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. Flipesoares

    Flipesoares Adventurer

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    First days. Now have more adds

    Congrats from Portugal to everyone.

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  2. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    After ordering my 2013 Tenere in white about 60 days ago it finally came in:clap:clap:clap
    It will get put together tomorrow or Thurs and I'll be picking it up on Friday!!! My contact there sent me a few pics of it getting ready to come out of the crate!!

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    More pics to follow.
  3. ereneT

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    Flipesoares (tuga), that akrapovic looks really nice.
  4. Flipesoares

    Flipesoares Adventurer

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    You´re right, better than stock :) But you can´t remove de db killer :/
  5. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    First days. Now have more adds

    Congrats from Portugal to everyone.

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    :clap Bem vindo
    Show us your adds! :eek1
  6. Flipesoares

    Flipesoares Adventurer

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    Boas, mt obrigado companheiro ;)

    Sure, when i have more photos i post the new adds
  7. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    That is a good looking bike but your photography skills need to be sorted :wink:.

    Congratulations on your new bike. :D
  8. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I gotta' tell ya'... With my hip issues I spent years on canes, and I still need one more than I like to admit. I went through a *LOT* of different brands, styles, designs, etc. canes, and if there was one thing I learned it's that very few medical folks know much about actually walking on, or living with, a cane! :eek1

    The best people I found for recommendations of canes that actually worked for me were from folks who actually *USED* canes day-in and day-out. Seek out those folks and listen to them. The only caveat I can add there is make sure they've actually tried a few and didn't just accept the first one recommended to them by their PT.

    Personally, I have never found any sort of "folding" or "break-down" cane I liked. No matter how long or tight the jonts were they never felt stout or robust enough for extended use, and no matter how well the "break-down" method was there were always times it didn't work like it was supposed to, leaving you to fiddle and futz with it... Needless to say this kind of thing always happened when you least needed it to, or you needed the cane in a friggin' big hurry.

    In the end, after trying dozens of canes, I ended up with only one that worked for me - the Ultralite Cane: http://www.ultralitecanes.com/


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    Earlier I said it was "carbon fiber", but looking on their web site I see I was mistaken... They are made out of "graphite fiber". Doesn't really matter. Whatever it is it is damn stiff, yet it has just the right tiny amount of flex you actually need for changing surfaces and angles of surfaces. These canes are insanely lightweight, yet far stronger than most any other cane I found. They are also super slender, and if you look carefully you'll see that, from a design standpoint, they are one of the few canes whose shaft actually tapers the correct way - i.e. thin at the top with the tube widening toward the bottom. If you ever get one you will immediately see how this is far superior to anything else out there.

    These canes also have the very best rubber tip of any cane I found. I don't know where the guy gets 'em, but his tips have much better grip and foot flexibility than any others I tried, yet they wear like iron. Sure, it looks like many other tips, but once you try one you'll see what I mean.

    But the very best part of the these canes is the grip. So many canes have what may *look* like a comfortable handle, but few actually do. It almost like they designed them more for appearance than actual use. The folks at Ultralite canes however seem to have actually done some research on using a cane's grip. It fits perfectly in your hand, and you can use it comfortably all day. And oddly enough, despite it perhaps not appearing as such, you can actually *reverse* the grip and it seems to work as well.

    These canes are incredible tough, too... I've had two. The first one I had for years, and it was working perfectly... Probably would have lasted a lifetime, but then I tried to shut a car trunk with my cane sticking out and *CRACK*, I fractured the shaft. It wasn't the cane's fault, and no cane I know of could have survived the same mishap. That was another great thing about Ultralitre canes. I called them and told them of the mishap and they had another one in my hands super quick.

    Last but certainly not least, the price on these canes is unbelievably reasonable, particularly after you get one in your hands and see how incredibly well made they are.

    Note, I don't work for, nor am I affiliated with the Ultralite cane folks in any way, that is other than a sincerely satisfied customer. I recommend their products highly.

    And before I forget... :lol3

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  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I think he added a Benz.
  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Is that a graphite side cane holding up your bike?

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  11. Flipesoares

    Flipesoares Adventurer

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    Thanks buddy,

    I take care of my new babe..i´m in love ;)) But i really miss my ex-xt660z, and the good moments together.
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  12. Flipesoares

    Flipesoares Adventurer

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    :) you´re right, my ´98 E250 Turbodiesel
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yup. Nothing like a roll in the hay.:wink::D
  14. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Great pic :thumb
  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I agree. I wish we could get back to the days of above ground nuclear testing.

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  16. ereneT

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    Nice picture on the Alentejo planes, went there twice to see the Dakar race, good memories.
  17. Flipesoares

    Flipesoares Adventurer

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    :) You´re Portuguese?

    So true, Alentejo ;) amazing landscapes and dirty roads.
    Photo taken pretty close from my home town. 1st stage of 1st edition of "Rally Dakar Portugal" pass here
  18. ereneT

    ereneT Adventurer

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    I knew you were going to ask me that !:roflSometimes I don't know what I am. At times, I think I lost my 'pátria' (patriotic feeling), back and forth all my life between two countries. I'm proud of being booth Portuguese and Canadian.

    P.S. I meant to say 'plains', I was probably thinking of the air show in Evora near you, when I said 'planes' ;) :1drink, some crazy/skilled pilots there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&v=26H-WzIe858.
  19. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    E Filipe ou Flipe?

    Eu concordo, vivi no Alentejo 2 anos em Santiago do Cacem e Troia, em 1975 e 76, praias maravilhosas. :D

    Congrats on the new bike and great picture on the 660

    I would love to have a 660 too :wink:
  20. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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