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Old 07-02-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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XT1200Z: The new WaspWorks Super Tenere, in detail and the evolution

Hi guys.

I finally picked up the new bike yesterday and got to bring it home for the first photo shoot.
To back track a little bit, I have actually had the opportunity to run the bike in at the dealers over the last few days. I had the dealer do the first oil drop and filter replacement and all was good to go.

I managed to get a small off road ride during my journey home yesterday and, apart from the need for knobbies, all is really cool.

What a great bike... I will go into a few reviews and rants later but it is a great ride.

You will see from the pics that I am still waiting on most of the accessories to arrive from the east.
So far I have received the top box inner bag, one pair of LED indicators (still waiting on the other pair), and the tank pad.
I really like the tank pad, I think it integrates really well with the bike.

Its 5:30am here in Perth at the moment and I am loaded up with two Ducati's about to head down to the dyno in Bunbury as a part of final development of some Waspworks Power up kits, http://www.waspworks.com/index.php?m...=index&cPath=1
I am out of time to offer a ride report but I did want to leave a few pics and will get back onto discussing the bike and what my future plans are later.

P.S- The bike was probably home for one hour before I had the L/H side cover off the muffler to see whats going on under there.
I can see a carbon replacement happening in the very near future...

Talk soon.

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Old 07-02-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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Very Nice. I'm liking that a lot. We will never see it here.

Like to hear more as you rack up some miles.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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Cool Thanks Wasp,

Looking forward to the rants and reviews.

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Old 07-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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Wasp, as a former Perth boy living in the US I can only say I'm extremely jealous. I'd have one now if I could get my grimy mitts on one. I had a test ride in Paris a few weeks ago and while not able to test a lot of things in Paris traffic, one thing that impressed was how light and easy to handle it felt. My V-Strom is way lighter, but feels heavier.

Looking forward to your reports. And looking at your website, I'm anticipating some dazzling S10 farkles in the works soon.

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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Exploratory surgery (Phase one). Muffler removal.

As I said Friday, I had a full day of development work on the dyno on Saturday and didnt get home till 8:00pm. It was perfect weather for a ride too.

My kids and the grand-kids came visiting for lunch today so no time for riding again.... Another great weather day again.
So my son and I decided to pull a few bits and pieces of the new bike to see how its put together.

I mentioned previously that I plan on making a new carbon muffler. This morning we removed and weighed the muffler and was surprised to find it was a reasonable 5.5kg.
A carbon muffler should go around 1.5>2kg so there is not a huge saving to be had, just that it will sound a shitload better than the standard note.









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Old 07-04-2010, 09:28 AM   #6
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Exploratory surgery (Phase two). Side panels off.

It,s an easy job to remove the side panels in the field.
Under the seat you will find a single Allen/hex key. This key is to remove the four quarter turn fasteners on the lower right hand side cover. You will also use the key to push in the black plastic fasteners on the inside (near the forks) of the cover before it can be removed.

You can then remove the top part of the right hand side cover.

And this is what it looks like....



The removal of the right hand covers allows full access to all of the vital electrical components including all fuses and battery. I did not specifically look but I am sure the ECU is tucked away somewhere nearby.. The regulator rectifier is located on the inner face (near the forks) on this side.

The left hand (radiator side) cover is a similar process to remove but has no quarter turns, they are all full screws and the top and bottom cover is one piece and can be removed with the same key.

And this is what it looks like.



With the removal of two bolts,The fuel tank on the new Super Tenere can be pivoted backward to allow access to the air filters.

This is what it looks like with the tank pivoted back.



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Old 03-10-2011, 12:51 AM   #7
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Cool Thanks Wasp,

Looking forward to the rants and reviews.

Cheers
Graham
Rant,yip!Dont know how much in Australia,but in The UK it's 4 Grand overpriced!Where a Beemer keeps a good residual value,Yams usual bomb,well,until they get to around 30/40% of their new price.As the Suzuki V-Strom is no longer on sale in Europe,the Super Ten would have made an ideal replacement!Interesting bike though,i like it,abeit far too expensive :)
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:09 AM   #8
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South African Locally manufactured crash bars with integrated bash plate that does not attach to the engine casings...



Rumbux Yamaha Tenere Crash Bars
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:27 AM   #9
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South African Locally manufactured crash bars with integrated bash plate that does not attach to the engine casings...



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I do like the looks of those. Kind of tough to tell from the pics but it looks like you can take the gray(silver?) side pieces off w/o having to take the crash bars apart.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #10
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that's the best complete setup i've seen.

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:30 PM   #11
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960 Rand = $134 ?!?!?!?!

That can't be right (although hopefully it is...)

(Sorry about the hi-jack Greg...just got a little excited....)
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:58 AM   #12
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Very Nice. I'm liking that a lot. We will never see it here.

Like to hear more as you rack up some miles.
I like going back and reading old posts....
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:44 AM   #13
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Hey Wasp, have a question.

I was wondering, which tools do I need to remove the tires of the XT1200Z ? In case of an emergency, or problems with the rim or tires in a trip I'm going to take soon I would like to purchase the tools required.

Appreciate the help.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #14
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Hey Wasp, have a question.

I was wondering, which tools do I need to remove the tires of the XT1200Z ? In case of an emergency, or problems with the rim or tires in a trip I'm going to take soon I would like to purchase the tools required.

Appreciate the help.
I assume you are talking about wheel removal rather than tires as there are a large number of tire bead braking and tire repair kits around.

Wheel removal tools are:
4mm + 6mm + 8mm hex keys + 19mm hex for axle removal.
27mm open end or ring spanner for rear axle nut.
10mm and 12mm open end or ring spanner for caliper and torque arm removal.
+ Carry (or find) a prop long enough to stick in the hole under the fork leg to support the front end to remove the front wheel.

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:20 AM   #15
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yea, you're right. Thanks :)
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