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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    Look closer... The real fun of that bridge is there is a *TIGHT* 90-degree corner at each end, with fairly high approach speeds, and because of the odd rise of the bridge both are dead-blind as to what might be coming the other way on that single-lane bridge... :wink:

    Sometimes it makes for some... shall we say... *interesting* moments! :lol3

    It is often one of the most serene bridge spots around here, though.

    Dallara




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  2. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Yea, time for photos and remembering good rides :D

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  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :thumb For what it's worth, I and I'm sure every member here is rooting for you.
  4. cug

    cug --

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    Wow. That is tough! Wish you all the best!
  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    +1. Pluric will continue to try and cheer you up with his picture collection as well. :deal
  6. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    The sooner you can get on the bike, the faster you will recover, this bike makes my day everytime I ride it!
  7. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Wow! Truly amazing.

    As others have already stated, I have no doubt everyone here is pulling for you. I gotta' say you're an inspiration to me, and I have every confidence you will reach your goal.

    Go, Geology Rocks!!! :freaky

    Dallara


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  8. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    Could’t agree more with the other in-mates. Keep on going. We’re all pulling for ya. :clap
  9. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    +1
    Go mate, go!!!

    Good luck :raabia
  10. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Joe,
    20 years ago I suffered paralysis from the chest down for a short period of time following an incident. At the time I thought it was permanent and it was the scariest time of my life, so much so that I wanted to be with my maker.
    It is difficult for any fit person to feel your pain but I have had a small glimpse of it and it was horrible.
    I sincerely wish you all speedy progress in your difficult journey back to health.
    Ray
  11. Glierly

    Glierly Been here awhile

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    When you're able to get back in the saddle - I'd be honored to ride your wing.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and those who provide your care.

    Gary
  12. cug

    cug --

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    I kind of know how this feels! I can't even begin to imagine how it must be for you, being out of commission for so long, but I certainly know it on a smaller scale - for me it's been seven weeks today and it will be another four until I'm back on the bike. Given what I know from that, I don't want to experience it for longer. I did pretty much the same: buying stuff for the bike. I even sat on it the garage and could just hold myself back making "Wrooooommm" noises ...

    All the best wishes and may you have lots of fun with the farkles you bought, installing them, and then using them while riding your bike! Get well! I would enjoy riding with you if you are ever in Northern California!
  13. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Great day for a ride.
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  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Small sampler, Moab this weekend.

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  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  16. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    <a href="http://s940.beta.photobucket.com/user/clayfieldstudio/library/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad249/clayfieldstudio/S10_MAX-11.jpg" border="0" alt="S10 near Kilcoy"/></a>

    Went for a 250K ride on Maximus Obesus (Fat Max) yesterday. Stopped in at a cafe for coffee where another S10 owner told me that the spokes in the rear wheel are a real problem. Any feedback folks?
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :lol3 How much time have you got? Many threads and comments in ADV and the Tenere site.
    Not so much breaking, never heard of one, more the nipple works loose falls out
    and you have a flailing spoke whacking the swing arm. Yamaha only sells spoke sets.
    I had to buy a set and have shared spares in the past. After bending the front wheel
    twice and the rear the same I sent the rear to Woody's Wheels for a new set up.

    Moab was my first test and so far it has past. Fingers crossed.

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  18. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    I have had one (an S10 that is) for a year now. The original owner didn't know what a loose spoke was and nothing has changed. They are all fine, so far.

    Yes I do off road and bumps and stuff. By the way a few S10's have done a fair few Km with missing spokes.

    Nick sanders bike did about 25,000Kn with a missing spoke. Not the spokes fault though. It got ripped out by a strap.

    Cheers
    Graham
  19. nrspence

    nrspence Adventurer

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    Beautiful Moab pics.


    Watch your topknot
  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Thanks. Topknot?:scratch

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