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Offline lew600fazer

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New Toy
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:05:43 PM »
I have had my MT09 now for nearly 3 years and loved it, just so light to flick about and loads of fun. Anyway as I am doing more touring now than day to day ridding decided the MT09 with it's 14 ltr tank was no longer ideal so chopped it for this new unreg MT09 Tracer. Picked it up yesterday and in glorious sunshine decided to have a run to get the feel of her, first impressions are favourable. Seating position is better as it is a more upright ride so easier on my dodgy knees. An hour into my ride it started to snow. We never get snow in this part of France so bugger that headed for home. I have a few bits and pieces from my 09 I removed to fit on the Tracer. I am sure Tracey and me are going to enjoy many happy times together. So far for this year planned tours are end of March down to the Costa Blanca (weather window dependent) as I have to either go around the Pyrenees or under them Col de Someport tunnel. In May a group of us from are meeting up in Cochem in Germany and in August heading over to Ireland for the Armoy & UGP road races, Plan is the week between the two races is to do part of the Wild Atlantic Way Roll on Spring
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 02:08:45 PM »
Looks good Lew, but those panniers look even wider than the early edition SX ones, and boy were they wide.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 02:42:55 PM »
Sounds ideal Lew.

Have you been to Cochem before? I went a couple of years back. Nice roads in the surrounding area and the castle is worth a visit. I know it's not exactly local cuisine but there is a decent Greek restaurant called the Akroplis (their spelling not mine) just above an Irish bar and it's worth a visit if you get fed up of bratwurst  :028:

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 07:33:54 PM »
Fair play Lew I hope you enjoy your new ride .

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 11:33:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by maccmike [+]
Looks good Lew, but those panniers look even wider than the early edition SX ones, and boy were they wide.
Just about the same as the SX Mike, they are Givi panniers and the Givi quick release system. Anyway they were a freebie from the dealer so just need to be careful when filtering lol
How is the wrist ??well mended now I hope.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 09:07:57 AM »
Nice looking bike Lew - have they made the suspension slightly softer on the later models as I rode one when they first came out and it was a very firm ride.  quite fancy one myself as the combination of light weight and reasonable power makes it a lovely thing to ride.  i know the early versions had a slightly snatchy throttle at low RPM but believe that is sorted with new mapping.  Looks like you have a busy season planned.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 07:11:40 PM »
Nice  Lew. Health to ride  :031:

You are in for a treat around the Cochem and Pfarzwald area. Stunning roads  :028:
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 07:54:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rocky the Dog [+]
Nice looking bike Lew - have they made the suspension slightly softer on the later models as I rode one when they first came out and it was a very firm ride.  quite fancy one myself as the combination of light weight and reasonable power makes it a lovely thing to ride.  i know the early versions had a slightly snatchy throttle at low RPM but believe that is sorted with new mapping.  Looks like you have a busy season planned.

Rgds Steve
Hi Steve, my MT09 was an early one and yes the throttle was snatchy even after the Yamaha re map it was still not great but one got used to it. This Tracer is certainly as one would like the throttle to be so far seems smooth enough. I still have to play around with the suspension set up yet as it is as set by the factory. Seems to soft for me as it is but only got about 100kms on her. Regardless I still think the stock suspension will let the bike down. But as my knee down days are well behind I will get it as best I can and live with it. The 2018 model  I understand is coming with an Olhins rear shock or an easier method of adjusting  the setup.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 03:28:34 PM »
Enjoy the new bike Lew 👍

 


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