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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    I made mine for nothing and it's not hard if you can cut plastic and make 2 bends in it.

    Flat piece of plastic, bent into a Z-shape. The forward downflange fits between the instrument pod and the mount. The pod is mounted with (I think) 3 sheetmetal-type screws so the downflange needs to have holes for the mounts and the electrical connector.
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  2. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Muffintop Industries is a small shop in South Dakota with great prices and the boxes are brick outhouse tough. You can get as small or big as you want if you don't like his stock offerings.
    http://muffintopindustries.com/

    I mounted mine on SW-Motech detacheable racks with fender washers and fiber lock nuts.
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  3. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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  4. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    I've got a Touratech cradle and a 478 so I really need that bar to mount it to.
  5. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    here's a picture of the rear end of mine. These are different sized Micatech bags, and a Trax top box. The panniers are sized so that the bike is equal width out from each side. The left pannier is 8.5" wide, the right pannier is 10.5" wide, and all mounted up, the bike is just under 40" wide.

    btw, The Micatechs are very well built, and clearly a heavier grade of aluminum than the Trax bags I have on my WeeStrom. That having been said, I love the Trax bags. I'm still getting used to the Micatechs, but so far, I'm favorably impressed....
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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I went the KLR approach. Two pieces of angle with the rod welded betweeen them.
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  7. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Good to hear from yet another satisfied rider... but 'under sprung' after adding 200lb self and wife. Haha! Tell me you're kidding. :p


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  8. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    I picked up an MSR mount on the cheap that basically sits in the same place. I really want to put it up over the gages, though. This'll do for the time being.

  9. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Hey California,

    You are right, you got a Japako farkled bike. It was meticulously thought out.
    But I don't think the seller, my friend, was a 2-up guy. So the suspension wasn't nearly as inadequate for him.

    I too do a healthy amount of 2-up. (loaded like a pack mule) She was "fair" at first, with brand new suspenders. But with 24K on the clock, she is squatting bad now, regardless of preload.

    But, since you got a great $$$$ deal for your Tenere, you should feel much better about throwing a few bucks at the ONLY thing left to do to yours.

    A nice new rear shock, and at least a set of single rate springs for the forks.

    Glad to hear you realize what you got.
  10. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    It's like christmas around here, parts are starting to show up.
    New K60's, Altrider crash bars, side stand foot, heated grips, fender extender.
    I still have a set of Jesse bags and a madstad bracket on order..

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  11. sunquest

    sunquest Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the input it really helps and is appreciated TraX 37-liter with 45 on right looks like the ticket now for the best price.
    fredz43 your crash bars? BRAND?
    Thanks to all great help:ear D.C.
  12. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Those are SW Motec crash bars.
  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    They are pretty much the same coin and width for the 37/45 combo, really boils down to personal preference and I just like the tight azz look of the Holan 38s. At 35" wide, it makes it that much easier to weave around cars like I have to do sometimes in bad traffic jams.

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  14. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    I'm glad to hear you really like the bike. I'm sure you will have a great time riding the old girl.
    About the wobble, I had that pop up when I was riding in MO and after I lowered the psi the wobbles went away. I had it around 32 psi.

    With you and your wife, plus a good load, I'm sure the things have changed. You might need to reset the suspenders to suit the load.
    Be sure to reset the sag.
    As mentioned already, I would change the spring rate in the front and rear. I never road two up, so these problems never came up.
    Jim
  15. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Just as a heads up. It's open season for large slow moving blue vehicles in the States right now.
    I believe there is even a bounty for Brit flags.

    Ride safe!
  17. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    :deal:rofl:rofl
  18. sunquest

    sunquest Adventurer

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    Holan look great but I dont think we can still get them
    Globescout Only available for BMW ? ARRRRG:baldy thus Trax I think and need to detach nightly
  19. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    You can buy from the US vendor, Jason of advmotorrad (check the vendor forum), very nice guy. Or order directly from holan.pl. Aleksandra is very quick to respond to email.

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  20. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Thanks, I've, got that one covered, I'm riding in stealth mode :huh