Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BDG, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. BDG

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    The kriega's mount to a plate which is bolted to the pannier frame, then there are 2 loops at the top with fittings that go through the mounting plate, then 2 straps that go through the bottom of the mounting plate back up to the top fittings so it can all be cinched tight so they don't move or flap about.
  2. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    That looks a neat job Sean, are those the Yamaha pannier racks?
  3. BDG

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    Hi Bob, they are indeed Yamaha racks.
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  4. lithodave

    lithodave brachy850 Supporter

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    Very nice. On the Yamaha EU website, the Build Your Own Bike section has accessories such as the Explorer Pack, which includes Bigger bash plate, hard cases, protection bars etc. Have not seen anyone over there with that pack fitted from photos posted. Looks like it would be nice and popular option. For sure for me! But your outfit looks great.
  5. v4n4tX

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    Hello from Austria. Isn't that bike screaming: Take me to the end of the world?
    I ride a lot of different bikes, but it's only the Tenere which gives me that special feeling of endless opportunity. What a great ride!

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  6. BDG

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    I’ve been half way round the world on a KTM so maybe I do the other half on. Yamaha
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  7. 3TD00900

    3TD00900 Been here awhile

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    Do it yourself soft bag Panier.
    Build by a German Forum Buddy.
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  8. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Nice job.I restore quite a few bikes and mod many others.A cool little trick after sanding the plastic give it a quick scorch with a propane torch.Almost looks factory afterwords. Gets rid of white sanding scratches quick.
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  9. Chalk

    Chalk Been here awhile

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    Just done the first measured tank full. 76.5 mpg, as already reported the dash mpg is pessimistic saying 70 mpg.
    Just getting better and better with miles.
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    philratton Been here awhile

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    Uk gallons, right?
  11. Chalk

    Chalk Been here awhile

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    Yes
  12. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Been here awhile

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    That is 3,7L/100km

    Whas that on a easy ride?
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    Tobers Been here awhile

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    In this video we find out how easy it is to pick up a T7 and a highly modified KTM 690. We also ask die-hard KTMer and Bearded Bald Biker Andy B if he'd swap his KTM 690 for the T7, discuss what makes a good TET bike, and do some squelchy offroad stuff.

  14. Chalk

    Chalk Been here awhile

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    Obviously I’m still running it in but mostly two up. Running around on back roads between 50-70 mph. Using the acceleration so not babying it.
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    MCGMB Been here awhile Supporter

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    Some more great content there @Tobers

    Keep 'em coming :thumb
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  16. Junglejeff1

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    Excellent review from real riders.The 70/30 rating seems very realistic to me.
  17. BDG

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    An excellent review and analysis. My personal opinion at the risk of getting flamed is I’ll be using my T7 mainly on the road plus a few easy trails. For serious adventure riding I’ll still use my 690. Why? Well it’s a Lyndon Poskitt bike so it’s not a production bike. I’ve done over 30,000 miles round Europe, American BDR’s and from the UK to Mongolia. It’s lighter, far better suspension and far better fuel range so it’s not really a fair comparison. For Siberian bogs I’d probably prefer a 500. I’ve ridden half way round the world but that still leaves a hell of a lot left to do. If the route had some serious off road I’d always take a lighter bike but if the road was road and easier off road the T7 would be seriously tempting. I’m very impressed with the T7.
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  18. KiwiHayd

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    Hi there, I've been enjoying your vids so keep them up please, and love the banter between mates.

    I'm curious as you both mention the T700 weight being similar as the 950/990 and how it should of been lighter. The T700 wet fully fueled is still lighter than a dry 990 by 5ish Kilos.

    I sat on a T700 with rallye seat last week and it felt alot smaller/slimmer and def a little lighter than my 09 990R which is the lightest 990 made with no ABS.
  19. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Mine will be used much the same, I have my DR650 for the Alps, Pyrenees etc , I will use mine mainly on the road but also some blasts around Salisbury Plain.
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  20. powder85

    powder85 Been here awhile

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    Honestly guys, in my 4000km experience with the T7, it's very versatile but if you are going to be mainly on the road, I'd look at a Tracer instead, much more stable on road.
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