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    Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    After 13 years on my FZ-6, some months of deliberating, test riding, cajoling the wife and perusing the bank balance over and over I finally did it.

    I bought an MT-09 Tracer.

    Last weekend we had our annual bike show and Yamaha had a show special of $750 off the sticker price of $10,600 so I decided the time was right and on Monday I put down a deposit for the dealer to order me a blue one.

    Since then I have been having fun buying additional goodies, such as a Givi rack for my topboxes, an R&G Tail Tidy which I bought at the show as well (50% off) and today I sprang for an Akrapovic Carbon Racing Line pipe. I still want to get a Stebel Nautilus once I get the bike and make sure there is space for it, Rizoma Sportline grips, engine sliders and a paddock stand as the centre stand will have to go to make way for the pipe.

    The dealer told me the bike should be there tomorrow and I told them not to uncrate it until I get there, pictures to follow

    I still haven't decided what to do with the Fazer and I don't know where the newbie will park as I don't have much space. I thought of the dining room but I don't think those bars will fit through the front door...

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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    NEW TOY! Yippee....can't wait for ya to post a pic of it
    "A heart is not judged by how much you love,
    but by how much you are loved by others." ~ OZ


    2015 BMW 700GS
    2009 FZ1 ~ sold
    2007 FZ6 ~sold

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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    I just moved to your side Andz Just ordered my Tracer 900 this morning
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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    How many miles on your Fizzer? Congrats by the way, and to you as well Martin.

    Keep the Fizzer! I still have mine.
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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
    How many miles on your Fizzer? Congrats by the way, and to you as well Martin.

    Keep the Fizzer! I still have mine.
    only 57,000km in 13 years so barely run in

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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    So jealous!

    I want one of these so bad, but I'm trying to be responsible and buy a house first....when did I become an adult?

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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    Quote Originally Posted by Dvan5693 View Post
    So jealous!

    I want one of these so bad, but I'm trying to be responsible and buy a house first....when did I become an adult?
    Been there done that... 2 weeks ago I bought a new BMW 320d as well so I am well into my mid life crisis!

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    Re: Moving to the dark side... well, almost

    Well, here she is

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    Nice and neat rear end with the Tail Tidy and the Akro tucked in underneath

    Moving to the dark side... well, almost-img_8866-jpg

    Look at the monstrosity that came off!

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    That's a sweet bike Andz, and you're right about the monstrosity (exhaust) and yours is cool
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    That looks so much better in the blue than the red they used for all the promo stuff.

    Good looking bit of kit, comfy too.

    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
    TownsendsFJR1300: Agreed 100% ^^^^^.

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