser

    Grouser Adventurer

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    Thanks for the posting the video of the Australian Ducati test. I've watched hundreds of these over the last 20 years or so and this is by far the best. My favorite line is "You get the age old honeymooners choice, do you want it in your eye or your mouth"