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. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    It does not affect the headlight intensity. The reason why it's labeled offroad only is because it reflects quite a bit of light back onto the windshield at night. Not a problem if you're riding in town, but depending on the rider it could be distracting/annoying and possibly impact your night vision in unlit, pitch dark areas at night.

    If I had to buy again, I'd go for the Cee Bailey unit. It sits a lot closer to the headlight so no reflection onto the windshield. But the Yami unit does look cool and is easy enough to remove when not needed.
  2. GrahamD

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    It works better on the bike...:deal

    That tablet looks like it gets a hard life :D
  3. GrahamD

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    :wave Hi Exbeemerchic. Welcome aboard. Hope you have a few miles of smiles ahead.
  4. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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    I take mine off if I know I'm going to be riding in the dark of night on unlit roads as it does reduce the light on the road enough to be a problem for me.
  5. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    So I have put around 2800 miles on my new Tenere over the last few weeks. I have covered all of the typical riding areas and types I do in a season. Secondary state roads right on down to trails this bike just eats everything up. It does everything as well or better than my KLR or DL1000. The only downfall I have seen with this bike and my riding skills is mud..but hell even my KLR didn't love that. I am amazed at how well the bike handles on 2 track, unmaintained roads and rocky trails. I really had no problem keeping up with a couple of 800's, KLR's and a 950SE.

    Probably one of the only complaints I have is the stock seat is not my friend..In 2 weeks I will do one of the bigger rides I do every spring, a small rally a local rider host here in Maine. We will be riding from southern Maine to the Gaspe and back in 4 days...I guess some 1200 miles. Should be a good chance to try the Tenere on some longer days of open road riding.

    I have been running the K60's on the bike for 2300 miles or so...not looking like I will get much past 5000 at the rate they are disappearing :eek1 What is the average you guys are seeing out of these?

    I guess all in all I would have to say I love this bike:clap:clap:clap:clap...and know I haven't had my ECU re-flashed..yet:wink:

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  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    It looks like you have the new mind control module installed.. :lol3
  7. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Nice bike, whats that blue thing under the wheels. :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

    So, Pluric, do we know why it is on the flatbed, I would love to know, just to gloat if nothing else.

    Anyway, I do have some of my own tailes of woe (ish)

    Whilst I was camping I decided to check the bike over and found these: Two spokes with the heads broken off. I hasten to add that these are not Yamaha ones, they are aftermarket stainless steel ones and I had probably overtightened them in fear of them coming loose. They are now replaced but I am running out of spares. Needless to say, I have backed a few off that sounded tight. Doh

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    I also though you may be interested in the K60 Scout tyre wear so far.
    These are with the bike fully over loaded and 2 up (so much so I have a stronger rear spring) and I am keeping to the speed limits with steady throttle. They have covered just over 4000 miles and the rear is about 1/2 done, the front about 1/3 done. The front is feathered somewhat and has become very noisy.


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  8. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Hi I'm TH and I love my Tenere. Welcome to the madness. But it is OK, we have cleric Pluric to set us straight.

    K60's I've never seen such differences in wear. Dirt_Dad gets about 6k out of his. I have 12k on mine and they still have life left. Sail2xxs who has over 80k miles on his has gotten almost 30k out of a set. From my limited review of the postings, it appears the K60's range from about 6k to 28k in mileage. If you do a lot of hard core dirt, spinning the tires, engaging TC, it will be on the low side. If you commute a lot on smooth roads and drive smoothly, you can get over 20k miles out of them. And a big YMMV (pun intended) is invoked. The wear does seem to slow down, once you get it to the halfway point. In Old Git Ray's photo, my tires looked similar to that at 8.5k miles. But most of my riding is commuting with light loads.
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    No idea. Just a photo that was posted on another thread.

    Looks like you are still having fun. Please feel free to continue to rub our noses
    in your retirement joy while we slave away for the man.:wink:
  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Here's mine with 6,500 on it. I've never gotten so much mileage out of a tire.
    Put another set on.:thumb

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  11. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Your problem isn't tyre wear, its avoiding boulders. :wink:

    Oh, and dodgy web sites :wink:
  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Oh yeah, thanks for those web links!
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    Is this a crack in the rim?
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  14. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    It happens.

    (Complete disclosure: The Yamaha is a bike I like a lot though at this time I do ride a 2004 BMW and don't see a need to change that. The bike pictured above very easily could have been brand new and going home, it was only meant as a bit of harmless fun, carry on.)
  15. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Of course it's brand new, the owner is just moving it thus U-Haul

    The Bimmer is on a flat bed :lol3 also know as death bed :rofl
  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    As was the original post. We just get bored around here waiting for the big break down to hit.
    Sometimes we are forced to break down vicarioulsy through others.:D
  17. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    84,000 miles.... Knock on wood!!!:lol3
  18. delta8x

    delta8x Been here awhile

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    I am looking at a new seat for my Tenere, so far I have looked at Sargent, Corbin, Bill Mayer. I like that the Sargent and Corbin have heat as an option but I have heard that Bill Mayer is the most comfortable. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  19. simmons1

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    Is that counting the mileage on a flat bed?:lol3
  20. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Of course, even a rather cursory glance at both those pictures would show the following:

    - The BMW is quite obviously out in the middle of nowhere (see those trees and the gravel shoulder?), and is loaded down as though it's traveling some distance from home (hence the ground pad, tent, etc.). It also has a fair bit of road dirt and grime on it, not to mention the person on the other side of it is wearing a helmet and riding boots... And one shouldn't forget to notice the odd amalgam of tie-downs, etc., as one usually finds on commercial "BMW Recovery Vehicles"... :lol3

    - Looking at the Super Tenere picture provided it's pretty glaring that it's a brand new bike on its way home with the new owner... Not a speck of dirt or dust on it, what looks like a brand new set of motorcycle specific tie-downs (and are those soft hooks on there?), as well as a nice cable lock to securing the front wheel to the trailer. Then there's the carefully placed soft cloths to protect the bright, shiny bodywork - just like a new owner would do, eh? Bike and trailer are obviously in a more urban setting, and in fact, appears (from the mirror reflection) to actually be sitting in a parking lot... Not exactly a spot one would pick up a broken motorcycle. :D

    One doesn't have to search ADVrider for more than a few seconds to find dozens of pics of busted BMW's, but I'll bet it would take some real time and effort to find any pics of a well and truly broken Super Tenere on a trailer or flatbed... :rofl

    But thanks for playing!!! :jkam

    Dallara



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