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. lewi

    lewi dreamer

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    "Soon" I'm in for a new bike.
    I ride the XT660Z at the moment and always wanted to buy the S10, but now with the release of KTM's 1190 Adventure (R) I'm having doubts bout which one to get!! dilemma!!
  2. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Can't help with your dilemma, but Rumbux will be offering a 3-Part Crashbar/Skid Plate system for the 1190 Adventure in the near future. You could be covered either way.:evil
  3. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    ktm = big $ to buy, big maintenance, big $ for parts

    yamaha = small dollars to buy, no maintenance, get parts anywhere... cheap
  4. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene

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    Drive shaft (double sided swing arm too) is the key. This is my first bike with one and for big tours, including paved, unpaved, chip-sealed, etc. roads, it's awesome. Plus reliable - FJR proven! Traction control works incredibly well as do the ABS brakes. Such a solid bike - weight is carried well - makes for great fun in so many conditions not the least being twisties. And great farkle opps - my priorities were bars (and risers), exhaust and pegs. If you're riding an XT660 now, this makes perfect sense if you're looking to go longer (and faster) in more comfort - with something you know about - peace of mind.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. NicolasR

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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
  9. 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 ________.
  10. Offcamber

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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
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  13. TH

    TH There and Here

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

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Thanks, guess this bike has a little bit of a learning curve.
  15. 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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  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  17. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Hows your mobility these days ??
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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