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. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 80.69 MPD for 41 months

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    im picking one up. 40000 miles in 11 months. reliable as hell, no issues. but for the $379 the warranty will cost i will have piece of mind for the next 4 years. this bike is so sweet im gonna keep it for a while. 1 real issue and the $379 pays for itself.
  2. Against the Wind

    Against the Wind I'm older now but still runnin'

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    Owning a SuperTenere is so boring.. no drama... no reason to try to keep up with the latest issues... I never have to put the bike on the center stand and check for rear wheel wobble like I used to with my previous 12GS.

    Check out the fun that you can have:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862533

    $850 to fix the FD at 40K miles... and he's happy it didn't cost more :lol3
  3. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Dang, I think that is reason enough to sell my S10. Who wants to hear stories about riding it, when talking about mechanical nightmares and repair costs are so much better! :D

    Or, if I want to keep my S10, I can always subscribe to pluric's reality TV series to escape the boredom (when I'm not riding that is). :rofl
  4. TH

    TH There and Here

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    They look really nice!

  5. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    It's just piece of mind as Sallydog said I suppose. No one has had the bike for 5 years yet, so it may very well pay off for very little money.
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'm working in it. Not going to be reality based. More a series of hypothetical events and how
    Tenere owners would deal with them if they ever had to.

    Based on true events, just not Yamaha related. Episodes will include,

    Clutch failure 1,500 miles from home.
    My water pump ain't pumping. Help!
    FI, it's not for every bike.
    Final drive is on it's final ride.
    My subframe is looking for a good welder.
    The chain is being a pain.
    How much oil pressure is too much?
    I'd like to change my own oil, but I only have 6 hours.
    ABS, Always Broke System.

    There may be a few Tenere episodes.....

    OMG! My bike cranked more than twice before starting.
    Will I get slapped for snugging up some nipples?
    Today I found my wheels not round.
    I hit a bump and lost my sump.
    When I get some cash, I'll do the reflash.

    Meeting with some cable execs this week. I don't think I will be able to do
    anything with the black Teneres do to even cable not being ready for
    such a controversial subject. Sorry DaFoole.
  7. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    :poser
  8. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    hay pluric,that you just got out of bed? Hope you put your wig on before you tape your Tenere reality show(maybe use the glue yamaha uses to keep the decals on black Teneres?). Lookin forward to it(wig & show). Maybe put the blue paint back on too.
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    If they allow guests on the show I'll make sure you're not on the list.:wink::lol3
  10. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    That's certainly part of it. Cheap insurance. OTOH, I bought a '04 FJR under the PDP too, and the YES, which paid for itself with three cam chain tensioners, an O2 sensor and a bunch of diagnostic work before running out at 98k when I went over the 5 year mark. I know some others with early FJRs that had enough warranty to pay for their yes and then some, even if that wasn't the norm.

    It's a new model and has only been out since '10, if not here in the US that long. I got mine throw into the purchase deal during negotiation.
  11. TH

    TH There and Here

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    You definitely need an episode that deals with color envy. :wink: "Not having Blue, is making me Blue"
  12. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    I've only bought the Y.E.S. thing once, for my '06 FJR. Complete waste of money, the damn thing NEVER broke. :D
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Or, "Black, it's not just the color that sucks"
  14. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    :lol3 :rofl :lol3


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  15. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I must find time to do some farkles and post it.... this thread is going from bad to worst :baldy
    What do you think the non ST owners are going to think about us... :huh
    I'm starting to miss even the KLR comments!!

    :lol3:lol3
  16. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Funny thing about the whole color BS. When I bought my S10 the dealer had two coming on the PDP, (I was late to the party), and one spoken for. He knew he had one of each color coming, but couldn't figure out which color was the one already spoken for. He tried to tell me he had 10 people interested in the available bike, all ready to see it and sit on it when it came in. You know, 'serious buyers' :huh

    After I explained that I was ready to buy the bike then, and didn't need to see it, sit on it, make vroom, vroom noises and didn't care what color it was, he realized we were negotiating. I got a decent deal, in part because Yamaha was still saying December delivery after the tsunami issues. The day after I did the deal, the dealer got the notification that deliveries would actually happen as originally planned in August. :D

    Bragging about what color bike you have is sort of sad. I'd rather read the ride reports or talk about places the bike took you. Pluric has some great tales to share, if he'd just stop waxing the damn thing. :wink:
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Day 1. Snowed in. Bike is in the garage on a battery tender. Light is solid green so full charge.
    Day 2. Still snowed in removed battery tender and put it on KLR.
    Day 3. Started bike without touching the throttle. Forgot to open garage door. CO2 detector working. Bad headache.
    Day 4. Stacked some more crap on the bike. Now using it to hang wet clothes on to dry from snow shoveling all day.
    Day 5. Swapped battery tender back.
    Day 6. See day one.

    Yup I've got riviting riding tales alright.:thumb
  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    One more thing I'll be up all night worrying about.
  19. Super Tenere

    Super Tenere Voyager

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    DIY $2 inside rear fender cover, offers good protection for the rear break reservoir and no more tire spatter coming up through the side hole.
    To lock it down, one SS bolt with self locking nut and washer at front center location, and on the exhaust side made a small slit in cover, plus a SS clamp to side bar.
    To protect the brake hose I slit open an old extension wire (3 inch long) and pushed it onto the front curved edge, also used some old self stick foam on front straight edge.
    Made this from an old aluminum snow shovel that had a broken handle, cost to make was about 2 hours of tinkering and maybe $2 worth of hardware.

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  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Often the best kind of farkle.:thumb