Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Yamaha Tech

Yamaha Tech Originally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13 Jul 2007
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,489
2008 Yamaha Tenere

Im genuinely excited like a child at Christmas. Pleeeeease Santa, make them make it.


2008 Yamaha Ténéré ?
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015

Last edited by *Touring Ted*; 15 Jul 2007 at 13:43.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13 Jul 2007
big t's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: northern ireland
Posts: 89
Thumbs up

i,m sharing your excitement! looks good.
__________________
big T
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13 Jul 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3,407
two posts - same topic

For what it is worth, my twopence worth is here:-

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...re-660-a-28194

Dave
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14 Jul 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 66
Yes please! Blue Sonauto colours please!

Pete
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14 Jul 2007
Matt Cartney's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 1,351
Ah, excellent. I was wondering what my next bike was going to be! !)

Matt
__________________
http://adventure-writing.blogspot.com

http://scotlandnepal.blogspot.com/

*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14 Jul 2007
Matt Cartney's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 1,351
Although, it will only be great if they make it properly. Good bash plate, proper big tank, good suspension, good wheels etc. There is a chance it will be a bit of a 'cosmetic' adventure bike.

Lets hope they can resist the urge to save a few quid and produce something really good.

Matt
__________________
http://adventure-writing.blogspot.com

http://scotlandnepal.blogspot.com/

*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15 Jul 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 66
Yep, it's gotta be the real deal to have the Tenere name. Hopefully the gearbox is ok, my friend has a Yamaha quad dealership, and he's forever repairing the gearboxes on Raptors and Rhinos, both 660 and 700 models. Does the new 660 have the same woes?

If it's gonna be the real thing though, I'll be clearing an XT size hole in the shed!

Pete
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 15 Jul 2007
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,489
Theres a risk they will just use the tenere name to cash in.

The 660R was a poor replacement for the XT600 and basically a cheap commuter with no thought for overlanding or adventure.

I hope they dont just take the 660R and put a big tank on it and some flashy paint.

Something to really challenge the KTM 640 adventure is what we want.
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 15 Jul 2007
Sagarmatha1000's Avatar
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 52
It certainly dents easily at low speeds - as I proved on a dealer test-ride.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15 Jul 2007
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,489
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagarmatha1000 View Post
It certainly dents easily at low speeds - as I proved on a dealer test-ride.
What does ? The new tenere ? you've ridden one ?
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 15 Jul 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3,407
Now you really are excited Ted! The thread has moved on to the XT660R is how I read it

Cheers
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 15 Jul 2007
Sagarmatha1000's Avatar
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 52
Yeah. I put a grand's damage into an XT660R on a test ride.

'twas me own fault: road-biassed usage of the front brake washed it out whilst on beach shingle. It was only after that (and the broken bone in my hand healed) that I started riding trials.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 16 Jul 2007
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2
1991-1999 Tenere BYRD Rallye parts

hi all
yes this new 2008 tenere does look the goods for sure..however for all of those that have the xtz660 from 1991 to 1999.. i do have in my posetion some genuine (brand new) BYRD parts. I had purchased them (after a long search) to do a trip through the Australian outback only to have the trip cancelled. the parts i have are,

BYRD rear side tanks aprox 6-7 litres each
BYRD front bash plate water tank, about 3 litres
BYRD rear Rallye guard

All of these are paintable and to my knowkedge have not been used.

If anyone is interested email me at
Troybell37@msn.com

tas74t


Just letting all the Tenere fans know that the BYRD gear mentioned above is now on ebay to view and hopefully bid on..thanks

Last edited by tas74t; 29 Jul 2007 at 12:44.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 16 Jul 2007
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ede, Netherlands
Posts: 3
Yes, please...

We think that even this new Ténéré might be a 'ghost'.
But we're still hoping for the best....
Just like we did on the "new super tenere 1000" a few years ago.


And:
tas74t; You've got mail..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 16 Jul 2007
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,489
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaspert2005 View Post
We think that even this new Ténéré might be a 'ghost'.
But we're still hoping for the best....
Just like we did on the "new super tenere 1000" a few years ago.


And:
tas74t; You've got mail..
Well chaps.

Iv just got a new job in a Motorcycle dealership who happen to be a huge Yamaha dealer too

Hopefully ill find out soon (i dont start there for 2 weeks though)
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Three Yamaha XT/TT600 Bikes with Tenere Bits - $2500 for the lot! (California, USA) electric!sheep TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 22 May 2007 02:33
what year yamaha tenere do I have? montanatenere Yamaha Tech 2 17 Nov 2005 04:34
yamaha xtz660 tenere or honda xr650l mjp.xrl Yamaha Tech 3 26 Sep 2005 17:05
1989 Yamaha XT600 Tenere (3AJ) for sale scoobie TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 27 Jul 2004 21:28
Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750 patandbin Which Bike? 0 28 Nov 2002 21:12

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:36.