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High Mileage FJ-09/Tracer Roll Call

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Searching the forums I couldn't find this topic anywhere. Please reply with a link if it does. What I'm aiming to do here is showcase the bike's reliability through reporting your mileage and experiences with the bike. Hopefully this will show us all how long we can expect our Tracers to last and what issues to watch out for as we pile on the miles.

I'll start:

Year FJ09/MT09/Tracer 900: 2015

Frequency of use: Year-round, warm climate (non-winter blend gas).

Current mileage: 19,500 mi

Riding habits: commuting/touring. lots of day trips (3-6 hr runs). I'm not very gentle, plenty of revs/wheelies/etc.

Non-cosmetic modifications: Vcyclenut tune, Delkevic full system exhaust, O2 sensor delete, Ebay-special steering damper.

Mechanical/Electrical failures: None

Maintenance Schedule adhered: I delayed changing the spark plugs until 18,000 miles. original plugs looked fine but swapped anyway. all other items performed at recommended intervals.

 

Show me some high mileage triples y'all.

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  • 2015 FJ-09 with 38,000kms, regular mtce.
  • 10w40 Syn, Octane 91 (seasonal blend)
  • Ride April - Nov, 0C - 30C, commute/tour
  • Vcyclenut flash and misc. electrical mods.
  • No mechanical mods save for the suspension
  • Valve-check at 37,000kms (all exhaust tight)
  • Windscreen/dash stay cracked (suspect large/heavy windscreen and nasty roads)
  • Chain and sprockets replaced (wear)
  • TBC

...come to think of it, could put all this in a shared Google Docs spreadsheet so folks could add/update etc. 😀

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• 2015 FJ-09 purchased new April 2016

• 35,300 miles 

• year round riding - commuting, weekend jaunts, occasional multi-state trips and rallys.  I don’t baby her but no hooligan stuff.

• ECU flash, Akrapovic exhaust, various bolt-on mods

• have followed Yamaha maintenance schedule.  No mechanical issues so far.  Replaced chain at 20k miles, have had valves inspected and throttle bodies synced.

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2015 bought new in April 2016. 

50k miles. Several trips cross country. I wouldn’t hesitate to leave out tomorrow for another one.  A few bun burners.

Yamalube exclusively because I’m going for the 100k engine warranty thing.

Lots of cosmetic and convenience farkles.

I have electric drawers so I ride year round. 

All recommend maintenance performed as close to what the book calls for as possible. Nothing out of spec.

Both of the notorious side panels cracked at 2k and my dealer replaced them.

I still have the original “crappy” clutch cable that breaks if you look at it wrong.....I never look at it wrong.

I don’t ride as much as I wish I could. If I could, the mileage would be at least triple what it is. 

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I bought my 2015 in December of 2016. 

30,000 miles, recreational riding only, no commuting. 50/50 mix of spirited hooligan rides and multi-day road trips. 

Notable mods are ECU flash and Scorpion slip-on exhaust, MCCruise control, assist/ slipper clutch and full suspension upgrade. 

Valves checked, spark plugs changed and throttle bodies synced @23,000 miles. The right exhaust valves on each cylinder were tight, spark plugs looked great, throttle bodies needed almost zero adjustment. 

Oil and filter changed every 3-4,000 miles w/Yamalube semi-synthetic. 

The only issue I have encountered was poor performing front brakes with very odd wear patterns on the pads, dealer replaced brakes and calipers under warranty. 

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Mine is a 2015 bought in February 2016

I have 2 bikes. A 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200  bought in 2011 with ~4,500miles, and the FJ. So the HD gets the around town miles.

I rode the XR everywhere for a few years. It has a just over 50,000 miles.  Cool bike but the ergonomics are working against me now.

My FJ has 22,6xx miles. It has the 5 year YES warranty.  I don't do my own service. Every 4,000 miles it goes back to the dealer. I have the skills to do the "basic" services, but not the desire. 😔

Under warranty. Clutch cable. Cam-Chain adjuster. 

The only things I have done to the FJ are.....

Removed the handguards

Filled the handlebar with BB's (an old school way of dealing with vibration)

Put a Ermax tall screen on. (I like and recommend it.) Not perfect, but a good all round screen. Around town and touring.

A Cosmo Moto GPS mount is on it

No "bat wing" hand guards. Sato Racing SS bar ends.

Runs fine. Probably will for the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, jojosz said:

2016 Model purchased in December 2015 - 95000 miles

 

You go!! That's some awesome mileage. 

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2017 model bought exactly a year and a month ago.

ODO: 14,000 miles. I commute on it (28miles a day) and do a bunch of weekend rides, motocamping trips etc. I have successfully completed the SaddleSore 1000 on it. Planning to hit Alaska next year summer.

Routine maintenance, nothing special. No issues so far. Nothing needed replacement yet except tires. Moved from stock Dunlops to Roadtec 01 - never going back.

Mods:

1. LED tail/brake lights to Givi V47 top case

2. LED driving lights on the suspension

3. Higdonion urban crash guard and belly pan

4. Extra USB ports - super helpful on long trips (two on the front dash in cigarette adapter, two near the front seat / crotch with a direct SAE connector which i use for battery tender, two relay'd ports inside the top case for those bad weather days)

 

Overall pretty satisfied with the bike. I do most maintenance myself/self-help garage.

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2016  at 36K miles, bought used with 4,.5K miles in March 2017

Year round riding mostly in Southern California, 80% commuting, 10% canyon carving/joy riding, 10% multiday tours

Ridden in 116F Arizona heat and 15F Wyoming blizzards (my home state)

All warranty work done, and I alternate services between recommended and just oil/filter changes. Chain clean and lube every ~500 miles

Valves checked at 22k miles, no adjustment needed (according to dealer...)

Bunches of tires, a few chains/sprockets, a couple clutch cables (no failures, just paranoid)

2WDW Flash at ~20k miles, fantastic fun

Pile of cosmetic mods

NO UNEXPECTED MAINTENANCE/PROBLEMS

 

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3 hours ago, olddawg said:

Bought new April 2015 142,000 miles.

Way to go @olddawg, you might win the prize for top mileage on an FJ.  🏆

I only manage an average of 15k a year.

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