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ok, yamaha T7 is capable real off-road.

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BronNowo, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  2. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    jeez...reading here some comments one would think this is some kinda amateur, noobie, wannabe riders forum...
    Sure Tarres rides very well but plenty of riders who practice daily trials and enduro can ride the same, and do same tricks on
    adventure bikes. Besides if you watched to the end you'd see Pol crashed many times while filming this, as it's not
    too easy on such heavy bike. So don't glorify him so much, because if you have such bike too spare and practice enough you can do it too.
    As I said nice riding, good filming but nothing impossible about it.
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    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. Supporter

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    I always get the feeling your Trolling , why is that ?
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    CRracer712 Africa Twin Rocks! Supporter

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    Guys an ok rider I guess:dunno
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  5. gstt500

    gstt500 Retired semi carpenter

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    Maybe that guy needs a smaller bike.
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  6. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Perhaps the reason no one else focused on ant-squat is because it is not unique. A degree of anti-squat is built into just about every motorcycle swingarm. Suspension specialists tune swingarm angle for anti-squat/traction as a matter of course. It's possible to get too much which causes trouble as well.

    Did Yamaha design more swingarm angle into the bike as a means to an end (getting ground clearance with that deep sump motor) or did they design the amount they put in for own it's merit? Hard to say and in the end if it works well that's all that matters, but congratulating them for something unique is pure marketing. But making a case about it in a video seems to have impressed some folks.
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  7. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    All of this is 205 - the video, the talk about the "stock" suspension, and the purported amazing anti-squat. It's all been seen and discussed already in this forum. The video was already posted in a dedicated thread, surprised OP missed it.

    It's doubtful that they'd spend all this time and money on the video with top-notch rider and hardly touch the suspension. And it isn't even "marketing" from Yamaha about the anti-squat...uh, they aren't talking about it whatsoever, not a single word! We're only talking about it because FortNine did. If it was something truly special, Yamaha marketing sure did drop the ball for touting it which in the era of "bold new graphics" seems impossible.
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  8. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I have been riding trials for 3 years and all I can say is wow.That man has skills.
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  9. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    because you feel insecure? :1drink
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  10. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Not sure why you have been trying to talk yourself out of a T7 for the last year or so . . . We know you are going to buy one . . . just do it.

    If something breaks . . . just fix it . . . like previous bikes:muutt
    The T7 will make your 650XT it’s GF . . . off road:-)
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    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. Supporter

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    Said the guy with nothing in his profile . :johntm
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  12. Snapper

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    Impressive video, but one I‘ll heavily discount given the pro trials rider with full support team and free/sponsor bike/gear.

    I’m personally most impressed with this one:



    T7 was not originally even on my radar... until last weekend and my DirtDAZE demo ride. KTM was a no show.... and I think just lost a sale :lol3.
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  13. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    OK...that was impressive. He may not be Pol, but he didn't sound very winded when he spoke. Still, that is not T7 country by any means, but it definitely shows the capability of the bike. I kept waiting for the windscreen to get ripped off on those low limbs. Now we just need to wait for BronNowo to come along and tell us how everything on the bike was non-OEM and that the bike needed a complete overhaul...sorry, BronNowo, I couldn't resist.:lol3

    I can't believe they didn't even remove the mirrors on that trail. Thanks for posting this.
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  14. CatBehemoth

    CatBehemoth Been here awhile

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    Those spokes flying at 2:40, though...
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  15. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    I looked at 2:40...curious about the "spokes" comment/observation.
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    CatBehemoth Been here awhile

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    2:46 to be exact, last shot on a beach.
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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    yeah they are spokes :fpalm, haven't you ever been roosted by spokes before :jack


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    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    He is just shedding some weight for the next jump...:ricky
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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    spokes :imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer

    seeing as people have studied the video that close, have you actually looked at the surface, its littered with “spokes” :thumb

    pol.jpg


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  20. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    LOL!...well crap, I was looking for this spoke thing at 2:40 in Snapper's video, not Pol's video.:D I see what you're talking about, but I've never seen spokes fail like that where they fly out like Christmas tinsel in bunches. Depending on the spoke/wheel design they either break at the head or J-bend and stay in the nipple unless of course a substantial object was jammed into the wheel...which doesn't appear to be the case here. Plus losing that many spokes in that quick a time would result in a noticeable wobble, and the wheel in that vid seems to still be tracking true.

    Are we joking here, or are we really saying those are a bunch of spokes exiting the wheel in that number? I raced my state's enduro circuit for decades and have seen many trashed wheels but never losing that many spokes in one fell swoop...LOL! One year at the Terlingua enduro in west Texas, it snowed and the soil there turned into severe gumbo. Many had to leave their bikes out there stuck in the stuff. A friend on his open class Husky was determined to finish and made it into the finish with only a few spokes left. However, he had to physically unscrew the broken spokes from the nipples as they broke because they were flailing around and scraping the swingarm, chain, etc. Surely Yamaha doesn't make their spokes out of cream cheese...do they?:lol3
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