Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

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

  1. tonyubsdell

    tonyubsdell Ténéré Supporter

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    the hp2 is a great bike indeed and definitely fun to ride. due to its high unsprung weight of the swingarm it feels more tortured in the heavy stuff than a regularly chain driven bike like ... let's say a ktm 950 se.

    regards,
    wolf
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  2. MrNemobody

    MrNemobody Been here awhile

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    Amazing Tony, i just don't know how you can choose when you go for a ride :hmmmmm

    :D:D
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  3. victay

    victay Enthusiastic Noob

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  4. MrNemobody

    MrNemobody Been here awhile

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    Probably one of the most inovative, but i also like the SW which protects the pipes, don't know yet.
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  5. MegaRowMan

    MegaRowMan MRM

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    Some more candy from my first trip last week in NZ on the T7
    Acton video to follow later,
    Can also recommend this tank bag to, if this is an option on your wish list, perfect fit

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  6. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Looks like the bash plate did it's job to me. Summit has to give with an impact like that, better the bash plate than the bike.

    You should see the underside of my trials bike.:muutt

    Which allows me to pose a question..

    Is anybody making sacrificial / impact absorbing, protection for bikes?

    My old trailies had rubber mounted bash plates.

    Gotta say and please take this as a compliment. Your new bike already looks like a Grade A, card carrying, fully paid up, horizon chasing hack.
  7. tonyubsdell

    tonyubsdell Ténéré Supporter

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  8. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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  9. ktmcrush

    ktmcrush Been here awhile

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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    We use those on thumpers to reduce all that engine noise reflection up towards the riders. Is that a T7 issue?

    Strong and alot more quiet.
    Looks like it covers the water pump area which is good.

    I've read 3mm aluminum reflects noise and vibration more than plates that are built with 4mm plate?
  11. eakins

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    They nailed the front / pipe coverage for sure.

    I recall their aluminum plate thickness being thin however in the past? I would use nothing less than 4mm thick these days.
  12. eakins

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  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  14. MegaRowMan

    MegaRowMan MRM

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    Sure thing, its a - SW Motech Yukon 130 Tank bag, Fully water proof,
    This size looks a little tall on the bike but is a narrow fit, works very well for me

    Cheers MRM
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  15. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    This one is 4mm according to the description.
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    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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  17. DWEL700

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    Can anyone confirm that the SWMotech skid plate works with the Yamaha crash bars or HEED crash bars?
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  18. tonyubsdell

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    you sure hit the nail on the head. that‘s why i infected the kids - and my wife - early enough with the same virus.
    hope to thus avoid the garage sale in the (far) future.

    cheers,
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  19. amboss87

    amboss87 Been here awhile

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    This lifestyle i consider for me where-I-want-to-be-in-my-fifties. Hats off for realizing this in our german society.

    The ultimate contradiction to german fake toscana style neubaugebiet-houses that lead so many fellows of my generation into decades of paying back credits. Take a look arround, these are radiating far more coldness than any patagonian glacier.
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  20. Cruz

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    They hold up fine.
    After you have stopped hitting it with a sledgehammer, start hitting the alloy ones with the sledgehammer and compare the results.
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