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. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    :roflNo I went first class on the doohickey and got the parts from Eagle Mike....

    But I always carry some quick set JB Weld....:deal
  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Sounds like an awful idea.

    For twice your investment ($60) you can buy a set of Oxford heated grips with a controller; which will undoubtably look better, feel better, and last longer than some home brewed parts project.
  3. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    If I was going to install the grip puppies anyway whats the difference?? Oxford heated grips seem to have a poor reliability rating anyway....at least the controller does.

    And the best part is...if it doesn't work I can put back to stock in a matter of minutes and I'm out $30....

    Its a KLR thing....you wouldn't understand....:1drink
  4. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I disagree. The cheapies with grip puupies over them work great and are very simple to install and look great,

    I know a lot of people that have gone this route with great success. Most of the people I know just use the manual switch and not a thermostat.
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I guess, if you want your grips to be 4" thick...
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    SLUT...

    By whom??

    :poser

    Carry on...

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  10. 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

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  11. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Damn, and I liked the black color. :huh
  12. 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

    Pic of control knob -
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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
  13. 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
  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Bitch.

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

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  15. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Stop flirting with him.


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  16. TH

    TH There and Here

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

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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

    Catfight! Catfight! :turkish

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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Me???!


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

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  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So.... anyone tried to start their bike recently.:ear:lol3
  20. 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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