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The rain is gone, the water is receding and I got a chance to take the T7 out.

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Stave lake mud flats. As you can see there is no mud, water level is the highest I have seen it and the damn is roaring with water being let through.

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No issues with rock, but in a harder section I did hit a baby head and drop it. My leg got pinned and when I transfer the weight of the bike from the rear of the bike to the front a nasty jagged rock cracked the faring and popped 2 tabs.

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End of the road, Well as far as I ever go.
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This bike does not disappoint. I just need to get a bit more comfortable on it, though, I did push it pretty hard in spots today,
I have a Motoz Tractionator Adventure rear tire on hold at the local shop that will replace the TKC 80 on the rear as it is 1/2 worn.
 

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So here is the damage
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Even lost the emblem. I will need to head back up and see if I can find it, if I can remember the location.

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Tire on right is the stock tire 150/70 18. On the bike is the TKC 140/80 18 and on the left is the Motoz Tractionator Adventurer a 140/80 18. I loved this tire on the Wee (150/70 17) so I have high expectations when I get it on the T7. First I will burn off the TKC
 

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I'd be so mad at myself. I love my garage queens.
 
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I'd be so mad at myself. I love my garage queens.
I bought this bike to take me places the Wee would struggle on and would get high centred.
The atmospheric river had washed a lot of the soil from this road leaving a very jagged terrain. I use to take the Wee up it, but now I do not even think I would try.
Maybe it was my subconscious reminding me that I really wanted the traditional blue and yellow
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I bought this bike to take me places the Wee would struggle on and would get high centred.
The atmospheric river had washed a lot of the soil from this road leaving a very jagged terrain. I use to take the Wee up it, but now I do not even think I would try.
Maybe it was my subconscious reminding me that I really wanted the traditional blue and yellow
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I watch a lot of videos from a singletrack youtube poster with the name of "offroadrider15f" or something like this. Bodi watches a lot of his videos as well. Anyway, this past summer he rode with a guy who I believe is or was a motocross champion rider. Without going back to watch some of his videos I can't remember the motocross rider's name. Anyway, the motocross rider rode many singletrack trails on a T7. For the trails, he rode the T7 was a handful. I wouldn't even think to ride some of these trails with any bike. Maybe hiking but man, this guy tackled some pretty gnarly & steep trails with the T7. With your riding capabilities, I know you're gonna go into some pretty gnarly areas yourself. Retirement is treating you very very well. Keep up the fun! :)

P.S. with my capabilities, my XT350 is my version of a T7. I'll go in some gnar but it was a beast on some easy singletrack.
 

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Tank bag came today.
Also went and looked at a tail and luggage racks. The luggage rack needs to be a tad longer on the exhaust side so I will pick them up tomorrow from the manufacturer.
check out dirtracks.ca or dirtracks.com for what they make.
 
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Very nice! I'm going to look at these - I'm thinking of getting a "between bike" - the TW and my huge Victory bagger. This looks like a good middle point - please report how it does at highway speeds - several trails I like are a pretty far ride on faster roads - not tough trails, once there - so something bigger like this would be OK.
Love my Dub, hate to make her scream on higher speed roads. All the closer more difficult trails are Dub territory.
I took it for a brief run on HWY 1 out of Vancouver and ran it at 115 km/h (GPS) (Speedo is way off) for a bit and it was smooth with lots of power to accelerate. This is not an interstate (80+ mph) motorcycle, in my opinion, it is too light. It is about 70 lbs lighter than my Wee and I found it too light for long freeway travel. The Wee is about 67 HP and my Tenere is around 75 HP with the mods. This bike also has a 520 chain conversion and I have not looked at the final gearing. The bike seems low geared. I prefer to travel secondary Highways, where it has more than enough passing power and there are more twists and turns.
 
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Also went and looked at a tail and luggage racks. The luggage rack needs to be a tad longer on the exhaust side so I will pick them up tomorrow from the manufacturer.
check out dirtracks.ca or dirtracks.com for what they make.
When I was shopping for rear side racks for my klr, dirtracks were the best combo of design, quality, and price that I could find. I bought the racks and then sold the bike before actually ever installing them. I hope the new owner appreciated them.
 

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When I was shopping for rear side racks for my klr, dirtracks were the best combo of design, quality, and price that I could find. I bought the racks and then sold the bike before actually ever installing them. I hope the new owner appreciated them.
The owner gave me a great deal and he did most of the install with a little help from me.
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Remember these LT?
I have used them on the TW, DT, Wee and now the T7
 
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Very nice.
I'm guessing the company is located in your area? That's handy.
Have they been making those for the T-7 already, or was your bike the prototype?
One of the owners has a T7. The ones I got are their latest adaptation for the T7.
They are located in Langley. So a 28 km ride through city traffic.
 
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What make/model bag? Looks like my Nelson Rigg.
The tank bag is a Nelson Rigg. Where do you store the rain cover when it is not raining?
 

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I keep it in the left side compartment. With the bike on the side stand, I figure that side is more likely to spill its contents when opened.
I was mistaken, it is not a Nelson Rigg, it is a Ridge Gear tank bag. I was looking into the Nelson Rigg soft panniers and tail bags yesterday trying to decide what to get. I will hold off until I know Linda is comfortable on this bike. I could also try to modify the racks to accommodate my Suzuki hard cases.
 

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Sorry you dinged your plastics. I was looking hard at the T7 this summer, was neck and neck with the CB500x. I realized I would get more use out of the more street-oriented Honda here in the upper midwest though, and the Tenere's tall seat tipped the decision for me.

N+1, maybe...
 
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