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2018 Yamaha Tracer GT first ride at pace, fully loaded with luggage

By |2019-02-01T07:50:08+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Article, How-To, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , |

Premium Article Excerpt. To read the full article please Subscribe or Login. We use a manual to be book smart and leverage the data provided by the OEM. We can also take matters in our own hands and get out a tape measure to calculate our own settings. Then we need to [...]

2018 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, New Zealand

By |2019-01-30T09:46:27+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Article, How-To, Testing Program|Tags: , , , , , , |

Premium Article Excerpt. To read the full article please Subscribe or Login. Whenever we acquire a new motorcycle, the first choice should not be to take that ride to see what it will do. The first choice should be setting the bike up correctly for YOU by going through the protocol contained [...]

2 Clicks Out: R6 Suspension Setup

By |2019-01-15T03:05:50+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: 2 clicks out, All, Suspension, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this video we're looking at the new generation, the 2017 & 2018 Yamaha R6 here. Dave tunes a couple of stock bikes, so there's good stock suspension setup info there, and then a couple with upgraded suspension. As usual, once you approach Trackday fast group and club racing speeds, the stock bits just can't [...]

AFM Round 7, Thunderhill Park October 20th and 21st, 2018

By |2019-01-15T07:09:25+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Racing|Tags: , , , |

The last round of the year can have a lot of mixed emotions:- introspection, elation, anxiety, pride, confidence to list a few. For those in the hunt for a Championship you face the universal dilemma of  win it or bin it OR, get as many points as you can while keeping 5% in reserve. If you [...]

CurbEater fork and shock oil heater test #2

By |2019-01-15T07:22:36+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Reviews|Tags: , , , |

September 9th, Thunderhill, California   Ambient temperature: 60F Fork Temperature 65F (effect of the morning sun) Shock temperature 58F   Session #1 at 0900 with no heating elements applied: Fork performance was normal in exaggerating bumps with the tire tracking harshly over sharp edged bumps for the first 3 laps, then the fork oil started to [...]

AFM Round 6, Sonoma Raceway, September 1st and 2nd 2018

By |2019-01-15T07:31:28+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Racing|Tags: , , , |

Freemium Article.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. AFM ROUND 5, Sonoma Raceway September 1st  and 2nd Funny how some old or new songs pop in your head at particular moments……..“Three wheels on my wagon and I’m still rolling along….” Getting the trailer fixed by Marvin and Pete in Williams was [...]

AFM Round 5, Thunderhill Raceway Park, July 7th and 8th, 2018

By |2019-01-16T00:51:36+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: All, Article, Free, Racing|Tags: , , , |

Freemium Article.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. AFM Round 5, Thunderhill Raceway Park July 7th and 8th Heading to the race event with a forecast of 104F for both days requires a lot of physical preparation. That means 1.5 gallons of water per day starting Tuesday to make sure your [...]

Test Ride: 2018 FZ-10 / MT-10

By |2019-01-16T00:58:32+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: All, Reviews, Suspension, Tires, Video|Tags: , , , , |

We test the most recent Yamaha FZ-10 / MT-10 at Buttonwillow Raceway. Dave owns this bike in New Zealand where he spends his winters (their summers) and knows exactly how to tune it for our test rider Mike Pond. Then Dave does a quick tune of the same model for a street rider. [...]

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