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. 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
  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Fabricated options to either bolt on or fit inside.



    Noted

    HT tied one all.
  6. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    I've got a new set of Odyssee 2's for a 950 in my shop now. Quality work and they really fit close to the bike. Both good and bad for what I'm trying to do.
  7. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    sorry for the multiple posts. I'm not quite fininshed with my first cup.:1drink

    HT is now winning.

    I know others have Holans which are pretty scarce in the states. TT is prolly another option.

    I'll be borrowing an OEM set to cover that application. I just need a full rack set for my own bike and a starting point for others. I'll be making an expedition quality box to mount to the racks along with other usefull additions. :D
  8. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    Here's another vote for the Conti's. I really like the way they hold in the wet. They do wear faster than the k60, but I like the smoothness of the Conti..
  9. cug

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    Just for having options, I used Conti Road Attack 2 on my GS. Worked great. Also a recommendation for the Michelin Anakee 2. Is a good tire for 98% road.
  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    By the way, I go out of town for a few days and all you do is talk bikes??? WTF?:lol3
  12. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I had the Conti Attacks on and, as said, they are very grippy if that is what you need. They are currently in my garage, little used, as I like you, virtually always use off road tyres.
    I have also just swapped a worn out TCK 80 rear for a K60 and I am very impressed with it, as was my wife. The tyre is a lot smoother than the TCK and she noticed the better ride immediately. The TCK was also very grippy but I used up 50% of it in 3 days on twisty mountain roads. The K60 has not yet done much mileage but other accounts give long life results. They are a lot cheaper too. I was so impressed I will be changing the front for a K60 soon.

    At the end of the day it really depends what you intend to do with it and how you ride. All tyres are a compromise between longevity and grip.

    .....Yes
  13. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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  14. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    The Happy Trails racks are pretty tough and I really like their mounting system... I've used their system on my KLR for several years with good results. The boxes don't come off unless you take them off, but when you want them off they come off easily... I have the Happy Trails 9" Teton boxes, they have been through Hell and back and still look pretty good, they have never dented, bent or changed shape through my many tip overs on nasty mountain roads with lots of boulders and rocks...
    The Happy Trails system will turn Your 1200 Tenere into a "big butted girl":huh... their rack system and boxes are equa distant on each side of the bike, making the overall rack system a lot wider than some others. I like this because it gave me room to mount my tool tube under the right rack which balances up nicely with the left side where the exhaust is... we'll have to see how wide is too wide... I have a KLR for the tougher mountain trails and plan to ride the Tenere 80% tarmac... without any single track at all... so the width of the HT system doesn't bother me... ymmv


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  15. T-cosmic

    T-cosmic Been here awhile

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    Tnx guys for your experiences. Unfortunately, where i live, Conti's are the least available tires. Metz, Michelin, Bridge...no problem what so ever. Even for the Haidenau's i've got to pull a couple of magic tricks.

    @Ray
    Usually i do everything with my s10, but mostly commuting and travelling. When the day comes that i want to go offroading with it, i don't want to change tires. Therefore, if this K60 is comfy enough for a big road trip, i'am done searching for the right tire any more.
    I guess, if i dont try it now, i'll never no. Than again, i don't want to ruin my holiday because of the shaky tire.
    I'll do some more reshearch and i'll let you know how it went, if i choose Haidie's.

    Tnx.


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  16. wordnerd

    wordnerd n00b

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    We're getting over 20,000 miles (not km) on the K60s in commuting and highway use in the US. I did a 10,000 mile ride on mine and didn't half use the rear. They get really squared off at the end but they ride well and while not a sport tire, I've had mine in on twisty roads many times. I ride regularly 2-up or with lot of weight and the tires have been great.
  17. MeefZah

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    Could you post a pic of the bike with just the HT racks (no boxes) from either side? Please...? :ear
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