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  1. 8 points
    ...at your next back yard BBQ you could fill those with water and have a swim!! ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  2. 5 points
    finished making the brackets today for the moose racing expedition panniers. i still have to paint the brackets, but the panniers are finally usable on the bike! ๐Ÿ˜Š cranked up the preload one click and tightened the dampening by about 1/8th a turn on the rear and it feels pretty good. i do notice it feels like there is more weight up high now, and she wheelies a LOT easier now! ๐Ÿคค im very pleased with how it came out and the extra storage is going to come in handy im sure. im also planning on adding a locking latch to the bracket in the 4th picture so that they cant be stolen off the bike easily.
  3. 5 points
    Got my weekend project. Ivans ecu flash arrives Saturday too.
  4. 3 points
    Nice job getting those built, looks good, and functional! Seeing the helmet inside gives a better perspective to their size, at your next back yard BBQ you could fill those with ice and beer!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  5. 3 points
    Update: got my spacers from Billet Proof Designs. Very friendly team, fast delivery times and super easy to do business with. Thanks for the recommendation @roadrash83!
  6. 2 points
    Maybe get some elbow sliders for the corner of the bags? ๐Ÿ˜
  7. 2 points
    I just leaned the bike over to check the clearance and it looks like the panniers touch down about 2-3mm before the footpegs do, while the highway pegs hit about an inch before the normal pegs. I understand that cornering forces will make them hit sooner, so i know to take it a little easy with them on the bike, but it only takes a minute or two to remove them if i want to ride like the devil.
  8. 2 points
    Thatโ€™s what I thought when I fitted mine, quite high up under beak, but when your in a car looking at them, yes, theyโ€™re effective.
  9. 2 points
    Damn, glad to hear that you are ok. The bike can be repaired later, get well first.
  10. 2 points
    I don't want to be a buzzkill here, but I would pay very close attention to ground clearance with those panniers if you start cornering with any enthusiasm. The bottom outside edge looks like it would drag way before the centerstand or footpegs (which already aren't that difficult to touch down) and weight in the bags will further compress the rear suspension... I will say that dragging the luggage does sound like a bad-ass bench racing story!
  11. 2 points
    The light bar that the brackets attach to looks like the factory Yamaha setup (I think it is sold in the EU only).
  12. 2 points
    Oh ya beauty! That is exactly what they are. I'm swapping them out for something that doesn't show blue lights on the front, it's just begging to be pulled with blue showing
  13. 2 points
    @knyte Well there is a lot more damage but I my garage can't find the right decals. Besides the decals the radiator, the steer bad, blinkers, sliders and my shoulder are pretty destroyed ๐Ÿ˜… I am lucky that I didn't die though
  14. 2 points
    Pretty impressive! Nice job on the brackets. Make sure you don't overload them and remember: driving through a traffic jam is not an option ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. 2 points
    @betoney, both actually. Looking for something that might not kill me, 66 going on 22 on the Tracer.
  16. 2 points
    He flashed for the slipon. Did not specify baffle in or out.
  17. 2 points
    FWIW I did this on my 2015 with the seat in the low position and it seems to have worked out OK. I used a couple of scrap tube cutoffs (instead of washers)~4mm to raise the rear of the tank as described. Then, with the seat tray in the low position, I added washers on top of the spots where the rubber bumpers ride until the seat sat squarely and was snug again. I think it has opened up the gap between the tank and the front of the seat a little more but not enough to be of concern - to me at least. YMMV. I'm riding a little taller in the saddle - somewhere between the original low and high seat postion I'm thinking - but the seat itself feels 'more level'.
  18. 1 point
    I bought mine from MotoMachines in Virginia Scorpion Serket Taper Slip-On Exhaust Yamaha FZ-09 / MT-09 2013-2019 ...
  19. 1 point
    Or the red and black 250 or the red white 200....
  20. 1 point
    @stizo - maybe check out this vendor ^^^^
  21. 1 point
    Demon Tweeks | Motorsport, Car Tuning & Motorcycle Parts Driven by passion, Demon Tweeks offers the most complete and innovative... Took two weeks from this vendor. Shipping was 4 days to cali.
  22. 1 point
    Exactly, they do nothing, but attract attention (which is partly their purpose I suppose) , but not the sort of attention I need. I'm sure you have similar laws about showing blue lights. I quite like having a license
  23. 1 point
    It might just be the angle of the photo but with them being behind/ under the beak, they don't seem to be much benefit.
  24. 1 point
    Our borders are sealed and will stay so for the foreseeable future so I don't think your colleague will be here anytime soon. You're in a better position than me, I'd never heard of Die Antwoord! Not really into hip hop ๐Ÿ˜
  25. 1 point
    Ha ha... that's part of the addiction. Now to get rid of my FJR specific farkles.
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    Agree. Thereโ€™s a company called yambitโ€™s in uk, a lot of repro stuff for older bikes which is really helpful, but a lot of the โ€˜rubberโ€™ has the same problem, itโ€™s almost like plastic and has a short lifespan. I never ever buy aftermarket seals for that reason. My pegs have lasted though, maybe itโ€™s the cooler climate ?
  28. 1 point
    And now the spending begins..... melted wallet time.
  29. 1 point
    I picked up the new bike on Wednesday. Woo Hoo... let the farkles start.
  30. 1 point
    Oh man, that view brings back some memories... We used to go to Warton's after school for snacks. It was not uncommon to slam a whole pumpkin pie and then hit basketball practice an hour later!
  31. 1 point
    This is the vendor I ordered from but the website says "checkout is closed temporarily"??? Yamaha MT09 Tracer Scorpion Exhaust Serket Taper Slip-on - Titanium It might be easier to contact them directly. Yamaha Tracer 900 Exhausts | Tracer 900 Performance Exhausts | Scorpion Exhausts Yamaha Tracer 900 Exhausts from Scorpion Red Power. Increase the power...
  32. 1 point
    Hi I'm Steve. Bit of a long intro here. I've been browsing for a while & posted a few. So here goes... I bought the bike new in January, 2019 GT grey with the white lower fairings. Not bad looking, but I chose the Tracer for the motor. It's my first triple & I love how it delivers that power! This was also my first time buying new. These days I don't have much time to tinker, so I decided to go for something new & reliable. I also decided to try & get a good deal by purchasing at the end of January. I did some research & decided on the Tracer 900 GT. I do most of my riding commuting to work, my round trip is a little over 100 kilometres. My office moved in January, changing my commute route onto side roads instead of highway parking lot. So this triggered my decision to get back to motorbike commuting. I equipped the bike with Yamaha touring windshield, fog-lights, top-box+carrier & got the lower seat. I also opted for Soupy's lowering links with adjustable side-stand as I'm 5'6". Almost forgot, also put on handlebar risers from Motopumps. I also decided to revamp my gear & went the high-vis route. I've been riding for most of my life & never was a fan of the high-vis look, but the last several years of highway commuting in a car changed my mind on that. Everybody is texting, texting, texting! Fender benders & crack-ups are a daily occurrence on my route. I figured better alive than looking cool. Anyway, maybe high-vis is the new cool. Then COVID-19 hit & I've been working from home, so no commuting. I picked up the bike in March & have been pleasure riding when I can steal the time. I'm now up to 3,500 km. A few of my thoughts on the bike: Niggles: Why the heck did Yamaha build the seat so tall? It's not like the ground clearance is amazing. The center-stand sometimes swings down & bashes the road over a bad bump; wondering if there's a fix for that. The stock windshield is not very good, lots of buffeting no matter the height setting. The touring windshield is just about perfect for me at the high setting. The Yamaha slim+low seat helped me in my first few weeks, but now I'm on the stock seat. Comfort on either seat is not exceptional, so I'll look into the gel inserts. The Soupy's adjustable side-stand looks good, but it's already dropped an adjuster screw & got loose. The dealer put in better screws & lock-tight for me. I mount on the left peg, so I'm a little concerned with the durability of the aluminum stand arm. Fog-lights are amazing at night. Headlights are not that straightforward to adjust. Seems like I turn & turn the knobs for little effect. 6th gear whining was a surprise. The forums here set me straight. My chain tension is fine, so it's just a thing with this bike. Might look at gearing change when it's chain replacement time. The pegs are pretty small. I'm replacing with the adventure pegs & ordered passenger pegs from Amazon. The bar buzzes a lot when highway droning. My right hand & brake cover fingers get numb. Never had this with any other bikes. Ordered Grip Puppies & figuring out bar weights or BBs solution. Pluses: The triple!!!! Plenty of power everywhere. Smooth delivery. Throttle modes are a great idea. Wheelie mode, I mean 'A' works great, especially after I figured out I can turn off traction control. Rain 'B' mode is also great for 2-up, don't scare the pants off her riding. Handling is very light, it goes where & when I want. Has a very good center of gravity, inspires confident low speed handling. Heated grips! OMG spring riding was a pleasure with these! Anti-lock brakes & traction control are a first for me. Amazing tech! This stuff works. I'l cut it for now. I can talk bike all day ๐Ÿ™‚ Steve
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    Here's the description of the Yamaha adventure pegs I received: "These foot pegs feature forged aluminum construction for strength and durability, replacing the stock foot pegs." NOPE!!! The pegs I received do not appear to be forged at all. They have all the marks of items that were cast in a mold. So apart from being somewhat beefy, I'm not sure they are more sturdy than any other Chinese castings.
  35. 1 point
    If the center stand is swinging down and hitting the road on bumps, the spring is either bad or its installed incorrectly. The spring shouldn't be bad on a bike this new.
  36. 1 point
    A 10 lb weight savings AND smoother fueling with the flash. Win, Win!
  37. 1 point
    @Wintersdark - So I have tried this mod a few times over the last couple of weeks and absolutely cannot get it to work. I have tried many different configurations with different position of the seat height tray and washer thicknesses only to give up in frustration, the seat always ends up sitting about 20mm back from the tank and extremely wobbly. And then it dawned on me that I am trying this on the older FJ09... Doh! (slaps forehead) I feel so dumb now. ๐Ÿ™„
  38. 1 point
    Tuesday, I went with James (jtvisions) over the other direction to the Olympic Peninsula. (BTW, we met solely because he filled in his location in his profile. Without that info...we'd never have enjoyed the many rides we've taken together.) The route took us up north to Deception Pass. The way out was beautiful open pastures with mountains for a backdrop. On the Coupeville ferry. Almost out to Pillar Point. At Pillar Point. On the way home. At Lake Crescent.
  39. 1 point
    Woops! Credited the quote to the wrong man! Should have been @roadrash83. Yet another side effect of the aging process! Now, what day is it today? Where did I leave my glasses.....?
  40. 1 point
    Lovely area. I rode most of those roads a couple of years ago. At the time there were massive wildfires all over Oregon and Washington so the sky was brownish grey everywhere. I elected to shoot the trip in B&W. This was Deception Pass; you can see how turbulent the water was.
  41. 1 point
    !! You were hit by a car and the only damage was to decals ? That sounds incredibly lucky!
  42. 1 point
    This is off topic but it's still on my bucket list to visit South Africa someday. Post more pics! I thought I would get a chance because my company just sold a machine there, but with this Covid stuff it appears that our trainer in Belgium will get the assignment. Bummer. I'd like to be able to say that I know more about South Africa than what can be gleaned from watching Die Antwoord videos. ๐Ÿ˜€
  43. 1 point
    Oh man do I hear you but I kept my 22 year old young man's bike too and and my other Yamaha that's 24 years older than that, which is actually pretty comfortable if I can get it running... I love The Sweet Sound and smell of two-stroke twins. Can you guess what it is? Another hint, my year is red too (all my bikes are) and has self-canceling turn signals. Why can't Yamaha manage to have them on the FJ/Tracer/GT?
  44. 1 point
    That's got to be good for at least +3hp!
  45. 1 point
    10 years ago this pic would been of 3 gsxrs. Our old man bikes.
  46. 1 point
    I knew there was a reason that I hold on to 'useless' old bike parts. I don't know how many times I have scavenged or modified something from by boxes of junk.
  47. 1 point
    Well, thanks for all the responses. I guess my previous motorbikes were not so eager to lift the back, but they weren't very sporty either. Just to be on the safe side (and have a good excuse to take a short ride in today's beautiful weather) I took the bike to the dealer to have either some peace of mind or have it fixed in case something needed to be fixed. Turns out, only my head needed some fixing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ The mechanic took my bike for a short test, and boy did he put it to the test. I could barely watch as he made a few high speed stops....oh my poor bike....But the ABS works fine. Now another quest lies ahead: how to tune my front suspension. I already thought my suspension was very soft but after doing some hard braking I realised that the bike is really prone to nose diving. Ah well, with the weekend coming up I hope I can find some time to start studying the ins and outs of suspension. (Which reminds me, back in 2001 I had my Yamaha XJ 900S upgraded with WP suspension. It turned out to be a completely different bike after that....)
  48. 1 point
    I'm lucky enough to ride that area every day if I wanted to. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  50. 1 point
    Sshhh! - Enough of that nonsense. CP3 + riding conservatively = โ˜น๏ธ