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. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Glad you're happy with the GS, and I sincerely hope it stays healthy for you and keeps going down the road.

    The FJR when fully loaded in rally trim with a full fuel cell was sometimes a bit of a heft to get off the side stand. The Super Ten, in the same full rally trim with fuel cell is a bit more work than in day ride trim too. I think we get used to what we are riding and it's not that big a deal. When I ride BMWs it takes me to the end of the block to adjust to the non-standard turn signal, and usually a few more turns before I re-adjust to the cancel being on the right, with a separate switch.

    Sort of like HDs, but with more moving parts. :evil

    Try the Super Ten when you get a chance. It might make the list when you are ready to move on.
  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I used to have an 1100GS. Great touring bike -- handled great no matter how much I loaded it up -- but I got tired of the clunky shifting on my commute, the frequent valve checks and wasn't looking forward to dealing with spline lubes or changing the clutch as the miles piled on so eventually I sold it. Later I got a TDM900. It didn't handle as well as the GS but I loved the 25,000 mile valve check intervals, the smooth shifting and the V-twin feel of the motor courtesy of the 270-degree crank. Sold it when I got an offer I couldn't pass up and figured I'd make room for a Super Tenere "just in case." Fast forward a few months and a dealer had a used one in stock for a decent price. Took a test ride and pulled the trigger. To me the Super Tenere combines the best points of the GS and the TDM. Great handling, awesome motor and low maintenance.
  3. White Tenere

    White Tenere 42 years on two wheels

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    Video of my 2013 Tenere with a Leo Vince Titanium exhaust can installed, I run it with the supplied turn down pipe.

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  4. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    Spring s going to be here soon so I need to get my ass in gear.


    What is the most popular pannier rack option for the S10?


    I need racks in place before I start on my list of baubles and bolt-ons.
  5. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Most pannier racks are proprietary. That question doesn't really make much sense unless we know what you are wanting to do with them. At least the way I'm interpreting it. Or are you asking about options to bolt to pannier racks?

    http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Home or Wolfman offer pannier racks that people have used to roll their own, or in the case of Caribou, mount their Pelican cases on, which offers a wide array of sizes.
  6. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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    I'm looking at getting an S10 and have been looking at this also. I suppose it depends where you will be spending your time and how strong you need the cases to be. Hepco and Becker Xplorers look good but probably not the best to take off road.
  7. satz

    satz Been here awhile

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    Not affiliated with any dealer .If you are looking for S10 in the north east

    razee in kingston ri , list a 2012 and 2013 [2] in stock on there website.
    c and e yahama at foxboro ,MA [across from Gillette stadium ] has 2012 blue and the matt on the floor. i saw it last time i was there.

    that is 4 i have seen 2 blue(2012) and 2 (2013) with the dealer saying he has another 2013 of different color in the crate.

    The 2012 is a demo and he is giving demo`s after april,
  8. Gundy

    Gundy Long timer

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    Happy Trails makes some really tough stuff and a complete rack/pannier set is reasonably priced. They tend to be slimmer shaped though, so that may not work for everyone's use.
  9. MChappy

    MChappy Been here awhile

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    Cogent is now in the Super Tenere suspension game. Rick is custom building rear shocks, re-springing and re-valving forks. All I can say is WOW what a difference they make.

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  10. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    i have jesse racks. they seemed the strongest and "tightest" racks on the market.

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    they look the nicest when the bags arent on IMHO
    you can tell by how i had to bend in my altrider luggage rack how tight they can be mounted. i have about 1/4" between the blinkers and the boxes

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    they fit within my rumbux cage and my boxes arent small

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  11. Coastalcop

    Coastalcop Been here awhile

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    Jesse Bags again, fit really tight and work well, also the gray is great match for the 13 titanium color, its so good it looks factory.
  12. roostar

    roostar Been here awhile

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    Pretty pleased with the Happy Trails set up
  13. cosmic

    cosmic Been here awhile

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    Hi guys... can anyone help me out with a doubt on which tires to use for my upcoming ROAD trip. My wife and i will cover some 8000km across Spain, Portugal and France, late this May, and i'am confused on tire choice. Most of the times i use knobbies,but now i need something with hi millage,and good road manners, How bad would be to choose K60 compared to other, more road biased tires? Do they feel the same as TKC and Karoo's, or more like Tourances etc.?
    Thing is, i wanna give a chance to K60 to prove themselves as a best universal all-round tire, even if on this trip there will not be any off road riding, unless i get lost. :D
    To make it short... Yes or no? If it's "No", then which ones?

    Your help will be much,much appreciated. :lurk
  14. jaumev

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    Tell me if you pass thru Catalunya in Spain. At last we can have a beer together!

    Sorry I don`t have experience in road tires...
  15. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    :ddog

    (ok... waiting Pluric... :lurk :pissed)

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  16. cosmic

    cosmic Been here awhile

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    Actually i do! All goes well, i'll sleep over in Barcelona on 22/05. Close enough? :) Details later on on pm. ;)


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  17. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yeap, quite close (90km). Lets try to arrange something :freaky

    Funny! Tim is looking for similar dates to come. :evil
  18. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Conti Trail Attacks. Had them on my 950 & 1200 GSA. Great tire in dry & wet & on gravel roads.

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  19. creggur

    creggur There are no curves here.

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    I have to second this. My Trail Attacks have been great thus far in any conditions I've thrown at them - rain, cold, dry, slab, twisties, and light off-road (dirt and gravel roads). I've had the pegs drag, and made it through sand that had the stock Bridgestones squirming all over the place. Not saying they're hard-core off-road tires by any stretch, but they've served me pretty well on the dirt roads I play on. After a bit over 4K miles the rear isn't squaring off nearly as much as the stocker did in the same timeframe. Good tires IMO.
  20. AndrewT

    AndrewT Been here awhile

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    Third the Trail Attacks. I put 4000 miles on a rear last summer that had come off my girlfriend's Versys with 1,000 mles already on it, and while it is a bit squared, it's not done yet. We kept it for a spare when I mounted the rear K60.