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. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Oh Pluric...

    :lol3

    I spent more money this week at Altrider... I'm addicted to farkling! Thursday and Friday more goodies arrive.
  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Pass on it. Vulnerable rear sump mount. Supports crush easy. Pretty flimsy. Replaced my OEM
    alloy bash plate with an Altrider. Better mounting system. Still can bend it up without too much effort.
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Usually a quick google search will weed out the information you're looking for.
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    More like the worst of both worlds.:deal
  5. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It's kinda sad. I can almost remember when getting laid was something to look forward to.
    Thank heaven for the after market!:D
  6. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    If you are looking for a stone deflector, it works fine. And it doesn't need to be removed for oil changes so it's quite convenient.

    If you want something that can take hard hits, look for one that mounts to the frame instead of the sump.
  7. dl20man

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    "It's a 3 amp. Most are replacing it with a 10 amp to run inflaters."

    Pluric I take it there are no problems with overloading the wiring with doing this. A local auto electrician in Aus I spoke to was a bit wary of this solution.
  8. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I kinda agree with you and I'm just a nail pound'r not an electrician or a mechanic.

    If your popping the fuse because of something you are running you could set up another socket direct wired to the battery with a larger fuse for heavier loads. The original socket would still be handy for phone chargers or gps units.
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I popped mine and put the 10 amp in. Mostly just run a USB for the ipod in it.
    I've not heard of anyone who fried any wires running a 10 amp.

    I did run a heavy duty wire with a BMW style plug direct off the battery for charging
    and to run an inflater.

    [​IMG]
  10. Kelvininin

    Kelvininin Been here awhile

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    You can do what I did...

    I removed the Cig lighter all together but use that pig tale to power my GPS. In its place I installed an SAE Bulkhead fitting, that's a fused connection directly to the battery.

    This gives me a place to plug in the tender, or my compressor, I fused it to 15 amps.

    [​IMG]
  11. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    All this can be done in the rain? or does DC not have issues with water like AC?
  12. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    The voltage is so low that water does not cause a problem. Besides, aside from the coils, the whole bike runs on 12v. The only problem with all of these is corrosion so make sure you use some silicon or similar.
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  14. sail2xxs

    sail2xxs Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know how to bypass the sidestand switch? After 76k miles, mine is getting a bit wonky (throwing error code 19). The problem is intermittent.

    Thanks,

    Chris
  15. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Not sure about this bike, but all of my other bikes you just short the two wires going to the switch together.
  16. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    Of course the impressive part is the 76,000 miles.........
  17. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Especially since he hasn't had the bike 2 years...
  18. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I would say he's earned that IBA number. I thought I was doing good racking up 12k in 10 months:cry.
  19. Wolf714

    Wolf714 n00b

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    Post #1 for me. I have been lurking for a while but had to register after reading Pluric's post. Absolutely hilarious. :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Well it's nice to know you find humor in others misery.:wink:

    Welcome to the site officially.