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. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Try to take more than one test ride. If possible, do it on a used one, especially if it has the clutch switch mod.

    If the test bike that I rode 3rd had been the first, I would not be a Tenere owner. They are stiff and sluggish till about 1200-1500 miles. Some need a throttle body sync to get past the EPA settings and it can be a big change. Plus, the way that demo bike was set up was horrible.

    Windshield replacement is almost normal for any bike, including the two Stroms that we've had.

    The one needing the throttle body sync had a vibe, mine not so much, and it got better with the sync also.

    How much crawling and clutch slipping do you do? If you are off road in the rocks that much is one thing. Traffic is not an issue.

    I refill at 200 miles normally, have stretched it to 240, and others report about the same. Obviously, this is more a function of your right wrist and we have folks who can go thru the tank at 32 mpg.

    It usre can and be a heck of a lot of fun doing so!
  2. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    35000 miles. check the valves, still in spec :D
  3. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    EXCELLENT :D Kinda amazing that with all the advancements in modern engineering that a motor can run that long without NEEDING valve adjustments.

    Yes, this is a poke at BMW. :evil Had one. Won’t do that mistake again.
    GO YAMAHA! Lovin my Tenere :clap:lol3:clap
  4. RoverDan

    RoverDan Adventurer

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    Howdy to all. I've put 5000 miles on my S10, and couldn't be happier with my choice in bikes. The first trip was a 6.5 hour trip trip to DC and back...middle of summer, all I95, and half of it in the pouring rain. The bike was comfortable, confident, and powerful.

    A few weeks later I rode 4 hours, one way, for a two day camping/riding trip. I overpacked the bike on purpose. I carried enough for a multi week ride. The S10 did great loaded at more than highway speed, and once at camp, tore the forest roads, jeep trails, and single track up! All stock.

    I have used my S10 as my primary mode of trans all winter. Some cold days, but with the factory heated grips, larger windscreen, and side screens, I have been comfortable.

    I will overtime purchase more aggressive tires, and will upgrade to a better bash plate. Other than that, my S10 will remain factory/stock.

    Huge fan here. Glad I picked the bike. [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    The water boxer is shim under bucket, is it not? "Reel him in, tighten the drag...OK, slip that net underneath."



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  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Just wait....Shaft drives were once considered reliable and trouble free as well..

    Which company changed that perception again? :ear

    "BMW..changing people perceptions for 30 years." :lol3
  7. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    Greetings all,

    Just got a used Tenere. Needs tires. This is my first shaft drive. Can someone explain how to remove rear wheel and reinstall it. Owners manual doesn't say much or am I just not seeing it.

    Thanks Ryan Dickensheets in Colorado.
  8. ereneT

    ereneT Been here awhile

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    Some info here http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5275.0
  9. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Good to see you back on the bike :thumb
  10. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Well done. Take it easy, but well done.

    You only appreciate what you have when it is taken away from you.

    And it's that much sweeter when you get it back. :clap:clap
  11. thebrown

    thebrown likes beer

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    well done...
    .... respect
  12. BHumW

    BHumW so many roads...

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    Ditto! +1
  13. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Geology Rocks- It's awesome to see a picture of that bike in motion again! Well done!
  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride. Real gem of a motor. Revs quick and pulls very hard, with enough low end torque that it will drive out of a very slow corner in 3rd gear without complaint. Power output is much greater than the S10. Obviously Yamaha's 1200cc liquid cooled twin could have been tuned to a much high spec and the power tamed with different driving modes, it's a real shame that Yamaha didn't do more in this respect. The GS sounds fantastic with a deep, throaty tone. I don't know how BMW manages to get that loud of an exhaust approved, but Yamaha goes with a muffler that sounds like a garbage disposal.

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  15. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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  16. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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    :huh Interesting cause I rode the new GS for about the same time and sorry but the S10 beats it hands down. Ok it is quicker, has cruise and lighter but it stops there. It would be nice if the S10 was bit lighter had cruise and tweaked the engine a bit but for the money you can not beat the S10.
  17. clint64

    clint64 Been here awhile

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    Excellent News Geology Rocks.:clap
  18. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    Best News Of The Day! Excellent :D:D:D:clap:clap:clap
  19. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Yeah, I agree the S10 is good bang for the buck but for the same money Yamaha could have tuned the motor a bit better. At the very least done away with the tuning that created a $450 surcharge to get rid of the 1-3 gear restrictions. The GS pulls like a beast in both road and dynamic modes right off the showroom floor.
  20. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    And this is posted in the Yamaha Super Tenere thread because why? :huh