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Yamaha Tenere 700 twtex thread T7 XTZ700

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How come you didnt use Konflict like in the past?

Konflict wasn't doing T7's at the time I had mine done. I also had this recommendation:

 
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It's time for me to buy a center stand for my T7. Amazon has a Yamaha OEM for $325. Rocky has an SW Motech for $245. Is the Yamaha brand worth the extra money and extra weight?
 
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It's time for me to buy a center stand for my T7. Amazon has a Yamaha OEM for $325. Rocky has an SW Motech for $245. Is the Yamaha brand worth the extra money and extra weight?
I have been happy with the SW Motech one on my bike.
 
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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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Nice muffler mod, extended it up high and under the brace wow, makes me wonder why I never thought about playing with past bikes at a local muffler shop, would've been fun. MARKY MARK, so we met in Santiago too lol, upstairs balcony remember? Me and my gang showed up Sunday night. That's got to be your t7 i see behind the tree from my upstairs window?


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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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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I like Peter and his crotch rocket DS lol, he makes it look easy riding one of those non offroad bikes...in the offroad mex adv.
 
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I have not heard one bad thing about these T700s. My son Chad rode a friends T700 when he went on MexTrek and called me and said "dad you have to get this bike"

I have been looking for something to replace my KTM 500 and this looks like it.

I went on the Yamaha website and clicked (check inventory) five dealers popped up from Dallas to Victoria. The first four I called did not have one even though the website said they did, some even laughed when I asked if they had one. When I called the fifth dealer in Victoria, Velocity Powersports, the salesman - Zach said they just got one in 5 minutes ago and he was fixing to post it up. Hold it for me I said and I put up a $500 deposit and went down two days later and picked it up.
This is totally foreign to me. I had not sat on one or even ridden one and here I am buying one. I have started ordering farkles yesterday and appreciate the info in this thread.View attachment 293486

You bought it cuz you trust your son's instinct, good dad...
 
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Autocorrect strikes again. It was supposed to say top heavy. I'd not be worried about the weight, just that it's all the way up on top.



I've never sat on one either, but keep hearing good things about them. I'm not lining up to trade in my Africa Twin, but it's certainly an interesting bike.

Ive riden both, and they similar... very smooth, also like a vstrom 650. But afrika got that extra hwy hp.
 
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Nice muffler mod, extended it up high and under the brace wow, makes me wonder why I never thought about playing with past bikes at a local muffler shop, would've been fun. MARKY MARK, so we met in Santiago too lol, upstairs balcony remember? Me and my gang showed up Sunday night. That's got to be your t7 i see behind the tree from my upstairs window?
Oh yeah, that's it! I'm sorry, I met a lot of people on that balcony haha. Got a name for me?

And, update on that Huzar muffler. I ended up putting the second baffle in (it's just a little circle plate), it seemed like after ~500 miles it got significantly louder, I can't tell if it's that or I just started wearing earplugs less. Also, exhaust tape that's actually functional, hopefully keeping me from excrutiating pain if I catch my leg back there. And yeah, it burns your boot.

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Oh yeah, that's it! I'm sorry, I met a lot of people on that balcony haha. Got a name for me?

And, update on that Huzar muffler. I ended up putting the second baffle in (it's just a little circle plate), it seemed like after ~500 miles it got significantly louder, I can't tell if it's that or I just started wearing earplugs less. Also, exhaust tape that's actually functional, hopefully keeping me from excrutiating pain if I catch my leg back there. And yeah, it burns your boot.

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I took one ride on mine and put the second DBA killer (the plate) in. I like it much better nice and quiet. It also got a little quieter yet when I installed the Fisch spark arrestor.
 

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click the link, you do not have to login to see the video

another one,

 
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Have any of you guys burned through the OEM tires and switched to something else?

Not sure how streety vs how dirty I want go with replacements. I am realistic knowing the bike will see more blacktop than dirt.

I have been pretty pleased with old style E07 rears on my Africa Twin. Front not so sure about on AT. Have used a TKC80, old style EO7, 804 and currently a K60. The AT probably sees less and easier dirt than I plan on the T7 seeing.

Thanks
 
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Have any of you guys burned through the OEM tires and switched to something else?

Not sure how streety vs how dirty I want go with replacements. I am realistic knowing the bike will see more blacktop than dirt.

I have been pretty pleased with old style E07 rears on my Africa Twin. Front not so sure about on AT. Have used a TKC80, old style EO7, 804 and currently a K60. The AT probably sees less and easier dirt than I plan on the T7 seeing.

Thanks
I replaced the OEM tires with Michelin Anakee Wilds and now running the Motoz Adventure Tractionators. The AWs were good but the rear only lasted 2,600 miles. The Motoz rear has over 2k miles and still looks new.
 

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killer jump vids!
makes me want to get a t7 out to spoaks mx to try to catch a little air.

btw... as some of you may already know....this sunday's ride is @ McMahan Ranch = Father's day AMSA family ride.
NO ATV'S, NO SxS-only 2 wheels allowed. I'll be out there on my 300rr:thumb:
 
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