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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    The 140/80 K60 should work better off-road since it does not have the solid strip down the middle of the tire. Might be worth a tube if you were going to be riding a lot of mud / wet dirt/ wet clay.
  2. eakins

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    can you visualize that once those 140 k60 wear down a few mm they have a center strip just like the 150?

    some have taken the 150 and used a knobby knife - http://www.knobbyknife.com/ or other cutting tool and removed some of the center bar so the tire looks and works like the original version of the tire.

  3. Gundy

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    Just ordered Denali panniers from Happy Trails....they have some killer deals going. Free shipping and a $100 gift certificate with the purchase of a pannier set. I ordered a "scratch-dent-misdrilled" set which was $210 cheaper than the new pair. As far as I can tell, there are not many, if any, cheaper hard luggage options with the promos. No affiliation with the company.
  4. Old Git Ray

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    This is my tyre changing kit in its entirety although I do use a bit of WD40. Not BS. Pure truth.

    When I get to Salt Lake I will show you how it's done. :rofl :freaky

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  5. Old Git Ray

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    The centre strip is there for a reason. Although it reduces grip off road, it is there to make the tyre last longer. Hence the big centre strip on the 150/70R17. Big bikes wear out the centre strip real quick.

    It is a compromise tyre for more mileage rather than more grip.
  6. pluric

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    You may need to by then anyway. I'll try and get a group buy together with free mounting.

    May just keep you in shape.:wink::D
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  8. bross

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    In prep for my trip to the Americas next year I decided to check and grease my rear suspension components.

    Once I had stripped out the suspension link I checked the swing arm for play and was surprised to find some. The book says there should be none. It was perhaps 1mm at the wheel axle end. On inspection it was not the bearings but a loose swing arm axle. Not loose as in coming undone, but more like it needed torqueing (is that a word ?) up. Once all greased up and reassembled all was good with no play.

    As is usual, there was very little grease on the pins. Unfortunately this is normal for Yamahas. It presents itself as a problem after time as the pins seize in the bearing sleeves.

    Anyone considering doing this, do not remove the cap over the swing arm nut (beside the cardan joint) as it says in the book. It is unnecessary. It holds the Swing arm nut in place.

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    This is the pin that needed tightening. As can be seen, it is starting to rust.
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    The pin was very tight to undo so just tightening further would probably not help. Fortunately it comes out very easy. It remains to be seen if the swing arm loosens up again with use. It may just be the new grease filling any gaps at present.

    EDIT: I should add, the pin shown above is a very loose fit in the bearing sleeve (the machined tube part that that actually touches the needle rollers) and this was where the play came from
  12. RockyDS

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    The South America part is yet to be planned but we are not doing a race from one end to the other. We are looking to try and fit in a part of the Dakar Rally too.

    We will be starting in New York in mid April, going through Central America around September and flying back from Buenos Aires around February/March 2014.

    The USA/Canada part is over 20k miles so I expect the whole trip to end up being 30-35k miles.
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    Damn, that's the long way around to Texas! :lol3
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    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Holla' when you get to San Antone.

    I'll fill your bellies with some good Tex-Mex (and damage your kidneys and liver with some Jack Daniels), before y'all get on your way... :deal


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  16. Mikef5000

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    Do you have a planning thread already started somewhere?

    Or rather... do you want any input?

    That trip looks amazing.
  17. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    I asked this question, before, and don't remember getting a single response. So, I wanted to check-in, again.

    I have a Yamaha top box. It lets-in dust, water, small animals, etc. (while it's closed and locked)

    I seem to remember that this was a common issue, and that there mighta' been some warranty assistance. However, my search fu is weak.

    Anyone got any info. they could throw my way?


    Thanks in advance...

    J.J.


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    Ditto.