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. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    Fueling problem?
  2. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Disagree.
    There's a difference between faster throttle response you address and which is provided by the clutch mod, versus the off-idle stumble that the original question asked about. The switch mod took away the stumble on mine.

    Tomatocity, to get through EPA certification, the stumble is a lean spot just off idle that is worse in some bikes than others.
  3. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    I never considered the lean spot off idle a problem though a factory mapping problem. Someone found the way around that with the clutch switch bypass or flashing the ECU.

    Now I would be happier if they changed the limited throttle response in 1, 2, 3 to 100% without having to flash the ECU.

    Yamaha should be concerned with the new 500 pound 1190 chain'r arriving in February.
  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    The OP said he though the low-end response of the engine was too abrupt and someone chimed in that the mod would address this. I stand by my assessment that the mod makes the low-end throttle response more abrupt, not less. And fixes the stumble.

    - Mark
  5. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    +1

    I'm using this mode mostly in off road when I like some fun but the poor rear tyre suffers the consequences :evil
  6. Paulvt1

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    Well folks - it's been a fun 18 months with the Ten, but the time has come to move on. I scored a deal on a brand new MTS 12 and just couldn't say no.
    Off to the red side...
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    As a long time duc owner, currently still have 2 albeiht '94 vintage and have had 5 others pass through my hands, You'll be back :p.
  8. Tim

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    Fitted the Yamaha carbon exhaust shield (if I spent all that cash on an exhaust I have to show it off!) and Yamaha LED indicators (flashers). I must say that although the Yamaha indicators seem to be good quality and came with resistors to get the flash speed right, I was a little disappointed to find that the wires weren't long enough and that I needed to extend the rear ones to reach the connectors under the seat. If Yamaha are going to sell these as a universal fitment for all of their bikes I would have thought they could measure which of their bikes needs the most wire and supply that amount.

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  9. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Nice!! :clap
  10. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Agreed!
  11. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    Thanks for the detailed explanation! I was expecting a yes or no! :lol3 It must not be that big of a deal though, I noticed that Cycle World has a long term Tenere that they've been testing and you actually have to schedule your time on the bike. In other words, it's very popular with the staff.

    I was just drooling over the pictures of the white one ^ up there. That bike looks to purdy to get dirty!
  12. jaumev

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    Last week I went to Mambatec (BM suspension distributor) to check the BM shock and fork. As a prototype for the Super Ténéré they wanted to check them are after the hard off road use I did. They have now almost 7000km but everything was ok. I'm very happy with these suspensions and this people professionalism.

    Their suspensions are custom made. Before an order, the customer has to fill out a questionnaire about the type of riding, the weight is usually carried, etc. They make my rear shock with the possibility to rise the height up to 30mm so I can change the bike geometry, improve the ground clearance or levelled the bike if I mount a 21” front wheel.

    They also care to detail, they have designed a specific supports for the Super Ténéré which are perfectly integrated into the bike. I've never liked to see this high quality (and expensive) shock absorbers attached to the bike with simple steel clamps.

    Since I have these suspensions the bike has changed completely, despite the weight of the bike, in jumps is almost impossible to reach the end, there are endless adjustments (high, low, compression…) and the performance in all areas is superior to everything I've tried so far. I also noticed a lot of improvement with the front springs and fork oil, much progressive that the standard.

    So, highly recommended, if you want more info: http://www.mambatec.com/

    This is the knob to tighten the spring if you carry passenger, luggage ....

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    And here is the bottle to regulate high and low. Normally that is fixed with clamps but Mambatec designed a support attached to the passenger footpegs

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  13. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    I can't remember; what was the final verdict? Are the Worldcrosser pieces available separately? And, are they available in the States?

    That carbon exhaust shield is pure sex... :tb


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  14. NHADV

    NHADV Been here awhile

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    That Tenere is sweet! Nicely done. I have been looking at these a lot lately.
  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Sorry, I'm not in your category. My wife loves to ride and buys more bikes than I do. She's usually saying something like "You need a new bike, haven't you had that one long enough!" or her latest taunt "When are you going to sell that POS Honda and buy a REAL bike." meaning a Triumph. So of course I had to go buy a Tiger to keep her quiet. Just got back from a 2000 mile ride on her Street Triple and she's decided she wants more protection so now she's shopping for a sport tourer.

    I like Mark's advice and can't see how you could go wrong.
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    Go give your SO a big kiss for me. In my world it's more like $8:1 :lol3

    I still got the bike though. Grit and determination I say. That's all you need.
  17. GrahamD

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    Eeeeh Gads man. You're English. What happened to the Tiger. :huh
  18. pluric

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    Yee haw I'm baaaaaaaacckkk!:D

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    ....and so is my bike. Woody's wonder wheel installed, new K60s and a new touring
    screen as a bonus farkel. I've missed you all as I was forced to lurk

    Many thanks for not throwing me under the bus while I was unarmed and unable to respond.:D
  19. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    Mark, your post describes my position pretty accurately. My current street ride is a '93 Suzuki GSX1100G that I bought, just to have something to ride, after selling my 950SE of 5 years. I like it a lot more than I expected to. Bang for the buck factor is off the charts. Maybe the best street engine I've ever experienced, and I don't particularly like I-4's.

    After demoing a Super Tenere, I got back on my G to ride home, and within 10 minutes had decided that there is no way the S10 is $12,000 better than the old 'Zook.

    But, I'm still here, keeping track of you guys. The S10 is on a very short list of bikes that interest me at all, and the tipping point will probably be brought on by yet another session of cleaning crap-fuel-induced gunk out of the carbs.

    Apologies for re-starting the hijack.
  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    These next posts may get me banned again for being

    NSFW.

    (That's really Not Safe For Wallet, not Work)

    I've been very busy with the time off ADV gave me. Quick update.

    Took the kids to Disneyland,

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    Drove 9 hours round trip to get the grandkid something to kick the cousins
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    I had bought her a RZR 170 that is still a little big for her so I did what the
    internet told me to do and upgraded all the shocks and added a receiver hitch
    so she can tow her dolls in the trailer. I take the job of a spoiling grandparent
    very serious.:wink: Plus it's fun.:D:D

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