XT1200Z: The new WaspWorks Super Tenere, in detail and the evolution

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Wasp, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Been playing around with a couple of front guards for the Super Tenere.
    Still not quite happy with it but there are a couple more coming so I will just keep trying till I find one that I like.

    Once the guard has been selected, I will move onto the brake lines/routing and then the fork leg guards.

    I thought I better place these pics here.
    although I am not sure if it is something that will go into production, but just in case I do offer them, I didnt want to put anyones nose out of joint.

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    Greg.
  2. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    Very nice looking Greg. Have you had a chance to test it on the asphalt? Wonder what the the higher CoG has on handling both on and off road.

    Don't take this negatively. After I had my Tenere for two weeks I realized it was a better KLR. Now that I see your Tenere I realize I was mistaken and you have the KLR Extreme. Like how you upgraded all the performance parts and kept the remainder to a minimum. Stock windshield, no skidplate, no side plate, no rear inner fender, stock seats, tankbag for luggage, no engine / body guards, and whatever I missed. Like your look and I am sure it is as light as can reasonably be. Looking forward to your future reports.
  3. Wasp

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    I have managed to get a couple of 150+km rides on both the dual disc and the single disc wheels.

    I absolutely love it and have done a couple of quick RR's on Woody's 21" wheel thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759952 Specifically: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18385457&postcount=139

    Some good dirt riding is coming up as the weather cools and moistens here, so stay tuned to Woody's thread.

    Greg.
  4. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Shit - A hugger would last all of 30seconds where we ride.........:rofl

    Greg.
  5. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Nice work Greg, but my styling $0.02 is that a MX-style fender doesn't work on this bike as the fender looks too small/narrow and is out of proportion to the massive cheeky jowls of the S10. It needs something wider, flatter, and more beakish.

    Again, just my $0.02.

    - Mark
  6. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    Figured that much. You ride hecka crazy in extreme conditions. The inner fender would mount to the lower sub-frame rails and a couple available holes for bolts an nuts. There have been a couple riders do this. I asked if the rear tire would ever compress that far and never received an answer. If it works it would solve the dirt, water, mud, gravel, from being expelled out of the right side. I was thinking of using a 12" x 24' sheet of corrugated plastic trimmed to fit. "That is if the rear tire does not interfere."
  7. Thagua

    Thagua Let's go adventuring...

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    This is a work in progress .. here some photos of my Black Pearl with her cousin XT660Z with high fenders on both ... will upload another set with my 'half low fender' as soon as finished ... waiting for my wheels from Woody.
    Cheers,
    Thagua

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  8. Wasp

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    Thanks Roberto. I have the same guard here but did not like the length sticking out the front.
    It's hard to get just the right look when the guard cant really go up any higher huh?

    I may have to send you a pm to see if I can buy a set of your fork leg protectors.
    I would like a similar thing, but not sticking forward any further than necessary. I would probably prefer if the front edge is only just in front of, and covering, the forward mount points then tapering back to the fork leg quicker.

    Hey Roberto...
    Would you be able to post up a picture from full side on with your bike (on it's centre stand) so I can see the guard height and profile? Same as the second pic below...

    Greg.
  9. Wasp

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    I was pretty keen to see/feel how the high guard is on the bike and if the obstruction has any impact on air coming up through the steering column hole.

    So, along with my MacGyvered ABS sensor mount I decided to MacGyver the brake lines into position to allow full wheel articulation.
    Once I have had a chance to play with this I will re-fit the dual disc 21" wheel and add the second set of lines.

    I'm liking the look so far but will be better when I locate the right mudguard and fit the fork protectors.

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    Greg.
  10. Stoic96

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    Greg,

    Along with everyone else, I'm really anxious to see what you come up with. I live on two miles of sand, and in the morning when I go to work, the sand is wet and sticky, and the stock fender is completely inadequate. Sand gets all over EVERYTHING, including me.

    So, I'm hopeful your fender will turn out well in the end. I'll have to do some experimentation to see if there's any benefit to running both.
  11. woody's wheel works

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    FYI,,i have abunch of these lower leg guards from the HP-2 sumo kits
    here's Warthog's HP-2 fitted with my wheels and the guards i'm talking about ..

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    holler,,and i'll send a set over with your next package
    woody
  12. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    Those guards look good. :clap

  13. sallydog

    sallydog https://sallydog.smugmug.com/Pets/LD-Travel/

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    is this the XTall shield?
  14. Wasp

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    No mate, I think it was the medium..
    More than 18mths ago and cant remember to be honest.

    Greg.
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    i am asking because i think i am getting one. i saw in another post that it was a medium. do you remember if you liked it or not?
  16. Wasp

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    Yeh I did like it on the long country ride/s when I went to visit the 200km away client. I think I only ever used it twice though as honestly I can not stand the look of tall screens on these bikes.
    I also do a lot of off-road riding with my bike and there is NO WAY I would head into the dirt with one of these sticking up front.
    I ended up giving mine to an inmate..

    Generally though, if the looks dont bother you then they do a reasonable to good job.
    It was after I took the large screen off that I decided there must be a better way, and designed the MotorradWorks windscreen adjuster kit. This gave me the best of all screen positions as it is so infinitely adjustable.
    Mine has been on the bike ever since and I do set it constantly between low and in for bush work, and high and laid back for highway riding.

    Greg.
  17. Wasp

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    I have finally found the correct front guard for my liking.
    After buying four aftermarket guards, then trialing the best fit up against every new bike on the showroom floors:huh I have settled on what you see below.

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    I much prefer the look of this compared to the shorter unit I had on only a few days ago.

    To me, this fits/looks/feels like a factory fitted unit and I think this is how they should have been from the factory.

    Even though this is only temporarily mounted, it is a super strong and rigid install so I went for a 180km ride today to test it out.

    WOW....
    What a difference.:clap

    Gone is any debris and sand etc flying up through the steering stem/faring hole...:evil

    Gone is any form of wind buffeting. I actually rode with the screen on std/low today (as shown) and with my Aria Corsair (noisy helmet) (as shown) so I could get the best feedback from effects, and I can tell you, the wind noise is quieter (I can hear the engine and front tire now) and I witnessed no/nil/nadda/zip/zilch/f#@kall effects of buffeting up to 160km/hr (allegedly:D). In fact I had the visor open the whole day.

    The high guard in combination with the 21" front wheel is really making my underpants happy.

    The bike now feels so Honda XR600ish crossed with Ducati litre+ sports bike that it is freaky. It has maintained all of its agility on road but with a more "solid" feel in corners and straight lines. It's not put off by grooves and bumps in the road (not that that was a huge problem) and responds more readily to body english than it did with the 19" wheel. The bike is so different now that it just feels more tuned and in tune with my way of riding and what I expect from this type of machine. This machine is starting to really feel CONNECTED TO ME...!

    I have an 18" rear coming from Woody over the coming couple of weeks and I am sooo looking forward to that. I feel that will be the icing on the cake and convert this into the Super Tenere that Yamaha should have made.

    More to come when I get a full day (200kms) of forest riding in on the weekend after next

    Greg.
  18. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Looks GREAT!!!

    So exactly what front fender is that, Greg?

    Thanks!

    Dallara


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  19. Wasp

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    DR650 Dallara - Modified to suit.

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  20. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Outstanding, Greg! :clap

    Thanks!!!

    Dallara



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