Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z build thread for a multi year RTW...

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by rtwpaul, Oct 9, 2015.

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information required by tank manufacturer.....are you riding non ES or ES model

  1. Non ES

    72.7%
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  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z build thread for a multi year RTW...

    i leave in 98 days to go on another RTW...bike of choice is this

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    to go and do this...

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    obvious initial question is why the S10?

    well this has a lot to do with it...nothing like a good unbiased opinion, but to be honest i had the bike prior to this article in Consumer Reports being released. If you want to see the report its HERE so you can see its not doctored, just incase some BMW riders have clicked this thread by mistake

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    Let me know if you are interested in this or just want to wait for the RTW ride report to begin???





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    ok so bike got a bath, time to get some detailed photos to show more information about my choices and why, the list of what i have done is as follows

    • hard luggage - done
    • soft luggage - done
    • crash protection - done
    • hand guards - done
    • oil filter - done
    • windshield - done
    • windshield mount - done
    • risers - done
    • levers - done
    • electrics - done
    • lighting, various - done
    • seat - done
    • side stand - done
    • links - done
    • gps mounts - done
    • go pro mounts - done
    • rear suspension - done
    • front suspension - done
    • the 5 cent fix - done
    • swingarm regrease - done
    • tires - done
    • Clutch basket - done
    • Exhaust - done
    • Valve adjustment - done
    • Cam chain tensioner - done
    • Valve replacement - done
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  2. Coffeeman

    Coffeeman Coffeeman

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    Wow!
    That's clear. Looks intuitively correct too. If I ever drift away from core Japanese manufacturers would someone kick me please.
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  3. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    I'm interested Paul building up and preparing is a huge part of a RTW. Could be helpful for others too.That's an impressive map looking forward to following! Best wishes for safe travels!
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  4. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    How are you planning on dealing with the Darian gap? Fly it?
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  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Interested.


    So basically you are moving from Dunedin to Tauranga with a few detours?
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  6. atravlr

    atravlr www.atasecuretravel.com

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    Can we ride our bikes through Cambodia now?
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  7. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    When do you plan on being in Japan?
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  8. eemsreno

    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

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    Tell us all the details.
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  9. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    i'll be hopping on the Shatlratte for the third time

    No i live in Vegas, the other end of the lines

    there is a border crossing that does allow bigger non cambodian bikes in, according to someone i spoke to on HU

    the line is ROUGH don't take it as drawn, it never works that way. After Previously riding in 78 countries you just go with the flow, this is just basic directions!!!

    probably not for about 3 years
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  10. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Ok, so a little interest and of course there is always a silent majority who for some reason never comment...i'll get the bike washed so i can show you clean farkling



    the initial problem i saw with the S10 is the gas tank size, so i started a threads here and here it was to petition Safari, and IMS to show them there is interest in a larger mass produced over sized gas tank.

    those two threads are still live so if you have interest in that please reply to either thread, the one on the S10 forum has a poll you can vote on which is easier

    Both Safari and IMS have showed strong interest and obviously the higher the numbers the sooner it will be made...we're in this together

    ...but as its not going to happen in the next 98 days i have had to come up with an alternative, as currently Bolivia is getting increasingly difficult to get fuel. That is an area that additional fuel needs to be carried as the tank range isn't sufficient
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  11. Hoak

    Hoak Long timer

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    Very cool to see an experienced RTW rider taking my latest distance machine on the trip it was made for from get go! So, on the edge of my seat, I'd love to know...everything, including some nosy questions like how much does a rout and plan like this cost? And of course the more obvious questions most distance ADV riders will want to know like: what year and model Super Ténéré do ya have there, what's the farkel plan gonna look like, how many days of autonomous everything do you carry, at el... Getting the blow-by-blow will be great fun, as well as insights offered by others... Is there a parallel thread going on the Super Ténéré Forums?
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  12. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    the bike is a 2012 so its just a 2012 as there wasn't options way back then

    i'll answer the financial questions when i start the thread as they always come up...always, and when i start the RR ask more riding related questions there so the masses can chime in

    as for the list of farkles most are done and completed already, just have the last few things to do, but i'll start from the beginning

    i'll do this thread like i have done other KTM for my last RTW is HERE and my Yamaha xt660z is HERE

    i haven't added anything to the S10 forum, i kind of found the inmates on there not very welcoming to say the least and in a lot of cases opinionated...but maybe that was the select few who comment on everything
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    Blue Mule Persistent Slacker

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  14. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I'm in. This should be good.
    Did the thought cross your mind at all to use the WR250?
    It might have been a lot easier on your knee.
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  15. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    This is two up ride...no good on the wr250r, oh and I sold it already
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    Maybe you just had a bad experience at that time... I find they are an ok bunch... there's always someone who knows better than you and takes pains to tell you ... ignore it
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  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    OK I'll cross post it, but only doing the RR on here once on the road as its too much of a PITA
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  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    You don't waste any time. I hope this is a great trip for you both.
    Who is the lucky passenger?
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    Bryn Leicester England

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    Excllent :1drink
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  20. racer187x

    racer187x Ben hur awhile

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    Looking forward to your next adventure. As a "silent" member I read your other excursions, trials and tribulations etc. I admire your fabrication skills, people skills (from past RTW trips) and probably most of all your tenacity for adventure which comes off, to me at least, as the embodiment of this website and culture.

    Any concerns about the shaft drive system for this trip (not implying that there are any, just an honest question)? Will you have wear item spares like clutch plates on the bike with your or shipped to locations in advance of your arrival? What will the service intervals be like? ie do you plan to check the valves at 10,000 miles in Argentina or rebuild the clutch in Europe each way? etc
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