Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

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

  1. Deathsoswiftly

    Deathsoswiftly Been here awhile

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    Nah. It's just the weight distribution. Same as f800gs. But basically most adventure bikes do that to some extent, most noticeable on the more dedicated ones. Even a multistrada has a very light front end coming out of corners.
  2. powder85

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    It doesn't have a slipper clutch.
  3. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Question only for owners. Have any of you set your static and race sag for this bike? If you have please post your numbers and your weight. Some people on other Tenere thread don’t believe what someone has posted. It would be helpful to know how heavy a rider can be and achieve race sag before upgrading to heavier springs. Thanks
  4. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Long timer

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    I measured the sag with PA in the middle with rider 75kg. Sag 29/69mm. Ideal 20/60mm.
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  5. Jur1

    Jur1 Adventurer

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    Where do you get the numbers for ideal sag?
  6. janhama

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    Maybe more like a rule of thumb 10%/30% of travel. Don’t know where it comes from.
  7. AdvNener

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    I think I asked this before, but as 69-29 = 60-20, wouldn't adding a bit more preload allow to get almost exactly that sweet 20/60mm?

    I mean, the 29mm static sag has nothing to do with rider weight anyway..

    From what I understand, a spring that is way too soft is caracterized with (race-static) too big, like if we had 10/69mm. Here you could'nt really add more preload to get the "sweet" 60mm race sag because then you'd have almost 0 static sag. But it doesn't look like we are in this configuration.
  8. ktmmitch

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    10% static & 30% Rider are the norm for Adv riding, check out the video explanation

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  9. ktmmitch

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    You are correct, but to increase the preload to reduce both static & rider sag by 9mm, then you have used up most of the available stroke of the PA, so when you add a passenger or extra luggage, there is nothing more left with adjustment on the PA, that is why fitting a stiffer spring brings the PA back into play
  10. MrNemobody

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    They really doesn't do just high fender, but at least, it gives you an idea about how it looks.
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    Unbelievable, how quick those rallymods see the light.
    Ffs, i even havent seen the bike in real life yet.
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  12. AdvNener

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    I agree that it seems strange that the spring rate looks almost spot on for a 75 kg rider.. but for that "spot on" rider weight you already have to set the preload past half of its adjustment range!
    So stiffer spring makes sense if you plan to often carry a lot of luggage or a passenger, but maybe a stock longer spring with the same rate will have been adequate for a start. Really strange...

    Did you measure sag at the fork?
  13. MrNemobody

    MrNemobody Been here awhile

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    Companies are smart.

    They know we have save some money by buying a T7 instead of a 790ADVR, then, they know we can afford all the cool stuff they gonna do :D
  14. janhama

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    Has anyone measured how much static sag there is when the PA is at it’s max? I guess there’s not much left. Maybe this is the reason it is as it is. So stiffer spring if you ride hard and it starts to bottom out.

    I’m about 100kg with gear and the general feeling of the bike is on the stiff side. Regardless of measures. I haven’t bottomed it out, yet..
  15. AdvNener

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    That makes sense.. like "if you want to go past the max preload setting well.. you should rather get another spring!"
  16. powder85

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    The Kapriony T7 has a full WRxxxF front, CC KYB, Excel rim and single disc.

    Wondering what have they done with the shock.

    I asked them and there is more info coming soon.
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    Do any body think Yamaha will have a T7 at Barber in Oct ? I'm pretty sure KTM will have demo rides.
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  19. r1d3rg652gs

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    This is an acerbis supermoto fender fitted to WRF450 forks and triple clamp. It is a straight fit to the WRF450 forks...don't know if it is the same for the Tenere 700 forks.
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    Internal e-mail from the Acme Farkle Company -

    - Yamaha are releasing a budget, middle weight Adventure bike. All holiday leave is cancelled.-
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