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. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    :rofl you know, until you said that i didn't realise just how sad the old GS looks, its not a happy camper at all.
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  2. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Well I reckon they're both good looking bikes. I just happen to like blue, so the S10 looks better to me.
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  3. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    Here's Old Gits bike. "WALLACE". After the Scottish William Wallace and representing freedom.

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    Bike: £13499
    Extras include:
    Large screen £120
    Wind deflectors £80
    Crash bars £235
    PIAA lights £230
    Garmin Zumo 660 £540
    Autocom Super Pro Auto £299
    GIVI 52 liter top box + rack + pad £275
    Metal Mule 38 & 45 litre panniers + rack. £1386 (I am the first one :D:D)
    Tool/spares tubes £30

    Total cost so far.......about £17066......ouch. Still no regrets though.

    The top box will go when we hit the road properly.
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  4. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Oooh, Starting to look serious there Mr Git. :thumb

    It even has one of those umm what's the technical term?...
    tube thingies
    on it now.

    Its like a right of passage into seriousness those tube thingies.

    Cheers
    Graham
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  5. steelman

    steelman Adventurer

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    Old Git Ray Very nice your bike.
    I have a question. These tubes that you marked in red in the picture ...
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    Why are these? How do you put the tubes in the protective iron?
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  6. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    They are empty now. Later they will contain tools and spare parts. To keep some weight foreward.
    They are ion place now with plastic cable ties. Later with steel ties.
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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    they are tool tubes. they started life as a tube to store operator manuals on tractor equipment and have evolved from there.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543030
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  8. Archangel007

    Archangel007 Another Honda Rider!

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    Next to the GSA, the S10 looks genuinely diminutive!!!
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  9. Archangel007

    Archangel007 Another Honda Rider!

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  10. lewi

    lewi dreamer

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    damn OGR, i envy u! :)
    not that the bike isn't available in belgium, just don't have the cash and got some other plans atm. but definitly will get myself one if i'm going to upgrade from my 660 after my RTW.

    very nice setup altho the topbox isn't that great looking for this beast imo. love those MM's. i specially went to the UK to get myself the small ones + top pannier. how wide is your setup with those gigantic panniers?
    how is the large screen working out? i would think if u go climb a hill, u'll be hit in the face by that screen. it happened to me twice, but it can be the lack of skills. :p
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  11. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    found you :evil

    my bike was/is the "model" for Andy's frames.. they are going to be fantastic.. they made them on Monday and I believe should be back from the powder coaters tomorrow or Monday..

    oh and here is a pic of mine

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  12. Uncle_Dave

    Uncle_Dave Outback Traveller

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    Haha, yes you did Warna!!! I spoke to Andy and he made me another set. Will have 'em next week to try out!!!

    Thanks for letting him use your bike as I'm 1000k's away!!!

    Cheers,
    Dave.

    :ear
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  13. sinex

    sinex Adventurer

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    Just love those Aluminium Metal Mule panniers, give me the hots, any chance of a more pictures of them,
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  14. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    yup it actually is quite a Compact Beast, today at Louis Louis, the strangest thing happened, a perfectly Mint (well a lefty scratch) original Super Tenere was waiting for a comparomater© picture ;-)

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    Sorry for the skewed picture, but there is a horrible steel pipe in front of the parking lot.
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  15. SuperCruise

    SuperCruise Been here awhile

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    Good catch! :clap
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  16. hombacher

    hombacher Niederrheiner

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    As it happens all good things come to an end. End of May there was the Ténéré-Day at the German Yamaha dealers. After a testride, I traded my trusty XT660Z with near to 20 tkm on the clock

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    against the new XT1200Z Ténéré.

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    That's me

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    and my view I love a lot

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    Cruising at reasonable speed, low RPM and pleasant fuel consumption. Only changes up to now is this

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    During some green laning I hit a stone with the frontwheel, size of a middle cobblestone, which was swirled against the bash plate then. The result remembers me a little to these Japanese papercrafts :huh

    Gruss
    hombacher
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  17. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Thanks for sharimng mate :clap

    Congratulations.
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  18. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Heres a few pics of the beastie on its first dirt ride

    Too clean
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    Still too clean
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    Thats better, although i had to hunt down some mud puddles on purpose, so now it looks "hardcore":lol3
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    A bit bloody cold this morning, luckily we'd drunk a fair bit of anti-freeze last night:freaky
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  19. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    What is the bike in the foreground of top picture and on the right in bottom pictue?
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  20. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    That is a 2006 Kawasaki KLE500. Quite an impressive machine actually, i didn't realise that they made them and i have to wonder why they didn't make more, i think the Versys is the bike that replaced this one. It uses the GPZ500 parallel twin engine slightly detuned i believe.