Recent content by Don T

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    Big Bend or Bust

    Thank you for sharing your ride. Can't wait to get my bike back on the road after a long dark winter with no riding. Hopefully it will happen soon.
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    At first I would have liked tubeless on the T7, but now I really don't mind that it run tubes, as it has its benefits as well. If a tubeless tire have broken the bead due to a puncture it can be a bitch to fix in the field, and as some punctures can't be fixed with a plug, it's a good idea to...
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    World Raid was the name Yamaha used in relation to the prototype of the current version of the T7. I personally don't believe that Yamaha will launch a more off road orientated version of the T7 - at least not until we see a Gen2 several years down the road.
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    MOTO Z TRACTIONATOR

    I have some experience with the GPS tires: https://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?threads/motoz-tractionator-gps-review.25746/
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    Need help diagnosing bike issue

    Like the two previous posters I'm sure that the only issue with the bike is condensation. Fill up the tank and take it for a long ride. That should do it.
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    It's a 1.85" rim not a 2.15" like on other big adv bikes. This result in a center groove too narrow to fit sealing tape. All the offers I've seen for tubeless conversion of the T7 includes a wider front rim.
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    The T7 run tubed tires, and the front rim isn't suitable for conversion to tubeless.
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    I'm sure you are not a minority. Even though the T7 have many virtues, it is a bike that (in the bigger picture) is aimed at a relatively small group of potential buyers. Only a minority of rides would even consider buying a T7 - for all kinds of different reasons.
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    Need new panniers

    My opinion on hard vs. soft luggage... If I was only riding street I would without a doubt choose hard panniers! It's much more convenient. It make it easier to pack and organize your gear, and it is more secure in relation to theft. The only down side on the street is that hard panniers is...
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    Need new panniers

    Based on the above I can't see any reason to choose TT over Bumot..? I've used Zega Pro panniers on a previous bike and wasn't impressed - never got them completely waterproof. I have used panniers with an exhaust cut out. It was not an issues when packing. While we are at the topic...
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    My mate Dave have put together a video review about the T7.
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    New Owner - Lowcountry, SC

    Congrats - and welcome aboard. Have fun!
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    The 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700

    2 weeks ago I went to Spain to meet up with friends from all over Europe and do some off road riding. We had a blast - as you do whenever bikes are involved. The meeting took place in Mijas near Malaga. The Adventure Rider Centre supplied us with bikes and gear. This was parked in a corner of...
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    What should be done after first season of riding?

    I would recommend that you check the periodic maintenance and adjustment chart in the user's manual - if you follow the chart (I recommend that you do) there is much more to a service than changing the fluids. According to the chart, the next service is at 12.000 miles, but you might as well do...
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