Yamaha T7 TENERE Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by VTbeemer, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Kia ora Mick. Looking forward to a unique comparison between the AT and T7.
    Brilliant vids, intimidating, but brilliant. Cheers.
  2. wildduck

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    @hookeniggy

    Come on boy, your describing the new Tenere 700 ...just cooled down to 2020 regulations and the new „spirit of accessibilty“ which they hope will maximize sales.

    Just heat it up again (by investing 5k) and you get close to your dream. 50l tank for fuel is not needed, 30l fuel + 20l beer is a more balanced approach. :drink
  3. appliance57

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    50liters? Do you need a permit to take it through densely populated areas?
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  4. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    I do have hazardous goods permit, lol.:rofl
  5. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Just worried a bit about T7 range Wildduck, would have liked a bit more.
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  6. readonly24

    readonly24 Been here awhile

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    I bet, there will be bigger aftermarket tanks soon, so don't worry.
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  7. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    And yes i know the old school enduro crowd drink a lot of beer, even the pro's used to:photog
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    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    I am really hoping for that, i really like my 500 km's of range to have a bit of freedom on a bike.
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  9. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    The old xtz carried most of its fuel low, next to the carbs, in the center of the bike, so only after fueling you felt the extra weight for an hour or so.
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    Maybe he doesn't like beer. Might not be a nice guy. :photog
    I never trust people who don't like beer or dogs.

    @hookeniggy .... Do you like dogs?:lol3
    Nice pic, but as I don't have any with a super tenere and I often go offtopic, I'll try to stay as close as possible.
    So here's me losing my XT600 somewhere near Parc D'arguin in 1999. At least it's a yamaha.

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    I'm too clumsy to do cool videos of wheelies and stuff. But man, I can blend with nature.
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  11. wildduck

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    20l would have been nice. But I‘m sure we doesn‘t need to wait too long to see 20+ liter tanks for the Ténéré arriving.
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    Well, my grand kids think so (which is all that matters :lol3)-- they gave me this for Father's Day

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  13. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Pepe, yeah, i like dogs, just not a cat person :lol3 if that is ok :kumbayabut love my redwine:photog

    And of course animal beer, schmidt, and bush, brewski , the cheap stuff, so we got some change left to fill up our bikes, not a rich guy right.
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    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Out of curiosity, what were you doing in Mauratenia back in '99? ...i see a lot of tracks in the picture?
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    Ron_Luning Been here awhile

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    All BS aside, would you take a financial guy and unload an S10 in exchange for a T700? They're both too heavy to ride offroad. Dirt roads, how fast are you gonna go?

    Turning an S10 around on off-camber wet grass is a butthole clenching experience, the T700 would be less so, bit still not like a trials bike wet dream.

    Losing thousands to lose 125 lbs....bad idea, or what the hell, it's cheaper than a divorce?
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    I had said earlier in this thread that the T7 Tenere might likely be my next bike. Too bad Yamaha has taken sooo long to bring this bike to market, as I felt the 'need' to spend my money elsewhere. Now that this little Italian (Thai?) gal has joined the family my T7 Ten plans are definitely on hold at least for a few years. Obviously not the same use profile as the T7 Tenere, but what a hoot to ride. She definitely stirs the soul... and as said above, you only live once.

    Yamaha - Are you listening? Your marketing mis-decisions continue to cost you bike sales!

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    I'm glad I waited instead of going and just buying a 990r. It seems the tenere is shaping up to be a really great adv bike. For the time being the old 800gs will just have to soldier on.
    Recently, heard a rumor that Yamaha is updating the cp2 mill and the most likely change will be long overdue variable intake valves. That seems like something I want on a tenere.
    In addition, high quality aftermarket parts (altrider, graves, HDB) will only start appearing after the American market launch.
    Furthermore, first year models are usually plagued with issues. Just look at the Africa Twin.
    A little patience always pays off.
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  19. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Got an e mail from my dealership here, they will receive their first bikes during the half of September.
  20. Timemachine

    Timemachine Been here awhile Supporter

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    You can expect to get a Christmas card from Yamaha this year. They will be thanking you for taking the pressure off them as they won't be able to make enough to fill demand. My guess is that they prioritised selling a few million scooters to Asia. The idiots.
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