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  1. I hit reserve with about 3.6 (correction about 3.8-3.9 indicated) indicated gallons being used, but I can put in ~4.0 at the pump (the gauge is optimistic). So reserve comes on after about 4 gallons used from a completely full tank. It's a 4.8 gal tank. Whether or not it holds a full 4.8 is another story.
  2. Coming from an FZ-09 (MT-09), I can tell you that while they share many components, they ride and feel quite a bit different. The GT is a different bike from the FJ, and handling idiosyncrasies are absolutely going to be affected by completely different suspension and swingarm. Sorry if it offends, but one person on a different bike claiming to have no issues has no statistical significance to the many who claim to have the issue on the GT. If by something wrong, you mean the chassis just isn't inherently stable, then sure. It's really not a huge concern. A decade of roadracing taught me that even the most minor changes can drastically change how a bike handles. A simple gearing change affects handling...on the same bike. That's why comparing different bikes is invalid. It could be something as simple as some riders sitting farther forward/backward on the seat which may explain why some report it and some don't.
  3. Doubt it. Mine has done it since brand new.
  4. I used the factory yamaha top rack, and mounted my Givi monolock top case to it. I had to drill a few holes. No pics right now, but I'll see if I can get some.
  5. I just mounted mine to the plastic under the headlights. It already has holes. I just backed the bolt with a large fender washer.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. +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.
  12. Regular tie-downs looped on the hand grips, but not super super tight, and another set from the passenger pegs rearward.
  13. Mounted mine to the chin fairing plastic. I utilized existing holes. They're not going anywhere.
  14. 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.
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