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Yamaha Tenere 700 twtex thread T7 XTZ700

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Just what Im looking for. :thumb:
I was going to buy the one by ram & sw motech, but they both looked too heavy to put on that bar.
That one you linked is more suited for that little bar.

Fair warning, I don't know if it allows any protection from the (albeit minimal) vibrations of the bike. Could ruin your phone camera.

My phone charge cords gets its juice from the oem cigarette lighter port. to keep that usb charger from popping out of the 12v port, i wrapped a layer of elec. tape at the top base to make charger fit extra tighter inside the port. It hasn't moved one bit since.

If you look closely in my last picture, I bought a little Car charger to Voltage display (battery)/USB port. Works well but doesn't have a port cover for inclement weather.

btw, as some of you may already know....
that oem cigarette lighter port can't power a 12v tire pump. the fuse is only 2 amps, so i doubt the wiring for that port is thick enough to juice a tire pump.
I decided to wire a separate sae cord off the battery for my tire pump.

Heh, found that one out in Big Bend. Luckily brought a pair of SAE->alligator wires. Cool note that might save someone's bacon, the T7 has extra fuses in the fusebox. Check the manual
 
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Fair warning, I don't know if it allows any protection from the (albeit minimal) vibrations of the bike. Could ruin your phone camera.

That's a good warning. My Pixel 2 camera went belly up after riding on the handlebar mount on my Bonneville. Not worth the risk with a $800 phone like the P4 I have now.
 
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Just fyi RideNow Austin is doing a Yamaha demo event this Friday and Saturday and they'll have the T700 for demo (among others).
 

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Just fyi RideNow Austin is doing a Yamaha demo event this Friday and Saturday and they'll have the T700 for demo (among others).

THX! I may just head on up there this morning. i want to try that Niken GT:D

YAMAHA DEMO DAYS!
Friday & Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Come out and demo any of these Yamaha street bikes:
Venture, Bolt, FJR1300, Super Tenere, Tenere 700, MT-10, MT-09, MT-07, MT-03, XSR900, XSR700, Niken GT, Tracer GT, R3
Registration is first come, first serve! All bikes are subject to change based on availability.
Age Requirements for Demo Ride:
18 years of age: XSR700, MT-07, MT-03, Bolt, R3, Tenere 700
21 years of age for all other motorcycles listed.
Protective gear is required: DOT approved helmet, Long pants, Shirt with sleeves, eye protection, enclosed shoes. NO helmets or gear will be provided on site.
GoPro cameras are not permitted on the ride.
Motorcycle endorsement required, NO PERMITS ARE ALLOWED
 
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Use this thread to post your Tenere 700 T7 stuff here- pics, modifications, upgrades, accessories, luggage, protection, problems, owner's review, etc...



i'll kick off w/ this:

When i got the t7, the stock bar felt to me like it has a bit too shallow of a sweep angle, not allowing my palms to lay parallel to the grips. i looked around, and found this handlebar:

stock t7 (silver) vs. Pro taper "ADV" bar = more sweep angle (to fit my ergos) + taller (for standing up)

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during install, i went with drilling holes on the bar to capture/hold the locking pins on the controls instead of cutting off the pins. measure twice, drill once...i failed, there's an extra hole on mine.
But new bar fits just right for me!
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Note that i didn't reinstall factory bar end weights .... T7's insanely smooth & vibration free at all hwy speeds. w/o the weights.. don't know why yamaha put weights on t7, it don't need it w/ that motor.

I reused stock grips, the clutch cable & brake hose had ample slack to accomodate the taller bar. i rotated the throttle down a bit to get correct slack. now the half waffle on the grips isn't where the fingers rest on. i'll fix that when it needs new grips,

For hand guards, i went w/ barkbusters brand, but i didn't get the ones made specifically for the T7 since the stock bar weights got deleted,
instead, i went w/ barkbusters storm for the KTM ADV 1090-1290,. which comes w/ the univ. expandable locking bar end mounts and the multi swivel mount that mates over a myriad of angles to fit this bar's larger sweep bend,

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Finally, for offroading i typically replace stock mirrors for swivel mirrors .
in the past i've used the ram ball swivel types , and they've failed to hold up.

This time around, i went w/ these simple but effective folding mirrors. so far, there's NO vibrations at hwy speeds, yet it'll fold and lock in place,View attachment 284652

Got them off amazon, $20 for both :thumb: :thumb: ( vs., $130 for the ram ball setup)



Use this thread to post your Tenere 700 T7 stuff here- pics, modifications, upgrades, accessories, luggage, protection, problems, owner's review, etc...
Great thread Dao 👏
 

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some real world pics of soft bags strapped on t7's

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out in the wild


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on big long adv trips

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w/ steep


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nose bleeding loose dirt climbs
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& plenty of sketchy switchbacks to fire up your nerves, synapses, and blood pressure

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plus 60-75 lbs of gear, tools & spares thrown in

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just to be sure you got your money's worth $$$$!



sure did!:lol2::D
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Nice , I just picked up mine yesterday . first thing I order was crash bars , next is some good handguards and skid plate . I would like to keep it light for now as I need to get used to this bike weight first coming from a DRz400 this one feels totally different in a good way . Hoping this bike will take me the same off road places my Drz did .
 
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Nice , I just picked up mine yesterday . first thing I order was crash bars , next is some good handguards and skid plate . I would like to keep it light for now as I need to get used to this bike weight first coming from a DRz400 this one feels totally different in a good way . Hoping this bike will take me the same off road places my Drz did .
Too funny bro...guy who started this thread I ran into him up in Mesa de oso last month during mextrek...
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Oh hey, waddaya know, I met the mysterious Dao in Mexico too ;)

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My favorite place, probably...ever.
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Bonus pic from the Marfa plateau on the way back from big bend:
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And update, the Huzar exhaust! Definitely a steal at ~$230. Took 2-3 weeks to deliver. Without the included extra baffle, it's maybe 20-30% louder than stock? Not bad at all, I'm always worried about aftermarket exhausts being obnoxious but this one's fine. Deepens the exhaust note, but doesn't quite get rid of the "can"-ish noise as much as I wanted. It's also one of the best aesthetic mods, makes the bike look much tighter.

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Seems like you have been riding a lot since you bought it. How many miles on your bike right now?
 
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Seems like you have been riding a lot since you bought it. How many miles on your bike right now?
Getting close to 6000, Big Bend twice and last Mextrek, as well as just daily rides. I really like the bike, and it's exactly what I was looking for. That said, I think the reviews and pictures online make this bike look close to dual sport size, it's definitely still a "big" bike, it's obvious as soon as you see it in person. The top-heavy gas tank and wheel base make it much harder to push around than a KLR or similar 650's. But as soon as you get above ~5mph, it feels just as light and nimble as a 400/500 dual sport, imo

It's honestly a little unnerving once you crash a bunch, it feels so good at speed but you know that it turns real heavy reeeal quick once you slow down
 

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Hey, @MarkyMark mark:

Can you link that huzar part number they shipped to you?


check out my headlight protector ... i got paranoid about someone in front of me roost up a rock & cracking those expensive LED headlight housing. These sw motech shields should do the trick
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Picked mine up in kerrville the other day. These are before pics
 

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I am waiting to order yoshimura exhaust when they are instock. I plan on mounting it inside of exhaust hanger. I did the tusk high fender kit, and the tusk fender rear fender kit. I ordered today tusk rear rack. I did led turn signals.
 
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I am waiting to order yoshimura exhaust when they are instock. I plan on mounting it inside of exhaust hanger. I did the tusk high fender kit, and the tusk fender rear fender kit. I ordered today tusk rear rack. I did led turn signals.
Hey Harold congratulations very impressive. Was that off the showroom floor or was that a long-awaited order? I bought my V-Strom from destination cycle
 
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