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. ballheadknuckle

    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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    They are from the oem worldcrosser kit i bought the bike with, they are made of 3mm foam/rubber material.




    Jaumev's bike seems to be still running, if they work for him they will do it for me i figured :-D

    And they look good and are made of unpainted stainless steel, so small scratches are no issue.
  2. Space Traveler

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    You can buy it from any canadian Yamaha dealer.
  3. jaumev

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    Yeap she's running but I broke the ventilator in Marroc due a fall... the crash bars bent and the ventilator was trapped... :cry

    I must do something to make them stronguer...

    Is a good think is not painted... but mine is quite scratched ... dunno why? :wink: :D
  4. ballheadknuckle

    ballheadknuckle Been here awhile

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    To prevent scratches you could get off the bike and use the kickstand when you take a break :hide
  5. pluric

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  7. jaumev

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    :clap:clap:lol3 good theory...
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  9. jaumev

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    So... preparing a new trip and to not suffer in the sand, I put my ST in a big diet and the results are anazing!! ::evil

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    I tested this morning: a 2013 Yamaha WR450... whow... :clap
  10. William42

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    I think the Super Tenere has beaten some sense into you. :D
  11. jaumev

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    Well... I hope so... at 54 is time to have some sense, don't you think? :evil
  12. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'm guessing a little nicer than the DR???:ear
  13. jaumev

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    Yes if you like a racing bike. This is the brand new WR model with the same light and small frame than the Yamaha 250 MX bike, incredible good suspensions and brakes... powerful 450cc fuel injected engine... nice looking (lot of stickers :evil)...
    With this bike it you can go really fast without effort, she’s doing everything for you!! :clap

    So. Is nearly perfect except the fuel tank (only 7,2 litres) and the price: 8.700€ :puke1 (a Yamaha Tenere 660 is about 7.000€…

    When arrived home I took my DRZ-E and did the same track to compare. The Suzuki looked old fashioned, big and heavy, but I’m pretty sure I rode faster with it than with the Yamaha. The WR engine is so powerful that is difficult with my riding level to use all the power. But with the DRZ I can open full throttle and the traction is always there.
    I’ve got two DRZ's so I’m very used to it, perhaps with more practice I can run faster with the WR....

    These 450 enduro bikes are really fun to have a crazy riding morning but in general are too radical to me. The DRZ allows me to do more or less the same but also a long trip (I’ve got all the farkles to convert it in a trail bike).
    For the moment I don’t change it.
  14. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I tried to explain that to my son who wanted the 450. There is such thing as too much.
    Thanks for your opinion. Now go play.:D
  15. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    There is definitely such a a thing as too much. Back when I had my KTM 520 EXC it was a blast for the first hour or two. But after I got worn out trying to keep it under control, it still wanted to play. A tired rider and a insanely powerful bike is a very dangerous combination.
  16. jaumev

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    This are old people thougts, don't try to explain this to young people... they want POWER!! :lol3
  17. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Race bikes are NOT Dual Sports, and vice-versa.

    The young never see the value in the DS feature set, which inevitably requires more weight and less power, but offers a much wider range of riding options.

    We can only hope that with age will come wisdom - unless they want to race Enduro or Moto-X; then they should go for it!
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    My first motocross was a used YZ450 2005. I had hard time to manage all the power. The year after I had the opportunity to try ou the YZ 250F. I have put the bike for sale the very same day and found a great 250 like new. Way much more fun, and actually faster on the track since it is easier to control. Sometime less is more.
  19. pluric

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    I tell my wife that all the time.
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    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    I finally got around to shootin' a quick vid of my LEDs...

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