The MT09 SP so far.

mickvfr800fiw

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Hi Dave nice new bike mate . I know you probably will but DO CARRY OUT THE VALVE CHECK AT THE CORRECT INTERVALS . The reason I say this and I may have just been unlucky although I’ve heard this has happened to quite a few mt09’s is that at 75k mine needed a total engine rebuild . This never got done due to the cost and age of the bike and has now been replaced . Just a heads up that these engines may come out of the factory a little on the tight side or are prone to tightening if the bike is ridden hard . Mine were never checked btw so can’t really blame anyone but myself for this .
 

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Hi Dave nice new bike mate . I know you probably will but DO CARRY OUT THE VALVE CHECK AT THE CORRECT INTERVALS . The reason I say this and I may have just been unlucky although I’ve heard this has happened to quite a few mt09’s is that at 75k mine needed a total engine rebuild . This never got done due to the cost and age of the bike and has now been replaced . Just a heads up that these engines may come out of the factory a little on the tight side or are prone to tightening if the bike is ridden hard . Mine were never checked btw so can’t really blame anyone but myself for this .
Hi Mick, I hope you and your family are well, and best wishes for 2019. Thanks for the heads up Mick, but as you know I will service the bike to Yamaha's recommendations. That's some millage Mick, so what have you got yourself now. :)
 

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Happy new year to you and yours Dave and all the best for 2019 . The MT has been replaced with a Z1000sx ( 17 ) plate in burnt orange . Picked it up from pidcock triumph in Nottingham just before Christmas . Anyway look forward to reading more on your MT as you continue to bling it up . Great thread btw
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Hi Dave nice new bike mate . I know you probably will but DO CARRY OUT THE VALVE CHECK AT THE CORRECT INTERVALS . The reason I say this and I may have just been unlucky although I’ve heard this has happened to quite a few mt09’s is that at 75k mine needed a total engine rebuild . This never got done due to the cost and age of the bike and has now been replaced . Just a heads up that these engines may come out of the factory a little on the tight side or are prone to tightening if the bike is ridden hard . Mine were never checked btw so can’t really blame anyone but myself for this .
Did you not notice any symptoms beforehand? ie. poor starting or stalling.
 

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Not if you don’t mind being Tangoed :eusa_whistle:
I wouldn’t mind at all.:sisi1

But... That has nothing at all to do with Dave’s MT09, so I’ll say no more!

In relation to the valves, given that the clearances generally do tend to close up these days, it’s surprising to think that they might come out of the factory with them set minimally? OK, so (if my thinking is the right way round?) it would give slight gains in top end performance, but I can’t imagine that would be the reason. Definitely worth a look, I’d say. Of course, conversely, setting the clearances at the maximum tolerances would give a slight gain at low rpm, and help to extend service intervals. Quite how taking such a tack would work with Dave’s intentions for the bike’s performance I don’t know.:nusenuse:
 
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k5 dave

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Happy new year to you and yours Dave and all the best for 2019 . The MT has been replaced with a Z1000sx ( 17 ) plate in burnt orange . Picked it up from pidcock triumph in Nottingham just before Christmas . Anyway look forward to reading more on your MT as you continue to bling it up . Great thread btw
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Looks nice, how do you find it to the Tracer.
 

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I wouldn’t mind at all.:sisi1

But... That has nothing at all to do with Dave’s MT09, so I’ll say no more!

In relation to the valves, given that the clearances generally do tend to close up these days, it’s surprising to think that they might come out of the factory with them set minimally? OK, so (if my thinking is the right way round?) it would give slight gains in top end performance, but I can’t imagine that would be the reason. Definitely worth a look, I’d say. Of course, conversely, setting the clearances at the maximum tolerances would give a slight gain at low rpm, and help to extend service intervals. Quite how taking such a tack would work with Dave’s intentions for the bike’s performance I don’t know.:nusenuse:
Valves will be checked as service schedule. The MT09 SP's performance, only fueling to suit the Air filter and Akrapovic exhaust, final map will be tailor made to suite on a Dyno. But this won't happen until the spring. I will be concentrating on the suspension first, I need to get that sorted, that's priority. Then the brakes, the front brakes need more bite. Maybe a steering damper, I will know more when the front forks are sorted.
 

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What pads do you favour, Dave? For a long time now I've been using Performance Friction 95 compound, but am trying out SBS RS compound. on the Falco after overhauling the brakes.
 

mickvfr800fiw

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Looks nice, how do you find it to the Tracer.
Virtually same riding position Dave but that’s where the similarities end . No glitches in the fuelling at all , it’s perfect , suspension won’t need upgrading on this bike . Very comfortable with better weather protection and the IMU taken from the zx10r makes it pretty safe to ride . I loved my time with the MT09 and wish I could have got a few more miles out of it but I’m very happy with my z so far .
 

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What pads do you favour, Dave? For a long time now I've been using Performance Friction 95 compound, but am trying out SBS RS compound. on the Falco after overhauling the brakes.
Brembo or SBS brake pads, but I must say, on the VFR1200 stock pads were the best.
 

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Virtually same riding position Dave but that’s where the similarities end . No glitches in the fuelling at all , it’s perfect , suspension won’t need upgrading on this bike . Very comfortable with better weather protection and the IMU taken from the zx10r makes it pretty safe to ride . I loved my time with the MT09 and wish I could have got a few more miles out of it but I’m very happy with my z so far .
That's good news then Mick. The fueling on the MT09 SP is sorted, no glitches, no matter what power mode you are in, Yamaha finally sorted it.
 

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That's good news then Mick. The fueling on the MT09 SP is sorted, no glitches, no matter what power mode you are in, Yamaha finally sorted it.
I was speaking to the guys up at Webb’s Yamaha in peterborough about the new MT09 Dave as they had a couple sitting outside when I arrived . Looks very nice and he did mention the fuelling being sorted . Tbh it never really bothered me that much although I did have mine “ hilltopped “ which virtually sorted it out , still wasn’t perfect but I thought it gave the bike a bit of Character . I note the new bike has cruise control
 
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Happy new year to you and yours Dave and all the best for 2019 . The MT has been replaced with a Z1000sx ( 17 ) plate in burnt orange . Picked it up from pidcock triumph in Nottingham just before Christmas . Anyway look forward to reading more on your MT as you continue to bling it up . Great thread btw
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I don't have my glasses with me, sorry. But love yer new KTM, Mick.

SIOM. :sifone:
 
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