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. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Fitted the first set of K60's to the bike before the last trip.

    It was :hmmmmm interesting.

    Tires covered in wax, raining as I set off, road only trip, putty road first...Like I said interesting..:lol3

    After 500Km I think some of the nipples had actually worn off. :huh

    Different world these tyres.

    Now I suppose I need some protection to allow me to boost my real off road skills. I knew this would happen.

    They did throw some good roost all over my mates RT at one stage though. They have their uses.
  2. Krautbikeman

    Krautbikeman Failed Anger Mgt #$%@#$%^

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    What's the torque for the rear axle nut? :ear Murican, please? :deal
  3. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Rear axle nut: 90 ft/lb

    Rear axle pinch bolt: 18 ft/lb


    Dallara



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  4. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    What pressures are you running in the K60s Graham?
  5. Krautbikeman

    Krautbikeman Failed Anger Mgt #$%@#$%^

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    Thanks! :thumb

  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Enough. Does it matter :lol3

    38F 40R last time I checked.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So you're leaving the 17" rear for now? I think I've seen that setup before.....

    [​IMG]

    Let us know how you like it.:ear
  8. jaumev

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    Well... I've got two bashpaltes "slightly" used... :evil

    The problem is the shipping cost to USA is expensive... :eek1
  9. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    You are a bit exaggerated!!
    There are quite a lot of bikes with this setup….

    Yeah, I’m living the 17” rear wheel for the moment.

    I don’t know why in Spain (and I think in Europe) there aren’t Excel 21” rims with 32 holes.
    After months searching I’ve found a workshop in Barcelona specialized in supermotard kits and they found interesting my project. They find this rim in a Spanish manufacturer, made the modifications and now we are going to try it.
    If is strong enough they want to sell it as a kit and then perhaps we are going to try with the rear wheel.

    I think is going to be a beast!! :eek1:evil
  10. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Doesn't bother me I'm in Australia :D

    PM away. I'm all ears :ear
  11. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    UPS!! :shog :D

    Ok I send you a PM
  12. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    fitted my 4th rear at 29000 miles/9months
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  13. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    It won my shootout the day I grabbed the front brake off road. (Having traded my GSA for it ;-))

    Anyway, the answer to your question is "Tuesday at 4:30pm". ...Or was it Thursday ???
  14. roostar

    roostar Been here awhile

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    I'm a proud new owner of a ST. In the past I've had 1150RT and 1150GSA. Maintenance on the BMW's was pretty easy with the help of this forum and a good Clymer's manual. With respect to the ST, what manuel are you guys using (similar to Clymer's) so the DIY'er like myself can continue doing my own maintenance? Thanks.
  15. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I use Yamaha's own factory service manual - both the USA one in paper-printed & the Euro one in PDF on my laptop & cell phone. Personally I always prefer factory service manuals to Clymer, Haynes, etc. if they are readily available, even if they're more expensive.

    After all, where do you think the folks at Clymer, etc. get the info to write their manuals? :rofl

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  16. GrahamD

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    I found the oil drains plugs for the diff and the engine all by myself. The oil filter is pretty obvious too.

    That's about all you need to know isn't it? :dunno

    Yes the European pdf is pretty good.
  17. Snake Doctor

    Snake Doctor Crazy Bearded F***er

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    You mean there is oil in our bikes !!!!

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  18. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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  19. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Yep. It doesn't sound like it but it hides in there some where :D
  20. TH

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    This group got quiet. 24 hours and no postings? Where's WFOpete and Pluric when you need them?