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. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    I think none of us own KLRs. The damned things last so long that they are like airplanes.

    They pass through our hands so that we accumulate some stories and experience, but we are just their care takers for a while, till they go to their next person.
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    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Now *THAT'S* funny... But oh, so true! :lol3 :rofl :lol3

    Sometimes we just hand 'em down to our sons, like I did! :clap

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  3. pluric

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    I'd like to make it official. My son is smart enough to let me store, maintain, register, insure and
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    an SV in his garage, wait I own that garage too. Damn kids.:bluduh


    Oh well, ya gotta love the little darlings.:wink::D

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    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    Great ! Are you on the list on the first post? Looking forward to seeing everyone !
  7. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    Anyone here ridden their S10 in the pine barrens (central jersey) much? Just talking about the legal roads, but they can be pretty sandy and whooped in some places. What tires are you running?
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  9. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    Thanks - how much can you safely air down on this bike? 20 pounds front? Rear probably not so important..
  10. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 78.1 MPD

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  11. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Ya' know... Now that's a brand new year there's a question I've been mulling over in my head. The Yamaha Super Tenere has been out and available here in the USA for nearly 18 months now, and there are quite a few S-10 riders out there who have racked up fairly substantial mileages during that time. The Super Tenere has been out in the field in Europe, South Africa, Australia, and a few other spots around the globe for a lot longer than that... Nearly 3 years now, right? And I know some of the riders in those areas have even more miles/kilometers on their Super Ten's...

    So the question is this...

    Have any of you folks out there, anywhere in the world, heard of any major failures of a Super Tenere? :dunno

    I'm not talking about crash damage, or busted sumps from poor skid plates (or no skid plates). No, I mean any *MAJOR*, catastrophic failures - the kind that means the bikes goes home on the tow truck or a trailer. Engine component failures, blown up final drives, exploding gearboxes, fragged clutches, busted frames, snapped swingarms, etc., etc., etc.

    I mean any at all... I'm sure if any inmates here had suffered one of these big failures it would already be posted about, but have any of you even *HEARD* of any kind of major mechanical failures?

    Thanks!

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  12. RED CAT

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    Arn't BMWs.
  13. Goldie05

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    I wonder the same thing, no failures or major issues :ear

    What disappoints me is Yamaha could be using this for publicity but they don't do anything, nothing, zilts :huh

    You don't see any adds on TV :huh I subscribe to a few mags, never see and add from Yamaha (about the Tenere) do see other adds for quads and snowmobiles but nothing for adventure bikes.

    Mean time we have guys going around the world on BMWs and there's links to them on Facebook, websites, they visit all the BMW dealers along the way and they advertise how great BMW is :puke1

    BMW gets a lot of publicity from these riders, I follow lots of riders and I don't follow a single one riding a Yamaha :huh

    Why doesn't Yamaha help people? maybe they could push Yamaha dealers to sponsor riders, they could help with some money too.

    I think Nick Sanders is the only rider I know doing something big with Yamaha.

    I just read a few bloggers that arrived in Ushuaia and all the posted pictures are all BMW's :puke1
  14. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    Got it- thanks. Probably just need to get another little bike to be safe :D
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    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    What's an "arn't"? :lol3 :rofl :lol3

    Just kidding... I know the S-10 is no BMW. That's the point... :wink:

    I've enjoyed every one of the trouble-free 26,000+ miles I've got on my Super Tenere the past 17 months, and I'm looking forward to thousands and thousands of miles more! :thumb

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    What kind of mileage you getting on those?
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    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    Winter around colorado looks non existant this year, so melt may not be a big deal. I remember going over the 4wd roads up there in August back in the 80s and many of the passes were snowed in all summer. I doubt an issue this year. Also in years past you could about depend on a big thunderstorm virtually every day and cold 40 degree rain to go with it. This doesn't seem to happen often anymore. Have a good time there guys, beautiful area there.
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    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Are you in the states? Upper midwest by chance?:ear

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  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I sniff around all the time too. Not aware of anthing other than the spoke, sump stuff.

    No one has added anything to this bitch list in a long time either.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809307&page=11
  20. ~TABASCO~

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    Cuz the bike is bad ass ! :evil Friend of mine just turned over 70K miles.. When he shows up at the Colorado event he is thinking he should have about 105K + The bike is a 'Diesel'