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. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Nick did the suspension completely. If you contact Nick at Stoltec and reference my bike he can give you the settings.

    I told him I always ride solo - never a passenger. I weigh @ 200 pounds nekked. Mostly ride with no additional weight. For extended travel I will have 40-50 pounds of gear in panniers and bags mounted to the rear of the bike. Ride 80% on paved surfaces. Off road will be fire roads and gravel. Don't expect anything too technical with the S10 but want the suspenstion to handle gravel road washboards well. Nick configured the suspension based on these requirements.

    I urge you to contact Nick and tell him what you want from the suspension and he will work with you until you are satisfied.


  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    great info john pitts! your super ten looks awesome and will now handles as well! thanks for taking the gamble and letting us know how it turned out.


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  3. jaumev

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    The new ACD skid plate is ready to production

    Last week they make some little modifications and now the plate is finished. I’m very pleased, it looks great!

    In the factory they press the plate to see if it is too flexible but the new rear frame improves a lot from the previous one. It must have a really big hit to touch the sump, in that case there is a 10mm foam to absorb the impact. They look really confident about this.

    There is a big gap between the filter and the plate so, in a big hit I think the plate is going to touch the sump before to break the filter.

    Next week they are going to do a first production and tell me the final price. When I know it I'll tell you and gives you a mail or link with more info if you need it.

    Also, if you are interested, I'm selling a used Touratech skid plate, the first ACD prototype (used), and a new one made before the last modifications.
    I'm going to do some pics and post them in the "Fly market" forum.

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  4. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    I'd encourage you (them) to get a rough estimate on shipping to the US, and perhaps a quote on powder coating (flat black?!) for when they come out with pricing next week. Those are questions that I'd bet will come up quick.
  5. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yes I know they follow the thread, I think they also have some distributors in some countries, don't know about the US.
    Thanks!
  6. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I don't know about anybody else, but if I was getting an *ALUMINUM* skid plate (as opposed to a steel one, like my RumBux), then I would greatly prefer it be *ANODIZED* rather than powder coated.

    Don't get me wrong, powder coating is great, but with aluminum in the end it's not nearly as good as anodizing. And when you're doing large batches of components it's also not nearly as expensive nor as labor intensive.

    Just my two centavos...

    Dallara



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  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    And an aluminum skid plate is choice
  8. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 80.69 MPD for 41 months

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    is it a pain in the ass to remove for the oil changes. seems i have to do them every 3 weeks
  9. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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    If anyone is interested in Penske suspension from Nick at Stoltec, tell him "AC" sent you. I was the "test dummy" for his mock-up and he is still giving special prices to guys I refer.

    You will NOT be disappointed. Aftermarket suspension really transforms this bike.

    ac
  10. BadKarmaPa

    BadKarmaPa Been here awhile

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    Looks a good bit easier to remove than my Altrider
  11. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    No way I will get anywhere close to that mileage. Partly because the tire is likely a lot softer, and because I've been thrashing it around local gravel roads in TC2 with the throttle pinned. :D At 100 miles I can already see wear on the leading edge of the rear knobs. Cost was, well, too much. The local dealer I went though charged me 400 for the set. They are 130 for the rear and 120 for the front on motorcycle superstore. I'm not expecting the rear to last much past 2000 miles, but that is likely all the riding I'll get in with the long North Dakota winter approaching fast. I will be fitting some E-07s or K60s in the spring when I can start riding again.

    And, because I have them, another picture.

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    One thing is for sure, they do look good. :wink:
  12. jaumev

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    You're right, they are looking the costs between leaving it in its aluminium natural colour or anodized, but never painted.
    I don’t want it in black, you can see all the scratches.

    Do you change oil every 3 weeks??, how many miles you do????

    It’s not so difficult, you only need to remove the two bolts in the front and 4 in the back
  13. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Awesome looking. :clap
  14. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 80.69 MPD for 41 months

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    im over 27000 in 7 months. sometimes in 2 weeks. i change oil every 2500 miles. rumbux has 6 also but once i switched out the lucknuts and lock washers for clip on extruded nuts it sped things up quite a bit. i dont know how they colored theirs but i beat it quite bad at cromag and its still black on the bottom. that one looks good. good luck with it
  15. jaumev

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    I hate the place where the oil filter is.
    I would like to avoid the “bump” in the bash plate.
    Do you know if there is any possibility to move the filter in other position?
    Thanks!

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  16. Tim

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    I know that you can get fittings to fit remote filters to car engines. A plate screws on to the filter housing in place of the filter and has fittings for feed and return pipes, the all you have to do is find somewhere to mount your filter.

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  17. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    There is a big space on the front left to my new skid plate. I was looking to fit a tool box there but perhaps I can place the filter...
    we'll see

    Thanks!
  18. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    The main trouble in that skidplate is that you have to remove the 2 front bolts on the upper front which are also the front engine support ... this is not a safe method and could possibly damage the thread after several removals ... better have a separate plate holding the front of the skid plate permanently attached to those 2 bolts ...

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    BTW good idea to move the filter ... will investigate
    Cheers,
    Roberto
  19. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Awww darn it, Pluric is :ban

    Musta pee'd in someones Koolaid....
    ...on with the regularly scheduled programming.
  20. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    What the hell for? Does anybody know?

    I just checked his most recent posts and didn't see anything that I'd think could piss someone off... :eek1

    Thanks!

    Dallara



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