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. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Woody's Wheel Works sells a kit for this. Someone actually had all their spokes powder coated too, purple, if I remember correctly.
    http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/home.htm
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    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Glad to help. Very nice job on the license plate bracket. Very clean look. :thumb
  3. GrahamD

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    Hate to piiss anyone off but :puke2
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    Hi Ray, I'm in Guatemala now, 20,000 miles into my trip. I went through the same process, racking my brain cell to try to think of likely spares. I bought brake pads, the big final drive seal, fork seals (I had dust covers but not convinced they work) spark plugs, some spokes f/r, and levers.

    Of those, the plugs were installed as part of the 24000 mile service, 10000 miles into the trip, so I don't have any now. Manual says change at 12000, my first set went twice that and were still good.

    Needed the rear drive seal, leak repaired under warranty but the had no stock so used the one I was carrying, and replaced in the kit later.

    Same with one fork seal, fixed under warranty in Tucson. The other seal leaked when I got to Guatemala, but fixed easily with a "Sealmate". I'm a believer now! Saved me a lot of grief not having to change the seal.

    Spare levers are overkill for me I think, since I have Barkbusters. Would need to be a pretty good hit to break levers through them, and if you did you'd probably have bigger problems than just levers... so, anyone want some levers? Come get 'em!

    Don't anticipate needing the spokes either, my rears are cable-tied together so they are not going to get bent if they come loose. Worst case I'll just need nipples, but haven't had any loose spokes so far. I tweaked a few, but I wouldn't say they were "loose".

    Filters seem easy to get, oil not so much, I've been buying Honda and Suzuki branded oil from dealerships.

    I have a K&N air filter so no worries about finding replacements. Checking and maybe cleaning in the next couple of weeks. The work better when they are a bit dirty, so may not give it a clean.

    Also bought an air compressor and the usual tire repair stuff, plus an 18" tube that can go in either tire in case of a rim dinged badly enough that the tire no longer holds air.

    Then there's a selection of nuts and bolts, electrical odds and ends, duct tape and baling wire - most of which is overkill. I've been on some seriously bad roads and NOTHING has rattled loose.

    Here's the trip report if you want more...

    http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5583.0

    Trevor
  5. GrahamD

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    Thanks XR Animal :thumb

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  6. ballheadknuckle

    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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    Nice vid.

    Do motorcycle riders in the US also have a habit of warning upcoming riders that they might run into police? In germany the oncoming riders often show you gesture to warn you that police is upcoming :)
  7. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Nice vid but jesus the stock exhaust sounds like shit. :umph :lol3
  8. creggur

    creggur There are no curves here.

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    Tapping the top of your helmet with your left hand. Though, don't expect to see it much, guys on sportbikes will warn you sometimes, but I've never seen a cruiser rider do it. And you simply won't see many adventure bikes running around (at least not in my neck of the woods)...
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    Yamaha replacement cover in carbon :deal
  10. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Or try this one in fiber-carbon ... looks great and covers complete my Akra
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    Cheers,
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    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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    Cruiser rides here do it also very rarely. Most of em have issues to reach the speed limit :D

    That looks nice, is it real carbon like the worldcrosser pieces or only carbon look? The price suggest that it is real carbon.

    Had anyone issues with the oem panniers with this part or a modified stock heatshield?
  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I wanted to add a volt meter as well as an accurate ambient temp gauge so I picked up a Show Chrome 5 function gauge at Amazon for $32 and a stainless steel bracket at the local home center. Used double-sided tape and a zip tie to attach the bracket to the column below the instruments, and velcro to attach the gauge to the bracket. Still have to trim the excess off the bracket but very pleased with the results.

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    The gauge isn't waterproof, but is pretty well protected from rain in this location. Have used them on several bikes with no long-term issues. http://www.amazon.com/Show-Chrome-D...=1361675041&sr=1-1&keywords=show+chrome+gauge
  13. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    +1 here in LA too. Every genre is really good about it minus the cruiser folks and the scooter people. The scoots may not even know what it means though....

  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    So you take your hand off the handlebar to tap your helmet? We're old fashioned here, we just flash our headlights. Works day or night... :wink:
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    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    +1 flash headlights.
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    think most people used to understand the flash in my part of australia
    get very little response to it now apart from every trucky who still seem to signal thanks
    even some bike riders seem oblivious now days
  17. Domromer

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    Corbin seat on Tenere? Is it much wider than stock? I went out yesterday and test rode a 1200gsa and a tenere. I found the Tenere's seat to be very narrow compared to the GSA.
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    Once they get caught they'll realize why you flashed your lights. :deal
  19. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Hi guys.. Have altrider bars on my S10 and have clearance problems. Altrider state that you can remove the side covers with them on.

    Well.... I can get the right hand side one off if I drape a towel over it as it drags across the inside of the bars. Without the towel it scratches the shit out of the paint on the cover.

    The left hand cover can simply not be removed without removing the lh bar. Makes lifting the tank to service the air cleaner a pain in the arse.

    Have contacted altrider a couple of times (last time a few days ago) using their website contact device re this issue.

    Absolutely no reply at all.


    I think I will get a local engineering works to make me a new set based on altrider a design but with more clearance.

    Will cost me a bomb.... but altrider obviously know they have a problem and are going to ground on this issue. Have a fellow S10 rider here in Oz with worse problems on his bars with virtually no clearance.

    Anybody else care to comment on their altrider experience?
  20. twinrider

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    Funny, I was just watching Altrider's vid on their bars in which they noted that the side panels can be removed with the bars installed. They are active on this forum, maybe posting in one of their threads would get a response. http://www.advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=22969225