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. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Looks like it's thirsty work being a Mormon. Oh well at least they are good looking guys. Every cloud has a silver rim !
  2. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    We will be arriving in Texas in about early September. We have a rendesvous with some old mates in LA on or about 2 Sep and we will be riding East from then on intending to enter Mexico possibly at Laredo. So whereabouts on the coast are you ?
  3. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    How can I possibly disagree with an argument like that? :lol3




    Yes :freaky
  4. AndrewT

    AndrewT Been here awhile

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    My girlfriend and I did a northern trip last summer from Texas and caught the Dust to Dawson (not) Rally in the Yukon Territory around the Solstice, as well as rode the Dempster to Inuvik. D2D is highly worthy, and y'all could possibly be the guests who had travelled the greatest distance (last year it was a dude from Germany). Y'all have fun regardless!
  5. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    150 miles straight up the coast from Mexico at Brownsville - in Corpus Christi, TX. It's also about the same distance nearly due east of Laredo.

    Gotta' be honest, though. Given your route mentioned above there really are two spots in Texas you shouldn't miss. One is Big Bend. September is still a bit early as it will still be pretty friggin' *HOT*, but the entire Big Bend area is simply indescribable in both its beauty and isolation. Ton of great dirt road riding there, too, with terrific camping spots. Google it some. It's definitely worth your while.

    The other, as mentioned before, is the Texas Hill Country. Where else can you find some of the country's best road riding, dirt road exploration riding, and an outstanding vintage motorcycle museum specializing in Brit iron and run by an Aussie, all in the same place? The "Lone Star Motorcycle Museum" is in Vanderpool, right in the middle of some of the best riding and scenery in all of Texas, and they even serve great Aussie meat pies!

    Here's some links that may help you a bit, especially these first two... The guy has some terrific rides guides for both Big Bend and the Texas Hill Country, an his maps of Big Bend are even better:

    http://texasadventure.net/

    http://texasadventure.net/cool-stuff/ride-guides

    https://sites.google.com/site/texasdualsportroads/

    http://www.lonestarmotorcyclemuseum.com/

    http://www.lonestarloops.com/

    http://www.friocanyonmotorcyclestop.com/

    There's lots of other resources, but maybe those will whet your appetite a bit!

    What it sounds like we need to do is arrange a ride get-together in the Texas Hill Country to greet you when you get down here! :freaky

    OTOH, if you want to come over and visit the Texas Gulf Coast it'll be great, too. The riding isn't nearly as good, but the view and the food makes up for it... :D

    Dallara




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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Better your eyes than what the black ones hurt.:eek1


    Oh, you meant the sky. Nevermind.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    No, that's the new portable baptism system. Don't turn your back to them.:wink::D
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    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Even artificial turf! Living large man, living large.:thumb

    Do you trailer the S10 or follow the Rover?
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    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    So this baptism thing, is it like an enema or a golden shower ????:wink:
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    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  12. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    As I will be there a while, the green stuff makes life more comfortable on the gravel floor. It's just a cheap porous nylon sheet, everyone here uses it.

    The tent is a brand new Australian Oztent that leaked like a friggin sieve when we first got it. Had to glue up the seams. Hope the owner of Oztent is on this forum so he knows what a POS his £1000 tent is (no reply to my E-mails !). Fixed now though. We bought it to take to Africa with the Land Rover in 2014.

    We trailer the bike around so the bike has only about 8k miles on it so far, but they have been quality heavy duty ones. I've wrecked two bash plates so far.

    Last month I went out mountain road scratching with some sports bikes in Northern Spain and used half of my TCK80 in 2 days.:eek1
    I have to say, the sports bike guys were very surprised at the Yams performance and I am not a fast road rider by a long way.

    Living the dream...
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    I am envious. I want to be like you when, or should I say if I get to retire.
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    That's not where you're supposed to use 'em... Just sayin'
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    You have a whole hard drive full of this stuff don't you? .
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    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    Back on topic. Dawn in outback Australia. :lol3

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