Oz Yamaha Tenere 700 Owners Association

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BygDaddee, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Johns-Bikes

    Johns-Bikes Farkling the T7

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    So I’ve pulled the forks and shock and sent off to Teknik for slightly heavier rear spring, fresh oil and weight suitable valving front and rear. Having heard about how Yamaha finds grease so precious, I pulled the swing arm out for a regrease and then headed to the triples.

    Once the bars were off, noticed the triples had a real detent and resistance at centre, so out they came. Pics below don’t look good to me, and my bike only has 4000kms, mainly on dirt roads, no jumping etc - is this remotely normal? I’ll be seeking a warranty claim come Monday..

    Lower cone:

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    upper was not as bad, still marked:

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  2. Johns-Bikes

    Johns-Bikes Farkling the T7

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    I’m north of 55 and found the grips on my previous AT and also the T7 too small in diameter as I have pen pushers hands and some mild arthritis in the joints. Changed to heated Adventure Oxfords - great for our cool climate, and as they are larger diameter I find much easier on the hands, bigger diameter gives a little more “pull”, YMMV

    Cheers John
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  3. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Yamaha's version of lane assist.
    They all tend to be a bit tight on the grease.
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  4. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    These are good too for older hands and long trips.
    ProGrip 714 Rally Fat Black Grip at MXstore
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  5. Camaha

    Camaha Adventurer

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    . #howsthedramaticmusic
  6. nzdans

    nzdans Learnertic

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    Seriously comfy grips (that Lyndon Poskitt did copious kms on in R2P) however not so flash for running your grip heaters under.. Due to the thickness and air pockets.

    I have a new set in my spares box.. and a new set of Oxfords. Being in the ACT unfortunately I'll probably end up fitting the Oxfords to the T7 when it arrives.
  7. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    I found that the grip puppies are too thick for me, I have been using R2Ps for years now and I find them excellent as well.
    I don’t have heaters on my bars.
  8. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  9. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    5 days into my trip north. 2500 km of fun.
    D606 rear is holding out fine.
    Ran out of fuel at 310 km due to heavy wrist on the dirt.

    Found the Hidden Valley.

    Washed and serviced bike today.

    Cape york is next.

    The T7 is a really good little scooter

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  10. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

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  11. Camaha

    Camaha Adventurer

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    Prototype KTM 790 style fuel tank? I’m not sure what I am looking at here.

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  12. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer Supporter

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    That particular T7 is developed by Team Kapriony. GP Mucci made these tanks and all the aluminium work on that bike. It's a one-off and it has been modified heavily to shave weight off of it. He was supposed to race Africa Eco Race last year but it was cancelled. Attacked the same race the year before with a heavily modified 790, but had two engine failures that year.... Hopefully we will see the beast in the next edition of Eco Race.
  13. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    I reckon he needs to upshift 500rpm earlier.
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  14. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Looks like a considerably flatter profile as well with the booby tank.
    Amusing that their version of the better T7 has somehow drifted towards the oppositions profile. Only from an orange perspective of course.
  15. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Take the tank off the game changer and put it on a bike that hasn't suffered dozens of recalls and you've probably got the best of both worlds.
  16. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    You're probably right there.
    If you don't want handling or performance.:imaposer:pot
  17. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Whilst I was only having bit of a stir, it worked.
    Had a quick google, can only see evidence of two recalls on the 790. The front brake return spring and the rear brake line. Are there more?
    I don't own one and would probably have not been keen to buy the first model of either bike.

    The T7 has also had two.
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  18. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    :lol3

    I was only stirring mate, I'm so far passed caring what others ride and the carry-on about it.
    I didn't mind riding the 790 or the 690 for that matter, I just preferred the Yamaha for long term ownership.

    No brand loyalty here, everything is fit for purpose :beer
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  19. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    +1

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    Finally, it only took a bit over two years for someone to bring to realization what Signors' Bezzi and Gessi have been saying all along... :1drink

    Where do I send my deposit for the production version YAMAHA?

    :dunno The production version of the YAMAHA TENERE 700 - is yet another Japanese motorcycle designed by a committee... four years in the making, the latter two to release it (with much secrecy, pomp and ceremony)... and yet they still did not get it (quite) right.

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    +1

    TK Kapriony have suceeded in fabricating what the original T7 prototype should have (and could have) been. But the showroom version is what you get when the committee/bean counters from the upstairs office get involved, instead of letting the engineers R&D team develop the motorcycle, and leave the printing of the brochures and video vflogs to the boardroom manbuns and ponytails. :1drink
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