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Offline ARAS

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Hi from Portugal
« on: November 05, 2017, 03:16:01 pm »
Hi all,

I am 46 years, live in Portugal and recently bought a ST1200. I think it’s the 2011 model (first generation) but the first register is from September/2017.
I confess I bought mainly because it was a good opportunity as the bike was completely new on a Yamaha dealer that closed doors several years ago. Despite that I am quite happy with the bike. My previous experience with trails comes from a Varadero where I did some good trips in Europe several years ago when the family was smaller.

I’ve joined this forum because apparently there is a lot of helpful information here. The topics I more interested on following are:

 - Crashbars – I believe I should add ones before its too late
 - Top case – Ive side panniers but need a top case where I can put my helmet. Considering original Yamaha or givi outback
 - ECU reflash – I want to see what the experiences are as there seems to be a small gap of power when pulling away..

I also have a Yamaha MT01 that complements very well my riding pleasure.


Sintra, Portugal

Offline Juan

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:00:54 pm »
Greetings from Malta and welcome to the forum. The 3 items you list are more of a personal choice. As for crash bars I went for Touratech (expensive, but rather low profile). I have the GIVI V46 top box (much bigger than the Yamaha top box). I did not do the ECU reflash (I'm averse to fiddling with the brain of the bike).

I'm sure others will chime in with their opinion.

Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 04:19:39 pm »
XT 1200Z 2017 "Tech Black"

Offline Aragorn

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 05:37:49 pm »
 ::004:: from Ohio, USA!

I have the Altrider crash bars, I am happy with them.

Before flashing your ECU, you might want to adjust the CO settings to see if that will fix your power gap.  There are several good threads on this forum about it.  Check the "Tech Discussion" forum board.
I think a bit of skulduggery would do you good, take your mind off this "pain" business.

Offline barkingllizard

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 12:30:58 am »
congrats on your new ride, ARAS, with a simple hello.....
comments with substance will be chastised by soulless pub riders lacking intelligence and imagination...
while calling out princess trolls will be met with the monomaniacal pruning shears of triggered snowflake censorship.....

Offline Paletes3

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 01:42:00 am »
 ::004:: Artur
+1 here from Portugal and congrats on your new bike.

For the price of the original Yamaha cases you can buy the Trekker Oubacks and still have money for a lot of more stuff.

Try they have awesome prices and delivery at your door in less than a week (my own experience). If you a buy the all set of Givi cases they will match all the locks and keys.

Edit: Btw if your bike is under warranty don't mess with the ECU.

« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 01:52:32 am by Paletes3 »
XT1200Z 2016 Race Blu series

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Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 09:30:10 am »
Welcome aboard and yes, there is a wealth of info to be found with the SEARCH box here.

On an unused bike like that, don't be surprised if you need to replace the battery before too long. When you do, the YTZ14S will fit in the same space and is more powerful. The old tires may also be a bit slippery at first.

The early bikes had a headlight harness which was replaced as a recall in our country, so you might check on that. Not expensive or hard if you need to do it yourself.

The only other real weakness was the cam chain tensioner (CCT). There are a number of threads around here with more info, but basically if you hear a rattle on start and the rattle lasts more than about 8 seconds the CCT should be replaced. Yamaha dealers only sell the newer replacement which is improved, and some owners have elected to install aftermarket manual CCTs.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 01:55:11 pm »
 ::004::  ::001::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 09:05:03 pm »
Ola , e bem vindo....I googled that.....

Offline ARAS

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 06:16:43 am »
Hy Guys,

Many thanks for your welcoming messages and some comment on the topics I mentioned.
Glad to see that this forum is completely global and has people from everywhere (including other people from Portugal).


Offline skallagrim

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 02:07:21 pm »
Welcome, I will second the recommendation for the altrider crash bars.  They were the first change I made to mine.  Have fun!

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Re: Hi from Portugal
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 08:45:06 pm »


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