Yamaha XT1200Z SuperTénéré owners: Show Us Your Bikes!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by AndreiZ, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    No professional riders involved here, just your regular ole dirt bags riding some OHV trails in Arkansas USA

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  2. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Video fest time :evil

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    Trouble with this bike is that exploring its limits can result in some serious carnage if it all comes undone.
  3. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    This may be the subject of a lifetime for the Tenere. We all know the reserve warning light comes on really early and we have all ridden many miles (kilometers) after it turned on.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I have ridden 92km (57 Miles) after the empty warning light turned on, I arrived at a gas station and filled up. I had the highest gas bill I have ever had.<o:p></o:p>
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    How fast were you going before running dry 75km later?<o:p></o:p>
  4. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I was on one of my regularly daily commuting runs across the bay, running on the freeway 75-80 MPH. I had left my house with it already flashing the the "E" and already well into the "F-Countdown" odometer. It's 26 miles from my house to the the property I was going to, with a local gas station there just down the street. As I said, I already had about 30 miles showing on the "F-Countdown" odo when I left, I thought I could roll past 50+ miles...

    But I couldn't. :lol3

    Just past halfway over there, on the freeway, it started sputtering, etc. I bailed off the next off-ramp and caught the next u-turn, but then it really started missing and losing power, and I actually bailed off, over the grass downhill on the side of the freeway I was backtracking. I got on the access road and barely made it into a fuel station about a 1/2-mile down the road. Those last couple of miles getting to that station the best speed I could muster was about 45 MPH. The "F-Countdown" showed 47 miles when I filled up with 5.918 gallons.

    It may be important to note that I ride literally all the time with my Yamaha side cases on the bike and that I have a Parabellum "medium" windscreen mounted. Also that I live in South Texas where most of the highways and freeways are marked with a 70 MPH speed limit, and you can regularly cruise 80 MPH without a problem. Many of our highways out of towns are marked with 75 MPH limits, and literally everybody runs at 85 MPH on those... :D

    Out in West Texas the highways are marked with 80 MPH limits, and later this year we'll have a bunch marked with 85 MPH speed limits. One of the reasons I just *LOVE* Texas! :rofl

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  5. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    My my, now THAT boy can ride a motorcycle. Like to see some more of this guy scoot. Impressive as heck.
  6. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    This guy is Francesco Catanese, he rides big bikes in raids like the Pharaons in Egipt. :clap
    His ST is completely develop to this (Ohlins in the front suspension, 21" front wheel, etc.). He also is about 2 metres tall and this it helps!! :eek1

    This bike is very capable off roader even if you are not a professional rider, if you want a proof::thumb

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf2KjITqQnc&list=UUX0ccu0L8pfyyJP06wHdhcQ&index=1&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f6R6CcRvFM&list=UUX0ccu0L8pfyyJP06wHdhcQ&index=7&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBJIE-f8Img&list=UUX0ccu0L8pfyyJP06wHdhcQ&index=8&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ov9lRBUgDY&list=UUX0ccu0L8pfyyJP06wHdhcQ&index=2&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycnhEJNN8Qs&list=UUX0ccu0L8pfyyJP06wHdhcQ&index=10&feature=plcp

    http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=4437.0
  7. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    A quick trip to Adelaide this long weekend.

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  8. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Jealous :deal
  9. mcperformance

    mcperformance Been here awhile

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    looks interesting,
    Which roads did you take?
    Chappy
  10. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    I followed the damn GPS! I zig zagged the dukes hwy for around seven hours, GPS was set on the "off road" setting. Loads of fun but found my limits when I sank her in deep sand. 20 minutes later and she was free. I have a feeling the base map on the garmin isn't up to date too. I made the trip back through Kingston, Penola, Hamilton then accross to Geelong and up the freeway home. I'm sure there is a way to Adelaide that takes in a lot of dirt, just need to get out there more.
  11. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    Flinders Ranges trip Jan/Feb next year Graham. 10 days, taking in Wilpena Pound & Arkaroola. Sound like a plan?
  12. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    :hmmmmm. Sounds like one. Time for a bit of research I think.

    10 days with me hanging around, are you sure. :lol3
  13. Piaf

    Piaf Adventurer

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    Cleaned it today .........

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  14. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Beautiful, I really like this "classic" silver wheels.
    Did you see the World Crosser silver version? it looks awesome!!
  15. 7seas10

    7seas10 7seas

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    Beautiful bike!!

    I hope they bring the Silver to the US.

    Safe Riding
  16. Piaf

    Piaf Adventurer

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    No Jaumev I haven't seen it yet but I think they all look good.
  17. Piaf

    Piaf Adventurer

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    Thank you, I bought it about 4 weeks ago and haven't stopped smiling since. The roads here are perfect for bikes, used to live in England but saw the light. :D
  18. Foreman

    Foreman Motero incierto

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    Just for the record jaumev, how tall are you? (in centimeters, if you wish)

    FYI, I'm in Canary Islands... :freaky

  19. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Hola!!
    I'm 178 cm, just average :cry
    But is enough for this bike.

    Beautiful islands, I'm going often to Lanzarote.
  20. Foreman

    Foreman Motero incierto

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    Que tal?

    Excellent island for a short trip. I'm in Gran Canaria.

    Don't feel sorry. This bikes fits you very well.....:rofl

    I'm 1,82 m. And the same 'Foreman' from bmwmotos forum, ja,,ja.

    Saludos y a seguir disfrutando de la bestia!