Yamaha Tenere 700 owners: Show Us Your Bikes!

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by AdventureRider, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    Absolutely not.
    Black ice is caused by an unusual weather sequence involving precip.
    I was shredding it last night, roads nice & dry.
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  2. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Interesting, I've crashed on black ice on what looked to be perfectly dry roads and have seen others do it as well. Been very wary ever since.
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  3. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    To the untrained eye
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  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    How does one train there eyes for such an event? Asking for a friend
    :hide
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  5. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Some regions are known to be prone to it, not so much in others.

    True black ice is not caused by rain or melting snow re freezing. Its caused by fog or dew freezing and it leaves an incredibly thin coating that is almost impossible to see even when looking for it.

    All that said, I ride in below freezing temps without much concern though true black ice is very rare in my region of the world.

    As for anyone railing on frozen roads with stock dot tires of any type I reckon that depends on ones definition of fast... lol.
  6. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    Come visit New England now till April. I’ll show ya. Or ya friend.
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  7. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I grew up in New England and am used to winter driving.

    This was in Japan. Roads looked bone dry, temps were above freezing.
  8. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    I'm not quite sure just what it is you are on about. :dunno
    You win.
    You're right.
    I drive/ride slow.
    I'm not in Japan.
    I've miraculously ridden half a century and was trained to read the terrain/road surface by a professional driver.
    None mattered though, as clearly I've been simply foolhardy & lucky. Snowmobiles, ATV's, race cars, trucks, bikes on & off road. :photog

    If you "grew up in New England, and am used to winter driving", then you were probably the bed-wetter holding up the 2 mile conga-line when I passed you in the median strip. :csm:clap
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  9. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    Just do some burn out and you will melt the ice :hide
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  10. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter Supporter

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  11. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    Don'y ya'all call it "hard water" there? :jack

    My friend, there is more to reading the road surface than using your eyeballs.
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    concours WFO for 48 years

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    I spent a week in Fukuyama 3 years ago February. I was lucky then too.
  13. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter Supporter

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    Banned camp anyone? Can the dick waving stop?
  14. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    You were doing it wrong.
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    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Here's a boring just washed photo from this morning that aligns with the thread... The T700 in any color is sure a looker.

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  16. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    You were in Lucky Mountain, that’s why.
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    Milekone Been here awhile

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    Practice practice practice my friend... no way around it.
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    Milekone Been here awhile

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    Wish you lived closed cuz we'd get along....
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    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    You can tell me there are a bazillion stars in the sky and I would believe you, but tell me there is wet paint and I still touch it to see if your lying. Ya I’m that guy
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  20. concours

    concours WFO for 48 years

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    Well, you're on the right track. :photog
    Sorta.

    In addition to visually appraising the surface, you have to contiually TEST traction when there is any suspicion. Smash the throttle, try to break loose. I've stopped the truck & trailer, got out and boot scuffed the road many times.
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