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Everything posted by duhs10

  1. When working on the FJ forks in the past... I was able to get the bottom bolt loose without using the cartridge holding tool thingy... just turned the fork upside down, put some pressure on the spring (fork caps removed) to add some resistance, and quickly turned the cartridge bolt to break it loose. I have that fork cartridge tool somewhere in the garage.....
  2. @Skidood Throttle control / muscle memory is a big part of it. Also have you considered Flashing the ECU? There are several settings that are addressed that really smooth things out. If I remember correctly, much of the on/off throttle abruptness is caused by a setting which cuts the fuel to the injectors during deceleration to improve fuel efficiency. Disabling this feature with a flash makes a big difference. Several other settings can be adjusted as well to get what your looking for. I used vcyclenut for mine... Now I have it start in "A" mode and literally never change it. 2014-2020 MT/FZ/FJ-09/XSR900/GT 900 tracer custom flash store to purchase ECU flash for yamaha...
  3. I believe you will need to cut the OEM spacer to install those. No first hand experience with cutting spacers though so good luck lol. I have a set of sonic springs that are drop in as well...
  4. I've installed Sonic springs and used the stock spacer without trimming it (maybe i did it wrong lol). Anyway,, trimming the spacer sgould be pretty straight forward. Can you post the link to the RaceTech chart so we can have a look and give some advice?
  5. I think it was just a theory posed by someone based on feedback that the tech gave the OP to explain why one valve ended up completely burnt. No way to really know at this point.
  6. This is an underutilized all purpose cleaner. I've also got a bottle of Motul Moto Wash that does a pretty good job.
  7. @littlebruv I switched from a Sargent seat to a Bagster. The Bagster is more narrow at the rear than the Sargent. The Sargent sits slightly lower than the Bagster. The Sargent is stiff and relies on spreading the load to achieve some level of comfort. The Bagster is a little more plush. Overall I think the Bagster is more comfortable... the Sargent just doesn't have enough foam towards the rear of the rider seat. I had a Sargent Performance Plus and now have a Bagster Ready Luxe w/ Bulltex foam.
  8. I wouldn't be able to handle looking at that on my bike.. taking the forks apart is easier than you would think. I would go ahead and replace that sooner than later.
  9. The Yoshimura seems nice... If you're after performance, I think the Graves has posted the best dyno numbers.
  10. Its a matter of personal opinion. If you want the exhaust go for it... I bought a second hand akropovic. No complaints. Adds a good rumble, but also not too loud as to piss off the neighbors. IMO the "can" on the Akro looks better than OEM, but I prefer the OEM headers. Just a minor matter of opinion. I will say that you will see more benefit from the ECU flash than you will from the exhaust so I would recommend having the ECU done regardless.
  11. Now that you brought it to my attention, I can't take my eyes off of it.... terrible
  12. Sorry to see that you are having trouble offloading the part... glad to see nobody has really needed it. Do you have this listed on the FZ-09/MT-09 forum too? Not sure if its the same part # but I would assume those guys are more abusive with their bikes.
  13. Unless that has changed... B mode is the same power and redline. Only difference is throttle mapping so that it takes more wrist to get the same amount of fueling. Another forum member and I tested this via numerous drag races on a closed course ;-). No matter the mode the result and speed was basically the same. This was with 2 '15 FJ-09's.
  14. @Salish900 its all good... next step is to look into risers if having them in that position doesn't work for you.
  15. The pictures are from different angles. @texscottyd's picture is from the front looking toward the rider and @perolaforss is from the rider's position looking forward. The risers are facing opposite directions. To answer your question, if you want the bars closer to the rider, the angle on the risers should be facing the rider position. The top clamp is irrelevant.
  16. @betoneythat bronze color with the red FJ would look sweet.
  17. Welcome! Have fun with the new bike.
  18. duhs10

    BMW F900XR

    If you plan to replace the Tracer with a Vulcan 900 I think you will be disappointed. If adding the Vulcan as a 2nd bike, then probably ok.
  19. Hell, just about any modern chain can make it 5k miles with no maintenance lol.... I do not recommend attempting this.
  20. Sounds like valves or timing chain to me (non-professional opinion). FWIW.... I had the CCT replaced under the TSB that was sent out (never actually a recall) and it only lasted a couple months before the cam chain noise was back. I installed the manual tensioner 2-ish years ago and haven't heard it since. Might want to give it a try. I didn't realize how much noise the timing chain was actually making until I did the replacement.
  21. This sounds like the TCS is still active... I know you said you tried it with it the TCS off... but what you are describing is exactly how the bike acts with TCS on.
  22. I have my Puig clip on deflector in the highest and closest position in relation to the windscreen. This put the bottom of the deflector almost in line with the top of the windscreen. I noticed more of a difference when adjusting the height as opposed to adjusting how far in front of the screen the deflector was and the angle of the deflector (as you can see mine is set parallel to the windscreen). For reference I am just under 6ft with a 32in inseam.
  23. Ouch every 2 weeks! I kinda feel your pain though... I work 5 on 4 off. 930pm-630am. Although my shift is consistent, I have kids that wake up at 8am.. so I'm constantly switching my sleep pattern on my off days.
  24. Man... I guess I need to go ride a MT07 (been interested on them for a while as a 2nd bike)... I've always thought my FJ-09 (Tracer) was one of the hardest accelerating bikes I've owned... especially 0-60mph... If you haven't already, try keeping it in A-mode. As far as being able to wheelie... my '15 FJ will lift the wheel in first and second easily.
  25. If Google translate worked... I think you said you are experiencing some black smoke out of your exhaust... Black smoke usually indicates a "rich" condition (too much fuel). Any check engine lights? Have you had the ECU tuned?