Yamaha T700 Tenere owners thread

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

  1. MegaRowMan

    MegaRowMan MRM

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    Thanks twinrider,

    Ok I'll see what I can do with the next vid, But for this one the noise from the rain & my jacked collar hitting my helmet
    was to much for me to sit though when watching, the up beat sound track helps to hide this :-)

    MRM
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  2. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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  3. Heipaal

    Heipaal Always the hard way

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    A work of art, is that machined from a solid piece?

    That can't be cheap.......
  4. Aleksandar_the_Great

    Aleksandar_the_Great Been here awhile

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    Hi , Yes machined from solid block of aluminium... came out very nice .. I work for an engineering company and a friend of mine has done this for me :)
  5. Stabilo_Boss

    Stabilo_Boss Adventurer

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    What is the difference between the XTZ690 and the XTZ690-U?
  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    the U

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  7. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Been here awhile

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    I guess “U” means USA specs
  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    no, it doesn't
  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    My guess is its just the first model designation , for parts fische etc, the USA one will have a different designation, “V” maybe ? as it has some slightly diff parts, indicators etc

    then if the euro gets an update for 2021 after that euro 5 pipe etc another designation would apply “W” etc


    and so on

    you have to designate the parts BOMS somehow
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  10. Michel59

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    U = 35 kW model.
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  11. Stabilo_Boss

    Stabilo_Boss Adventurer

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    Ah no way... So the difference in the wiring of the bike is only to do with that?
  12. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Been here awhile

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    I dont think so, as that is a reversible and after-factory modification, at least in Spain
  13. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    Sorry, my english is not so good. But I wanted to say:

    Wolfram, you are totaly avoured by this lots of bikes.I can't get out of amazement. Incredible. I had seen something like this in "small format" in our region, but that has been italien bikes. Keep it up.
    I also find your new T700 conversion very interesting. I also plan to buy one.

    Bye Nelliedriver and greetings from Baden
  14. r1d3rg652gs

    r1d3rg652gs Tenere700

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    Your English is ok...don't worry.
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  15. Michel59

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    Right it is possible to convert to 35kW a standard unit and opposite, but you can also order one directly in 35kW. Don't ask me how I know this but I am 10000/100 sure of what I wrote :-)
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  16. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    sorry for my ignorance...but what does that 35kW applies to?

    And how it is different from the Non-U model?
  17. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob Supporter

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    I believe it refers to the power output of the motor.

    In Europe I believe that motorcycle licenses are issues in tiers. When you first get one you cannot ride a motorcycle above a certain power level. After a certain period of time with no issues you can go up to the next level.

    As such bikes over there are often restricted in power and can be increased once the owner is ready for the new power.
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  18. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    No worries. You speak the language "Motorcycle" perfect;y fine. :-)
  19. tonyubsdell

    tonyubsdell Ténéré Supporter

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    hi nellie, thank you for your compliment. i sometimes even myself cannot believe what i have gathered when i step into my garage. life has done good to me at times.
    the t7 is a very nice bike, you will not regret buying one.
    your english is more than ok. i like this place - advrider forum - it is such a nice and colourful place full of people from around the world. just the little differences in language make it just that little nicer.
    so do not worry and fire right away if you like to contribute.
    if you have a personal question feel free to send me a private message in „conversations“.

    have a good start into the day and stay - you all - fit and healthy

    cheers,
    wolfram
  20. AdrianB1

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    These are the motorcycle license classes in EU; the names are slightly different between countries, but the limits are almost universal. Non-EU European countries may have different native limits, but they usually allow riders coming from abroad to ride whatever it is allowed in their country of origin.

    AM - mopeds, scooters, 49cc capacity motor limit, 45 km/h top speed - at 14 years
    A1 - 125cc capacity motor limit, 11 kW max power - rider needs to be 16 years old or more
    A2 - 35kW motor power; can be a more powerful motor limited to 35kW with some power to weight limitation, also the original engine cannot be over 70 kW before limiting it - rider needs to be 18 years old or more
    A - unlimited - rider needs to be 21 years old or more or to have A2 for 2 years

    Some bikes are built only as A2 versions and some are A convertible to A2. The current 700cc Yamaha motorcycles have this option, both the Tracer 700 and Tenere 700 are offered in my country in any version you want directly from the dealer, no price difference, it is a configuration and it can be changed later if you want (no idea about the cost). The idea is that someone at the age of 18 can buy a Tenere limited to 35 kW and 2 years later can configure it for 54 kW with minimal cost.
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