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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    That is amazing, isn't it? :rofl

    I particularly love it when some of both the "Austrian Goose Steppers" and "Munich Luftwaffe Pilots" start with the "But the best adventure beast for off-road riding is...", and they name one of the Teutonic brands, and start caterwauling about the Super Tenere's weight...

    All while they continue to forget that the S-10's best virtue is that it always brings you *HOME* without any bizarre trail repairs, calls to "Roadside Assistance", or frantic midnight phone calls trying to find a dealer or parts. I love a bike that I can trust to get me there *AND* back, and hate ones I can never be sure of or really trust deep down. I'll take a pound or two more weight for just the piece of mind...

    I don't care how light the bike is, or how much better it supposedly handles off-road, if it's broke down it's a big paperweight that ain't handling nothing for the moment! :lol3

    And why does their kind of misery have to be soooooooooooooo friggin' "EXPENSIVE*??? :dunno

    Dallara



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  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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  3. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Hey, folks can say I drink the Yamaha "Big Blue" Kool-Aid...:bert
    Won't bother me a bit. Works for me.

    I've owned a couple of Beemers, and I was a KTM dealer... Wonderful pieces to sit and talk about, but not always the choice to get ya' there *AND* back - at least not for me! :lol3

    Give me the "Big Blue" Yamaha every time! :thumb

    Dallara



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  4. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    No doubt about it, the thing appears to be bullet proof.
  5. ANutt

    ANutt Keyboard Adventurer

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    I dunno; mine turned gey on me. Izzat a warranty issue?
  6. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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  7. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    ^^^

    Now we want to see the bike on the other side. :D
  8. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Ok, this is another quarter mile up the road:

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    Took the first picture after stopping to walk the rut to make sure it was somewhat firm. Took this second picture because I came across this:
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    The sign doesn't look to be official, and the road goes through on my gps, but I was alone, 3 miles from pavement, on a 600 pound bike on a muddy road. I wasn't going to press my luck with the shot up road sign and half a dozen no trespassing signs.
  9. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Quite common on the Raven bikes. So far Yamaha is in as much denial as the owners.
  11. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    nope.its a wannabee issue:deal

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  12. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Smart man, those are what are called "clues".
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I just couldn't stand the boredom of the Yamaha any longer.

    Sorry guys. It's been a good run.:thumb
  14. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    Did you jump ship all together or do you still have your Tenere?
  15. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Nope... I ain't buying it. Does *look* like a new sled, but the Pluric I know would only get the very latest and greatest from any manufacturer, and that's not Big Orange's most up-to-date parts-dropper... :rofl

    And here it is December and not even April yet! :evil

    But just in case it is true, how come you don't have the most important KTM farkle?


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    It's the screen set-up that bolts underneath a KTM to catch the parts that shake loose, fall off, etc., and the one pictured even has the trick oil separator... Does cut down on ground clearance, though. :D

    After that it's a mailbox like The Westmeister...

    Dallara



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  16. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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  17. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    That was before this beast was alive!!! :evil

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    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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  19. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I still don't care what anybody says...

    I think Pluric is trying to pull our driveshafts! :lol3

    Not that he's joined the Ravens or anything... :rofl

    Dallara



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  20. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    I just wonder why he's wearing his wife's shoes.....