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  1. I have a 30" inseam and stock, the bike was too tall for me. I installed the Yamaha oem lowering links and the bike is now at the limit of what I'm comfortable with. I also lowered the forks by the same amount to keep the original geometry. If you do this, you should get a lowered side stand as well (hello Yamaha) as when you get on the lowered bike, the side stand being the original height, makes the bike want to pitch over. You should also adjust your preload, and even then, if you take a dip the wrong way, it'll drag the centerstand. A difficult problem to correct for the short legged, but otherwise my favorite bike ever.
  2. Fall has “fallen” in Texas. Loving this weather! New PR 4 GT’s and I went out to scrub em in today.
  3. I’m 5’9” which is about average. After my first ride, I considered a comfort saddle, but after that, I never thought about it again. The OEM seat is really quite comfortable. I understand you are wanting something taller though. I’ve always been a fan of Seat Concepts stuff. They have a couple options for the Tracer that might help - Yamaha (2019-20) Tracer 900 *Comfort* Details:Don't let the painful factory stock seat wash away your smile and...
  4. I have a 19 Tracer 900 and I installed the Yamaha OEM lowering “dog bones.” I found that despite only lowering the seat height by 9/16”, for me, the bike went from being a tipopotamus and too tall, to something I could manage. I do have a complaint however. I also lowered the front forks by the same amount and now my center stand is and to a smaller extent, the exhaust are being scraped because there is no longer enough ground clearance. I just don’t understand why the seat height, on the lowest setting, is so damn tall. This isn’t an adventure bike. The rear subframe geometry should/could have have been designed to accommodate a lowered seat height without compromising ground clearance. For me, it is nearly a fatal flaw of an otherwise perfect bike. I’ve been riding 35 years and I understand under perfect conditions I can keep the bike on the rubber, but I don’t live in a perfect world and I want to have complete control at all times. Except for being way too tall, OEM mirrors that suck balls and a windscreen that blasts turbulent air directly at my helmet, I love my tracer but the excessive height is by far the most difficult/expensive/impossible problem to solve. I should have sprung for the Ninja 1000.
  5. Ok. I'm not alone! Just did my 600 mile oil change on my brand new, purchased with 0 miles, 2019 Tracer, and the exact same thing happened to me. I was barely able to remove it before destroying the oil filter. Luckily, the union bolt came loose and I was able to remove it with filter attached. Used a dremmel and pliers to peel the oil filter away and the threads on the union bolt were destroyed. Ordered a new union bolt and came across this thread while searching for the torque specs. Bad Yamaha!