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. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    The one given on the internet is how everyone is an authority on everything.:rolleyes:csm

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    (before anyone gets it wrong Walrus is a fellow Utard and shit flipping is the norm over in Utardia no harm no foul:D)
  2. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Since the KTM pictured above has a tubed tire and was likely still holding air, I can only assume it was stopped due to a bad fuel pump or water pump or mysterious electrical gremlin, etc...
  3. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    And that tire is still holding air.......thanks to the tubed design......like a real dirt bike....:csm
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Now Anti, let's not get all smug about our Teneres. What about that off idle hiccup and the
    optimistic speedo??? The shame of it all.
  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Lost count of the amount of flats on the last event I went on. None had anything to do with rims, just everything else :lol3..
    No flats on the tubeless until rims were bent.

    I assume now that a tubed tubeless design would be the go. :scratch
  6. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    I'm sure it was a photo op.......:1drink

    Rather than a real stoppage 400 miles south of the border......:jose:kbasa:pope

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  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Aww you know me, I would have just used the rear wheel to get out of there.:wink::D

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  8. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    OK, you can have the last word now.....:wink:
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  10. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Just kidding.......:poser

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    now, get back to work.....

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  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Oh sure, it's all fun and rib poking until someone plays the 'Sand Card'.:ddog


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  12. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    Gotta admit, that was a good one. :rofl
  13. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Hey, What TC should I use as a constant? I thought TC 2 was less aggressive then 1.
    but it sucks to always have to set it to 2. For regular riding (highway, city etc) what do you use?

    Basically can someone give me a list of TC and what environment and when we should use them such as downpour to light rain. mud etc.

    1. Mud
    2. Snow
    3. Rain heavy
    4. light rain
    5. tarmac dry
    6. gravel

    mucho appreciated.

    Boulder
  14. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    Super tenere, lady at dmv needs engine stamp. I found the frame stamp.

    Where is it hiding?
  15. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    Ok found it.
  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Personally I like it off all the time. TC II is more fun off road if you like the
    back end to play a little. TC I kills the fun and is really bad when you want
    power on a loose hill or dare I say sand!?
  17. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I really need to use more smilies. People think I' always being serious.

    I'm heading on a trip in a few weeks with a guy on a KTM 990. I know he'll have a tube I can use should I bend a rim. What should I take to back him up?

    Think this will do it?

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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    He will probably already have his own.... just in case.

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    They are getting hard to find. Between the Orange and Chrome crowd most
    trailers have been sold.
  19. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Pluric has this weird thing about rim jobs.......:eek1
  20. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Pluric's right...

    If I had just been smart enough to buy stock in trailer companies just before the big HD boom, recent KTM sales increases, and before all the BMW final drive explosions I'd be a rich, rich man now.

    I hear trailers trade like gold at Sturgis, Daytona Speedweeks, and at any BMW rally... :lol3

    Dallara



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