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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    I worked at a Yamaha/Honda dealer years ago. 4 years mechanic, 4 years sales.
    It was almost the customer who decided the range (within reason)

    Some were happy with some cheap throw ins. Gloves, helmet maybe tiedowns to get the bike home.
    Others wanted price only. You knew what the boss would sell things for and normally did the
    "Let me ask the owner" just to go sit in his office for a minute and come out with the
    "Boy he's in a good mood today. We never sell them for this low".:lol3

    I'm sure in the more corporate world today they have percentage margins they try to stick to.
    Back then the markups were not that big either.

    Models vary too. Seemed there was always a demand item we didn't have to move on.

    Years later I ordered the first release FJR through them. It was on the phone last day of the
    order cut off. Salesman took my credit card deposit and promised a large discount upon
    delivery. He quit and by the time the bike came in they wanted full price, full shipping
    and set up. Layed me away. Just said they could sell the bike all day for that. Kinda
    forgot the reason the bike was there is because I had pre-ordered it. After waiting for months
    I paid the load and have never bought another part from them. Fool me once....

    And for Saso.

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  2. Saso

    Saso Proudly sporting the DRD4 gene

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  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    What? No pic!:bluduh

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  4. bouldertag

    bouldertag WannabenarlyADV'rrrr

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    Great pics Pluric! Where are you riding in those pictures?

    So awsoom!!
  5. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Thanks. Love the Blue it's a beautiful bike, but the black is just bad-ass. Maybe even a bit menacing and fits the stance of the bike. :evil

    Yeah, this is going to be my Strom replacement. Seems like the evolution of the Strom if Suzuki ever built an updated 1K with a more adventure side. Usually when I buy a bike to replace one that I've loved as much as my Strom I keep both for awhile until the newness wears off and then decide if it's really going to be good enough for a full replacement. Riding the Tenere yesterday I just kept thinking it's not looking good for the strom :deal
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Wind River area in Wyoming.

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    North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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    Grand Staircase (bad mud holes:eek1)

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    Burr trail

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    Lake Powell in the back ground

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    Can't remember the name. Mill Hollow outside of Provo???

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    Strawberry Lake in the back ground

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    Okay. Saso should be happy for a while now.:D
  7. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    lookin awful studly there,pluric....robbing that cradle & all. Or that your daughter? As for paying the new price on a PDP Tenere, you could be buying a BMW. Thank the Lord for the blessing you are about to recieve--from Japan. I paid $12,500 for my Tenere, would gladly pay the new price if I had to. I had a much more expensive GS12. Yuck.
  8. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Studly? You must really be squinting on that one.:lol3

    I did cradle rob. She's five years younger and a hundred years better looking.:deal

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    On the Wind River ride it was a couples ride to Jackson we do anually.
    On the way home we stopped at my summer home and they wanted to
    try trail riding. Isn't it always funner to trash someone elses shit?

    It was fun and for some a first time.

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    They did help clean it all up.

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  9. Wantajustride

    Wantajustride Been here awhile

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    My Wee seems to "Sip" fuel. I haven't checked in awhile, but at last check 60 MPG (at an avg elevation of 7200 ft)!
    I saw the Super Tenere in person weeks back and then up close at the dealership. That beast is one of the best looking DS bikes on the market. And after sitting on one in the showroom I was instantly addicted.
    Guess I'm gonna have to man-up and sell the Wee.


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  10. Saso

    Saso Proudly sporting the DRD4 gene

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    Damn Pluric, The Winds, North Rim, Grand Staircase Escalante, Burr Trail, etc., and you don't even have the K60s on it yet.
  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    You're getting to be a hard man to please.:wink:

    Baja in three weeks.:rayof

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  12. GrahamD

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    You missed a pic pluric..

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  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Okay, now THAT'S studly.:lol3

    Here's the before so anyone can get creative. How about just get rid of the grey?

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  14. Saso

    Saso Proudly sporting the DRD4 gene

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    Mine are waiting for me across the Bay here. I'm heading to Baja first week in April. :rayof with a friend who's riding an F800GS. He's skeptical about the big S10 :rolleyes - I'll send him a link to your pics.
  15. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Shoot, all these pics are bumming me out! I've got to sell my decked out ST after having suffered a good spill on my DR 650, that resulted in neck surgery (fuse with titanium plate and "donor" bones), and upcoming, shoulder surgery for a massive tear. It's a shame because of the break in care/maintenance I took with the bike and the big bucks I put into it. 3K miles. All easy highway stuff, no off road at all. I'm sick about it, but have to go this route. It'll be up on the sale thread in a few weeks. This was to be my last motorcycle. I love the bike. Just can't take the chance of screwing up my spine and end up in a wheelchair.

    The Super Ten is the best and most fun all around bike I've ever owned. I've ridden just about every brand built over the past 40 yrs (including the oil head BMW's).

    I don't know where I'm going to go from here. A trike type bike may be all that I can do going forwards.
  16. Saso

    Saso Proudly sporting the DRD4 gene

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    So sorry to hear about this - are you absolutely sure? Doctor's orders? Don't give up. :nono
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Check post #74 possible option???

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  18. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    hay Stromdog, I was about to suggest a sidecar when pluric posted the one above. Really,look into it. BUT, get a book on sidecar riding as they ARE different . That will keep you out of trouble. They are lottsa fun but DIFFERENT. I had one for my dog. We had a blast.Went trails (wide ones) with it and everything. GOOD LUCK ! Sorry to about your accident but you ain't dead. Hang in there. Better days ahead.
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It wouldn't have to be a full sidecar. Just one of these platform setups would be nice.
    I did forget to mention best to you on your recovery.:thumb

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  20. GrahamD

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    Sorry to hear that Mate.

    After your recovery you may be able to look at a XT900Z. with side car, if the Biking gods are good.

    All the best and chin up.