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. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Generally, for the Tenere you'll find better protection for less money with the aftermarket items. The Yam crash bar is a bit of a cow catcher.

    Boxes are kind of a subjective choice and a lot of folks like the looks of the OEM boxes, but there are many great choices.
  2. Dirtbiker78

    Dirtbiker78 Getting there...

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    I have the Altrider crash bars and the ACD skid plate. You can't go wrong with them at all. I've put both through the ringer already and they held up really well with 0 damage to the bike. In hind sight, I should have gotten the silver crash bars cause the black ones show up scratches really easily (but that's nothing a bit of rattle can paint can't fix)

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  3. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Did you do the air screw adjustment and the throttle body sync?
  4. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    I don't know about the Yamaha crash bar but the Altrider crash bar worked fine for me.
  5. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Hi Fingerakes, combine both Yamaha lower engine protection and Altrider and you have the best of both. Send the upper Yamaha protection to Pluric for his kids. Regarding sump protection you might try the Krauser which is not bolted to the sump and make a front end mod to grab the guard on the two upper bolts that hold the engine.
    Cheers,
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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Way back when even before the original reflash. In T mode throttle roll on is smooth as
    can be, just wimpy on power. Switch to S mode and the inner beast comes out. Just that
    it's very throttle sensitive to minor input.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yes, I promised them monkey bars for Christmas.:D

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  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Lots of good suggestions here and it's ultimately dependant on your use. As others have found though, the Yam stone deflector can result in cracked crankcases if it takes a decent hit.

    I have recently gone through a similar process and ended up with AltRider bars and a Hepco Becker plate, plus some other odds and ends. Details are in the link in my sig FWIW.

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  9. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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    Roberto,

    Do you have more info/pics of that Krauser skid plate? It looks pretty cool and I don't think there is much info about them on here.

    ac
  10. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Sod the monkey bars, give them an adventure playground...
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  11. TH

    TH There and Here

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    If you are looking for a combo set up, skid plate and crash bars, the Rumbux setup is pretty tough. Just remember, with almost all of the skid plates, there may be a reduction in cornering clearance.
  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Trust you to take a bad thing and make it worse.:wink::lol3

    I think your Rover has less total body work.
  13. GatSS

    GatSS Canadian eh

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    I installed the ACD skid plate last night. Easy to install and looks great. We'll wait a bit to test it :rofl

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  14. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    This black plate look gorgeous in your black bike. I'm sure Pluric would like it! :evil :lol3
  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I've petitioned for black to be added to the color of the rainbow. Waiting for Skittles reply.
  16. TH

    TH There and Here

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    One more thing about skittles;

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  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yeah but they would help Jaumev get rid of the taste of Lars.:deal:D
  18. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    try hepco-becker which is the same
    cheers
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  20. fzmannen

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    Someone who has a mounting plate for the controller unit for the OEM heated grips from WaspWorks that is not of use? Gone through WASP threads and it looks great but after emailing him he does not make them anymore :cry :cry
    I could not install the heated grips as i found the mounting of the control unit horrible. Don't ride in winter and looks is important.

    Have orded the ACD skidplate. Waiting .....


    /The good tasting guy