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Lone Ranger's Tenere 700 Bike #378


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6/24/2020 - Tenere 700 pre ordered (paid deposit, no claim though because this dealership is crappy)

 

7/21/2020 12PM - Tenere 700 arrives at dealership in Azusa/Covina. I haggle the dealer and walk out because price tag on bike is pants-on-head-stupid.

 

7/21/2020 6PM - Ride out of dealership with new bike and a much better deal. No deals on service or parts though; f*** this dealership, I'm sticking to West coast dealers.

 

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07/24/2020 - Put roughly 100 miles on her. Been riding pretty smooth around 5-6k.

 

07/26/2020 - Slap some barkbusters, Outback Motortek skid plate & black crash bars. Spray the bike down with ACF-50.

 

07/27/2020 - Around 160 miles, start to ride the rpms a little more intensely now. After a proper warm-up, I roll upwards of 10k rpm on the highway for a few seconds at a time, letting the engine brake as I roll off the throttle to seat the rings. Cycle through the gears until it feels adequate and I pull off the highway to let the bike cool down.

 

 

07/30/2020 - At 200 miles, drain the oil and replace washer (OEM Yamaha washer), filter (Standard Yamaha), oil with Yamalube standard 10w 40. Old oil is definitely pretty grayish-brown. After change, bike pulls much better now and feels alive again.

 

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Looks great next to my girl friend's cute Versys 300x.

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First service at 654 miles. Serviced at Moto Republic in Eagle Rock, CA. Everything is running smoothly. Wonderful place with really great mechanics. Gonna look into upgrading the suspension to a 90N/m spring and add a rear carrier rack too. And change those floppy DRL lights too.

 

Some photos from their instagram account:

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5 hours ago, loneranger700 said:

First service at 654 miles. Serviced at Moto Republic in Eagle Rock, CA. Everything is running smoothly. Wonderful place with really great mechanics. Gonna look into upgrading the suspension to a 90N/m spring and add a rear carrier rack too. And change those floppy DRL lights too.

 

Some photos from their instagram account:

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I have the Outback crashbars and skid plate along with the x frame panniers so my set up is near to yours. I made the decision to go with a 90nm rear spring( Rally Raid) and could not be happier with that decision. It definitely made a huge difference for me especially when loaded down for travel.  With the addition of the spring I find it much  easier when setting the sag now because I don’t have to use near as much pre load. This has been the case when it has been just me on the bike and especially when loaded for travel. For reference I weigh 215 lbs. The weight of the gear carried has been between 40 and 80 lbs. Pull the trigger on the spring, you will not regret it.  😎

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I went from 22 clicks preload to 2 clicks preload for my 200lbs, this was after putting in the 90nm Rally raid spring.  Also raised my forks to speed up the steering and put in  6mm fork spring spacers.  This thing handles like a blade now and rides great, you wont be disapointed!  I ride solo mostly, but now have the capability for 2 up with gear,  without breaking out wrenches.

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So an update at 1300 miles!

 

Haven't really dont a whole lot of modifications. No 90nm spring installed yet.

 

But what I have so far,

 

-Added OEM Yamaha Rear carrier / rack to use with my Givi Trekker 

 

-Added Camel ADV high fender and had the brake lines serviced in the process.

 

- Bought a cute little windshield deflector from China. Kind of cheap but the buffeting is gone so there's that.

 

 

 

Still planning on swapping that spring, adding engine R&G engine covers, and possibly adding a sticker kit + Plastic protection onto the bike for that additional bump in horse power..

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So you have had good success with the deflector knocking the buffeting down?  I have been toying with the idea of making a lexan screen with a sloped back top section, may need to do a rethink!

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The deflector helps with the buffeting  that’s found naturally on the bike by a lot, yeah. It helps a ton but it doesn’t cut down on the noise. I think the two side panels create a sort of cross winds area that’s still loud as hell

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