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  1. I expect it would work. I don't speak from direct experience, but by induction ... The 2018 Tracer 900 GT comes with a side case stay (or perhaps aka "mounting bracket") attached to the passenger foot peg bracket. I removed the whole thing (those passenger foot pegs crowded my heels), purchased and installed the older model FJ-09 side case stays. These work perfectly with the T900GT frame and side cases. I infer that all the dimensions must pretty well match. Either that or it is a coincidence of cancelling mismatches. This all assumes that the side case hooks mounting onto the frame itself is dimensioned the same, which I believe it is. I would go further and suggest that you should be able to put the obnoxious T900GT passenger foot pegs onto the FJ-09, if you like crowded heels! or if your pillion wants more leg room. So I think you could use the T900GT side cases, using EITHER the FJ-09 side case stay OR the T900GT passenger foot pegs with side case stay. I had a post "Tracer 900 GT foot pegs" a year or so ago describing this with some pictures.
  2. Thank you for running the forum! It's friendly, informative and useful. I don't post all that often, but I check it out almost every day.
  3. Obviously this cannot happen very soon what with SARS-COV-2 and us all locked in our houses and all, but hey guys, I am disappointed we're not finding anyone in San Diego! Having lived in San Diego in the distant past doesn't really help!
  4. When I was in high school I had an old Mercury Lynx I named Liz, and the name stuck when I left it with my brother. Liz was an important vehicle to me. First taste of freedom. In college, I had an old silver Datsun 210 station wagon I called the Fish, for reasons I don't exactly recall except the color reminded me a fish scales. It had a Humboldt State University sticker from a prior owner. Some of my college friends called it "the HSU". Maybe it had a fishing related sticker as well. We named my dad's Nissan Stanza Stan, because, well, Stanza. My mom's car had a name I don't recall. At this point it started to feel forced. Liz holds a special place in my heart, but I've not named a vehicle since college.
  5. Anyone in San Diego up to get together for a day ride? Where? Depends on where ya'll are. I'd suggest either a Sunrise Highway loop or Mt Palomar. Either is good for me. I could be up for lunch in Palm Desert with a run down and up SR74. I'm in Scripps Ranch (near Poway).
  6. I see! http://www.dzell.net/98/?idx=172 I still think I'd prefer the looks of the Denali though (https://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-drl-daytime-running-light-with-waterproof-flush-mounting-kit-amber-or-white).
  7. I believe that these DZELL lights fit the old FJ-09 hand guards, but not the new Tracer 9000 GT.
  8. Glad all is not-too-bad. I'm curious, what was the approximate speed of the get off? Moto accidents seem awfully arbitrary in the penalty points. From down at 65mph on the freeway and walk away, to down at 10mph in a parking lot and break some bones and suffer long term concussion symptoms. As long as you don't puncture a lung, rib breaks are mighty painful but with excellent recovery prognosis.
  9. Yes. I got a late start at this. I picked up my first bike (CB500x) on my 46th birthday, about 4.5 years ago. I got the T900GT in December 2018 after a little more than 3 years of riding. I've done about 45,000 miles in that time. I find I'm obsessed. Where I used to fly from San Diego to San Jose for work meetings, I now ride there and back, with one direction being a two day Saturday and Sunday explore (the other direction is the less fun mid-week I-5). Every time I take any trip, I am thinking about how to add a bike explore. Visiting an office in Germany for work, weekend in the Alps. Conference in Florida, ride there from New Orleans. If my wife leaves town, my first thought is "where can I ride while she's done?" I read this very forum obsessively, although generally lurking quietly. It's not all of my fun by any means, and indeed my best friends don't even ride (or not much) since I picked this up only recently. But it is always on my mind, how to make a bike experience out of anything I have going on.
  10. I mostly lurk, rarely post unless I have a real question, some maybe useful information to share, and maybe a ride report. But I check out the forum just about everyday. It's my daily bike fix if I don't ride. The forum is great!
  11. Yep, details with some measurements: https://www.tracer900.net/topic/5954-tracer-900-gt-foot-pegs/ Actually, I still don't have rear foot pegs, just the FJ-09 sidecase stays so I can use the sidecases. It's worked great for me. I think if I added the FJ-09 passenger foot pegs themselves I would again feel a little cramped in the heels (but better than stock of course).
  12. Yes, I've a friend who has used it a couple of times because he doesn't have a bike. The most recent time, he rented a Suzuki VStrom 1000. It suffered a presumed thermostat failure and overheated, cutting his trip short. He rented a pickup and drove it home. RidersShare did cover all the costs. RidersShare would not support a point-to-point venture, since you have to return it to the owner. But what I'm looking for is, for example, how do I get my bike to Vancouver BC so I can take a week and ride it back to San Diego. Of course I would rather take two weeks and ride up and then down, but sometimes time is the constraint.
  13. Just curious at this point, building knowledge for future possibilities ... Has anyone used a motorcycle shipping service? This could help to create a good one way multi-day ride, getting further from home than an out-n-back or loop in the same amount of time. I've found it convenient to do point-to-point with EagleRider rentals a couple of times; never done it with my own bike. Are there good ones out there? How'd it work out? It would seem much easier to (a) ride away from home and ship it back home, than (b) ship it away from home and ride it back home. With (b) timing the shipping arrival is critical and/or some shipping-destination storage is necessary. With (a) as long as you can conveniently drop it off at your distant destination, the precise shipping-arrival back at your house is less critical. Have people tried both ways?
  14. Yes :). If I'd had my way I'd have been on a 4 cylinder FJR1300. The BMW was refined. It wasn't as lusty as the Tracer900GT.
  15. First of all, this thread exemplifies why I love this forum. I don't think I'd ever have thought to grind down a cheap socket for this! In my case, I mounted it on a drill and used a file (with an extra pair of hands) to get the job done. The stem is currently secure, but ... I don't see a way to tighten this where the mirror meets the stem in the ball/socket joint. The loctite idea (@fjrpittsburgh) might work, but first - did the warranty play work out?