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- 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
- Views: 2987
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
- Views: 6102
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: 24998
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: 5056
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...
Mate of mine just got a nice bike from there, delivered as agreed and so far so good. A word of warning though, check if they have put that silicone tyre shine on the bike to make it look good on the photos. If they have then clean it off to avoid coming off at the 1st roundabout !!