2014 Yamaha Triple: FZ-09 / MT-09

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, May 31, 2013.

  1. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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    True, that's pretty bad ass.


    I've got the episode DVR'ed. It's episode #27, Police Cars Sports. original air date 8-14-12.
  2. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Thanks for the link. Rake @ 25.0, Trail @ 4.0", Alternator @ 415 Watts - but still no mention of front suspension design.

    At an $8,000 price point, can I assume a cartridge fork in today's economy? I don't think that it is necessarily a good assumption, but Yamaha quality is usually very good. Anyone who owns one know for sure?
  3. fishheadAZ

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    From my reading on the fz09 boards, yes it's a cartridge. Only one leg has a cartridge. The other leg has a spring and a dummy cartridge I think. There's a vendor over there that is developing a full cartridge kit to allow adj reb, comp, and preload. Stoltec moto I think. He also has drop in valve stacks and springs available if a full cartridge swap is too much $$.
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    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Yes, cartridge in one leg with adjustable rebound. The other leg is a dummy cartridge.

    25° Rake, 103mm trail.
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    33:00 "let me get the **** out of this guys way". Hilarious.
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    I started to post that video a while back, but was unsure about the guy's language. He is one funny guy, belongs on Top Gear, the UK version, not the milk toast US one... tp
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    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I have used their seats before and loved them Installed for another rider, who didn't like to use a stapler, on two of his bikes... All have been great. Bet this 09 is too. tomp
  9. mcmann

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    In case you missed my earlier post . . . There is a cut-out in the plastic seat pan that you can add cushioned padding. I used a heavy duty grout sponge (they are very durable) mainly to raise the front (which slopes toward the tank). It made the seat much more comfortable too.

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    YZFBogie Two Wheels Forever!

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  11. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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  12. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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    I haven't seen your seat mod posted on the FZ forums, should post it there.
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  14. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    47mm sag is perfect for the road (for me) . . . it is not a race bike. I have no suspension issues . . . Or, throttle control.
  15. lagcam

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    Ya I don't have any trouble with the springing either and I weigh 2fiddy. Then again I don't ride as fast as I used to...:*sip*
    I cranked up the preload front and back and actually found it to be too stiff for really crap roads like a few I found in Mississippi.

    mcmann: I did see your post and have been trying to decide which way to go. Might try your fix first... Can always order the SC if I fat finger it. :rolleyes
    Funny, I have no problem stripping a bike's engine down to the crank, but trying to sculpt seat foam scares me to death. It's an art and I got no talent.:puke1
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    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    May want to check out Seat Concepts new seat kit. All it takes is spray adhesive, a staplegun and some time. No talent needed just patience. tp
  17. lagcam

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    Yes, the S-C kit was what I was looking at.
    Also:
    http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/pics.htm
    More talent needed than the SC kit. $160 looks better and better the more at look at this DIY site. :lol3
  18. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I've done four SC kits and they all turned out nice. Works best if a power stapler is used. A tack hammer is good to have around to bottom any staples that don't seat completely.

    The foam is what you need without any mods needed, and the cover is easy to move around on when riding twisties.
  19. wcohl

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    I've done several SC seats. They are nice, especially for the price. I used a $20 air stapler from Harbor Freight that uses Arrow T 50 staples. I bought some Arroe SS staples just for my seat work.
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    Mcmann,

    Can you post up a couple shots of the brackets you used or fabbed to mount the Vstrom screen?

    I've seen the madstadt bracket setup but I'd like to see your's.

    I really like how your bike is turning out.