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  1. 10 points
    Ok, get your new FJ-09/Tracer900 tshirts, hoodies, coffee mugs and even phone cases at the below address! https://teespring.com/stores/fj-09-tracer-900-forum-store 20% discount code expires valentines day TS10327207 Here are just a few of the shirts available. When ordering, be sure to see both the FRONT and BACK of the shirts. Also be sure to see the different colors availible for each shirt! Front ADDED 2-11-2019 - FJ09 Front and Back Shirt- EDITORS CHOICE! Added 2-11-19 - Tracer900 World Rage Front and Back BACK Front in Orange Back in Orange Many other colors available to order Another design Back And another design Back And yet another design-This one is front only! Front only shirt option Another front only option Again, these shirts/hoodies are available in many different colors. Many of these shirts also come in Womens styles as well, and those also have different colors available. Guys, she let you buy this bike, so remember to get her a cute shirt! Get your shirts here!! https://teespring.com/stores/fj-09-tracer-900-forum-store
  2. 8 points
    I installed new suspension. Wilbers fork springs with appropriate spring rate for my weight, and oil with higher viscosity. And at the back Wilbers 640 shock with hydraulic preload adjuster.
  3. 6 points
    Name: clutch cable swap Category: DIY Tech Tip Videos Date Added: 01/31/2019 Submitter: BBB Might be useful for those pre-empting a cable swap before the original version snaps on you. clutch cable swap
  4. 6 points
    Picked up my GT from California and brought it back to Utah with the Corbin seat, and installed the Ermax Sport screen, and an amazon phone mount. now I can finally put on the exhaust
  5. 6 points
    I just realized that I have all this symptoms🤢
  6. 5 points
    I am a senior rider of average ability, but I love riding motorcycles of all makes and styles. I learn a little something from each bike I ride. The chance to demo a variety of bikes is what draws me to Americade in Lake George NY each June. I’ve taken some pretty wild rides at Americade over the years. These are some of my favorite demo memories. Suzuki GSX-R 750 — Redline or Bust I was used to the relatively low revving V4 engine on my ST-1300. At around 8 grand call it a day and shift. Then I demo’d a GSX-R 750. The ride leader was on a GSX-R 1000, so you know she was serious about this demo. All you have to do is follow, right? As I shot up the highway entrance ramp in second gear I watched the tach spin past high noon and keep right on going. Why shift when you have thousands of RPM left to spend on the way to 14 thousand? Tucked in behind the leader at 90 mph on the interstate I finally slipped the bike into third while as its air box howled and exhaust can screamed. Pure demo joy on a bike someone else maintains. The rest of the ride was a blur as I tried to keep up with her and my fellow crazies. All I know is that little 750 provided one of the most exhilarating demo rides I’ve ever taken. Indian Chieftain — Landing Gear Down My wife wanted to try out one of the BIG Indian baggers, so we queued up for a ride on a Chieftain. As I settled into the saddle and she on pillion, the girth of the bike impressed me. I don’t know what it weighed, but it made my ST feel sprightly. “Are you sure you can you hold this thing up?” she ask. I grunted, lifted it off the side stand, and started the engine. The guy ahead of me on a smaller Indian was a bit erratic, moving around his lane and figuring out the balance thing. But as we exited the Interstate to a twisty secondary road he was doing fine. I decided not too push the Chieftain through the corners. So we loped and vibrated along at a leisurely pace through the Adirondack countryside. Up ahead I could see a Stop sign at the first real intersection on the ride. Brake lights blinked on as the line of stately Indians slowed. At the Stop sign the guy in front of me came to a graceful stop and then slowly fell over. The full weight of that shinny new Indian pinned him to the road like a butterfly in a museum display. Ride leaders quickly lifted the bike off him as he explained that his normal ride was a CanAm Spyder and he was not in the habit it of putting his feet down at a stop. We all had a good laugh at the poor fellow's expense and the ride headed back to the paddock. The leader told me later this happens at least once every year. Kawasaki Concourse — More Counter Force Coming off an ST fitted with Angel GTs I was used to fairly light steering inputs. Nudge the bar and the old girl complied. Not the case with the Concourse I tried out one year. Part of the demo route covers a very tricky downhill left-right-left.sequence on a two-lane section of road. This bit comes near the end of the ride when you are getting to know the bike and probably a bit over confident in your mastery of an unfamiliar machine. I was eager to push the big Connie on the two-lane and the ride leader set a rapid pace. I stayed on his tail through a series of uphill turns. The Connie felt heavy but seemed to handle much like my trusty ST. As we crested the top of the hill and began the downhill section I made mental note about the decreasing radius left coming up. On the brakes hard entering the first turn of the sequence I found myself inches from the lead bikes rear tire. But the Connie’s brakes were good and I was able to put some distance between us for the next turn. As we railed through that turn I realized I was getting in over my head. I wasn’t sure I had enough traction downhill to pull in more brake, but my entry speed into the next corner was fast. I began counter steering and trail braking while that decreasing radius corner swept up on me. Problem: Counter steering was not having the desired effect. I began to run wide. More pressure on the bar. Still wide. Even more pressure on the bar. Still wide but starting to come around. Push harder! Harder. Harder. Jesus! I have never pushed a bar as hard as I did on that Connie. I’m not sure if its reluctance to turn in was due to the downhill, the OEM front tire or the bike’s geometry. But man it took a ton of bar force to get it around that corner. My ST felt like a sports car after that demo. Aprilla RSV4 RR - You’ll Let Me Ride That? I’m captivated by Italian race bikes homologated for the street. One of my faves is the Aprilla RSV4 RR. This 200 HP, 450 pound beast performs so far above my pay grade I have no business even thinking about it. But there is sat in the demo line just waiting for someone to hop on. The demo gal noticed me ogling it and asked if I’d like a ride. “I can ride that?” I asked incredulously. “Well, if you want the Tuono instead that’s fine too.” “No, no, the RSV4 will be fine” I heard myself saying. The next thing I knew I was astride that Italian beauty with the engine burbling as the ride leader walked me through a maze of race-ready computer electronics. He suggested Street mode rather than Track, which I was to discover was a very wise recommendation. He mounted a Tuono and a few other riders and I were off in a snarling line of super bikes. The V4 growled and snuffed at low RPM as we chugged down Main Street. At the highway entrance ramp I rolled the throttle open and felt the bike bolt forward. I had a death-grip on the bars to stay on the seat. I had never experienced an acceleration rush close to that. And we were just getting started. We exited the Interstate and the leader disappeared down the road. A few of us gave chase and we soon caught sight of his tail light braking hard for a sweeping turn. I stole a glance at the speedo and to my amazement it read 103 mph. I pulled in a major chunk of front brake and those race-ready Brembos sheared off speed like I had hit a brick wall. The power, feel and linearity of the braking was unworldly compared to a “normal” bike. So this is what a race bike feels like. The rest of the ride alternated between frightful acceleration and heart-stopping braking. I put my average riding skills in the hands of Aprilla’s electronic gods of corner-ABS, traction control, wheelie control and quick shift (Who has time to pull a clutch?). I had never ridden a bike like the RSV 4 RR. And I probably never will again! KTM 390 Duke — Stir that Gearbox I love the KTM brand. This Austrian company does it all. Adventure, touring, street, squid. You name it. They have a bike for every occasion. Motorcyclist editor Ari Henning had been campaigning an RC 390 on the California road race scene and I followed his adventures monthly. When I saw the little Duke in KTMs demo lineup I wanted to try it. While the rest of the demo dogs fought over the 1190s and 1290s, I quietly folded my 6-foot frame over the little 390. I felt a bit silly sitting on it: Like a moose on a pit bike. But once the engines were started the child’s play was over. The 390 Duke is a 40 HP, single cylinder, 350 pound machine with a 6-speed gearbox. The red line is a modest 10,000 RPM and to keep speed up you gotta shift shift shift. And while you’re at it keep the revs high near the top of the power band. This was one demo I would feel guilty about afterwards because the poor 390 kept flashing its over-rev light at me during most of the ride. But if I was to keep the big bikes in sight I just had no choice. There was no way I could stay with the big Dukes on the interstate as they howled into the sunset in a KTM-orange blur. But once into the twisty section of the ride the little Duke came into its own. Luckily for me the 1190s were equipped with mild off-road tires. This kept these powerful beasts from running away from me in corners. Aware of their tire situation, the big dogs took it easy when leaned over. They key to riding small-displacement bikes quickly is keeping corner speed up and staying on top of the power. And the 390 obliged. As we carved and strafed the demo route I stayed with the big Dukes by braking late and maintaining corner speed with steep lean angles. It was fun to repeatedly pull up beside an 1190 at corner entry, hang on his tail through the apex and watch him pull away as he poured power on at exit. Then do it again at the next corner. Over and over we danced this ballet chasing the ride leader home. He had true street tires and was completely untouchable. As I mull over these wonderful demo rides I offer a silent thank you to Lake George law enforcement. These guys and gals seem to know what’s in a demo rider’s heart. While they won’t give you a pass to go nuts, they aren’t hiding behind every bush with a radar gun trying to write tickets. Demo ride leaders are also great at what they do — allowing average riders like me to experience what a motorcycle can do in the real world.
  7. 5 points
    No sleep so went for a ride, some sunrise pics.
  8. 5 points
    No sleep so went for a ride, some sunrise pics.
  9. 5 points
    Ok, I'm so freaking happy to report that the false likes fiasco is over. The Likes data from the old software is no longer placing false likes into this new software. All likes that you get now are real, honest likes. Maybe some of my hair will grow back now.
  10. 4 points
    ***RIDE UPDATE*** I got the ECU and Active Tune installed and went out for a ride, I burned through a full tank of fuel today to test it out. A little history - I have had 2WDW ECU flash for almost 2 years, a big improvement for sure, but I still experienced some abrupt on/off fueling. 2WDW was extremely helpful every time I contacted them, Nels suggested adjusting the APS value for smoother fueling. Again, noticeable improvement but still some abrupt on/off fueling. At the suggestion of @norcal616 I did some research on the FZ-07 site where Travis from 2WDW posted the following: "Thank you for reaching out to us! I was personally apart of the FTECU active-tune development as a prior employee there for the past 5 years. The active-tune kit is the next level for your bike after the custom ECU flash from 2WDW. This kit is designed to be used with a very well developed base map/tune. The custom developments made here at 2WDW are as good as you can get without running this piece of hardware on top of the custom mapping 2WDW provides. It is like having Nels (the lead developer of the custom maps) riding along with you and his laptop tuning your bike live. Changes in atmospheric and barometric pressures are measured as learned values are trimmed to meet the target air-to-fuel ratios programmed with the active tune software. That being said, the 2WDW developments combined with multiple track record setting race seasons, dyno tuning sessions and around town riding conditions are world class. We have made amazing developments with the active-tune hardware. Our custom air-to-fuel targets paired with our custom ignition and throttle mapping will take your bike from fantastic to unbelievable!" My riding impressions - I rode a mixture of city stoplight-to-stoplight, rural highways, higher rpm 3rd gear twisties, spirited sweepers through farmland and a few miles of interstate, the fueling is noticeably smoother, almost electric. In slower traffic much less need to feather the clutch while slowing or speeding back up, when coming off a straight stretch, setting up corner speed and then powering through the turn, the roll off/ roll on was flawless. Its not a dramatic night and day difference like comparing the stock fueling to the post-flash fueling but it was a noticeable and most welcome improvement. One other thing I noticed, - improved fuel economy. I have noticed over the last few tanks of fuel that my average reading is low 40's (40-43 avg.) in mixed riding. Today, with a mix of twisties, city stop and go, rural 50mph highway, fast sweepers and sustained 80mph interstate, my average reading was almost 49mpg! I will be the first to say that for the average rider, this is NOT necessary, just get the ECU flashed and be done with it, however, if you are the type that is always looking for that little extra, I definitely experienced improvements in both fueling smoothness and fuel economy and am happy with the product and the service from 2WDW.
  11. 4 points
    70 degrees in January Image file location
  12. 4 points
    I'm not sure what crack addiction feels like but I can attest to the addiction of removing stock parts from an FJ-09 and adding some bling. Rizoma Circuit 959 Reflectors - if it wasn't 12 deg Fahrenheit, i'd give you a report on what the world looks like behind the bike.
  13. 4 points
    Longtime lurker on the FJ09 forum. I've had my FJ-09 since Sept 2015 and I've enjoyed it more than any motorcycle I've had (so far ...). Currently have just over 16,000 miles. I got many of my ideas for modifications and maintenance tips from this forum - It's a Great resource. Some of the modifications I've made include a Sargent seat, Higdonion trail cage, Avon TrailRider tires, Super Tenere footpegs and a reflashed ECU by 2WheelDynoworks.
  14. 4 points
    2/2 Wire cutter and aftermath: Horrible seat. I gave up. I cut the foam out of the pan, used the wire cutter to clean up, and went back to the drawing board. Finally, I decided that I need professional help, lol. But I'm stubborn, so I glued the memory foam onto the factory injected foam and closed her back up! There is definitely tiny bit more give and I'm glad for the memory foam. But if I had to do it all over again, I'd take the sore spots and save up for a proper after market seat. Thanks for sticking till the end. I hope it was more enjoyable for you guys than "fixing" the seat was for me.
  15. 4 points
    BTW, THE VTR1000F has the largest carburetors Honda ever installed on an oem engine including Motorcycles, Cars, airplanes, and personal watercraft All my vehicles are the fastest color, Red, including my 1977 Yamaha RD400 (mot shown)
  16. 4 points
    What we did on the Honda vtr1000f superhawk Forum one year for t-shirts and hoodies The Super Hawk name was on the front left and engine on the back
  17. 4 points
    What about those neck tube, Buff things? Useful for keeping the wind out, and good in hot weather too for absorbing sweat, polishing your visor etc. Customised WWW.BUFFWEAR.CO.UK
  18. 4 points
    We definitely need shirts and hoodies that's still say fjo9, none of this Euro mt-09 Tracer crap for us muricuns! 😎 A color shot of a 2015 red FJ crank over in a turn would be cool as well as possibly a 3D cutaway view of the CP3 engine Will you be posting possible designs before they go on sale?
  19. 3 points
    I noticed you took a picture of something on your screen and my work has some tech support elements to it, so I just wanted to let you know there's a much easier way. It looks like you're using Windows 10, which has a "snipping" tool that allows you to capture any part of the display really easily and save it as a picture. It has a pen and highlighter tools to easily circle or mark your capture, all in one step. Windows 10: Get into Start Menu, select All apps, choose Windows Accessories and open Snipping Tool. (Sorry about the off topic! For me the bold means unread, and non bold means I've clicked into and viewed the thread and there isn't anything new in it. Sometimes it will return to bold after I've read it if there is new content or posts within the thread that I haven't read.)
  20. 3 points
    That’s actually quite a clever setup, ski,s with foot rests. 👍🏻
  21. 3 points
    Oil & Filter every 4,000 miles . Chain & Sprockets 15,000 to 20,000 . APE CCT , Tires Road 4 GT . Fuel Pump replaced at about 53,000 . Bike is stock except for windshield ( National Cycle ) . Avg. 50 Mpg. Rode in temps from 8F to 118F . Great Bike
  22. 3 points
    Mines been here on the deflector for a couple of years. I take it off when I wash the bike, if I remember too. Still has the original battery.
  23. 3 points
    More of a make-work project than a necessity, but useful... rigged my garage door remote to work with 12V power. Already had the opener board embedded in a small project box, but made some space for a tiny 3.3V 300mA voltage regulator, purchased here. Added power supply wires to connect to a switched source (the thing has a 2mA no-load draw). The other set of wires go to a push button switch at side of the bike. The opener fits neatly into the space next to the seat lock assembly.
  24. 3 points
    At least from the picture it looks like you did a good job. Nothing I can see to complain about.
  25. 3 points
    Greetings! Just traded my '15 FJR 1300 ES on a '19 Tracer GT. I am sure I will miss the FJR, but I won't miss the extra 150 lbs. Will be picking the bike up in about two weeks. Have added FJR color matched bags to the deal and will be selling the stock "city" cases as new take-offs if anyone is interested. Here is the new steed, awaiting its new home. Can't wait for an early spring! To dos: GPS mount Windshield LED Aux lights Miles! Ride Safe- Rob