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    Bash plate?

    I can't tell from internet piccies, but does the 09 Tracer have a spin on oil filter poking out the front?
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    Bash plate?

    I can't tell from internet piccies, but does the 09 Tracer have a spin on oil filter poking out the front?
    Yes, filter and drain both tucked just behind/under the exhaust headers - front facing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    Yes, filter and drain both tucked just behind/under the exhaust headers - front facing.
    Cheers.

    I hope that's what FF's bash plate is for rather than a log pivot.
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    yep..theyre a bit prone under there which is why i need the bash plate.. its really only the occas bit of gravel but wouldnt wanna end up with a dry engine
    due to a hole in the pan

    i have seen a bashplate on ebay that looks a bit 'uncomprehensive' but it may do for a starting point
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    Quote Originally Posted by fridayflash View Post
    yep..theyre a bit prone under there which is why i need the bash plate.. its really only the occas bit of gravel but wouldnt wanna end up with a dry engine
    due to a hole in the pan

    i have seen a bashplate on ebay that looks a bit 'uncomprehensive' but it may do for a starting point
    Fair call. When the 1200 Super Ten came out some journos managed to smash the oil filter off it. Trying to jump it IIRC.

    You would be bloody unlucky to get a rock in there, though.

    Tyres? I can't really comment on anything in the size's you want. Plenty of options and I don't think any of them are "bad".

    I gave up on dual porpoise tyres for my TDM, I'm happy enough riding gravel on road tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
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    I gave up on dual porpoise tyres for my TDM, I'm happy enough riding gravel on road tyres.
    I had a TDM850 and the tyre answer was run a rear Pirelli Scorpion backwards on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    I had a TDM850 and the tyre answer was run a rear Pirelli Scorpion backwards on the front.
    I had dual porpoise Pirellis on it for awhile, can't remember the exact tyre, MT60 or some such.

    Much impressed I was, unbelievable in the rain. For some reason it ran off the edge of the front tyre before the rear which was a bit disconcerting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    I had dual porpoise Pirellis on it for awhile, can't remember the exact tyre, MT60 or some such.

    Much impressed I was, unbelievable in the rain. For some reason it ran off the edge of the front tyre before the rear which was a bit disconcerting.
    By coincidence today I am riding a 900 Tracer, which I would say is the successor to the TDM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    By coincidence today I am riding a 900 Tracer, which I would say is the successor to the TDM.
    Great bike.
    I kinda think the 700 is more familial. The whole family of twins started off from half an FZR engine. Crikey, that's a long time ago.

    Would love to have a shot on the triple, right up my street for a road bike.

    Being a bit of a gravel lover, the T7 may well replace the TDM.

    Post up your thoughts on the 900, most reviews seem to be interrupted by wheelies.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fridayflash View Post
    im looking for a pair of adv tyres to try on Mt09 Tracer, doesnt have to be too aggressive, just something thatll cope with lower pressures on gravel than a full sports tyre.
    tkc70 could be the go but if anybody is aware of others that come in a 17 inch front im keen for ideas

    cheers

    p.s gonna need to fab up a bash plate too...
    Check n see if Shinko 705s are available in your size. Awesome tyre for road, gravel n hard pack dirt.
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