Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

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

  1. mpatch

    mpatch Long timer

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    I'm going to try the dual windscreen deal along with the adjusters. Seems to alleviate a lot of the airflow issues according to those that have done it.
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  2. amboss87

    amboss87 Been here awhile

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    Been 16 days on the road to ride the Trans-Euro-Trail Norway and Sweden. It was a fantastic bit of riding.
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    Now I think it is time to express something: It was so far the most beautiful riding I ever experienced. And I had my fair share of riding in the world, including the tremendous Carretera Austral and Ruta40.
    But the kind of fluent riding through the scandinavian woods and mountains I experienced on this track is just a sheer thing of constant beauty.
    I honestly believe that getting in a riding flow on smooth, lonely gravel roads is a sort of meditation, soaking up the landscape with all your senses. And therefor, the scandinavian TET is one of the big holy Shangri Las temples in the motorcyclist`s universe.
    Go out and ride it if you have the chance.
    And thanks to the creators of this track for their achievement.

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    Had strong cold west wind for about five days so I used my tent as a wind shield while contemplating with beers arround a camp fire. Wind was in hindsight more a bless than a curse considering the flies, insects up there it prevented.
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    Norway and Sweden have a nice network of free camping shelters and huts which fell great in place with my kind of riding.
    Leave a tip though and do your bit of work on the firewood.
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  3. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    The SC 1-pc seats are hitting inmates. Mine is on the way too. Looks like it is well
    worth the wait. Now, I will be able to slide back a bit.

    Std Comfort (like mine):
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    Tall Comfort:
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    8” wide std height:

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  4. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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    This will be the first bike in my last 6 or 7 bikes where I won't be buying an SC saddle.

    I hate that they took our nice, narrow profile seat and made a Russel daylong style wide ass tractor seat.

    Barf.

    Give me the exact same profile as factory, with more comfy foam. That all I ask for!
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  5. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    They have what you're referring to on their site. :dunno they note not designed for comfort, but I'd guess they're using their foam?

    https://seatconcepts.com/products/y...y-tall-one-piece?rq=yr_2021~mk_yamaha~md_t700
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  6. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    Exaggeration seems to be a hobby for some. You have to know what is more important to you: slim optics or long-lasting comfort? I opted for a standard height comfort seat.
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  7. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    It's not that simple. For some those wings lock the rider into one location far too much for their preference. I'm personally picky on seats and don't like anything bumping my legs when I'm riding, especially off-road. I accept some lower level of comfort for increased mobility on the bike.

    Luckily there are a zillion options for us and our backsides. :lol3 :thumb
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  8. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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    "Optics?"

    For our butt-ass ugly bike?

    Lol.

    I ride the bike as intended. But, if I were riding boring, long days on slab then yeah, I guess I'd want a wide ass seat.
  9. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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  10. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    I can already hear the comments of friends when the comfort seat has arrived and will be installed with regard to the wide and large look. But I prefer the comfort. You young foxes can look at the optics. Lol.
  11. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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    Has nothing to do with "optics" ferfuckssake.

    Have you never slid down a hill so steep you need to be on the very back of your seat?
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  12. andrewgore

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    My dad has had a few Russel day long seats on various street bikes. They're great if you sit in one spot and never move. Even on the street that was constricting and I could never get how he rode them....but it worked for him. :dunno It's kinda like folks with so much luggage that they have a rider cockpit no more than their hips. How do they ride off-road like this.

    And those seat concept rally ones are in standard height as well. :thumb
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  13. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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    I'll definitely look into the standard height model then. I think their foam is perfect.

    My 990smt had a scooped/stepped seat.
    A Corbin, and the stocker.
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    I flew to Washington to buy the bike, and yeah, the seat was very well made and comfy, but I HATED being stuck in one position because I don't stop to eat, I fuel on the bike, and I ride all day. So one position makes my ankles, knees, and hips ache.

    Sold that seat when I got home. Bought an SMR saddle.
    Flat, front to rear. Perfect.
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    I bought Seat Concept's last SMR foam and cover kit for the SMR pan, but the oem foam was surprisingly all-day comfy, so I never installed it. I gave it to the inmate who has my SMT but he's still riding the oem foam too.

    That 950sm in the background has a Seat Concepts kit on it. I'm at 50k miles on that sucker. Amazing for all day/multi day.
    Ridden it in many states, sunup to sundown.
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    Being able to move around on it helps!

    But I'm a bit of a prima donna about having a flat seat because of the types of bikes I've ridden since I was a kid.
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  14. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    "Have you never slid down a hill so steep you need to be on the very back of your seat?"

    Just spread your legs and enjoy the ride!
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  15. mpatch

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    Hoping for some feedback soon on the seat concepts seats.
    I’ve always had good luck with SC on a variety of bikes.
    My other option is have Steve Gowing make me a custom seat as he’s local to me.
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  16. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    How much did the group buy save?
  17. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    As intended? Hmm that's quite a leap as the bike is very much a jack of all trades.. Many use it to ride long distance to do bdrs etc. Mine is fine for local fire roads riding all day. Locked in place riding with GF or luggage strapped behind me has my ass screaming within an hour it seems. I have a seat concepts comfort XL on my DRZ, fucking love it and no problems with mobility on singletrack or whatever.
    The tenere is a great looking bike but I immediately Ruined the aesthetic with tusk panniers already anyway though
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  18. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath Old 'nuff to know better...

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    Well I ordered an SC seat. It's about my eighth seat from them. Never been sorry.
    Best bang for the buck, hands down.
  19. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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    I think it's butt-ugly and I ride it on dirt as much as possible. Roads are unavoidable and I agree it's quite competent for mile-munching.

    My only point I was trying to express was that, comfort be dammed, I don't want a seat any wider whatsoever than either oem option.

    That's all.
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  20. Multimile

    Multimile City Slicker

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