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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    Didn't bother me... No leaks here! :freaky






    Desmosedici rides can be cheerfully arranged, no sweat! A couple of riding buddies of mine have rode it. :nod

    However, for others the pre-ride deposit requirements seem to suddenly shrink their desire to ride it... :brow

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    I will say there is nothing else out there quite like it, and the sound is glorious! :ear

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  2. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Have any of you guys owned vstroms in the past? What made you change to the s10?

    I'm looking at getting a new bike and I'm researching the s10 and 1100gs.
  3. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    I have one sitting on my porch. But it's my brothers.
    However, almost everybody with an S10 came from a Vstrom, FJR, and/or GS
  4. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    You left-out the KLR...


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  5. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    We still have our KLR's. :)
  6. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Guilty.
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    Charged.


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  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Had a DL1000 and an FJR. You don't need to do a bunch of research.
    Just buy the Tenere. No comparison to the Strom 1000. Strom owners will
    throw dollar difference or if you just blah, blah. blah it will be as good as a Tenere.
    They are in denial. I rode my old Strom after having the Tenere for a few months.
    I couldn't believe I used to enjoy the Strom. The Tenere is a much better bike. Period.

    Oh, and I kept the KLR.:D
  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    They opened a new Sheel's sporting goods store and we went to go check it
    out today. Massive is the best way to describe it. Anyway, I'm always on the hunt
    for anything that looks like it can be used on a bike. In the boating department they
    had these boat bags in several sizes. I already had a top bag set up to go on top
    of the OEM bags. Their boat bags are rubberized and have ditty pockets. The other
    difference was a hard bottom. I bought a couple small ones to check them out.

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    Fit the top lid great. The hard bottom hits the Givi trunk in the corner. They will
    still work.

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    The bottom side.

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    They will strap on the same as the other top bag set I was using.

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  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Good looking bags and nice fit on the panniers, are they waterproof?


    Btw, thanks for the feedback on the ECU flash. Now trawling through the massive thread on the S10 forum, only 94 more pages to go. :rofl
  10. ArmyMedic

    ArmyMedic Flyin' Elvis, UT Chapter

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    I came from both a Vstrom and a Buell Uly to a Super Tenere. I'll take the Tenere over all of them. Best built, best riding, most comfortable of the three and least affected by crosswinds (Vstrom was down right scary in heavy wind), most capable off road, and I have to say, best looking. In addition, compared to a Vstrom, no chain and doesn't sound like a scooter from the Jetsons.
  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'd say they are water resistant. The zipper areas are not sealed. I usually put a garbage sack in
    the bag first if I'm expecting weather anyway.

    Just send the ECU in. You're over researching the whole thing.:D
  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Still mulling the the European vs US results since I have to send it overseas in either case. The Greek who got the Diapason flash beat his buddy's GSA by 8 bike lengths and can pull 2nd gear wheelies. Weighing that against your post-flash race against the '10 GS. :umph :scratch :lol3
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    :poser :oscar :rofl :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :beer :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :rofl :oscar :poser


    Now he's got to start wonderin' whether the Jap market units have Euro-spec or USA-spec ECU's, or something completely different... :deal

    And since he doesn't have any other one to compare it to how's he gonna' know if he got the *best* one or not anyway? :jack

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    p.s. - and what "spec" ECU's are in the G/S's in Europe compared to those in the USA? And how much did the riders on each bike weigh? What about their relative skill levels? Did they both shift at redline, or short-shift? And how much fuel was in each one? What fuel grade? And which G/S's were stock, or were they modified? And what phase was the moon at the time? And what about sunspot activity? Helmet aerodynamics? Boot to shifter drag? Knibbler pin condition? The mind boggles...


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  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I LOVE your responses! They're like a flashback to my childhood ... when mom was on the rag. :rofl

    Fwiw my S10's SA-spec. Same ECU as the Europe bikes, which possibly is another plus for getting the flash done there.
  15. JadeRider

    JadeRider Been here awhile

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    Had a vstrom 1000 and sold it for 1150gs. Great bike and maintenance became $$$. Just got a super and have loved it. The dl1000 was too top heavy and I never quite like the engine. I think the st eats it for breakfast.


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  16. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Then your decision should be easy... Get the flash *YOU* think is best for the Euro-spec bikes, and from all you've related here you feel that's the Diapason or the Off-The-Road DE... But you don't want to to risk any worries with Italian customs... So seems to me you've landed yourself on the Off-The-Road DE re-flash.

    There now. Decision made. You can thank me later! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    And I'm sorry to hear about your Mom... You know, *sharing* with you all those bloody little details like when she was on her period, etc. Tell me, did she fret this much over which tampons to buy when she'd send ya' to get 'em? Maybe you come by it honestly... :wink:

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  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I have a hard time believing the Euro to US performance difference. As far as the GS run off I'd
    be curious as to the year of the GS. All I know is I got spanked by a late model GS. As far
    as second gear wheel lofts... maybe at sea level and a bump in the road. I run mine so much
    at altitude that sea level makes it feel 20% stronger. It does lift the wheel much easier with
    a little extra air.

    Once we get Old Git Ray over here next summer we can run the Euro stuff against the US.:deal

    It's really such a moot argument anyway. These bikes are not 1/4 mile monsters to begin with.
    If that was what it was all about the Multistrada would be the only game in town.

    I just looked at the reflash was to solve some fueling issues, it does and dies give it some
    additional zip. It does not turn it into a sport bike.
  18. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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  19. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Don't let your imagination run too wild, it was the PMS that gave it away. Still trying to figure out why you're showing the same symptoms. :scratch Maybe from fretting over other people's posts too much. :wink:
  20. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    And I can't for the life of me figure why you are worrying, fretting, and anguishing so much over something so cheap and trivial as an ECU re-flash? :jack

    I guess I just get weary when someone asks the same questions that have been hashed and re-hashed so many times before. :snore

    It's not like there are suddenly a bunch of new re-flashes and providers out there today. It's all the same ones... And I can't recall anybody being so vexed over the decision.

    Like Pluric said, you seem to be over-analyzing, and over-questioning, it. :csm

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