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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    This is the issue. The 550 has an internal battery, there is no reason to have it on un-switched power. Even off, it's likely drawing current.
  2. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    GPS was not on the bike for any of this time. But I suspect you're right, the cradle may have a short somewhere. However, the same style cradle on my DRZ does not drain its little battery and it sits for a month at a time without being ridden.
  3. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    I know there's an entire thread dedicated to these tires. However, I wanted to hear from only ST owners...


    Is anyone running the 705s?

    How do you like 'em?

    For those who have had more than one set, what kinda' mileage did you get out of 'em?


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  4. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I am using one on the front right now. 7,000 miles and it looks great still. I would buy another one.
  5. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Ok. Battery reads about 12.8v across the terminals. The negative is losing 0.26 mA. IF you read across the poles on the fuse block for the GPS, it reads 0.26 mA even when the GPS is NOT in the cradle. So I moved the GPS to an un-switched spot on the fuse block. The battery is still losing 0.26mA on the negative side:huh.

    I don't know. I guess my electrical knowledge comes up a little short:lol3
  6. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Have you had one on the back?

    My front tires always wear like iron. But, I can smoke through some rear tires pretty quick...


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  7. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    I'm on my second rear, still first front. I got about 5K miles out of the back, looks like one front will last for two rears for me. They're decent off road and pretty good on road.
  8. Steve G.

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    I'm lucky enough to be renting a newer Super Tenere for a month of touring in Europe this summer. Some of the countries I'm going through have spotty fuel availability. I'm wondering what the average real mileage guys are getting out of their bikes? In my case, there will be no offroad riding, mostly backroads, perhaps a mountain pass or 20 [Transfagaien in Romania :1drink].

    Cheers
  9. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Gracias, 20v...


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  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    That's good to hear, I ran those exclusively on my Strom but the Tenere is a much heavier bike and has a lot more horsepower. I was worried the rear would be roasted in 2k.
  11. markjenn

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    My long-term touring average doing mostly backroads is 42 mpg (US) and this is more/less at the centroid of the data I've seen. You might check fuelly.com too. Several of us have measured 5.75 gallons to fumes although you can pulse in another 0.3 gallons if you really work at it and have a cooperative fuel pump. Euro bikes may, of course, be slightly different and you'll need to do the appropriate conversions of units.

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  12. GrahamD

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    I average about 4.5L/100Km (a theoretical 450Km to fumes) at a steady 110Km/h on 95RON on road.

    So if you need to you can get pretty good range. The last time I did a run with a mix of gravel roads, track and B roads I averaged about 5.5L/100.
  13. platty

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    Graham ... you must have a slighter lighter wrist than me :rofl

    I use RON 98 and usually get a tad under 19 kms / litre for general slab running (I prefer kms / litre rather than litres / 100 km :evil).

    In essence the fuel gauge is broken down into 1/6 capacity graduations (of course the first is 2 x 1/6 = 1/3 ... Hmmm, yes I was good at maths :lol3).

    I generally count of getting approximately 70 kms for each mark ie (very roughly) 420 kms per tank ...

    Hope this helps with the mental monitoring ...
  14. simmons1

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    Have not used a rear yet.
  15. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Steve sounds like a great trip. I average pretty much what markjenn does. To get decent fuel milage cruise below 4k rpm. I crossed South Dakota this summer riding into a strong head wind running 90mph and had a tank average of 29mpg. That was just one tankful once i got out of there i slowed down and mileage average went back up.
  16. T-cosmic

    T-cosmic Been here awhile

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    That is not that different from Graham's consumption. It's 5,3lit/100km. I can do that only on normal state road and keeping it below 100km/h with very gentle acceleration.


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  17. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    I doubt too many owners are going to install a second battery to over come this defect. Yamaha is likely looking into all the no start problems the S10 is having and will fix it. These kinds of problems will show up.
  18. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Where are you going in Europe that you will have trouble finding fuel ?

    We have recently visited every country in Europe bar Serbia, Belarus and Russia (if you include those as part of Europe) and have not experienced any fuel problems. This is not Africa :D

    We also went over the Transfagarasen pass. http://raykarenhall.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/caeusescus-folly.html
    There are no problems in Europe at all and I was able to use my Visa card in every country (ATM) with the exception of Moldova but this may have been a bank connection problem. Nor were there any hotels that I could find (in Moldova) but as I was short of cash we soon got out of there.

    In Romania you can visit Draculas Castle and his birth place. See my blog: http://raykarenhall.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/normal-0-false-false-false-en-gb-x-none_1170.html and http://raykarenhall.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/normal-0-false-false-false-en-gb-x-none_29.html

    If you want some good places to visit PM me, or better still, read the blog from March to may 2011 and September to December 2011

    A tip: Take Euros, they are taken in most places (that do not have Euro as a currency) and when you do get funny currency, find a petrol station before leaving the country and use it up as the new country is unlikely to take the previous one's.
  19. dave6

    dave6 Been here awhile

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    My experience with the hard start has always been because of slightly low battery (playing with it in the shop, wiring accessories etc.). I also have the powered tank bag ring which draws all the time and if left without running or charging for some time it will drain the battery enough that it turns over good but will not start. Put the charger on it for a few mins. and it fires right up. Some people turn off their bikes with the kill switch and then walk away with the lights on etc. This may be enough to reduce what the battery has to start the bike. This bike seams to need a full charge to start the bike. I have 30,000 kms on the bike now and have never been stranded because of hard starting or any other reason. I used to own a 1968 HD so I understand what hard starting is all about. A second battery would not be for me.
  20. dcstrom

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    Loved them on my Strom... tried them on the S10 and tore them up. But would be fine if you are gentle with them and dont expect too many miles out of them.

    http://supertenere1200.com/2011/10/12/my-shinko-experience/