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  2. ted

    vs FJR???

    Great comments from so many - very much appreciated!
  3. bugie

    900 GT Side Stand

    It's a common problem. I find the easiest way is to hook under the peg so you lift the peg up and then you can find the side stand quite easily without the peg getting in the way
  4. betoney

    Tracer 1000??

    I always liked the Triumph Tiger Sport - Just wish it was available stateside.
  5. TracerDoc

    vs FJR???

    @fjrpittsburgh agree with everything he said. I had a 2006 fjr. Tweaked it to be as sporty as possible still it’s a heavy bike and the limits are not much. Unless you plan to do lot of 2 up long distance touring I think GT is capable of doing everything the fj does and much much better to move through twisties and inside your garage. @fjrpittsburgh are you from Pittsburgh PA? I live about 45 mins from there close to ohio border. Once winter breaks may be we can have GT party
  6. betoney

    Yamaha power tuner app

    Its pretty amazing how far technology has evolved. Dirtbikes now have electric start, EFI and smartphone tuneability! I cant imagine whats next... electronic suspension tuneable for enduro or motocross?
  7. That is true! It takes a little getting used to and at first you may find yourself over accelerating, but it'll be fine when you get used to it. The advantage is the wider grips mean that accelerating/deaccelerating requires very little twist of the wrist. The additional wider grips also mean that the pressure on the wrist is distributed across a wider area so makes it a lot more comfortable.
  8. I have done this and while you can feel the heated grips on 10, there is still a noticable decrease in their effectiveness
  9. koth442

    The Photo Game Thread

    Agreed, bump needed. Not that I can do anything... but someone probably can.
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  11. doboy

    What boots do you ride in?

    altberg hog boots.. had same pair about 16yrs.. re soled once... brilliant.
  12. You can get that at walmart in 5 quart jugs for around $25.
  13. micah2074

    Tracer 1000??

    Meh, A major selling point for my Fj was the triple. I wanted a triple. Now, If they came out with a triple in the 1000 to 1200 range...
  14. micah2074

    The Photo Game Thread

    I keep forgetting to get this one. thanks for the bump.
  15. BBB

    Yamaha power tuner app

    Not for our bikes but interesting ability to tune a bike yourself, on the fly. Yamaha Free Power Tuner Smart Phone App WWW.YAMAHAMOTORSPORTS.COM
  16. Squid4Life

    Chain Maintenance question....

    Yeah...pretty sure will take a small can of chain wax and take care of it. Thanks.
  17. whistler

    Chain Maintenance question....

    Same here. On a trip, I take a spray can with me and lube the chain every 400 miles or so while the chain's warm. Easy peasy.
  18. texscottyd

    The Photo Game Thread

    Bump for a forgotten audience participation thread... Anyone?
  19. I think they’re a UK company, or there is a UK arm of the company. Perhaps they’re not as busy as your local version?
  20. texscottyd

    900 GT Side Stand

    Hi @edgarjessop12 - Another thing to consider might be removing the long factory peg feelers (if you haven’t already). Assuming they’re the same on your GT as on the first-gen FJs, the factory peg feelers seemed pointlessly long to me, and made fishing around for the sidestand tab harder than it needed to be. No downside to trying, and you can always put them back on if it doesn’t help.
  21. I used Rotella T in my TT600 for 30k+ miles with no issues. In my FJ I use Mobil 1 4T 5w-40. It's only $9 per liter at the nearby O'Reilly's.
  22. fjrpittsburgh

    Color codes for tracer GT 2019

    You can buy the blue decals that are on the tank and apply them in a creative way on the side bag lids.
  23. fjrpittsburgh

    vs FJR???

    HI Ted! I have a 2008 FJR AE that I've owned for 10 years. An absolutely incredible bike. I still own the FJR and bought a 2019 Yamaha Tracer GT in August of last year when they first came out. My youngest son Trevor rides with me a good bit. He has a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650 that we converted into a sport tourer for longer trips. It's a fun bike as well, but doesn't get ridden now due to the Tracer GT being available to ride. He and I take turns riding the FJR and Tracer GT and can explain the differences between the 2 bikes quite easily. I don't need to explain how great of a bike the FJR is as you already know. It's a fantastic touring bike! We rode both bikes down to Maggie Valley, NC for an FJR Rally (EOM) this past September. The GT is also an excellent long distance machine as well. The cruise control is wonderful. The TFT speedometer is accurate which surprised me since no other bike I've ever owned displayed the proper speed. I've read many people on this forum complaining about the comfort of the stock seat, but I find it more than adequate. It slopes forward a little keeping you up against the fuel tank, but gives you lots of room to slide my butt back for other positions during long rides. I'm 5' 11", 178 pounds, with a 31" inseam. My son is only 5' 8" with a shorter inseam. The Tracer is a little taller to mount, but I can flat foot it while on the seat. Trevor can get the balls of his feet on the ground which he feels is just fine. We've both found that turning the front wheel all the way to the right makes the bike easier to mount. I have every imaginable accessory added to the FJR for touring. Setting up the GT for touring was so easy as it comes with just about everything you'd want. Cruise control, heated grips, manually adjustable windscreen on the fly, hard bags, fully adjustable upgraded suspension, etc. I added a 56 liter Givi trunk, a Powerlet outlet on the left side of the bike for my heated gear, a power gps mount for my Garmin 665, and the Yamaha touring windshield for colder weather riding. The touring windshield would be too short for someone of your height, but suits me just fine. The quick shifter works really well for upshifting without the clutch. When switching between the FJR and the GT it's obvious to me that the GT is a little more comfortable as I have less knee bend when seated. I get the feeling that I'm much closer to the front of the bike on the GT. When mounting the FJR after riding the GT for a while, the FJR feels like it's 2 feet longer in the front than the Tracer. I have to pick up my feet higher than I think to get them on the pegs, hence more knee bend on the FJR. I also feel a tad more upright on the GT even though I have risers on the FJR. On the GT, you have 3 power modes: A, standard, and B respectively. While in A mode, the bike is an aggressive monster. Definitely more power off the line as the Tracer GT is approximately 3/10ths of second faster from 0 to 60 mph. I find myself riding almost exclusively in B mode, while touring as I feel the bike is much smoother. A mode is definitely a blast in the twisties. The cool thing about the bike's triple is it will tool around in 6th gear at 35 mph if you are inclined to do so. The engine is amazing. It isn't as smooth as the FJR's 4 cylinder power plant, but it isn't all that buzzy either. You can also do a long slab ride on the Tracer just fine. If I had to get rid of one bike, it would have to be the FJR. I won't do that as I love both bikes so much and it's great to be able to have both bikes in the stable. The FJR is great in the twisties once you learn how to throw that beast around. The GT is more fun in the twisties as it's lighter and more flickable. After moving the FJR around in the garage, the Tracer almost feels like a toy in comparison. The GT is much easier to put on the centerstand and flows off of the centerstand smoothly. I'm starting to love the lighter weight of the GT. The GT's hard bags are exactly the same as the FJR's except the Tracer's bags have a flat lid which takes away about 8 liters of storage in each case. I have the option to throw the FJR side cases on the Tracer if I'd like. With the 56 liter Givi trunk on the GT, the stock side bags are adequate for my needs. In short, the FJR is a souped up Cadillac. It's smooth, heavy, sporty and powerful. It has better wind protection as you get more leg protection on the FJR. The GT is more like it's lean, crazy cousin which can also be ridden as a long distance tourer. On hotter days, the GT would give you more air to get through your gear. I ride wearing the Klim Latitude jacket and pants which is good for most temps with good venting and you can easily add thermal layers underneath for warmth. You would be very happy with either bike. They're both great in their own ways. I take a number of long trips each year. One trip is about 2500 miles. I would have no problem taking either bike on that trip. I usually travel to places when I can find some good twisties. The GT would be more fun once getting to my destination and not much worse on the slab than the FJR. I've taken my GT to a few FJR events so far and let a number of experienced FJR riders take the GT for a spin. They all came back with big smiles on their faces. Two of the FJR folks said immediately that they want to buy a GT. I get about 200 miles per tank before filling up. A little more range on the FJR, but it burns more fuel. The bike is said to need high octane fuel, but mine runs just fine on regular gas. I hope I didn't leave anything out in my comparison between the 2 bikes. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. All the best to you Ted!
  24. edgarjessop12

    900 GT Side Stand

    Thank you. Cheers Edgar Jessop.
  25. thepmh

    Fender eliminator help

    The FZ 09 tail light does fit the FJ 09. I got the integrated tail light from customLED and it works awesome (dont forget the relay for the blinkers). I had that conversation with TSTIndustries as well, and they said things may fit, but they are not able to confirm because they have not had a FJ09/Tracer in their facility for R&D to confirm. but I got "FZ09" axle sliders from them, and the engine slider pucks are the same for the FJ. They just wont confirm it because they cant say they are 100% as they were not personally tested 2015-2017 Yamaha FJ-09 Blaster-X Integrated LED Tail Light – Custom LED WWW.CUSTOMLED.COM Yamaha FJ-09 Integrated LED Tail Light and Turn Signal with Blaster-X, Brake Alert, Turn Alert and Strobe mode! Fits years 2015 2016 2017 FJ-09. Top Rated, Satisfaction Guaranteed, and Made...
  26. TracerDoc

    Fender eliminator help

    Unable to get to that link/ does any one know if we can take out all the plastics from the stock fender eliminator and just retain the metal frame.
  27. TracerDoc

    Color codes for tracer GT 2019

    I have the same idea haha plus some other bits
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