Yamaha T7 Tenere 700 (XTZ690) Forks
The T7 gets a KYB 43mm USD fork, very similar in construction to the XTZ1200, but with more travel. Stock springs are 0.57kg/mm. We have springs on order in 0.60 and 0.65kg/mm (due late Feb).
What's wrong with the stock fork? For those of you who love it stock, nothing. However, some riders feel the fork is a little harsh on small bumps yet bottoms too easily, and these are the areas we have been working on. We can say from test rider feedback that small bump compliance has improved 100% and the bike can now be jumped without the crash landing. It's better everywhere. We have been looking at options for using the last 30mm of unused fork travel, but we don't consider the bike is short on travel, its quality over quantity here.
We also have a DIY fork kit in the works, which should be available for sale in late February 2020. We will list it on this page when it's complete or you can send us an enquiry now and we will let you know as soon as they're available.
We are offering a Kashima coating on the upper fork tubes for low friction. Once we have a few sets of tubes in an exchange rotation there will be no waiting.
We also have complete cartridge inserts available from Andreani.