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I have the XSR700, same engine, and thoroughly recommend it. Suspension is a bit budget but other than that it is a superb package, the engine is a peach and been around a while without any major issues. The only decent alternative for similar money would be the Kawasaki Versys, my previous bike and...
Must be a popular pastime, next door to my workmates was the same, seemed like a lovely Chinese family but wrecked the place with holes in ceiling and huge bills to sort out, it was in a nice respectable area as well. Also a large town centre building that we sometimes have to visit to repair intern...
- Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm
- Forum: BIKES
- Topic: Yamaha Tenere 700 - Deliveries?
- Replies: 81
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I don't have the Tenere but I have an XSR700 and I would say the engine is a peach and unless you are 2 up with the kitchen sink on the rack I don't think you will be disappointed with the engine performance. More than enough for the real world and the 3rd / 4th gear grunt will keep you entertained ...
- Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:31 am
- Forum: CLOTHING
- Topic: RST Adventure 2 waterproof boots
- Replies: 7
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I have the Forma boots and they are really spacious and comfortable without needing wearing in. I need really wide boots due to arthritis and the Forma's fit the bill perfectly, there are boots with more protection but if comfort is a top priority give them a try, I doubt you will find better for th...
- Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 am
- Forum: CLOTHING
- Topic: Decent brands when talking lids, please.
- Replies: 20
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Tried a Shark D-Skwal Dharkov but found it very uncomfortable and poor for visibility, also had a Shark EVO 3 flipfront, good quality but heavy, uncomfortable and very noisy. I ended up with a Nolan N87, very comfy and great visibility, a good helmet for the price, also recommend Caberg helmets, gre...
Normally it is required every 2 years and should not crystallise within that short period. I have only had it happen on "classic" bikes that have been stood for years and then only needed a pin stuck in the brake reservoir fluid "return" hole to fix the issue as that is where the problem is if the b...
- Mon May 20, 2019 12:34 pm
- Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
- Topic: New Tenere 700
- Replies: 126
- Views: 32167
That engine is brilliant in my XSR700 and well proven so there should be no worries in that department, loads of power and a flat torque curve, get a decent pipe on and they sound great as well.
The compass is a completely pointless addition to the dash and in general the look and quality of the instruments is like something from Toytown. It's a real shame RE dropped the ball in this respect as they have a decent bike spoilt by simple to avoid issues. There is no need for super complex mult...
- Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:20 pm
- Forum: ACCESSORIES
- Topic: Flip-up helmet advice...
- Replies: 13
- Views: 6926
I had the Shark Evo 3, over your budget when new, and I found it well built with clever flip mechanism but very uncomfortable , heavy and noisy so sold it after 200 miles use for £100. I would steer clear of flip ups due to the weight and noise alone, I ended up with a Nolan N87 which has a large ap...