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Suu Kyi

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    Perth Western Australia
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    2019 Tracer 900 GT

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  1. I use the two genuine Yamaha bags from my previous FJR, perfect fit and high quality, albeit a tad expensive. I try and stay with genuine OEM whenever possible.
  2. Hi Doehle, I spent quite a bit on OEM accessories soon after I got the bike in June last year. I try and stick with OEM as find they're better quality and fit. Not saying aftermarket items are of poor quality but prefer OEM. So; starting from the front, Touring Screen (big improvement), Radiator guard (must have), Engine sliders (hopefully will never need them), Top Case (essential for touring), Denali Sound Bomb Mini (only aftermarket item, lower tone, works well). Tried FJR pegs with the rubber on top but they stuck out too far so have gone back to the original.
  3. I had the genuine Yamaha Touring Screen fitted soon after I got the bike delivered. Improvement on the stock screen, some buffeting when following other vehicles, particularly large trucks etc but relatively quiet when riding through clean air (not behind another vehicle). Very happy with it.
  4. Strange how many go from the FJR to the Tracer GT. I also did this last year after having the FJR for around 12 months and 18k kms. Was sad to part with it but decided to do so due mainly to the weight at around 300 kgs compared to the Tracer's 237 kgs. Absolutely loved the FJR in every way, smooth, comfortable and excellent wind protection. I'm 5ft 7ins and weigh 70kgs so the FJR was a bit of a challenge, especially when I dropped it halfway through a slow turn. Absolutely no regrets moving to the Tracer GT. Smooth and comfortable enough with all the features of the FJR. Not as good in the wind protection department but life is a compromise.
  5. Cool thanks, makes sense, appreciate your prompt response.
  6. Hi Mingo, noticed in your photo that you have your bike on the centre stand which is then on a dolly/trolley. This would allow manoeuvrability etc. The bit I'm curious about is how do you drive your bike's front wheel over it in the first instance, are the dolly wheels locked, is the belly of the dolly on the ground when you ride over and then raised before the centre stand is lowered etc. Also; where can you get these from and how much do they cost? Can I get one in Australia? Thanks.
  7. Had an interesting experience this morning, bike started and rode ok but no indicators or hazard lights, everything else seemed to be working ok, including the headlights and high beam, couldn't check the tail or brake lights. Couldn't do much while on the move so waited until I pulled up at the traffic lights. Turned the engine off and turned the ignition back on; that's when I discovered that the key was not turned all the way to the right when I last turned on the ignition, legacy of fiddling with a gloved hand. Probably means that power was not being transmitted to all sources. Interesting and something to always keep in mind, turn it on all the way before putting gloves on as the key position can be a bit fiddly.
  8. No worries, take it easy and enjoy your ride and the great company on this forum.............
  9. Hi Dazz, no offence taken. My forum name Suu Kyi is after the Burmese Democracy Icon and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. You see I am originally from Myanmar, migrated here in 1969 but I have always respected Suu Kyi for her tenacity, hence my forum name. The registration plate on my Tracer also bears her name. All good and thanks for your clarification. Cheers, Michael.
  10. Hi Dazz, pardon my ignorance but I'm unsure what you mean by "handle" so can you please explain. Reading Wordsmith's comments on the same subject hasn't made me any wiser. Not keen to arrive at my own conclusion as I'll probably get it wrong and embarrass myself Look forward to being enlightened.
  11. Hi, I used to be 5ft 7.5 inches but lost half an inch due to gravity along the way. When I was looking to buy the Tracer last year I could just flat foot with the lower seat position but would've preferred being slightly lower to aid in comfort, safety and manoeuvrability. The dealer set up the demo bike with the OEM lowering kit (dog bones as you put it) for me to try, this included lowering the front forks as well. Yes, made a big difference but also introduced another problem; it made it difficult to hoist onto the centre stand as the bike was now lower so less leverage and more lifting required, due to the centre stand being closer to the ground. Bike also stood more upright on the side stand as that was also lower to the ground but not so much of an issue as the centre stand. Weighing it all up I decided not to have the bike lowered as it wasn't that much of an issue for me. You could go for the optional lower (thinner) seat. I also tried that on my previous bike (FJR 1300) where the dealer shaved off some of the padding but that also created another problem; I ended up with my knackers being pushed into the tank so he gave me a new seat which he ripped off a new bike on the floor. I have nothing but praise for Aurelio at 5 Star Yamaha in Hamilton Hill, Perth Western Australia, highly recommended for their service and friendliness. In summary; most modifications come with a trade-off and difficult to recommend as it's rarely one size fits all. In your case the more challenging centre stand lift may not work so maybe the OEM lower seat.
  12. Hi, I installed the genuine Yamaha item, reasonably priced and very well made. Can see it in the attached photo I took of the Denali Mini Sound Bomb recently.
  13. Hi Steve, I fitted one back in September last year, very easy plug & play, didn't need any modifications. Very pleased with the result as you'll see on my previous post below. I have a thing with horns doing what they are meant to do so also upgraded the horn on my car (Mitsubishi Pajero) with a Stebel Nautilus air-horn which I originally bought for a previous bike but proved too big so has been sitting in my workshop, works a treat on the 4WD. Happy isolation, same situation here in Perth Western Australia, make the best of it. Cheers, Michael
  14. I haven't tried the lower seat but have tried the Yamaha lowering kit and yes it did lower the bike noticeably as the front forks are also lowered to keep the bike level. On the downside it made it harder to hoist the bike onto the centre-stand, remembering that the bike being lower you have further to lift and also the angle of the stand has been altered. In terms of height; in standard form I can only just flat-foot so wasn't really an issue for me but being harder to get onto the centre-stand was so didn't have the lowering kit installed on the new bike. I find the standard seat quite comfortable actually so no need to change.