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. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  4. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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  5. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Ewwwww, I think I see a bitch slap in my future. Please tell your Homies I'm so sorry.:wink::smooch
  6. GrahamD

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    Hasn't anyone got any real bike stuff to talk about?

    Like final drive failures?
    Electrical problems?
    EFI issues?
    Failing to start sorted out?
    Rides. Oh that's right it's cold over there. Sorry didn't mean to be so insensitive. :lol3

    Pluric has put in a good effort with the spokes, I know but...

    I think I'll head over the the crush or the GS threads for a while...
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Here, you are going to need this...":pot"


    I finished a whole ride without needing Woody's. Other than that I can't get the damn
    thing to break. I'm about to give up. It's pouring rain, as you can tell work is sllloooowwwww
    and I can't think of anything to buy. I did get the ATV's a new farkle,:dunno
    That's all I've got.

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  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  10. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Color, and some good-natured ribbing about it, is about the only thing to talk about when your bike never breaks, and just keeps running, running, running like a freight train! :rofl

    I dunno' about anybody else's Super Tenere, but mine seems to be as reliable as the sunrise, gets smoother with each mile it runs, is as stable as a locomotive yet handles better than many a sport bike I've owned, and never seems to disappoint me.

    Wonder if we could liven up the discussion over here by talking about what's the best oil to use in a bike that never seems to break? :lol3

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  11. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I rode my my bike home at early dusk a couple of nights ago and noticed on startup that my headlights did not come on. I rode home on my fog lights but when I arrived they were on. As I was not actually using the light from them I do not know how long they were off.

    At first I thought my headlight loom had burned out.

    Possibly a sticky relay ???
  12. GrahamD

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    Oooooh a p, a pr,,hold on........Problem!! Glad I had that dictionary around hey!! :deal

    Yea probably something like that. Just a relay.

    No Bus codes to dissect, no $500.00 analyzers.

    Yeah give it a whack next time.
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Speaking of giving it a whack... (fast forward and watch from 3:00 minute mark)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL9-Va6_SVY


    "My old grandmother used to say, anything mechanical, give it a good bash..." :lol3

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  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Well as long as we are coming clean on disasterous Tenere failures....

    Mine had the right headlight bulb stop working. I popped it out to go
    match it and thought I'd see if both beams were out. Plugged it
    back in and it worked fine.:scratch

    So not only do these things never break they are self healing if they do.:freaky
  15. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    , will that help
    I've sent a PM to Rema/R3B inviting him back, will that help:lol3:lol3
  16. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    It might... But how we gonna' know what new name and avatar he'll use this time? :hmmmmm

    Funny, he hangs out some on the Yamaha Super Tenere forum, but for some reason there he keeps a much lower profile and is not nearly as annoying. For the most part people just seem to ignore him. :rofl

    Maybe he got tired of being banned every few days on every forum he frequented! :ban :poser

    :hide


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  17. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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  18. pluric

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    You may well be the first. I think, well maybe, don't alert the media just yet.:wink::D
  19. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I probably shouldn't say anything...

    But don'cha' know it just has to bug the "Roundel Repair Rangers" and the "My Orange Crush Lunched Bunch" when they peek in over and see literally *NO* moanin', bitchin', or complainin' about the Super Tenere. Ya' gotta' think it has to twist 'em up even more that they see few, if any, tales of woe, busted or broken pieces, high parts prices, poor warranty service, etc... :evil

    So many of those folks predicted that the big Yamaha would be beset by all the same faults and foibles by other "adventure" beasties... Yet the Super Tenere has been beset by almost nothing. Nothing major anyway. About the only thing it really *HAS* to have is a good skid plate and it's good-to-good literally anywhere without a worry. Just check the spokes from time-to-time and it seems you're golden.

    Has to drive the "Propellor Pilots" and "Orange Crush Club" nuts... :lol3

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  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    What I like is how they send an occasional missionary over to try and convert us to their side.

    Misery really does love company.:wink::D