Tenere 700 suspension info

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Motociclo, May 30, 2020.

  1. Denis7

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    Cheers, finally some suspension talk.
    Have a 2019, 15.5k km's on the clock.

    Got redirected here from tenere700 forum and thankfully, already subscribed here.x

    Around 80kg rider, first went for the 8.5 k tech spring, which I now swapped with 8 kg, zero preload, as like topic owner said, it is 245mm long so already has plenty preload when installed.

    my yt video.

    While making multiple purchases of various springs, I have an unused k tech 9 kg, brand new, never mounted spring available if someone interested, misorder.

    Also got a 50€ k tech shock kit installed, valve + both stacks, which is "compatible" with springs 8 - 9.5kg. Oil used was kyb k2c, basicly 2.5W shock oil.
    Stock N pressure was 6.5 bar, k tech data opted for 10 bar, so filled with 10.

    Currently doing forks, thanks for first topic info, will try that route with 17's.
    Have 5mm preload spacers installed.

    About fork oil...workshop manual (it exists) calls for 10W oil..the kyb G10, so stock valving, no matter how off it is, is based around tennish.

    K tech shock stacks are dual stage with a little less turbulent passage entries on valve, but actual holes "seem" the same.

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  2. powder85

    powder85 Been here awhile

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    The Boano kit with 48mm CC Sachs forks is still in development. The one you link is just a basic Andreani cartridge.
    You could race a T7 and be competitive if you do a front fork swap and rear shock. The Rally Raid shock is top notch but the front fork will still be 43mm.
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  3. ktmmitch

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    The Open Cartridge & Closed Cartridge fork kits from Rally Raid use a class-leading 35mm piston, which gives a 270% increase in area over the OEM, and Adreani, 20mm piston.
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  4. dzrtracin

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    Has anyone here installed the Rally Raid suspension products on there bike? Front & rear?
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  5. Johnnyboxer

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    Top work
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  6. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Rode mine yesterday
    Front suspension on the road is crap
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  7. Denis7

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    Just update for topic owner.

    Rebound,
    16x0.10,(4)
    10x0.10
    16x0.10,(2)
    14x0.10
    12x0.10
    10x0.10
    8x0.10

    Stock setting written in post #1 is not correct.
    One of two 2nd stage 16's is from the slow speed so it resembles compression arrangement.
    Correct stock rebound stack confirmed in both legs is:

    16x0.10,(5)
    10x0.10
    16x0.10
    14x0.10
    12x0.10
    10x0.10
    8x0.10
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  8. Motociclo

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    Thanks. Typos i never rechecked.
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    can shims weaken over time from all the flexing ?
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  10. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    they will but unless you are doing supercross style jumping, cross country riding at a pro level,day after day, it is more likely that seal material, bushing material or crap will get stuck between them and harm damping .
    Fork oil does not brake down and get thinner ,it accumulates crap and increases in viscosity.
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  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    So thats a yes to the question ?

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  12. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    Maybe?
    If your suspension guy, or gal, doesn’t look like he is performing surgery when taking forks or shocks apart , I would suggest finding another shop.
    When I work on my own stuff, I clean off the work bench, lay out one of grandmas clean towels and go for it.
    If you tell her where the towels are going,I will denie it.
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  13. twinrider

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    Pro offroad racer and Dakar podium finisher Jimmy Lewis gives his opinion on the suspension after riding it 1,000 miles. :augie

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  14. Denis7

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    Motociclo, I ve assembled your stacks, not yet mounted on the bike.
    Used 70-90 kg shim setting, stock spring, 5mm extra spring preload, 5W castrol synth oil, 90mm air gap..to give you full roundup.
    Reb and comp screws completely unwound.

    To my eye, rebound seems a bit too slow, mind this is the fastest click position.



    What was you initial feeling when floor compressing the 105 kg guy fork?
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  15. powder85

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    Does anyone know if Ohlins is planing on a full fork for the T7 like it has for the Africa Twin?
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  16. Bike Guy

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    Would anyone have a recommendation for the oil/air gap dimension? Changing fork springs, collapsed, no springs, and with 5wt oil?, if I knew what I was doing and would also reshim the stacks. Hope the info helps abit
    Open to any insight
    Thanks
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  17. Nostop

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    Are you planning on doing anything to improve it?
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    For those who changed to a 90N linear spring in the Back, what are your compression and rebound setting experiences?
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  19. ktmmitch

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    Generally, go up 3-4 clicks compression, 4-6 extra rebound over stock settings
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  20. powder85

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    @ktmmitch any news on the OC cartridges you are developing?
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