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. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    You sure picked a great place! :clap
  2. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    I do not know how to post pics as yet but I live just 15 min away from the beach, great windy mountain roads and decent dirt roads and we never get frost and very rarely day temp lower than 20C+ north of Brisbane Queensland.
    Way better motorbike riding weather than my native Sweden where I rode in several minus degrees, ice, snow, rain, slush, black ice and so forth needless to say I love the weather here!
  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Sounds like another great place to live. To post pics you just need to use an online photo hosting site, upload your pics there and then post the links here using the img photo button above.
  4. muddysoles

    muddysoles The cubicle traveler

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    You could follow this thread to learn more. Would love to see some pics. That's how I get my riding fix, through others :cry
  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Yeah rub it in why don't you..:lol3
  6. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    When you travel alone, you pack what you need. When you take the wife, that includes the kitchen sink :huh

    Mount Jeffrau, Bardoneccia, Italy.

    If you can, put a 14 tooth sprocket on the front. It wakes the bike up a lot.
  7. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Hi Ray

    Don't complain, at least your wife rides with you... impossible with mine. She doesn't like it at all... :cry

    I was thinking this bike could be great off roading with a 14 tooth sprocket, but what about in motorway?

    Cheers
  8. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I know... I have two bikes, but I'm thinking in a solo off road trip and because I'm not Super Tenere sized :wink: I need something smaller...
  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Why not get a DRZ400 or something similar in size? The XT660 still seems a bit porky for serious offroad.
  10. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I have a DRZ400-E, great bike, but its too small for a long trip.

    The 660 is a good compromise. I think is the perfect dual bike. I know its a bit heavy but after riding the Super T it looks small.
  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Guess it all boils down to personal taste. This guy toured from Paris to Vietnam via the long way around on a Yamaha TT250R Raid.

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    http://j-hoppers.com/waruida/menumain_j.htm

    I've got a Dakar and while it's way smaller than the S10 I still wouldn't want to take it on gnarly offroad terrain, but then again I don't have a 10th of your skills. :cry A friend has a DRZ400S nicely setup for LD touring with a large fuel tank, headlight and good luggage capacity. For me, that would be about the biggest I'd want to take.
  12. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Yea, like you don't have any place to ride.

    I know better. And I only had 2 weeks!
    (This month last year. I think on this day I was having a steak with 2 gents in Corryong. They were riding an RGV500 (mint) and sweet Guzzi V7)
  13. GrahamD

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    Fixed...:lol3
  14. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    Dammit!! Crap. Jesus.

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  15. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Yeah everything is relative.

    I went to Morocco with the DRZ and was fun in the sand but really boring and unconfortable in the paved roads or good tracks. There the Tenere must be better.

    I guess how it can be in the sand... :ear
  16. Tim

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    :thumb

    I can almost see myself there! :evil

  17. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I have yet to have the pleasure to heft mine from the ground..how bad was it?
  18. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've lifted mine, it was surprisingly easy because the CoG is so low. But have yet to try it on a slope with a full set of luggage.
  19. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    When loaded heavily, I had to pop off the top box. Without that it was no problem.
  20. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    I see nothing wrong. It got tired and is taking a nap.