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. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    Oh, does this bring back TERRIBLE memories of my GS12. :eek1:eek1:eek1I'm convinced the real German engineers ended up in Siberia after WW2. My Tenere has WAAY too much hi tekkie stuff on it to suit me but unlike my GS,the Yamaha works.
  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Nah, you gotta leave some room for Karen's shopping. :deal My wife likes to antique, here's my Tiger in Oregon, we live in Canada. :lol3

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  3. Space Traveler

    Space Traveler explorer

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    I just order a full Gerbing's outfit... and reading your post, I just want to confirm if we can simply connect the Gerbing's cable to the battery.
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I wondered where all our old shit went.
  5. William42

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    I can't imagine why you would need a stronger shock. I would think you would need two of them. :D

    Wallace is looking good Ray. :thumb
  6. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    I hope the USA ride goes fantastic for Ray and I'm sure much plans have gone into it, but just to be sure, you are not riding up to Northern Alaska before mid June I hope?
  7. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I would like to say you are wrong bit I can't. Aside from a couple of fillings to fit the bags there is nothing loaded onto the bike yet :muutt and I haven't started with Karen's shoes yet :fpalm


    I did not know this before I spoke to the owner of the UK arm of Gerbings but there are differences in the controls supplied to UK and USA bikes.
    Along with the jacket comes (here anyway) a direct battery lead which on its own is useless as the jacket gets too hot and it means pulling the plug in and out to control the temperature. On top of this, if the supplied leads are the same, they are not long enough to reach the rear passenger seat as the Yamaha, unlike most bikes, has the battery beside the engine. On mine I have a direct connection to the controller for me and via the fuse box for Karen.
    HTH.


    :ddog

    I have 2 excuses. 1) I am old and 2) I am fat. :gerg There's no need to rub it in. :wink:


    Thanks, it is around about then. I previously asked advice from the NA inmates and as such we are going to Florida first to use up some of the calender.
  8. jaumev

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    I would like to be retired like you Ray... I envy you!! :clap :clap
  9. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    We're equal then. I envy your bike. :freaky
  10. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    Old Git, I'm shure jaumev is willing to exchange is bike for your retirement:evil, after is tornée around Morocco, of course:clap:lol3.

    I'm also trying to take my S10 to Toronto, and from there ride to Ouray, for the gathering, but I only have 2 weeks:cry will see.

    Any suggestions:ear?? Insurance ? ( the bike transport is no problem )
    Any help will be appreciated :freaky
  11. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Well if I didn't mention it plurc surely would. Just think of me as a pluric understudy. I will take the cheapest of shots. :D
  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You have to jump in on that, I would be a hypocrite to go there.

    On second thought, I'm not as old and maybe not as fat.:wink:
  13. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    No doubt!!! I have a nice bike but I would prefer more time to ride....
  14. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Yes I do...

    Try http://www.motorcycleexpress.com They will provide cover for the US and Canada.

    My quotes were $482 for full cover, bike valued at $15000, and $294 for third party. Both for 6 months duration.
  15. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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  16. Kenbike

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    It may be in last place but at least it starts every time I go for a ride and the dealers don't screw you to death. They never factor in reliability in thier test.
  17. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    Thank you. Those are the same guys that I found.
    Is there any thread, where you explain all the steps you had taken?
    You are crossing a lot of states in U.S.A. ! Are there big diferences on the documents that you need ?
  18. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Hope this helps.
  19. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    It did, thanks again.
    I will try to find some more informations, about that " EPA " , before I bother you.:freaky
  20. Coastalcop

    Coastalcop Been here awhile

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    Get a Intl Drivers License prior to arriving, here is usually handled by AAA.

    Your License, proof of insurance and in some states registration are all that are gonig to be asked of you by state/local law enforcement.

    In most cases just being a friendly foreigner will be enough to get you out of most minor infractions. make sure you are reading MPH vis KPH .

    At a guess, if johhny law puts you on the curb, its probably going to be to talk about your trip/bike.