Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

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

  1. Blind_Beard

    Blind_Beard Adventurer

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    My dealer said the same thing. However, they did include that it would take so long because the techs in the shop would work on it in between other jobs, not have one tech do it all at once. I get it, the place is nuts especially on weekends. They can barely keep any bikes in stock, I imagine the service department is just as frantic.
  2. ForestHill

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    Do you guys have a preferred way of transporting your T7? I've been tying the front using the lower triple. Is the handlebar better in any way or does it not matter?
  3. Liquidape

    Liquidape Shiftless When Idle

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    I would suggest always trying any bike down at the lower triples instead of the handle bars if it’s feasible.
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  4. Kyouma

    Kyouma Adventurer

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    Yeah I like to ride mine to the destination
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  5. goldentaco

    goldentaco Been here awhile

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    Yep lower triples and if you can use straps that have a safety hasp. Or use something to secure the hook so it can't bounce out of it's tie down point.

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  6. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    Well I could not afford the 3 hour Uber trip to the dealer i bought it from.
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  7. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    Gorilla glue a flex seal..
  8. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    3500 miles into a trip.
    Retired, next leg coming.
    1020211527.jpg
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  9. ForestHill

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    That GPS tire is mounted in the "mostly offroad" position, yeah? How do you like it?
  10. Balootraveler

    Balootraveler Been here awhile

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    Found another dealer and service department, make an appointment, 1.5 hours work, and a waiting room....I bet they have me waiting with accessories :rofl
  11. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Uh, it's in the garage. Haven't even rode it yet.
    Should be 4k miles home.
    Let's see
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  12. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    If you should decide to buy the anti-bobblehead braces, I recommend the nicer alloy ones. I bought the cheap steel ones. More weight up high. PXL_20211022_161829414.jpg PXL_20211022_172344994.jpg I had to grind the lower tabs to get them to fit flush and bend the bars slightly to get them aligned without putting undue stress on the plastic windshield mounts. Finally got it straight.
  13. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Long timer

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    Hard to beat Cory’s accessories (Camel Adv). Everything I’ve installed fits great
  14. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath Old 'nuff to know better...

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  15. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Anybody have any experience with the aliexpress aux light mounts? Id prefer to go with the rugged roads version but thats shipping from UK..
  16. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou can confirm Supporter

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    I started the T7 for the first time in a week or so and got this. Looks harmless, like condensation in the cat, or maybe something else...?

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  17. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    Yeah it's a drain for the exhaust system no problem
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  18. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou can confirm Supporter

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    Sweet. Thanks.
  19. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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  20. Benduro

    Benduro L.A. face with the Oakland booty Supporter

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    Good looking tire. Ought to get some life out of that.

    You fitted a Camel tank? How you liking it?