The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. OldRider 125

    OldRider 125 Been here awhile

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    That would be a roll of the dice for sure. A small water leak can turn into a major water leak pretty fast and 1000 miles away from home isn't where I would want to be when it happens.
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  2. STcorndog

    STcorndog No destination

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    Still wouldn't miss an important ride over it. I would carry some coolant and my good luck charm. Fix it when I got back home.
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  3. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Not that I have the time to use it anyway but my bike has been in lock down in the shop for two weeks for that oil seal on the shaft drive. Said another week until it is finished due to being short staffed.

    Guess it isn't just my work where everybody wants to vacation at the same time(right now).
  4. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Long timer

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    It seems like dealers put warranty work as a last priority. I know I was in electronics repair, and warranty was a thing we hated because normally after work was done and billed, the manufacturer would not pay because of any little thing. We finally quit warranty all together. I would assume the final drive leak is being done under warranty?
  5. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Is that the seal that can be replaced by pulling it out carefully and pushing another one in without drive shaft disassembly?
  6. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Using a screw in the old seal and pulling it out.

    They are fixing under warranty.
  7. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, warranty.
  8. Karson

    Karson Been here awhile

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    I have a pair of baja design's squadrons that don't get utilized enough. I get flashed during the day when I run them, so often times I don't run them at all. Right now they're just wired up to a relay controlled by a on off switch on my bars.

    Just got off the phone with the owner of Skene and I'm really impressed. I just want to run my squadrons dim (10-20%) with the low beams, and full brightness with the highs, but this thing looks like it could damn near put a man on the moon.

    Any drawbacks you folks have encountered running one of these light controllers? My only concern is not running a handlebar momentary switch to turn it off at night when meeting cagers or riding behind another buddy and blinding him through his mirrors, even if the squadrons are at 10% or 20% brightness.

    At those percentages, I'm not sure if 500-1000ish unfocused/aimed lumens from each squadron is a problem or not.
  9. treybrad

    treybrad Been here awhile

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  10. Super08

    Super08 Been here awhile

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    I just bought a set of A-41's as well. I got them now as they were on sale, I still have enough on my stock tires to last the rest of the season. I will install them over the winter.
  11. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I've been using a Skene dimmer with my led lights. I run them at 10 percent with my low beams, that seems to be the level that doesn't bother oncoming traffic day or night.
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  12. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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    Click bait.
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  13. Karson

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    Looks good - stitch her back up. :rofl
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  14. HYLYNDYR

    HYLYNDYR naewittyshitepostedere

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    Doesn’t look to good about the 4 o’clock position ?
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  15. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Lets just skip to 6 and he's good again till 4...

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  16. Karson

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    I don't know why I got a chuckle out of that, but I did. I've kept up with @Hack'dTiger back in the early YST forum days, so I know he's going to have no problem getting back up and running.
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  17. 72 Yamaha RD350

    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    Which one of you S10 owners was riding the unpaved section of washboard dirt eastbound between Grand Marais, MI, and Deer Park today? Looked like you were having fun.
  18. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    I guess us Tenere riders are too busy riding to talk about repairs, farkles, etc. and this thread slipped off page 1.

    :ricky
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  19. Jud

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    I'll get it hopping in here-:evil:thumb


    The Traction Control nanny suck. So does the ABS because you can't turn the rear off easily when you want to. Both easy fixes for Ma Yamaha but nope,,,, she continues to "mother" her flock of lemmings and sheep.:baby:csm:dhorse:ken:imaposer
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  20. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff. Supporter

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