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. William42

    William42 Long timer

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  2. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It's okay, I had to ride the short bus to school for a while too.:wink:

    Now, take all my positive remarks on the original reflash and times it by 10.
    Reflash on steriods.:D


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  3. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Probably for a motorcyclist with a disability...
  4. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    On the works ... will be similar to this one
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  5. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    I could not lift it. I'm 5'11 230, 40 old years. Gravel/ditch combo offered no traction for my boots.

    It laid there for a spell. Guy on a metric cruiser stopped and helped.

    Ryan
  6. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I can understand waiting for someone to help to save it from getting more scratched up, but if it's an isolated area taking off the side and top case would make it much easier. If that still didn't work, spinning the bike so the slope worked in your favor would do the trick.
  7. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    I had a similar Tenere nap with the bike in a negative slope.

    Had to spin it first.

    Then my technique for lifting the pig is facing it backwards and grabbing the bar-end and Crash bar. I leave it in gear so the rear wheel doesn't assist the pig in getting away from me.

    Still hard for this old man. And I have to rest for a minute or two to get oxygen into my brain. :)
  8. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    I had to lift it up in the sand in Morocco, negative slope as well and with luggage.

    I did it but I was dead the rest of the day ... :puke1

    Too heavy for a non Super Tenere sized old man... :cry
  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Size does have it's advantages. Hell I pick mine up with one hand
    while opening a beer bottle with the other. (cept I don't drink)

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  10. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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    Dropping the S10 goes something like this...

    After making a ridiculously early spring gobble scouting hike in the woods last Sunday morning, I decided to explore a new (to me) ridge on the southern boundary of the Monongahela National Forest. Of course the logical way to get there was aboard Alegany. I turned up Dutch Hollow off Big Draft Road and headed into what according to the map is national forest. About three miles in, I crossed a low water bridge and came to a fork. I chose the right hand fork as it continued along the same heading I had been on but within a few yards, I encountered a locked gate. Mumbling profanities under my breath, I gingerly convinced Alegany to reverse course.

    Taking the left hand fork led me around a bend and up a grade only to encounter another locked gate midslope. Curses! Foiled again! I began to rock Alegany back and forth, right and left to manage a turn around. At full lock, I started forward to finish out the round about. Uh Oh! Uh Oh! Uh Oh! Ooommphh! Alegany lost momentum and mother earth on the down-slope side was up close and personal real fast. Alas, I should have rocked fore and aft one mo’ time!

    After a quick check of my working parts, I began comtemplatin’ the circumstance. Alegany was napping in such a manner that would require lifting upslope. I squatted with my back to the bike and tried my damnedest to set Alegany upright…no go. I lifted the rear end and dragged it around a little ways to get a better angle. Now the sounds that emanated from poor ol’ Alegany’s sides grinding on that sandstone road base just about made me cry. Butt to bike, lift; same result. Grabbed the front end and dragged some more; I now know the squeaks of the gates of hell! No liftee. Mumbling many more profanities, I grabbed the rear wheel and spun Alegany’s big bottom around so I would be working w-i-t-h gravity for a novel change and proceeded to set her fat azz upright.

    The Alt Rider crash bars did their job well. I expected the shifter to be trashed, but it apparently managed to find a patch of sand between the stones in which to settle. The tang on the kickstand skewed rearward a bit and may have saved the shifter as it gave, so I’ll take that. The hand guard and the pillion peg mount took pretty good hits, but held up fine. Other than my pride, some black paint and having to ride tail tucked back down Dutch Hollow feeling old, weak and entirely unskilled, me and Alegany were relatively unscathed.
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    At least both sides of the crash bar now match.
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    Losing all interest in scouting Gunpowder Ridge for turkey sign (translation I was too lazy to walk in); but not be denied a good ride, I continued Big Draft and hauled freight up Slab Camp Mountain.
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    Once across the river, me and Alegany motored through the rich farmland of the Greenbrier Valley where beef cattle are big business and paused to snap some pics of these newborns.
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    Crossing to the west side of U. S. 219, we made our way into Trout Valley and the sleepy little farm community of Williamsburg, WV.
    Sinking Creek Road, Shoestring Trail and Midland Trail West led us home to lick our wounds and to tell the tale of the skirmish when me and Alegany took a spankin’ on Gunpowder Ridge.
  11. tremor38

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    After looking at all those pics and getting only one drop out of the deal, I feel snookerd. J/k, of course. Glad the rest of the ride went well. Betcha horsing that Tenere around made you feel like you accomplished something! Good thing you don't have that wimpy little Versys anymore. :D

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  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Nice job documenting the nap and wakeup call. :clap

    And kudos to tremor for quoting everything just in case folks missed it the first time. :freaky
  13. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    OK, so that puts you over the edge, right? I'm thinking about sending in my SA spec ECU, but I thought we agreed you would go first. :D

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  14. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Why whatever do you mean? :D

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  15. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Pluric, thanks for the ECUU gen 2 impressions. The performance sounds closer to my Diapason flashed machine (minus my jumpy off throttle fuel cut). I imagine wheelies come easier now :D

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  16. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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    Made me feel old would be more like it. :eek1


    Used to thing that lil' Red Fireball was a pain to get back on its pins...not any more! Still miss her.
  17. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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    :beer Here's the drop documented on video and the recovery ride...Just in case you are having a slow day!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxN8zxdFDMA
  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I assume so. After the original reflash I was pleased with change but I no way felt it
    ran like the Diapason people were reporting. Now I think I'll jump on their band wagon.

    Wheelies? 600lb bikes don't do no freaking wheelies. Nor do they go off road!

    Hypothetically speaking, if one did try to wheelie one with the 2nd gen reflash then
    I would have to say yes it does come up easier.:augie:lol3
  19. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Best documented "out in the field alone" nap. (not staged or with 20 buddies that can help)

    And it shows one more thing this 600lb bike does that it isn't supposed to do.

    As Pluric states;
    It will wheelie
    It does do dirt

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    It falls down, gets up, and continues on. Without real damage
  20. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Sorry, is not a Super T but I need to tell you.
    This morning I ride a FJR 1300…. What a bike… this engine is awesome. I was in 5th gear from 20 to 200km/h. Awesome!! Smooth, powerful, nice sound… it has all.

    Ideal for Super Ténéré sized

    Then I took the ST and was like a tractor.

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