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  1. I'm very happy with the tempered glass protector. Nice and protective. Does make the screen slightly more reflective as shown in the photos but not to the naked eye. Quite nerve racking to fit, but as long as the screen is as clean as possible, it goes on well. I did have a couple of trapped air bubbles after fitting but I was able to squeeze one out and the other went when the bike was run up to temp. You may think it unlikely that the clocks will get damaged and you may be right, but I'd be really pissed off if some scumbag damaged/scratched them when the bike was parked up somewhere away from home. Replacements are nearly £800, just for the part. So makes sense to spend a little to protect them while they're still in mint condition. Once scratched forever seen...
  2. I was lucky in that my bike came with just about every worthwhile accessory already fitted. Too many to list. One that wasn't was a TFT screen protector. I went with Speedo Angels Tempered Glass Screen Protector, same as I've used on my smart phone and it has saved the screen numerous times. YAMAHA R1(M) / MT-10SP / 900 Tracer GT Tempered Glass Dashboard Screen Protector - Ultra Clear ... Couple of snaps, before and after. 10% discount also available, use code = missenden.
  3. Mine came fitted (by the previous owner) with a top box (Givi Maxia E52 and top rack) large enough for me to consider doing house removals. 😄 Agree that they're worth having. The pannier bags mean I don't need to remove the panniers and carry them away into a hotel, B&B, hostel, or whatever. Just remove the inner bags and job's jobbed. 🤓 Panniers are also the best crash bungs known to man.
  4. They're included in the link. Notice the price has gone up since posting to, £52.00. 🤠
  5. I've been using my old V35 Givi pannier inner bags on the GT, panniers are long gone, but kept the handy bags, while I sourced some new yins. Just noticed that Yamaha have just added a nice looking branded set on their website for the 20L side cases. Listed at £51.96. I thought, that's good value. No-one seems to be stocking them yet online yet, so did things the old fashioned way - phoned the Yamaha dealer (Saltire Motos) and spoke to Robb on parts. Once he'd found them on his system, yes they're new, not seem them before; he's ordered me up a set for £51.96, great value, and I can collect them when I'm visiting them next month for the bikes first annual service. 😎 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT - Accessories ...
  6. This is another way. This chap cut down the baffle to half its original size. I think this might be the way!
  7. Thanks to you @bugie for being brave enough to remove the baffle in the first place. At some point I'm going to do the same and drill a few holes in the baffle to improve? the soundtrack from that pipe as it is too quiet and yet on balance probably too loud with it removed. Found this on YouTube. I think I would do the same but drill the holes further up the baffle towards the outer end? 🤓
  8. Having double checked the schematics. V-TUV142 is the baffle/damper for system S-Y9R3-HAFT -2016 models so won't fit the newer 2016- S-Y9R8-HEGEHT system.
  9. From that listed on Akra's website it hasn't changed since 2017. Well with the exception of the baffle/damper being welded in and the differing baffle lengths. Akrapovič
  10. Does anyone have the dimensions of the Yamaha supplied Euro4 system baffle/damper? V-TUV203 dimensions = outer 63mm total length 167,4 mm V-TUV142 dimensions = outer 63mm total length 190mm
  11. Right. Seems that V-TUV203 is the Euro4 compliant, welded in baffle/damper as supplied by Yamaha and fitted to my bike. V-TUV142 is the one as supplied direct from Akrapovic in the aftermarket system which doesn't need to be Euro4 compliant so it can be removed/refitted and bolted back in at will. See schematic below. https://www.carpimoto.it/Images/Products/Pdf/S-Y9R3-HAFT_Schematic.pdf The question is. Will it sound any different/better(er)? 🤓
  12. There's one listed on eBay. V-TUV142 Akrapovic Quiet DB Baffle Noise Insert Yamaha MT09 MT-09 Tracer 900 GT 2018 ...
  13. Been looking at this and there's another option. It seems there's two baffles for this system. V-TUV142 & V-TUV203. I thought the 203 was the optional and less restrictive baffle, but I'm not sure? I found it here on this Dutch site; Akrapovic DB-killer V-TUV142 oa MT09 - UitlaatStore motoronderdelen ... Translation. Reading it again, I think the 142 is the optional part as it has the welded on nut that the Euro4 compliant part lacks. If you look closely at the pictures, the 203 has holes in the lower part of the baffle, which look like they've been hand drilled. Pointing to it being a standard baffle someone has modified? Your's confused. Sorted GT. P.S. Zero mention of either part on Akra's website....
  14. Renewing the brake fluid is a top tip and something which is often ignored. Brake fluid is hydroscopic and absorbs moisture from the air over time. Changing every 24 months is deffo worthwhile and isn't a difficult job. Changing even more frequently than that at say 12 months interval is also worthwhile as it maintains 100% braking effiency. I do this. Obtain a syringe, something like this use that to remove as much brake fluid as possible from both the front and rear master cylinder reservoirs. Then, get a very simple one-man-bleeder, something like this - top up the BF res' to the max, then use the one-man-bleeder to bleed through the topped up and keep topping it up as you bleed the old fluid until enough has passed through to replace the original brake fluid with lovely fresh DOT4. DO NOT allow the BF res' level to drop below the minimum level as you risk drawing air into the system which will only need to be bleed out again. Keep topping up. Take your time, use plenty rags to protect from any spills as brake fluid will damage painted surfaces. You MUST also wear gloves and eye protection as you really really don't want to get brake fulid in your eye(s). Clean up any spills on the bike with water. If this scares you. Get your local friendly motorcycle mechanic to do it. Never try and save money on brakes as that's a fools errand. As for brake pads. I've used both SBS and Brembo with good results. Sintered pads work better but can cause brake discs to wear faster depending on your use? Brake discs are consumables though so expect they will need replaced at higher mileages. The fact you care about your brakes is a good thing which I share and support. Happy stopping.
  15. Evening folks. Thanks all for the warm welcome and kind words which are greatly appreciated. I'm sorry for not posting until now, but needless to say all went well with the test-ride home from Wigan. I'll away and type up my thoughts on the bike and post them up laters.