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. coastsider

    coastsider n00b

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    Here's my 2012.

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  2. Hoak

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    Is funny yes, and literally an incredible lash-up to be sure... But some of the snark that came after is pretty cheap and shallow. This Adventurer may be a little nutty, but anyone that has lived in the real world un-insulated from good fortune and opportunity or that has been in a position where you don't have the time, energy or means to do things 'the best way', care how it looks, and can't afford to think about what other people will think -- will see more going on here...

    That he made it across the country like this, and is headed back on what's clearly a marginal looking setup (though not that heavily loaded for where the suspension is resting), impresses me and makes me wonder what his story is more then want to laugh at him... Is he for example of marginal means and desperate for adventure? Living off the bike and traveling to make that work? Just had to move a load of stuff across the country on his own and this was the only way he could make it work? An electrical contractor just getting to where the work is by best means?

    That he apparently made it across the continent this way, suggests it works better then it looks and that more is going on then meets the eye. I doubt he's wearing a seat belt, duct tape reinforced and repaired cheap PVC rain gear makes some of the best rain gear that can go over anything that will actually keep you warm and dry in a torrential rain... Anyway, it's not like he posted his own pictures here posing for approval and 'likes', and I already like him better then some of his critics...

    Anyone know what brand of hand warmers he's got on there?
  3. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    FWIW, he knew/seemed entertained that he had made the "WTF thread" on ADV earlier in his trip. I agree w/ your sentiment that we don't know the back story (had his wife kicked him out after 40yrs?) and it's easy to take for granted how blessed most of us are to have nice stuff. IMO though, the bike was loaded to point of being unsafe. My 80yr old neighbor encountered him shortly after he left, he was doing 35mph on a four lane divided highway. Yes, he was wearing the seatbelt. I did feel for the guy, he had forgotten his secondhand purchased motorcycle jacket at a McDonalds a few days earlier. Perhaps it was unkind of me to even post the pics...

    Three of my Tentspace visitors have been on coast to coast rides on what most would consider less than optimum equipment (Ninja 250). I genuinely say kudos to them though ... they're out there doing it ... while a lot of shiny adv bikes never get a hundred miles from home.

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  4. Paletes3

    Paletes3 Adventurer

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    That's a nice (part of the) story though. Probably he's doing what he loves the way he wants... How many of us could say the same?
    Thanks for sharing
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  5. Hoak

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    I don't think your post was unkind at all, only some of the reactions. To my mind and contrarian way of thinking you paid him what I'd consider a complement: "Nice guy but different..." -- I find different, unusual, and even nutty people far more interesting, genuine, and generally kind then the zombie hoards...

    Our anonymous Adventurer certainly has his work cut out for him; over-loaded, top heavy, and strapped to his motorcycle like Captain Ahab to the Pequod -- there's some obvious determination here... Traveling at 35 mph, overloaded and strapped in; he's more of a hazard to himself than other motorists who are on average more hazardous to everyone and shouldn't even be driving.

    Perhaps you've even done him a service, and someone from the forums spots him. I know if I did, I'd gladly give him a jacket, I have too many, and as he appears either not particularly mechanically inclined or well resourced -- I'd be enthusiastically willing to help him with his mission in what ever way I could that he'd welcome...
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  6. Spam16v

    Spam16v Squid Rocket

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    Any idea where in Ny? I swear I saw him a long while back, maybe heading out to CA from where I am in NY, south of Buffalo.
  7. DYNOBOB

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  8. WRC51

    WRC51 Been here awhile

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    Trip out to the coast today to escape the heat. Beautiful day for a ride, I love this bike. DSCN0148.JPG DSCN0156.JPG
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  10. Chillis

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    Just got this. Traded my beautiful Roadliner in to get some off-road chops. Now to learn how to use everything. Only ridden one of these once.
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  12. de Vaca

    de Vaca Been here awhile

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    Recently completed another 3,000+ mile trip through Colorado and Wyoming. Again, total reliability, and enjoyable to ride, and aproaching 40,000 miles in two years of ownership. Nothing needed except tires and oil/gas. Might think about a new one in another 60,000 miles or so. Great bikes. IMG_1431.JPG
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    Herman1 Been here awhile

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    drrickk never act your age

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    Just pulled the trigger this past weekend on this '17 non-ES. Traded my '12 Bonnie T-100 (it looked goofy with that top box on it anyway). The winter commute should definitely improve!
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    You heading for the Kentucky Adventure Trail?

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  19. FM Rider

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    Just returned from a trip from Cherokee, NC to Point Royal, VA riding the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyway in Shenandoah National Park. 2,422 miles roundtrip from my home base in southwest Florida. IMG_3291.JPG
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  20. mtnslide

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    My brother-in-law and I just completed a 2,000 mile trip on the s10's that included the south half of the COBDR, some other passes in CO, and southern Utah. The bikes were amazing!

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    Burr Trail
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    Imogene Pass
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