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  1. Thanks for that, I had a pair in my "extras" trunk and took a quick look at them for fittment but went with the KTM handguards. I might take a look again for shits and grins. Gotta get my wifes bike back together first and do the valve clearances on my FJ before I get further side tracked by other non necessary tasks. Cheers
  2. Hey are those hand guards from a V-Strom and if so which one and how much fettling was required to get them to fit. Cheers
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    Nikken GT

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-street-cruisers-choppers/city-of-toronto/2019-yamaha-niken-gt-fo-nikengt-no-payments-for-1-year/1395864151?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true $21,763 plus HST and license
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    Loobman Installation

    Good to hear Kimmie, I will probably go the chainsaw blade oil route myself once I get the delivery line routing figured out. The original Loobman(squeeze bottle) that I used previously had a single loop, or at least my installations did and it worked great but the new style recommends a dual loop which has been a tad difficult to obtain with such a short run so I intend to lose the upper loop and try that and see if I get better delivery. In regards to your delivery issue, I had this problem on my wifes GS500 and I had to remove the line from the head and recut so it was not on any sort of angle to the line, as 90 degree to the line as possible then reclamp the head and put in new delivery tiewraps and it worked a charm again until some asshat walked by and yanked the bottle off the bike braking the bottle mounting bracket and dislodging the line and head from the swing arm mounting bracket I had manufactured, but not to dispair as I had a reserve kit at home which was installed and still doing active duty. I always have a reserve kit or two on the shelf. Cheers
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    FJ-09 Photo Thread

    That was one seriously stellar piece of machinery, I had a GS1100E that I racked up 56,000 kms on without a single bit of drama, didn't burn any oil and could run really hard all day long day after day. Sure hope my FJ can live up to that bikes reputation.
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    Loobman Installation

    Nice job Kimmie, having the facilities to fabricate opens up the options for the install. Keep us updated on your usage, pros and cons. I have one mounted on my FJ and found out it is very finicky on the type of oil used. With my old style Loobman(squeeze bottle) that I had mounted to my DL1000, DR650 and my wifes GS500 and I could run just about anything through it and had the best results with 85-90 weight gear oil but this newer style prefers a much thinner oil so I use 0-20 engine oil. This is the 5th bike I have mounted a Loobman too with the desired results, a well lubed chain with minimal effort and extended chain life. I got almost 50K kms from the chain on my DL1000 and 34K of those kilometers was dragging a chair along. Cheers
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    FJ-09 windshield options

    Received another update today from PUIG, much to my surprise, and they informed me that the ERS system will be available for the MT-09 Tracer before the end of the year. Better than no release date. Cheers Well I figured I would poke the bear and see what the status was for the ERS mechanism and the response mirrored last springs response so I am not holding out much hope of actually seeing one of these units on my bike.....so sad. Cheers
  8. If you're going to be draining the fuel why not pull the fuel pump and then just shake the tank around until the piece comes out the hole or at least until it is close enough to the opening to get your fingers in to grab it cause fishing blindly with a solid object through the fuel inlet has the potential to poke that very expensive fuel pump or one of its associated parts. Cheers
  9. Here Here! I have always had a dirt bike and a trials bike for play purposes until recently. Street riding happens more naturally if you come from a dirt riding background. You tend to to not panic as much when things get out of sorts. When the back end breaks away you get that big ear to ear grin power it on and ride it through. Cheers
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    When to get a wiring block?

    Hey Okie sorry for the delay; When I went to install the Eastern Beaver harness with the fuse panel(FP) I found that the portion of the harness that ran from the relay to the FP or the section from the battery terminal was going to be too short. If I had known, personally, I would have had them increase the section from the relay to the FP by 3" to 4". I hope the attached photos give you a better idea of where I am coming from. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers
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    When to get a wiring block?

    Hey Okie, sorry but I did not get near my bike on my last days off due to overdue vehicle repairs which swamped me but I will make an effort to get the photos you requested on this series of days off. Cheers
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    Givi rack strengthening bracket

    I have the same set up on mine and is has been problem free so far and don't recollect hearing of any major issues. Not sure it can be considered an issue unless multiple mounts are found to be defective or causing a defect. Cheers
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    Givi rack strengthening bracket

    Can you add a photo of this rack cause I have the Givi topbox brackets and they are steel and not sure even with chronic overloading they would crack. Cheers
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    When to get a wiring block?

    Tinker could you talk a bit more about the adjustments you had to make and possibly give us a look at where you installed the PC8? Interested in this as I think the PC8 is the one I want to go with for my own bike. OK but will have to get a moment to open it up so be patient. I knew I should have taken pictures at the time I was doing the work. Cheers
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    When to get a wiring block?

    Try this one, and go to the PC-8 kits. Really great quality equipment! http://easternbeaver.com/Main/main.html I have the Eastern Beaver fuse panel along with there relay harness. If you go this route tell them to extend the battery connection wires on the FJ/Tracer specific harness by 2 to 3 inches as mine was short and I had to do some "adjustments" to get it to fit. I have one of his fuse panels on the FJ, my Guzzi, my DL1000 and my wife's GS500.... I'm sure you get the picture. Cheers
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