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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    I've got one with a small flat spot if you really need one. If not Woody's does a full replacement
    with a DID rim sealed for tubeless use for about $750. They straighten them for about $150.

    Don't ask how I know.:D
  2. Vbird

    Vbird In Room 237

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    Thanks for the offer, but mine is not bent, just beveled from the broken spoke whipping around. Yamaha (after some arm twisting) agreed to replace it but not the swing arm which I'm fine with as long as it's covered.

    The first week, they had to wait on a rep from Yamaha to look at it- because "this never happens".

    Going to pick it up later this week whether it's fixed or not.

    If I knew it was going to take this long to get a spoke fixed, I'd bought the MS.:lol3
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    When I lost a nipple I had to buy a full spoke set to replace it. I was lucky and
    only bent the spoke while rolling the bike backward. The first wheel bend I asked the dealer
    If Yamaha would help at all. Wishful thinking.
  4. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    First this, then your computer gets a virus...what kinda' kinky shit are you into, Pluric?


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  5. cosmic

    cosmic Been here awhile

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    Never happens - yeah right. I've got new one too, including spokes.


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  6. GrahamD

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  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  8. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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  9. WestVirginia

    WestVirginia Well spoke'n

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    Have been lucky to have not been caught in a rain storm, but it's probably just a matter of time.

    Anyone use/recommend a product like Rain-X or just plain waxing the face shield on a full face helmet to help visibility in the rain? Anything to apply to the inside to help prevent fogging?
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  10. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    Can you use Rain X on plastic.. ? I thought it was not a good idea ?
  11. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Cat Crap - HERE They make a spray on in small bottles, but the paste works better, imho.

    Not joking. PinLock works better, but it's a inner shield system and is a step up in price. PinLock works in any conditions though.

    Cat Crap works on glasses too.
  12. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    I know that Plexus is used on airplane windscreens which are plastic. It does not leave any streaks like Pledge so it helps minimize glare at night. The rain runs right off like a waxed surface. Somewhat pricy though.

    Not sure if no-fog is available any longer?
  13. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    When I tried that, it made bigass beads of water that stayed on the shield, which blinded the rider by diffusing the light from the headlights of on-coming traffic. That is all :screwy:

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  14. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    My favorite, and all I use these days...


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    It's also made for aircraft windshields, and it leaves your windscreen or face shields sparkling clean and clear. It also makes rain roll right off in tiny little droplets along with having good anti-fog effect, too. It's not cheap, but a little goes a long, long way, and I find a large can lasts me for close to a year, and that's using it often. I carry one of the small cans in my side case for cleaning my face shield on the road, and the same small can has lasted me over a year. It's great for eyeglasses, as well.

    I get from these folks: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/210cleaner.php?clickkey=11328

    Just FYI...

    Dallara



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  15. GrahamD

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    I use RainKOTE on the outside. Bought 2 bottles in 1982 on a 2 for one deal. I still have 1 1/2 bottles left. :rofl

    I don't think they are still in business.

    Anyway that brand name is now an Elastomer paint so don't go there...:lol3

    BUT for those with a Merkin accent it appears someone who can spell has made a similar thing that is basically applied in the same way and works the same way...

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pWe_zXXVa7I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    called Raincoat.

    As far as the inside of the visor is concerned, I use Muc-off. It works mucken well. :thumb

    I tried cat crap and thought it was crap.

    Cheers
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  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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  17. TH

    TH There and Here

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    I've used both Plexxus and Honda Spray Cleaner aka Bike Spirits on my bike and visors. I stopped using Plexxus cause it was getting pretty pricey in comparison to Bike Spirits. I find that this really helps with the water on the visor, and it also works pretty good in cleaning up errant bug guts.

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  18. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    How do people NOT ride in the rain?
    :huh
    I was thinking to merge threads about bike washing and rain riding, because they usually happen for me at the same time. The 3-4 times last week was pretty normal and my neighbor keeps asking if I only ride to work when it does rain.

    Seriously, I've used a variety of the airplane and bike plastic polishes. They seem to work about the same, as long as they are a polish and not a silicone product that just spiffs up the shine.
  19. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    I posted this last night on yamahasupertenere.com but its easy to over look so I thought I'd post it here as well.

    I learned today that there is no need to remove the seat and cut wires, or remove the tank and un-hook the fuel pump. The process Lobo described is basically correct. With the key off, press and hold both buttons at the same time.
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    While continuing to press both buttons, turn key on and keep holding the buttons for 8 seconds.

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    You will then see this:
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    Let go of the buttons, then press both again for 2 seconds.After 2 seconds you will then see:
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    From here you can scroll through the codes using either button. As Lobo said,to clear the codes,you then toggle the on/off switch. Then turn the key off and the codes will be clear. I hope this helps and makes it easier in the future.
  20. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Very nice. Thank you. By On/Off, do you mean the engine kill switch?