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. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I guess, if you want your grips to be 4" thick...
  2. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Nope they are not really any thicker than if I just put the grip puppies on....the heating elements are paper thin.

    As Simmons1 said.....its been done before....not breaking new ground here.

    The tinkering is half the fun....:evil
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    The set ups I have used the toggle switch on do not get as hot as using the dial switch.
  4. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    I have a hybrid setup Oxford controller and atv heaters (note I wanted more heat on right hand) and they have been great!

    i used a wire wheel to gently take the old grip of the throttle tube (plastic) the heaters are adhesive backed stuck them to the bars and tube grip glue and slide the grip on a little safety wire in the grip grouve again not too tight connected to Oxford control..


    tom
  5. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled...

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    SLUT...

    By whom??

    :poser

    Carry on...

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  6. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Sluts... licking each other's icing... Pluric's got the hots for DaFoole... WarriorPrinceJJ's got the hots for Pluric...

    Geez! It's beginning to sound like a Raven Peyton Place around here! :eek1

    :lol3 :rofl :lol3 :rofl :lol3


    Dallara




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  7. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Damn, and I liked the black color. :huh
  8. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Late to this party, that's what I get for going riding instead of hitting ADV like Da Foole's goat every day. :D

    I'm not a fan of the toggle switch and do like infinite adjustment, but honestly, a 4 position control would be fine for me too. I did however have some previous experience with installing a Heat-Troller knob in the left switch housing, so bought some Symtec grip heaters and wired them to a Heat-Troller. What I like about this set up is that I can adjust the heat w/o taking my hand off the bars. Easy thumb reach. And I can see the LED at night, so I can tell where it's at, level wise, not that it's a big deal. :D

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    Instructions for the FJR, basically the same except the knob needs to be in a different spot due to the space available inside the housing. LINK

    Instructions for installing the grip heaters HERE
  9. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Don't let them fool you. There is a reason the Rainbow is the symbol for the Gay/Lesbian community. Henry Ford used to say you can have it any color you want, as long as it's black. Waste of time to offer colors on something of utility. After all, how many black GSs do you see at Starbucks? It's not a coincidence... :rofl
  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Bitch.

    Oh I see you do know warriorprincess..... :wink::lol3

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  11. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    Stop flirting with him.


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  12. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Wow, all I can say is Wow...
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Oh, no... Now you're jealous... :ymca

    Catfight! Catfight! :turkish

    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3


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  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Me???!


    You're the icing licker around here.:deal:wink::D

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  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So.... anyone tried to start their bike recently.:ear:lol3
  16. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Now that you mention it... Yeah! :D

    Rode mine a few hundred miles last weekend. Have it apart in the garage right now fiddling with some farkles... And just to *TRY* and force one of the so-called "hard starting problems" I've been turning my ignition key switch on and off a whole bunch, starting it and only letting it run for a few seconds, sometimes only a minute, etc., etc., etc. Haven't had it anywhere near a battery charger, either...

    Damn thing keeps starting up immediately, over and over and over. :dunno

    Normally I wouldn't abuse a bike this way, but hey, it's all in the interest of science, right?

    But since it just keeps starting and starting this is gettin' embarrassing... :shog

    :lol3 :eek1 :lol3 :eek1 :lol3


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  17. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    I used a blue mini fuse for that.....but my bike is blue so it doubled the output...true story

    as far as heated grips go...just like I installed on several previous bikes....I went with the Symtec kit....grips can off easy with a compressor,,,,a few eastern beaver plugs and male/female connectors.....and viola, connected up to the stock wiring harness nice and clean and ran a GPS / SAE 2 prong connection too.

    I used this simple Hi Lo round rocker and put it here...it worked for thousands of miles on my strom (and 2 other stroms :augie)

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  18. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Rode mine to work today. :D
  19. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    Didn't you announce your shared jealously and love, last night?

    And then you said something about liking licking, this morning.


    Come clean, Pluric; Did you paint your bike blue?


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  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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