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. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    It certainly is :D

    I'm considering removing the red sticker from the front :wink:

    I like it all black

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  2. Ozmac

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    Yep that's the spot. Great views from there.
  3. Ozmac

    Ozmac Adventurer

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    They're K60's. I went for the 100 front (instead of the recommended 110 scout) and even though I can't compare it to the 110 scout from personal experience I was very happy with it off road. I did find the rear (150 scout) stepping out quite a bit on wet/damp roads regardless of if I was fully loaded with gear or solo. Off road with reduced pressures they were pretty good for a compromise tyre until you hit clay. I think I might try the 140 rear next time for better dirt performance.

    I do have an annoying cyclic vibration in 5th gear between 75km/h and 90km/h since putting these tires on. That must just be a coordination of engine & tire vibrations just at that point.
  4. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Thanks Lucas

    Goldie a hairdryer works real well for sticker removal.
  5. spklbuk

    spklbuk Been here awhile

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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Well between work and life the poor Tenere has been kinda dry docked. There is a Southern
    Utah ride being put together for next weekend. It's suppose to be thumper friendly.
    Since the Tenere is really two thumpers it should be twice as good, right?

    Anyway, there may be some fancy footwork going on and I didn't want side bags.
    Had this Moto-Fizz sitting around and I think it will be the transport of choice.
    These things are the best soft bag/trunk for motorcycles. Really well designed.
    This only has one end extended, so they are roomy too.

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    Gotta hold caming gear and some food. Plenty of room. They also hold a Kolpin
    gas/water tank perfect.

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    On a side note, here's the other reason the bikes are ignored. The ice is off the water
    and it's time to get wet.:evil

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  7. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Wow, Pluric...

    And I thought I was the only one who loved those MotoFizz bags! :1drink

    I've got both the small (http://www.aerostich.com/motofizz-camping-seat-bags-small.html):

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    And the medium (http://www.aerostich.com/medium-motofizz-camping-seat-bag.html):


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    And they are some of the very best motorcycle luggage I have ever owned. Those Japs are sure an ingenious bunch! :clap

    Best of all the MotoFizz bags, straps, buckles, etc. wear like iron, and the bags come with all the extras in the package. Pricey, but definitely worth every penny once you use 'em for a while.

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  8. Mikef5000

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    :huh Did you find the only wave in that lake?


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  9. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Nice pic! :clap

    What kind of tail bag is that? Any other pics, or a link, etc.?

    Thanks!

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  10. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    I found it in the equipment section here on the board. It's an REI kayak bag. I bought it for my dual sport, but till I get some luggage on this thing I swap it back and forth.
    http://http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747552
  11. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Many thanks!

    But damn, wouldn't you know it... It is now no longer available. :cry

    Story of my life. :lol3

    Had a perfect use for one or two of those! Oh, well. :freaky

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  12. pluric

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    Don't tell the rangers, I use the family boat for the wake. The Speedster is wake jumping
    maybe a little closer than the recommended distance.:augie
  13. Ozmac

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    On a side note, here's the other reason the bikes are ignored. The ice is off the water
    and it's time to get wet.:evil

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    That's a great pic, even if it's not bike related!
  14. jbax

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    I've ridden this rig as it stands at 160kmh (GPS) on the highway. 80kmh standing up over speed humps and some very fast bumpy off road with and without a passenger. Quiet frankly I don't notice much difference as to when I'm riding along with no luggage. Just seems to feel the same??

    Yamaha does say that the max speed should be 135kmh. BMW says 180kmh on the aluminum panniers for my friends GS1200. Whatever they say, common sense tells me that 160kmh is just fine. Going into the stupid zone over that.
  15. Mikef5000

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  16. TierHawg

    TierHawg Herder of the J-Cats

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  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    That's a great pic, even if it's not bike related![/QUOTE]

    It does have two Beast motors and it got to the lake on two wheels. Does that count?:wink:

    You should have seen the pop knot the poor girl got when this landed, She flew into the dash, Owww.

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  18. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Thanks for the link and the info. Should have know somebody would be selling them besides REI... And damn, it seems like you can find almost anything through Amazon these days! Should'a been the first place I looked! :lol3

    OTOH, sure looks the reviews there paint a less than stellar picture for the bag, though. Have you had any trouble with the zippers, or the straps pulling free?

    Looking some more on Amazon I found this one...

    http://www.amazon.com/Seattle-Sports-Deck-Mate-Bag/dp/B00241OT9G/ref=pd_sbs_sg_19


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    And it actually looks like it might work better for the idea I have. Most trips I have my Yamaha side cases mounted, as that way any luggage weight is carried low and balanced. But on some rides I just want my tire plug kit, pump, and maybe some room for a camera, shield cleaning stuff, etc., so I want something *LOW* I can quickly tie on my Altrider rear rack. But I am also thinking of getting one Altrider's RotoPax mounts for the rack to carry one of their fuel jugs, and I want whatever *LOW* bag I get to be able to tie down *ON TOP* of the RotoPax fuel jug.

    I could use my small MotoFizz bag, but that's kind of overkill, as it had tons of space, not to mention it would sit up pretty high. I got short enough legs as it is (29" inseam), and I don't need anything back there on that rack any higher than it needs to be! :rofl

    Thanks again!

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  19. jaumev

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    The Karoo are lot cheaper in Spain than the TKC. I like it but in the rear wheel they dont last a lot. The TKC is harder. So the Karoo are OK for a long trip in the front wheel but noy in the rear.
    I'm just arriving from Sardinia (nearly 1700km off road) and it was a good combination.
  20. jaumev

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    Thanks! It was an amazing trip!!

    Yes, the standard panniers they fit

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