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. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Not to beat the whole cleaning thing to death, buuuuttttt I find
    I find it's helpful in finding loose bits, missing nuts, hanging bashplates etc
    not on the Tenere of course:augie. It's just a good time to get a close look
    at the bike, maybe even notice a loose spoke.:eek1
  2. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    Anyone figured out an easy way to 'unswitch' the DC adapter in the dash?

    I'd like to use it when the bike is off, as well as use it as a charging port for the battery tender.
  3. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    You ain't kidding.

    For a bike that is so well appointed for the $$ it cost, the spokes could be off a Chinese scooter. They may be proper strength, but nothing would keep them looking nice.
  4. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    I think you have been drinking too much Kool Aid there. They're not that good. :lol3
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    My bike's a 2011 with 12,000 km on it and the spokes still look new. I must be doing something wrong ... like cleaning them. :deal :lol3
  6. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Both you and St Augustine have had a pin in my map for some time now. :wink:. See you there around end of April/early May
  7. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Even with that 57 point cleaning exercise you documented (very nice, by the way. But I couldn't make myself do it) you yourself said you gave up on the spokes.

    I SAID they were strong. :)

    But they are the ugliest part of my rarely clean Tenere.

    The other day I mounted a new K60 front myself. Since I had the actual wheel in my hand, I cleaned her up really good. (Woulda only amounted to about 2 of your detailing points though) anyways, it looked almost brand new. Even got the rotors shiny. But the spokes were hopeless. They look like crap. Chinese I tell ya! :)


    Edited: just realized you agreed with me. Ooops.
  8. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Have them in fiberglass coated with carbon mat.
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    also the side covers and the exhaust cover
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    Cheers,
    Roberto
  9. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    Wow!...very nice. :thumb


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  10. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Very nice...
  11. ballheadknuckle

    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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    Thanks a lot, the connector was exactly where you told.

    Here are some pictures of the license plate mount on the bike.
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    The next thing needs some work is the heat shield on the exhaust which does not really fit with the akra can.
  12. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Do you own two reliable shaft drives?
  13. ballheadknuckle

    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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    I knew that this picture would raise questions :ear

    But that is the vfr 1200 of my dad, i don't have a own garage where i can work on the bike so i do that stuff in his garage. That way i also save a lot of money on tools, the only quality tool i own is a T50 security torx bit :D
  14. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Very nice work!! :clap
  15. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Well done!! :clap
  16. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Well if you only have one that's the one to have :lol3
  17. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    While checking out Desert_Daves thread I stumbled across this...

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    Looks like YAMAHA are still using the same spoke supplier.....:rofl
  18. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    I always thought that rusty spokes was part of a bikes "Patina" :evil kinda like that first ding or scratch... just part of the bikes "story"...:clap
  19. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    This is a heavily customized bike, so I doubt those are Yamaha spokes.

    - Mark
  20. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    They look like they could be YAMAHA spokes :deal

    But on the other hand Mark. It didn't scream rat bike to me so why put custom rat bike spokes on it. :dunno

    I just assumed they were the original items that haven't been replaced under warranty yet.

    Will just have to wait for Desert Dave to chime in.