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. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    We just find it hard to drink from a sticker.:wink:
  2. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Hey, now, Jaumev...

    Not all Americans travel that way! :zilla

    Here's shots from two different week-long trips a year apart...



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    Granted, I wasn't camping on either journey, but I don't haul much more when I have camped... And either way I have to haul some medical support gear with me no matter where I go. I used to have to travel a *LOT* via air in a business I was in, and there more than any other I learned all too often "Less is More"!!! :rofl

    Packing light sure helps the motorcycle's handling, too! :ricky

    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3


    Dallara



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  3. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    what handlebars do you have on that beautiful blue motorcycle
  4. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Those are plain ol' stock Yamaha Super Tenere handlebars. I've got 'em mounted in a set of Rox "Pro-Offset" block risers...


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    http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showdetails.cgi?parts_id=9982


    And I've got 'em rotated back in the clamps a bit more than Yamaha had 'em in the stock clamps.

    Mind you, I'm not a fan of the stock handlebars. Too much sweepback at the grips for me, but I've learned to live with it for the time being, mainly because I just ride the damn thing too much. I just don't want the down time experimenting with other bars. Still, one of these days I'm going to end up with some with much less sweep and maybe a 1/2" more height.

    Dallara



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  5. BHumW

    BHumW so many roads...

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    "Heading towards the Mokee Dugway?"

    DaFoole

    Yep, and Mulie Point :clap
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    "Packing light sure helps the motorcycle's handling, too! :ricky"

    Dallara


    They're supposed to handle?? :scratch
  6. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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  7. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    This was last August headed up it.
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    Looking down at Valley of the Gods road, yep rode that to.
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    Snow flats Rd two up, didn't make it far before having to turn around. The sand washes were muddy and it became work not fun.
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    We are headed back to Utah this year for two weeks. I have unfinished business there. Only this time I'll have K60's on the bike.
  8. sylwester

    sylwester Adventurer

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  9. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    It's rare to see it used well. Those were nice shots!
  10. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    17 Jan 2013 and its 82F here!! Took my jacket liner out then went for a cruise to PCH to cool off-:lol3

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    Yes the little silver trim/bezel thing flew off the other day-waiting on the new one to come in. I kinda like the dash all black, might pull it off the new cover and paint it black.

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    72F thats more like it..
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    Carry on......
  11. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    RoyQ,

    Great pics. Nice looking place to ride.

    And yea, repeating that trip with K60's will be a different experience.
    Same great views. But substantially better handling.
  12. ~TABASCO~

    ~TABASCO~ www.rideonadv.com

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    WOW.... Nice pictures... It will be those temps here in TX in not to long... and then shortly after that the death heat of 100 + everyday....
  13. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Nice!...its 5F....no that's not a typo....riding season seems so far away :cry
  14. BHumW

    BHumW so many roads...

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    From what I've read, using the Rox risers requires cable lengthening. Was that your experience?

    Thanks.
  15. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    That's true with the 2" (or taller) *PIVOTING* Rox Risers - http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showdetails.cgi?parts_id=10081 - and you *DO* have to get longer hydraulic hoses, but not throttle cables.

    But not with the Offset Block ones I posted previously. I made no cable, hydraulic hose, or wiring changes to fit them to my bike, and have ridden that way for over 20,000 miles with them installed.

    BTW, please note that the 1.75" *PIVOTING* risers - http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showdetails.cgi?parts_id=10037 - will *NOT* work either, but for different reasons. With them there is not enough room between Rox's upper clamp and the pivot bar to all the OEM Yamaha upper bar clamps to fit in there.

    Hope this helps!

    Dallara



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  16. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    A bit chilly at the house but surprisingly warm at the coast, they tell me there is some little surf competition going on this weekend near here. Not ready to break out the wet suit, but perfect riding. Real adventurous :lol3:lol3

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  17. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    VERY impressive, keep em coming! :thumb
  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Any body want to see cruise ship pictures?

    Snorkel shots? Wife in a swim suit? I was going to say fat people on
    the beach, but that's kinda subjective with a guy my size.:shog

    Anyway, out of the Utah cold and quite sunburned today.:D
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    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    Ok , I like bikinis ... :evil and I trust your taste:wink:
  20. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Uh... YEAH!!! :clap

    I'd love to see some pics of your lovely wife in a swimsuit... After all, I ride a *BLUE* Super Tenere! :lol3


    Dallara



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