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. Bundu

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    the guys in Wonderboom also charge R5k, but Shimwells do it for R4k or R4.5k depending on whether you want a dyno done as well - take a look here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=58404.msg1811327#msg1811327

    .... but if I were you, I would 1st just test it with the clutch shorted.....:D
  2. swakop_toe

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    :puke1
    I think I'll try the "short" first too.
    Just finished reading all 838 pages on this forum. Looks like I'll be starting with the 146pages on the WildDog forum next.
    Really very interesting and entertainin reading. Well, most of the time...

    Thanks for the pointers Bundu!

    PS: Are you looking at the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200?:evil
    I looked looong and hard at it (in books and ads), but I'm just too biased towards a YAMAHA...:norton
  3. Bundu

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    If you are not a member of the WildDog forum yet, join them - I'm also Bundu there

    yeah, I took the Explorer and the Crosstourer both for demo rides and they are well handling and very powerful bikes - had my mind set on the Explorer, but have decided to see what BMW comes up with when they release the water cooled GS next year - bound to be an awesome bike, even if you don't like BMW that much.... :evil :wink:
  4. GrahamD

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    Wait until you see what YAMAHA has in the wings for the new S10....:evil :lol3
  5. Bundu

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    we will see, but next year will be the year of the +100kW 1200's
  6. Waiting

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    There were more than one of you who picked up on this and mentioned it. Thank you very much!! I had the bike in to the dealer today and they changed the throttle grip so that the cables came out on the rider side of the mirror and SHAZZAM!!! I can now see ALL of my digital display. :clap
  7. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    I need a confidence boost...

    I just recently installed the Yamaha top case and it just seems like a flimsy connection. Its on there correctly, but I find myself looking back a lot to make sure its still there.

    Has anyone had problems with them coming off? I wish i'd of had a chance to see the bags before ordering them with the bike. They seem very cheaply constructed.
  8. combo

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    Mine work great. Had it for almost a year now along with the side cases. Been down many a dirt road with the top box overloaded.:wink: No problems at all. We like them.:D Liners work well also. My wife uses the top box for a backrest.
    Mounts are strong but you do get a small amount of flex as you would with any top box setup with a disconnect system.
    Mounts are out of the way when boxes are off the bike and they look good too when on the bike.
  9. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    With all the weight I put in my top case and panniers I am surprised I haven't lost one yet. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I did finally get my Yamaha top case/pannier liners last weekend. They are much nicer than I expected, much nicer, in fact they rock :clap<o:p></o:p>
  10. markjenn

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    The top case connection seems pretty robust to me. You've got a substantial mount bolted directly to the bike, and the top case latching mechanism on the bottom of the bag with engages the mount, while plastic, is fairly robust. The weak point is the keyed latches - here, I think you just have to be very deliberate to make sure it latches properly and never force things.

    I've got 10K of fairly hard riding on mine - no problems. But I don't pound the bikes over rocks in the dirt. If it gets seriously bumpy, I slow down.

    - Mark
  11. jaumev

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    Yesterday I did a short but intense crash test to the new ACD skid plate I'm helping to develop.
    I hate to do it, every “clonk” it hurts to me but I don’t know another way to try it..... :cry
    The marks in the aluminum are evident but it did it's job.
    Even so, we must modify quite a lot the original design: it’s too low and wide, it must be closer to the engine, needs a foam, must change the rear bolts, etc.
    But considering is the first prototype was a good start :thumb

    Crash test video:

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  12. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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  13. GrahamD

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    Calling our international friends...

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  14. GrahamD

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    Ever thought of some mild corrugations in the plate OR a slight bowl / shovel profile?

    All great stuff mate, lots of effort on your suppliers and you. :freaky
  15. jaumev

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    I think they are the kind of hit you try to avoid :deal
    Glad you like it. This people know his work.
    We realise (as most of you said ) :shog the rear bolts are too exposed and damaged, we need to improve that. The rest was ok :thumb

    Youre right, the plate huge skid plate is flexible with big hits, they are thinking about bent the bottom for better strength :beer
  16. TEN YC

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    It's a promo video for a German product on Amazon. It's GPS data, Map and a DVD of motorcycle tours of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia


    http://www.amazon.de/Motorrad-Toure...-Daten-Straßenkarte/dp/3200025751/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1340114613&sr=8-1
  17. GrahamD

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    Yes!!! :clap
    Nice video
  19. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    Im gonna be getting ready to ride the TransLab next summer on my Tenere...

    I was thinking about drilling the back of the stock Yamaha side bags and mounting a 1 gallon rotopack on each of them but im not too sure about the integrity of the materials. It just seems so thin. Has anybody done this? Think it'll work?
  20. Jiri

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    I was thinking about the same actually and i had the same concern.. I am panning a trip in Morocco this fall, so have time to think about it still... During the summer i will be mainly riding in europe and most of it in more or less civilized areas, so no need before the African trip..


    Ride hard, die free :-)