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. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I second the fuel delivery theory - clogged filter, bum pump, etc. The fact that it will start and run for brief periods would indicate that it can deliver fuel, just not enough of it for a long enough period.

    - Mark
  2. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    There is a few in the Iron Butt Rally, but no coverage this year, so we will never know most likely. Guys spent a lot of time and money and effort for this rally to get zilch in coverage. I'm as usual kind of pissed at the world, but dang Bob Higdons coverage of the rally this year is crap. No list of riders and bikes after 6 days? My 10 yr old grand daughter could beat that. Look at the reports on the IBA site though and get good reports on haircuts for the rally as well as a few tattoo pictures. Fricking sucks, this stuff is my bread and butter I grew up with and wait like clockwork every two years to read about the IBR. No reading this year except crap. I'm bummed about it and hope it improves, not for me as much as the riders which deserve some recognition.
    Sorry, rant as usual, I'm just real, real disappointed.
  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Not surprised there's no coverage. Some fat old guys riding their bikes non-stop, about as exciting as watching paint dry. :D
  4. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Don't forget the large, owl-shaped Russell Day-long ass buckets. Never quite understood why such monotonous, Chinese water torture-like activity is so attractive to some people.

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  5. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    One mans trash is another mans treasure.. Or so my Mom use to say..:lol3
    I liked riding, but that is a bit much for me..
  6. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    I still like the long distance sport and enjoy the readings every two years. I suppose it's not top of most guys type of rides, but it is top of mine. They had good coverage in years past, this year nothing, at least nothing worth snot.
  7. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    I'm not saying it would make good TV. Or that there is a huge audience for the challenge coverage.

    But count me in as someone who has an interest. I would like to know a bit about the human drama of it all. Especially since I hear there are several participants who chose the Tenere as their weapon of choice. That's gotta make some of us perk up our ears?

    I'm no Iron Butt wannabe. But I get a particular satisfaction, in my old age, every time I overcome a long-day challenge. Sometimes that's 700 miles of "gotta be there TODAY". Sometimes it's simply my destination is 1500 miles away and I pick 2 wheels over 4.

    Is it true Eric is running this year? Regardless of the banter he gets into around here, I would be a fan of his. Kinda cool to know somebody that's pushing the limits of what we crazy humans can accomplish.
  8. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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    I'm pretty sure Eric is doing it this year. I thought I spotted his Valdez tank on the back of one of those Teneres.

    ac
  9. cug

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  10. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    What would make it almost bearable is how large groups get together and do it stateside. I'd hate doing it with only one or two riders. Fighting all of the discomfort along with trying to shake off bouts of drowsiness is kinda daunting when you're by yourself and the few others are spread out. Also, I value my naps at this age. ;)

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  11. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    Izzat your sister? Can I get her phone number? Does she like 50 year old fat guys who are into Star Trek/Lord of the Rings/Twilight/Harry Potter? So many questions, so much spare time/tissues.
  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You will have to get in line behind my son.

    This is still an ADV thread to it is safe to tell your SO "I'm just on ADVrider"

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448497

    You need to get a hold of yourself.:wink::lol3
  13. AVGeek94

    AVGeek94 Been here awhile

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  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Just read his reports of the first five days and have to say he is a great writer. Maybe not all the info you're looking for, but he can certainly string together entertaining sentences. :thumb
  15. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Those reports have the potential to read like NOAA weather radio ("rider 45 collected 1500 points at the maritime museum, then 500 points at the train museum, while rider 56 collected 500 points at the plane museum, then got fuel..."), but Higdon makes what would otherwise be an exceptionally boring report very entertaining.
  16. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    So a Tenere is in 11th spot in the IBR. I believe it is 2-up and driven by the Venus gender.

    Two other Teneres are in 39th and 49th.

    Our crazy local Eric, is 66th.

    Pretty cool reading. the daily reports are well crafted prose.
  17. William42

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    Agree. Always enjoy reading them.
  18. AHdrvr

    AHdrvr n00b

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    Thanks for the input on the issues with my bike. I have to go pull her out of the trailer (after going across the country in that instead of being ridden maybe she will think twice before throwing another tantrum) and then try some fresh gas and see what happens.
  19. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    I hope you dont badmouth the Harley crowd when they talk trash about jap bikes,cause you sound just about as bad.

    Dont run down somebodys passion,just because you dont understand.
  20. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Here you go.I got to meet Eric when he stopped in Dearborn,Mi for the Henry Ford Museum bonus.

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