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similarly, only a commuter here. The rear shock definitely had a noticeable effect. The front though... I'm not sure if I have the preload set right. Most of the time it works, but very rarely, it feels as if I don't have enough damping going on in front. Definitely a big change from stock.

 

The shop that installed it for me I'd rather not recommend, so I'm not announcing it here. There was some manufacturing delay it seemed, so the shipping took a while. But installation was fairly quick, 1/2 day for front, 30 minutes for rear.

 

Yeah, doubt many people want my parts...

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Hello Mike.

 

Thanks for the info. I did see a major change with a quality rear shock in the rear, no more bouncy, bouncy down the road.

I don't really want to spend loads of money on the bike (although rear shock, GBracing Engine Covers and Akra full exhaust system are already installed).

Understand why you don't want to announce the shop, no worries.

Great bike though isn't it?

Not too big or small for around Singapore.

 

Cheers then, hope you get the Front sorted out.

Forever the Foreigner

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Yeah, same here with the öhlins rear. A lot more composed going through turns, and hitting uneven road.

 

The front, I cranked up some damping, and it all seems well now.

 

engine cover and exhaust seem more cosmetic to me, not quite as important as suspension and braking (which is good enough for me, last bike I used Brembo 19 RCS, and this bike performs almost as well).

 

Love the bike to bits. Love how I can stick it in 5th and go scooter mode—the engine will pull from 30 to illegal speeds no problem. Or, bring it up to 7000+ rpm, and be a hooligan. I also like the nakedness—I don't tour, so the max 40min-1h ride locally is not at all tiring. Just got to make sure you get a quiet helmet though...

 

Hello Mike.

 

Thanks for the info. I did see a major change with a quality rear shock in the rear, no more bouncy, bouncy down the road.

I don't really want to spend loads of money on the bike (although rear shock, GBracing Engine Covers and Akra full exhaust system are already installed).

Understand why you don't want to announce the shop, no worries.

Great bike though isn't it?

Not too big or small for around Singapore.

 

Cheers then, hope you get the Front sorted out.

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Hi guise! Just got my mt09 just now! The power is freaking awesome!! ������������������ Hope to have a mass rideout & share some tips maybe? C ya around!

 

Nice One ! :thumb:

 

Ride on !!!!

Forever the Foreigner

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Just an update. On a hunch, I adjusted the fork legs back to its standard position (the mech which installed my front fork dropped the yokes, i.e. made the legs stick out a bit at the top). Handling improved tremendously. I then adjusted the preload back to standard 5mm (mech had adjusted it to >+10 mm). Handling improvement again. Lastly I changed my tires, old tires were getting worn and squared off. Even better improvement.

 

Moral of the story: If you get aftermarket shocks, set everything back to standard first, unless you're super heavy and you know what you're doing.

 

Also: stock BT09 tyres are pretty sucky. Get some good stuff when you can. I'm riding Metzeler M5, with less than 200km, feels great so far.

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Nice one Mike.

 

Happy to hear you got it sorted out and enjoying your ride again.

 

Thanks for the info on the M5 tyres also. I have Michelin Pilot Power 3 on mine at the moment, after the standard BT09's.

 

Cheers

Forever the Foreigner

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Hi Bros, just got an Aug 2014 Mt09. Loving the bike so far except for one issue - the throttle is very snatched. Can someone recommend me how/where do I go to mitigate the throttle snatchiness, and the price for it? Thanks in advance!

 

Yamaha offer a free ECU remap that alters the throttle response.

You can call Hong Leong and ask, it is free.

But

Although it made the bike far more user friendly in Standard mode, it lost the edge in A (sports) mode.

Once remapped there is no going back to the original factory map.

Forever the Foreigner

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Hard to say. What was the last bike you rode?

 

the MT-09 is very light, almost the same weight as the super4, but with an engine more than double the capacity, so you can imagine the kind of acceleration you can get up to.

 

Generally speaking, as someone who didn't ride for 5 years after last riding a super4, and then jumping onto a Fazer 1000, i think it's doable. Scary at first, cos the acceleration is amazing. But the throttle works both ways. It's always possible to go slowly, then progressively get used to the pickup. Just make sure you don't get into panic situations and turn the throttle by reflex as those reflexes are likely to be way out of whack.

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No Mike - Don't do it.

 

You know that you will regret it when you are sitting stationary car in the endless lines of cars, watching free spirited souls on bikes glide by.

 

I could buy a car if I wished to, I have a family also, but the best car to use in Singapore is a Taxi.

 

Bike it is for me, as it happens its an MT-09 at the moment.

Forever the Foreigner

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Going to start my class 2 lessons soon, but I'm already eyeing the MT09. Was considering a full 1000cc bike, but decided that I prefered something lighter and not as power-crazy. Those MT10, GSX-S1000 and their co-hort are crazy powerful. I'm afraid I can't handle that kind of power and end up in a ditch or dead.

 

I think a 700-800cc bike (the MT 09 is close enough at 850cc) is probably better for a new class 2 rider. You can always upgrade after a couple of years. I'm currently riding a Super4 Revo.

 

Just my opinion and I could be totally wrong.

 

 

anyone waiting for the MT-10?

 

Would the MT-09 or MT-10 be too powerful for someone who have not ridden for many years?

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I find MT-09 riding posture OK for Singapore, I do about 1000km/month.

Not tiring.

 

I also own a Yamaha R3, this makes my wrists ache after 30 minutes, so the higher bars are better for me.

 

MT-09 is not heavy and has very good power, now the newer bikes (and older ones - Yamaha ECU remap for free) have a more civilised throttle response control of the bike is no problem.

Forever the Foreigner

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I find MT-09 riding posture OK for Singapore, I do about 1000km/month.

Not tiring.

 

I also own a Yamaha R3, this makes my wrists ache after 30 minutes, so the higher bars are better for me.

 

MT-09 is not heavy and has very good power, now the newer bikes (and older ones - Yamaha ECU remap for free) have a more civilised throttle response control of the bike is no problem.

 

thanks for sharing! me old man already... don't want aggressive posture so look like the MT-09 is a good bet

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No Mike - Don't do it.

 

You know that you will regret it when you are sitting stationary car in the endless lines of cars, watching free spirited souls on bikes glide by.

 

I could buy a car if I wished to, I have a family also, but the best car to use in Singapore is a Taxi.

 

Bike it is for me, as it happens its an MT-09 at the moment.

 

Too late. It's done. Transfer done today, and I'm already missing the bike.

 

I'll miss hitting illegal speeds even in second gear, I'll miss the Öhlins giving the confidence to go all the way to the edge of the tyres, I'll miss being able to get away from the stinking mass of vehicles at red lights with a simple crack of the throttle.

 

What I won't miss though: getting wet on the expressways while the next shelter is minutes ahead, arriving at my clients' location hot and sweaty, having to don the jacket, helmet, gloves in hot sunny days to go on to the next location, stupid white smoke diesel exhaust, stupid 2T smoke (although I must say some brands smell sweet), and f*&kers who don't check blind spot and try to murder me.

 

Let's see how bikeless-ness treats me. Who knows, maybe I'll be back?

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Now that I'm bikeless, anyone want to buy/take my jacket, gloves, boots?

 

Also, black Schuberth C-3 Pro Flip up. This one for sale. Size XL 60-61 cm.

 

Currently washing the stuff, will put the ad up on Carousell.

 

whatsapp me at eight fice eight eihgt two trhee eihgt fvie [eat that web crawler robots!] if you want to know more.

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Hi,

 

Some MT09 dekit items for sale.

 

1) Termignoni full system carbon - legal with cert - $850

2) SW Motech rear rack (ref Auntie shop) - $200

3) Puig standard windshield smoke - $35

 

No installation/self collect.

 

termi.jpg

 

Regards

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Hi,

 

Some MT09 dekit items for sale.

 

1) Termignoni full system carbon - legal with cert - $850

2) SW Motech rear rack (ref Auntie shop) - $200

3) Puig standard windshield smoke - $35

 

No installation/self collect.

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]335501[/ATTACH]

 

Regards

 

Just being curious, hows the termi pipe on the mt09 sounds like?

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Hi,

 

Some MT09 dekit items for sale.

 

1) Termignoni full system carbon - legal with cert - $850

2) SW Motech rear rack (ref Auntie shop) - $200

3) Puig standard windshield smoke - $35

 

No installation/self collect.

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]335501[/ATTACH]

 

Regards

 

u got a PM

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