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. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Thank God for snow and ATVs!

    Like you, Tremor, next I thought the "Bikes" Pluric was going to be posting were these...


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  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Looks like you left your sock in that one. Nice try.:wink::D
  3. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Hey, that's not mine... I have *BLUE* one, remember? :rofl


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  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Dallara, it's okay. Even blue bike owners can feel a little insecure at times.
    If carrying your extra socks there makes you feel better, so be it.

    At least you didn't blame it on the lack of capacity of the OEM bags
    that left you no option.:augie




    Can you tell it's raining out????:becca
  5. nrspence

    nrspence Adventurer

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    Your good pluric I ride a v twin, brute force as well.
  6. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    But I thought that's what tank bags were for... :dunno





    OK, I'm off to cook lunch and watch all I can of the inaugural Austin F-1 race! :clap

    Enjoy the rain!

    Dallara






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  7. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Right then all you yanks, eyes down and look in, it's time to help some crusty old Bits out.

    Mr & MRS (i.e. no 'broke back' malarky) Old Git are coming to America next year. We intend to arrive at New York mid April and exit via Mexico to South America around mid September. :D

    As all daft Brits do, we are visiting Prudhoe Bay and I am asking what would be the earliest that 2 oldies could cope with the Dalton, bearing in mind that we will already have traversed the Northern US ?? I just do not want to get there only to find that the snow is still down or so cold that us oldies will die of hypothermia. :cry

    I do appreciate that timings are subject to weather fluctuations, I just want some idea if it is feasible.

    And yes Pluric, Salt Lake is on the list ! We just do not know when.

    Answers on a post card marked "FAO Santa Clause" please.

    I need some rolling time so I can post some decent piccys on this thread. :wink:

    OGR
  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yes! Plan on a little extra time if you can. You deserve the same guest treatment as my Aussie friends.:freaky

    http://www.fjrowners.com/forums/12-touring-tales/13652-usa-canada-september-2012-a-3.html

    As far as Prudhoe I went in mid July. It was still chilly and at times plain cold. I've read where
    some do it in June. Brrrrr.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196720

    Will this be on a bike or your Rover?
  9. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    I went in July, you can read it on my blog but I haven't finished blogging the trip, I'm only up to day 12 and haven't reached Alaska yet.
    Didn't encounter any snow, just rain and mud but you already know about that :D

    The entire trip so far can be found on this link:
    http://www.riding-the-usa.com/p/alaska-trip-2012.html

    I will be finished with the blog before you come over, put it on your favorites :wink:
  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    MIne's the pussy Prairie model. Next round EFI, independent rear suspension and a 750.
    I've always used the smaller ATVs. Getting spoiled by full auto and plusher ride. Wished
    I'd been on a 350 this weekend. I couldn't budge the 4 wheel Tenere. Heavy, but better in sand.:D
  11. nrspence

    nrspence Adventurer

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    Old Git Ray sounds like you l have a legendary adventure ahead of you! Very jealous.

    Pluric getting the brute force stuck is a bitch, only surpassed by the joys of getting an RTV stuck in a drift.
  12. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Wohoo. I should have said, its on the bike. Managed to arrange air freight for about $1600.

    Still in the where the F... am I going planning stage. I've only got to Mount Rushmore so far and I've clocked up nearly 4000 miles.

    Bloody hell America is big.
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Just make sure you make it on down to Texas, OGR! I'm sure you'll make as big a splash as another ol' Brit did today in Austin!

    Even if you don't make it through my lil' ol' town on the Texas Gulf Coast just lemme' know your route and itinerary and I'll try and meet up with ya' and show what i can of the Lone Star State! :freaky

    Dallara



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  14. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Good race today unfortunately Vettel just has to stay in front of Alonso, no wonder he let Hamilton pass so easily :wink:

    Talk about big OGR, you could spend a month in Texas alone :lol3

    Wait until you start heading north on the Alaska Highway, talk about long distances :wink: but you will love it :D
  15. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    mid June is no problem for Prudhoe. The Dempster is better but I understand you Brits are daft. :D
  16. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    Going to up-date this post as we’ve yet to hear from “The Collective”. (insert pluric hasn’t chimed in on this one) :D

    I’m ready to buy and I’d like a bit of information if available.

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  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    That's my bike in the photo. I've no experience with the double row LED lights.
    I will say I'm really happy with the 6" light bar shown. Very bright white light.
    Highly recommend and fits the Tenere like it was made for it.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592384&page=185

    Forgot, here is the one I ordered.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005V26D4E/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3C_ST1_dp_1

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  18. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Mad dogs and Englishmen...etc

    Why is the Dempster better than the Dalton ?

    I have a back seat driver that watches Ice Road Truckers (!) hence the romance of the Dalton and Prudhoe.
  19. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    You've got a place on the north side of DC if you want. Budget enough "down" days to enjoy the trip. Crossing our Great Plains is an excuse to get an Iron Butt plate and you may consider flying the Mrs ahead to meet you in Denver.

    June "should" be fine, but be ready for anything. Denali is seldom seen, due to clouds and weather. This June, we found Glacier National Park's "Road to the Sun" still closed for snow removal, road through it in Yellowstone, and had this near Mt. Rainier in Washington State:
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  20. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Ray would just see that ^^^^ and say "Look Honey another glorious English day" :D