Yamaha T7 TENERE Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by VTbeemer, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    I remember the first time I rode a CR500R . . . It had way way more power than I ever thought possible. I could not keep the front wheel down in any gear. It vibrated sooo much my hands went to sleep within a very short time.

    I was much happier on my XR600R and XR400R.

    A 500EXC seems like it would be the ultimate play bike. You will gain confidence and ride the wheels off of it in no time my friend:ricky

    Enjoy your awesome bike.
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  2. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Funnily enough, it was a CR500E that took me to my fear threshold and tempered my taste for performance bikes.
    The 500E was rolled out for the British / European enduro championship decades ago.

    Much happier being able to play at the performance limit rather than keep looking for it.
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  3. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    LOL, My problems arise when I fail to realize where the edge of the cliff is till I’ve stepped over it.
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  4. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    This guy had a good idea . . . You do not need to screw your seat down.
    The passenger seat holds it down.

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    Note: the rubber grommets work fine as is. You don’t really need to reverse them.
    The metal sleeves hold the seat in place.
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  5. Belgradian

    Belgradian Been here awhile

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    It works!
  6. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    That amazing! So simple and it makes SO much sense. I'm going RIGHT TO the garage and making this happen. Thank you.
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  7. Liquidape

    Liquidape Shiftless When Idle

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    This is the best solution I’ve seen yet. Way better than screwing the bolts in from underneath or cotter pins.
    Thanks!
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  8. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    And the cheapest.
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  9. ktmcrush

    ktmcrush Been here awhile

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    I just left mine out, the threads were not that good on mine. Works great.
  10. Baggey22

    Baggey22 Adventurer

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    Did that to mine an hour ago. Works great. Also didn’t rotate the rubber grommets.
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  11. ktmcrush

    ktmcrush Been here awhile

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    How's the T7 riding up in VT? My Dad used to run up there from CT when I was a kid !
  12. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Fine for the pavement. IMO, the sleeves/allen head bolt will hold the seat in place over rough terrain (better) . . . when riding off road.
  13. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    The Camel ADV dude has a similar hack. Involves zip ties and weatherstripping or fuel line.

    I think this one is mo betta...
  14. Baggey22

    Baggey22 Adventurer

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    It’s GREAT! We’ve been having a great time exploring
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  15. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    The ECU setting on US bikes is very restrictive. Replacing it would improve the fueling, which would smooth out the engine a bit.
  16. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    I could not imagine the USA T7 engine fueling any better . . . very smooth throttle control if you remove all the cable free-play.

    Make sure your 500EXC has minimal throttle free-play.
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  17. BaddAndy

    BaddAndy Been here awhile

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    Wow, it's now easier to make the seat sit in the correct position and makes it a whole lot easier trying to install the pillion half this way than without any hardware. I don't think my seat was as far forward using no hardware as it is now.
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  18. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I was talking about the 500, which is restricted to around 40hp stateside and is about 55hp in other markets. Good derestriction info here.

    The T7 is tuned to meet EPA specs. Even if it's smooth as silk, there's still power waiting to be unleashed via a flash. A vendor on the T7 forum is claiming an 8hp increase.

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  19. Benduro

    Benduro Motorodeo Supporter

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    I bought the kit that bolts the two seats together so now when I twist the key in the seat release, it pops right up just like every other motorcycle.

    Pretty simple too.
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  20. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    I bought the one piece rally seat. Comes off with the key. only one problem it is a pain in the butt to get back on and you really have to snatch/yank it off. Not a very good design Yamaha.

    I felt as though I sat to low in relation to the bars with the OEM two piece seat anyway so I live with the tippy toe aggravating one piece rally seat.

    After seeing this simple two piece seat fix I may give it another chance. However the rally seat does offer a larger indent under it for sorting more tools.
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