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. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'd rather..........

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  2. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Dallara, we need to hear from you on this:rofl
  3. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Looks like your bike, out by the mailbox, Rick... In pieces again! :lol3 :wink: :lol3

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  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It's back, yes it looks good, it's going, going..... IT'S OVER THE FENCE!!!
    Knocked that one out of the park.:wink:
  5. Elbiluco

    Elbiluco Adventurer

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    I have been reading this forum for several months now. I started reading this thread about three weeks ago. You guys have inspired me. I work 50 hours a week and commute 15. I want to do something fun. I have been riding since I was about 15. I love motorcycles and anything with wheels that says Yamaha. Its been a while since I have swung a leg over the seat. I told the wife about it and at first she didnt want me to do it. The father in law over heard our conversation and told her, "let the man have his motorcycle". She called me back and said,"You know what we wont get any younger, get it!" With a beautiful wife and three boys its hard to fork out 12-13k. I've been waiting for the right time. Looks like Christmas boys...... Here she is.....
    God Bless! Stay safe on the road and Godspeed!:wink:
    Sorry cant put in the photo!!!!%^&*
    Try it later!!!! gotta go working on Thanksgiving!!!
  6. numbaphive

    numbaphive not quite rite

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    Welcome to the satisfied bikers club Elbiluco; great machine!
  7. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yes, now I have all the good of both.
    I can do off road like a KTM but get to the end of the trip as a Yamaha: without problem :evil
  8. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Whow!!
    The ACD skid plate ready to commercialise..
    I love the titanium anodised :clap:clap

    Hope it fits with my 21" front wheel... :cry

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  9. FacePalm

    FacePalm D'oh!!!

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    Im in a similar boat- Beautiful wife & 3 boys, 50 mile commute in a V8 Toyota Tundra. I could pay for the bike just in gas savings alone.:wink:
    Fun factor is just icing on the cake.


  10. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    All we need now is $? and how to get our grubby hands on 'em.
  11. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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  12. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Ahhhh
    The things this bike can do continue to make me smile!
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  13. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Compared to you I'm just a rookie :cry

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  14. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    We call it "EXPORT ALE" for a good reason. No one here will drink it :puke1 :lol3
  15. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I want a video of him getting it off of the center stand!

    I made the mistake of putting my pig (not a Yamaha) up on the center stand to get the last few drops of fuel into the tank, that was an adventure to get back down on a slippery piece of concrete by the pumps!!!:lol3

    These are really REALLY starting to grow on me. Maybe if my current ride ever craps out I'll look into replacing it with one of these...

    Great pics.
  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Have to disagree. After spending 55,000 km aboard a TDM900, which was very smooth and vibration free at all cruising speeds, loping along like you'd expect a big twin, I took my first ride on its big brother the S10 this weekend, racking up 2000 km, and was pretty bummed out to be getting numbed hands at 3500 rpm/100 kph -- a lowly 60 mph. And it didn't get less obtrusive if I went faster. This engine feels like a busy, buzzy inline 4, not a relaxed big twin. Maybe the crossplane design, I don't know. But it was pretty disappointing after the TDM and other big twins I've owned.
  17. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Well, first off, riding an S-10 with only 1,250 miles on it is hardly telling. As many, many owners have noted, myself included, the big Yamaha only gets smoother and smoother as it piles up the miles. I remember mine going through a rather dramatic "smoothing out" transition in the 3,000 to 5,000 mile stretch (4,800 to 8,000 km)... And it has only gotten smoother since then.

    But again, as said in the February 2011 (man, oh man, that was reaching waaaaaaaaaay back! :lol3), I never expected my Super Ténéré to be glass-, Gold-Wing-smooth... Not with pistons flying up and down the size of coffee cans. and let's not forget that it has a third-again more displacement than your ol' TDM. That's a sizable difference. Like I said, you have no idea what "twin vibration" is until you've ridden a '60's or '70's H-D Sportster, or a '60's British vertical-twin... :jack

    Give the big S-10 a few miles and see if your opinion changes. I think it will. :ricky

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  18. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    8 cases is noteworthy but i think it is easier to load if you use milk crates

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    its easier to get it off the centerstand than it is to get it back on when you stop... you might need some co2 for a big keg party also.

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    or a keg of Sam

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    sometimes you might need to carry a sheet of durock or a roll of tar paper and some PVC

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    or a sub panel or shelving

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    or take your dog to the groomer

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    i have also carried couple bags of concrete, 2 bundles of shingles, or a roll of 6 foot chain link fence. :D a very versatile bike
  19. scottie boy

    scottie boy Homebrew Guru

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    I have to agree with Dallara 100%. Give the engine time and it will smooth out. When I first bought mine last year, the vibes were killing my feet and hands. I had ridden motorcycles with every type of engine known to man prior to the S10; boxer twin, singles, V four, inline four, etc.. None of them bothered me the way this thing did. I didn't expect an inline twin to be glass smooth but I also didn't expect my hands and feet to tingle and buzz for hours after riding either. I freely admit that I whined and bitched extensively here. I even got Yamaha customer relations involved. The recurring advice I got from others was to give it time. This motor takes a looooong time to break in. That was the only thing that kept me going. Initially, instead of wanting to ride my new bike I had to force myself to ride it. I'm glad I did though. As the miles accumulated, the bike became smoother. At 13k miles and counting, I'm happy to say that my S10 is a completely different machine. It still has that big twin "character" that I wanted but it no longer feels like I'm riding a giant sex toy.:lol3
  20. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    compared to my (paint shaker) 640A my S10 is silky smoooooth.:clap:1drink

    At 2800 miles it's now starting to do everything better. Shifting, power etc.