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  1. Yes, just spray from close up, or onto a cloth and wipe on if you want. I blot off some big drips from fixings, as it does leave marks on plastic if you leave them. Stay away from brakes and if you use it on the exhaust (on the header nuts for example), be prepared for smoke for a few minutes after starting the engine.
  2. @maximNikenGT, have you ever used these? Strip each wire, push into the connector from opposite ends then just use a hot air gun. The ends shrink seal, make the connection waterproof and hold the wires. The low temperature solder inside makes the electrical connection. I use a variable temperature hot air gun: low temp to shrink seal, then wack up the temperature for the soldering. I also use a curved blade on the end of the heat gun to protect anything behind. I much prefer them to conventional soldering, where I’ve had problems getting solder to run properly. Kuject 120PCS Solder Seal Wire Connectors, Self-Solder Heat Shrink Butt Connector Solder Sleeve Waterproof Insulated Electrical Butt Splice Wire Terminals for Marine Automotive Boat Truck Wire Joint: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools Free delivery and returns on all eligible orders. Shop Kuject 120PCS Solder...
  3. The Tracer has always felt like a light bike to me: quick steering, low mass, part hooligan. Try taking off the windshield, hand guards, luggage racks etc and I think you’ll feel different about the Tracer. I’m always surprised how different the bike feels with the very short screen I use in summer. The temptation is to add weight/screens/satnavs/engine guards/panniers/coffee holders and use the bike for long mileage rides, but the Tracer is equally good at being stripped down and flung around. My perspective may be skewed as my riding buddies are all into BMWs, Triumph Tigers, FJRs etc, so mine is definitely the lightweight amongst those, but worth trying the above before you decide to sell.
  4. If you raise the front wheel and either remove the calipers or remove the brake pads, the wheel should spin freely. If it is reluctant to spin then I think you’ll have to remove one of the new bearings and swap the spacer around.
  5. Welcome to the forum @Bob K. I’ve deleted the member pin on the map that you reported so go ahead and make a new one.
  6. Any reason for the crossed brake lines @texscottyd ? They look like they would more naturally fit the clamps if the lines were parallel to each other.
  7. That’s another tool I’ve just bought, that I didn’t previously know I needed.
  8. That’s a good solution. I’d be tempted to fit cargo tie downs on that bolt, to help lash anything onto the back seat as you’ve lost the rails. It could be a simple loop or something like this (but the right size of course).
  9. I’ve been stopped multiple times in cars and bikes in the UK. On the bike: engine off, onto side stand, off the bike and helmet off, look contrite. I’ve never had any form of ticket, even when caught doing 60 in a 30 limit. Talk about bikes, accept any lectures given, nod at their wise insights and it has always worked out. In the car: 32 in a 30, three points and a fine. 37 in a 30, speed awareness course. I always get done in the car, zero tolerance, but always get let off on the bike. Strange, but I guess it reflects the major volume of police work will be against cars.
  10. It’s always a shame to lose a forum member, but it was his choice to leave. Moderators try to keep a level playing field and I hope people think we get it right most of the time. Luckily, the vast majority of people on this forum keep it civil.
  11. Don’t post it if it is a copyright violation. The website owner could be held responsible if Yamaha decided to pursue it.
  12. @PaulS, a Kriega US20 is a good choice for this. Clips onto the rear seat easily, is waterproof, and you just unclip and take it into work with you. You’re just left with four aluminium hooks that hang at the sides of the seat. It’s my bag of choice when I work commute, but I don’t carry a laptop. I suspect you’d need the laptop in something like a neoprene cover for protection. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kriega-Drypack-US20-Tailpack-Version/dp/B07SQ8BJJZ
  13. I suspect your clutch cable just needs adjusting. Check first that you don’t have the original cable that came with the 2015 Tracer, it was upgraded to version 2, with a smoother bend near the lever. The original was prone to snapping. It reads as if you have viscous drag in the cold gearbox oil, which goes away when the oil warms up. Adjust the cable at the lever end and see if you can alter the symptom.
  14. Great idea (and nice reflection of you taking the picture).