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. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    might be a problem when racing a hare scramble :D
  2. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Would you race a Hare Scramble on an S10? Maybe you could do eastern Enduros on a Goldwing!
  3. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    :lol3 :clap:clap
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    That's an insult to blue bike owners. Clearly he should be on a black one.

    Hmmm, maybe he swings both ways. Yikes.:eek1

    And those side lights are a little....

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  5. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    1) They are not little...

    2) Iv'e just broken one..........FFS ....how much to replace :cry:cry:cry
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    My condolances to your wife, I didn't know you could break them.:huh

    As long as you are replacing one you might as well do them both
    and really get your moneys worth.:thumb
  7. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Sorry pluric, that is a typical blue bike owner. Video doesn't lie. :deal
  8. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Dunno how much in real money 64 Euros is but if it's more than $5, you can just build your own switch...
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Guess we are back to the KLR section now.:wink:
  10. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Don't be picking on me now!
  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    If I was picking on you I would have done the above fix. I have a KLR so I've got to
    be able to take a few punches too.:wink::D
  12. GrahamD

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    Fair Review :eek1

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    Cheers
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  13. markjenn

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    For the two castle nuts below the top triple, the book process is to tighten lower nut to 38 ft-lb, back off completely, then tighten to 13 ft-lb. The upper nut is simply a lock nut so you just snug it finger tight against lower nut, then check for alignment of the slots so the lock washer will fit. If you need to tighten the upper against the lower to get the slots to align, you hold the lower so that it isn't overtorqued.

    After installing the top triple, the big nut on the top is tightened to 94 ft-lb.

    To use a torque wrench on the castle nuts, you either need a special socket or Yamaha's spanner. And if using the spanner, you need to pay attention to the geometry to get a proper torque reading.

    The widely used shadetree method of tightening a loose steering head is simply to use a hammer/punch to snug the lower nut until any looseness or play is removed. On many bikes (not sure about the S10), you can do this without even removing the top triple. You can do a good job this way if you have a feel for these things. I'd bet most dealerships use this method.

    If you're asking about the triple clamp fork pinch bolts, the lower bolts (2 on each side) are torqued to 14 ft-lb. The upper bolts (one on each side) are 19-ft lb. If you remove the fork tubes, to avoid mis-alignment, it is important to tighten these first before you do the final tightening of the top nut.

    - Mark
  14. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    But I thought you couldn't do that sort of thing with a road bike. :pot









    :lol3
  15. NicolasR

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    Thanks Mark!!! Clear as water!!!
  16. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    I'm sure WFO Pete will chime in here to debunk this vid. :rofl:rofl:rofl
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Probably the best assesment I've heard. I really liked it at 1:39 in the sand. Looks like they
    edited out the crash.:lol3

    The really good part about it it was done by someone who really had a chance to ride the thing
    in different terrain and was honest about the strengths and weaknesses.

    Broken record time, it's what we owners keep telling everyone..."You have to ride it, before you judge it"
    and not just around the block.
  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    That could be written about every bike!

    Know a few ex owners who were happy to move them on and say why they didn't like them.

    Doesn't mean they aren't a good bike though.
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    True, it's just the Tenere sems to have more than it's fair share of judging the book by
    the cover comments. Even the guy in the video seemed to have an idea how he thought the
    bike would be by the stats. After spending some quality time on the bike he seemed
    pleasantly surprised. Not overwhelmed with it, but impressed with the overall bike.

    Same old thing. One bike may have more horsepower but delivery it at odd RPMs.
    Another could have more suspension travel yet be poorly dampend. ABS seems to
    be another area people assume they must have more control of based on
    another brands system. A lighter bike may give the sensation of more weight by
    frame geometry or engine placement. Just saying stats are helpful but your
    ass in the saddle means the most.:D

    The video pretty much sums up what I think most people would agree with if they could
    spend that much time on the bike. It also could help some avoid the dissapointment
    of the bike not meeting their expectations.
  20. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    I reckon your last paragraph is spot on.