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About gv550

  • Birthday 11/30/1955

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    Listowel, Ontario
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    2019 Tracer GT

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  1. I've updated my ad with lower prices. Thanks for looking.
  2. I’m enroute to AZ now. I have the lids and manual with me and hope to sell them over the winter but will bring them north in April if you want. Email gardar@wightman .ca to discuss further.
  3. Traded my GT in august, it’s for sale at Stratford Cycle in case anyone is looking. Great bike and lots of fun but fed up with chain drive. Accessories listed in the for sale section.
  4. Still closed as of last week when I rode by.
  5. They will not, unless you also use rear footpeg mounts from 2015-17.
  6. The Tracer has the top saddle bag mounts moulded into the rear bodywork. You still need to buy the lower mounting brackets. Stock FJR panniers and city bags will then fit directly on.
  7. I agree completely, my DCT after 6000 kms of wrist-pain-free riding.
  8. I have hand and wrist issues as well (arthritis) and recently traded my Tracer for a DCT. During the negotiations with the Honda dealer I offered my bike with or without my accessories and asked him to quote me a price both ways. The quotes were identical, no allowance for my accessories. So I removed my carefully selected and meticulously installed bits and did the deal, parts are listed in the for sale section. All the best to OP with surgery and possibly bike trade.
  9. Mostly Tracer accessories, some will fit other models FZ, FJ, XSR 900. Specific to Tracer....... Yamaha luggage rack/trunk mount SOLD California Scientific medium windscreen $140 Yamaha factory service manual $70 Fits Tracer and other models ....... Yamaha brake pad set, new never opened $75 Chinese rubber top driver footpegs SOLD Givi BF23 tank bag ring $10 Tusk bar risers 25mm $10 Cycle Guys Fastpack rear seat luggage pack $15 Yamaha FJR saddlebag lids, with hinges and latches SOLD Fits FJ, FZ, XSR, Yamaha chain and sprocket kit, 110 links, 16t, 45t $175 - chain 94582-31110, sprocket 5ps-17460-00, sprocket 1rc-25445-00 All prices in USA dollars excluding shipping. I plan to be in Arizona Nov 1 to April 1 so shipping from USA until April. For Canadian buyers I will carry items to Canada in the spring and ship then to avoid duty and broker fees.
  10. I have the little plastic tool pouch under the seat, it has the helmet lock cable and one 12&14 open end wrench in it. Is there supposed to be any other tools in the pouch? I do have the Allen key, screwdriver bit and handle attached to the seat.
  11. I use the Givi xs308, 20 litres, it has over 150k of use and has stood up well. I just snap it onto whatever bike I'm riding and have my essentials with me, a few pair of gloves, suspension adjusting tools, tire repair, ear plugs, extra glasses, kick stand foot, multimeter, map, and room left to store my jacket liner. It is sturdy enough to lean down on if I want to tuck in behind the windshield.
  12. Yes, but only when it is closed. 😁
  13. +1 on placing the shim in the valve keeper and making sure it is seated, and no magnet when installing the bucket. My dealer doesn't stock Yamaha shims, only had the Hot Cams kit and I found them to be slightly larger than OEM and it took more effort to install them as they easily get cocked a bit crooked in the keeper. I expect they would eventually settle into place with the engine running but maybe not when cranking the engine over a few times to verify the clearances. Also, in the photo earlier in this thread shows the shim in the bucket with the number exposed (toward the valve). The shim should be installed in the keeper with the number up, touching the bucket. It not likely makes any difference in performance but the valve stem is smaller than the spotface in the bucket and may wear away the number.
  14. I just completed a valve clearance check and adjustment on my 9 month old GT, well before the recommended 42k. All intake valves were within spec, .14, .16, .16, .16, .15 and .14 mm clearances, spec is .11 to .20 mm. All 6 exhaust valves were tight, .15, .20, .18, .20, .20, .20 mm clearances, spec is .26 to .30 mm. Swapped one shim and bought 5 new ones to end up with .28 to .30 so should be good to go for a while. I'll likely check them again in 20,000 kms, sure not comfortable letting them go to 42k. I combined this job with a chain replacement and steering bearing service, having the front wheel and forks out of the way sure makes this easy.
  15. I'm fuelled and heading out shortly, even washed my bike for the occasion!