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Everything posted by bugie

  1. Looks like it's a rubber stop for the seat. Take the seat off and take a look as there is more than one
  2. You can't really compare the GS to the Tracer GT as it isn't a sport tourer by a long shot. You need to be looking at the S1000XR which is also cheaper than a GS
  3. @betoney - Generally fairly agressive street riding. I do touring but on a daily basis it's more about sporty riding. My current plan is to sort out the front and leave the rear to another day (just because my understanding (potentially mistaken) is that it isn't so problematic rather than due to finances)
  4. Yeah i'm at a similar weight to you too. Did you go for a 9.0 or 9.5nm spring? And did you just do the front, or, did you also do the back too? If so, what did you do to the back? Option 2 would involve removing the stock fork internals and replacing the piston. I'll be pairing this with stiffer springs. The stock adjuster and cartridge can be used. Will need to check if the valving and shim stack can be altered so thanks for that.
  5. So i'm planning on getting my front suspension upgraded with K-Tech components and am in a toss up between: Springs only Springs and piston kit whereby they just use the OEM fork cartridges and replace the OEM pistons getting new fork cartridges and a spring Would be keen on hearing people's first hand opinions based on their experiences with the above
  6. If you switch to b mode at those speeds you'll find it a lot less lurchy. A mode really doesn't like cruising at that speed
  7. On some roads TC just lights up the dash like a Christmas tree so you have no choice but to turn it off.
  8. I don't think the quickshifter makes any difference during overtaking (other than letting you be a little lazy, however, you quickly start to love it when you are banked over coming onto full throttle as you exit a turn and are able to tap the gear lever and almost instantly change the gear.
  9. Yeah i have the same opinion. To be honest even when shifting manually under hard acceleration the gears feel smoother the higher up you go
  10. also changing into 4th, 5th and 6th is noticably smoother than 2nd and 3rd
  11. Finding neutral when shifting from 1st to 2nd is something that can happen (on any bike), as can finding a false neutral between any gears so i wouldn't be too concerned at a once off. If the bike is under heavy acceleration between 1st and 2nd you need a sure foot when changing gear. Monitor the situation and check if it is happening only when high revs (if so try being more assertive with the gear change). If it is happening often then you should get it checked.
  12. The anti-glare should have still been crystal clear to read, That pic is with the screen protector covered in dust and dried rain particles
  13. I've been running their anti-glare screen. I live in the Mediterranean and this screen has been awesome. Completely removes the suns glare and still keeps the dash completely readable.
  14. Sorry I just realised i was mistaken @SortedGT
  15. That exhaust was for the pre-GT models.
  16. you could just put some carbon vinyl wrap over it and call it a modification
  17. The easiest place to start before dismantling the switch is by spraying a good amount of contact cleaner in there
  18. I think we need to separate the forum from FB. As already said there is a wealth of information, and, in general most people on this forum help each other and know each other digitally. The Tracer FB groups are just a wealth of useless pics and posts which contain no content or useful info. In between boasting there is the occasional joke. On the flipside, at least instagram has nice pics without the bullshit. My point being we don't need to make this a "more fun" place. The latest trend is that people are actually moving away for the reasons above
  19. I think adjusting the front suspension is more critical than the back to be honest. At 95kg I currently have the front at full preload and rear around midway. Am not at the correct sag but it's as close as I can get (iirc around 50cm)
  20. I think you'd know that is happening because it would push your foot up, and, you'll feel vibration through the boot much like you do with the foot peg. Also, the pic posted by @ChukMcChuk is on the opposite side of the centrestand lever 😜
  21. I have the same bike and the peg hits a lot earlier than the centrestand. I also weigh 95kg. As said earlier check your compression and preload. The bike might be sitting lower and bottoming up causing the centrestand to hit before the pegs
  22. I live in the Mediterranean (Malta). My bike is constantly at 89-95 degrees when moving fasst in summer, and the second you stop moving or hit traffic it hits 100 +. My fan also kicks in at 105 degrees so i think it is normal. The bike radiates a lot of heat meaning it isn't the most comfortable bike for hot climates
  23. @chesterburnet - I think that video is very flawed in what they consider. If you are talking about head on crashes than yes loud pipes won't save lives but if you consider scenarios where cars are about to pull out of stop signs or change lanes suddenly then loud pipes definitely do save lives. After installing my akra (and removing my baffle) i now see people actively looking for me in their mirrors when riding around town or filtering (same for motorways). Since installing it the number of near misses i have has decreased. This has been true for pretty much any bike i ride. And let's put it simply, if a driver hasn't seen you in his mirror (with your headlight on), then he probably doesn't know you're there unless he can hear you.
  24. Am running it on my GT. Looks better, offers good body protection but makes absolutely no difference in the height or amount of turbulence above the screen.