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norcal616

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  • Birthday 11/27/1985

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  1. Makes sense- they already got the FJ-09 police bikes( got the extra length on swingarm)....
  2. Welcome @pgeldz... Nice to see that your loving the bike even after you have spent time on a built FZ-07R... Do you find that the FZ-07 and Tracer900 compliment each other?
  3. It's just an optional purchase and or service they provide... But yeah, nothing special, just a cosmetic look...
  4. That blue/golden hue is the " WORKS FINISH" ...
  5. @fddriver2, @Buggy Nate, @koth442 I do recall some odd behavior I now chalk it up to the kinked breather hose... * Didn't fire up as nicely before when cold, but when hot it fired up pretty close to before * Didn't hear the "airbox whine" but really noticed after unkinking the breather hose * Idle(when warmed up) felt like the bike had a little extra "thump" in it's thump *Heavier engine vibrations on clutch side- could have put my foot to sleep in time .
  6. To me when TCS kicks in on a straight(ish) line it feels like you ran over a strip of wet freshly painted line... When kinda leaned over ( stock suspension/stock tires in my case) it feels like you hit the "feedback warning" zone on the far edge before you go to far on your rear tire but your still a good inch from the edge of tire... It kinda annoys me a tiny tiny bit ( I'm riding the electronics not the old mechanical feeling of a bike) but experience tells me keep steady throttle and gently ride it out... I have had TCS kick in drag racing when using the launch Control, the front end comes up too high and the power( RPMs are 8k+) cuts in/out like a pretty fancy anti-turbo lag system it feels like...
  7. A Subaru Outback hauling a Subaru Outback parked at Outback Steakhouse
  8. And as an unexpected bonus, it lubed my swingarm, dog bone, brake pedal lever and center stand spring 😁...not that it was needed
  9. You are correct- during winter I took it to the dealership for a brake fluid job and new tires but that didn't happen- long story short the airbox breather hose was kinked after I looked into any further damages/why this happened. No wonder I thought I needed a TB synch when I pulled the bike out from winter hibernation, now it fires up like a charm, like it used to ... I have ridden the bike about 100miles prior to this happen but never rode as hard as the 200miles I did yesterday...
  10. It's a first for me...never seen this before or heard of it happening on the FJ-09 before... The entire ride home I was pretty convinced a "cir-clip" or snap ring popped out... Sure enough the parts book shows nothing...
  11. Yesterday I ruined my favorite riding boots, destroyed a set of rear brake pads and lost 1/4qt of oil... Hmmm yeah, totally effed up thing... For some reason the little rubber seal on the clutch arm link popped up enough to mist out oil 🤔... didn't notice till the oil light popped on and did a quick look and seen that my right foot was looking totally soaked vs the left boot which was totally dry... Luckily I was able to push the rubber seal down, add some oil( gas station didn't have MC oil but had plenty of diesel oil(non energy saving kind)...rode 200 miles home with no rear brake 😒( it's really annoying to use the front brake, it's not my preferred choice due to MX background), soaked right boot in oil... When I got home I hit the car wash bays and degreased the bottom half of the bike about 5times... Got home, stole the rear brake pads off my FZ-07 and then I took a flame torch to the rear rotor to get it hot enough to bake off the oil traces left behind... Took it out for a brake check and sure enough I can easily trip the ABS as I did before... Now I just gotta go to the Army Surplus store for new riding boots...
  12. Seat Concepts is my vote... Keeps me just planted near the tank enough without putting getting "fruit" smashed against the tank... But I understand it's the nature of the beast as the FJ/Tracer is 93.63% sport bike under is skin...
  13. The more you ride the bike- the more of a "6th sense" you develop on how empty the gas tank is to miles racked up 😎... I'm usually ready to start looking for a gas pump at 180miles normally...
  14. I actually put the suspension back to OEM settings and just raised the forks up to approx 15mm( before it was 7mm(?) with preload crank down for example) ... Much better handling, front stays down better under drag racing conditions... I'm finding these settings are working much better(better planted feeling) when the RPMs are above 5k vs the old settings I had I used these settings: I'm 180# suited up R6shifter Blog : YAMAHA MT09 Tracer (Tracer900) - Fun Factor vs Rider Customization ...
  15. It's just right... But in my defense I skip 1st gear and the 15T keeps the RPMs up a tad thru the gears as the motor loves to be above 4.5k RPMs why? It's not a diesel engine 😅
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