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. ssmv650

    ssmv650 Adventurer

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    So I owned a Super tenere for 3 months and sold it. I could not deal with the vibrations. However I have never forgotten how well it rode. So now 2 years later I am asking. What are the real results? Do the bike some how smooth out? Are there people who could not stand the bikes vibrations that found a way to live with it?

    new anti vibe bars?
    Does it get better at what mark?

    Thanks for any advice. I just still think I need this bike but had a very vibey one the first time.

    Thanks
    Andrew
  2. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I have 3 questions for all you clever sods out there:

    1) What does version 2 of the ECUnleashed flash do and is it worth it, and Can I (having had it done in the UK) get it done for free in the US ?
    2) Where do you guys (Americans) get your Heidenau tires from ?
    3) How are babies made ?
  3. Ozz

    Ozz Been here awhile

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    Are you talking about the S10 or my KLR? :lol3:lol3:lol3
  4. Goldie05

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    Can't be the KLR, I'm sure when the KLR came out ABS or UBS hadn't been invented yet :lol3
  5. Ozz

    Ozz Been here awhile

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    What's this about a gathering in Ouray? Can someone give me link or point me in the right direction?
  6. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    If the problem still exist with the vibes I will sell it since I love riding too much but need the right bike for it.
    I had similar problems with my R1 but was more acceptable since you lean forward and it is a sport bike not a touring bike it did smooth out a lot after heavy bar end weights and especially tuning the engine. I always though touring bikes should be comfortable for the long haul. I went across Australia and back with my DL650 but can not even consider ride any further than 1 hour at the moment with the XT.
    I got foam grips and I certainly do not grip the handlebar too hard.
    Might try the ECU flash but only as a last resort, any idea how much that would be in Australia or maybe best to get it done in Europe or USA?.
    Also throttle body balance is said to help which will be done at my first service shortly. The bike only got 600 k`s on the clock so I guess it can only get smoother.
    Could have a tendency to arthritis maybe that why it is this bad, might need 6-cyl Gold Wing, that one should be smooth as.....
    Maybe the companies that manufacture vehicles will not perfect ones since then there would be no reason to "upgrade" down the track, they certainly keep the aftermarket business happy!
    As said earlier this is a beautiful bike in most regards and I think Yamaha have made a good effort. I removed the screen, did order my heavy bar end weights, got a really good gear rack instead of the plastic standard one. I intend to make this bike the best I owned during my 30 years of riding, hopefully there will be success otherwise I might go back to a DL650 again.
  7. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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  8. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    They do get smother until the 6000Km point, assuming you can last that long. Just a bit of info, all the test bikes I rode before buying had at least 1500Km on them. Mine had about 6000Km. So I don't know personally what a brand spanker feels like.
    Do get everything looked at regards throttle sync etc goes. It will help anyway and do try and get a ride on a well set up older one. That will give you a good indication as to where you will end up. There would be little use battling through 6000Km if you ended up not being able to cope anyway.

    Hope it works out. As far a big twins go it's good but it's not every ones cup of tea necessarily.

    And AFAIK the ECU unleashed flash is available in OZ.

    Are your mirrors clear or blurred when riding?
  9. delta8x

    delta8x Been here awhile

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  10. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    Mine has just over 7000 miles on it and I can't tell $0.02 worth of difference over what it was new. It didn't vibrate new and still doesn't. I don't know if different Teneres may have vibration issues possibly, but glad mine isn't one of them, or I'm just too dumb to notice vibration as I've ridden a lot of miles on 30 or 40 yr old motorcycles 30 or 40yrs ago and some of them would vibrate enough to remember actually quite vividly even now and appreciate how far we've gone in 30 or 40yrs thankfully. But then the horrible wind turbulence of the stock shield, the terrible seat, the ungodly heat of the left radiator are also faults that my bike doesn't have or I'm too dumb to notice. Probably I'm just too dumb I spose.:D
  11. TH

    TH There and Here

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    There are several sources for Heideau tires in the US.

    Twisted Throttle / Revzilla / RideonADV to name just three.

    How are babies made? Wow, you have kids don't ya? :viking
  12. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Umm, it sure can, the maple flavored stuff is the bomb, and when you have it with some nicely fried eggs, pancakes and syrup, it is totally awesome!

    Makes me want to have some bacon with my dinner!
  13. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    I love the Tenere and bacon !! :D
  14. Adelphos

    Adelphos Been here awhile

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    Weird, I would love a Ténéré and bacon disgusts me more than passing fads haha guess I'm not man enough :D
  15. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Jaxon,

    If I order tomorrow, do you think a sidestand foot can make it to San Antone by Friday or Saturday?


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  16. GrahamD

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    Ron, I am sure all these major faults only started showing up in Merka. Before the release in Merka even the spokes stayed in place. So I donlt know about the vibe thing. Like I said it's not as bad as a few other big twins I have tried.
  17. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    That's another one. The side stand foot sux. :deal :lol3

    I am glad my switch gear is still working though. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=884688
  18. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    This bike sucks!!! Why did I buy the damn thing?!? :lol3 :rofl :lol3

    Cancel the sidestand foot, Jax...I'm ordering my LC Beemer, tomorrow! :deal :lol3


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  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    See if you can arrange a Group Buy on the Beemer.
  20. WestVirginia

    WestVirginia Well spoke'n

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    A dealer in Romney, WV has a customer who has 77,000 miles on his Tenere. Was wondering if anyone can beat that?

    For the record, I believe I am going with Power Commander V with a before/after check on my local dyno. 3 hours at $80 USD per hour.

    I don't know what the ECU re-flash does. I went to their website but it says nothing about bacon.

    Forgot to add, the dyno shop says I need at least 500 miles on the bike before they will do a dyno tune with the PCV.