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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sat Dec 01 2018, 20:51

Hi all. Just a quick note to keep you updated on my latest purchase. I pick it up next Saturday after another jaunt to the USA.

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Post  bobh on Sat Dec 01 2018, 22:30

Another convert to the 09 family. You'll love it!
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Post  FatCat on Sat Dec 01 2018, 23:16

Congratulations Rich

I hope you have many happy miles on her. Smile

Did you trade in the FZ1, or are you keeping her too?

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Post  yamahamad on Sun Dec 02 2018, 08:51

Very nice rich, im sure you will love it.

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sun Dec 02 2018, 16:00

Nope the FZ1 has to go. On Fleabay for a week.

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If it goes for the full asking price then 3 years riding will have cost me £300.

Not a bad buy. :-)
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Post  Rosco on Mon Dec 03 2018, 13:28

Very nice Rich.

Look forward to seeing her in the flesh.

Enjoy.

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Mon Dec 03 2018, 23:38

Very nice Rich,
looking forward to checking it out at Wee mac in '19 wink thumb up

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Post  Radar on Tue Dec 04 2018, 21:33

Blimey you have been assimilated too! Enjoy the new machine

Here is what I thought of the Tracer

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and what one of mates thought....

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I have been very tempted by a Tracer 900 GT myself

You will miss the grunt of the FZ1S, I know I do!

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sat Dec 08 2018, 18:32

Nice reviews Radar. I'll let you know how me and the tracer get on. Just needs a couple of add ons, chain oiler and Givi tank lock, plus a top box and I'll be set for anything.

Fill up tomorrow then maybe a ride. :-)
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Post  Radar on Sun Dec 09 2018, 20:45

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nice reviews Radar. I'll let you know how me and the tracer get on. Just needs a couple of add ons, chain oiler and Givi tank lock, plus a top box and I'll be set for anything.

Fill up tomorrow then maybe a ride. :-)

Glad you enjoyed them, hope you enjoy putting miles on the Tracer too
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sun Dec 09 2018, 21:45

As i promised myself, I filled her up today and had a little tootle for half an hour.

Agreed a little less umph but it soon transports you up into the "blue light" zone. :-)

The heated grips are great and the riding position is ideal.

I may need some extenders fro the mirrors though as I struggled to get them so i can see less of my arm.

Otherwise a lovely ride.

Just need the top box to arrive now. wink thumb up
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Post  FatCat on Mon Dec 10 2018, 11:41

Glad you enjoyed the 1st ride Rich. Smile

I forgot but as soon as you said it mirror extenders were one of the first things I put on. I used something like [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and they've worked well. There are also [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] if you prefer the slightly more original look though.
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Dec 12 2018, 21:34

Top box and extenders fitted. Went for the second option, £12,99 from eBay. Just bright alloy ATM though. sad At least i don't just see my elbows now though. Very Happy

Tutoro oiler to be fitted at weekend and hopefuly the FZ1 will be sold. YaY

One more get up and that's it until the 2nd Jan. Champers
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Jan 07 2019, 16:48

Tracers everywhere now  hilarious

Hope you are getting on with it, there will be a difference from a thou IL4. I think you'll soon get used to the pull at any rev without having to wring the revs.
Mirror extenders were possibly one of the first items I fitted to mine, quite a few grand later I'm glad to say I've stopped adding bits. Mind you it wasn't that long ago I fitted a gate opener, very much home made and utterly surprised it works (no it isn't a machine gun  Shocked )!!

If you going Givi top box, give me a shout, the original brackets managed to break the tail light bracket (Givi denied their shoddy engineering was the cause and left Yamaha pick up the repair bills grumpy )
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Tue Jan 15 2019, 23:24

Steve,

Just seen your post. Is it the cross bracket that goes underneath the rear fairing?

Here are some pictures of the bike and my additions. So far.  great

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The addons are:
Givi top box, screen, hand guards and tank ring.
Radiator screen, rear extender and the belly pan. The front extender was already fitted.   wink thumb up
Tutoro oiler, bar ends and Chinese crash bungs.
And I swapped the Gerbing connector over from the Fazer.

The LEDs for underneath the hand guards came yesterday. These will hopefully be fitted at the weekend along with the USB power socket and dash cam (front and rear).

I don't think i could fit anything else on. Unless i borrow Rosco's cargo net! Well there's a thought... LMAO

After a month riding I'm glad to say the swap was a good decision. I might miss the luggage capacity of the Fazer but this is more flickable, due to it being lighter. Plus after my first fill up from full it had done 180 before heading into the petrol station. The Fazer was on 140 ish in the station.  censored

Oh and the factory fitted heated grips are awesome. I'll bet you can cook eggs on them at the top setting. melting

After a month of riding, I'm still getting used to the "commanding" view from the seat. It seems so much higher than the Fazer, and wider! affraid Filtering has now become a tad more difficult to judge. But I'm slowly getting the hang of it. The roadworks and subsequent narrow lanes in Hull don't really help either.

Anyway TFB said Z. So if I don't bump into you on my travels I'll see you again in Selkirk in May.

Stay safe peeps.  thundercat

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Tue Jan 15 2019, 23:31

Ooops. Forgot to add. The Fazer went for £2450. Champers

3 years riding and 16k mile all for just short of £800. Not bad. Guinness

It now has a home in Aberdeen! Shout if you see it.

The buyer didn't even see it. Bought it on ebay and had it transported up by courier. Question
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Post  SteveCat on Fri Jan 18 2019, 15:56

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: Is it the cross bracket that goes underneath the rear fairing?

If you bought a new fitting kit, then it should include the modified parts. I don't know what the parts look like, I ordered the 'fix' kit from my dealer and they fitted it for me.
Under the pillion seat you will see an alloy bracket which holds the tail light in place, the Givi 'fix kit' strengthens the alloy bracket. Yamaha never intended a top box bracket to be bolted to it and would sheer.
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Fri Jan 18 2019, 16:40

Steve,

Yes you get two pressed steel supports that fit around the alloy brackets. Didn't know there were issues. But at least I have them fitted to mine. So there should be no issues.

FLW, Smile

Cheer, Rich.
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