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. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Hell, I don't know if this is proper or not. But take a look at the for sale section of www.yamahasupertenere.com. There are several for sale over there. Including a couple with some nice Micatech bags on them. In otherwords, they are already pre-farkled.

    Since you are in VA, you could always go over the Romney Cycles in Romeny WV. Not to far away, and they usually have some pretty good prices.
  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    From a few pages back I thought someone had said the Flea Market had 6 of them listed.

    The obvious advantage would be used could have luggage or other farkles included
    and discounted. The really good news is there isn't much to worry about buying
    used for how well they are holding out on dependability. Maybe ask if a reflash has
    been done or not. I won't suggest a color due to the sensitive nature of the alternative
    life stylers around here.:wink::D
  3. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    TBH, I would no fret over the 'leftover' bit. Aside from the colour, there are no differences.
  4. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    You have a pm
  5. ballheadknuckle

    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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  6. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Good luck!! :ear

    This was a pane in the ass farkle... :baldy .... but now I like how it looks :wink:
  7. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Twigg cycle in Hagerstown Maryland had one about a month ago. No idea on price.
  8. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    Just came back from a short blast today of around 350km's. For the first time in the almost 20,000kms that I have had my big girl I got her totally sideways. I've managed to kick the back out a bit on gravel roads often enough, but this time I had a rush of blood after about an hour or so on a flat gravel road. I began riding sedately, then a little more agressive, then like I was riding my old WR450! What a difference! Even with Tourance tires she responds beautifully to an agressive style on the dirt. Having flicked off the TC, the big girl loves to drift under power into, through and out of big sweeping corners. She is a lot of bike to haul back when things get a bit out of shape though. I know quite a few of you boys have discovered this wonderful trait already, I'm just playing catch up. :clap



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  9. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    :clap, Don't tell the Austouring boys. They still think it's a road bike.

    It's like in the movie "The right stuff". You just have to rewrite it a bit...

    How are the fires down there? No where near you I hope.
  10. Tuska

    Tuska Adventurer

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    anyone making one piece seats yet? or will i have to be first?
  11. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Be the first... I will keep an interested eye on your development.:clap

    Greg.
  12. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    I’m not making a “One Piece” but I am making a new passenger seat & seat perch.
    I don’t like the steep transition between the stock passenger seat and pilot seat. Mine will be flat.
  13. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    GO!! :evil
  14. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    How many people really want a one piece ? Maybe some tall guys?... Shouldn't be that hard.... :wink:
  15. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Something like this?

    I was tempted .... just a drawing :wink:

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  16. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    That look is exactly why I’m building a new seat perch along with a new seat. The stock perch is WAY to tall (a ton of wasted space under the perch) to just put a lower seat in it. That seat would be less then 1 inch tall. Not exactly what any passenger would want to spend any time on. IMO :D




  17. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Ok, I'll bite. It has a one piece seat. What, you still have the passenger seat on your bike? BWAAHAHAH!

    Why? No passenger is going to sit on the back of the one piece seat, so why bother to make one that extends back that far when you only need the rider portion?

    But, just for giggles, it's already been done. No idea if it's available or not.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyxbhOYlCQM
  18. GrahamD

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    Yeah. Here's my one piece..
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  19. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    At the moment the fire bug bastards haven't got to our area YET.
    With the rain you've been copping lately, I hope you're keeping your head above water Graham.
  20. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    The idea was to make a passenger seat much lower than the OEM. It would be two seats but looking as a one piece.
    I’m riding without passenger most of the time and I was looking for a flat luggage surface but with the option to take a passenger for a very short ride as I do sometimes (just to pick a son from town to home…)
    This option could do that and also is better for off road riding when you move backwards.
    I was looking this option before I found the Touratech rack I have now, is very easy to put on and off.

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