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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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 Now that's hittin' Pluric right below the belt in his mangina! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3


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  2. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    :poserKeep up the good work jaumev.
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Hate to love em and leave em, but at least they have the happy memory. (Sigh)


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  4. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Better not let your wife see that pic, Pluric. You don't wanna' be living out in the sand of the desert... :rofl

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  5. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Cool White Super Tenere...

    I noticed your spring is painted red:

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    mine is yellow:

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    I wonder what the differences are.
  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Turns out to be the colour.
  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Racist.

    Actually I thought the Euro trash has always had a different color/colour shock spring.
  8. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Pah. Euro trash my ass.:ddog

    Wait till I get to Salt Lake, Then we'll see whose bike kicks ass. :pain
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Ewwwww I'm so scared. :ksteve With all that shit on your bike it can't get out of it's own way.:fitz

    Now that that's settled, get your Karen loving butt over here.:D
  10. frontiercat

    frontiercat on the wheel

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    Well, on my dirt road experience last weekend, I noticed how much the windshield flops around on the rough roads.

    I thought that when I was installing the side wind shields (whatever they are called) I would add a small brace to see if it puts a bit of rigidity in the whole dash assembly. With my big honkin' Montana flopping around up there on the Madstad bracket.

    Here is what I came up with. $3 worth of 1/8"x1/2"x36" cut down to two 8" braces:

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    Going camping off of the bike this weekend; report to follow!
  11. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    I have the exact same GPS setup. Let me know how it works out for you.
  12. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    That's interesting. Most of the time color denotes rates, right? Odd that they would bother to paint differently. Two different suppliers?
  13. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    I don't think that's the case in this instance... Take the 2012 USA S-10's for instance - the blue ones had yellow springs and the black ones had red springs. Strictly a styling lick, just like the Euro/Asian/South African/Australian ones had silver side panels and the USA ones had black, and how blue ones in other markets got a black stripe on the fairing and the USA bikes didn't.

    In this case most likely the distributor (much like Yamaha USA is the distributor here) in those markets specifies what color spring they want, much like they do colors, stripes, etc.

    That said, your statement "Most of the time color denotes rates" is both true and not so true...

    Many spring manufacturers used to use a small swipe of some color paint to denote a specific rate, but I haven't seen that done by motorcycle suppliers in quite some time. These days some sort of stamped/screened coded (or sometimes even uncoded) number will denote things like the part number, length, diameter, and rate. And most aftermarket spring suppliers have their own signature color... Hyperco is usually dark blue, Eibach a dark red, Ohlins yellow, Hyperpro purple, etc., etc.

    Just FYI...

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  14. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    The bike was styled in Italy. So the red spring matched the red Super Tenere sticker and the yellow spring matched the yellow Super Tenere sticker. That's how it was in the beginning. Balanced out the colour splashes darls.

    I thought the same as you. I thought there must have been a "German" reason for it. Turns out it was all "Italian" reasoning.
  15. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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  16. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You look more packed for 5 hours.:D
  17. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    I painted my red spring black.........added 5mph to the already fastest black ones. :1drink
  18. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    No, No, No!
    Here’s the real deal.
    Yellow springs = Vingage Yamaha Racing Color combined with Current Yamaha Racing Color = Fastest Tenere on the planet.

    Red springs = a poor combination of Honda & Yamaha colors = Very slow Tenere (for those who do not like to, want to, or can ride over 55 mph. :lol3:rofl:D
  19. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Oh my God, I just bought a new toy and look what colour they sent me.....Nooooooooooo

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  20. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    Looks like you’ll be “Slow Rollin” from now on. :D