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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    Just have to rotate the photo. Close enough for me.:D
  2. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I did, once clockwise, once counterclockwise :evil
  3. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    I also have to add, besides my previuos comment on the cruise control, that the adjustable windscreen dances and moves a lot during off road, specially if you use the GPS bracket. After a total of first 1000 kmts, including some 600 off road, I had to adjust all the screws and nuts of the head lights, windscreen, and other elements of the motorcycle´s head.
  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Check your steering head nut too. Common to work loose.
  5. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    ROBERTO, I just got all the parts for the center stand, and also the parts catalog for the 2014 model.

    The 2014 parts catalog DOES NOT include the center stand, so I ordered the parts from the 2011 catalog. As far as I can see, that parts fit the 2014 model and also the center stand fits well.

    I will email the parts catalog to you I you give me your email.

    I will isntall it tonight.

    Saludos
  6. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Opposite for me. Not much chance to use cruise where I ride -- twisty back roads or congested highways where I'm constantly on the gas -- but the ESA would be very handy given the constantly changing road conditions.
  7. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    Indeed, after some 50 kmts the fuc.... Nut got loose. I was thinking it was something extraordinary, but for what you said now I realized is a common problem. Indeed, at Yamaha they told me that the STs report very often that problem.

    The 2014 steering nut is different than previous models.

    I had a really hard time trying to find the tool (bit) to tighten the nut. Besides I did not have the center stand and was hell to fix the problem. Finally a tractor mechanic had a tool a bit bigger but I managed to tighten the steering nut, but I ruined the nice aluminum nut. [​IMG]

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    The nut needs 130 newtons of torque, and I had ordered a new one. I will put some loclite on it for have tight.

    What a stupid problem for a dual purpose bike.



    Juan Valderrama
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    Broadcasting from Bogotá - Colombia.
  8. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    Gracias Juan, please mail to thagua@gmail.com. Since I'm dismantling my 2011 Hyper Tenere, I have to consider if I'll leave the turn signal led lamps and the heated grips bought from Yamaha (very expensive) ... the 2014 Z model has small turn signals but not sure if they are led. If you need any plastic part of the cowling as a replacement made in fiberglass don't hesitate to get in touch. I have all of them.
    Saludos,
    Roberto
  9. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    They are leds and they are indeed vary nice.

    Juan Valderrama
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    Broadcasting from Bogotá - Colombia.
  10. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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  11. muddysoles

    muddysoles The cubicle traveler

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    Went through the link, stunning pics George! :thumb ....Are those panniers Holan Nomadas? They look good on the bike!
  12. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Thanks :D

    No, they are SW-Motech Trax
  13. kalho13

    kalho13 Adventurer

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    I just added a 'new' 2012 Super Tenere to the garage. I have read some great things about the bike and am anxious to ride if the snow ever melts this year.

    I just had a couple of questions about the bike. What kind of fuel mileage do you get? Is everybody running premium fuel as the owners manual says is required? Is there anything I need to pay special attention for the break-in process?
  14. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    1) It is very easy to get 200 miles out of a tank to reserve (about 45mpg - us).
    2) The bike will run on chicken shit.
    3) Keep and eye on the spoke tension, especially the rear. They do come loose. Once the bike has done a thousand miles or so they settle down. If you loose any, you can only buy a full set.
    4) Remove both axles as soon as possible and grease them. They are not a rubbing part but there is virtually no rust protection on them and if they corrode, they are a bitch to get out for future tyre changes. (same for all Yamaha's sadly)
  15. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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  16. kalho13

    kalho13 Adventurer

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    Thanks for your insight Ray. Much Appreciated !!


  17. kalho13

    kalho13 Adventurer

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    Thanks Juan! Much Appreciated!
  18. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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    Everything OGR says and if you ride in the rain/damp (or even if not) pull the ignition coils and get some rubber grease on the seals. I had to replace one (it seems to be the lhs coil that suffers most) due to corrosion on the coil shaft, it was also a PITA to get out due to it being stuck solid (snapped the bolt flange off when twisting it out).
    PS if you don't want spoke corrosion your going to have to apply a wheel wax/corrosion block to them , the liquid products just centrifuge off and can get on the tyre. Other areas that can corrode in damp climates are the end of the frame /engine bolt tubes and the front water pipe behind the exhaust/headers.
    Most of the above are probably due to riding in damp/salty/icy conditions that we have in the UK winters/spring and summers.
  19. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Real problems with any of that in NA.
  20. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Have 36,000 km on my S10 and my spokes still look pristine, just give them a quick cleaning with scotch pad when I wash the bike. Haven't noticed any other corrosion on the bike either. I'm in Japan, four seasons here but no salt used on the roads.