RX3+R3 = XT3 TENERE

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by 79thunder, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    Pretty happy with the results, I wanted a little splash of colour.
    It's still growing on me.
    I'm sure the cease and desist letters are in the mail. :hide


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  2. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    I also added some Aux LED lights. (advanced deer detection units)
    Tucked in tight, so I don't smash them to pieces.
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  3. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    I think that does it for now.
    I wish I had some amazing pictures from far away lands, but....

    This was the best I could do this year.
    Thanks again for stopping in, I hope everyone had a great riding season.

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  4. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Simply stunning. I’m in awe. Well done!
    Great follow up pics to the build - seeing the bike being enjoyed for exactly what you were after in the beginning. Your attention to detail is something else. Decal design finishes it off nicely - it looks completely factory & as many others have said - Yamaha should be taking notes instead of pushing back the release date of their ‘other’ Tenere.
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  5. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for the follow up details and pictures! :wings
    Hopefully we will all be able to ride more next season. :ricky
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  6. Highliner

    Highliner Been here awhile

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    Never thought I’d lust for a street bike under 600cc’s. Well done.
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  7. Eddieb

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    What does it weigh now?
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    redneckK20 Been here awhile

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    What an awesome little bike.
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  9. ctfz1

    ctfz1 been there

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    Excellent. A purposeful machine well done.
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  10. CheapoWes

    CheapoWes Been here awhile

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    Probably negligible i'd bet it's probably ~10lbs difference. The R3 engine is incredibly compact and some fab work might be "overdone" vs Yamaha.

    If you don't already have the CSC it probably makes more sense to buy a used Versys 300 although i'd rather have THIS CSC over a Versys 300.
  11. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    I bought a crashed 2013 Ninja 300 a month ago ($850!) with a clean title.
    I'm working on converting it to a scrambler.
    Early snow this year so won't get to test it until spring - darn!!!
    Already got it running - enough to be doing burnouts in the garage!!!
    Plan on total price being around $1500 - I did that 6 years ago with a crashed Versys and hit that figure.
    Will let you know how it works out.....
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  12. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    I think that there are some pretty decent bikes available, some just need a little tweak here and there.
    I am pretty happy with this one.

    Thank you.
    I hadn't thought about it that way...
    Yes, the bike is exactly what I was after in the beginning, and I was able to use it just as I had wanted to.
    To be honest, It turned out even better than I had imagined.

    The bike feels extremely well put together.
    The engine now matches the handling much better. As well as the brakes. It feels like a package. A nice, crisp, fun, well designed package.

    As far as my attention to detail....I've never given it much thought.
    I'd say that I'm way closer to A.D.D. than I am to OCD! :thumb

    AS far as the Yamaha T7 release being another 2 years from now,
    I've got to admit, I'm a little disappointed to hear that.

    Out of all of the upcoming new motorcycles, I was actually pretty interested in that one.
    In 2 years however, I'm not so sure. It might be a little too tall, a little too dirty, a little too heavy and maybe a little too expensive.(most of that can be tweaked)

    I guess we'll see what another 2 years of wear and tear does to this bag of bones.




    Thanks.
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  13. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    You're welcome !

    I guess I really can't complain, I've got over 15 000 kms on the bike now with no issues what so ever.
    I was also able to put plenty of miles on the dirt bikes as well.
    But... It's just never enough is it??
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  14. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    Thanks !!
    It is pretty fun !

    Thank you very much.


    Yep, you're pretty much bang on the money re: weight.

    I was pretty excited when the Versys 300 first came out.
    When I went to look at them at the dealership, I walked passed it 3 times. It's bigger than I imagined.
    At the time, so was the price tag. ($8000 cdn plus freight, PDI and GST which was more than twice the cost of this bike,
    plus, the RX3 comes with at least $1000 in accessories)

    While I think the Versys are pretty good bikes, I like the ride, handling and engine. I would recommend it to anyone.

    I'll be honest, I wasn't in love with the looks. (or the seat)
    They kind of have an "urban commuter" look to them. I do think they look better in the newer grey or black colours.
    I also think they look better with crash bars, skid plates, aux lights, etc..

    I realise that's just my opinion, others will vary, but that's a few of the reasons a Versys 300 never came home with me.


    At this stage, I have roughly 1.25" better ground clearance, a little more power,
    a great deal more crash protection, better skid plates, and much better load capacity.
    All at roughly the same weight and about $4000 less than the cost of a similarly equipped Versys 300.

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  15. Navin

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    How’s this bike working out these days? I’m trying to convince my guy at GPX Moto to build a version of your bike in a slightly dirtier skewed direction in a thread in thumpers!
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  16. 79thunder

    79thunder Been here awhile

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    The bike's been incredible.
    I got a few rides in already this spring and instantly fell in love all over again !!
    I really do enjoy this bike more than any other I've ever owned.
    It just seems to suit me. It just does everything well.

    Of course, we just got nailed by a late spring snow storm!! So.. any rides or updates will have to wait a few days.

    I'll take a peak at that thread, but I don't think I want to try and convince anyone what they should build or buy.
    I have no freakin' idea how this business\hobby works!

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  17. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    GPX is asking so it never hurts to hear more opinions. I’m an ex 950 Adv. and S.E. guy. Plus a SMR 950, and street everything up to 1200 I-4s. And great bikes all but just too darn fast which put me in a slew of 300-321-390 bikes for a few years.

    I can only imagine how your bike rides but it’s gotta be a great upgrade from the stock Zongshen it had pushing it along. I love that R3 mill.
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  18. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    Over the past week i had the impression that your name was familiar,but i couldn't recall anything.:hmmmmm
    Searching for, i found this thread that i had already read the first post but for some reason was gone in the advrider abyss!
    157 posts to go.Let's see if we have a clutch switch problem here...:lol3