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. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yeah, now you are trying to be polite…:pissed: :lol3
  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You need to make up your mind. Do you want the real me or the phoney polite guy?:D
  3. jaumev

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    Of course the real you... much more fun!! :rofl:lol3
  4. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    you may want to take some lessons on how to set the correct exposure on your camera :lol3:poser
  5. jaumev

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    He only takes good pictures when there is a nice girl :evil:rofl
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Talk to Sony. It said "Point and shoot" and I did.:lol3

    You want nice photos check out this guys RR. Fantastic photo work.:thumb

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835674
  7. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I think I saw his motorcycle :rofl

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  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Ya but, that's red. OMG, there's more of them than I thought.:eek1
  9. ArmyMedic

    ArmyMedic Flyin' Elvis, UT Chapter

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    Was a great day to get out and ride. Pony Express trail in Western Utah

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    Can't resist posting the pup....

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  10. FacePalm

    FacePalm D'oh!!!

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    Hey Pluric,
    New guy here. Really enjoy your posts as you seem like the same sick SOBs I've been blessed (cursed) with working with throughout my career as a grunt/ LEO.:D

    Coupla Q's for you on the new lights...didja happen to photograph how you wired 'em in to the high beams? Would you be able to comment on the differences between the two available versions ( floods vs. the spots)? Is one better for the road? My main concern is getting a good set of lights that will make me more visible without blinding other motorists. I'm really diggin these.
    Thanks!




  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Oh man, here it goes. Backing up a little I started with a power distribution bar so I
    wouldn't have to keep coming off the battery. It's also on a relay control so I can't leave
    the heated grips on or other outlets.

    http://www.electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/pplate-02202.htm

    Here is the bar installed. 6 fused power outlets.

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    Relay location for power bar,

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    Now for the light bar I wanted it controlled by the high/low beam switch. The high beam
    wire is yellow. I traced it down to the wiring block just above the battery inside the round
    black rubber cover. (circled) I cut back the wrapped wire harness enough to tie into the
    yellow wire. I stuck with the same color to avoid confusion. (arrow) That comes back to the
    new relay switch for the light bar. Run a power wire from the power outlet under the seat
    and a ground wire and you're almost done. Hook them to the relay and from the relay a
    light bar wire to the red and ground the other light wire you should be good to go.

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    Here is where I mounted the relay for the light bar.

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  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I've only had just this style of light. I don't know the difference between it and a flood.
    The pattern of the driving style is perfect for what I wanted. I have it adjusted so it's more
    like low beam and the brightness is amazingly better than stock. I'm really pleased with
    the light, how it fits the bike and the ease of using the OEM switch. At first ir was looking
    like a real pain to get the high beam trip wire. I just got lucky when found the yellow wire
    in the lower harness.

    Depending on how you have the light bar adjusted it shouldn't blind anyone much more than the
    high beam. I have not stood in front of the bike to test out how bad it is.
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It really was a gorgeous day. Driving home it was in the high 50s and I just kept thinking
    if you have to wear gear this is the perfect temp.

    "Pup?":scratch If that's a pup don't get it a saddle yet. It will just out grow it.
    I thought maybe Budweiser was missing one of it's wagon pullers.:eek1
  14. Tim

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    Hey Jaumev, I'm trying to work out if your photo was taken at the same place as these? (I think it was on the C-462)

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    If not, I guess that it must be somewhere in the same area.

    This is where we were riding this year and last year.

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  15. jaumev

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    Hey Tim.

    This is exactly the same place!! Small world. :eek1 :clap
    I live in Vic, near Manresa (see your map). We did a wonderful off road trip from near Barcelona to Andorra. In the way back we took this road and stop to do some pictures of the first snow in the Pyrenees.
    I’ve got some videos in this place.. Today I’m going to load them to Youtube.
    Did you like the area?

    This are my colleagues in there

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  16. FacePalm

    FacePalm D'oh!!!

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    Wow:eek1

    Ok, I'm thinking this is a little beyond my abilities at the moment, but definitely a project I wanna tackle.
    Thanks for the Pics & Info
    :D
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It's really not hard to do. Forget the power bar and just come right off the battery to the relay.
    It's only going to provide power when you switch the high beam on. Electrical Pussy.:wink::D
  18. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    Just got mine in the mail today, thanks for the heads up on this light:deal...
    Its very well made, I cant wait to get it on the bike. Even in the day time it was crazy bright when I did a bench test with it.:eek1:eek1
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I can't take credit. I'm sure I've seen it on another thread. I'm just not that original.
    You will like it though.:thumb
  20. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Great name for a rock band!! :drums:super