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    Questions After Test Ride - Mainly Concerning 2-up Use.

    Hello all,

    I'm new to the forum and have a few questions for those of you who own the 900 Tracer, particularly those who take a passenger regularly.

    I test rode the Tracer yesterday along with the MT10. MT10 handled great and the power was awesome but the Tracer had me giggling the entire time. Such an entertaining ride. I've decided I want one. However I need the ability to carry a pillion and gear for 300 mile days and I have a few concerns I'm hoping you can help me address.

    Full luggage - how are the aftermarket full luggage systems? I know Yamaha don't offer a system that allows you to fit top box and panniers at the same time.

    PILLION USE
    How is the space/comfort? My girlfriend has a dodgy knee after a crash a few years back and I'm concerned about the distance between the seat and the pegs being a bit small and hence putting strain on her knee. Anyone tried lower the pillion pegs a bit?

    How is the handling two up? Much difference? I found solo that I quite often had the front end going light and twitching over bumps (albeit riding harder than I would with a pillion) so I'm wondering how vague a pillion might make the front end feel?

    I also experienced the speed wobble at just over 100mph, twice. That was a bit disconcerting. Dealer seemed to reckon the screen (which was at it's highest setting) was the cause.

    I'm going to try and arrange a test ride with the mrs on the back but won't be able to do so for a few weeks yet. Hoping that it works out OK as the other option at the moment is a crossrunner which, whilst perfectly competent, didn't make me grin the same way that the Tracer did.

    Thoughts appreciated.

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    Hi mate i use the tracer 2 up most of the time my wife finds it comfy (but i dont do 300 mile days) I got a set of lowered pegs off e-bay from china which have helped her a bit as she has bad knees too.As for suspension i put the yamaha lowering kit on mine and the standard shock on its highest preload setting but found the centre stand touching down when pushing on lol.So ive ordered a nitron rear shock with the remote preload so i can just wind it up a bit when she"s on the back.I came to the Tracer from a Hayabusa and thought i would miss the power but turns out the tracer is so easy to ride (and wont get me put in jail so easy) that I can do some of my favorite roads just as quick as on the Hayabusa.Hope this helps.
    P.S I use the yamaha side cases and a rentec rack for camping trips etc and find the cases are good enough for me.I never use a top box (as i dont like the look of them) and prefer to tie tent etc onto the rack.
    Last edited by fazers1; 08-10-2017 at 07:25 AM.

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    just put a givi box on mine today and got the yamaha panniers, fits a treat !

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    I find the bike feels really REALLY top heavy with the wife on it. With the son or daughter it feels OK. Mrs weighs about 70kg and is 5'10 or so...

    But then, I've always hated taking passengers - they move!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadb0y View Post
    I find the bike feels really REALLY top heavy with the wife on it. With the son or daughter it feels OK. Mrs weighs about 70kg and is 5'10 or so...

    But then, I've always hated taking passengers - they move!
    What do you weigh skinny boy? LOL

    I am 105kg, Mrs is 70kg and even with a Givi box fully laden, suspension and tyres stock, it handles like a dream. Mrs is an old hand as a pillion and most of the time I don't know she is there. Handling is better than my 600 Fazer with the same loading.

 

 

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