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. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I used to hear this a lot about my Honda CBF1000 as well. It's boring, it's slow. Honda took the 170+ HP motor out of the CBR and detuned it to under a 100 in the CBF. It sure was linear and if you're used to 2 strokes or small displacement super sports that require high revving then yes you may "see" it as boring, but that was one of the best "riding" motors I've ever had in a bike. Endless instant torque and for twisty's you simply pick a gear and roll on roll off and enjoy the ride. Sure you could bounce it off the rev limiter and work up and down through the gears but it wasn't any better. I never rode two up, wife rides her own bike, a Street Triple R and she's one of the ones who called the CBF boring. But for two up I can't imagine a better type of motor. As I said, pick a gear and roll on roll off, you can be very smooth. Good luck on your search.
  2. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    Your bike looks pretty BAD ASS !!! Love the white & the WC parts :clap
  3. William42

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    I think this says it all. :thumb
  4. Specterx

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    Just got back from the future! in 2086 the Tenere is still Adventure Touring Bike of the year! :norton

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    if anyone needs an LED indicator for the X50 radar detector... the LEDs listed in the ebay ad work like a champ. Just wire them up in parallel with each other and no resistor required. Then connect them to a 3.5mm mono plug. you can mount then in anything you like... wood, I used aluminum and drilled it out and stuck them into it. Be sure to pain it black first. If it is shiny aluminum it will reflect sunlight and make it harder to see the LEDs.

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    Also stuck on a auxiliary LED light on front. cheap set for $110. they are incredibly bright but the light pattern is round, so a lot of light is wasted. I will post a video later so you can see how bright they are compared to stock lighting. Another thing to consider is to wire them to the high beam. I put a SPDT switch to control the lights. I can turn them on with the switch, off, or link them to the high beams. I wired a relay to the high beam light. That way I can just kill the high beam and turn them off too. Great for when riding roads with the occasional car. I had to build a mount for it. The mount is just a piece of aluminum bent at 90 degrees. The lights themselves are very nice. they are adjustable and can be aimed up and down. I am thrilled with them.

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  5. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So how long have you had this disdain for batterys?:wink::D
  6. sleepyOwl

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    Great post :thumb And great bike!

    Thanks for all the great posts. A test ride it is. As i stated, I am more than happy to leave the point and squirt power of the Duc behind. The Tiger 1050 had nowhere near the power of the Duc but we loved the smoothness of the engine and acceleration.

    I have already dropped words like "Yamaha reliability" and "the only owners on the net who seem happy have Yamahas" to the other half. I dont think she will be too surprised when we arrive at the Yamaha dealers on our next ride out.
    Cheers all:freaky
  7. jaumev

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    Tim, where did you find this pocket bike version of the Super Ten?
    What a good replica!!

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  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    And you ask why I hate the stuff.....

    Gods curse to the earth.:bluduh
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  9. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    And that's a profissional...don't try this at home:huh
  10. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Ya gotta admire the the way he tucks his legs up out of the way mid flight. It looks intentional to me.
  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  12. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    You are a very courageous man jaumev.:rofl
    Guernsey is not to far from you...:huh. :lol3 and Tim may want to visit Barcelona :D:2guns
  13. RoverDan

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    WV is on the list! Merci
  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Jaumev won't need much of a head start.:deal
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    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    :clap I may have posted this before, but you should see me on my little (250cc) bike!

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    It's interesting that you should say that as plans are already being made with Jaumev :deal
  17. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    COOL bike!

    ...that we don't get to have....:(:
  18. jaumev

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    Glubs... you’re right!! :eek1

    Well… because I’m quite small I search for big riders... if I need some help... :evil
    This is Albert my mate; he’s about 2 metres tall. He rides a KTM 950 Super Enduro like a 450 (I’m jealous).

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    As Tim said we’re planning something…. Hope it works. :freaky
  19. ~TABASCO~

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    Gosh dang, thats a big boy.. Really cool Yamaha & Jaume killing it on the rocks ! :freaky
  20. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    So, two weeks ago I get a phone call from a dude at the local Yamaha shop saying that they have another S10 on the floor and that he dared me to come out and look at it. It had snowed two days before but the temp was up to forty nine or so, and so on went the suit and off I went.

    I get to the shop (BMW 1150 GSA) and the sales guy (really great guy, into all types of bikes, not a snob) laughs and shakes his head.

    I walk up to the charcoal grey (not sure of the real name of the color, not quite silver, not quite black, didn't look too bad) and begin looking it over. Looks small. Not really small, but sport-bike small, short? Make sense?

    I ask if I can throw a leg over it, and get the "Of course".. Seat was on the lowest position and that felt a bit odd, but obviously can be fixed. It was when I went to sit it up off of the side stand that everything very nearly went pear-shaped. I almost threw the bloody thing onto its side. THIS WAS NOT INTENDED!!!!

    Sales dude saves it, then informs me that there was no battery, oil, or gas. That bloody thing was a tad bit lighter then I anticipated. Considering I had over six gallons in the BMW and I am used to hefting that thing up, the S10 was a bit of a surprise.

    Needless to say I wasn't able to take it out. One, no fluids or battery, two, they didn't like the road conditions and didn't want to spend a day cleaning it off. I understood completely.

    I was able to put it up on the center-stand (obviously very easy with all the missing fluids and battery) and sit on it. We put the seat to its' highest setting, and no. It didn't work for me. BUT, I am willing to chalk this up to familiarity and so will withhold final judgement.

    I was told that by March they will allow me to take it out, if it is still available.

    I am going to try and go in with an open mind. But in all honesty this thing does have a monster of a job in convincing me to ditch the 1150.

    You guys do ride a pretty slick looking machine though. Like I said, it seems to be very compact front to rear and this could be an illusion. Narrow, yup, especially compared to the boxer, but I don't mind the width. Seat, not able to judge, I only sat on the thing in the shop. Wind screen, ditto, though it seemed a bit short. Controls, that will take a bit of getting used to, but I suspect it would only be a few hundred miles till I figured out where what is and be able to remember.

    Yup, this will be interesting.........