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Super Ténéré 1200 OFF ROAD preparations and experiences thread.
« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2012, 06:29:54 am »
Yeah I was “inspired” by the WC and decided to buy this gorgeous carbon fibre side panels… until I knew the price.
In a WC day test I was able to pick the pieces from one of this fibre panels after a crash of one of the bikes (ouch!!) and see is completely different from the one I have. The top part is close and the lower is open but I don’t understand why this side with all the electric parts is open and the left one with the radiator is close, it must be the opposite, isn’t it??




On second thought, the radiator side is also open.

Check it yourself...

Right side...


Left side...


WC kit for the new bike is 1320€ here in Croatia. I know the prices for the each part out of kit and it's a nonsense.
I think it's better deal to take the whole kit for 1300€ than  the side panels only.
I you're friend with that dealer of yours, it should be no problem to order it.



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« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2012, 10:27:13 am »
What I mean is:  in the radiator side the low part has no mesh and is closed. IMHO it could be sensible open it to allow more ventilation from the radiator....  :question:



While in the right side is open where all the electric parts are (2). Strange...  ::005::



As you can see  (1) the mesh is closed an there is a pattern witch is difficult to do home made.  :(

For the moment Yamaha only sales the complete kit to the dealers. If they order a WC bike they have a normal bike and need to install the kit. So no friendship avoid the complete kit for the moment.  :'(

Also when I saw a WC crash in the Yamaha WC test journey, I realized the carbon fibre sides aren't as flexible as the plastic ones and brake in a thousand pieces easily. So I prefer keep mines. The plastic ones are also more easy to paint if they are scratched (I did I one side).  ::)

So... instead of pay a nonsense for the WC side pannels I did mines for very little (a big mesh cost 17€) and spend some good time doing it  ::008::
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« Reply #122 on: August 10, 2012, 08:26:57 pm »
You're right on CF. That material,with it's properties, has got nothing to do on any kind of off road bike.
That said, i would really like those fork protectors, even in fiberglass.
As for the kit, i was told that they could order the kit for another bike, whose eventual owner doesn't want it at all. All they need is frame number to tie up with the kit.


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« Reply #123 on: August 11, 2012, 01:40:51 am »
You're right on CF. That material,with it's properties, has got nothing to do on any kind of off road bike.
That said, i would really like those fork protectors, even in fiberglass.
As for the kit, i was told that they could order the kit for another bike, whose eventual owner doesn't want it at all. All they need is frame number to tie up with the kit.
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About the fork protectors: I prefer the metal ones Wasp did. I've found the WC ones too big and breakable for what I'm doing with my bike. If I can fix a 21" front wheel the metallic guards could be useful to rise the front guard.
As for the kit, is very nice looking but only cosmetic, I prefer some real protections.
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« Reply #124 on: August 12, 2012, 03:09:31 pm »

I would really appreciate if you can post some DIY from the tail tidy job you did.
Still cannot belive non of the big co's don't have the replacement.



Ok. Here you are some pics I hope they show what I did:

The first thing is cut te OEM license plate holder. I found a used one in ebay so I can keep the OEM from my bike:





Here you can see how is installed





This is the license plate holder I modified



More detail





And this is how it looks.



I can also put some bigger license plate if I see it doesn`t protect from mud enough.



Hope it serve you  ::008::
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 10:31:57 am by JaimeV »
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Re: Super Ténéré 1200 OFF ROAD preparations and experiences thread.
« Reply #125 on: August 12, 2012, 09:31:48 pm »
Ok. Here you are some pics I hope they show what I did:

The first thing is cut te OEM license plate holder. I found a used one in ebay so I can keep the OEM from my bike:

And this is how it looks.

I can also put some bigger license plate if I see it doesn`t protect from mud enough.



Hope it serve you  ::008::



You are one handy guy with this Tenere. Nice job as always.  You have the best looking Super Tenere I have seen. ::008::
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« Reply #126 on: August 12, 2012, 10:38:31 pm »
Tnx Jaime. This is great mod man, but out of my league. I don't have the tools, nor the skill to do it. I guess i'll wait for rizoma, or something.
I agree with combo...the best lookin' tenere si far.





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« Reply #127 on: August 13, 2012, 10:33:59 am »
Tnx Jaime. This is great mod man, but out of my league. I don't have the tools, nor the skill to do it. I guess i'll wait for rizoma, or something.
I agree with combo...the best lookin' tenere si far.



Thanks guys!

This it was more complicated than I expected and is not a necessary mod, but if you really like it, the only things you probably must order to a professional are the three aluminium cylinders (1 to 3), and the 3 stainless steel plates (4, 5, 6) if you don’t have the material, the rest you can do it with ordinary tools.
I cut the OEM license plate holder doing holes in the plastic and cut the right shape with a cutter and the XJ6 wasn’t difficult to cut it, is aluminium.
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« Reply #128 on: August 13, 2012, 12:22:51 pm »
Jaimie, you and Wasp are undoubtedly the two most inspiring S10 gurus out there.  It's interesting to note both of you are pushing the S10 to it's mote dirt oriented side, I like it. If only my pockets were as deep as my wish list. Keep up the good work! I'm saving my pennies for a 21" front. Regards. ::012:: ::012:: ::012:: ::012::


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Re: Super Ténéré 1200 OFF ROAD preparations and experiences thread.
« Reply #129 on: August 13, 2012, 02:03:18 pm »
Jaimie, you and Wasp are undoubtedly the two most inspiring S10 gurus out there.  It's interesting to note both of you are pushing the S10 to it's mote dirt oriented side, I like it. If only my pockets were as deep as my wish list. Keep up the good work! I'm saving my pennies for a 21" front. Regards. ::012:: ::012:: ::012:: ::012::

NO WAY!! I'm just follow Wasp track, he showed me the S10 off road skills.
I know, the mods could be expensive but the bike is also very capable as it is in the original version so it’s not like other bikes you must upgrade it to do off road.
I’m very lucky with all the help I have from the different suppliers, I’m not rich, so it would be impossible to me to do all the upgrades without this help.

I’m also looking for a 21” front wheel. I love Woody’s wheels but to have one here in Spain with all the transport and custom fees is expensive, so I’m also saving money for it. This bike with this wheels could be an amazing beast!!  ::008::
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« Reply #130 on: August 13, 2012, 07:51:36 pm »
And this is how it looks after the last lifting: moded rear, black sub frame and aluminium mesh in the air intakes






Simply most beautiful XT1200Z of the world!
Congratulations!
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« Reply #131 on: August 26, 2012, 02:33:46 pm »
Simply most beautiful XT1200Z of the world!
Congratulations!
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Thanks!!  ::003::
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« Reply #132 on: August 26, 2012, 02:34:14 pm »
I was looking to protect the rear suspension “can” (I don’t know the name in English). It was exposed to water, mud and eventually rocks from the rear wheel.
Finally I did a mudguard. Then I did something similar in the other side so the pillion don't have so much water and mud from the wheel (I hope).
Waiting for rain to try it!!. Where I live is one of the driest summers from the last years.

Also I relocate the brake fluid bottle back to a more accessible place. In its original situation the bottle was behind the shock and there was difficult to access and to see the level.







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« Reply #133 on: November 12, 2012, 03:55:32 pm »
This post need an update:

This is the new ACD skid plate version with new reinforced brackets









They have the first production and as you can see they are going to anodized in titanium colour.


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« Reply #134 on: November 12, 2012, 04:03:19 pm »
I went to Mambatec (BM suspension distributor) to check the BM shock and fork. As a prototype for the Super Ténéré they wanted to check them are after the hard off road use I did. They have now almost 7000km but everything was ok. I'm very happy with these suspensions and this people professionalism.

Their suspensions are custom made. Before an order, the customer has to fill out a questionnaire about the type of riding, the weight is usually carried, etc. They make my rear shock with the possibility to rise the height up to 30mm so I can change the bike geometry, improve the ground clearance or levelled the bike if I mount a 21” front wheel.

They also care to detail, they have designed a specific supports for the Super Ténéré which are perfectly integrated into the bike. I've never liked to see this high quality (and expensive) shock absorbers attached to the bike with simple steel clamps.

Since I have these suspensions the bike has changed completely, despite the weight of the bike, jumping is almost impossible to reach the end, there are endless adjustments (high, low, compression…) and the performance in all areas is superior to everything I've tried so far. I also noticed a lot of improvement with the front springs and fork oil, much progressive that the standard.

So, highly recommended, if you want more info: http://www.mambatec.com/

This is the knob to tighten the spring if you carry passenger, luggage ....



And here is the bottle to regulate high and low. Normally that is fixed with clamps but Mambatec designed a support attached to the passenger footpegs


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