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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  2. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Either ground off, fell off, or broke off.....


    I fixed mine by adding pivot pegs.....
  3. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Yes. It has to do with when typical boxes touch down. One box is usually further out than the other.

    Just another little design touch that people don't notice in reviews.
  4. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Must have fallen off. Wait... I did hit a deer on that side a few months back. I took a good shot to the foot and the bag was knocked back a few inches on that side. I bet it broke off then. Damn fragile bike:D.

    Oh well, good reason to get those new pegs I've been wanting. Pivot Pegs, eh?
  5. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Ah, so yours isn't there either on the right?
  6. 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...

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

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  8. 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?
  9. 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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  10. GrahamD

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    Just passing on what I read. Maybe it is just a happy coincidence it works for both. :D
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    Umm, excuse me Mister Pot........

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  12. 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
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    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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    Yup, when they're bad they're still good and when they're good they're really.......
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  15. 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.
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    Yeah, but that XR1200 is still pretty bad ass....
  17. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    This. ^^^


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