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. Wizzzzzzzzzzer

    Wizzzzzzzzzzer Adventurer

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    Hi all -- few shameless plugs -- Camel Toe and rear fuel\water carriers
    http://www.adventureparts.co.uk/ --both excellent products

    Crash bars which add on to the standard Yamaha ones -- work awesome --yes you have to drill holes in the panels and you have to part remove to take the panels off ----But it takes an extra 30 secs , requires extra couple of tools but how often do you need to do this -- reckon they are the best option in combination with the standard bars -very happy with the level of protection

    email --david@droomersyamaha.co.za

    Metal mule cases and rack
    sw-motech bash plate

    pivot pegz
    Calsci meduim screen
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  2. JonnyCinco

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    where does the additional crash bar attach under fairing? any chance of getting a pic or two of it nekkid with the crash bars on??
  3. Wizzzzzzzzzzer

    Wizzzzzzzzzzer Adventurer

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    mounts at the bottom together with the standard bar , clamps around the bar and finally uses the tank bolts to mount through the fairing panel

    they supply and alignment tool which you screw into the tank bolt hole (basically a bolt with a pointed end ) - you then put the cover back on and you then get a mark to drill the panel with -- the final asembly has a tube which bolts to the tank , the crash bars then slide over it

    to remove its a bolt on the bottom , bolt on the clamp , and a top bolt which holds the bar onto the tube

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  4. Wizzzzzzzzzzer

    Wizzzzzzzzzzer Adventurer

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  5. eakins

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    now that is beastly!!!
    that's exactly how the crashbar setup needs to be.
    any other attempts are less than ideal.
  6. 530steve

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    Looks good. One last question.

    Who is the manufacturer of the additional bar work?

    Thanks.

    EDIT - I see now, email David at Droomers Yamaha!
  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i'd say they guy who's email is in post 261
  8. Wizzzzzzzzzzer

    Wizzzzzzzzzzer Adventurer

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    Yep ...comes from our South African friends -- contact David at Drommers as already mentioned
  9. drbig

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    You are correct these are the original Yamaha ones that only protect the engine with the sw motech ones that do a good job on the tank and side pannels. I just finished a 2 day cross israel trip with another 21 bikes ( all xt models from as far back as the 80's) and I was the only 1200. the bike did all well and even the 50 km of very deep fine gravel and sand were not to much for the beast. This bike supprised everyone especialy me ! had one smal fall in the gravel and the crash bars did a perfect job with out a scratch on the bike itself. Only issue it that the bike is realy wide now and police may ask you to cary the "wide load" sign on the number plate :D
    I will try and post photos more when my buddies load them on to our web page.
  10. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    ATTENTION all you guys building crash bars!!!!!

    Build them and we will be at your door.

    These are EXACTLY what I've been looking for!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Mugatu

    Mugatu Sidewalk adventurer

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    thx drbig, looks very neat ! :clap
    Do both crash bars bolt on without modifications.
    Nice trip you had to try your setup !
  12. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    +1, Dr Big. Did you have to mod anything for both sets of bars to fit?

    Looks lick you just need to add the Hepco Becker bash plate for complete protection (mounts to the frame, not the engine, and is way more sturdy material than the OEM)
  13. drbig

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    when we added the two together we did need to make some small modifications. this included a thick steel plate on each side of the bike.
    we welded the plate to one guard and bolted to the other so it can all be dismanteld if need be.
    I will try and get some photos of it in the morning when I have light.
    all in all I think it is good but not perfect. The motech unit seems very robust and up to the job.
    As for the trip it was a real blast. It is amazing how well this bike rides on gravel and in the dirt. There were many times I felt that if I was on the xt660z it would have been much harded for me.
    I was most worried about the loose deep stuf but found that with a steady hand on the throtle but even at quite low speeds (35-40 Kmh) it worked like a charm. The one thing I realy do not like is the fact that every time you switch the ignition key off the Tc goes back to position 1.
    As I am getting older and am a forgetful bugger this caused some unexpected hairy moment climbing some steep loose gravel roads and finding that the engine is loosing power just when I needed it the most.
    When I did not forget it was super!
    As for power - there is so much of it that I have shaved off my new "Karoos" most of the knobbies.

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  14. drbig

    drbig Solo Sailor

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  15. Mugatu

    Mugatu Sidewalk adventurer

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    Nice photos of the s10 in action. :thumb
  16. zeth609

    zeth609 Super Tenere *****

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    A little late but, Yes I'm from Colombia.

    The picture is in Colombia. And there are no hi viz suits (in daytime) no more. Plus, they don't have to have the license plate anymore. We won our fight that It was a stupid law that branded us as cows.

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    And a current one with stompgrips and Hepco Becker Topcase

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  17. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    Congratz, I was wandering how that was going to play out :clap:clap:clap
  18. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    How do you find the Calsci screen compared to the original (apart from on the front of your bike of course !) and also could you post some close up pics of the fixings for the bash plate please. I am fed up with bashing my Yamaha ones back into shape. I would rather loose a bit of clearance than loose the sump.

    Oh, and you could edit your profile to show where you come from.
  19. Mugatu

    Mugatu Sidewalk adventurer

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    Could you also give the pivot pegz reference?
    Is it a straight install?
  20. Olliver

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    Hi Roberto,

    Your Raven bike is very nice ! :clap
    Have you got more pictures now ?
    I'm very ineterested in.

    Thanks.