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  1. I tightened a couple of bolts, lubed the chain, aired up the tires and put gas in it. Then I rode it... for a long time. First time I've been out on it in months. Still generates a silly grin.
  2. Glad you're ok after that. I have an extra front fender if you want it. It has some small paint blemishes (defective factory finish), but not real noticeable. Yamaha replaced mine under warranty.
  3. You don't need a front stand. Use the center stand and put something heavy on the rear rack (if you have one) to lift the front.
  4. That looks identical to the one I installed on my '15 FJ. Works with the center stand.
  5. I bought the bars from Babbitts. Part #B1J-26111-00-00. I just transferred all of the old stuff onto the new bars. Used the old FJ bar guards.
  6. I installed GT bars on my FJ not long ago. There's not enough of an improvement to make it worthwhile. That said, everything went back on, including the stock 'hand guards' without issue. I did have to drill one locating hole to accommodate the right switch gear.
  7. This is my solution for hot weather. The Frogg Toggs pack small, are waterproof and breath well. Several years ago I did a loop around Lake Superior. Rain every day. The Frogg Toggs with my mesh gear underneath kept me comfortable and dry. They look kind of goofy, but work well. Cheap too! For cooler weather, my Aerostitch Darien gear is called into service.
  8. Agree with dfriz. Nothing about the motor or frame has changed between the FJ and the Tracer. Swing-arm a little longer, but that should not have any effect. I think you can be fairly confident that it will go on your Tracer without a problem. BTW, I have that exhaust on my FJ and love it!
  9. Sorry for the "performance award". 🙁 I go to the area usually twice a year. Stopped doing the Dragon years ago because of the shear number of bad riders and cops. There are so many great alternatives to the Dragon, and knowing that the cops are busy there, I can ride most of them without worrying about being ticketed or having to deal with incompetent riders.
  10. I used a dental pick to gently pry off those push-retainers. Same ones used on my FJ-09
  11. I use Plexus with a microfiber cloth. Both on the visor and windshield. Keep a can in the top box.
  12. As there are 2 holes, one on either side of the engine, I'm wondering if they were provided as frame attachment points for a yet unannounced ADV bike. Hmmm...
  13. Was on my way to Daytona from DeLand on 92 yesterday and spied a familiar headlight design approaching from the rear. First FJ I've seen in my area. Blue with hard aftermarket side cases. Member here?
  14. Ah. I guess I didn't catch that you wanted to apply the decals to a new piece. Still, with enough masking tape surrounding the graphic and using the proper plastic blade, chances of damaging the original panel are minimal.