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. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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  2. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    I've had mine about two weeks but have not ridden at night with it. Good to know that it should be removed if riding dark roads.
  3. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    If it does reduce visibility that much at night I might return mine before I use it. Though it would not make that big difference so you need to remove it during dark hours, I tend to ride a bit in the night time from work.
    Cheers.
  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Like I said, the light intensity doesn't change. What happens is that the light reflection off the windshield reduces your night vision.

    I ride with mine all the time commuting home at night and the cover does not present a problem around town. I would remove it on unlit mountain roads if I wanted to ride fast to maximize my vision.
  5. jasonc32amg

    jasonc32amg Hello Gubner

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    Nice!
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'd try the mesh if I thought I could pull it off as well as you do.:nomystery
  7. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    You have TONS left in that K60.... Go ride :clap
  8. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I gotta remember to give you a call tomorrow... Need to talk about exhaust.
  9. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Plan too...just trying to get a handle on life expectancy so I know what I have left. I can already say that this will probably be the only tire I run on the bike. Seems to do well in all conditions.

    How is the street grip when they are getting near the end of service? must get a bit sketchy on the wet pavement
  10. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    mine looks like that and already has over 9000 miles in it
  11. F16Viper68

    F16Viper68 Trapped in the Sandbox!

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    I switched from the Corbin to the Russell Day Long simply because my ass still hurt on the Corbin. :lol3 It was better than stock but just barely.

    Yep, Russell does make seats for the S10.

    [​IMG]
  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I've had three Corbin seats and always considered them the Emperors Clothes of seats.

    Have to act like you like it for the cost, yet I hated everyone of them. KTM and Corbin
    must have the same foam supplier. Not bought another aftermarket seat since
    Airhawk came into my butts life. (There's a set up line:huh)
  13. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Corbin seats look good, but the ones I've sat on were harder than a brick. The Mustang & Sargent seats I've bought were good right out of the box.
  14. F16Viper68

    F16Viper68 Trapped in the Sandbox!

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    I tried a few different seats on the Wee, including the Airhawk, but none felt comfortable till the Russell showed up. The S10 came with the Corbin and stock but neither of them were that comfortable, IMHO.

    The Russell is ugly but I didn't buy the Wee or the S10 for the looks. :lol3

    Dave...
  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    More info on the new GS... (more vicarious break down)

    2013 BMW R1200GS Deliveries Delayed to Fix Suspension Issue

    plus 2 Transport Canada recalls. :deal

    On a sad note, I wonder if that suspension glitch was what caused Kevin Ash's crash.
  16. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Well that's old news. The beta testers have moved onto to switch failures now.
  17. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    The good news is there is still plenty of room on the flatbed tow truck
    to display your new bikes around town.

    You know, silver lining and all.
  19. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    They will be moving to a subscription only service soon. No more worrying about bulk payment up front.
    Just "activate" your bike once a month at the local dealer for a monthly fee of $800...Software updates included in the price..:deal

    Activation module and Wifi kit sold separately.

    Ky Gel will be provided free.
  20. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

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    This is so KTM, they build a great bike but just miss a few so very important details such as it has to start and run every time you want to go for a ride.