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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by motolover, Nov 12, 2019.
T7 at the Imperial Sand Dunes. A paddle tire or more aggressive knobby would have made a huge difference but the bike did very well.
Have you done any suspension upgrades?
I hear the OEM setup is a bit soft.
Can we safely assume that a Camel Tank will soon be available for the Tenere 700?
ya what he said?
I asked the same question on youtoobs
I'm 265 plus gear so all OEM set-ups are a bit soft Because of that, I'm not a great person to ask about it. The suspension feels pretty good now, it felt terrible when the bike was brand new.
I am 74kg/163lbs plus gear and the suspension feels great. Had no need to play with it yet.
thanks for that. So if it was sprung to your weight, OEM valving seems ok?
If it was sprung for my weight, the valving would need to be tweaked too.
gotcha. So comparing it to stock AT suspension..about on par or better?
Just rode the bike for 20 minutes with about a mile of dirt road. 195lbs and being that it was a graded dirt road I aimed at every water bar and rut just to get a feel for what stock valving is like before diving into the Camel ADV bike.
The suspension spec's are nearly identical to the AT in many ways including cartridge size, piston sizes, damper rod sizes, shock size, etc. The T7 is definitely more planted and balanced. I hit a water bar and was able to get the rear to kick at medium speed about 30mph. The shock has a 7.0kg oem spring and the forks .59kg springs. Soft but has more damping control than the AT and does not blow through the stroke as readily. Once you start pushing the speed up in the rough then it will start blowing through but still will handle more than the AT.
I checked the upper tubes and the anodize was in good order.
How much the forks flex is still to be determined and I know just the guy to test them, 265lbs and 6'3".
Was this a Yamaha T7 event? I was not aware there were any T7’s in Canada or the states for sale . . . only for show in Canada?
It's from Switzerland, can only be here for 12 months then has to go back or be crushed
I was riding a whoop section back and forth while getting my suspension fine-tuned after a re-valve/respring. After a few passes, the suspension felt fantastic. I got overconfident, went in too fast, ran out of talent and got dumped in my head.
The bad: The fairing is smashed, the bars snapped off and I'm banged up.
The good: Suspension 101 @Torque nailed the suspension tuning. This thing is a beast!