Yamaha XT1200Z SuperTénéré owners: Show Us Your Bikes!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by AndreiZ, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    On road a good starting point is 2 bar F 2,5 bar R, but as always "spice to taste"

    Here is my thoughts about it, watch out, its translated from Dutch, so grammatic is lost in space Tirepressure guide
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  2. drbig

    drbig Solo Sailor

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    Got the bike and it feels great. I am quite amazed how it holds its own in the corners. I can feel a great difference between T and S and I will stick to the T for time being until I finish the 1st 1000 Km service.
    I am a bit unsettled because of the shudder and scruffiness I feel from the engine at about 3100-3300 RPM. It seems much better in the S mode but it is more than evident in the T mode and bugs me a bit. I hope that as the engine breaks in after a few thousand K's it will be better.
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  3. R3B

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    Yeah it feals real unconfortable, as if the clutch is a bit rubbing or something like that, the Deom had none of it, i've not used real power because of break-in dilligentia, but it seems to have something to do with the torque, if you gas it mre teh shudder can be made also at 3500.

    But hey, it's nice to feel it working, and now my Odo is 950 i've done some motorway, and what a lovely feeling it is, to give a little throttle and fell it jump past a tourist :-)


    But this being a "Show u your bike" thread i will now post my latest modifications, to make it *mine* :-0

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    What a littlebit of paint can do :-)

    And annoyed by the blistering noise from the windscreen, i made my own deflector, so my head it in clean air again, i realy don't understand why they put such horrible windowpanes on bikes, if i would like to take a car i would do so!
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  4. dcstrom

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    I noticed that in my short test ride. I'd call it a "rumble"... it's not an annoying vibration, just enough to let you know there's a lot of big metal parts whizzing around down there. If it were a BMW you'd call it "character" - but it's not even severe enough to be called that I don't believe.

    Coming from a 1000 V-Strom - it's not bad at all. Vee is pretty smooth at higher revs, but 3-3500 does shake a bit. Not complaining mind you, just learn to ride at 4000 or above, not that hard.

    Trevor
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  5. R3B

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    Or below it, blast through the gears, and then "cruise" in fifth or sixth through the ardennes, a pitty they splitted the road out of Liege upwards, but hey the ATC does its work marvelous :-)
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  6. drbig

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    The biggest bike I rode before this one was a TDM 900 that I spent 2000 K's on during a road trip to Greece and it felt smooth all the way through. My last 2 bikes were a XT660Z and a DR Big 800 that being singles were much rougher.
    Since I have had very little experience with twins I expected it to be smoother :dunnobut if it is normal and not an issue I need worry about then it is really no hassle at all and all in all this seems like a great bike. :clap
    I will post a few when I get the camera out.
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  7. R3B

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  8. R3B

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    Well there are sold more than thousend S10's now, so were in pete's name are all the Piccers !?!
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  9. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Too busy riding I expect. Well, that's what I'm doing anyway. :D
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  10. GrahamD

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    They can't afford cameras? :dunno
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  11. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Oh did you want pics? I've been too busy riding the wheels off the bloody thing.:evil As it runs in this thing just gets better!
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  12. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Yeah right, and you never stop for the occasional Gitanes and Pastis?

    Sorry but there is something hard to believe :-þ
    (i really need an VholdHD camera :-)
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  13. moto_loco

    moto_loco poser extraordinaire

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    Great thread. Pisses me off, but I look anyway.
    This bike belongs in the US. I think I will throw a super tantrum. :becca
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  14. Goldie05

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    Yamaha is selling it in Hungary but not in the USA, NICE! :huh :puke1

    I can't wait for Triumph to come out with theirs, that's probably where my money is going, specially if it's a 3 cylinder :D I need something to compete with my brother's GSA :wink:

    I had a Yamaha XT250 a long time ago and loved it :cry
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    :lol3 Heh heh ya got me, when it dries out here i'm gonna get some "hardcore" pics of the beast in the sand. But heres some i took earlier

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    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    These were taken the day I picked mine up! :clap

    I've now got AndyStrapz panniers frames coming and the factory bash plate and crash bars. Come on Yamaha Aus, get these parts in for us. We're all here waiting!

    Cannot wait until I can get here dirty. Will hopefully get out to the Simpson Desert in a months time!

    Cheers,
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  17. R3B

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    "Oooh noooo, i'm feeling so sad..."
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  18. GrahamD

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    :rofl

    The Beemer looks all sad, tired and "I give up". I was thinking the same thing.

    They look very cartoonish at some angles, those Beemers.

    Cheers
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    Nothing like comparing an old bike to a new one.
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  20. GrahamD

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    They still look very cartoonish those Bemmers
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