Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

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

  1. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    So any of you owners get a bike run in yet? I want to hear how it is unleashed.
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  2. foo

    foo Adventurer

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    I'm the same height and currently on the XT660Z which specs tell me the seat height is 895, compared to 875 for the T700. Seat height has never been a problem. I can't flat foot it but as long as i can comfortably get both feet down, it's fine.

    I once watched a very short guy on an 1150GS. He literally had to hop off to get one foot down. Truly inspiring. I vowed never to let seat height worry me after watching that performance.
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  3. BDG

    BDG Long timer

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    Well I finally get my bike this morning. Shame about the weather for late July and early August here. We’ve had so much rain and flooding, it’s brought a couple of small bridges down in the Dales and Whaley Bridge has been evacuated as there is danger of a dam bursting. The forecast isn’t great either, however some people have far bigger problems than the weather for riding my new bike. Add in I’m away this weekend but not on the bike so reporting back will be limited at first.

    I did have problems getting the bike insured as with it being a new model it didn’t exist on the insurers data base. In the end they used an MT07 as a substitute.

    Accessories still to arrive as well, but I’m still one of the very lucky few to get the bike at the moment so I’m not complaining.
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  4. Tobers

    Tobers Been here awhile

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    Tankbags.

    On my previous bikes I’ve used a tankbag that clips to a “saucer” thing that bolts to the fuel filler rim. As the T7 doesn’t use a “normal” fuel filler, instead the whole cap comes away from the bike, anyone got any ideas for tank bags?
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  5. philratton

    philratton Been here awhile

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    Humm, wait for Givi to come up with a solution. They will.
    Or use a tank bag that straps to the tank.
    I even remember one that used velcro.
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  6. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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  7. iconia

    iconia Adventurer

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    whos going to be the first to supermoto it?

    maybe fz07 wheels would fit?
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  8. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Why not just buy an mt07, they’re dirt cheap
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  9. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    ^^19" front...good idea to lower seat about 1", but then you'll also need to shorten your kickstand.
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  10. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    There are loads of aftermarket high screens and Yamaha already solved legroom problem with this motard-style high seat.

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    High seat that gives your MT-07 a Motard style.
    • Stylish looking Motard style seat
    • Increased seat height by 28mm
    • Improved riding position for taller riders
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  11. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    ^^Increased seat height by 28mm.

    875mm+28mm = 903mm (35.55") seat height may be going the wrong way for most.

    With a modest 32" inseam and skinny old butt, I'm anxious to hear of owner mods to increase comfort: aftermarket screens, seats and lowered foot pegs. Going to new rims and shorter kickstand would be (for me) a less desirable (and expensive) option because you'd still need a better saddle.
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  12. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    That seat is for the MT-07

    I'm sure Seat Concepts will make a more comfortable seat for the T7, and probably Sargent as well.
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  13. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Been here awhile

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    And this is another option for long traveling:

    https://airhawk.net/
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  14. motormad

    motormad Hasbeen Racer

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    Collected the bike yesterday and was immediately impressed with the engine. Feels as good as my 1190R right at the bottom end. Pulls really well in 4th and 5th allowing easy short shifting. Nice narrow dirt bike feeling between the knees. The clutch cover is noticeable on the right boot top when sat normally, but not while standing.

    When home I rolled the bars forward as they were pulled too far back for me. Fitted the sat nav bracket. Super clear position. 160 miles completed today with an average of 67mpg (UK). The seat is a bit hard, enough for about 90 minutes. I have the rally seat on order so not too worried, and the screen is a bit noisy. What a great bike though. About 250 miles planned tomorrow. ❤️
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  15. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    ^^Nice looking bike, congratulations.
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  16. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I've been using Wolfman tank bags for about 18 years now on different bikes. They fit well, are rugged and come in all sorts of sizes to fit different needs/bikes:

    https://wolfmanluggage.com/collections/tank-bags

    I have a couple of Explorer Lite bags now, it's a good size - I carry a small compressor, tire repair kit, tool kit and a 2 litter hydration bladder with enough room left over for miscellaneous things that I take on some rides like a camera, snacks, etc.

    Gustavo
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  17. foo

    foo Adventurer

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    Is there much/any vibration for that mount point? I've seen some comments about the instrument panel vibrating off road.
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  18. al803

    al803 Tenere700

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    Has anyone managed to weigh his Tenere 700 with the tank full? How much is it?
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  19. motormad

    motormad Hasbeen Racer

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    No vibration at all.
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  20. Michel59

    Michel59 Adventurer

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    @motormad

    Which sat nav bracket are you using? home made ? Can you show me?
    Thank you!
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