Today it was time for the start of ExploreBike on Youtube. I made a short film from the first ride on my new Yamaha Ténéré 700.
The bike had arrived at Lillemans MC in Lund for about a week ago and now it was time to assemble the bike. To be able to follow professional technicians in this procedure was interesting and gave som very helpful tips.
Once arrived the bike sits on a palett and it normally takes about an our to assemble the bike and to prepare it for the customer. This day I was to follow the technician Mick Schmücker Holm during his work to put together the bike.
Every step of the assembly follows the manual and the use of a torque wrench is essential to get the proper torque on all of the bolts.
One of the first accessories I put on my adventure bikes is a neoprene cover on the fork and rear suspension. This cover prevents dust and debris from finding it´s way in to the suspension. This is especially important on longer trips where as the dirt can attach itself (often when it´s wet and the bike dries) on the inner fork leg and then it goes pass the packing in to the inner parts of the suspension.
One of the checks in the assembly is the tension of the chain. All chains stretch a bit on the first couple of miles and it is important to check it regularly.
Since I am going to go on some light enduro riding in the weeks to come I put on som knobbly tires to better handle the sand and roots at the enduro trails. Changing a tire in a machine at a workshop was far more pleasant than at the side of the road. I use thicker tubes to prevent punctures and have thinner tubes (lighter) as spares.
The last step in the assembly is to run the diagnostic tool to confirm that all is in order and that the engine is running perfectly.
Lillemans MC has a great team of technicians in their workshop. From the left Adam Berggren, Mick Schmücker Holm, me and André Wiberg. It was very inspirational to se their professionalism and knowledge on all aspects of the bike. They all are great motorcycle enthusiast and Adam and Mick are often seen in the offroad trails of southern Sweden.
This article is published in Swedish at www.bike.se and to get there just follow this link:
The bike has arrived and are waiting to be unpacked. Next week I will be at Lillemans MC in Lund to assemble the bike and turn the key for the very first time.
Have a lookout for the full report at my blog and at www.bike.se.
Now it's decided. I will travel the world on my Yamaha Ténéré 700. A dream.
Next week I will unbox my T7 and start the preparations. I will be back shortly for some pictures and a full report.
I will write about my journey in the Swedish motorcycle magazine Bike (www.bike.se). You can also follow my preparations on this blog or in my social media (Facebook and Instagram):
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