all-terrain FZ07 (like a strom but without the suzuki)

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Pablogordo, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Pablogordo

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    Greetings from the swamp. I have no patience for Yamaha US to bring the Tenere 700, or the Tracer 700, and I just so happened to have my own FZ07, so I took matters into my own hands and devised to build a bike in-between much like the Strom!

    The ingredients so far have been a set of FZ09 triple clamps, Versys 650 fork tubes and axle, Strom 1K front wheel, Tusk Chub CR high bar, Tracer 700 swingarm (all the way from Scotland!), K-tec shock, Shinko E804/5 tires, and 520 chain/sprockets.

    To follow: higher seat....I'm only 5'10" but I hate how close to the pegs the stock seat is...maybe a Corbin? or that fancy JVB Moto Super-7 setup? Maybe add foam to the stocker? Maybe hack off the entire seat frame and graft on a bolt on aluminun seat/subframe arrangement from some other bike? And some sort of windscreen, I may play around with an upper fairing from an R3? we shall see....

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    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    Any weird handling issues?
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  3. Pablogordo

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    I started swapping stuff around a few weeks ago, have not ridden it yet, but I can only imagine it will steer a little slower than before (and I'd rate it on the faster side of fast steering bikes) which will be a good thing for doing fun super rural backroads/dirt roads, maybe even the TaT?
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    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Tenere700 are on the rd in uk now..

    I'd of just brought one and exported it
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    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    "FZ09 triple clamps, Versys 650 fork tubes and axle, Strom 1K front wheel"

    Was that front end setup a bolt-on affair, or was there machine work involved?

    Anything other then the Tracer swinger done out back? Because it looks much taller than stock.
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  6. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    I like this FZ-07 conversion (w/FZ-09 forks and seat) and wire wheels

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    OHjim Been here awhile

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    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Saw my first used tenere 700 for sale today....£ 8199gbp 1600miles old
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  9. Pablogordo

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    UH-HUH, that's so easy everyone is doing it
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  10. Pablogordo

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    it is taller! Ride height adjustable K-tec shock and longer forks/taller wheel. I can still flat foot at 5'10", but not for long as I want to seat taller so my knees arent such an acute angle.

    no machining, I swapped the bearings on the front wheel is all. the swingarm went on like it was meant to go, only one cushion lever bolt was too short.
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  11. Pablogordo

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    that looks great, Cognito Moto sells the hubs, but $$$ (I have spent as much on a bicycle hub, so horses for courses haha) . THAT GUY ALSO did the Tracer swingarm apparently, good to see I'm not the only one haha!
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  12. Pablogordo

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    Probably at least 18 months til we start seeing used ones here in the US....who knows, could be even longer than that until we see new ones the way Yamaha USA has been dragging their feet....
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    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Obviously, you never dealt with the US DOT/NHSTA/EPA certification process for non-conforming vehicles. :nah

    It'll be easier (probably cheaper too) to invent a time machine so you can buy a 2021 T7 that's US certified and bring it back in time... :lol3

    Good job there Pablo. :thumb I have been toying with that idea for a while, so I am looking forward to seeing more and reading your riding impressions.

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    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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  15. Pablogordo

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    my now dead phone has some pics of today's minor amount of progress, but in brief, I started mocking up the half-fairing, also took my seats apart and grafted them into a single unit like the Corbin....played around with some foam and need to find fabric to cover it with
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  16. Pablogordo

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    Mocking up the fairing:

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  17. OHjim

    OHjim Been here awhile

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    ?? Linky?
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  18. Pablogordo

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    onespeedpaul is my insta handle
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  19. Pablogordo

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    Welded on some small tabs (with rubber grommets!) to hold the gauge

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  20. Pablogordo

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    Also tacked on the fairing subframe boss to the frame, and cleaned the headlight lens with a 3M refurbish kit, worked amazing, yellow headlight is now clear as new!
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