Category: Protection

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Looking for an answer to the windshield problem

One of the areas that the Super Tenere ergonomics that is ripe for improvement is the windscreen. I’ve never been comfortable with it a highway speeds, constant buffeting is draining after a while. The fact that I wear a Shoei Hornet dual-sport helmet with a peak on it probably doesn’t help, but that same helmet […]

Rumbux skid plate and crashbar

Rumbux combined crashbar and skidplate – military-grade protection

The Rumbux integrated crash bar/skid plate design is a three piece unit. The main, lower bars, the skid plate, (which bolts to the main lower bars with 6 easy to access bolts), and the upper crash bar unit that includes the hoop up under the lights. The upper unit bolts to the lower unit and […]

rideonadv.com skid plate for Super Tenere 1200

New Skid Plate from Texas!

There’s a new kid on the block! Or protecting the (engine) block, actually. This skid plate from Jaxon at rideonadv.com is a work of art. Based loosely on the skid plate that Yamaha showed on the WorldCrosser, this plate is designed to take the hits while protecting the engine – and looking good at the […]

...and down she went!

…and down she went!

It was a silly thing, as usual. I’d pulled of on the shoulder to take a photo. Too lazy to get off the bike, I was moving my body around to get the angle I wanted. The bike tilts a little too far one way, my foot goes out – and keeps going, skidding on […]

SW-Motech Skidplate Fitment

SW-Motech Skidplate Fitment

Post with thanks from Twisties – originally posted on the yamahasupertenere.com forum. SW-Motech skidplate supplied by Twisted Throttle, exclusive distributors of SW-Motech in the USA.   The SW-Motech skid plate arrived today, so it’s off with the old, and on with the new. Tools and Supplies: 10 mm box end wrench 10 mm socket 12 […]

Touratech Skid Plate Now Available

Touratech are a little late to the party with this one, but better late than never. Their offering has a few features the others don’t, and the price seems quite reasonable (for Touratech). SW-Motech remains the cheapest of the crop at $229, but it seems to be the mounting system and coverage it lacking a […]

fitting H&B skidplate

I just fitted my H&B skidplate, it only took a minute…

Picked up my Hepco & Becker parts today

I ordered a couple of things from Capital Cycles, and rode over to collect them this morning. My bike is here next Tuesday! It was time to make a decision on this stuff. After much research, I decided on Hepco & Becker skidplate and crash bars.  I’ll have a full write-up and fitting pictures next […]

More Hepco & Becker stuff coming

I had a note from Adventure Motostuff today – they have some more H&B stock coming next week. Parts are on the site now. 420-4531-09 Hepco & Becker Easy Up Lever Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-10 Hepco & Becker Secure Oil Cap Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-11 Hepco & Becker Handle Bar Riser Yamaha XT1200Z 420-4531-12 Hepco & Becker […]

Hepco Becker parts for the Super Ténéré

I had the opportunity to visit Capital Cycle yesterday, east coast distributors for Hepco Becker parts. You can also get this stuff from Amotostuff in Nevada. Here’s a of PDF showing the gear fitted to the bike. There is a fairly comprehensive list of stuff for the Super Ténéré, but it’s relatively expensive so I […]