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. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :lol3

    I'm sitting by a bowl of candy put out for a party tonight just checking in, and whose the first
    smartass I run into? Actually 3 of the Beemer guys are way fit. Freaks.:rolleyes

    They need to be just in case,

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    My daughter was going to the gym this morning and totalled her car in a snow storm.
    Spun it on the freeway, She's fine. Hope she learned a lesson about trying to be fit.:wink::D
  2. Choicecut

    Choicecut Lean, Tender and Juicy.

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    Thanks for that. I went through the thread, but it just showed that silly duck beak from europe and the dr 650 fender. I may have to just buy one and make something myself. I might add that after looking through this thread, the beakless option with a set of HIDS in that area are starting to grow on me.

    I went for an extended ride on Saturday seeking out a Tenere since everybody was sold out. Finally found one down in West Virginia. I really gave it a good once over and changed the seat to the high setting. Much more room there than I had previously thought. The bikes overall quality is extremely solid and the price point is going to be a HUGE factor. I was so tempted to just get it Saturday, but I had to walk away. Just not ready to buy yet and I really want to see a WC 1200GS in person. Sure was a beaut!

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  3. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Hi Mikef5000 ... the rear tire is a Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 size 140/80/18 made in Brazil because I couldn't find a Heidenau of that same size to match my front Heidenau 90/90/21 ... unfortunately the Mitas distributor here does not bring this type of tires although the market is asking for them ... same with the Heidenau's ... awful dealers.BTW, the wheels are from Woody's Wheel Works from whoom I'm still waiting his shirt and decals ... maybe for christmas ... lol
    Regarding the front beak, I ordered, installed and gave away the front beak sold by Off-the-road ... made my own support for a high fender (Yamaha chinese) and also modified the OEM fender cutting it in half ... it works ... still waiting Wasp support for its high fender and the brake hose rerouting although I have made my own ... not as brilliant but it works.
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    Thanks to all who have given its collaboration on making my dreams come true ... Pluric, Dallara, Tremor, BlueEyes, Bundu, etc ... if you wish to have a taste of honey then I have a special deal for January 2013 ... use my 'Black Pearl' for the whole month to chase the Dakar or ride anywhere, fully equipped with soft bags (Giant Loop), for a small fee.
    Roberto akaThagua
  4. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :huh how the hell do you fit in that thing?!? I'm 6'2 and DO NOT fit :lol3
  5. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yeah this kind of stuff suits to a KLR.. :gerg

    But...shhhhhhh, don't start again!!!

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  6. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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  7. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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    Just a quick tuppenth worth of imo . That load on the trailer looks like its going to be putting a lot of twisting forces onto the S10's rear axle , I wouldn't have thought that the spec yam created was desigined to cope with that sort of load . Wouldn't your design would be better with a trailer type hitch off a subframe connected to the stronger parts of the S10 to allow the trailer and bike to adapt to road undulations camber changes independant of each other? any ways just my thoughts and good luck with it what ever you do...
  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It ain't easy.:lol3 I once went to buy a Lotus Elise. The salesman just wanted me to test drive it.
    I was more interested if I could get in and out of it. With the top on I barely could, very awkward
    and a lot of grunting involved. The RZR 170 is very similar for me.
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    There is a trick to getting into and out of a Lotus Elise. Once you know it, it is easy - even if you are 6'2" tall. Just don't ever touch or try to use the windshield frame for leverage or support.

    I don't know about the RZR though!
  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I think my problem was more width related. I found a simpler solution.:D


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  12. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    You got a horrible taste with colours.... :fitz :pissed ...................... :drif
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    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Yes! Great minds...:rofl
  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It runs in the family. If you're going to buy a lemon it might as well look like one.:wink:


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  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    More a matter of a very convincing son who sees a hand me down in his future.:deal
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    Are you looking to adopt another son?
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I was going to say make my daughter and honest woman, but I'm not ready to have my
    grandaughter out of the house....yet.:wink::D
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    cug --

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    You Tenere riders really do everything to make the bike look lightweight - the issue is, it works ... :lol3
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Just happens that I took the day off today to tend and play with the grandkid. We made
    a snow fort and "Tenere Tom" the snow man. She said "It looks like Papa". She's grounded now.:wink:

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    cug --

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    Smart kid ...

    Man, I want on my bike again, at least four more weeks to go ... :cry