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 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    And how nice is that unified braking?? Does BMW even have that yet?
  2. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    I pretty much agree with the price and maintenance cost comparision. However, if you do a A LOT of knarley, off road riding and have the money to accomplish all of the maintenance on the KTM then that should be your ride of choice.
  3. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Cutting?! No thanks! There's usually a point where I cut in the wrong place and the fun goes away really quickly. :lol3:freaky
  4. NicolasR

    NicolasR Adventurer

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    My S10 has 11 000 kilometers now. When it had about 3000 km, after a ride, a couple of drops of oil appeared in the bottom of the pumpkin. It was definitely oil because of the smell.
    When it had around 8000 km, after a 3500 km ride around my country, some drops appeared in the bottom of the pumpkin again. Nothing to worry about. Both times I just cleaned the pumpkin and with a pressure washer cleaned the gap between the back of the casing and the hub. Both times it worked. I assumed it was some grit in the central retainer.

    Now, however, cleaning and washing with pressure don't seem to work. Now it drips to the floor and the leak has become bigger and unstoppable ( As a GS!!!). I cheked the oil level and it is always fine. I changed the drive oil last time when it has 5000 Km. Always using mobil 1 synth drive oil.
    I have not taken the rear wheel off ever, but I wonder if the final drive has a retainer in the center of the casing where the axle crosses. It is definitely coming from there and not from the assembly with the shaft as other have shown.

    I need your help. It is driving me nuts!!!! I am kind of paranoid with leaks. You know ex beemer owner!!!!

    Thanks a lot,

    Nicolas
  5. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Originally Posted by bouldertag When and if i get this tenere i will show you me doing a table top jump on it. I did it with my 640 adventure 410 pounds so i will try it with this if i get it...


    Oh! Sh$%^!!

    Note to self, GrahamD will never forget a post....

    I think I forgot to add I was trying to be funny. Well I guess I need to get to the gym and start prepping for my ultimate ________.
  6. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    It was 55F and sunny yesterday...even though my Driveway was a complete mud pit. I took the Tenere out for its first ride...only 10 miles as it was late in the day and I was exhausted from along trip. What smile I had on my face :D

    Trying to get up my driveway (steep hill with wet gravel/mud) the traction control kept kicking in and and stalling the bike. Or I just haven't gotten use to it or something, Had to kick it to TC2 to allow me enough throttle to go up the hill. I was being overly cautions....didn't want to dump the bike first time out.

    Very happy with the bike :freaky
  7. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Sounds like the oil seal between the final drive and rear wheel has failed. Shouldn't be too hard to fix. Go easy with the pressure washer in the future, normal hose pressure should be enough to clean anything on a bike.
  8. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    You did the right thing. TC1 will stall you in a steep climb on dirt. I almost never run TC1 unless I'm on slick, wet tarmac. Besides, TC2 allows the rear end to kick out for corners, which is a hoot on a bike this size. :D


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  9. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Likewise, TC1 can cause you to stall out on washboard roads!
  10. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Thanks, guess this bike has a little bit of a learning curve.
  11. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    I've scrolled through the photo thread, but might have missed it.

    Does anyone have a photo handy, of their RideOnADV sidestand foot mounted to their ride? :ear


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  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  13. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Hows your mobility these days ??
  14. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Brilliant.

    It will be a long while yet though, possibly June/July before we get there. We do not fly till 10th April and we have New York > Toronto > Miami > Chicago > Alaska and Vancouver to fit in first :D. (In that order !).

    Oh, and I have to pop in to Salt Lake and see Pluric and explain to him what is meant by the term 'politically correct'.:wink:
    Not that I want him to use it, just to keep him out of forum jail. :freaky
  15. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    While you're in Utah, Pluric wants you to weld a swing and a reclining chair onto his bike. He's a bit jealous of your ride. :beer:

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  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Hopefully by then you will be ready to get off that thng and want to get wet.:D
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yah, who wouldn't want an exo-skeleton on their bike?
  18. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Since this bike is built based on the FJR, does that mean we use the same Final drive oil as the FJR? It is triple the cost then the regular Yamalube final drive oil.

    I was at the Yamaha dealer and the front desk person in parts thought I should use the FJR final drive. But I had him ask the Mechanic in back and the mechanic told him to use the regular Yamalube final drive not the FJR type.

    I bought the regular but now I am worried a little if that is correct. Yes we all were looking at the manual and the regular meets all the specs. But I want to make sure. My pockets aren't that deep to support a final drive blow up or problem.

    Can someone let me know what one is the right one to use?

    Thanks,

    Brent
  19. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Hi Brent ... I always use the regular Yamalube Lubricant FRICTION MODIFIED SHAFT DRIVE GEAR OIL, SAE 80W-90, API SERVICE GL-4, GL-5 and change it every time I change engine oil.
    Cheers,
    Roberto
  20. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Great Roberto thanks!

    That is the one I got. Whew!!

    Much appreciated!!