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. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I think those yeller tens look great! :1drink
  2. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I'm very pleased with the Great Basin. Big enough, strong, waterproof...

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  3. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    Finally! Now I know what all the rave is about. I test rode a blue beauty at Cycle Nations of Canton (GA) with a super helpful salesman, Jerry. He took me out on a nice little loop, not once, but twice, as he was riding his bike. I think S mode is my favorite! :evil

    I've answered the question of which bike would I buy. I will be getting one at some point, in black, here is my question (today):

    Is it possible to adjust the shift lever to accommodate my personal liking?


    The bike is really quite nice, a beautiful blend of fun and functionality!

    Thanks!
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    pic is borrowed from a jaumev post. You can see the upper linkage has splines as well as
    the connecting rod has adjustment so you should be able to find a sweet spot for your foot.

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  5. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    Thanks Pluric, that's what it looked like to me, there was some threading on both ends of that rod, so maybe a tweek here or there will adjust it a smidge to make my foot happy!

    Many thanks!
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  6. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    YES! for a small fee....

    If you're referring to the stock one... yes, you can adjust up and down. If you need forward/back, you need to get this one...

    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/XT1200Z/8500169.html

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  8. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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  9. WVMTS

    WVMTS Podunk Chillbilly

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    Thanks Jaumev, those are nice!!! Nice ride! If only we could get white in the US. Even if we did, I couldn't wait that long. It looks sharp.
  10. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Try this one ... http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-1200-Z/Bodywork/Gear-lever-adjustable-XT-1200Z.html
    Cheers,
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  11. bahill

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    Jerry’s a straight shooter.
    Buy it, you’ll like it! .:clap.

    This past Saturday on the Cherohala Skyway;


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  12. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    That is a beautiful bike, and on the Cherohala, that's awesome, not to mention one of my favorite stompin' grounds! :evil

    I was very impressed with the bike and Jerry, the overall experience was very pleasant, just for a demo ride.
  13. bahill

    bahill Adventurer

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    I just came off a 2006 DL1000 to the S10 and really have been smitten by this bike. Although I've yet to see another one on the road in N. GA there are several in this area. I've posted a thread over on the yamahasupertenere.com fourm under the USA South Eastern Region and have several other local owners that want to meet for rides in N. GA. You're welcome to ride if we can ever get the folks together. Also, when I don't have time to ride a full day on the weekends I try to get up to Riders Hill for coffee one morning of the weekend.

    And by the way, the demo ride SOLD me on this bike.


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  14. scottie boy

    scottie boy Homebrew Guru

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    I'm in Acworth a couple of miles north of you. Maybe we can meet up some time.

    PS I came off of an '07 DL1000
  15. bahill

    bahill Adventurer

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    Yea Scottie Boy, I've been trying to get the N. GA local S10 folks together to meet and ride and check out the other accessories on each others bikes.

    Oh boy I hope this isn't a "no no" and if it is I just hope the mods delete this. I have a thread over on the yamahasupertenere.com forum if you want to check it out. It's in the USA- South Eastern Region section. Check it out an lets ride sometime.

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    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    To be honest, I like the Great Basin so much I doubt I'll ever go back to hard bags. They are bombproof, waterproof but best of all portable. Like the GL ad claims, you don't even know they are there.

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    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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  18. GrahamD

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    Yes. The KTM is the only run left standing for Part II. It's electrics should start playing up about then :lol3

    Bloody POS YAMAHA busting it's "not a sump" like that. I don't now how hundreds of owners have survived that kind of stuff.

    Maybe they thought it would be good to add a decent bash plate or something stupid like that OR wound up the pre-load on the adjustable suspension.

    Next year the new improved 280Kg Super Tenere with 3 Inch think solid Titanium "not a sump" just for the MCN guys.
  19. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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  20. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    This. ^^^

    I've never taken any of my bikes offroad without some kinda' skidplate...which is just common sense. I think their test makes THAT point better than it might attempt to show how bad of an "adventure bike" the S-10 is.



    I would be all-over a 990...if I got a new one everyday. I imagine they are the most awesome thing you can ride, if you're doing it for a two or three-day test. Try owning one for a year or two. Hell, you can repair the S-10's "not-a-sump" in the time that it takes to complete an oil change on the KaTooM.

    KTM is the reason why I love my KLR so much...and why the S-10 is in rotation in my dreams. Reliablity is HUGE on my list of "wants" in an adventure bike (or any machine, for that matter).

    The 990 definitely requires a certain kind of owner...and I have no problem admitting that I am not that guy. :deal


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