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The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

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

  1. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Long timer

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    Sold my '14 ES w/10K miles in spring '17 for $9995. Sold my wife's '15 non-ES w/5K miles in spring '17 for $9995. Both were tastefully equipped (nothing like FM dreamer above). We felt happy/lucky to get what we got.

    Both had OEM heated grips. LOL
  2. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff. Supporter

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  3. blitz11

    blitz11 Adventurer

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    I like this perspective.

    Maybe it's a case of "Honey, I am TRYING to sell it, but there are no takers. I'll just keep riding it in the meantime."
  4. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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    Look who I ran into in the Texas Hill Country. Some of you that have hung around this thread a while will remember.

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  5. Vrode

    Vrode Not my problem Supporter

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    Is that an FJ he’s on?
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  6. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. Supporter

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    Suspension Query here. I have the es model and I'm trying to put a comparison to manually adjustable suspension . Preload is simple enough and is calibrated pretty good , so on to soft std. and hard , Is that the compression dampening ? The +3 to -3 is ???? Rebound , Hi speed rebound ? I can't seem to find an explanation . Thx
  7. ricerooster

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    New owner.

    Traded in my MY12 NC700X, it was a fantastic moto even after all the suspension mods I've done to it but the more I drove it everyday on my 200 mile round trip commute the more I wanted out of the bike. I've been looking at an adventure bike that had more power, cruise control, traction control, ABS, and reliability. At the dealer last week I couldn't pass up a deal on a brand new 2018 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, it has meet all my expectations, except for a funk and mpgs..lol. Almost put 2000 miles on it already and I think I'm done farkling it.

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  8. regder

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    Congrats on the move! Are your highbeams on, or have you done something with the bulbs?
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  9. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    My post on that ad got deleted lol
  10. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    What are you getting as comparison to the Honda 700?

    That's normal. If the moderators don't think you're genuinely interested they delete all conversation. They're strict about free bumps, kind of. :photog
  11. ricerooster

    ricerooster Adventurer

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    I think the high beams were on.
  12. ricerooster

    ricerooster Adventurer

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    Sofar I've been averaging 46mpg on the S10 that's with cruise control set at 75mph on my commute but a little bit of aggresive throttle every now and then since I've been enjoying the power. On the NC I was getting 58mpg at 75mph, that's with all luggage full, 45t sprocket, and a bigger windscreen.
  13. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    46 sounds right. I was getting the same with my 1200GS as I do with my S10.
    Sub 60 mph stuff results in better than 50, and higher than 80 and I’m in the lows 40’s.
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  14. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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    A very nicely accessorized Tracer GT.
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  15. brasters

    brasters Just Bob Supporter

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  16. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Long timer

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    Changing the topic for a moment. TwinRider, I finally gave in to your pressure and had my '14 flashed. Here are my observations on a flashed Gen II. No more popping on decelleration. Smother on/ off throttle response, especially at low revs. Feels a bit "gruntier" at low revs in all gears with a bit more wallop in the low gears at low revs. On top I don't feel much difference, but it was strong enough to begin with. All in all I am happy with the changes and feel it was money well spent. Also the tech who tuned it changed the settings for the cooling fan. It now comes on at 205 instead of 220. I would not describe the differences in how it runs as huge as I was pretty happy with the bike stock, but definitely improved. My son had his '13 GenI flashed and says the difference in smoothness of throttle response is HUGE.
  17. Georgios

    Georgios Been here awhile

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    Would be interesting if you´ll notice a difference in fuel consumption. Obviously there is an increase in fuel in the low compartment, which make the difference.
  18. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Long timer

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    I am curious myself. The tech said that it would not have much of an impact because he didn't add fuel where you spend the majority of your time riding. Just "filled the gaps" to make it smother and removed the restrictions from the lower gears. I was regularly getting 46 MPG. I'll post if that changes dramatically.
  19. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Long timer

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    I should also add that engine braking has been reduced. Used to be that when I let off the gas it almost felt like I was applying the brake. Now, post flash, it feels more natural.
  20. Georgios

    Georgios Been here awhile

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    Rode a ´19-model recently for three days and throttle response was very smooth for me. It was also very strong in third gear.