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. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Yeah... What he said. :thumb

    And I live in deep South Texas. Honestly, I can't for the life of me see how anyone can say the "radiator fan cooks my left leg at stoplights..." I've owned a ton of bikes, both air- and liquid-cooled, and I can recall a bunch that literally *ROASTED* me, and not just at a standstill. OTOH, the Super Ténéré is one of the coolest, least heat-intrusive bikes I've ever owned, and that surprised me given it's literally fully-faired and has two pistons the size of coffee cans banging up around in there. Even when we had temps well into the 100's this past summer I found it comfortable, fan on or not. And that's with full ATGATT or just blue jeans... Doesn't matter.

    Besides, even if someone finds what little heat blows on their leg when the fan is on uncomfortable, just how long is it on? 30 seconds? How long is the stoplight?

    Crikey! It's a motorcycle... Not a limo. :lol3

    Dallara



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  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Ditto. All that driveline lash bothers more than the heat.









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  3. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Now *THAT'S* funny!!! :poser

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  4. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I agree and I live in Texas where it can get pretty darn warm in the summer time.
  5. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    Com'on Dallara...I worked hard to find something about this bike I could bitch about!

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  6. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Just came back from the Dealer here, Blackfoot Motorsports and saw a new 2013 S10 in a matt grey color. Not bad but I think I like my blue better.
  7. gharshman

    gharshman Virtuous Pontificator

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    I second that emotion
  8. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Local dealership here just got a matte grey one as well. I haven't made it over to see it yet.

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  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    By the look on your face and the woody I'd say there's a happy ending in there soon. Ewwwww.
  10. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    I was going to make some big pen!s joke in response, but the fact of the matter is, their is a mighty odd shadow in that picture, of which i didnt previously notice, and I'm going to simply deny your claim to wood, and carry on with my day.

    Of course, considering the fact that I'm wearing my work uniform in this shot, I'm now wondering how much of my day to day stuff looks like I've got a raging boner.

    I think there was a Seinfeld episode with pants like these.
  11. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 78.1 MPD

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    its a happy day when that box arrives. you will probably want a set of these by your 3rd oil change

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  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Mike, you crack me up, man.
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Sorry, that photo just begged for a caption. I only tease the ones I love.:wink::D
  14. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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  15. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Already have a set waiting! (Thanks!)
  16. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 78.1 MPD

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    good thinking. :deal i hunted them down after the first oil change. i am surprised Rumbux doesnt use them.
  17. TH

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    Damn, my Rumbux arrives today, if they bring orgasms like that. I'm in big trouble with my bride!

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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Do you know if it comes in a travel size? I'm just asking for a ahhhh, friend.
    Yeah, a friend just is curious.:shog
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Shaaaawinggggg!


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  20. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Yup, I saw your post on the S10 forum and liked them enough to go ahead and order a set immediately after I bit the bullet and ordered the bars. (I did buy them from you BTW, but it's been several weeks ago now :thumb).