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  1. wirld

    Gear indicator not showing 1st.

    Hey Guys, Anybody else had this: on my ride home yesterday I noticed while stopped at a set of lights that the gear indicator was blank....thinking I was between gears, I let the clutch out a rolled forward - I was clearly in first, but the indicator was blank. Changed it up to...
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    DIY Saddlebag support

    Hi All, I'm the least engineering minded person in the world - my ambition exceeds my ability a thousand-fold, but I managed to rig up a DIY saddlebag support this afternoon to support my Givi Saddlebags - paying $180 for Yamaha branded supports left me cold! The best bit is that I can put it on...
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    Yamaha saddlebag supports

    Hi All, Does anyone perhaps have a set of the Yamaha saddlebag supports that they could possibly measure for me? I'm interested in the length of the support pole once it's attached to the bike - I cheaped out and bought Givi saddlebags instead of Yamaha ones, and I'm wondering whether the...
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    Alternate foot positions?

    Ok, don't laugh...I'm wondering whether anyone has ever put highway pegs or (something similar which provides a 'foot forward' seating position) on a sportbike? I've googled it not seen much, but I figure there must be other folks with my particular issue: I've been doing a little touring on...
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    Front brake caliper binding?

    Hi All, Looking for some advice from the mechanically minded, please... In October I decided to upgrade my brake pads - installed a set of Ferodo sintered. I really liked them, I felt the initial bite was better and had better feedback from the front of the bike. In November my bike went for...
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    Fitting a Shad SH40 to the MT-07

    Hi All, For those who are interested... I wasn't wild about fitting the large MT-07 racks available from Yamaha, Ventura, SW-motech etc...I didn't really like the look of the bike with the top case fitted so far back...nor did I like the look of it when the top case was removed. But I wanted a...