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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BDG, Jul 17, 2019.
I misunderstood what you were asking....
I have a set of Motoz Enduro I/H FIM enduro tyres around, do you know if I can run the rear 140 safely on the T7 rim which has a 150 stock size?
Picture from the rear
It’s nothing to do with the license plate assembly. Just the photo makes it look that way
Don’t forget, these are just a set made to work with the Yamaha rear rack for our upcoming trip.
Nothing like what will be the production versions and the rear cross brace clears the exhaust exit, again photo is miss leading.
500km on road plus 100km off-road in Belgium 10 days ago.
Question on front brakes. Is the caliper radial or axial? What is the piston caliper diameter? 32mm or lower? Are the calipers floating or not? Thanks...
Looks like standard axial mounting in the picture.
Hello, what size is your 21brothers bag ? (if i'm not mistaken !).
It's a ROGAL XL (50L) from 21brothers. Great size for my needs.
...unless you wheely everywhere.
A lowly DR650/790 will tour/slab 2up with luggage. Cruising 90MPH might be a stretch, but that's not exactly legal in most locales. A TR650, G650X, or Dakar/Sertao would be even better on the slab.
'Advantages of being wheely-capable.
The front end of my DR feels pretty loose when it's hanging in the air too. Try riding a gear higher and/or sitting closer to the tank while kicking your inner leg forward as you accelerate out of a turn.
Kriega tool roll fits beautifully under the Rally seat, which has a bigger storage area than the standard seat. Bit of a pain getting the seat back on as you need to simultaneously lift one bit of it while pressing down another bit.
Did a couple of hundred miles of slab today on my T7 for a business meeting. All quite easy. 60mpg (Imperial) average. The bike sits nicely at 85mph but most of the time I was at 75mph. It will pop up to 90mph without a problem. There’s no buffeting as such (as per old 1150GSs which shook your teeth out), but there is what I’d term “thrumming” which I don’t find annoying but could be tuned out with a bit more airflow under the screen. I might take a look at those screen risers that have been created by someone on the Facebook group.
Could do with cruise control for boring motorway trips. I might get one of those plastic throttle clip thingys.
Otherwise all good, absolutely no ownership hassles whatsoever to date.
Do you mind me asking how tall you are? My 1200 gs adventure gives me buffeting.
I ride a lot of superslab 2up, but the dirt that I ride is sandy/muddy/rooty/rutty. A hopped-up DR does pretty well for my usage, but ABS and EFI would be nice. The DR is pretty smooth on slab, but a bit more power would be nice, and the roughly 100lb weight gain might add some slab stability. I have yet to do much for DR power mods though, like big-bore, cam, exhaust, or head.
A steering damper will help the shimmy.
Does the clutch have an anti-hop mechanism or function? I mean to prevent the rear wheel from blocking when you go down the gears.
Bah, de rien Olivier!