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. hANNAbONE

    hANNAbONE Been here awhile

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    Good On Ya, JOE.!!!

    Congrat's being back on 2-wheels..!!
  2. hANNAbONE

    hANNAbONE Been here awhile

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    Thanks 20v : ya beat me to it. B^)
  3. William42

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    Outstanding. Very happy for you.
  4. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    I think that bike is beautiful.

    I can't afford one, and have a prejudice against Euro bikes. But, if I did have spare cash sittin' around, I can't guarantee that I wouldn't put my prejudice aside, for long enough to try it out for a few months.



    Understatement of the decade...



    Amen...

    ...and that horrible off-idle dip that is so obvious when you ride it (and in all the dyno charts that have been posted).


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  5. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    I figure it is a troll.
  6. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    This. I'm not gonna bite:nah.
  7. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    We can definetely see it :D
    Congrats and glad you back on the road :freaky
  8. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Maybe he's just not punch-drunk off the Blue koolaid, and wanted to initiate some positive discourse. :dunno


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  9. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    My clutch fuse fix cost maybe .50 cents.

    Pete
  10. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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  11. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Geology Rocks.....YOU rock!

    As for the new water-boxer.........Drop dead gorgeous bike.
    It calls to me. It promises to be the one.

    Then I look out my window and see the one that actually has delivered. It has that wasp-eyes-face and it says with the upmost confidence, "promises promises".

    It pizzes me off that the wasp is right. No good reason for it.
  12. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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  13. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Brilliant bike. It's been out just over a week and has only had 3 recalls. Handles great if you are partial to tank slappers. Looks can be deceptive.
  14. ereneT

    ereneT Been here awhile

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    No problem, I've also sent you a PM with more info then you probably need. Don't forget to sign in for the Ouray Super Tenere gathering in June. :deal
  15. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Have you got a link for that ?

    I may be able to get there.
  16. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I believe the BMW is manufactured from surplus Yamaha mufflers:D
  17. lewi

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    Hey Joe, I'm so happy for you my friend!
    I should planning my trip back to Denver so we can ride some together!! or you come over here in europe and explore some old countries! ^^

    :clap:clap:clap
  18. GrahamD

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    I think YAMAHA was overcautious with the first three gear but since that's a 50c fix I don't care.

    Secondly as I have always said YAMAHA cold have come out with a high HP high compression motor but that would put a few spanners in the works for me.

    But for those that only use bikes on road or soft road, the way these things are set up now, and that includes Tiger Ex, Versys and I assume the new DL1000 etc it works well I suppose.

    If that is the way things are going I am sure YAMAHA could do a triple or a big power twin with lot's of maps,

    We'll see how it goes. I am sure they have one of each back at lab right now.

    As a first release I am sure YAMAHA wanted a bike that was bullet proof and could travel around the world with few issues. It's just that not many people do that.

    So it may be a good time for YAMAHA to release a TRX1200 or a lighter more fragile XT1200.
  19. dickensheets

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    My tenere seems to be wearing the rear brake quite quickly. At 20k miles it is mostly consumed. It has not been ridden hard.

    I would like to know if it is possible to grind this rotor like with a car.

    If not how much money is a new rear rotor?

    Thanks.
  20. ereneT

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