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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    My wife mainly said she feels higher up on the Tenere. I do use an Airhawk
    for the passenger too. Out of the Strom, FJR and Tenere she likes the Tenere best.
    She like the Strom over the FJR.
  2. Specterx

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    Unfortunately no. But it will be easy to detach. I am going to use a cargo strap with a cambuckle on it.

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  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I would be really leary about putting anything like a cargo strap and buckle anywhere near the wheel; or a box that close to the wheel.

    It doesn't take much to spit it into the wheel and that's a bad day.
  4. Arktus

    Arktus on XTzy!

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  5. creggur

    creggur There are no curves here.

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    I'm 6' and the stock screen in either factory position felt like someone was playing paradiddles on my head with a pair of framing hammers. It was literally teeth-rattling.

    Ended up with a CalSci shorty leaned back a little with the Madstad bracket. Problem solved - it wouldn't help you with reducing wind blast though - there's plenty of that with my configuration - but it's smooth air now.
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Just as a suggestion. Otter box does make a product with an opening end lid.
    It's not the same volume as what you have there, but access would be easier
    and would also give a little room cushion. Could bolt to your bracket so
    strap flopping would be a non issue as well.

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    Yes they make it in black. For well known reasons I went with yellow.:wink::D
  7. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'5" and I run a cal-sci x-large on a touratech adjustable bracket with the screen all of the way up and back, and the accessory wind deflectors and it works great. No buffeting at all at any speed. Now it is of course a barn door but the touratech bracket is pretty solid and it really doesn't shake much at all. I also have a madstad bracket but I can't say I'm a fan. It was impossible to get it to stay in place with the giant screen and it also holds the screen out from the bike considerably more than the touratech. This is my config.

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  8. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Nobody has mentioned an MRA screen yet. Matched with a Waspworks adjuster the possibilities are endless. The flip on the MRA disrupts the blast and flips most of it over your head.

    The adjuster allows the screen to be lowered for off road or hot weather.

    I am nothing like your height (5' 10") but I also have a long torso, that of a man of about 6' - 6' 2".

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  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You are to brackets what Jaumev is to stickers.
  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I think its time to get an adjustment bracket for the windshield. I hate the stock setup.

    Anyone have a used one of any make? Where is the Waspworks one listed, I don't see it on their site?
  11. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Last I heard, Wasp wasn't making his brackets anymore. Madstadt makes one, though.
  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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  13. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    +1
  14. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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    I've got my eye on this beauty.

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    I love the looks of this machine but then I like the fuglystrada. All of my riding is tarmac with the Fugly. 90% two up. I am worried after studying forums etc that this may be underpowered for long distance two up riding. I know I (we) need a test ride to work this out and I know it isnt going to be like the Multi. However in some circumstances the Multi is too quick as my better half gets caught out when I'm overtaking as she cant see past my helmet.


    Any two up riders gone from the Multi to the Ten and have opinions on the power?

    Oh..and will I look a complete knob riding a Worldcrosser on the road?? :hmmmmm

    Much appreciated
  15. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    I think you need a test ride. That is what convinced me to trade in the FJR on the XT. About half of the riding on the XT is two up. The XT does not have the power the FJR has but it has more than enough for us.
  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I gave up my FJR after owning the Tenere for 6 months. I'm pretty sure the FJR would give
    your Multi a nice rear view.:wink: I can't say I dont' miss the thrust rocket once in a while.
    I just was more comfortable and I liked the plusher ride (more travel) of the Tenere.

    The Tenere can still get out of it's own way doubled up. Just not with the authority
    of some other bikes. I have not found a semi it can't get around with still giving a
    good grin.

    Why are you considering the switch? Is it something deeper than just want to try something
    differrent?
  17. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    It's definitely not underpowered for any use, including two-up. Some would even consider the torquier, less-peaky power delivery better for two-up. But.... the Multi is a basically an upright sportbike and as such it has that hard-hitting power that is ever-present and effortless - the S10 doesn't. With 90 or so RWHP, it's got enough, but it never feels like a powerful sportbike.

    It all depends on what you're looking for.

    - Mark
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    Although I have had little trouble with the Duc in two years ownership, we are now going to be touring further afield into Europe and the reliability just keeps picking away at the back of my head. Shaft drive is another reason also.
    I went to the Duc from a CBR1000RR and also had a Tiger 1050. Age caught up and now I find myself searching for a smoother power delivery. The Tex1200 would sound a great otion but I just dont like the way it looks. The sleepy owl on the engine just seems to be mocking me! :huh

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  19. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    Any two up riders gone from the Multi to the Ten and have opinions on the power?

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    I came from a HONDA cbr1000rr 2008. May be I'm getting old, but to tell you the truth, I'm not missing the power, and my wife also love this bike :evil
  20. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    I was lurking, in this discussion, and just couldn't get past this ^^^.

    I feel compelled to ask, "What forum/forums did that come from?" I can tell you, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that whomever threw that out there doesn't know their ass from their elbow. In it's sweet-spot, the ST pulls like a friggin' freight train.

    If I was leaving tomorrow (single or two-up), for a 10000+ mile journey, the ST would be my bike of choice...HANDS DOWN.


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