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  1. I just mounted mine to the plastic under the headlights. It already has holes. I just backed the bolt with a large fender washer.
  2. It has different forks and shock too, no? Thought it did - fully adjustable vs only partially... Regardless, a 2" longer swingarm is a massive change to any chassis.
  3. You have an FJ though, not a Tracer, if I'm reading your signature correctly... this is a Tracer thread. The chassis was changed a fair amount, and if a slightly worn tire, or pressure off by a mere couple pounds makes that big of a difference in the stability of the bike, then yes I would absolutely say the chassis has a fundamental imbalance to it. But before people get their egos hurt, it's OK - many many bikes have similar imbalances. You have to work around them.
  4. Based on what? Ideally you want about a 4psi increase from cold to hot pressures, but that's running at pace. On the street, it absolutely will hurt your warm-up by running too high a pressure (I phrased that incorrectly above). You're absolutely wrong about the carcass flex - pressure plays a very important role in how the carcass performs, and you contradict yourself in the last sentence.
  5. Yeah, 42 is pretty high for a front tire. Riding at 42psi for a very long time over multiple bikes still doesn't make it any more right. A higher pressure prevents the carcass from flexing as designed, which reduces grip and warm-up time. But yes, you might get better mileage out of the tire, so there's that. I err on the side of performance, personally. I usually run low-30s, even 30psi in the winter. I did get cupping on my PR4s (on my previous FZ09), but they also lasted about 20,000 mi at these pressures.
  6. I too have the wobble. All stock, tires, chain, suspension all set appropriately. I think it's a fundamental chassis imbalance - it's not super stable under decel.
  7. +1 that the GT's TC is lame. In normal riding, TC1 seems fine, but that fact that it doesn't allow wheelies at all is stupid. I turn it off quite a bit just to have a little fun. Ducati's TC is pretty phenomenal (as is BMW's on the S1000RR). The GT doesn't need a full IMU-based setup, but c'mon give us on-the-fly adjustable, and maybe 3-5 modes.
  8. Regular tie-downs looped on the hand grips, but not super super tight, and another set from the passenger pegs rearward.
  9. Mounted mine to the chin fairing plastic. I utilized existing holes. They're not going anywhere.
  10. I just replaced the 2A fuse with a 10A fuse. The wiring gauge is sufficient for a much larger load than 24W/2A. I run a pair of 3000lm fog lights with the accessory circuit - they are 60W/5A.
  11. I'm getting a pretty decent buzz through the bars at around 4k RPM. It's enough (or just the right frequency) to make my hand go numb after a while. I had a FZ-09 prior to the Tracer and didn't have the issue. I could remove the handguards and install regular bar-end weights, but I'd prefer to keep the handguards. Anyone have ideas on other solutions?
  12. It was actually 24,000 miles, but the front was in pretty bad shape at that point and I should have replaced both well before that (not fully bald, but definitely past the wear bars). Michelin PR4s, on a FZ09 (a fairly light bike). I put 20k miles per year on my bike, literally nothing but freeway commuting year round. I got about 14,000 on the stock tires on that bike. The GT is heavier, so I doubt I'll get anywhere near those numbers.
  13. They're not bad, not great. I'll be swapping to some PR5s once they wear out. I had PR4s on my FZ09, and they're a phenomenal street tire. Excellent grip in the cold rain, and more than enough dry grip. Longevity was insane too - I got over 20,000 miles on a set.
  14. It's based on the duty cycles of the injectors. It's a fairly precise measurement, but over time some variance is introduced. My gallons-used gauge reads 3.8, and I end up putting in 4.0 (reading from the gas pump). So a bit over 5% optimistic. This affects the Avg MPG reading in the same way. So while there is a margin of error to be expected w/ the bike, there's also a margin of error to be expected from the gas pump itself. I'd bet my lunch money that most pumps are calibrated to read ever so slightly on the high side (in favor of the gas station, but within tolerance).
  15. Granted I'm just commuting, but over 200mi is no problem. I do almost exactly 100 miles per day commuting, and I fill up every other day with 199 on the clock. One bar on the gas gauge remaining.
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