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. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Ah, so yours isn't there either on the right?
  2. GrahamD

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    That is correct. Back in the dark ages some time an engineer at a launch was reported, believe it or not, as saying that a typical box will protrude further on the left than the right. So thay put a little feeler in there asuming that a typical owner may want to know when you are about to touch down the expensive panniers.

    Look at 3:55 in this video...

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cFfU1bnnwu8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    That is the way they come from the factory.
  3. GrahamD

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  4. Ozz

    Ozz Been here awhile

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    I checked mine after reading this and same here...there is a feeler on the left peg but nothing on the right. There is, however, an empty threaded hole. Is it possible that it fell off?
  5. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Actually, I think it has nothing whatsoever to do with any boxes or side cases...

    It has to do with the centerstand, and you can readily check this yourself. The centerstand won't touch down while cornering before the footpeg on the right side, so it gets no curb-feeler button. However, on the left side the if the curb-feeler button wasn't mounted to the footpeg the centerstand arm would touch down while cornering long before the footpeg, meaning you would get no warning before the centerstand levered your rear wheel off the ground and sent you crashing off into the bushes. With the curb-feeler button the left-peg touches down before the centerstand, giving you a warning that hard parts will hit soon that can cause a crash.

    You can easily see it yourself by simply leaning your S-10 over each way in the driveway.

    Just FYI...

    Dallara



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  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Just passing on what I read. Maybe it is just a happy coincidence it works for both. :D
  7. pluric

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  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Just looked at mine and there is a feeler on the left peg, nothing on the right.:dunno
  9. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I knew that was coming... :lol3

    There I was, moving outta' my old shop and having to haul bikes, and thought an XR1200 on a trailer with a Ducati Desmosedici would make for some cool pictures! However, I don't think my Super Tenere has ever been on a trailer of any kind... :clap

    I still wish I had bought stock in some trailer companies!

    Dallara



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  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yup, when they're bad they're still good and when they're good they're really.......
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  11. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    Peg feeler or whatever the heck it is, is only fitted to the left peg, nothing on the right, so no it has not fallen off, just was never there from the factory.
  12. Wayward Sun

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    Yeah, but that XR1200 is still pretty bad ass....
  13. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    This. ^^^


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  14. hayfarmer

    hayfarmer Been here awhile

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    RonKZ is right . They dont have a peg feeler on the right side, so you have to watch out for your pannier overhang.,,,,,,,good idea to check this at home with a mate to help tip the bike and check. :lol3

    Brian
  15. TH

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    Ouch on the wreck... That was MIkef500, I found some postings from him confirming this. Per his postings:

    1) Bike is "Obliterated"
    2) He is OK, gear saved him

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21305691&postcount=59037
  16. jaumev

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    Ouch!! I saw the pics, poor bike... glad Mike is ok.
  17. pluric

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  18. RideAbout

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    Glad he walked away virtually unscathed!

    That crash guard system hanging low and wide looks to be the culprit.... shower of sparks from those well before the panniers started to drag.
  19. Mikef5000

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    The animation is more entertaining:

    http://s267.photobucket.com/user/Mikef5000/media/CrashGIF.gif.html

    Here's the scoop:

    (OEM only put a peg feeler on the left, because the center stand will drag earlier on the left)

    Before this Monday's Dragon trip, I hadn't ridden twisties with my newly added Rumbux and Panniers. Full disclosure, the peg did touch first, but the hard parts followed quickly... like very quickly... as in, if you've got a Rumbux and you're dragging a peg you are a tiny fraction of an inch away from a lowside.

    Learn from my mistake, don't drag pegs with a Rumbux!

    I blamed the panniers at first, and I do think they dragged at almost the same time, but further inspection of the pictures, and looking at the non-crashing hard-leaning pictures from Killboy, show the Rumbux as the ultimate culprit.

    For riding off road, I'll maintain that the Rumbux is the best of the best. But if you ride hard on road as well, the decreased available lean angle is good information to have.

    I will say that where the last picture ends was the extent of my fall (without a scratch or bruise), but only the beginning for the bike. It continued tumbling as it rolled about 200 feet down the mountain. Getting it back up was a challenge, but we managed. The dealership quit doing a repair estimate when they passed the $16,000 mark.

    I pulled my luggage, got a rental car, and headed the 400 miles home.

    All things considered, everything's gone great; from the towing, to the dealership, to insurance.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to replace it right away, but I do foresee getting another S10. The new KTM Adventure 1190 looks very nice, but it also looks pricey, and it's got a stupid chain, and the old KTM Adventure 990 can be had as new-old-stock locally for extremely reasonable prices, but the maintenance/chains/tubes all scare me a bit.
  20. japako

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    Mike, glad you made it out ok.:clap You can always buy another bike, but broken bones are tough to deal with..