Jump to content
Yamaha Tenere 700 Forum

Back into ADV riding...


rtadlock
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi all, 

I spent a few years riding a 990 ADV and had a ton of fun.  I had a thread on another forum where I posted my ride reports, so I figured I'd start another here.  It's nice to just have a running thread of my reports IMO.  Anyway, I live in the mountains of Colorado and I mostly ride off road as I can ride trails right from my house.  A good portion of the time, I'm on my 300 XCW, but this last month I've been on my T7 a fair bit:

 

yomen.thumb.jpg.42b2db36472e5cebd193aec11ed46b45.jpg

 

Saw a fox this day: 

 

 

 

bellyAche.thumb.jpg.27fac23f3bba9a00a9c0d784cf8959a7.jpg

 

 

 I bought the bike and the next weekend I hit Kokopelli's Trail on the Western edge of Colorado and going into UT:

The trail (the OHV route is slightly different than the mountain bike route): 

 


I didn't take too many pictures, as I've ridden the trail a number of times on a dirt bike and once on my mountain bike.  But here's a good one:

PXL_20210424_041512973.NIGHT.thumb.jpg.e2596e469c9d203889deef104af581c8.jpg

 

The stock skid plate didn't put up much of a fight:

 

skid2.thumb.jpg.be03c1e9bf8b06d7781695d951ae336b.jpg

 

skid1.thumb.jpg.5f16899cc233085ae71d7b0358b6a44f.jpg

 

ski3.thumb.jpg.05d794b055f186920711cadbf2d79910.jpg

 

Either did the side stand switch:

 

stand.thumb.jpg.d98fc05a95cf24e9057ef964e7402ba8.jpg

 

Anyway, I fixed the switch on the trail and soldered the wires together when I got home.  I already had a skid plate on order, so I put that on when I got home too:

fix.thumb.jpg.f805d0668399511c3afdfd1ba9df2441.jpg

 

Anyway, lots more to follow, so stay tuned!

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

So I ordered a number of parts of my bike including:

  • Camel ADV skid
  • HDB hand guards
  • Rival Components foot pegs
  • Yamaha seat rack
  • Rally raid racks
  • Camel ADV tidy tail
  • LED blinkers
  • Home made 3d printed GPS mount
  • Hepco & Becker center stand

After installing everything:

 

newSkid.thumb.jpg.f1952d80e87b884914d48fe7608bdc7b.jpg

 

PXL_20210514_024144784.thumb.jpg.296214ae57693233016aadaca04f4cc8.jpg

 

PXL_20210514_024200947.thumb.jpg.31d6a66086587a97df16fb2f789db06a.jpg

 

 

 

My wife and I decided to go for a quick overnighter by our house.  She has a 1974 CT 90 ADV bike that I recently totally refreshed:

PXL_20210514_232326837.thumb.jpg.bae12ad29b2dc07e6d0488908f21e1c6.jpg

 

We headed up a double track from our house and hit a forest service road and a few miles later, we were at a sweet little spot we like to hit a few times a summer:

PXL_20210515_002527415.thumb.jpg.844275e217addc768c8c862e79db5a4e.jpg

 

PXL_20210515_014235227.thumb.jpg.2b92cf7908882e9c9c2e511f0c79de71.jpg

 

While we were setting up, my wife was showing me how the schnozzle works on the bag for flowing up her sleeping pad:
 

PXL_20210515_010242055.thumb.jpg.3e7bd35de8946113cae2ebe131bf018a.jpg

 

PXL_20210515_010240585.thumb.jpg.d949a90a12f0bee5b7aac8855eab3142.jpg

 

I'd say it works pretty well honestly....

 

Also, my wife had hip surgery in November to repair an injury and isn't supposed to be riding, so don't tell her Dr!.. 😉  Also, don't tell them I bet her she couldn't ride the little CT over the logs in camp:

PXL_20210515_015144650.thumb.jpg.4344211d7f8887a35538eb0ff2041219.jpg

All in all a great evening:

 

PXL_20210515_014502506.PORTRAIT.thumb.jpg.cee41efc0753b637afdb65391016b413.jpg

 

Stay tuned for more day tripping....and also almost 10 years ago now, I road all over BC and then did the Northern half of the CDT/GDR and stopped in Steamboat, CO:
 

 

I'm planning on finishing the southern half this summer. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awesome  -  the lil Honda is epic 😁

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Man, we both love that Honda.  Almost 50 years old and runs like a top.  I'm ripping around town doing errands on it a few times a week.  I bought it for $700 and replaced some seals, new chain and sprocket, new brakes, new cables, etc.  Starts on the first kick every time and has a giant rack that my wife can bring me home from the bar on when I've had a few too many.... 🙂

Few more pictures for those that are interested:

PXL_20210427_224207108.thumb.jpg.fa4dcb1fb87e3304365f6a430f527b3e.jpg

PXL_20210430_015133020.thumb.jpg.e84e719452fc838b324c3093dd0c0e46.jpg

PXL_20210507_201743343.thumb.jpg.1da1d9646bbc649723a9f6d02e871647.jpg

funOn90.thumb.jpg.dec1d3fa7936e9448b51226f9b8dcbbe.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

What led blinkers are those? Could you post a link to them?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I laughed pretty good at that uphill-slide-run down in the video 😅 looked like an awesome trip!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Spuzvica said:

What led blinkers are those? Could you post a link to them?

 

They are TST industries.  I used the ones for the MT07.  They have OEM wiring harnesses too, so it was all plug and play - 


Find the parts and accessories you need to upgrade your 2021+ Yamaha MT-07 at TST Industries. Industry exclusive items that you'll only find here.


I found the link on these forums somewhere.  I also used a relay from Camel ADV to make them blink at a normal speed.

Rob

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Getting ready for my CDT trip in July.  Decided to sew my own panniers:

PXL_20210615_020228919.thumb.jpg.02a58328223fdaab6b7e2ea1f5fae757.jpg

 

Updates to follow....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You and your wife have a lot of fun - it's awesome to see that! And I love that old Honda.... i may have to start looking for one! Cheers! 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 6/25/2021 at 5:50 PM, smurph said:

You and your wife have a lot of fun - it's awesome to see that! And I love that old Honda.... i may have to start looking for one! Cheers! 


I love having a wife that rides and has a passion for it.  She's the one that convinced me to move to a 2-stroke trail bike! 🙂

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mostly finished with my panniers.  I used some heavy vinyl for the base and some lighter weight for the sides:

 

PXL_20210624_172505754.thumb.jpg.09cb1695f5361125cb31d5f472df510c.jpg

 

PXL_20210624_173531208.thumb.jpg.e94cf4382d2be997db8baef046c184f5.jpg

 

PXL_20210625_000532239.thumb.jpg.affb06de53e14e97f03d576424baae29.jpg

 

I also made a few kidney shaped dry bags with heat sealable nylon:

 

PXL_20210630_133717087.thumb.jpg.04d7afd20d80495dbdc8196064ec1e95.jpg

 

PXL_20210630_132632107.thumb.jpg.36ed2ac0b6a29df5f70ec4fac26ef197.jpg

 

PXL_20210701_001702417.thumb.jpg.53b6ee52f3fec5341bf39566a192bb77.jpg

 

I'm planning on using my Wolfman duffel up top:

 

PXL_20210701_001529050.thumb.jpg.41c6e1842ec8a359d978cf708856f414.jpg

 

I need to add some finishing trim and I'll likely add an internal strap to the buckets to make sure my tools are fully captive.  I'm going to do a full test pack and camp as soon as I can.  I've been mostly doing road riding the last few weeks, but I want some whoops to test these bags out... 🙂

We're doing the CDT south last week of July.  Should be perfect temps.... 🔥 I need to put my knobbies on, put the center stand on, change the oil, and I should be ready.

PXL_20210701_001657836.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Well, I've pretty much done everything to the bike that I'm planning on doing for the up coming ride, which is happening the week of July 26th.  I had just over 600 miles on it, so I changed the oil and filter and then did a few other things like:

1. Install the hepco becker center stand:

PXL_20210704_215016096.thumb.jpg.cc035959f921987b4f367d1026f5545d.jpg

 

It fit well with my Camel ADV ski plate:

PXL_20210704_215958401.thumb.jpg.ba20399fc928c78199b5cf538ffc2a25.jpg

 

But my chain was making contact with it when folded up:

 

PXL_20210704_221043238.thumb.jpg.81f6598743c4dba98baa081bfb2a2966.jpg

 

Given I put my first 600 on the bike, the chain has stretched and was a bit out of spec, so I adjusted it.  It didn't hit, but it was still pretty close, so I decided to modify the stand and put an adjuster in.  I removed the rubber stopper from the supplied bracket and tapped it:

PXL_20210704_224124811.thumb.jpg.fc0712baf47f5b20fc0151dcd4585dce.jpg

 

Then I took an old exhaust bolt from the 990 and used it as the adjuster:

PXL_20210705_013654213.thumb.jpg.21ec236c46f11bb57e038a228be246f8.jpg

 

The rubber boot I had in my spare parts, so I tossed it on.  The bolt is behind the chain, even though it looks like it would interfere in this picture, it won't.  Then I just wrapped the stand with some silicon tape to make a bumper.  Now I can adjust the bolt if my chain starts making contact and then get the chain back in spec if I find it's out of spec.

Anyway, didn't have time to sew a tank bag, so I got a Giant Loop bag:

PXL_20210704_215117614.thumb.jpg.5dad877f095178dab439e6303ce2f7f3.jpg

PXL_20210704_215112939.thumb.jpg.931bf4bfa10ba3d345b076ad78ac3f1a.jpg

Then I swapped out the stock tires for some knobbies:

PXL_20210705_002718291.thumb.jpg.0e5bfe236f3903adea24bd30615c4748.jpg

 

I balanced them with some spoke weights.

I have a few things to tidy up on my saddle bags, then I'm going to load it all up and do ride with an over-nighter to test everything out.  Should be able to start posting some riding pictures soon.

 

 

 

Edited by rtadlock
Spelling error
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

This was the last weekend I had to prep my bike before I ride the bottom half of the CDT.   I've been too busy riding the small bike since a bunch of single track opened on the 15th:

PXL_20210710_182243655.thumb.jpg.3b3d4718ef8d3b6daba9de7fd728cbb8.jpg

 

 

Anyway, I really wanted to get some time in with the panniers I sewed so I packed my them with the stuff I'll have in them for the trip and got about 50 miles of testing in.  We did a bunch of forest service roads and a quick blast down the highway to make sure everything handled the wind:

 

PXL_20210718_192638483.thumb.jpg.d37d647093987bd33b49c37a914b23bf.jpg

 

PXL_20210718_191026978.thumb.jpg.477ff571d2752efd4eeddd22dd487aa7.jpg

 

PXL_20210718_191037551.thumb.jpg.7ccdfc4f56de2da39102e853e800d40e.jpg

 

PXL_20210718_185152647.thumb.jpg.aafe8ce551c0f8ea0bf0bba398daf096.jpg

 

I put some spots to lash things into the pannier with voile straps and my tools and tubes didn't move, even blitzing over rocky FS roads:

PXL_20210718_212802716.thumb.jpg.ddb16e5f6adeb90d9faceb57da4164d2.jpg

 

PXL_20210718_212749401.thumb.jpg.ca6347a153c6cb73cdd9696f0c3d8437.jpg

 

All in all, I'm happy with what I managed to create for a V1.  We'll see how they hold up and how I like them at the end of 8 or 9 days of riding... 🙂  The roads we were riding just opened back up as there is an active fire bring just south of town.  Got a few pictures of some of the burn area:

 

2021-07-19_09-57.thumb.png.b1f838ac3fe2d58a0867b0f269d8a4d0.png

PXL_20210718_192851332.thumb.jpg.05cedcd292330e8bad74a88b9875faa0.jpg

 

Hoping they can get this thing fully contained before the snow flies....

 

Anyway, after the ride, we changed the oil on the 990, and I had to find another solution for a rubber stopper on my center stand:

 

PXL_20210718_220011399.thumb.jpg.35e7ee56c1513b99c48a219b105f9b2d.jpg

 

Used an old MTB tire and some hose clamps:

 

PXL_20210718_213926173.thumb.jpg.c3a2793cb9b92580dd97bdbcdaf7a413.jpg

 

PXL_20210718_214023048.thumb.jpg.6d7f806e2eec455889d5658b87c89668.jpg

 

PXL_20210718_213938640.thumb.jpg.1119d36cc2605fcde5be8f12d87d41b2.jpg

 

We're leaving Friday for the trip.  Plan is to take the bikes down to the border in a truck and then ride back to Steamboat, CO, which is where I left off from the northern  half of the trip.  Maybe I'll post up my gear and you can all tell me what I'm missing....

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, we're off tomorrow!  We're taking the bikes down in the back of a truck so we can get down there as fast as possible to spend as much time on the trails as we can.  Plan is to camp as much as we can and explore as much as possible.  Got all my gear together today and test packed.  Here's before and after:

PXL_20210722_204739847.thumb.jpg.2bb25b1bd6c020c81e900eae057d5233.jpg

 

PXL_20210722_211633574.thumb.jpg.dc4e054670c4027222c03c11baede957.jpg

 

And here is my main riding gear (minus boots, which are in the garage with the bike):

 

PXL_20210722_204833486.thumb.jpg.f82d2c834abbcb6679a3a82774f4ee58.jpg

 

Three things not pictured above that are in the back pack or on the bike: water bladder, front tube, and quarter wave antenna for my HT.

 

I'm bringing my nice point and shoot, so hope to have some good pictures to share when I get back.  

 

Rob

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, rtadlock said:

Well, we're off tomorrow!  We're taking the bikes down in the back of a truck so we can get down there as fast as possible to spend as much time on the trails as we can.  Plan is to camp as much as we can and explore as much as possible.  Got all my gear together today and test packed.  Here's before and after:

PXL_20210722_204739847.thumb.jpg.2bb25b1bd6c020c81e900eae057d5233.jpg

 

PXL_20210722_211633574.thumb.jpg.dc4e054670c4027222c03c11baede957.jpg

 

And here is my main riding gear (minus boots, which are in the garage with the bike):

 

PXL_20210722_204833486.thumb.jpg.f82d2c834abbcb6679a3a82774f4ee58.jpg

 

Three things not pictured above that are in the back pack or on the bike: water bladder, front tube, and quarter wave antenna for my HT.

 

I'm bringing my nice point and shoot, so hope to have some good pictures to share when I get back.  

 

Rob

 

 

Be sure to snap a pic of the bikes in the back of said truck.  The nice thing about trucking the bike to the camp spot is you can pack more "make me comfortable" stuff so your trip is more memorable.  Enjoy then tell us all about it.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Landshark said:

 

Be sure to snap a pic of the bikes in the back of said truck.  The nice thing about trucking the bike to the camp spot is you can pack more "make me comfortable" stuff so your trip is more memorable.  Enjoy then tell us all about it.

 

 

We're just trucking the bikes down to NM and dropping the truck and then riding back to Colorado from there, so still going pretty light, but I'll get some pictures in the truck for sure....

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Our Friends

Tenere across the USA

Tenere 700 Forum. We are just Tenere 700 owners and fans

Tenere700.net is not affiliated with Yamaha Motor Co and any opinions expressed on this website are solely those of ea individual author and do not represent Yamaha Motor Co or Tenere700.net .

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.