2021 USA Ténéré 700 (PDP) Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by mcmann, May 28, 2020.

  1. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    I'd be worried if that's the case . :eyes
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  2. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    Mac, I hope they got your bike put together today.
    It would be nice to see a pic of it you didn’t have to photo shop.
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  3. Snakeman99

    Snakeman99 Adventurer

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    You must have gotten your money's worth out of that old triple by now. How about posting a picture of it? I sold mine back in 1979 and currently looking for one...
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  4. simmons1

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    I paid $600 for it, well beaten. Not sure I have my money out of it yet. It's not very stock anymore.
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  5. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Here is a bonus two stroke for you, my Buffalo.

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  6. beerbaron

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    gotdayum, i bet them two sound rad
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  7. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    I got word yesterday that my bike was at the dealership . Ordered in March, 06/20 build date, Canadian bike in B.C. :clap:rayof:ricky
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  8. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Actual bike . . . Picking it up at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow. . . Banker hours :-)
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  9. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    Great, I looked close. If those pics are doctored up, you are getting better!
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  10. Chazzz

    Chazzz Been here awhile

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    Picked mine up last night finally after what seemed like a miserably long wait. Hope to find some time to ride it a bit here soon. Waited forever and now I don’t have much free time but shit happens. We will see.
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  11. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    Finally picked mine up yesterday. I love it. I only rode it 25 miles home on pavement from the dealer, but it feels light and nimble, and the engine is so smooth. NBD.jpg
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  12. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    I just got my bike also , I took it up the mountain to the ski hill and then through some trails , Thats the best use of horsepower-tranny combination I have ever rode. What was your build date ? That structure in the back , looks like its at the bottom of an earthen dam . Water flow control to ???
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  13. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    Did you get one of the accessory packages?
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  14. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    Hi Ag. No accessory packages for me.
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  15. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    7ACC9FB3-2FA7-48B4-A8F5-67CB3D22D4D3.jpeg I know Yamaha makes a good motor. Took the Fz out to stretch her legs this morning. With aftermarket cartridges and shock she will run with sport bikes.
    Pop a wheelie too!
    Congratulations to everyone finally getting your bikes.
    I’m through waiting. If I get a call from local dealers that have my number in case someone doesn’t want their ppd order I will be on it like stink on shit.
    Next year?
    “We’ll see”
    Parents used to say,”We’ll see”. As a kid you soon realized that 9 times out of 10 it meant “no chance in hell”.
    Most likely the T7 will join the Africa Twin, and 790 Adventure R, on the list of bikes I got sick of waiting for.
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  16. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Definitely was a long long wait. Was losing interest . . . but, had already stocked up on accessories.

    The T7 doe not feel like an adventure bike to me . . . more like a big dirt bike.

    It is geared low for off road . . . 5,000 RPM was reading 65 mph (which is probably optimistic by 5-6%).
    I will try a 16T front sprocket. I was trying to shift to 7th gear often.

    At 195 lbs . . . I would not want a stiffer suspension . . . quite firm for me with zero dive.
    My AT feels like a barcalounger by comparison. The seat is narrower and firmer than my AT too. I will need my sheepskin pad. Similar height to ground as the AT. The windscreen is small and narrow . . . wind in my face shield. . . did not notice buffeting (@5’ 11”).

    Very smooth running and shifting bike . . . great finish. There were customers coming outside to look at my bike when loading it. One put down a deposit.

    I am glad I waited . . . would do it again.

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  17. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    First mod . . . Rear rack and Skidder.
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  18. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    Which rear rack did you go with?
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  19. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Givi rear rack and crash bars:

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    The T7 looks much smaller with the AT closer to the camera.

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  20. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    Congrats! Looks GREAT! Are you going to keep both?