The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,083
    Location:
    PNW
    Maybe do several layers of it, or maybe the primer it'll adhere better. Mine was on bare metal , didn't hold up
    20190910_195103.jpg
    davyjones likes this.
  2. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Oddometer:
    16,907
    Location:
    日本
    I would go with powdercoating myself. I think I'm going to make my silver Givi skidplate, which appears to be powdercoated, black.
  3. ArkieRider

    ArkieRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    674
    Location:
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    Appreciate the input. Yep I’m sure powder coating is the best route...but since I already have the self etching primer and bedliner stuff, I may try the cheap route first to see how it holds up. Plus it can be easily touched up I imagine
  4. Slowklr

    Slowklr Attempting to fall in style

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2019
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    Texas
    I use spray on bedliner on my trucks skidplates and when I damage it I just respray the damaged spots. I'm thinking about doing the one on the Tenere so it has some sound deadening but the exhaust is mighty close to it so I'm wondering if it will get burned.
  5. ArkieRider

    ArkieRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    674
    Location:
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    I plan to put a coat of high heat paint between the primer and Bedliner and then maybe a couple of coats over the Bedliner.

    But if I find the heat is an issue I’ll try the high heat paint alone
  6. ram350

    ram350 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    65
    My shock has blown a seal and Yamaha says the shock is not rebuildable. New shock is $3100.00 Canadian. Anyone know of someone who does rebuild the stock shock. This is the ES model. Or possibly someone who sells a replacement at a better price.
    RiderA2B likes this.
  7. Paul466

    Paul466 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Oddometer:
    107
    Location:
    Colorado
    Get a Ohlins for $1200
    Bill 310 likes this.
  8. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Oddometer:
    4,793
    Location:
    Hopefully Upright

    For $3100, you can get a Traxxion front end, an Ohlins rear shock and still have gas money left over
    Paul466 likes this.
  9. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Oddometer:
    16,907
    Location:
    日本
    There’s a thread on the S10 forum that says the shock can be overhauled. Race Tech, etc.
  10. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride Supporter

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    Oddometer:
    538
    Location:
    Philly
    RT can rebuild the shock. They also do re-valving. They don't have adequate experience with an actual ES to make them proficient with proper replacement springs. Something about the difference in geometry between the standard and ES model...
  11. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    7,881
    Location:
    Seneca, WI
    I thought the only difference was the electric servos that adjust the shocks?

    And heated grips.
    Paul466 likes this.
  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,971
    Location:
    Snowy Mountains Oz
    I expect Cogent can sort it. Great people too. Maybe @NC Rick will chime in?
    WVhillbilly and Paper like this.
  13. Milechaser

    Milechaser Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,666
    Location:
    Vermont
    It took me a year for Race Tech to figure out a spring for my 2015 Super Tenere ES.
    Works great. They recommended revalving but I didn’t live close enough to anyone they use at the time.
    One place is in New Jersey if I remember correctly of course the other in California.
    Not sure what you need for a spring set up but my set up works great for me 200lbs plus and all my gear, luggage, ect.
    And handles passenger also no problem. If you want to talk to Race Tech and ask them what my set up is for exact specs tell them to look at Karl Emde’s specs. Hope this helps.
    For the record why it took so long was because they had not had hardly any ES’s to work with. They were very accommodating.
    FYI
    Installing the spring yourself is no joke. You have to do it with the shock still connected to the bike. Little room for error!
    Make sure you have a good spring compressor!
    Good luck and hope this helps anyone who needs it.
  14. Maverick2076

    Maverick2076 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Oddometer:
    86
    Location:
    Texas
  15. ram350

    ram350 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    65
    Thanks for all your reply’s regarding my leaking ES shock. I will have to make some calls and get a firm answer from some of your suggested vendors.
  16. russell44

    russell44 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2017
    Oddometer:
    58
    Location:
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  17. ram350

    ram350 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    65
    Has anyone actually had their ES shock rebuilt
  18. Super08

    Super08 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2017
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Alberta
    Some have, I was talking to one of the suspension shops down in the states and they have not had very good success with rebuilding/revalving them.
  19. Super08

    Super08 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2017
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Alberta
    Ed, is that you?
  20. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Oddometer:
    36,767
    Location:
    WV
    Different stickers :deal
    Paper likes this.