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. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride Supporter

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    Please share what spring and shims RT supplied for you Milechaser.

    Not me.
  2. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride Supporter

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    Not the case. Check the other forum for several threads if you need more info.
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  3. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride Supporter

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    Yes. I’ve had an ES re-valved and rebuilt by Race Tech.
  4. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    Meh.
    I already own one.
  5. ram350

    ram350 Adventurer

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    Thanks for confirmation that it is doable
  6. numbaphive

    numbaphive not quite rite

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    Rocky Mountain ATV (ES shock) US $1,248.79 Find it under the 2015 model, rear arm suspension.
  7. ram350

    ram350 Adventurer

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    Thanks. Mine is a 2014, but price is still only 1360.00. Can’t believe there is such a price diff from US to Canada, 3100.00. Even with exchange on the money it is still well over 1000.00 diff.
  8. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Been here awhile

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    Just picking nits, because the Super 10 is a great bike, but why do over 20 fasteners have to be removed to access the air filter ?
  9. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Yup, luckily it's only once every 25000 miles. I just time mine with the valve inspection and spark plug change.
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  10. garrydymond

    garrydymond Been here awhile

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    I change my filter more than once every 25,000 miles. Is that what the manual says?
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  11. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Yes, same as the valve checks unless you ride in dusty conditions.
  12. fpalbrecht

    fpalbrecht Been here awhile

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    I posted this over a year ago but worth posting again. This is less than 15k miles. I live in Wisconsin.
    Yamaha recommends changing the stock filter at 24k miles unless you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. I admit I've been in both but didn't expect it to be this dirty. Glad I checked it. Guess I'll change it every year. Trust me I don't live on a dirt road! At least check before 24k. 20180314_195027%20(1).jpg 20180314_195036%20(1).jpg
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  13. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    At 26,000 mile valve check on my 2012, the first air filter change was just what I expected, it wasn't dirty. Here in Colorado in my opinion more dust than average, so for most guys 26,000 miles is plenty often enough. I've pretty much adopted 30,000 mile change interval on everything, and even that is way early looking at the old filter, but since the Yamaha has 26,000 mile valve check, change it then.
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  14. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe It's never a DAMN tail wind !

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    Evening Riders, funny , , I was under the tank today tinker with adjusting throttle cables which was unnecessary. So I decide to investigate the air filter.
    Almost 8400 miles. Had some minor blackening, nothing critical. I'll change it at 12k miles maybe. Also gave it the casual inspection , fluids, tire pressure etc. Noticed both original tires had some minor cracking over their entire carcass. Minor.
    These are Metzeler Torrance exp,
    born on 04/10 and 35/10.
    It's an 012 model. 8+yrs old w/ 8400 miles. Change them out? Or ride on for another year? Thanks for your thoughts and ride safe everyone. G.
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  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I ride mostly gravel roads on my S10. I finally decided to clean the filters at 40,000 kms, although not really needed. The Oz standard twin foam Uni Filters. It does seem to pick up clean air, not like my other bikes.
  16. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    Look to see where they were made. I think they're pre-junk Chinese Tourance Crap in 2010.
    If they're Chinese, remove them. They were garbage when new.
  17. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Nearly a decade old and cracking, change them ASAP.
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  18. Paper

    Paper I can see Iowa from my yard!! Supporter

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    Please do not install Tourance tires on your bike. The new ones are pretty terrible on dry, and like grease on wet.
    If you're mostly street riding, the new Conti Trail Attack 3 are very good.
  19. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe It's never a DAMN tail wind !

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    I will be using Shinko 705's when doing the swap.
    I had unbelievably good success with them on my previous ADV bike (Suzuki Vstrom) and the budget loves them. A pair from Rocky Mountain ATV =$180+ change.
    No Brainer to me . Ride safe, G.
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  20. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    399B97DC-2391-4DE5-BE2D-53831FCFD851.jpeg I'm looking to change my seating position on my 2013 Tenner. I did the seat bumper mod which helped a little but i'd still like to get it lower in the back. IMO the bike has a riding position that feels more like being on top of the bike and not in it. Any advice on which seat would help accomplish that?
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